A few of my favorite historical names

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Judge William Wayne Justice.

I used to keep a running list of amazing names of historical figures as I came across them. Here are a few of my favorites in no particular order.

  • Waltrina Stovall, restaurant critic.
  • Bacon Tait, Virginia slave trader.
  • Everardus Bogardus, minister in New Netherland.
  • Flavel Shurtleff, Massachusetts attorney.
  • Sir Henry George Outram Bax-Ironside, British diplomat.
  • Hayward Turnipseed, Georgia dog owner.
  • Reverdy Cassius Ransom, AME bishop and civil rights activist.
  • Judge William Wayne Justice, American jurist, unsurprisingly from Texas.
  • Fulwar Skipwith, American consul in Paris during the French Revolution.
  • Wager Swayne, Union army colonel.

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