February 24th, 2009
03:45 PM ET
9 years ago

Obama address: The record for most addresses to Congress

(CNN) – It would be a tall order for President Obama to set any records in addressing Congress.

Who would the new president have to best to take that spot in the history books?

Answer after the jump

With 26 speeches, President Woodrow Wilson holds the record for most speeches delivered before Congress. President Franklin Roosevelt holds the record for the most State of the Union addresses, delivering the constitutionally-mandated update in person 12 times — a feat impossible for succeeding presidents, who are limited to two terms in office by the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution.

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