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Julia Tarrant Barron (1805 - 1890)

Julia Ann Tarrant Barron gave of her wealth and services for the establishment of education and religious institutions. A member of Siloam Baptist Church, she gave the land on which the building wa...

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Martha Ellicott Tyson (1795 - 1873)

Martha Ellicott Tyson (September 13, 1795 — March 5, 1873) was an Elder of the Quaker Meeting in Baltimore, anti-slavery and women's rights advocate, author of the first biography of Benjami...

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James S. Rollins, US Congress (1812 - 1888)

James Sidney Rollins (April 19, 1812 – January 9, 1888) was a nineteenth-century Missouri politician and lawyer. He helped establish the University of Missouri, led the successful effort to ge...

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Erastus Milo Cravath (1833 - 1900)

Erastus Milo Cravath (1833–1900) was a field secretary with the American Missionary Association (AMA) after the American Civil War, when he helped found Fisk University in Nashville, Tenness...

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Gleason Leonard Archer, Sr. (1880 - 1966)

Gleason Archer, Sr. (October 29, 1880 – June 28, 1966)[1] was the founder and first president of Suffolk University and Suffolk Law School in Boston, Massachusetts. Archer was also an extensive ...

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Henry Fairchild (1815 - 1889)

Edward Henry Fairchild (1815–1889) was an American educator. Fairchild was born in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. His father was Grandison Fairchild. When he was a child his family moved to nor...

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Grandison Fairchild (1792 - 1890)

randison Fairchild (1792–1890) was an American reformer and active in the founding of Oberlin College. He was born in Sheffield, Massachusetts and died in Brownhelm, Ohio. His sons became ...

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Lewis Sperry Chafer (1871 - 1952)

Lewis Sperry Chafer (February 27, 1871 – August 22, 1952) was an American theologian. He founded and served as the first president of Dallas Theological Seminary, and was an influential propon...

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John Todd (1818 - 1894)

) John Todd (November 10, 1818 – January 31, 1894) was a U.S. Congregationalist minister, co-founder of Tabor College in Tabor, Iowa, a leading abolitionist and a ‘conductor’ on ...

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Robert Stewart Hyer (1860 - 1929)

Robert Stewart Hyer (October 18, 1860 – May 29, 1929) was an educator and researcher in Texas noted for experimenting with early X-ray and telegraphy equipment. He served as president of South...

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Frederick Palmer Whiddon (1930 - 2002)

Frederick Palmer Whiddon (March 2, 1930 - May 1, 2002) was the founder and long-time president of the University of South Alabama, the first four-year state-supported university in Mobile, Alabama....

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Dr James Archibald Campbell (1862 - 1934)

James Archibald Campbell (January 13, 1862 – March 18, 1934) founded Campbell University (originally Buies Creek Academy) in Buies Creek, North Carolina in 1887. Campbell was the father of Dr....

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Rev. Robert Laban "R.L." Abernethy (1822 - 1894)

President Robert Laban Abernethy (1822-1894) Founder of Owl Hollow School in Burke County, N.C. (a.k.a. Happy Home Academy), later named Rutherford Academy, Rutherford Seminary, and, finally, Ruthe...

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Colonel John T. L. Preston (CSA) MP (1811 - 1890)

Educator. He was the founder of the Virginia Military Institute in 1839 and one of its first professors. The Preston library at VMI is named for him. His wife, Margaret Junkin Preston is the famed "P...

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William Stanley West, U.S. Senator (1849 - 1914)

William Stanley West (August 23, 1849 – December 22, 1914) was a United States Senator from the state of Georgia. He was a Democrat. Biography West was born in Buena Vista, Georgia on Augu...

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Abbie Park Ferguson (1837 - 1919)

Abbie Park Ferguson (April 4, 1837, Whately, Massachusetts - March 25, 1919) was founder and president of Huguenot College. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College (then Mount Holyoke Female Sem...

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Jonas Gilman Clark (1815 - 1900)

Jonas Gilman Clark (February 1, 1815 – May 23, 1900) was an American businessman, and the founder of Clark University. He started his business career in Massachusetts, before moving to Califor...

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Charles Duncan McIver (1860 - 1906)

Charles Duncan McIver (September 27, 1860 – September 17, 1906) was the founder and first president of the institution now known as The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He was bor...

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Warren H. Carroll (1932 - 2011)

Dr. Warren H. Carroll (24 March 1932 – 17 July 2011) was a leading conservative Catholic historian and author, and the founder of Christendom College. Biography The son of Herbert Allen Ca...

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Ebenezer Knowlton, US Congress (1815 - 1874)

Ebenezer Knowlton (December 6, 1815 - September 10, 1874) was a U.S. Representative from Maine, Free Will Baptist minister, and co-founder of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Born in Pittsfield, N...

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Benjamin E. Bates (1808 - 1878)

Benjamin Edward Bates (July 12, 1808 – January 14, 1878)[1][2] was a New England industrialist and philanthropist, who was the namesake and a founder of Bates College and the Bates Mill in Lew...

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Alonzo Garcelon, Governor (1813 - 1906)

Dr. Alonzo Garcelon (May 6, 1813 – December 8, 1906) was the 36th Governor of Maine, an American Civil War surgeon general, and a co-founder of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Birth and ea...

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Thomas Hill Hubbard (1781 - 1857)

Thomas Hill Hubbard (December 5, 1781—May 21, 1857) was an American lawyer, judge and public official from Madison County, New York. A member of the Democratic-Republican party, Hubbard was tw...

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George Washington Gale (1789 - 1861)

George Washington Gale (1789 - September 13, 1861) was born in Stanford, New York and became a Presbyterian minister in western New York state. A graduate of Union College in 1814, and Princeton Th...

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Rev. Theodorick Romeyn, D.D (1744 - 1804)

Rev. Theodorick Romeyn, D.D. was a long time principal of the Academy of Schenectady, and one of the founders of Union College.

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Alice Mary Longfellow (c.1850 - c.1928)

Philanthropist, founding member of Radcliffe College, oldest daughter of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. In 1878, she sat on a committee to consider offering classes for women taught by Harvard ...

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Col. Israel Williams (1709 - 1788)

Israel Williams (1709–1788) was an American educator and judge who founded Williams College in 1793 by bequest of Ephraim Williams. Williams and John Worthington were the executors of the will...

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Arthur Gilman (1837 - 1909)

) Arthur Gilman (June 22, 1837, Alton, Illinois - December 27, 1909, Atlantic City, New Jersey) was a United States educator. He and his second wife founded the institution which eventually became Ra...

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Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback MP (1837 - 1921)

Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback, the son of a Mississippi white planter and a freed slave, became active in Republican Party politics in Louisiana as a delegate in the Republican state convention o...

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William Shippen, Jr., 2nd Surgeon General of the Continental Army (1736 - 1808)

. Dr. William Shippen, Jr. (October 21, 1736 – July 11, 1808), was the first systematic teacher of anatomy, surgery and obstetrics in Colonial America and founded the first maternity hospita...

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John Morgan (1735 - 1789)

) John Morgan (June 10, 1735 – October 15, 1789) was co-founder of the Medical College at the University of Pennsylvania, the first medical school in Colonial America; and he served as the s...

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Rev. Abraham Pierson MP (c.1641 - 1707)

Founder and first president of Yale, and namesake of Pierson College. -------------------- One record shows Abraham as the eldest of eleven children. Graduated from Harvard in 1668. In 1669 he join...

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William Van Duzer Lawrence MP (1842 - 1927)

William Van Duzer Lawrence (1842–1927) was a millionaire real-estate and pharmaceutical mogul who is best known for having founded Sarah Lawrence College in 1926. He played a critical role in ...

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Bishop Holland N. McTyeire (1824 - 1889)

Born in South Carolina, Holland McTyeire was educated at Randolph–Macon College (Virginia) graduating in 1844. He began his ministry in Alabama soon after graduation and married Amelia Townsen...

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William Henry Gilder (1812 - 1864)

) William Henry Gilder (born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 17 September 1812; died Brandy Station, Virginia, 13 April 1864) was a clergyman. His father, John Gilder, laid the cornerstone of Girard Coll...

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Henry White Warren (1831 - 1912)

Henry White Warren (1831-1912) was an American Methodist Episcopal bishop and author, brother of William Fairfield Warren. He was born at Williamsburg, Mass., and graduated in 1853 at Wesleyan Univ...

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William Barton Rogers (1804 - 1882)

William Barton Rogers (December 7, 1804 – May 30, 1882) was a geologist, physicist and educator. He is best known for setting down the founding principles for, advocating for, and finally obta...

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Robert M. Hughes (1855 - 1940)

Robert Morton Hughes (September 10, 1855 – January 15, 1940) was a Virginia lawyer who served as a president of The Virginia Bar Association and helped establish what became Old Dominion Unive...

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Henry Wells (1805 - 1878)

Henry Wells (December 12, 1805 – December 10, 1878) was an American businessman important in the history of both the American Express Company and Wells Fargo & Company. Early life Henr...

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John White Brockenbrough (1806 - 1877)

John White Brockenbrough (December 23, 1806 – February 20, 1877) was a Virginia lawyer, federal judge, educator, and the founder of the Lexington Law School, now known as Washington and Lee Un...

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Rev. Dr. Harvey A. Sackett (1806 - 1879)

Rev. Harvey A. Sackett, 1806-1879, son of Ezra Davis Sackett and Chloe Patchin, was married, June 25th, 1839, to Diantha E. Gray, daughter of John Gray and Diantha Burritt. He was by religious fait...

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Diantha Eloise Gray (1799 - 1880)

Diantha Eloise Gray (June 22, 1799 - July 28, 1880) who was eminent as a teacher, poet, and as an advocate for woman suffrage. She was educated at Troy Female Seminary, now known as The Emma Willard ...

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Roger W. Babson MP (1875 - 1967)

Roger Ward Babson Born: 6-Jul-1875, Gloucester, MA Parents: Nathaniel Babson, Ellen Stearns Married: Grace Margaret Knight, Nona Margaret Dougherty Daughter: Edith Low Babson (b. 6-Dec-1903) ...

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Joseph Ward (1838 - 1889)

) Joseph Ward (May 5, 1838 – December 11, 1889) was an American educator. Biography Joseph Ward was born at Perry Center, New York. After attending public schools, he taught and farmed bef...

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Daniel Coit Gilman (1831 - 1908)

Daniel Coit Gilman (6 July 1831 - 13 October 1908) was an American educator and academician, who was instrumental in founding the Sheffield Scientific School at Yale College, and who subsequently ser...

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Noah Webster, Lexicographer MP (1758 - 1843)

Noah Webster was one of the great lexicographers. For decades, he was among the most prolific authors in the new nation, publishing textbooks, political essays for his Federalist party, and newspaper a...

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Thomas Green Clemson (C.S.A.) (1807 - 1888)

Thomas Green Clemson, IV (July 1, 1807 – April 6, 1888) was an American politician and statesman, serving as an ambassador and the United States Superintendent of Agriculture. He was the founder...

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Levi K. Fuller, Governor (1841 - 1896)

Levi Knight Fuller (February 24, 1841 – October 10, 1896) was the 44th Governor of Vermont from 1892 to 1894. Early life Born in Westmoreland, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, and attended ...

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Franklin Fairbanks (1828 - 1895)

Franklin Fairbanks (June 18, 1828–April 24, 1895) was an American businessman, political figure, and one of the founders and first trustees of Rollins College. The president of Fairbanks Scale...

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Frederick Smyth, Governor (1819 - 1899)

) Frederick Smyth (March 9, 1819 – April 22, 1899) was a banker, railroad executive, and politician from Manchester, New Hampshire. Born in 1819 in Candia, New Hampshire, he became City Clerk ...

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Gen. Clinton B. Fisk, Founder Fisk Univ. (1828 - 1890)

Clinton Bowen Fisk (December 8, 1828 – July 9, 1890), for whom Fisk University is named, was a senior officer during Reconstruction in the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands. H...

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Jerry Falwell MP (1933 - 2007)

Jerry Lamon Falwell, Sr. (August 11, 1933 – May 15, 2007) was an evangelical fundamentalist Southern Baptist pastor, televangelist, and a conservative commentator from the United States. He wa...

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Mary Louise Bok / Zimbalist MP (1876 - 1970)

Mary Louise Curtis Bok (August 6, 1876 in Boston, Massachusetts – January 4, 1970 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), was the founder of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. She was the ...

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Hon. Joseph H. Lumpkin (1799 - 1867)

Wikipedia Summary "Joseph Henry Lumpkin (December 23, 1799–June 4, 1867) was the first chief justice of the Supreme Court of the U.S. state of Georgia..." "...Lumpkin died in Athens in 1867 ...

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John Milledge, Governor, U.S. Senator MP (1757 - 1818)

John Milledge (1757 – February 9, 1818) was an American politician. He fought in the American Revolution and was later a United States Representative and a Senator representing Georgia. He was...

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Colonel Sampson Mathews (1737 - 1807)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA with the rank of COLONEL. DAR Ancestor # A075570 Sampson Mathews (c. 1737- January 20, 1807) was a Colonel of the Virginia militia during the Ameri...

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Gen. Leonidas Polk (CSA) ("The Fighting Bishop") (c.1806 - 1864)

Leonidas Polk (April 10, 1806 – June 14, 1864) was a Confederate general in the American Civil War who was once a planter in Maury County, Tennessee, and a second cousin of President James K. ...

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Isaac Tichenor Goodnow (1814 - 1894)

Isaac T. Goodnow There are certain names that should be preserved in the annals of Kansas with testimonials of pride and admiration, and one of these is Isaac T. Goodnow, who was a member of a nota...

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Joseph Denison, Rev. (1815 - 1900)

Joseph J. Denison (October 1, 1815 – February 19, 1900) was a Methodist pastor; the first President of Kansas State University; and a founder of Manhattan, Kansas, having volunteered to go to ...

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Moses Brown (1738 - d.)

Moses Brown (September 23, 1738 – September 6, 1836) was a co-founder of Brown University and a New England abolitionist and industrialist, who funded the design and construction of some of th...

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John Brown (1736 - 1803)

) John Brown I (January 27, 1736 – September 20, 1803) was an American merchant, slave trader, and statesman from Providence, Rhode Island. In 1764, John Brown joined his brothers Nicholas Bro...

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Nicholas Brown, Sr (1729 - 1791)

Nicholas Brown was born in Providence, 28 July 1729. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography says of Him: (Vol VII, 27) "Nicholas Brown, merchant and benefactor of Brown University was the secon...

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Zephaniah Swift Moore (1770 - 1823)

Zephaniah Swift Moore (November 20, 1770 – June 29, 1823) was an American Congregational clergyman and educator. He taught at Dartmouth College during the early 1810s and had a house built in ...

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Rufus William Bailey (1793 - 1863)

Rufus William Bailey (13 April 1793 – 25 April 1863) was the founder of Augusta Female Seminary (later Mary Baldwin College), in Staunton, Virginia, and also president of Austin College, in ...

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Alden Partridge, Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point (1785 - 1854)

Alden Partridge, (February 12, 1785 - January 17, 1854) was an American author, legislator, officer, surveyor, an early superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York an...

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Amos Kendall, Postmaster General (1787 - 1869)

of kentucky, lawyer, philanthropist and postmaster general under president jackson -------------------- Amos Kendall (August 16, 1789 – November 12, 1869) was an American politician who se...

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Oren B. Cheney, Bates College (1816 - 1903)

Oren Burbank Cheney (December 10, 1816 – December 22, 1903) was a Free Will Baptist clergyman, an abolitionist and the founder of Bates College. Early life Oren Cheney was born in Hold...

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Philander Chase (1775 - 1852)

Philander Chase (December 14, 1775 – September 20, 1852) was an Episcopal Church bishop, educator, and pioneer of the United States western frontier in Ohio and Illinois. in 1795 while still a s...

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John Drayton, Governor MP (1766 - 1822)

John Drayton (June 22, 1766 – November 27, 1822) was an attorney and politician; he was the 40th Governor of South Carolina on two non-consecutive occasions from 1800 to 1802 and 1808 to 1810....

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Jonathan Bayard Smith (1742 - 1812)

Jonathan Bayard Smith (February 21, 1742 – June 16, 1812) was an American merchant from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He served as a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress in 1777...

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Edward Shippen, Mayor of Philadelphia MP (1703 - 1781)

The first mayor of Philadelphia, PA. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ) Edward Shippen (Boston, Massachusetts, July 9, 1703 – Lancaster, Pennsylvan...

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Rev. Cyrus Mills (1819 - 1884)

Co-founder of Mills College, Oakland, California. Presbyterian missionary and educator, educated at Williams College and Union Theological Seminary. Upon his marriage to Susan L Tolman in 1848, the...

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Rev. Jonathan Dickinson, 1st President of Princeton University (1688 - 1747)

) Jonathan Dickinson (April 22, 1688 – October 7, 1747) was a Congregational, later Presbyterian, minister, a leader in the Great Awakening of the 1730s and 1740s, and a co-founder and first p...

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James Manning (1738 - 1791)

) James Manning (October 22, 1738 – July 29, 1791) was an American Baptist minister, educator and legislator from Providence, Rhode Island best known for being the first president of Brown Uni...

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Joseph Wharton (1826 - 1909)

Joseph Wharton From Wikipedia Born March 3, 1826 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Died January 11, 1909 (aged 82) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Occupation entrepreneur, industrialist Religion So...

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Edith Leah Lesley (1872 - 1953)

Edith Lesley, American educator and founder of Lesley University, was born 27 January 1872 in the Panama Canal Zone, then a U.S. protectorate, and died 16 May 1953 at Boston in the U.S. state of Mass...

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Edward Miner Gallaudet (1837 - 1917)

Edward Miner Gallaudet (February 5, 1837– September 26, 1917), son of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Sophia Fowler Gallaudet, was a famous early educator of the deaf in Washington, DC. As a yout...

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Jonathan Dickinson (1688 - 1747)

) Jonathan Dickinson (April 22, 1688 – October 7, 1747) was a Congregational, later Presbyterian, minister, a leader in the Great Awakening of the 1730s and 1740s, and a co-founder and first p...

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Rev. Manasseh Cutler MP (1742 - 1823)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for CONNECTICUT with the rank of PRIVATE. DAR Ancestor # A029163 Manasseh Cutler (May 13, 1742 – July 28, 1823) was an American clergyman involved in the...

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Susan Tolman Mills (1826 - 1912)

Susan Tolman Mills (1826 – 1912) was the co-founder of Mills College (formerly the Young Ladies Seminary at Benicia, California). Background Mills was born on November 18, 1826, in Eno...

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Dr. John Evans, 2nd Territorial Governor of Colorado MP (1814 - 1897)

He advocated the founding of Northwestern University & chose a suburb of Chicago as it's location. The suburb was thus named Evanston in his honor. He was appointed Governor of Colorado in 1862 by Pr...

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Colonel Charles A. McDaniel (CSA) (1830 - 1862)

President and co-founder of Bowdon College, Carroll Co.,Georgia (existed 1857-1936). The college closed its doors briefly when all but two of the students (one blind, one with no arms) entered the Conf...

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John Wales, U.S. Senator (1783 - 1863)

John Wales (July 31, 1783 - December 3, 1863) was an American lawyer and politician from Wilmington, in New Castle County, Delaware. He was a member of the Whig Party, who served as U.S. Senator fr...

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William Greenleaf Eliot MP (1811 - 1887)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: ... William Greenleaf Eliot (August 5, 1811 – January 23, 1887) was an American educator, Unitarian minister, and civic leader in Missouri. He is most notable f...

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Luther Rice (1783 - 1836)

Luther Rice (1783–1836), was a Baptist minister who, after a thwarted mission to India, returned to American where he spent the remainder of his career raising funds for missions and advocatin...

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William Marsh Rice MP (1816 - 1900)

'RICE UNIVERSITY" ' William Marsh Rice, son of David Rice and Patty Hall, was b. Mar. 14,1816 in Springfield, Mass. He was the 3rd child, with seven more to follow. He dropped out of school at age ...

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Governor Samuel Ward MP (1725 - 1776)

Samuel Ward was an American farmer, shop keeper, and statesman from Westerly, Rhode Island. He served as a colonial Governor of Rhode Island and later as a delegate to the Continental Congress. In 1764...

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Moses E. Clapp, U.S. Senator (1851 - 1929)

Moses Edwin Clapp (May 21, 1851 – March 6, 1929) was an American lawyer and politician. He served as the Minnesota Attorney General from 1887 until 1893. In 1900, he entered the special el...

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Charles T. Hayden (1825 - 1900)

Charles Trumbull Hayden (April 4, 1825 – February 5, 1900) was an American businessman and probate judge. His influence was felt in the development of Arizona Territory where he helped found b...

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Lydia Moss Bradley (1816 - 1908)

Lydia Moss Bradley (July 31, 1816 – January 16, 1908) was a wealthy philanthropist notable for her philanthropic works in Illinois and the independent management of her wealth. Earlier lif...

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John Armstrong McAfee (1831 - 1890)

John A. McAfee was the founder of Park College in Parkville, Missouri.

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Ira Allen (1751 - 1814)

Ira Allen (April 21, 1751 in Cornwall, Connecticut - January 7, 1814) was one of the founders of Vermont, and leaders of the Green Mountain Boys; and was the brother of Ethan Allen. Biography ...

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Karl G. Maeser MP (1828 - 1901)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary "... Karl Gottfried Maeser (January 16, 1828 – February 15, 1901) was a prominent Utah educator and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (...

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Robert E. M. Baylor, U.S. Congress (1793 - 1872)

Co-founded Baylor University in Texas in 1845 Served in Congress. Commanded a company of soldiers in 1812. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...

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Lucretia Mott MP (1793 - 1880)

Lucretia Coffin Mott was born 3 January 1793 in Nantucket, Massachusetts and died on 11 November 1880 near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was an American Quaker, abolitionist (Underground Railroad), s...

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Mansfield French (1810 - 1876)

Name Prefix: REV REFN: 1214 Winchell Genealogy p 146 "Her husband is spoken of (Silliman's Journal) as the founder of Marietta College, O. He was prevented by failure of the eyes, from finishing ...

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Nathan Hunt (1758 - 1853)

Read Memoirs of William and Nathan Hunt, 1858 at archive.org OCCUPATION: Quaker Minister BIRTH: 26 Oct 1758, Rowan co,NC DEATH: 8 Aug 1853, Guilford co,NC BURIAL: Center cem He visited Sout...

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Hon. James Howry MP (1804 - 1884)

He was an attorney and judge. At an early age he went to work for Francis Dalzell, a merchant in Rogersville, Tennessee. He was later employed in the office of a chancery clerk, but did not have the me...

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Gov. William Richardson Davie MP (1756 - 1820)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NORTH CAROLINA with the rank of COLONEL. DAR Ancestor # A030145 William Richardson Davie was a military officer, the tenth Governor of North Carolina, the fou...

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