Subject: The Non-Consecutive Executive
From: Christopher W. Thomas (poetlaureate@poetic.com)
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Date: Thurs June 24, 1999 at 10:10PM

The Non-Consecutive Two-Termer


On this very day in nineteen hundred and eight
A history-making President of the United States
Died, in Princeton, New Jersey, at seventy-one
After a remarkable life, characterized by some

As the most honest man there had ever been
Who ever held political office since the scene ...
Was set by the founding fathers writing with quills
Establishing a nation which would be free of all ills

Grover Cleveland was so popular in eighty-eight
His re-election should have been a simple fate
But Benjamin Harrison won the electoral vote
So Grover sat on the sidelines feeling his oats

Then was asked to run again in eighteen ninety-two
Which he did, returning once again to make good
Thus, becoming the only American president ever
To hold office in non-consecutive terms ... clever!!!

- Tristram

Christopher W. Thomas
9:20pm Thursday, June 24th, 1999

Grover Cleveland was the 22nd AND 24th President
His credo - "A public office is a public trust" ...

Today's Birthdays:

George Pataki (Governor of New York) 54

Also:

Al Molinaro's 80th (The Odd Couple, Car 54)
Jack Carter's 76th (comedian, actor)
Claude Chabrol's 69th (movie director)
Mick Fleetwood's 57th (Fleetwood Mac)
Michele Lee's 57th (actress)
Georg Stanford Brown's 56th
(former AMDA classmate)
Arthur Brown's 55th (singer)
Colin Blunstone's 54th (Zombies)
Peter Weller's 52nd (actor)
John Illsley's 50th (Dire Straits)
Nancy Allen's 49th (actress)
Derrick Simpson's 49th (Black Uhuru)
Astro's 42nd (UB 40)
Andy McCluskey's 40th (singer-musician)
Curt Smith's 38th (formerly Tears for Fears)
Sherry Stringfield's 32nd (actress)
Glenn Medeiros' 29th (singer)