Sherman Adams’ Fur Coat
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Origin

Sherman Adams

Type

Vicuña Overcoat

Effects

Lets the user effectively run an organization behind the scenes for someone else

Downsides

Will make personal mistakes leading to resignation from post

Activation

Wearing

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Constatine-77GH

Aisle

83419-7573

Shelf

147286-98065-463

Date of Collection

November 12, 1998

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Origin[edit | edit source]

Sherman Adams was a politician who first served as New Hampshire governor. He then became President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s White House Chief of Staff for five years. He had more control over the White House staff than Eisenhower did and handled many issues for him. He resigned after accepting an expensive vicuña overcoat and oriental rug from Bernard Goldfine, a Boston textile manufacturer who was being investigated for Federal Trade Commission violations. Vice president Richard Nixon told Adams he had to resign because Eisenhower could not directly fire him.

Effects[edit | edit source]

The coat lets the user effectively run any organization from behind the scenes for someone else, usually a friend or superior. However, the user will eventually suffer a severe mistake in their personal life that will negatively affect their career. The ensuing scandal usually ends with the person resigning from their position.

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