facebook
twitter
search
search
X
Breaking News: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dies during hunting trip in Texas

Vinson portrait to attend VP debate

Oct. 11, 2012 at 11:43 AM

DANVILLE, Ky., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Kentucky's Centre College said a portrait of former U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Fred Vinson will attend Thursday night's vice presidential debate.

Phi Delta Theta fraternity members said the portrait of the Centre alum, who was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Harry Truman, has never missed a Centre College home football game, so they decided to bring "Dead Fred" to the college's auditorium to witness Thursday night's debate between Vice President Joe Biden and challenger Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., WLEX-TV, Lexington, Ky., reported Thursday.

"Having Dead Fred on the sidelines here just reminds you that every day you go out and get that support, and you're just doing everything for the alumni," Centre senior Oakley Watson said.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Eli Manning explains pout face after Broncos' Super Bowl score
Watch Katie Holmes dance like Beyonce on 'The Tonight Show'
Warner Music to pay back licensing fees for 'Happy Birthday' copyright
Daring duo arrested for sex on Las Vegas' 550-foot Ferris wheel
Car spins out of control, lands on roof of California home