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Adam Clayton Powell Jr. MP (1908 - 1972)

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. (November 29, 1908 – April 4, 1972) was a Baptist pastor and an American politician, who represented Harlem, New York City, in the United States House of Representatives...

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Edwin S. Grosvenor MP

Edwin S. Grosvenor (born September 17, 1951 in Washington, D.C.) is a writer, the editor-in-chief of American Heritage magazine, and the great-grandson of Alexander Graham Bell. His father was Melvil...

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Stephen Clark Rockefeller MP

Steven Clark Rockefeller (born April 19, 1936), a fourth-generation member of the Rockefeller family and a former dean of Middlebury College, is a philanthropist who focuses on education, Planned Par...

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Rodman Rockefeller (1932 - 2000)

Rodman Clark Rockefeller (May 2, 1932 – May 14, 2000) was an American businessman and philanthropist. He was the eldest son of former U.S. Vice President Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller and his wif...

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Allen Stack (1928 - 1999)

Allen McIntyre Stack (January 23, 1928 – September 12, 1999) was an American competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder. Stack won the gold medal in the men's 100-...

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James W. Symington MP

James Wadsworth Symington (/ˈsaɪmɪŋtən/; born September 28, 1927) is a United States attorney and politician who served as four-term member of the U.S. House of Rep...

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Anson Phelps Stokes, III (1905 - 1986)

) Anson Phelps Stokes III (January 11, 1905 – November 7, 1986) was the eleventh bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts in Boston, Massachusetts from 1956 to 1970. He was the son of ...

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Jared Bradley Flagg (1820 - 1899)

Jared Bradley Flagg (June 16, 1820 - September 25, 1899) was an American painter from New Haven, Connecticut. He was the younger brother of artists George Whiting Flagg and Henry Collins Flagg III. H...

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Avis Thayer Bohlen MP

Avis Thayer Bohlen (born 20 April 1940 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania) is a diplomat and former Assistant Secretary for Arms Control (1999–2002) and United States Ambassador to Bulgaria (1996 ...

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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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Marcus T. Reynolds (1869 - 1937)

Marcus Tullius Reynolds (August 20, 1869 – March 18, 1937) was an American architect from the Albany, New York area. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, he was raised by his aunt in Alban...

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Catherine Oxenberg MP

Aurora Karamzin a _ *b. Stjernvall ( Demidov ) (In Finland) → Pavel Pavlovich Demidov, prince of San Donato her son → Aurora Pavlovna Pavlovna Comtessa di Noghera his daughter → ...

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Mike Gravel, US Senator MP

GRAVEL, Maurice Robert (Mike), a Senator from Alaska; born in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., May 13, 1930; attended private schools; graduated, Columbia University 1956; member of the United State...

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Edward S. Harkness (1874 - 1940)

Edward Stephen Harkness (January 22, 1874 – January 29, 1940) was an American philanthropist. In 1918, Harkness was ranked the 6th-richest person in the United States by Forbes magazine's fi...

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Harry A. Garfield (1863 - 1942)

Harry Augustus "Hal" Garfield (Hiram, Ohio, October 11, 1863 – December 12, 1942, Williamstown, Massachusetts) was an American lawyer and academic. He was the son of U.S. President James A. Ga...

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George Selden (1929 - 1989)

) George Selden Thompson (May 14, 1929 – December 5, 1989) was an American author, who wrote under the pseudonym Terry Andrews. He is best known for his 1961 book The Cricket in Times Square, ...

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Charles L. Weltner (1927 - 1992)

Charles Longstreet Weltner (December 17, 1927 – August 31, 1992) was a politician from the U.S. state of Georgia. Weltner was born in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1948, he received a bachelor's degr...

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Bill Berkson MP

Bill Berkson (born August 30, 1939) is an American poet, critic, teacher and sometime curator, who has been active in the art and literary worlds since his early twenties. Bibliography Awards

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William Adams Delano (1874 - 1960)

William Adams Delano (January 21, 1874 – January 12, 1960), an American architect, was a partner with Chester Holmes Aldrich in the firm of Delano & Aldrich. The firm worked in the Beaux-Arts ...

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George Axelrod MP (1922 - 2003)

George Axelrod (June 9, 1922 – June 21, 2003) was an American screenwriter, producer, playwright and film director, best known for his play, The Seven Year Itch (1952), which was adapted into ...

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Truman Abbe MP (1873 - 1955)

Truman Abbe (November 1, 1873 – May 2, 1955) was an American surgeon, son of Cleveland Abbe and brother of Cleveland Abbe, Jr. Biography He was born in Washington, D. C. on November 1, 187...

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Bernard Malamud MP (1914 - 1986)

Bernard Malamud was born April 26, 1914 in Brooklyn, New York to Russian Jewish immigrants, Max and Bertha (Fidelman) Malamud. His brother, Eugene, was born in 1917. Bernard attended high school in B...

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Jack Steinberger MP

Hans Jakob "Jack" Steinberger (born May 25, 1921) is a physicist currently residing near Geneva, Switzerland. He co-discovered the muon neutrino, along with Leon Lederman and Melvin Schwartz, for whi...

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Emanuel Ax MP

Emanuel Ax (born 8 June 1949) is a Grammy-winning American classical pianist. He is an internationally acclaimed performer, and a teacher on the faculty of the Juilliard School.[1] Contents [show] ...

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Leon Sol Wieseltier MP

New York, New York, United States

Leon Wieseltier (/ˈwiːzəltɪər/; born June 14, 1952) is an American writer, critic, philosopher and magazine editor. Since 1983 he has been the literary editor of ...

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Dr. Warren Winkelstein, Jr. MP (1922 - 2012)

Dr. Warren Winkelstein Jr., epidemiologist who led seminal AIDS, air pollution studies, dies at 90 By Sarah Yang, University of California Berkeley Media Relations | July 31, 2012 BERKELEY —...

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Isaac Newton Seligman MP (1855 - 1917)

Isaac Newton Seligman was an American banker and communal worker; born in New York July 10, 1855; educated at Columbia Grammar School and Columbia College, from which he graduated in 1876. He was one o...

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Sampson Simson, Jr. MP (1781 - 1857)

Sampson Simson (born 1780, died 1857) was an American philanthropist most remembered as "the father of Mount Sinai Hospital" and as benefactor, posthumously, to the North American Relief Society for ...

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Lynn Forester de Rothschild MP

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Lynn Forester, Lady de Rothschild (b. July 2, 1954 in New Jersey, U.S.)[1] is the chief executive officer of E.L. Rothschild, a hol...

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Bella Abzug MP (1920 - 1998)

Bella Savitsky Abzug (July 24, 1920 – March 31, 1998), nicknamed "Battling Bella", was an American lawyer, U.S. Representative, social activist and a leader of the Women's Movement. In 1971, A...

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Stephen Solarz MP (1940 - 2010)

Stephen Joshua Solarz (/ˈsoʊlɑrz/; September 12, 1940 – November 29, 2010) was a United States Congressional Representative from New York. Solarz was both an outspoken cri...

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Albert Shanker (1928 - 1997)

Albert Shanker (September 14, 1928 – February 22, 1997) was president of the United Federation of Teachers from 1964 to 1985 and president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) from 197...

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Allen Albert Funt MP (1914 - 1999)

Allen Albert Funt (September 16, 1914 – September 5, 1999) was an American television producer, director, writer and television personality best known as the creator and host of Candid Camera ...

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Allen Ginsberg MP (1926 - 1997)

Renowned poet, world traveler, spiritual seeker, founding member of a major literary movement, champion of human and civil rights, photographer and songwriter, political gadfly, teacher and co-founder ...

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Joseph Stein MP (1912 - 2010)

Joseph Stein (May 30, 1912 – October 24, 2010[1]) was an American playwright best known for writing the books for such musicals as Fiddler on the Roof and Zorba. Contents [show] Biography[ed...

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Emanuel Celler, 39th Dean of the United States House of Representatives MP (1888 - 1981)

Emanuel Celler (May 6, 1888 – January 15, 1981) was an American politician from New York who served in the United States House of Representatives for almost 50 years, from March 1923 to Januar...

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Ben Stein MP

Benjamin Jeremy "Ben" Stein (born November 25, 1944) is an American writer, lawyer, actor and commentator on political and economic issues. He attained early success as a speechwriter for American pres...

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Bernard Bernstein (1908 - d.)

Bernard Bernstein (30 November 1908 – 6 February 1990) was an American economist and public official. As a U.S. Army colonel, he served as a financial adviser to General Eisenhower in World Wa...

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Felix Adler MP (1851 - 1933)

) Felix Adler (August 13, 1851 – April 24, 1933) was a German American professor of political and social ethics, rationalist, popular lecturer, religious leader and social reformer who founded...

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Louis Marshall MP (1856 - 1929)

Louis Marshall (December 14, 1856 – September 11, 1929) was an American corporate, constitutional and civil rights lawyer as well as a mediator and Jewish community leader who worked to secure...

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Robert Moses MP (1888 - 1981)

Robert Moses (December 18, 1888 – July 29, 1981) was the "master builder" of mid-20th century New York City, Long Island, Rockland County, and Westchester County, New York. As the shaper of a ...

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Harold Elliot Varmus MP

Harold Eliot Varmus (born December 18, 1939) is an American Nobel Prize-winning scientist and the 14th and current Director of the National Cancer Institute, a post he was appointed to by President B...

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Albert Wattenberg (1917 - 2007)

Albert Wattenberg, known to everyone as "Al," was a nuclear physicist. A superb high-energy experimentalist, he continued to publish scientific articles until 2003. A student of Enrico Fermi’...

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Lionel Pincus MP (1931 - 2009)

Lionel I. Pincus (March 2, 1931 — October 10, 2009)[1][2] was an American businessman and philanthropist. He was the founder of the private equity firm Warburg Pincus, running it from 1966 to ...

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Judith Vladeck MP (1923 - 2007)

Judith Pomarlen Vladeck (August 1, 1923 - January 8, 2007) was a prominent American labor lawyer and civil rights advocate, particularly on behalf of women. She helped set new legal precedents agains...

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Bruce Ratner MP

Bruce Ratner (born January 23, 1945 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American real estate developer and minority owner of the NBA's Brooklyn Nets.[2] Contents [show] Family and education[edit] Ratner was ...

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Frank Raleigh Lautenberg (1924 - 2013)

Frank Raleigh Lautenberg (/ˈlɔːtənbɜrɡ/;[2] January 23, 1924 – June 3, 2013) was a United States Senator from New Jersey and a member of the Democrati...

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Joseph Eugene Stiglitz, Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, 2001 MP

New York, New York, United States

Joseph Eugene Stiglitz, ForMemRS, FBA (born February 9, 1943) is an American economist and a professor at Columbia University. He is a recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2001...

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Edward Sapir MP (1884 - 1939)

Edward Sapir (/səˈpɪər/; 1884–1939) was an American anthropologist-linguist, who is widely considered to be one of the most important figures in the early developme...

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Annette Strauss MP (1924 - 1998)

Annette Strauss (January 26, 1924 – December 14, 1998) was a philanthropist and a former mayor of Dallas. The Annette Strauss Artist Square in the Arts District of downtown Dallas, Texas is na...

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Admiral Hyman G. Rickover ("Father of the Nuclear Navy") MP (1900 - 1986)

Hyman George Rickover (January 27, 1900 – July 8, 1986) was a United States Navy admiral who directed the original development of naval nuclear propulsion and controlled its operations for thr...

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Irving Lehman MP (1876 - 1945)

Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals (1939-1944). Irving Lehman (January 28, 1876 – September 22, 1945) was an American lawyer and politician from New York. He was Chief Judge ...

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Eric Michael Garcetti MP

Eric Michael Garcetti (born February 4, 1971) is the mayor of Los Angeles and a former member of the Los Angeles City Council, representing the 13th District.[1] He served as Council President from 2...

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George Marshall MP (1904 - 2000)

George Marshall (February 11, 1904 – May 15, 2000) was an American economist, political activist, and conservationist. He was an early leader both of The Wilderness Society and later the Sierr...

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Herman Jacob Mankiewicz MP (1897 - 1953)

Herman Jacob Mankiewicz (pronounced /ˈmænkjəvɪtʃ/); November 7, 1897 – March 5, 1953) was an American screenwriter, who, with Orson Welles, wrote the screenp...

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Joseph Leo Mankiewicz MP (1909 - 1993)

Film Director, Writer, and Producer, and Academy Award Winner. He is best remembered for directing the films "A Letter to Three Wives" (1949) and "All About Eve" (1950), that won him an Academy Award...

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Gilbert de Botton MP (1935 - 2000)

Gilbert de Botton (February 16, 1935 – August 27, 2000) was a financial pioneer in the 20th century, who is considered the inventor of the open architecture model of asset management.[1] He wa...

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Dick Hyman MP

Keyboardist, composer, arranger, and conductor, recording more than 100 albums of his own and contributing to many others. He played with the legends Charlie Parker and Benny Goodman, and demonstrate...

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Erica Jong MP

Erica Jong (née Mann; born March 26, 1942) is an American author and teacher best known for her fiction and poetry, and particularly for her 1973 novel Fear of Flying. The book became famously...

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Helen Thornton Geer (1903 - 1983)

Helen Thornton Geer (January 7, 1903 in New Castle, Pennsylvania – March 1983 in New Jersey) was a prominent author, professor, and librarian. She was the author of the 1955 Library Science cl...

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Erica Crystal Patterson MP (1967 - 2010)

Erica Crystal Patterson, 43, philanthropist, teacher and devoted wife and mother, died Saturday, February 27 in Mammoth Mountain Ski Area as the result of a snowboarding accident. Erica was a life-long...

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Monia "The Poppy Lady" Michael (1869 - 1944)

Moina Michael (August 15, 1869-May 10, 1944) was an American professor and humanitarian who conceived the idea of using poppies as a symbol of remembrance for those who served in World War I. Bor...

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Bertha Sheppard Adkins (1906 - 1983)

Bertha Sheppard Adkins was born in Salisbury, Maryland on August 24, 1906. She was an educator, political activist, public servant, and a community leader. Early life Adkins graduated (at age...

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Prynce Hopkins (1885 - 1970)

Prynce Hopkins (March 5, 1885 - August 1970), who was born Prince Charles Hopkins, was an American Socialist, pacifist and author of numerous psychology books and periodicals. He was jailed and fin...

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Herbert L. Satterlee (1863 - 1947)

Herbert Livingston Satterlee (October 31, 1863 – July 14, 1947) was an American lawyer, writer, and businessman who served as United States Assistant Secretary of the Navy from 1908 to 1909. T...

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Ruth Agnes Hoople (1892 - 1972)

Ruth Agnes Hoople (born January 14, 1892 in New York; died July 1972 in Syracuse, New York), graduated from Syracuse University in 1914, and completed a Master of Arts in History in 1915; worked for th...

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Francis Saltus Saltus (1849 - 1889)

Francis Saltus Saltus (November 23, 1849 - June 24, 1889) was an American poet. Biography Born in 1849 in New York City, he was the elder half-brother of once popular but now relatively obscure n...

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Edgar Saltus (1855 - 1921)

Edgar Evertson Saltus (October 8, 1855 – July 31, 1921) was an American writer known for his highly refined prose style. His works paralleled those by European decadent authors such as Huysman...

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Madison Grant (1865 - 1927)

Madison Grant (November 19, 1865 – May 30, 1937) was an American lawyer known primarily for his work as a eugenicist and conservationist. As a eugenicist, Grant was responsible for one of the ...

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Joseph Force Crater MP (1889 - 1930)

Vitals at time of Disappearance: Missing Since: August 6, 1930 from New York City, New York Classification: Missing Date of Birth: January 6, 1889 Age: 41 Height and Weight: 6'0", 180-185lb...

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Hanz Zinsser (1878 - 1940)

Hans Zinsser (November 17, 1878 – September 4, 1940) was an American bacteriologist and a prolific author. He was the author of over 200 books and medical articles, and was a member of a number ...

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William Claiborne Owens (1849 - 1925)

William Claiborne Owens (October 17, 1849 - November 18, 1925) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky. Born near Georgetown, Kentucky, Owens attended the common schools, also Kentucky Wesleyan Col...

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Richard Varick (1753 - 1831)

Richard Varick, born in Hackensack, New Jersey, March 23, 1753, served as captain, deputy muster-master-general, and George Washington's secretary during the Revolutionary war. He served as Speaker of ...

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Robert Almer Harper (1862 - 1946)

Robert Almer Harper, (born Jan. 21, 1862, Le Claire, Iowa, U.S.—died May 12, 1946, Bedford, Va.), American biologist who identified the details of reproduction in the development of the fung...

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Nathaniel Lord Britton (1859 - 1934)

Nathaniel Lord Britton (January 15, 1859 – June 25, 1934) was an American botanist and taxonomist who co-founded the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, New York. Works

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John Paton Davies, Jr. (1909 - 1999)

(b. 6 April 1908 in Kiating, Sichuan Province, China; d. 23 December 1999 in Asheville, North Carolina), career U.S. foreign service officer and China expert who became a prominent victim of McCarthy...

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Harrison A. Williams, U.S. Senator (1919 - 2001)

Harrison Arlington "Pete" Williams, Jr. (December 10, 1919 – November 17, 2001) was a Democrat who represented New Jersey in the United States House of Representatives (1953–1957) and t...

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Paul Drennan Cravath (1861 - 1940)

Paul Drennan Cravath (July 14, 1861 – July 1, 1940) was a prominent Manhattan lawyer and a partner of the law firm today known as Cravath, Swaine & Moore. Biography The earliest known male...

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C. Martin Wilbur (1908 - 1997)

C. Martin Wilbur (1907–1997) was the George Sansom Professor of Chinese History at Columbia University from 1947 to 1976. Life Born in Dayton, Ohio, Wilbur went at an early age with his pare...

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Anna Julia Cooper (1858 - 1964)

Anna Julia Haywood Cooper (Raleigh, August 10, 1858 – February 27, 1964) was an American author, educator, speaker and one of the most prominent African-American scholars in United States hi...

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George Huntington, MD, Discoverer MP (1850 - 1916)

George Huntington (April 9, 1850 – March 3, 1916) was an American physician who contributed a classic clinical description of the disease that bears his name -- Huntington's disease. Hunting...

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Guy J. Swope (1892 - 1969)

Guy Jacob Swope (December 26, 1892 – July 25, 1969) was an American teacher, accountant, and Democratic politician. His career included one term as a United States Congressman in the Seventy-s...

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Susanne Langer (1895 - 1985)

Susanne Katherina Langer (née Knauth) (December 20, 1895 – July 17, 1985) was an American philosopher of mind and of art, who was influenced by Ernst Cassirer and Alfred North Whitehead...

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C. Vann Woodward (1908 - 1999)

Comer Vann Woodward (November 13, 1908 – December 17, 1999) was a preeminent American historian focusing primarily on the American South and race relations. He was considered, along with Richa...

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Dr. Norton S. Townshend, US Congress (1815 - 1895)

Norton Strange Townshend (December 25, 1815 – July 13, 1895) was a United States Representative from Ohio. Born in Clay Coton, Northamptonshire (England), in 1830 he migrated to the United...

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Almet Francis Jenks (1853 - 1924)

Almet Francis Jenks (May 21, 1853 - September 18, 1924) was an American lawyer and politician from New York. Life He graduated from Yale University in 1875, where he was a member of Skull and Bon...

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Walker Blaine (1855 - 1890)

Walker Blaine (1855-1890) was an official in the United States Department of State. Biography Walker Blaine was born in Augusta, Maine on May 8, 1855, the son of James G. Blaine and Harriet (Stan...

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Paul Stagg (1909 - 1992)

Paul Stagg (March 18, 1909 – September 4, 1992) was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Moravian College (1934 ...

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Edward Baldwin Whitney (1857 - 1911)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Edward Baldwin Whitney (1857–1911) was an American lawyer and judge..." "...Edward Baldwin Whitney was born August 16, 1857. His father was linguist Will...

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Robert William Fogel, Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, 1993 MP (1926 - 2013)

Robert William Fogel (July 1, 1926 – June 11, 2013) was an American economic historian and scientist, and winner (with Douglass North) of the 1993 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. As...

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Francis Pharcellus Church (1839 - 1906)

Francis Pharcellus Church (February 22, 1839 – April 11, 1906) was an American publisher and editor. He was a member of the Century Association. Biography He was born in Rochester, New Yor...

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Washington Jay McCormick, Jr. (1884 - 1949)

Washington Jay Mccormick, Jr. (January 4, 1884 - March 7, 1949) was a U.S. Representative from Montana. Born in Missoula, Montana, Mccormick attended the University of Montana and the University of...

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Capt. Appleton Oaksmith (1825 - 1887)

Appleton Oaksmith (February 12, 1825 – October 29, 1887), of Carteret County, North Carolina, was the son of Seba Smith and Elizabeth Oakes Smith. Appleton Oaksmith was one of the most c...

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Chi-Chen Wang (1899 - 2001)

professor of Chinese literature at Columbia University, known for an early acclaimed translation of the Dream of the Red Chamber as well as modern works of fiction by Lu Xun.

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Kenneth Gordon Matheson, Sr (1864 - 1931)

He was educated at the Carolina military institute, Charlotte, N. C. and the Citadel, Charleston, S.C. He took an M.A. degree at Leland Stanford University, Palo alto, Calif., and at Columbia univers...

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Anne Tyler (1941 - d.)

Anne Tyler (born October 25, 1941) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and literary critic. She has published 19 novels, the best known of which are Dinner at the Homes...

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G. B. Pegram (1876 - 1958)

George Braxton Pegram (October 24, 1876 – August 12, 1958) was an American physicist who played a key role in the technical administration of the Manhattan Project. Life Pegram was born in...

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Jack F. Matlock, Jr. (1929 - d.)

. Jack Foust Matlock, Jr. (born October 1, 1929) is an American former ambassador, career Foreign Service Officer, a teacher, a historian, and a linguist. He was a specialist in Soviet affairs during...

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Edwin Robert Anderson Seligman MP (1861 - 1939)

Edwin Robert Anderson Seligman (April 25, 1861 – July 8, 1939), American economist Contents * 1 Biography * 2 Publications * 3 External links * 4 References Biography He was born a...

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Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal MP

Naomi Gyllenhaal (née Achs) is an American screenwriter. She has written the screenplays for several feature films, including Running on Empty (for which she received an Academy Award nominati...

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