Thursday, March 7, 2013

Fact of the Day: Independent Chancellors

While America has only elected one truly independent president with George Washington, the first six Chancellors of Germany (similar to the role of president or prime minister) belonged to no political party. The first to break the tradition was Georg von Hertling of Germany's Centre Party.

15 comments:

betty said...

He looks very distinguished; interesting trivia too!

betty

Kay said...

Another interesting fact!

Aunt Mary said...

THANKS FOR SHARING THAT FACT

Bob Bushell said...

He looks like a man with a mission!

Pilar Domínguez said...

wow, interesting subjet!I didn´t know.Kisses:)

Unknown said...

never new that, he looks like one not to be messed with.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Seems like people didn't smile much in old photos!

A Beer for the Shower said...

A politician without a party? What madness is this?

Christine said...

interesting.

Unknown said...

nice sharing

Dana said...

No political party? Imagine that! ;)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Martha took the words right out of my mouth - people always look cranky in old photos!!

A said...

Some people say the reason they always look upset is because they couldn't hold a smile long enough for the film to expose - it could take over a minute back then to take a photo. Probably though it was just because taking photos wasn't a normal thing then. People hadn't adopted the practice of smiling in photos yet and having your photo taken was a pretty serious thing, so it called for a serious pose/expression.

Emmylou said...

Having a politician with no political party in office sounds good right now....

MEcoy said...

well then he's bravery sure does paid off huh