This month’s contribution to the Blog of Funny Names. Enjoy.
What happens when Sesame Street meets Betty White? You get, Grover Cleveland. One tough cookie.
Stephen Grover Cleveland, mentioned twice on this esteemed blog, here and here, a native son of New York. He served as Governor of New York, Mayor of Buffalo, and while serving as assistant district attorney and again while serving as sheriff of Erie County he earned the nickname “Ugly Honest.” That’s kind of eerie if you ask me.
His vice president, Adlai Stevenson I, a great name worth repeating with his son, Adlai Stevenson II, congressman.
Cleveland was considered one of the hardest working presidents, completing his own paperwork, regularly working past midnight—often later, and battling the Senate as he worked to clean house in Washington. And he succeeded with the support of the people.
He asserted the earliest form of what we now call “executive privilege.”
Like the twice baked potato—resting…
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