“WORLD CLASS ASSETS – WORLD CLASS SOLUTIONS”
U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young & Atlanta Mayor for 1996 Olympics & Investor w James Makawa @ The Africa Channel ( http://www.AfricaHD.com)
Minister, Former Mayor, City of Atlanta
1st Black UN Ambassador, 1st Black Congressman from the South since Reconstruction; Confidant of Dr. Martin Luther King
Shockingly, the aides-Andrew Young, Jesse Jackson, James Bevel, and Samuel “Billy” Kyles-say that despite witnessing everything that unfolded that evening, “no authority from the Memphis Police, the Tennessee State Police or the FBI have ever asked them a single question.”
Gov Endicott Chub Peabody 1962-1964 – Mother Mary Parkman –
This oil painting hangs in the Governors Office in the gold domed Boston State Capital Building. It was front page news around the country on April 1, 1964 when the governor’s 72 year old mother, Mary Parkman Peabody, was arrested at the Ponce de Leon Motor Lodge in St. Augustine, Florida for attempting to be served in an integrated group at a racially segregated restaurant. This made Mrs. Peabody a hero to the civil rights movement, and brought the efforts in St. Augustine—the nation’s oldest city—to national and international attention. The story of her arrest is told in many books including one by her arrest companion Hester Campbell, called Four for Freedom.
An All-American star defensive lineman for the Harvard football team, he was later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. He was a grandson of the founder of the Groton School and Brooks School, also named Endicott Peabody. He ran for political office unsuccessfully in Massachusetts several times. In 1962 he was elected Governor, upsetting Republican Governor John Volpe by 4,431 votes out of over 2 million cast. He served a single two-year term, but in 1964, was defeated in the Democratic primary by Lieutenant Governor Francis X. Bellotti. In 1966 he ran for a seat in the United States Senate and lost by a wide margin to then-state Attorney General Edward Brooke. Also during the United States presidential election, 1960 he coordinated John F. Kennedy’s Presidential campaigns in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire
Parkman, Samuel & U.S. President George Washington @ Boston Museum of Fine Art – 1806
Samuel Parkman commissioned Gilbert Stuart to paint a full length oil portrait of U.S. President George Washington, which Samuel later gifted to the Town of Boston in 1806 where the painting hung in the Fanueil Hall and now in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. The painting by Gilbert Stuart is of George Washington ,in Dorchester Heights, full-length in uniform, standing by a white horse, holding his bridle in his left hand and his chapeau in his right.
Samuel Parkman commissioned Gilbert Stuart to create this life sized oil painting than hung @ Faneuil Hall (see bottom right side painting) that now is on display @ The Boston Museum of Fine Art.
See this Video filmed @ Fanuel Hall in Boston where the George Washington Oil Painting by Gilbert Stuart hung at the time. (shame on Mitt Romney’s “liberal views”)
GILBERT STUART’S 1796 OIL PAINTING/PORTRAIT OF GEORGE WASHINGTON APPEARS ON EVERY US $1 DOLLAR BILL (SEE BOTH BELOW)
(see page 3 of this blog “Sarah Francis Lightner Brownlee” for other ties to George Washington & Thomas Jefferson mentioned below)
Some believe George Washington came to the site in 1750 as a young surveyor on behalf of Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron. To support claims that Washington surveyed the area, some tour guides claim the initials “G.W.” on the wall of the bridge, 23 ft. up, were carved by the future president. Legend also has it that George Washington threw a rock from the bottom of Cedar Creek over the bridge. In 1927, a large stone was found, also engraved “G.W.” and bearing a surveyor’s cross, which historians accepted as proof that he indeed surveyed the bridge.
PARKMAN HOUSE – BOSTON’S OFFICIAL MAYORAL RECEPTION HALL, 33 BEACON STREET, BOSTON, MA
Here lived and died George Francis Parkman 1823-1908 Remembered with enduring gratitude by the City of Boston for his bequest ofa $5 million fund that secures for-ever the maintenance and improvement of the Boston Common and other public parks (Boston Common is America’s oldest Park founded in 1659). The Parkman House is next to the gold domed Boston State Capital Building.
He was “Murdered at Harvard” and PBS made a documentary about it (link):
Ambassador Al Hoffman was founder and Chief Executive Officer of WCI Communities, Inc., a NYSE company. Under his guidance, the Bonita Springs-based company became the largest master-planned community developer and builder in Florida with more than 38 communities and revenue exceeding $1.6 billion. He resigned from WCI in 2005 to accept President Bush’s appointment as Ambassador to the Republic of Portugal in 2005 until 2008. A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Mr. Hoffman served as a fighter pilot during his military career and later earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Ambassador Hoffman was National Co-Chair for the elections and inaugurations of George W. Bush for President. He was National Finance Chairman of the Republican National Committee for two separate terms from 2001 and 2004. At the state level, he served as Finance Chairman of Jeb Bush’s gubernatorial campaigns in 1998 and 2002. Hoffman was also National Co-Chair for the McCain ’08 campaign and General Campaign Chair of the Marco Rubio Senate campaign.
His interest and involvement with education and the arts and business span many years and include his tenure as Chairman of the Florida Education Foundation, Chairman of the Florida Council on Economic Education, founding Chairman of Clearwater’s Ruth Eckerd Performing Arts Center, trustee of The Florida Arts Council, Vice-Chair of the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Hall, founding Director of the Council for Educational Change and the Board of the Florida Chamber of Commerce. He was also former Chairman of the Florida Council of 100, a group comprised of the state’s top business leaders.
In 2005, Ambassador Hoffman was awarded the state’s highest civilian honor by the Governor and Secretary of State and was designated a “Great Floridian” for his civic and philanthropic efforts on behalf of the people of Florida.
Currently, Ambassador Hoffman serves on the Board of SAFE, a nonprofit Washington-based organization dedicated to energy security and is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Center for the Study of the Presidency in Washington.
An avid polo player, Hoffman founded the Tampa Bay Polo Club and was its Chairman for 15 years.
Ambassador Hoffman’s wife, Dawn is active in the community, participating and taking leadership roles in various philanthropic organizations. They and their two daughters live in North Palm Beach, Florida.