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Paul Eliot Green (1894 - 1981)

) Paul Eliot Green (March 17, 1894 – May 4, 1981) was an American playwright best known for his depictions of life in North Carolina during the first decades of the twentieth century. He recei...

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Edwin Anderson Alderman (1861 - 1931)

Edwin Anderson Alderman (May 15, 1861 – April 30, 1931) served as the President of three universities. The University of Virginia's Alderman Library is named after him, as is Edwin A. Alderman...

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Edmund Muskie, 64th Governor of Maine MP (1914 - 1996)

Edmund Sixtus "Ed" Muskie (March 28, 1914 – March 26, 1996) was an American politician from Rumford, Maine. He served as Governor of Maine from 1955 to 1959, as a member of the United States Sen...

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Eliot Janeway (1913 - 1993)

Eliot Janeway (1913—1993), born Eliot Jacobstein, was an influential American economist, journalist and author whose career spanned seven decades. He was an economic advisor to Presidents Fran...

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George Stibitz (1904 - 1995)

George Robert Stibitz (April 20, 1904 – January 31, 1995) is internationally recognized as one of the fathers of the modern first digital computer. He was a Bell Labs researcher known for his ...

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Alfred Conkling Coxe, Jr. (1880 - 1957)

. Alfred Conkling Coxe Jr. (May 7, 1880 – December 21, 1957) was a United States federal judge. Born in Utica, New York, Coxe attended Cornell Law School, and received an A.B. from Yale Univ...

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Louis Fornquet Henderson (1853 - 1942)

Louis Forniquet Henderson (September 17, 1853 – June 14, 1942) was an American botanist. Early life Louis Henderson, grandson of U.S. Senator John Henderson of Mississippi, was born in Rox...

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Paul Martin O'Leary (1901 - 1997)

Paul Martin O'Leary (November 29, 1901 – December 25, 1997) was an American economist and educator, and the first Dean of the S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management. He served on the facul...

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Col. Frank A. Barton (1869 - 1921)

Col. Frank A. Barton, Cornell University Class of 1891. Colonel Barton was one of the first two Cornell students to receive an army commission in Cornell's Military Science Program, and was the first...

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Keith Theodore Olbermann MP

Keith Theodore Olbermann (/ˈoʊlbərmən/; born January 27, 1959) is an American sports and political commentator and writer. As of 2013 he hosts a late-night show on ESPN2 c...

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George Irving Bell (1926 - 2000)

George Irving Bell (August 4, 1926 – May 28, 2000) was an American physicist, biologist and mountaineer, and a grandson of John Joseph Seerley. He died from complications of leukemia after sur...

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George R. Pfann (1902 - 1996)

George R. Pfann (October 6, 1902 – December 17, 1996) was an American football player and coach. He played college football at Cornell University, where he starred as a quarterback and was twice...

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Edward G. Ramberg (1907 - 1995)

Edward G. Ramberg (June 14, 1907 in Florence, Italy – January 9, 1995) was an American physicist who contributed to the early development of electron microscopy and color television. He was th...

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Charles Cummings Collingwood (1917 - 1985)

) Charles Collingwood (June 4, 1917 – October 3, 1985) was a television newscaster. Born in Three Rivers, Michigan, Collingwood graduated from Deep Springs College and Cornell University and...

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Franklin S. Harris (1884 - 1960)

Franklin Stewart Harris (August 29, 1884 – April 18, 1960) was president of Brigham Young University (BYU) from 1921 until 1945, and president of Utah State University from 1945 to 1950. His...

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General Bruce C. Clarke (1901 - 1988)

General Bruce Cooper Clarke was a commander of Continental Army Command from 19581960 and Commander, U.S. Army Europe from 1960-1962. He also commanded the U.S. Army, Pacific from December 1954 to Ap...

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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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G. David Low (1956 - 2008)

George David Low (February 19, 1956 – March 15, 2008[2]) was an American aerospace executive and a NASA astronaut. Personal Low was born February 19, 1956, in Cleveland, Ohio and was activ...

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Bancroft Gherardi, Jr. (1873 - 1941)

. Bancroft Gherardi, Jr. (April 6, 1873 – August 14, 1941) was a noted American electrical engineer, known for his pioneering work in developing the early telephone systems in the United State...

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George Shiras, III (1859 - 1942)

George Shiras, III (January 1, 1859 – March 24, 1942) was a U.S. Representative from the state of Pennsylvania. George Shiras (son of George Shiras, Jr.) was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania....

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Val R. Lorwin (c.1907 - 1982)

Val R. Lorwin (c. 1907 – December 8, 1982) was an American civil servant, economist, and historian. Early years Lorwin was born in New York City, the son of Lewis Lorwin, a noted labor eco...

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F. Kenneth Iverson (1925 - 2002)

F. Kenneth Iverson (September 18, 1925 – April 14, 2002) is credited with transforming Nucor Steel from a nearly bankrupt company in the 1960s into the largest and most successful steelmaker i...

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Sanford Alexander Moss (1872 - 1946)

Sanford Alexander Moss (August 23, 1872 – November 10, 1946) was an American aviation engineer, who was the first to use a turbocharger on an aircraft engine. Life and career He was born...

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Arthur Rose Eldred (1st Eagle Scout) (1895 - 1951)

Arthur Rose Eldred (August 16, 1895 – January 4, 1951) was an American agricultural and railroad industry executive, civic leader, and the first Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA)....

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Pop Warner (1871 - 1954)

Glenn Scobey Warner (April 5, 1871 – September 7, 1954), most commonly known as Pop Warner, was an American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at the University of Georgia ...

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William Alfred "Willy" Higinbotham (1910 - 1994)

William "Willy" A. Higinbotham (October 25, 1910 – November 10, 1994) was an American physicist. A member of the team that developed the first nuclear bomb, he later became a leader in the non...

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Adolph Coors, III (1916 - 1960)

Adolph Coors III (January 12, 1916 – February 9, 1960) was the grandson of Adolph Coors and heir to the Coors beer empire. Biography He was born on January 12, 1916 and attended Phillips E...

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Joseph "Joe" Coors Sr. (1917 - 2003)

Joseph "Joe" Coors Sr. (November 12, 1917 – March 15, 2003), was the grandson of Adolph Coors and president of Coors Brewing Company. Birth and education Coors was born in 1917 to Alice Ma...

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Adolph Coors II (1884 - 1970)

Adolph Herman Joseph Coors, Jr. (January 12, 1884 – June 28, 1970) was the son of Adolph Coors and the second President of Coors Brewing Company. Biography Coors was a graduate of Cornell ...

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Robert Tuttle Morris (1857 - 1945)

Robert Tuttle Morris, also known as Bob Morris (May 14, 1857, Seymour, Connecticut- January 10, 1945, Stamford) was an American surgeon and writer. He married Aimee Reynand Mazergue on June 4, 1898. ...

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Lt. General Emerson C. Itschner (1903 - 1995)

Emerson Charles Itschner (July 1, 1903 in Chicago, Illinois, United States – March 15, 1995) graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1924 and was commissioned in the Corps of Engi...

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Louis Agassiz Fuertes (1874 - 1927)

Louis Agassiz Fuertes (February 7, 1874 Ithaca, New York – August 22, 1927 Unadilla) was an American ornithologist, illustrator and artist. He set new standards for ornithological art and is c...

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Martha Carey Thomas MP (1857 - 1935)

Martha Carey Thomas was born January 2, 1857, in Baltimore, Maryland, the eldest child of James Carey Thomas and Mary Whitall Thomas. Her father and paternal grandfather were physicians. Her mother was...

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Franchot Tone MP (1905 - 1968)

Blue-blood, stage-trained actor Franchot Tone made his film debut in 1932. Owing to his upper-class poise and polish, Tone was pigeonholed as a tuxedoed, cafe society sophisticate in a host of mostly M...

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Frank Morgan (1890 - 1949)

Frank Morgan (born Frank Phillip Wuppermann; June 1, 1890 – September 18, 1949) was an American actor. He is best known for playing five separate characters, including the title character, in ...

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E. B. White MP (1899 - 1985)

Elwyn Brooks White, known as "E.B." and "Andy," was an American writer. A long-time contributor to "The New Yorker" magazine, he also wrote many famous books for both adults and children, such as the p...

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Thomas Pynchon MP

Thomas Ruggles Pynchon, Jr. (born May 8, 1937) is an American novelist based in New York City and noted for his dense and complex works of fiction. Hailing from Long Island, Pynchon spent two years i...

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Arthur Lithgow (1915 - 2004)

Arthur Washington Lithgow III (September 9, 1915 – March 24, 2004) was an American actor and director. Lithgow, the father of actor John Lithgow, helped pioneer the regional theater movement a...

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Howard Winchester Hawks MP (1896 - 1977)

Howard "The Silver Fox" Winchester Hawks was an influential American film director, producer and screenwriter of the classic Hollywood era. He is known for a wide range of genres such as Scarface (1932...

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Peter Jeffrey Revson (1939 - 1974)

Peter Jeffrey Revson (February 27, 1939 – March 22, 1974) was an American race car driver who had successes in Formula One and the Indianapolis 500. Background Peter Revson was born in...

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Leroy Randle "Roy" Grumman (1895 - 1982)

Leroy Randle "Roy" Grumman (4 January 1895 - 4 October 1982) was an American aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and industrialist. Having been told of the U.S. Navy's desire for retractable landing...

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Willis Haviland Carrier MP (1876 - 1950)

Willis Haviland Carrier (November 26, 1876 – October 7, 1950) was an American engineer and inventor, and is known as the man who invented modern air conditioning. In Buffalo, New York, on Ju...

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Margaret Bourke-White MP (1904 - 1971)

Margaret Bourke-White ( /ˌbɜrkˈhwaɪt/; June 14, 1904 – August 27, 1971) was an American photographer and documentary photographer. She is best known as the first fo...

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Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. MP (1922 - 2007)

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. , ( November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) was one of the most influential American writers of the 20th century. He wrote such works as Mother Night (1961), Slaughterhouse...

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Julian Haynes Steward (1902 - 1972)

Julian Haynes Steward (January 31, 1902 – February 6, 1972) was an American anthropologist best known for his role in developing "the concept and method" of cultural ecology, as well as a scie...

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G. William Skinner (1925 - 2008)

George William Skinner (simplified Chinese: 施坚雅; traditional Chinese: 施堅雅; February 14, 1925 – October 26, 2008) was a leading American anthropologi...

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Edward Louis Bernays MP (1891 - 1995)

Place of death at wikipedia.de is not correct! United States Social Security Death Index Vorname: Edward Zweiter Vorname: L Nachname: Bernays Geburtsdatum: 22 November 1891 Sozialversicheru...

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Dr. Galen Fisher Scudder (1891 - 1967)

In 1920, Dr. Galen Fisher Scudder, a graduate of Princeton University and the Cornell Medical School and the son of Dr. Lewis R. Scudder arrived in India and was made Medical Superintendent of the Rani...

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Dr. Ida S. Scudder (1870 - 1960)

In the early 1890s in India, before Ida Scudder had even decided to study medicine, she was summoned one evening to attend several women in childbirth whose husbands refused to allow the presence of ...

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Daniel Elmer Salmon (1850 - 1914)

Daniel Elmer Salmon (July 23, 1850 – August 30, 1914) was a veterinary surgeon. He earned the first D.V.M. degree awarded in the United States, and spent his career studying animal diseases fo...

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Emily Dunning Barringer (1876 - 1961)

Emily Dunning Barringer (1876–1961) was the world's first female ambulance surgeon and the first woman to secure a surgical residency. Emily Dunning was born in Scarsdale, New York to Edwi...

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Philip Edward Smith (1884 - 1970)

Philip Edward Smith (January 1, 1884 - December 8, 1970) was an American endocrinologist who is best known for his work studying the pituitary gland. He developed methods for removing pituitary gland...

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Theobald Smith (1859 - 1934)

Theobald Smith ForMemRS (July 31, 1859 – December 10, 1934) was a pioneering epidemiologist and pathologist and is widely-considered to be America's first internationally-significant medical r...

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Roger A. Morse (1927 - 2000)

Roger A. Morse, Ph.D. (July 5, 1927 - May 12, 2000) was a bee biologist who taught many beekeepers both the rudiments and the finer practices, through his research and publications. During his long c...

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Anna Botsford Comstock (1854 - 1930)

Anna Botsford Comstock (September 1, 1854 – August 24, 1930), was an American artist, educator, conservationist, and a leader of the nature study movement, born in Otto, New York, to Marvin an...

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John Henry Comstock (1849 - 1931)

John Henry Comstock (1849–1931) was an eminent researcher in entomology and arachnology and a leading educator. His work provided the basis for classification of butterflies, moths, and scale ...

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Stephen Moulton Babcock (1843 - 1931)

Inventor. Agricultural Researcher. In 1890, he developed the "Babcock Butterfat Test." For over 100 years, this method has been the standard in the dairy industry for testing the quality of milk. He de...

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Robert C. Baker (invented the chicken nugget) (1921 - 2006)

Robert C. Baker (December 29, 1921 – March 13, 2006) was an inventor and Cornell University professor who invented the chicken nugget as well as many other poultry related inventions. Due ...

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Thomas Midgley, Jr. MP (1889 - 1944)

. Thomas Midgley, Jr. (May 18, 1889 – November 2, 1944) was an American mechanical engineer and chemist. Midgely was a key figure in a team of chemists, led by Charles F. Kettering, that dev...

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Ted Taylor (1925 - 2004)

) Theodore Brewster Taylor (July 11, 1925 – October 28, 2004), was a Mexican-born, American theoretical physicist and prominent nuclear weapon designer who later in life became a nuclear disar...

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Ralph Walter Graystone Wyckoff, Sr. (1897 - 1994)

Ralph Walter Graystone Wyckoff, Sr. (born August 9, 1897 in Geneva, New York; died November 3, 1994 in Tucson, Arizona) was an American scientist and pioneer of X-ray crystallography. He was elected ...

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William F. Friedman ("Dean of American Cryptology") (1891 - 1969)

William Frederick Friedman (September 24, 1891 – November 12, 1969) was a US Army cryptographer who ran the research division of the Army's Signals Intelligence Service (SIS) in the 1930s, and...

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Norbert Wiener MP (1894 - 1964)

American mathematician, the originator of cybernetics, a formalization of the notion of feedback, with many implications for engineering, systems control, computer science, biology, philosophy, and the...

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Florence Kelley (1859 - 1932)

Florence Kelley (September 12, 1859 – February 17, 1932) was an American social and political reformer. Her work against sweatshops and for the minimum wage, eight-hour workdays, and children'...

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Edward M. House (1858 - 1938)

Edward Mandell House (July 26, 1858 – March 28, 1938) was an American diplomat, politician, and presidential advisor. Commonly known by the title of Colonel House, although he had no military ...

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Jesse Root Grant (1858 - 1934)

Jesse Root Grant (February 6, 1858–June 8, 1934), the youngest son of President of the United States Ulysses S. Grant and Julia Grant, was a miner and entrepreneur. Born near St. Louis, Miss...

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Sgt. Alan L. Eggers, Medal of Honor (1895 - 1968)

Alan Louis Eggers (November 2, 1895-October 3, 1968) was a sergeant in the United States Army during World War I. He received the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions in combat near Le Catelet, Fran...

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Major General George Bell, Jr. (1859 - 1926)

. George Bell, Jr. (January 22, 1859 – October 29, 1926) was a United States Army Major General. He commanded the 33rd Infantry Division during World War I and was also commanded the United St...

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Edwin Jackson Kyle (1876 - 1963)

Edwin Jackson Kyle (July 22, 1876 – December 26, 1963) was the U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala from 1945—1948. He was also the first Texan to advocate agricultural teaching in state school...

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Arthur Hobson Dean (1899 - 1987)

) Arthur Hobson Dean (1899 – 1987) was a New York lawyer and diplomat who was viewed as one of the leading corporate lawyers of his day, as well having served as a key advisor to numerous U.S....

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John T. Morrison, Governor MP (1860 - 1915)

Tracy Morrison (December 25, 1860 – December 20, 1915) was the sixth Governor of Idaho from 1903 until 1905. Biography Morrison was born in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania. He was marri...

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Goodwin Knight, Governor MP (1896 - 1970)

Goodwin Jess “Goodie” Knight (December 9, 1896 – May 22, 1970) was a U.S. politician who was the 31st governor of California from 1953 until 1959. Early years Knight was ...

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Joseph B. Foraker, Governor, U.S. Senator (1846 - 1917)

Joseph Benson Foraker (July 5, 1846 – May 10, 1917) was a Republican politician from Ohio. He served as the 37th Governor of Ohio from 1886 to 1890. Early life Joseph B. Foraker was bo...

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William P. Rogers, U.S. Attorney General and Secretary of State (1913 - 2001)

William Pierce Rogers (June 23, 1913 – January 2, 2001) was an American politician, who served as a Cabinet officer in the administrations of two U.S. Presidents in the third quarter of the 20...

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Isidor Isaac Rabi, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1944 MP (1898 - 1988)

Isidor Isaac Rabi (29 July 1898 – 11 January 1988) was a Galician-born American physicist and Nobel laureate recognized in 1944 "for his resonance method for recording the magnetic properties of...

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Barbara McClintock, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. 1983 MP (1902 - 1992)

Barbara McClintock (June 16, 1902 – September 2, 1992), the 1983 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, was an American scientist and one of the world's most distinguished cytogeneticists. Mc...

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George Wells Beadle, Nobel Laureate, 1958 MP (1903 - 1989)

George Wells Beadle (October 22, 1903 – June 9, 1989) was an American scientist in the field of genetics, and Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Nobel laureate who with Edward Lawrie Tatum di...

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Hermann Joseph Muller, Nobel Laureate, 1946 MP (1890 - 1967)

Hermann Joseph Muller (or H. J. Muller) (December 21, 1890 – April 5, 1967) was an American geneticist, educator, and Nobel laureate best known for his work on the physiological and genetic effe...

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Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize in Literature 1993 MP

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Toni Morrison (born Chloe Anthony Wofford on February 18, 1931) is a Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, editor, and professor. Her novels are known for their epic themes, vivid d...

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John R. Mott, Nobel Peace Prize, 1946 MP (1865 - 1955)

John Raleigh Mott (May 25, 1865 – January 31, 1955) American leader of the YMCA and the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF). He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1946 for his work in est...

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Bill Nye MP

William Sanford "Bill" Nye (born November 27, 1955), popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy , is an American science educator, comedian, television host, actor, mechanical engineer and scientist. ...

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Christopher Reeve MP (1952 - 2004)

Christopher D'Olier Reeve was an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter and author. He achieved stardom for his acting achievements, including his notable motion picture portrayal of the...

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Pearl S. Buck, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1938 MP (1892 - 1973)

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (June 26, 1892 – March 6, 1973) also known by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu (Chinese: 賽珍珠; pinyin: Sài Zhēnzhū), was an American...

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Willard Dickerman Straight (1880 - 1918)

Willard Dickerman Straight (January 31, 1880 – December 1, 1918) was an American investment banker, publisher, reporter and diplomat. Biography An orphan, Straight was born on January ...

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Alexander Duncan Langmeier (1910 - 1993)

Alexander Duncan Langmuir (12 September 1910 – 22 November 1993) was an American epidemiologist. He is renowned for creating the Epidemic Intelligence Service. Biography Alexander D. L...

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Brig. General Frederick F. Russell (1870 - 1960)

Brigadier General Frederick Fuller Russell (1870, Auburn, New York, USA – December 29, 1960) was a U.S. Army physician who developed a typhoid vaccine in 1909. In 1911, a typhoid vaccination p...

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Henry Morgenthau, Jr., U.S. Secretary of the Treasury MP (1891 - 1967)

Information about Henry Morgenthau, Jr. from Wikipedia Henry Morgenthau, Jr. ( /ˈmɔrɡənθɔː/; May 11, 1891 – February 6, 1967) was the U.S. Secr...

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Andrew Dickson White, 1st President of Cornell University (1832 - 1918)

-------------------- Andrew Dickson White (November 7, 1832 – November 4, 1918) was a U.S. diplomat, historian, and educator, who was the co-founder of Cornell University. Biography Fa...

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Ezra Cornell, Founder of Western Union MP (1807 - 1874)

Ezra Cornell (January 11, 1807 – December 9, 1874) was an American businessman and education administrator. He was a founder of Western Union and a co-founder of Cornell University. He also serv...

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