Caroline Ramersdorfer at Opalka Gallery
Installation view of *Gravity & Light* at Sage Colleges' Opalka Gallery
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A world-class sculptor is on view at Sage Coll...
I know an astonishing amount of information about the 43 men who've served as the 44 Presidents of the United States: party affiliation, terms of office, even, for many, major Cabinet officers.
But I know almost nothing about these fellows: * Samuel Huntington (March 1, 1781– July 9, 1781) * Thomas McKean (July 10, 1781–November 4, 1781) * John Hanson (pictured) (November 5, 1781– November 3, 1782) * Elias Boudinot (November 4, 1782– November 2, 1783) * Thomas Mifflin (November 3, 1783– October 31, 1784) * Richard Henry Lee (November 30, 1784– November 6, 1785) * John Hancock (November 23, 1785– May 29, 1786) * Nathaniel Gorham (June 6, 1786– November 5, 1786) * Arthur St. Clair (February 2, 1787– November 4, 1787) * Cyrus Griffin (January 22, 1788– November 2, 1788) Hanson became the first President of Congress to be elected for an annual term as specified in the Articles of Confederation, although Huntington and McKean had served in that office after the ratification of the Articles. There's even a website seling coins of The Forgotten Founders.
I fully recognize that the powers of the Presidency were far different (i/e., weaker) under the Articles of Confederation than under the Constitution. still, I don't think they should be totally forgotten. *** The 44 Presidents