A few people have weighed in with answers to my question on a previous post outside the comments box. Some of them were too good not to share. In addition to vespesianos and London bobbies, here are some more eponymous tributes to heads of state, statesmen, and mere politicians:
1. The Teddy bear, named after Theodore Roosevelt
2. The Wellington boot, popularized by the Duke of Wellington (Those battlefields must have been muddy!)
3. Gerrymandering, named after Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry (1744-1814). (Personally, I’d rather be known for public toilets.)
Keep ’em coming!