publication date: Thursday, April 3, 2014 (part of Spring 2014)

category: Government

clue: How ironic that the man who failed to lead his confederates in a successful free nation shared his name with the author of the Declaration of Independence.

explanation: Davis was the only president of the Confederate States of America, and the namesake of Thomas Jefferson. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, Justin Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Richard Slominsky, and Mike Rothstein

Presidential Prenomens: These ten goos, major achievers in their own right, have first names linking them to former Presidents of the United States. If you can't identify the celebrity, perhaps figuring out their presidential namesake will help?

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