Americana: 1069, Esq.

For the record he would like to be known as 1069 (pronounced One Zero Six Nine), but friends may call him "One Zero" for short. He wants society to recognize his right to use the four digits as his legal name rather than the one his parents gave him—Michael Herbert Dengler. After four years of unsuccessful attempts to get North Dakota and Minnesota authorities, the telephone company and a series of employers to identify him by his numerical name, Dengler, now 32 and a sometime short-order cook, last week sued for the name change...

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