President Woodrow Wilson is reported to have had a very sharp wit. 

It seems that while he was Governor of New Jersey, the chairman of the New Jersey Bar Association called him late one evening to tell him that the Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court had just died.

After the usual kind words regarding the deceased, the head of the Bar Association was trying to find an appropriate way to suggest that he be named to replace him on the bench. He said that is would be interested in "taking the deceased's place."

"Well," said Wilson, "If is alright with the undertaker, it is alright with me."