|President of the United States|
Assumed office |
November 4th, 2012
|Preceded by||Mitt Romney|
|United States Representative|
Assumed office |
November 4th, 2004
|Born||Frank Herbert Solomon|
March 20th, 1965
|Died||December 21, 2014|
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||United States Military Academy|
Francis Herbert Solomon (March 20, 1965 – December 21, 2014) was the 45th President of the United States of America. Born in Campton, Kentucky, Solomon was a graduate of the United States Military Academy where he gained a officer's commission for the United States Army. Following tours in the Persian Gulf War and Iraqi War he retired as a brigadier general in 1998. Serving one term as a United States Representative in 2004 for Kentucky's 5th Congressional District, his home district. After leading a controversial administration, Solomon was assassinated 700 days into his presidency on December 21, 2014.
Running in the primary election against several Northern Democrats, Solomon was seen as ignorant, backward and foolish and lagged behind in early primary polls. Republicans took advantage of the situation early and generalized Solomon with the Democrats of the 1960's and early 1970's. Winning New York and the South, Solomon acquired the Democratic ticket against the Republican incumbent Mitt Romney. In November, Solomon won the election with 61.21% of the vote, with most coming from the South.
Known as a War hawk, he was willing to intervene in many international conflicts if it suited the political agenda of the United States. Believing in American exceptionalism, protectionism in respect to unfair trade, his economic policy has been set as a long term goal for the United States to rebuild itself after the Great Recession.
Solomon was born on March 20, 1965 in the coal mining town of Campton, in Eastern Kentucky's coal mining region of Appalachia. He was born to Jacob Solomon and his wife, Rose Solomon, both natives of Kentucky. Early in his childhood, Frank help his father upkeep his families tradition of raising tobacco and regards the business a noble one. Within his studies he accelerated in art and literature and regard the world as "...a canvas for which I am to paint on." Joining the swimming team and debate club in high school, Solomon excelled in leadership qualities and many of his teachers regarded him as an "exemplary student". In his Junior year he was nominated by Kentucky Senator Wendell H. Ford for acceptance into West Point.
Attending as a cadet at West Point, Solomon became highly development in military strategy and was particularly seen among his superiors as 'merciless' and quite brutal. In his Junior year, Solomon was disciplined for having become intoxicated on campus but was forgiven after preforming all necessary punishments for the next several months. Solomon became particularly fond of New Yorker Mary Ericsson who was studying at Columbia University for law school. Solomon's return to Kentucky with his new found love was highly controversial with his conservative father found Mary too liberal and held ideals that associated with socialism. Such a close relation with Solomon swayed him away from his social conservatism and generally became very tolerate on issues such as homosexuality and abortion.
Graduating from West Point, Solomon married Mary in 1990, and pursued his life in the Untied States Army and became a decorated officer that preformed in Persian Gulf War, the Iraqi War and the Afghanistan War and by 2003 had become a brigadier general.