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Howard W. Odum (1884 - 1954)

Howard Washington Odum (May 24, 1884 near Bethlehem, Georgia – November 8, 1954 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina) was an American sociologist. Biography He graduated from Emory University an...

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Richard de Mille (1922 - 2009)

Richard Demille was born from an affair of William Demille and Lorna Moon. In order to avoid a family scandal, Richard was adopted by his uncle, Cecil B. DeMille. Apparently, William's wife Anna Angela...

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Madeleine May Kunin, Governor MP

Madeleine May Kunin (born September 28, 1933) is an American diplomat and politician. She was the 77th Governor of Vermont from 1985 until 1991, as a member of the Democratic Party. She also served a...

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Bishop Benjamin Moore MP (1748 - 1816)

From Wikipedia : Benjamin Moore (October 5, 1748 – February 27, 1816) was the second Episcopal bishop of New York. Early life and family Moore was born in Newtown, New York, in 1748, the s...

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James Blish (1921 - 1975)

James Benjamin Blish (May 23, 1921 – July 30, 1975) was an American author of fantasy and science fiction. Blish also wrote literary criticism of science fiction using the pen-name William Ath...

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Raymond Carroll Osburn (1872 - 1955)

Raymond Carroll Osburn (1872-1955) was an American zoologist. Osburn was born in 1872. In 1898, he received his bachelor's degree from the Ohio State University, and continued there, earning his Ma...

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Edwin H. Colbert (1905 - 2001)

Edwin Harris "Ned" Colbert (September 28, 1905 – November 15, 2001) was a distinguished American vertebrate paleontologist and prolific researcher and author. Born in Clarinda, Iowa, he grew...

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Bashford Dean (1867 - 1928)

Bashford Dean (October 28, 1867 – December 6, 1928) was an American zoologist, specializing in ichthyology, and at the same time an expert in medieval armor. He is the only person to have held...

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William Beebe (1877 - 1962)

William Beebe /ˈbiːbi/, born Charles William Beebe (July 29, 1877 – June 4, 1962) was an American naturalist, ornithologist, marine biologist, entomologist, explorer, and author....

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John Randolph Neal, Jr. (Chief Counsel in the Scopes "Monkey"Trial) (1876 - 1959)

. John Randolph Neal, Jr. (September 17, 1876 – November 23, 1959) was an American attorney, law professor, politician, and activist, best known for his role as chief counsel during the 1925 S...

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Thomas Thacher (1850 - 1919)

Encyclopedia of Biography of New York: A Life Record of Men and ..., Volume 4 - During his forty-five years of active practice at the bar, the economic life of the country was undergoing a great tr...

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Katharine Fowler-Billings (1902 - 1997)

Katharine (Kay) Fowler Billings (1902 – December 17, 1997) was an accomplished naturalist and geologist, married to Marland Pratt Billings. She was raised in Boston, studied at Bryn Mawr Colle...

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Marshall Kay (1904 - 1975)

Geologist and professor at Columbia University. From: Marshall Kay was the older of two sons born to George Frederick and Bethea Kay, both natives of Ontario, but of Presbyterian Scottish and Yor...

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Carlton J. H. Hayes (1882 - 1964)

Carlton Joseph Huntley Hayes (May 16, 1882 – September 2, 1964) was an American educator, diplomat, and academic. A student of European history, he was a specialist on the study of nationalism...

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Alfred Romer (1894 - 1973)

Alfred Sherwood Romer (December 28, 1894 - November 5, 1973) was an American paleontologist and biologist and a specialist in vertebrate evolution.

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Bailey Willis (1857 - 1949)

Bailey Willis (March 31, 1857, in Idle Wild-on-Hudson, New York, United States – February 19, 1949, in Palo Alto, California) was a geological engineer who worked for the United States Geologi...

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Paul Weston (1912 - 1996)

Paul Weston (March 12, 1912 – September 20, 1996) was an American pianist, arranger, composer, and conductor, who worked in music and television from the 1930s to the 1970s. His compositions i...

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Richard M. Cohen MP

Richard Merrill Cohen (born February 14, 1948) is an American journalist, television producer, and author. He is a former senior producer for CBS News and CNN. notes From Allen, Jenny (September 20...

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Telly Savalas MP (1922 - 1994)

Television and film actor Telly Savalas produced of his own talk show, Telly's Coffee House during the 1950s, for which he earned a Peabody Award. In 1973, he landed the part of tough-talking New York ...

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Benjamin Jealous MP

Benjamin Todd Jealous (born January 18, 1973) is an American political and civic leader and the former president and chief executive officer of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored P...

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Dr. Harry Marion-Sims MP (1851 - 1923)

Henry Marion Sims M.D., eldest son of James Marion Sims M.D.--founder of the NY State Woman's Hospital.  From the New York Times: AN EMINENT SURGEON HONORED.; DR. J. MARION SIMS GIVES A RECE...

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Edie Adams (1927 - 2008)

Edie Adams (April 16, 1927 in Kingston, Pennsylvania – October 15, 2008 in Los Angeles) was an American businesswoman, singer, Broadway, television and film actress, and comedienne. Adams, an ...

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Edmond O'Brien (1915 - 1985)

Edmond O'Brien (September 10, 1915 – May 9, 1985) was an American actor who appeared in more than 100 films from the 1940s to the 1970s, often playing character parts. He received an Academy A...

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Edward Everett Horton (1886 - 1970)

Edward Everett Horton (March 18, 1886 – September 29, 1970) was an American character actor. He had a long career in film, theater, radio, and television, especially in the arena of voice work...

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Leon Shamroy (1901 - 1974)

Leon Shamroy, A.S.C. (July 16, 1901 – July 7, 1974) was an American film cinematographer. He and Charles Lang share the record for most number of Academy Award nominations for Cinematography. ...

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Devereux Emmet (1861 - 1934)

Devereux Emmet (December 11, 1861–December 30, 1934) was a pioneering American golf course architect who, according to one source, designed more than 150 courses worldwide. -

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Richard Whitehead Young (1858 - 1919)

Richard Whitehead Young (April 19, 1858 – December 27, 1919) was a U.S. Army Brigadier General and an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines during the time that the Philipp...

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Ernest Howard Crosby MP (1856 - 1907)

From Wikipedia (English) : Ernest Howard Crosby (1856–1907) was an American reformer and author, born in New York City, the son of Presbyterian minister Howard Crosby, and a relative of prolif...

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Walter Fenno Dearborn MP (1878 - 1955)

Walter Fenno Dearborn (1878–1955) was a pioneering American educator and experimental psychologist who helped to establish the field of reading education. Dearborn, who approached the study of...

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Alexander Haig, U.S. Secretary of State (1924 - 2010)

Alexander Meigs Haig, Jr. (December 2, 1924 – February 20, 2010) was a United States Army general who served as the United States Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan and White Hou...

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Major General Charles Gould Treat (1859 - 1941)

Charles G. Treat (December 30, 1859 -- October 11, 1941) was a Major General in the United States Army. Biography Charles Gould Treat was born in Dexter, Maine on December 30, 1859, and was a d...

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Georgia Totto O'Keeffe MP (1887 - 1986)

Georgia Totto O'Keeffe (November 15, 1887—March 6, 1986) was an American artist. She is associated with the American Southwest, where she found artistic inspiration, and particularly New Mexico,...

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J. Hillis Miller, Sr. (1899 - 1953)

. Joseph Hillis Miller, Sr. (August 29, 1899 – November 14, 1953) was an American university professor, education administrator and university president. Miller was a native of Virginia, and e...

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Edward Kidder Graham (1876 - 1918)

Edward Kidder Graham (October 11, 1876-October 26, 1918) was an American educational administrator, the tenth president of the University of North Carolina (UNC). Biography A native of Charlotte,...

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John Backus (1924 - 2007)

John Warner Backus (December 3, 1924 – March 17, 2007) was an American computer scientist. He directed the team that invented the first widely used high-level programming language (FORTRAN) an...

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt III (1938 - d.)

Franklin Delano Roosevelt III (born July 19, 1938) is an American economist and a grandson of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt.

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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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Charles Austin Beard (1874 - 1948)

Charles Austin Beard (November 27, 1874 – September 1, 1948) was, with Frederick Jackson Turner, one of the most influential American historians of the first half of the 20th century. He publi...

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Richard C. Shannon (1839 - 1920)

Richard Cutts Shannon (February 12, 1839 - October 5, 1920) was a U.S. Representative from New York. Biography Born in New London, Connecticut, Shannon was graduated from the grammar and high sch...

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Samuel Breck Parkman Trowbridge (1862 - d.)

Virkus...Vol.1, p. 304.: A.B., Trinity, 1883, A.M., 1891; Ph. B., Columbia, 1886; Sch. of Classical Studies, Athens, Greece, and Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris; (Sc. D., Trinity, 1910). Mem. form of Tro...

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Boyd Wheeler Bartlett (1897 - 1965)

Boyd Wheeler Bartlett (1897 – 1965) was an American military officer, professor, school administrator, and physicist. Education Bartlett graduated from Bowdoin College in 1917. He gradua...

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Arthur Stratton (1911 - 1975)

Arthur Mills Perce Stratton (1911 – 3 September 1975) was an American author and traveller. He was a playwright, a novelist, an OSS agent, a teacher in Turkey, and an assistant college profess...

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Hodding Carter (1907 - 1972)

William Hodding Carter II (February 3, 1907 – April 4, 1972) was a prominent Southern U.S. progressive journalist and author. Carter was born in Hammond, Louisiana, the largest community in Ta...

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Philip Caryl Jessup (1897 - 1986)

Philip Caryl Jessup (born January 5, 1897, in New York City; died January 31, 1986, in Newtown, Bucks County, Pa.) was a diplomat, scholar, and jurist from New York City. Early life and education ...

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Wallace T. Foote, Jr. (1864 - 1910)

Wallace Turner Foote, Jr. (April 7, 1864 - December 17, 1910) was a U.S. Representative from New York. Born in Port Henry, New York, Foote attended the Port Henry Union School and Williston Seminar...

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John Ostrom (1928 - 2005)

John Harold Ostrom (February 18, 1928 – July 16, 2005) was an American paleontologist who revolutionized modern understanding of dinosaurs in the 1960s. Ostrom showed that dinosaurs were mor...

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Poultney Bigelow (1855 - 1954)

Poultney Bigelow (10 September 1855 – 28 May 1954) was an American journalist and author. He was born in New York City, the fourth of eight children of John Bigelow, co-owner of the New Yo...

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John Brodhead Beck (1794 - 1851)

John Brodhead Beck (18 September 1794 Schenectady, New York – 9 April 1851 Rhinebeck, New York) was a New York physician who was an authority on miscarriage, abortion, infant physiology, and a...

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Theodric Romeyn Beck (1791 - 1855)

Theodric Romeyn Beck (April 11, 1791 – November 19, 1855), alternatively Theodoric Romeyn Beck or T. Romeyn Beck, was an American physician in Albany, New York specializing in medical jurispru...

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Ruth Stockton MP (1916 - 1990)

Legislator; first woman president pro tem of the Colorado State Senate Ruth (Small) Stockton, was born in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey. She attended Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and c...

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Josephine Aspinwall Bierstadt (1886 - 1976)

Josephine Aspinwall Roche (December 2, 1886 - July 1976) was a Colorado humanitarian, industrialist, activist, and politician. She was born in Neligh, Nebraska, and raised in Omaha, attending private g...

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Frederic Taber Cooper (1864 - 1937)

Frederic Taber Cooper Ph.D. (May 27, 1864 – May 20, 1937) was an American editor and writer. Cooper was born in New York City, graduated from Harvard University in 1886 and obtained an LL.B....

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Maxine Winton (1911 - 1964)

Photo: Maxine Winton is pictured at right in 1954 with her husband Lawrence Edward Walsh, their daughter Janet, 10; and his mother, Lila M. Walsh. Maxine Winton of Tampa, Florida, a former Barnard Co...

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Lawrence Edward Walsh (1912 - 2014)

Lawrence Edward Walsh (January 8, 1912 – March 19, 2014) was an American lawyer and former U.S. District Court judge and Deputy Attorney General who was appointed Independent Counsel in Decemb...

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Marshall Howard Berman MP (1940 - 2013)

Marshall Howard Berman ((November 24, 1940 – September 11, 2013) "an author, academic, philosopher and lyrical defender of modernism, Karl Marx and his native New York City, died on Wednesday in...

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Brevet Brig. General Stewart L. Woodford (USA), Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Spain (1835 - 1913)

Click here to view the Wikipedia.com page for Stewart Lyndon Woodford Click here to view more about Stewart Lyndon Woodford on the Spanish American War Centennial Website From the 1870 federal cens...

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Eva Bertrand Adams (1908 - 1991)

Eva Bertrand Adams (1908–1991) was the Director of the United States Mint from 1961 to 1969. Biography Eva Adams was born in Wonder, Nevada on September 10, 1908, the daughter of Verner La...

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Edward O. Leech (1850 - 1890)

Edward Owen Leech (1850–1900) was Director of the United States Mint from 1889 to 1893. Biography Edward O. Leech was born on December 9, 1850, in Washington, D.C. where his father, Daniel...

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Charles S. Houston (1913 - 2009)

Charles Snead Houston (August 24, 1913 – September 27, 2009) was an American physician, mountaineer, high-altitude investigator, inventor, author, film-maker, and former Peace Corps administra...

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Norman Podhoretz MP

Brooklyn, Kings, New York

Norman B. Podhoretz (January 16, 1930) is an American neoconservative pundit and writer for Commentary magazine. Biographical Highlights From Hudson Institute Norman Podhoretz is editor-at-large ...

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Roy Marcus Cohn MP (1927 - 1986)

Roy Marcus Cohn (/koʊn/; February 20, 1927 – August 2, 1986) was an American attorney who became famous during Senator Joseph McCarthy's investigations into Communist activity in the Un...

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Raymond D. Mindlin (1906 - 1987)

Raymond David Mindlin (New York City, 17 September 1906 to 22 November 1987) was a mechanician who made seminal contributions to many branches of applied mechanics, applied physics, and engineering s...

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Samuel Irving Rosenman (1896 - 1973)

Samuel Irving Rosenman (1896–1973) was a U.S. lawyer, judge, Democratic political figure, and presidential speechwriter. Personal life and political career Rosenman was born in San Antonio...

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John Ray Dunning (1907 - 1975)

John Ray Dunning (September 24, 1907 in Shelby, Nebraska - August 25, 1975 in Key Biscayne, Florida) was an American physicist who played key roles in the development of the atomic bomb. He specializ...

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Mary Eccles, Viscountess Eccles (1912 - 2003)

Mary Morley Crapo Hyde Eccles, Viscountess Eccles (8 July 1912–26 August 2003) was a book collector and author. She was renowned for establishing one of the biggest private collections of 18th...

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John Calley (1930 - 2011)

John Calley (July 8, 1930 – September 13, 2011) was an American film studio executive and producer. He was quite influential during his years at Warner Bros. (where he worked from 1968 to 1981...

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S. Robson Walton MP

Samuel Robson "Rob" Walton (born October 28, 1944) is the eldest son of Helen Walton and Sam Walton, founder of Walmart, the world's largest retailer. He is currently (as of 2012) Chairman of the com...

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Wilmot N. Hess (1926 - 2004)

Wilmot N. Hess (October 16, 1926 – April 16, 2004) was an American physicist. He was involved with many ambitious scientific projects of the 20th century including the Plowshares project, the ...

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Penn Kimball (1915 - 2013)

Penn Townsend Kimball II (October 12, 1915 – November 8, 2013) was an American journalist and college professor at Columbia University, most notable for suing the American Government in the mi...

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Virginia O'Hanlon MP (1889 - 1971)

In 1897, 8-year-old Virginia of 115 West 95th Street, bothered by friends who kept telling her there was no such thing as Santa, wrote a letter to The New York Sun. “Papa says ‘If you see...

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Robert B. Meyner, Governor (1908 - 1990)

Robert Baumle Meyner (July 3, 1908 – May 27, 1990) was an American Democratic Party politician, who served as the 44th Governor of New Jersey, from 1954 to 1962. Before being elected Governor,...

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Julius Chambers, F.R.G.S (1850 - 1920)

Julius Chambers, F.R.G.S., (November 21, 1850 - February 12, 1920) was an American author, editor, journalist, travel writer, and activist against psychiatric abuse. Life and works Julius Chamber...

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Henry Waters Taft (1859 - 1945)

Henry Waters Taft (27 May 1859 – 11 August 1945) was the son of Alphonso and brother of President William Howard Taft. A renowned antitrust lawyer, he was a name partner at Cadwalader, Wickers...

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Charles Phelps Taft (1843 - 1929)

Charles Phelps Taft (December 21, 1843 - December 31, 1929) was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the powerful Taft family, whose members had been in politics since at l...

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Howard Dietz (1896 - 1983)

Howard Dietz was a U.S. songwriter who wrote some 500 songs during his lifetime, many for Broadway. He is credited with creating the MGM Lion mascot, where he was in charge of publicity for over 30 y...

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Stephen Whitney Phoenix (1839 - 1881)

Links Find A Grave

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Edwin H. Armstrong MP (1890 - 1954)

Edwin Howard Armstrong (December 18, 1890 – January 31, 1954) was an American electrical engineer and inventor. He has been called "the most prolific and influential inventor in radio history"...

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MIhajlo (Michael) Idvorski Pupin MP (1858 - 1935)

Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin, Ph.D, LL.D. (Serbian Cyrillic: Михајло Идворски ПуC...

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Gano Sillick Dunn (1870 - 1953)

Gano Dunn (October 18, 1870 – April 10, 1953) was President of Cooper Union, and an early President of the United States National Research Council. Dunn received the first degree in Electric...

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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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Joseph McKenna, US. Att'y Gen., Assoc. Justice US Sup. Ct. (1843 - 1926)

Joseph McKenna (August 10, 1843 – November 21, 1926) was an American politician who served in all three branches of the U.S. federal government, as a member of the U.S. House of Representative...

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Gov. Howard Dean MP

Vermont, United States

Howard Brush Dean III (born November 17, 1948) is an American politician and physician from Vermont. He served six terms as the 79th Governor of Vermont and ran unsuccessfully for the 2004 Democratic...

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Arthur Crane, Governor (1877 - 1955)

Arthur Griswold Crane (September 1, 1877 – August 11, 1955) was an American teacher and politician. He was the 20th Governor of Wyoming from 1949 to 1951. Born in New York, Crane attended Ca...

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Lawrence William Cramer (1897 - 1979)

Lawrence William Cramer (December 26, 1897–1978) was the second civilian Governor of the United States Virgin Islands. Cramer was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated from the Univer...

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J. Reuben Clark, Apostle, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints MP (1871 - 1961)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Joshua Reuben Clark, Jr. (September 1, 1871 – October 6, 1961) was an American attorney, civil servant, and a prominent leader in The Church of Jesus Chris...

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Walter John Stoessel, Jr. (1920 - 1986)

Walter John Stoessel, Jr. (January 24, 1920 – December 9, 1986) was a U.S. diplomat. Life and career Stoessel was born in Manhattan, Kansas, the son of Katherine (Haston) and Walter John S...

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John Dyneley Prince (1868 - 1945)

John Dyneley Prince (April 17, 1868 – October 11, 1945) was an American linguist, diplomat, and politician. He was a professor at New York University and Columbia University, minister to Denma...

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Henry F. Grady (1882 - 1957)

BIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY Grady, Henry Francis (Feb. 12, 1882 - Sept. 14, 1957), diplomat, educator, and businessman, was born in San Francisco, Calif., the son of John Henry Grady and Ellen Genevieve Rou...

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Herman Hollerith MP (1860 - 1929)

Herman Hollerith (February 29, 1860 – November 17, 1929) was an American statistician who developed a mechanical tabulator based on punched cards to rapidly tabulate statistics from millions o...

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Armand Julievich Hammer MP (1898 - 1990)

Wikipedia: English , Русский Armand Hammer , May 21, 1898 – December 10, 1990. American business magnate, most closely associated with Occide...

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Joseph Peter Grace, Sr. MP (1872 - 1950)

. Joseph Peter Grace, Sr. (June 9, 1872 - July 15, 1950) was an American businessman, polo player, and owner of Thoroughbred horses in the sport of steeplechase racing. Born at Great Neck, New York...

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Isaac Leopold Rice (1850 - 1915)

Isaac Rice was born in Bavaria, Germany, but emigrated to the United States as a child. He grew up in Philadelphia and graduated from Columbia University in 1880. Rice worked for Columbia University ...

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William Dudley Foulke (1848 - 1935)

William Dudley Foulke (1848–1935) was an American literary critic, journalist, poet and reformer. Biography He was born in New York City and graduated Columbia University in 1869 and Colum...

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Sarah Louise Delany (1889 - 1999)

Sarah Louise "Sadie" Delany (September 19, 1889 – January 25, 1999) was an African-American educator and civil rights pioneer who was the subject, along with her younger sister Elizabeth "Bess...

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Annie Elizabeth Delany (1891 - 1995)

Annie Elizabeth "Bessie" Delany (3 September 1891 – 25 September 1995) was an American dentist and civil rights pioneer who was the subject, along with her elder sister Sarah "Sadie" Delany, o...

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Edward Murray Bassett (1863 - 1948)

Edward Murray Bassett (1863–1948) was one of the founding fathers of modern day urban planning. Known as "The Father of American Zoning," Bassett wrote the first comprehensive zoning ordinance...

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William B. Hornblower (1851 - 1914)

William Butler Hornblower (May 13, 1851 – June 16, 1914) was a New York jurist who was unsuccessfully nominated to the United States Supreme Court by President Grover Cleveland in 1893. Earl...

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Pierre Sévigny (1917 - 2004)

Joseph Pierre Albert Sévigny, PC, OC, CD, VM, ED (September 12, 1917 – March 20, 2004) was a Canadian soldier, author, politician, and academic. He is best known for his involvement in ...

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Henry Cruger (1739 - 1827)

Henry Cruger, Jr. (November 22, 1739 – April 24, 1827) was an American and British merchant at the time of the American Revolution. He has a unique distinction of having been elected to both the...

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Rexford Guy Tugwell (1891 - 1979)

Rexford Guy Tugwell (July 10, 1891 – July 21, 1979) was an agricultural economist who became part of Franklin D. Roosevelt's first "Brain Trust," a group of Columbia academics who helped devel...

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