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Novelist Winston Churchill, American

Novelist Winston Churchill, American

 

Win­ston Churchill the Amer­i­can, 1908. (Wiki­me­dia)

The Amer­i­can nov­el­ist Win­ston Churchill, a dis­tant rela­tion, was so promi­nent around the turn of the cen­tu­ry that Win­ston Spencer Churchill intro­duced him­self and promised to use his mid­dle name to dis­tin­guish him­self from the bet­ter-known Amer­i­can. The amus­ing cor­re­spon­dence between them (“Mr. Win­ston Churchill to Mr. Win­ston Churchill”) appears in Eng­lish Winston’s auto­bi­og­ra­phy, My Ear­ly Life. Amer­i­can Win­ston was a minor politi­cian who once held a seat in the New Hamp­shire leg­is­la­ture, which caused Eng­lish Win­ston, who “pro­posed to become Prime Min­is­ter,” to sug­gest the droll pos­si­bil­i­ty of Amer­i­can Win­ston becom­ing Pres­i­dent of the Unit­ed States at the same time.…

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