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Re: Man seeks presidential library for 'real' 1st president

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  • Ram Lau
    This website disagrees that Huntington was the first: http://fs6.depauw.edu:50080/~jkochanczyk/president/8/first8.html Ram ...
    Message 1 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 2 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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