Sunday, November 4, 2012

The key to winning the election

With election day coming up in a few days, this is a good time to share that one U. S. President actually played the Sousaphone - Warren G. Harding, our 29th President (1921-23, having died in office). Here he is reportedly at the Republican Convention in 1920:

And here is the New York Times article, dated June 18, 1920, that talks about Harding's background as a tuba player. Note the last paragraph, which states, "one of the first men to congratulate him on his nomination was John Philip Sousa":

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