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Random Thoughts: The Brothers Bibb – Part 2


As we saw last week, only three people in U.S. history have served as governor of one state and as a United States senator from another.

One was Sam Houston who was a senator from Texas after serving as governor of Tennessee. Another is Mitt Romney, a current Utah senator who previously was governor of Massachusetts.

The first person to pull off this feat, however, was William Wyatt Bibb. A native of Virginia, Bibb was born in 1781 into a political family. His father, also named William, was a member of the Virginia state legislature.

The elder Bibb was also a veteran of the American Revolu...

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