Re: [prezveepsenator] Re: Man seeks presidential library for 'real' 1st president
- Thanks for checking that out. I wonder if this guy
Bill Stanley is just confused or if he's hoping no one
--- Ram Lau <ramlau@...> wrote:
> This website disagrees that Huntington was the
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Greg Cannon
> > Apr 19, 7:22 AM EDT
> > Man seeks library for 'real' 1st president
> > NORWICH, Conn. (AP) -- A local man believes the
> > president to serve under the Articles of
> > - Samuel Huntington of Norwich - was technically
> > nation's first president.
> > Now, Bill Stanley is seeking $10 million to build
> > presidential library for Huntington here.
> > Stanley, president of the Norwich Historical
> > asked the City Council on Monday night to donate
> > million from funds it expects to receive from the
> > Mohegan American Indian Tribe, owners of Mohegan
> > casino.
> > Stanley is also seeking funding from state and
> > governments.
> > "Facts are on our side. History is on our side,
> > the first president came from Norwich, and we
> > have a presidential library," he said at a news
> > conference.
> > But Norwich Mayor Arthur Lathrop said he plans to
> > the $1 million from the Mohegans for downtown
> > redevelopment, not a presidential library.
> > Huntington signed the Declaration of Independence
> > 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.