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John Jay Hooker

For those of you at BlogNashville wondering who John Jay Hooker is, there’s a pretty good write-up here. An excerpt:

He was a descendant of the first Chief Justice of the United States and his namesake, John Jay, and also “Fighting Joe” Hooker, a Union general in the American Civil War whose camp-followers are said to have been the source of a well-known slang term for prostitutes which began as “Hooker’s girls”. John Jay Hooker could have easily been much more like his father and brother, but took a different path.

Seriously, folks. Could you ever hope for a more awesome heritage?