White guy?Joshua Abraham Norton (February 4, 1818 – January 8, 1880), known as Emperor Norton, was a citizen of San Francisco, California who proclaimed himself "Norton I, Emperor of the United States" in 1859. He later assumed the secondary title of "Protector of Mexico". Norton was born in England but spent most of his early life in South Africa. He sailed west after the death of his mother in 1846 and his father in 1848, arriving in San Francisco possibly in November 1849.
LIVED IN SOUTH AFRIKA??
SOMETHING SOMETHINGMUMBLE ANTAGONIZING MEXICO?!?!
He must have radiated evil.
A historico-actuality Rhett Butler/Donald Trump love child. The seventh trumpet surely sounded.Norton initially made a living as a businessman, but he lost his fortune investing in Peruvian rice due to a Chinese rice shortage. He bought rice at 12 cents per pound from Peruvian ships, but more Peruvian ships arrived in port which caused the price to drop sharply to 4 cents. He then lost a lawsuit in which he tried to void his rice contract, and his public prominence faded. He re-emerged in September 1859, laying claim to the position of Emperor of the United States.