Andrew “Bossy” Gillis, Two-Fisted Mayor of Newburyport

As intermittent mayor, he ran Newburyport, MA, from his gas station, and when out of office was not averse to punching the current mayor in the face.

There's a good summary of his antics here.

The kind of authentic politician so lacking today. The article from 1937 below gives some of his flavor.



     Posted By: Paul - Mon Aug 04, 2014
     Category: Politics | Curmudgeons and Contrarianism | 1920s | 1930s

Chicago's leftovers.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/05/14 at 01:34 AM
Couldn't help but notice the article about the blind farmer that can find rats.
Posted by Robk on 08/05/14 at 01:43 PM
Oh, I dunno. He only punched people. Your previous president shot someone in the face.
Posted by Richard Bos on 08/05/14 at 03:18 PM
He was the VICE President Richard, thank goodness he never was President. Choosing Darth (oops I mean Dick) Chaney was the smartest thing W ever did, he virtually guaranteed his safety while in office.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/05/14 at 07:27 PM
Well... he was official vice president and acting President for Halliburtonic Affairs.
Posted by Richard Bos on 08/06/14 at 06:09 AM
'Halliburtonic Affairs' :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/06/14 at 07:30 PM
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