Public Figures

President Bill Clinton - Acquired by Steve on 3/11/99
Who is this person:
The current president of the United States
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
I wanted to appear bi-partisan; also, there was no way I could pass up on a chance to get the autograph of the author of the Moral Reform Act.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Received by mail in 28 days
What did you get?
A signed photo
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Yahoo

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Former President George Bush and his wife Barbara - Acquired by Steve on 3/10/99
Who is this person:
Duh!
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
Most importantly, because I was mocked by Republicans at camp for not having them, despite my also not having President Clinton. Also, as a war hero and former President, Mr. Bush is an admirable role-model. He and his wife set a standard for the Presidency of which we can all be proud.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Recieved by mail in 27 days
What did you get?
An autographed photo which is inscribed "To Winter Camp, with best wishes,
Barbara Bush and George Bush". The appearance (three different inks and penmanships) leads me to believe the inscription is secretarial
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Yahoo

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Carol Browner - Acquired by Ron on December 8, 1998
Who is this person:
Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
She is one of the best known envrionmentalists in the United States, and the longest running Administrator of the EPA in history.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Urban Land Institute's Smart growth Conference in Austin, Texas. Just walked up to the front of the room and asked. Kneeled and wrote on the floor, forgoing the opportunity to use my back as a desk.
What did you get?
An autograph next to her name in the program.
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Yahoo

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Christine Todd Whitman - Acquired by Ron on December 8, 1999
Who is this person:
Governor of New Jersey and leading female politician. A potential threat to my bet with Doug Wilson, only time will tell.
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
Well known national figure working in her state to preserve the environment, (also a scouting goal)
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Urban Land Institute's Smart Growth Conference in Austin, Texas. Just walked up to the from of the room and asked. She gave me the autgraph using my back as a desk.
What did you get?
An autograph next to her name in the program.
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Yahoo

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General Colin Powell - Acquired by on 12/27/98
Who is this person:
The other famous General of Operaton Desert Storm
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
He's famous, plus I thought it would help match the coolness of Ron's Schwarzkopf
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Received by mail in 36 days
What did you get?
A signed photo
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Powell 2000 Campaign

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Gerald R. Ford - Acquired by Steve on 11/2/98
Who is this person:
Gerald R. Ford is a former president of the United States. He was born in Nebraska, but was raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan where he became an Eagle Scout as a member of Troop 15. He was president from 1974 to 1977; he was the first Vice-President ever appointed under the rules of the twenty-fifth amendment; he was the first Vice-President ever to succeed a President who resigned.
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
First off, he's from Michigan, a former President and an Eagle Scout; what more role model could you look for? Second, his presidency shared much with our own leadership at Winter Camp, since he was the only modern president who was never voted into his office by the people.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Another of the mass-mail autographs, the former president responded in just 7 days.
What did you get?
A picture inscribed "Best Wishes to Winter Camp, Gerald R. Ford - Eagle Scout, Troop 15"
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
www.yahoo.com

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General Norman Schwartzkopf - Acquired by Ron on April 23, 1998
Who is this person:
If you don't know who he is, you have probably been in a cave. He was the Commander of Allied forces in the attack on IRAQ in Operation Desert Storm. He is a retired four star general and a best-selling author.
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
This was my first brush with a historical figure of great importance. I have tremendous respect for him, which was only magnified by meeting him in person.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
The chance to meet him came at an Institutional Investor Forum on REITs sponsored buy a major Wall Street firm, Lehman Smith Barney. Sadly, I missed the golf outing, where Donald Trump was in the foursome ahead of the one I would have played in. These sessions are a old mine, as previous luncheon speakers have included Charlie Rose (PBS) Tom Wolfe (author Bonfire of the Vanities, The Right Stuff) and PJ. O'Rourke (Rolling Stone and National Lampoon Magazines) I had not started the hobby when these guys spoke, so I do not have their autographs.
What did you get?
I ended up with an autographed luncheon menu with the date, event, sponsorship and menu. Autograph reads "Best Wishes for a Happy Winter Camp, Norman Schwartzkopf" under his name, he drew four stars, but I don't have stars on my keyboard.
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Yahoo

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Jimmy Carter - Acquired by Steve on 11/7/98
Who is this person:
Jimmy is a former Governor of Georgia and a former President of the United States. He is best known currently for his work with Habitat for Humanity.
Why did you think this would be cool for Winter Camp?
Any former president makes a good autograph.
Any interesting details or stories behind the quest:
Mailed back in 11 days
What did you get?
An autographed picture.
Okay, so where can I find out more about this person?
Yahoo!

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