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Walter Hoving (1897 - 1989)

Swedish-born American businessman Walter Hoving was the head of Tiffany & Company from 1955 to 1980. He was born on December 2, 1897 in Stockholm, the son of Johannes Hoving, a surgeon and Helga Rund...

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Harvey N. Davis (1881 - 1952)

Harvey N. Davis (1881 – 3 December 1952) was the 3rd President of Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.

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Nathaniel Davis (1925 - 2011)

Nathaniel Davis (April 12, 1925 – May 16, 2011) was a well-known career diplomat who served in the United States Foreign Service and the Peace Corps for 36 years. His final years were spent te...

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Grace Dunham MP

From Wikipedia (English) : Grace Dunham (/ˈdʌnəm/ dun-um; born January 28, 1992) is an American actress and poet. She acted in the independent film Tiny Furniture (2010), which w...

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Henry Kirke Porter (1840 - 1921)

Henry Kirke Porter (November 24, 1840 – April 10, 1921) was an American businessman and Representative of the United States Congress for Pennsylvania's 31st congressional district. Biography...

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Elijah B. Stoddard (1826 - 1903)

Elijah Brigham Stoddard (June 5, 1826-September 27, 1903) was an attorney and politician who served in both branches of the Massachusetts legislature, as a member of the Massachusetts Executive Counc...

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James Cooley Fletcher (1823 - 1901)

James Cooley Fletcher (1823–1901) was a Presbyterian minister and missionary with strong activities in Brazilian lands. Fletcher was born in Indianapolis, the son of Calvin Fletcher, a banke...

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Zachariah Allen, Jr (1795 - 1882)

Eliza Harriet ARNOLD bTWIN: 5 Oct 1796 in Providence, RI d 30 AUG 1873 m Zachariah Allen. This Zachariah Allen was a famous inventor and industrialist in RI, and was long a president of the RI Historic...

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John Lauris Blake (1788 - 1858)

John Lauris Blake (1788 – 1858) was an American clergyman and bestselling author. He is best known as the author of the General Biographical Dictionary. Life He was born on 21 December 178...

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Charles Evans Hughes III (1915 - 1985)

Charles Evans Hughes III (1915 – 1985) was an American architect. Biography Hughes was the grandson of Chief Justice and 1916 Republican presidential nominee Charles Evans Hughes and the s...

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Mary Chapin Carpenter MP

Mary Chapin Carpenter (born February 21, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter and musician. Carpenter spent several years singing in Washington, D.C., clubs before signing in the late 1980s with C...

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Rick Moody MP

Hiram Frederick "Rick" Moody III (born October 18, 1961) is an American novelist and short story writer best known for the 1994 novel The Ice Storm, a chronicle of the dissolution of two suburban Con...

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Douglas Harriman Kennedy MP

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Kerry Kennedy MP

Married in St. Matthew's Cathedral, Wash., D.C. by Father Gerard Creedon, an Irish priest and close family friend.

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Jack A Markell MP

Updated from U.S. Public Records Index by SmartCopy : Nov 27 2014, 1:19:45 UTC Jack A. Markell (born November 26, 1960) is an American politician who is the 73rd and current Governor of Delaware. A...

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Frank Licht MP (1916 - 1987)

Frank R. Licht (March 13, 1916 – May 30, 1987) was an American politician and the 67th Governor of Rhode Island from 1969 to 1973, serving as the first Jewish Governor in Rhode Island state hist...

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Maj. General Thomas Ewing, Jr. (USA) (1829 - 1896)

. Thomas Ewing, Jr. (August 7, 1829 – January 21, 1896) was an attorney, the first chief justice of Kansas and leading free state advocate, Union Army general during the American Civil War, an...

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Ira Glass MP

Ira Jeffrey Glass[2] (born March 3, 1959) is an American public radio personality and the host and producer of the radio and television show This American Life. Contents [show] Early life[edit] Gla...

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Alexandra Huntingdon Tydings (1972 - d.)

Alexandra Tydings Luzzatto (born Alexandra Huntingdon Tydings on 15 December 1972) is an American actress, best known for her role as Greek goddess Aphrodite on the television series Hercules: The Le...

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Lincoln Chafee, Governor, U.S. Senator (1953 - d.)

Lincoln Davenport Chafee ( /ˈtʃeɪfiː/ chay-fee; born March 26, 1953) is an American politician who has been the 74th Governor of Rhode Island since January 2011. Prior to ...

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Major Sullivan Ballou (USA) (1829 - 1861)

Sullivan Ballou (March 28, 1829 – July 28, 1861) was a lawyer, politician, and major in the United States Army. He is best remembered for the eloquent letter he wrote to his wife a week befo...

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Charles D. Millard (1873 - 1944)

Charles Dunsmore Millard (December 1, 1873 – December 11, 1944) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York. Millard was born in Tarrytown, New York. ...

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Charles Frederick Herreshoff, Jr. (1809 - 1888)

Charles Frederick Herreshoff, III., son of Charles Frederick, II., and Sarah (Brown) Herreshoff, was born July 26, 1809, in Providence, and there passed his childhood and early youth. The elementary po...

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Raymond Hood (1881 - 1934)

Raymond Mathewson Hood (March 29, 1881 – August 14, 1934) was an American architect who worked in the Art Deco style. Selected works

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James Brown Herreshoff (1834 - 1930)

James Brown Herreshoff (1834–1930) was an American inventor and chemist who developed first internal-combustion coaphtha-driven motorcycles, invented coil-stream boiler, keels used on racing y...

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Judge C. G. W. French (b. - 1891)

Charles Grafton Wilberton "C.G.W." French (August 22, 1822 – August 13, 1891) was an American jurist and politician. Raised and educated in New England, he moved to California and served a two-y...

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Lt. Governor William Greene MP (1797 - 1883)

William Greene (lieutenant governor) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia William Greene (January 1, 1797 - March 24, 1883) was a lieutenant governor of the state of Rhode Island, serving for two ...

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George Ellett Coghill (1872 - 1941)

George Ellett Coghill (March 17, 1872 – July 23, 1941) was an American philosopher anatomist best known for his work relating neuromuscular system development with movement patterns in embryos...

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Robert Cushman Murphy (1887 - 1973)

Robert Cushman Murphy (April 29, 1887 – March 20, 1973) was an American ornithologist and Lamont Curator of birds at the American Museum of Natural History. Murphy was born in Brooklyn, New ...

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Arthur Francis Buddington (1890 - 1980)

Arthur Francis "Bud" Buddington (November 29, 1890 – December 25, 1980) was an American geologist. Born in Wilmington, Delaware, he grew up there and in West Mystic, Connecticut. He was educat...

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Chuck Hagel, U.S. Senator, U.S. Secretary of Defense MP

Charles Timothy "Chuck" Hagel (/ˈtʃʌk ˈheɪɡəl/ chuk hay-gəl; born October 4, 1946) is an American politician who is the 24th and current United...

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Eliphalet Nott (1773 - 1866)

Nott was the second son (and the youngest of nine children) of Stephen and Deborah (Selden) Nott. He was born at Ashford, Connecticut on June 25, 1773. He earned a degree in 1795 from Rhode Island Co...

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Julian Hartridge (1829 - 1879)

Julian Hartridge (September 29, 1829 – January 8, 1879) was an American politician. He was born in Beaufort County, South Carolina and graduated from Brown University in 1848 and Harvard Law S...

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Robert Benjamin Hilton (1821 - 1894)

Robert Benjamin Hilton (1821 – January 10, 1894) was a lawyer, newspaper editor, soldier, and Confederate politician from Florida who served in the Congress of the Confederate States during th...

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Herbert E. Walter (1867 - 1945)

Herbert Eugene Walter, (1867 – 1945), was a prominent biologist, author, Professor at Brown University and researcher. Herbert Walter was born in Burke, Vermont in 1867. He attended the Lynd...

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Alfred W. Anthony (1860 - 1939)

Alfred W. Anthony (1860–1939) was an American author, Freewill Baptist leader, and religion professor at Bates College in Maine. Contents [show] Biography[edit] Alfred Williams Anthony was b...

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Howard Aldridge Coffin, Congressman (1877 - d.)

Howard Aldridge Coffin (June 11, 1877-February 28, 1956) was a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan. Coffin was born in Middleborough, Massachusetts and attended the Vermont Academy at Saxtons ...

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Erastus Brooks (1815 - 1886)

Erastus Brooks (January 31, 1815 Portland, then in the District of Maine, Massachusetts – November 25, 1886 West New Brighton, Staten Island) was an American newspaper editor and politician fr...

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Solomon Sibley, Judge (1769 - 1846)

Detroit Mayor. Served as the Mayor of Detroit, Michigan, in 1806. Also served as a Member of the Northwest Territory Legislature in 1799, United States District Attorney for Michigan from 1815 to 182...

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Julie Bowen MP

Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer (born March 3, 1970), better known by her stage name Julie Bowen , is an American actress. She attended Brown University, graduating with a BA in Renaissance Studies. She is b...

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Jared W. Williams, Governor, U.S. Senator (1796 - 1864)

Jared Warner Williams (December 22, 1796 – September 29, 1864) was an American lawyer and politician from Lancaster, New Hampshire. He graduated from Brown University at Providence, Rhode Isla...

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Nicholas Brown, Jr. (1792 - 1859)

This Nicholas Brown was the third in the family to bear that name. He was the son of Nicholas Brown, Jr., Brown University's famous benefactor (after whom the university is named). Born in 1792, he g...

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Honorable Marcus Morton, II (1819 - 1891)

) Marcus Morton (April 8, 1819– February 10, 1891), American lawyer and jurist who served as Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, was born in Taunton, the son of future G...

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Colonel G. Edward Buxton Jr. (1880 - 1949)

. Gonzalo Edward "Ned" Buxton Jr. (May 13, 1880 – March 15, 1949) was a Colonel in the American Expeditionary Force in World War I and the commanding officer of Sergeant Alvin C. York. In late...

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Gordon Keith Chalmers (1904 - 1956)

Gordon Keith Chalmers (7 February 1904 in Waukesha, Wisconsin – 8 May 1956 in Hyannis, Massachusetts) was a scholar of seventeenth-century English thought and letters, president of Rockford Co...

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Joseph Bucklin Bishop (1847 - 1928)

Joseph Bucklin Bishop (September 5, 1847 – December 13, 1928), was an American newspaper editor (1870–1905), Secretary of the Isthmian Canal Commission in Washington, D.C. and Panama (1...

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Samuel Cony, Governor (1811 - 1870)

Samuel Cony (February 27, 1811 – October 5, 1870) was an American politician, who most notably served as the 31st Governor of Maine from 1864 to 1867. Early years Cony was born in Augusta,...

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Thomas O. Paine (1921 - 1992)

Thomas Otten Paine (November 9, 1921 – May 4, 1992), an American scientist and advocate of Space exploration, was the third Administrator of NASA, serving from March 21, 1969 to September 15, ...

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William Williams Keen M.D. (1837 - 1932)

Born January 19, 1837(1837-01-19) Philadelphia Died June 7, 1932 (aged 95) Philadelphia Children Dora Keen (1871-1863) Walter Jackson Freeman I Relatives Walter Jackson Freeman II, gran...

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Lillian Moller Gilbreth (1878 - 1972)

Lillian Moller Gilbreth (born Lillie Evelyn Moller; May 24, 1878 – January 2, 1972) was an American psychologist and industrial engineer. One of the first working female engineers holding a Ph...

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Mark Antony De Wolfe Howe (1808 - 1895)

) Mark Antony De Wolfe Howe (also Anthony, DeWolf, De Wolf, and DeWolfe; 1808–1895) was an Episcopal priest and later first Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania, USA. Earl...

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Bishop Alexander Viets Griswold (1766 - 1843)

Dorothy Viets Schell quotes the Dictionary of American Biography: ". . . Alexander's early years were spent on his father's farm, but when he was ten years old, since he displayed more interest in ...

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Virgil Maxcy (1785 - 1844)

Virgil Maxcy (5 May 1785–28 February 1844) was an American political figure. He was born in Massachusetts, and spent his adult years in Maryland. He was killed in 1844 in a shipboard accident,...

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Jonathan Maxcy (1768 - 1820)

Jonathan Maxcy (September 2, 1768 – June 4, 1820) was the second president of Brown University (then known as the College in the English Colony of Rhode Island & Providence Plantations); the t...

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Alfred W. Anthony (1860 - 1939)

Alfred W. Anthony (1860–1939) was an American author, Freewill Baptist leader, and religion professor at Bates College in Maine. Biography Alfred Williams Anthony was born in Providence, R...

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George Moulton Carpenter, Jr. (1844 - 1896)

George Moulton Carpenter, Junior (1844 – 1896) was a newspaper reporter, lawyer, elected Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Providence Rhode Island and appointed as a United States Dist...

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Peleg Arnold (1751 - 1820)

from : Peleg Arnold (1751–1820) was a lawyer, tavern-keeper, jurist, and statesman from Smithfield, Rhode Island (now North Smithfield). He represented Rhode Island as a delegate to the Contin...

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George Lincoln Rockwell (founder of the American Nazi Party) (1918 - 1967)

George Lincoln Rockwell (March 9, 1918 – August 25, 1967) was the founder of the American Nazi Party. Rockwell was a major figure in the neo-Nazi movement in the United States, and his beliefs...

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Horace Mann, Sr. (1796 - 1859)

Horace Mann (May 4, 1796 – August 2, 1859) was an American education reformer, and a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1827 to 1833. He served in the Massachusetts Sena...

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Samuel Gridley Howe (1801 - 1876)

Samuel Gridley Howe (November 10, 1801 – January 9, 1876) was a 19th century United States physician, abolitionist, and an advocate of education for the blind. Contents 1 Early life and ed...

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E. Howard Hunt (1918 - 2007)

Everette Howard Hunt, Jr. (October 9, 1918 – January 23, 2007) was an American intelligence officer and writer. Hunt served for many years as a CIA officer. Hunt, with G. Gordon Liddy and othe...

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William D. Williamson, Governor (1799 - 1846)

William Durkee Williamson (July 31, 1779 – May 27, 1846) was the second Governor of the U.S. state of Maine, and one of the first congressmen from Maine in the United States House of Represent...

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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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Eli C. Thayer, U.S. Representative MP (1819 - 1899)

Eli Thayer was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1857 to 1861. Prior to that, he was the founder of the New England Emigrant Aid Company that brought pro-free state settlers t...

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Robert E. Quinn, Governor (1894 - 1975)

Robert Emmet Quinn (April 2, 1894 – May 19, 1975) was an American politician and the 58th Governor of Rhode Island. Quinn was born in 1894 in Phoenix, Rhode Island. He graduated from Brown...

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Norman S. Case, Governor (1888 - 1967)

Norman Stanley Case (October 11, 1888 – October 9, 1967) was the Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island from 1927 to 1928 and the 56th Governor of Rhode Island from 1928 to 1933. In addition, he ...

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Augustus O. Bourn, Governor (1834 - 1925)

Augustus Osborn Bourn (October 1, 1834 – January 28, 1925) was an American politician and the 36th Governor of Rhode Island. Early life Bourn was born in Providence, Rhode Island, on O...

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Charles W. Lippitt, Governor (1846 - 1924)

Charles Warren Lippitt (October 8, 1846 – April 4, 1924) was an American politician and the 44th Governor of Rhode Island. Early life and family Lippitt was born in Providence, Rhode I...

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Charles Jackson, Governor (1797 - 1876)

) Charles Jackson (March 4, 1797 – January 21, 1876) was the 18th Governor of Rhode Island from 1845-46. Jackson was born in Providence, Rhode Island, and graduated from Brown University, ...

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Elisha Dyer, Jr., Governor (1839 - 1906)

. Elisha Dyer, Jr. (November 29, 1839 – November 29, 1906) was a Rhode Island politician who was 45th Governor of Rhode Island from 1897 to 1900. He was the son of Elisha Dyer, Governor of Rho...

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Elisha Dyer, Governor (1811 - 1890)

Elisha Dyer (July 20, 1811 - May 17, 1890) was an American politician and the 25th Governor of Rhode Island. Early life Dyer was born in Providence, Rhode Island on July 20, 1811. He graduate...

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Oliver Ames, Governor MP (1831 - 1895)

Oliver Ames (February 4, 1831 – October 22, 1895) was a U.S. political figure and financier. He was the 35th Governor of Massachusetts (1887–1890). He was the son of Oakes Ames (1804&#x...

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William Claflin, Governor (1818 - 1905)

William Claflin (March 6, 1818 – January 5, 1905) was an industrialist and philanthropist who served as the 27th Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1869–1872 and as a me...

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John H. Clifford, Governor (1809 - 1876)

John Henry Clifford (January 16, 1809 – January 2, 1876), U.S. political figure, was the 21st Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for a single term, from 1853 to 1854. He was the fir...

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Adoniram Judson, Missionary to Burma (1788 - 1850)

Name Suffix: Jr Adoniram Judson: Father of Baptist Missionaries, 1788-1850 by Fred Barlow (Copied with permission from Profiles in Evangelism, ©1976) American Baptist missionary, lexicographer...

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John Meredith Read, Jr. (1837 - 1896)

John Meredith Read, Jr. (1837–1896), U.S. Minister to Greece 1873-1877, U.S. Chargé d'Affaires to Greece 1877-1879. New York State Adjutant General, United States Consul General to Fr...

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William Baylies, US Congress (1776 - 1865)

William Baylies (September 15, 1776 – September 27, 1865) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, brother of Francis Baylies. Born in Dighton, Massachusetts, Baylies was graduated from...

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Lewis Linn McArthur (1843 - 1897)

Lewis Linn McArthur (March 18, 1843 – May 10, 1897) was an American newspaper publisher and judge in the state of Oregon. He was an Oregon Supreme Court associate justice and the father of Lew...

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Frederick Bernays Wiener (1906 - 1996)

Frederick Bernays "Fritz" Wiener (1 June 1906 – 1 October 1996) was an American jurist specializing in military justice and constitutional law who became famous for the 1957 case of Reid v. Co...

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Thomas Gardiner Corcoran (1900 - 1981)

Thomas Gardiner Corcoran (1900–1981) was one of several Irish American advisors in President Franklin D. Roosevelt's brain trust during the New Deal, and later, a close friend and advisor ...

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Nicholas Brown, II (1769 - 1841)

Nicholas Brown II, was born in Providence, 4 April 1769. He married first Ann Carter, second mary Stelle. He was long distinguished for his virtues and his public and private charities. He erected Hope...

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John Brown Francis, Governor, U.S. Senator (1791 - 1864)

John Brown Francis (May 31, 1791 – August 9, 1864) was a United States Senator from Rhode Island. Biography Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he attended the common schools of Provid...

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Charles Evans Hughes, Jr., U.S. Solicitor General (1889 - 1950)

. Charles Evans Hughes, Jr. (November 30, 1889 – January 21, 1950) was the United States Solicitor General in 1929-1930. As a young man, Hughes was an honor graduate of Brown University wher...

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Zechariah Chaffee, Jr. (1885 - 1957)

Zechariah Chafee, Jr. (December 7, 1885 – February 8, 1957) was an American Professor of Law, judicial philosopher and civil rights advocate. Defending freedom of speech, he was described by S...

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John F. Kennedy, Jr. MP (1960 - 1999)

. Dorothy Willard is John Fitzgerald Kennedy JR's 12th Cousin. John Fitzgerald Kennedy is Dorothy Willard's 11th great grandfather's wife's 11th great grandson. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr is the...

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James Burrill Angell (1829 - 1916)

James Burrill Angell (January 7, 1829 – April 1, 1916) was an American educator, academic administrator, and diplomat. He is best known for being the longest-serving president of the Universit...

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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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Thomas J. Watson, Jr., U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union (1914 - 1993)

. Thomas John Watson, Jr. (January 14, 1914 – December 31, 1993) was an American businessman, political figure, and philanthropist. He was the 2nd president of IBM (1952-1971), the 11th nation...

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John Hay, U.S. Secretary of State MP (1838 - 1905)

John Milton Hay (October 8, 1838 – July 1, 1905) was an American statesman, diplomat, author, journalist, and private secretary and assistant to Abraham Lincoln. In August 1898, Hay was named ...

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Samuel S. Cox, U.S. Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire (1824 - 1889)

Samuel Sullivan "Sunset" Cox (September 30, 1824, Zanesville, Ohio – September 10, 1889, New York City) was an American Congressman and diplomat. He represented both Ohio and New York in the U...

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W. Randolph Burgess, U.S. Ambassador to NATO (1889 - 1978)

Warren Randolph Burgess (May 7, 1889 – September 16, 1978) was an American banker and diplomat who served as ambassador to NATO from 1957 to 1961. Burgess was born in Newport, Rhode Island...

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Frederic M. Sackett, U.S. Senator (1868 - 1941)

Frederic Mosley Sackett (December 17, 1868 – May 18, 1941) served as a United States Senator from Kentucky and ambassador to Germany during the Hoover Administration. He was born in Provid...

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John Ruggles, U.S. Senator ("Father of the U.S. Patent Office") (1789 - 1874)

John Ruggles (October 8, 1789 – June 20, 1874) was an American politician from the U.S. state of Maine. He served in several important state legislative and judicial positions before serving i...

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William L. Marcy, Governor, U.S. Senator, U.S. Secretary of State and War (1786 - 1857)

William Learned Marcy (December 12, 1786 – July 4, 1857) was an American statesman, who served as U.S. Senator and the 11th Governor of New York, and as the U.S. Secretary of War and U.S. Secr...

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Henry F. Lippitt, U.S. Senator (1856 - 1933)

Henry Frederick Lippitt (October 12, 1856 – December 28, 1933) was a United States Senator from Rhode Island. Born in Providence, he attended private schools, graduated from Brown University i...

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William Hunter, U.S. Senator (1774 - 1849)

) William Hunter (November 26, 1774 – December 3, 1849) was an American politician and diplomat and namesake/owner of the Hunter House museum. Hunter was born in Newport, Rhode Island. He ...

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John Holmes, U.S. Senator (1773 - 1843)

) John Holmes (March 14, 1773 – July 7, 1843) was an American politician. Holmes, a National Republican, served as a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts and was one of the first two U.S. Se...

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Nathaniel P. Hill, U.S. Senator (1832 - 1900)

Nathaniel Peter Hill (February 18, 1832 – May 22, 1900) was a United States Senator from Colorado. Biography Born in Montgomery, Orange County, New York, at the Nathaniel Hill Brick Ho...

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Lafayette S. Foster, U.S. Senator (1806 - 1880)

Lafayette Sabine Foster (November 22, 1806 – September 19, 1880) was a nineteenth-century American politician and lawyer from Connecticut. He served in the United States Senate from 1855 to 18...

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James Fenner, Governor, U.S. Senator (1771 - 1846)

James Fenner (January 22, 1771 – April 17, 1846) was an American politician who served as an United States Senator as well as the seventh, 11th and 17th Governor of Rhode Island (on three sepa...

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