Gary Holloway

Holloway worked for the city of San Francisco as an environmental planner and frequently dresses in the habit of a Franciscan monk, an expression of his devotion to St. Francis of Assisi. But Holloway has other obsessions, including one for Martin Van Buren, the eighth president of the United States. Holloway explains why he founded the Martin Van Buren fan club.

“This man did absolutely nothing to further our national destiny, yet hundreds of people now follow me in commemorating him.”

An amazing comment on the politics in the US. Holloway also has an obsession with the British Commonwealth and has renamed his home Falklands House over which he flies the island’s flag. His bedroom still has everything in it that he had when he was boy. He calls it the Peanuts Room because of his huge collection of stuffed Snoopies and other memorabilia. He has slept on the same twin bed there for 40 years.