[Ads-l] Antedating of "POTUS"

Alan Knutson boris1951 at CHARTER.NET
Sat Apr 11 17:36:47 EDT 2020


Speaking of Liliuokalani of course, oh my..

On 4/11/2020 1:58 PM, Shapiro, Fred wrote:
> POTUS (OED 1895)
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> 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.
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> Fred Shapiro
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