Friday, February 05, 2010

A Bizarre Nickname

This one I don't get at all.

Stanley L. Jones relates that a possible candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1896 was Horace Boies of Iowa:
He was a man of impressive appearance, with a countenance so prepossessing that the newspapers referred to him as the man with the "affidavit face," or merely "Affidavit" Boies.


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