Is this the way Americans rise?



"What! Is this the way Americans rise? From the tannery to the governor's chair?

Russian Grand Duke Alexis during a visit to Hartford where he was a guest at Jewell estate. Marshal Jewell was elected Governor of Connecticut in 1869 and was reelected in 1871, and 1872 having served three terms in office until 1873. Born to humble means, as a boy he worked as a tanner.