Rick Scott is First Bald Florida Governor in 138 Years

By: AP
By: AP

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) --

Rick Scott is Florida's first indisputably bald governor in 138 years.

That's according to Politifact, which investigated the matter
after Republican Party of Florida chairman John Thrasher suggested
during the campaign that Scott could become the Sunshine State's
first bald governor.

As it turns out, Harrison Reed -- who headed the state from 1868
to 1873 -- holds that title.

Saint Leo University history professor Heather Parker says
baldness has traditionally been a liability for politicians because
it is associated with aging. In Scott's case, however, his robust
demeanor may have made his lack of hair irrelevant to voters.

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