World-Changers: Thurlow Weed

English: Black-and-white bust portrait of Thurlow Weed, Republican political boss (Photo credit: Wikipedia) He should be remembered just for his name: Thurlow Weed. He should be remembered just for the politicians he advised, backed, or helped get elected:  DeWitt Clinton, John Quincy Adams, William H. Seward,  William Henry Harrison, Zachary Taylor, Winfield Scott, and Abraham …

World-changers: Prologue

President Arthur’s Grave (Photo credit: carljohnson) Last week Marc McGuire at the Times-Union posted an article titled “Our Rich and Famous,” which included a poll for voting on the biggest “celebrity” to come from the Capital District. While the very word “celebrity” steers my mind toward vapid denizens of the entertainment world, his initial list …