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In American politics who was "Fancy Dan"?

Question #127383. Asked by C30.
Last updated Mar 28 2017.
Originally posted Oct 23 2012 4:06 AM.

Firefly42
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Firefly42
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As far as I can tell it was:

George H.W. Bush: Yale's "Fancy Dan"

[From blogspot.com 2012 article, no longer online]

Response last updated by CmdrK on Mar 28 2017.
Oct 23 2012, 11:01 AM
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In the song "Young Abe Lincoln", Johnny Horton sings:-

He out talked Douglas or fancy Dan
Yes, young Abe Lincoln make a tall, tall man

Presuming Douglas, is Senator Stephen Douglas, "fancy Dan" is still unknown. Was it ever a nickname for John Breckenridge?
link http://www.metrolyrics.com/young-abe-lincoln-lyrics-johnny-horton.html

Dec 12 2014, 4:04 AM
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It appears to be just a name for a showy, shallow person.

link https://books.google.com/books?id=gvHzNsQoeH4C&pg=PA114&lpg=PA114

Mar 28 2017, 9:19 PM
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