Friday, April 10, 2009

Important List! #04

It takes a certain sort of person to be elected Governor of one of the United States. You might think I mean persistence, wealth or possibly a big forehead. No, I just mean a good governory name. If your name is Michael D. Peterson or Andrew Walker, you have no chance.

From the list of Florida governors, here are five in a row.

Dave Sholtz
Fred P. Cone
Spessard L. Holland
Millard F. Caldwell
Fuller Warren

Somewhat earlier were Ossian B. Hart, Marcellus L. Stearns and Mr Park Trammel.

I have done a quick flick through Louisiana and some of the states that start with M, and would like to bolster my argument with the following:

P.B.S. Pinchback
Oramel H. Simpson
Lot M. Morrill
Sumner Sewall
John Eager Howard
William Pinkney White
Spiro T. Agnew
Increase Sumner
Leverett Saltonstall
Foster Furcolo
Endicott Peabody
Theodore G. Bilbo
Lilburn W. Boggs
Meredith M. Marmaduke
Trusten Polk

and possibly the best of all, Harry W. Nice (Republican, Maryland, 1935-39).

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