Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Presidential last names

The Globe has an interesting read about the ancestry of presidents. Never knew this before:

"Even the two presidents whose presidential names were not their original surnames fall into the same ancestral corridor. President Clinton, originally William Jefferson Blythe, and Gerald Ford, originally Leslie Lynch King, took the names of stepfathers, but the old names, like the new, came from the British Isles."
President King. Now that would have been weird.
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