John Witherspoon also has a life-size statue in Washington, D.C., on Connecticut Ave., just below Dupont Circle. He was a law-abiding patriot. I used to walk past it daily, long before I knew about Princeton.
I also had a great uncle named Witherspoon, a true southern gent, whom I met often at family dinners. He had a favorite riddle: Who was the only person who did not sign the Declaration of Independence with a pen?
The answer of course was With-a-spoon!