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

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  • 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 1 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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