Jon Huntsman in New Hampshire. (Cheryl Senter/AP)

Last week we got a letter from Mr. Chris Mills of St. Davids, Pa., who is ready to unlock a little-known bit of history about Jon Huntsman: The former ambassador and Utah governor’s record as a Safety Patrol Officer during the 1971-72 academic year at Bethesda’s Westbrook Elementary School.

And yes, Mills has photos. . .


The 1971-72 safety patrol officers of Westbrook Elementary School in Bethesda. Jon Huntsman is highlighted in the center row; Chris Mills is highlighted in the upper left. (Courtesy of Chris Mills)

(Courtesy of Chris Mills)

Hmmm. Any dirt? Their class included the son of a CIA agent who would later serve time for selling secrets to the Soviets. But “I never knew Jon to hang with” him, writes Mills. “I’m telling ya, the guy’s clean.”

Mills concluded that his old friend may soon face some big life changes if elected. “But one thing will feel very familiar: Because he serves at the pleasure of the citizenry, President Jon Huntsman will once again report to me.”