[Ads-l] TR and FDR and JFK, etc.

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jul 13 15:34:06 EDT 2018


Wasn't USG common for President Grant?

I know Martin van Buren used his initials to close letters, and I think
that led others to refer to him as MVB.

On Fri, Jul 13, 2018, 1:26 PM Stephen Goranson <goranson at duke.edu> wrote:

> (Maybe partly  influenced by RLS, GBS, etc, for some authors?)
>
> SCG
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> Dear Allan,
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>
> The President-elect in Mexico--Andrés Manuel López Obrado—is often
> identified by the abbreviation _AMLO_.  I’d like to compare this with TR
> and
> FDR and JFK.  Has anybody, to your recollection, dealt with the earliest
> uses of these abbreviations?
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>
> Regards,
>
> David
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