Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Maverick on Information Please

On the 25 July 1939 episode of the Information Please radio show, the guest panelist was Maury Maverick. He was the Mayor of San Antonio and a former Congressman from Texas. He was very entertaining as a panelist. One of the more interesting moments in the program was when a question was read from NY Mayor La Guardia about several obscure issues about which probably only a legislator would know.

Maverick was the grandson of Samuel Maverick, from whom we got the common cattle term. However, his grandson was quite a colorful and distinguished individual in his own right. He was known for not following the party line on matters and for coining the word gobbledygook.

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