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« on: January 08, 2017, 08:12:46 pm »
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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2017, 08:29:56 pm »
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Yes, Cleveland was the mayor of Buffalo, New York and Coolidge was the mayor of Northampton, Massachusetts. I believe that Coolidge is the only mayor to be Vice President
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2017, 08:52:22 pm »
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Huh, interesting, I thought it would be more common, at least among the Governors-turned-Presidents.
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2017, 09:39:52 pm »
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Huh, interesting, I thought it would be more common, at least among the Governors-turned-Presidents.

Perhaps it's just my town, but I wonder if it's simply from a lack of trying. I have found local politics to be very personal, bitter, and not all that issue oriented. To me, the position of mayor comes across more as a social status thing than it does a politics thing.

Additionally, most well known mayors are from big cities and probably have the press for that city following them all the time. I would think that a mayor would enter an election with a lot more baggage than a congressman would.
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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2017, 09:44:14 pm »

Huh, interesting, I thought it would be more common, at least among the Governors-turned-Presidents.

At least in South Carolina, and I imagine in other states as well, it's been far more common for State Senators or for holders of other statewide offices to become Governor than Mayors.  Mayors typically don't establish political connections outside their own city.

Another example is New York State, of its 56 governors only five have been mayor, two from New York City, and one each from Schenectady, Buffalo, and Peekskill.
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2017, 11:31:12 pm »
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President Andrew Johnson was Mayor of Greenville TN 1830-1833

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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2017, 11:34:18 pm »
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Vice President Hubert Humphrey was Mayor of Minneapolis MN 1945-1948
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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2017, 10:24:38 am »
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I think Andrew Johnson was a mayor in NC.
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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2017, 08:10:13 pm »
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I think Andrew Johnson was a mayor in NC.

I am not familiar with this.

Can you expand with city and dates?
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« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2017, 12:46:29 am »
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I think Andrew Johnson was a mayor in NC.

I am not familiar with this.

Can you expand with city and dates?
Andrew Johnson was a President, VP, and mayor of Greeneville, TN. He was elected mayor January, 4 1834.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Johnson#Tennessee_politician
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« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2017, 10:02:02 am »
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I think Andrew Johnson was a mayor in NC.

I am not familiar with this.

Can you expand with city and dates?
Andrew Johnson was a President, VP, and mayor of Greeneville, TN. He was elected mayor January, 4 1834.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Johnson#Tennessee_politician

Yup, thanks. He was born in NC but lived/served in/for TN.
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« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2017, 09:07:04 pm »
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Lincoln Republican was  being sarcastic, because he already said the same name, with city and dates, just a few posts above.
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« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2017, 09:41:51 pm »
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Lincoln Republican was  being sarcastic, because he already said the same name, with city and dates, just a few posts above.

What?

How dare you say I was being sarcastic?

I most certainly was not being sarcastic.

MohamedChalid had thought that Johnson may have been Mayor of a town in NC.

I was aware that Johnson had been  Mayor of Greenville, TN, but not that he may have been Mayor of a town in NC.

It is possible, you know, for someone to have lived in one state and served as Mayor of a town in that state, then moved to a different state, and served as a Mayor of a town in their new state.

After all, Johnson did live in North Carolina before he moved to Tennessee.  

MohamedChalid, please be assured that I was not being at all sarcastic.  I was simply seeking some clarification.  

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« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2017, 10:00:01 pm »
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Lincoln Republican was  being sarcastic, because he already said the same name, with city and dates, just a few posts above.

What?

How dare you say I was being sarcastic?

I most certainly was not being sarcastic.

MohamedChalid had thought that Johnson may have been Mayor of a town in NC.

I was aware that Johnson had been  Mayor of Greenville, TN, but not that he may have been Mayor of a town in NC.

It is possible, you know, for someone to have lived in one state and served as Mayor of a town in that state, then moved to a different state, and served as a Mayor of a town in their new state.

After all, Johnson did live in North Carolina before he moved to Tennessee.  

MohamedChalid, please be assured that I was not being at all sarcastic.  I was simply seeking some clarification.  


Jeez.

I was just taking your side, since it seemed you had obviously done your research.

"How dare I" do that. Grow up, lighten up.

"How dare I" think you have a sense of humor.
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« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2017, 10:36:28 pm »
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Lincoln Republican was  being sarcastic, because he already said the same name, with city and dates, just a few posts above.

What?

How dare you say I was being sarcastic?

I most certainly was not being sarcastic.

MohamedChalid had thought that Johnson may have been Mayor of a town in NC.

I was aware that Johnson had been  Mayor of Greenville, TN, but not that he may have been Mayor of a town in NC.

It is possible, you know, for someone to have lived in one state and served as Mayor of a town in that state, then moved to a different state, and served as a Mayor of a town in their new state.

After all, Johnson did live in North Carolina before he moved to Tennessee.  

MohamedChalid, please be assured that I was not being at all sarcastic.  I was simply seeking some clarification.  


Jeez.

I was just taking your side, since it seemed you had obviously done your research.

"How dare I" do that. Grow up, lighten up.

"How dare I" think you have a sense of humor.

Sorry.

My apologies.

But telling someone they are being sarcastic is not exactly flattering.
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« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2017, 10:38:54 pm »
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I was using it as a compliment. And there's nothing "not flattering" about it.
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« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2017, 11:23:45 pm »
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Lincoln Republican was  being sarcastic, because he already said the same name, with city and dates, just a few posts above.

What?

How dare you say I was being sarcastic?

I most certainly was not being sarcastic.

MohamedChalid had thought that Johnson may have been Mayor of a town in NC.

I was aware that Johnson had been  Mayor of Greenville, TN, but not that he may have been Mayor of a town in NC.

It is possible, you know, for someone to have lived in one state and served as Mayor of a town in that state, then moved to a different state, and served as a Mayor of a town in their new state.

After all, Johnson did live in North Carolina before he moved to Tennessee.  

MohamedChalid, please be assured that I was not being at all sarcastic.  I was simply seeking some clarification.  


Jeez.

I was just taking your side, since it seemed you had obviously done your research.

"How dare I" do that. Grow up, lighten up.

"How dare I" think you have a sense of humor.

Sorry.

My apologies.

But telling someone they are being sarcastic is not exactly flattering.

Why? Sarcasm is a good thing.

But you are not being sarcastic. You are being hysterical: your normal state these days.
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« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2017, 10:25:55 am »
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Why? Sarcasm is a good thing.

But you are not being sarcastic. You are being hysterical: your normal state these days.


I know you love trolling me, following my every word, and reading my very extensive posting history. And that's fine.

But I will not even dignify your latest personal attack on me with a response.
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« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2017, 10:37:50 am »
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Lincoln Republican was  being sarcastic, because he already said the same name, with city and dates, just a few posts above.

What?

How dare you say I was being sarcastic?

I most certainly was not being sarcastic.

MohamedChalid had thought that Johnson may have been Mayor of a town in NC.

I was aware that Johnson had been  Mayor of Greenville, TN, but not that he may have been Mayor of a town in NC.

It is possible, you know, for someone to have lived in one state and served as Mayor of a town in that state, then moved to a different state, and served as a Mayor of a town in their new state.

After all, Johnson did live in North Carolina before he moved to Tennessee.  

MohamedChalid, please be assured that I was not being at all sarcastic.  I was simply seeking some clarification.  



Nah, there's no problem with that. I did not read your first post. I thought he had been a mayor in NC (probably Raleigh). But that's the city he was born in. I knew that he was born in NC but later a governor and senator in TN.

But actually interesting that only few presidents served as mayor. I never thought about that.
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Why? Sarcasm is a good thing.

But you are not being sarcastic. You are being hysterical: your normal state these days.


I know you love trolling me, following my every word, and reading my very extensive posting history. And that's fine.

But I will not even dignify your latest personal attack on me with a response.


I have never once attacked you. Commiserating is not attacking Sad
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Nah, there's no problem with that. I did not read your first post. I thought he had been a mayor in NC (probably Raleigh). But that's the city he was born in. I knew that he was born in NC but later a governor and senator in TN.

But actually interesting that only few presidents served as mayor. I never thought about that.

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