Re: Reigning and Non-reigning heads of state
Posted by Joanna on 5/3/2012, 14:36:52, in reply to "Re: Reigning and Non-reigning heads of state"
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hello friends, in many places in the US, maybe everywhere, those of elected office, even after they no longer serve, are still addressed as "Senator" etc. i grew up in the South and there was an older man in my home town who had been a county judge for one term only, he was in his 80s when i was about 10 and we still called him "Judge Parks." it's a sign of respect.
: --Previous Message--
: Tell your friend to cinsider the American
: President. When they leave office they are
: still called ("titled") as
: We say President Clinton, not Mr. Clinton.
: Talking to him, we still address him Mr.
: Strictly speaking, though, this is a
: relatively recent practice. It was began
: around the 1970s. Prior to that it was Mr.
: Hoover, Mr. Coolidge, Colonel (T.)
: Roosevelt, General Eisenhower, etc. This
: followed General Washington's dictum that
: the republic has only one president at a
: time. Until the present century, the
: etiquette books still insisted that the new
: practice was incorrect. *United States
: Protocol: The Guide to Official Diplomatic
: Etiquette* (2010) states that addressing
: former presidents as, f.i. President Bush,
: is no longer incorrect.
: On the other hand, referring to former
: monarchs by their previous titles has long
: been accepted practice.