Monday Trivia, No. 122 [Don Zeko wins!]

New York has, or has had, 16 of these. Massachusetts and Virginia has or has had 7 each. Pennsylvania has or has had 5. California, Delaware, D.C., and Maine: 3 each. Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Ohio and South Carolina: 2 each. Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Texas: 1 each.

This is a comprehensive list, and unique to the United States of America. (The total count is 68. Thanks to Mike Schilling for flushing out my oversight on the initial post.)

Burt Likko

Pseudonymous Portlander. Homebrewer. Atheist. Recovering litigator. Recovering Republican. Recovering Catholic. Recovering divorcé. Recovering Former Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. House Likko's Words: Scite Verum. Colite Iusticia. Vivere Con Gaudium.


      • Aha! Number of times threatening to secede from the union, (In hundreds)

      • Internet fame is mine! I’d like to thank the hunch and wikipedia confirmation that got me where I am today.

          • Well it brings my grand total to two, which looks a bit paltry compared to some other frequent commenters I could name.

  1. NJ’s contribution to this list is Frederick T Frelinghuysen, who was appointed by Arthur.

    He is the great-great grandfather of Rodney Frelinghuysen, who represents Wayne and the rest of the 11th district in Congress.

    Frelinghuysen Road is also a street on the Busch Campus of Rutgers.

    • Fun fact: The United States’ peace treaty with Germany to end WWI was signed at the home of one of the intervening Frelinghuysens. That home is now a Burger King next to the Somerville Circle.

    • “Frederick T Frelinghuysen” sounds like a Groucho Marx character.

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