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  • Greg Cannon
    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/F/FIRST_PRESIDENT?SITE=TXSAE&SECTION=STRANGE&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT Apr 19, 7:22 AM EDT Man seeks library for real 1st
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      Apr 19, 7:22 AM EDT

      Man seeks library for 'real' 1st president

      NORWICH, Conn. (AP) -- A local man believes the first
      president to serve under the Articles of Confederation
      - Samuel Huntington of Norwich - was technically the
      nation's first president.

      Now, Bill Stanley is seeking $10 million to build a
      presidential library for Huntington here.

      Stanley, president of the Norwich Historical Society,
      asked the City Council on Monday night to donate $1
      million from funds it expects to receive from the
      Mohegan American Indian Tribe, owners of Mohegan Sun
      casino.

      Stanley is also seeking funding from state and federal
      governments.

      "Facts are on our side. History is on our side, and
      the first president came from Norwich, and we should
      have a presidential library," he said at a news
      conference.

      But Norwich Mayor Arthur Lathrop said he plans to use
      the $1 million from the Mohegans for downtown
      redevelopment, not a presidential library.

      Huntington signed the Declaration of Independence and
      served as the state's governor from 1786 until his
      death in 1796. The Articles of Confederation were
      replaced by the U.S. Constitution in 1789.
    • Ram Lau
      This website disagrees that Huntington was the first: http://fs6.depauw.edu:50080/~jkochanczyk/president/8/first8.html Ram ...
      Message 2 of 3 , Apr 19, 2005
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        This website disagrees that Huntington was the first:

        http://fs6.depauw.edu:50080/~jkochanczyk/president/8/first8.html

        Ram


        --- In prezveepsenator@yahoogroups.com, Greg Cannon <gregcannon1@y...>
        wrote:
        >
        http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/F/FIRST_PRESIDENT?SITE=TXSAE&SECTION=STRANGE&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT
        >
        > Apr 19, 7:22 AM EDT
        >
        > Man seeks library for 'real' 1st president
        >
        > NORWICH, Conn. (AP) -- A local man believes the first
        > president to serve under the Articles of Confederation
        > - Samuel Huntington of Norwich - was technically the
        > nation's first president.
        >
        > Now, Bill Stanley is seeking $10 million to build a
        > presidential library for Huntington here.
        >
        > Stanley, president of the Norwich Historical Society,
        > asked the City Council on Monday night to donate $1
        > million from funds it expects to receive from the
        > Mohegan American Indian Tribe, owners of Mohegan Sun
        > casino.
        >
        > Stanley is also seeking funding from state and federal
        > governments.
        >
        > "Facts are on our side. History is on our side, and
        > the first president came from Norwich, and we should
        > have a presidential library," he said at a news
        > conference.
        >
        > But Norwich Mayor Arthur Lathrop said he plans to use
        > the $1 million from the Mohegans for downtown
        > redevelopment, not a presidential library.
        >
        > Huntington signed the Declaration of Independence and
        > served as the state's governor from 1786 until his
        > death in 1796. The Articles of Confederation were
        > replaced by the U.S. Constitution in 1789.
      • Greg Cannon
        Thanks for checking that out. I wonder if this guy Bill Stanley is just confused or if he s hoping no one will notice. ...
        Message 3 of 3 , Apr 19, 2005
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          Thanks for checking that out. I wonder if this guy
          Bill Stanley is just confused or if he's hoping no one
          will notice.
          --- Ram Lau <ramlau@...> wrote:
          >
          > This website disagrees that Huntington was the
          > first:
          >
          >
          http://fs6.depauw.edu:50080/~jkochanczyk/president/8/first8.html
          >
          > Ram
          >
          >
          > --- In prezveepsenator@yahoogroups.com, Greg Cannon
          > <gregcannon1@y...>
          > wrote:
          > >
          >
          http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/F/FIRST_PRESIDENT?SITE=TXSAE&SECTION=STRANGE&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT
          > >
          > > Apr 19, 7:22 AM EDT
          > >
          > > Man seeks library for 'real' 1st president
          > >
          > > NORWICH, Conn. (AP) -- A local man believes the
          > first
          > > president to serve under the Articles of
          > Confederation
          > > - Samuel Huntington of Norwich - was technically
          > the
          > > nation's first president.
          > >
          > > Now, Bill Stanley is seeking $10 million to build
          > a
          > > presidential library for Huntington here.
          > >
          > > Stanley, president of the Norwich Historical
          > Society,
          > > asked the City Council on Monday night to donate
          > $1
          > > million from funds it expects to receive from the
          > > Mohegan American Indian Tribe, owners of Mohegan
          > Sun
          > > casino.
          > >
          > > Stanley is also seeking funding from state and
          > federal
          > > governments.
          > >
          > > "Facts are on our side. History is on our side,
          > and
          > > the first president came from Norwich, and we
          > should
          > > have a presidential library," he said at a news
          > > conference.
          > >
          > > But Norwich Mayor Arthur Lathrop said he plans to
          > use
          > > the $1 million from the Mohegans for downtown
          > > redevelopment, not a presidential library.
          > >
          > > Huntington signed the Declaration of Independence
          > and
          > > served as the state's governor from 1786 until his
          > > death in 1796. The Articles of Confederation were
          > > replaced by the U.S. Constitution in 1789.
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >
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