Elected/background

Famous quotes containing the words elected and/or background:

    I was elected a Captain of Volunteers—a success which gave me more pleasure than any I have had since.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

    They were more than hostile. In the first place, I was a south Georgian and I was looked upon as a fiscal conservative, and the Atlanta newspapers quite erroneously, because they didn’t know anything about me or my background here in Plains, decided that I was also a racial conservative.
    Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.)