"In answer to your letter of a few days ago asking what 'S' stands for in my name I can only state *nothing* [italicized]. It was a mistake made by Senator Morris of Ohio when application was first made for my appointment as Cadet to West Point. …I tried on entering West Point to correct this mistake but failing, after I received my Diploma and Commission, with the 'S' inserted, adopted it and have so signed my name ever since." -- U.S. Grant to Elihu Washburne, June 23, 1864
and in the case of John McCain, the Panama Canal Zone was American territory at time wasn't it? - And now, to Barack Obama;
He was born in Hawaii in either 1961 or 1962. Hawaii became the
50th STATE in 1959, at least two years BEFORE HE WAS BORN.