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|Jack Daniel Talbert also known as Thomas Jefferson|
Jack Daniel Talbert
|Born||Jack Daniel Talbert
December 19, 1968
Abilene, Kansas - USA
|Other names||Thomas Jefferson|
Jack Talbert officially and legally changed his name to Thomas Jefferson in order for the name of the third President of the United States to appear on the ballot in Kansas in the November 2012 general election. The Huffington Post reports, "Jack Talbert, who is opposing Rep. Mike Pompeo (R) for the Wichita-area seat, has filed paperwork changing his name and ballot identification to that of the third president, the Topeka Capitol-Journal reports. Jefferson is doing so in an effort to boost his name identification and to push his agenda, which includes Libertarian principles of limiting the power of the Federal Reserve and returning to the gold standard".
The Daily News wrote, "One long-shot congressional candidate has taken a drastic step to boost his name recognition. The Libertarian Party nominee running to unseat Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo in Kansas’ Fourth House District has legally changed his name from Jack Talbert to Thomas Jefferson".
Jack's father, George Talbert, co-developed a new carburetor together with Tom Ogle of El Paso, Texas in the 1970s. Talbert claimed that with the modified carburetor, the vintage Oldsmobile, which normally got 4 miles per gallon, was averaging 49 miles per gallon on the highway and 70 mpg around town. The system, however, greatly reduced the car's power: when achieving its highest miles per gallon, the car would take 2 minutes to accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour. Talbert actually stopped driving the modified car on business trips because he felt he needed more power.
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