Letters, Feb. 2, 1931

Ohioan Presidents v. Virginian Sirs: A Virginian, in TIME, Dec. 15, p. 4, in a letter criticizing a statement of yours and titled by you "Virginia 8, Ohio 7" claims honors for his State as the Mother of Presidents. Virginia undoubtedly has a certain claim, but I think one much less valid than that of Ohio. Of Virginia's eight presidents, only seven were elected to that office; Tyler was Harrison's vice president. All seven of Ohio's presidents were elected. Furthermore two of Virginia's remaining seven were inaugurated before Ohio...

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