[Ads-l] Antedating of "POTUS"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Apr 11 18:58:30 UTC 2020

POTUS (OED 1895)

1894 _Philadelphia Inquirer_ 17 Jan. 5/3 (Newspapers.com)  After an executive session Mr. Hoar proceeded to discuss the President's message.  He said: "It will be remembered that the potus thinking thinking it would be a shame to expose the founders of the provisional government to the cruelties of a semi-barbarous Queen, stipulated that they should be granted complete amnesty.

Fred Shapiro

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