John Pope Hodnett, c1843-1913, Irish-born orator, poet and friend of the workingman. Known in both New York City and Washington, DC as a political crank and blatherskite. John self-published numerous tracts, political opinions and poetry. He met with presidents, senators and men of rank in both New York, Washington, DC and beyond. His career is documented in 100s of newspaper articles across the United States. John Pope firmly believed himself to be rightful heir to the British throne and holder of many royal titles. He slowly lost hold of his mental wholeness and died at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Washington, DC May 22, 1913.
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