It’s Controversial Celebrity Week, here at Fuck Yeah Ohio. It’s about time we dedicated a week to those Ohioans we love, hate, or just generally have conflicting emotions about.
You are looking at a photograph of a surprising man.
OK, we don’t know if he was surprising in life, but looking back on it now, we’re surprised to learn a few things.
- He was involved in the American Birth Control League and Planned Parenthood.
- He was an early supporter of the United Negro College Fund.
- He voted to censure Joseph McCarthy.
- He was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio.
That’s right, we’re talking about Prescott Bush, the father of our 41st president and grandfather of our 43rd president. You may know him as the central figure in some of the most popular conspiracy theories of the last century (some of which are even true). With nearly 50,000 entries for “Prescott Bush conspiracy theory”, you’ll have to Google that yourself.