Sunday, May 12, 2013

Fact of the Day: Governor Who?

In 1915, Lt. Governor Charles Aurelius Smith became Governor of South Carolina, but only for five single days. He performed only ceremonial duties, but he only became governor for a single reason. His predecessor Coleman Blease had resigned so he didn't have to attend the inauguration of Governor-elect Richard Irvine Manning III. Blease was an ultra-conservative who despised the progressive views of Manning. 

11 comments:

MEcoy said...

haha that's to short

DWei said...

Wonder how much he got paid for it.

Bob Bushell said...

Thanks for the info Adam.

Pilar Domínguez said...

So bizarre how destiny can change everything. Interesting fact.Kisses:)

Cloudia said...

cool


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Dana said...

Happy Sunday, Adam!

Emmylou said...

Hahaha...too funny:P

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That is an awfully short amount of time!

Unknown said...

In and out

Theresa Mahoney said...

I win. My shortest job was 1 day at a bridal shop. Beat that Charles Aurelius Smith!