I had an interesting conversation with a number of US Military colleagues earlier this week. Whilst talking about money and our respective currencies in general, I posed the following question; if the US government were to change the design of its banknotes and print the images of famous Americans on the opposite side to the former presidents, who would you pick and why? We came up with the following selection criteria: 1. Candidates must have been dead for at least 50 years in order to ensure that they have achieved enduring fame. 2. No other former presidents are eligible for inclusion as this particular office is already represented on US banknotes. After a good deal of discussion and arguement we came up with the following candidates: Henry Ford Thomas Edison Eleanor Roosevelt James Fennimore Cooper Mark Twain Gen George C Marshall Lewis and Clarke So, the question is; who would you pick and why?