Which American statesman was known for hosting the most boring dinner parties?

Answer: George Washington (1732-1799). Washington’s inability to make small talk made the dinners unbearable. After attending one dinner, Senator William Maclay wrote that “no cheering ray of convivial sunshine broke through the cloudy gloom of settled seriousness.” Author John Dos Passos put it more bluntly – “his dinners were excruciating.”

Source: What the Great Ate by Matthew Jacob and Mark Jacob

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