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  •  Richmond Hobson. (3+ / 0-)
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    sacman701, jncca, bumiputera

    Quite a character, although a lame duck at the time of this vote:

    Hobson became a hero of the American press while he was a prisoner of war in Cuba. [...] He became a sort of celebrity during the rise of popular journalism at the turn of the century and was referred to as "the most kissed man in America."[2]


    After leaving Congress, Hobson became very active in the cause of banning drugs and alcohol, earning the nickname "The Father of American Prohibition".


    One of Hobson's close friends was the inventor Nikola Tesla. Tesla served as the best man in Hobson's 1905 wedding. In later years, Hobson was the only person who was able to persuade Tesla to interrupt his intellectual pursuits for a movie gathering.[5]

    27, Dem, Dude seeing a dude, CT-04(originally), PA-02/NY-10 (formerly PA-02/NY-12, then PA-02/NY-14). Also at

    by Xenocrypt on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 10:35:43 AM PDT

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