Thursday, December 20, 2007

John Hay



John Hay (1898-1905), US Secretary of State, seen here as a young man, during his tenure as an assistant to President Abraham Lincoln, one of our most stubbornly un-mustached Presidents.

5 comments:

B said...

Less of a moustache and more of an aerofoil, of sorts.

One can imagine him waking up one morning to find this divine, winged creature alighted upon his upper lip. I wonder if it ever took to the air again?

Jonathan S. said...

This man is unseemly. He needs a trim . After all, he's the Secretary of State of the United States of America, not some rabble rousing belhoste, mango or wantcatcher!

(lord) franko said...

well, jonathan, i am not wont to speculate about what messr. hay did in his off hours. i for one think his moustache is enviable.

Malandi said...

In 9th grade I had to read Vidal's Lincoln and I remember John Hay being called "Johnny Hasheesh Hay."

I really enjoy your blog and writin' style by the way.

B said...

His moustache is all the more remarkable for belonging to a man who only lived to be seven years old.