Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Today in the Sobel Timeline: September 2

At nine o'clock on the morning of September 2, 1966, the People's Coalition caucus of the Grand Council of the Confederation of North America met to choose a successor to Perry Jay, who had announced his planned resignation as Governor-General the day before. The caucus adjourned at half past three that afternoon to announce that it had selected Jay's Minister of Finance, Carter Monaghan. Jay gave his last press conference as governor-general that evening, and when he was asked whether Monaghan was his selection, he revealed that before the caucus held its first vote, he had privately given his secretary a piece of paper with Monaghan's name on it. Later, Jay denied having endorsed Monaghan at the caucus meeting.

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