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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Holz: Fortunate Son?  

I don't think I ever mentioned this before, but I have some political blood flowing through my veins.  My great-great-great-grandfather, William Rufus deVane King was Vice President of the United States, for Franklin Pierce.

Last weekend, Andy Rooney mentioned him on 60 minutes in a section on vice president.  Here's the link if you care to see it.

And yeah, I read the gay rumors, too.  Make all the jokes you want.

...ETA: according to this link, King died un-married, and I haven't found any mention of children.  I'm wondering if he's only a great-great-great-granduncle.  If so, that's a family story alot of us have taken for granted.

...hmph.  I actually found his will online, and there's no mention of children.  He was pretty generous though.  His nephew got 65 of his negroes.

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posted by Holz | 8:10 PM | Rant & Rave, Bitches! (3)


So thanks for posting - love the family facts - but since semi-political could not help but comment on debate - well gosh oh gee tell me it aint so joe - you did not just kick cheneys ass. Bidens tirade on Cheney was the best thing I have ever seen on a debate

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/02/2008 8:02 PM  

It's true that William Rufus deVane King had no children, but he did have siblings.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/06/2008 7:00 AM  

very cool.....i didn't even know that stuff. thanks for the extra info too! - SIS

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/10/2008 6:32 PM  

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