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Cornelia Peake McDonald (1822 - 1909)

Cornelia Peake McDonald (June 14, 1822 – January 11, 1909) was an American diarist who was the author of A Diary with Reminiscences of the War and Refugee Life in the Shenandoah Valley, 1860...

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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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Arthur Cleveland Bent (1866 - 1954)

Arthur Cleveland Bent (November 25, 1866 – December 30, 1954) was an American ornithologist. He is notable for his encyclopedic 21-volume work, Life Histories of North American Birds, publishe...

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Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson (1872 - 1959)

Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson (1872-1959) was married to Ernest Seton Thompson from 1896 to 1935 and her own impressive career as an adventure writer and suffragist demonstrates telling connections bet...

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William Lindsay White (1900 - 1973)

William Lindsay White (1900–1973), American journalist, was the son of newspaper editor William Allen White. White grew up in Emporia, Kansas, went to the nearby University of Kansas, and then...

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A. Starker Leopold (1913 - 1983)

Aldo Starker Leopold (October 22, 1913 – August 23, 1983) was an American author, forester, zoologist and conservationist. He also served as professor at the University of California, Berkeley...

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Frances Marion (1888 - 1973)

Frances Marion (November 18, 1888 – May 12, 1973) was an American journalist, author, and screenwriter often cited as the most renowned female screenwriter of the 20th century alongside June...

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Bob Thomas (1922 - 2014)

) Robert Joseph "Bob" Thomas (January 26, 1922 – March 14, 2014) was an American Hollywood film industry biographer and reporter who worked for the Associated Press from 1944. Writing career...

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Budd Schulberg (1914 - 2009)

Budd Schulberg (March 27, 1914 – August 5, 2009) was an American screenwriter, television producer, novelist and sports writer. He was known for his 1941 novel, What Makes Sammy Run?, his 19...

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Adela Rogers St. Johns (1894 - 1988)

Adela Nora Rogers St. Johns (May 20, 1894 – August 10, 1988) was an American journalist, novelist, and screenwriter. She wrote a number of screenplays for silent movies but is best remembere...

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William Leroy Fifield (1916 - 1987)

William Fifield was a noted author of both fiction and nonfiction. He won an O.Henry short-story prize in 1942, and published In Search of Genius, a collection of interviews with people he considered g...

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Mary Margaret McBride (1899 - 1976)

Mary Margaret McBride (November 16, 1899 - April 7, 1976) was an American radio interview host and writer. Her popular radio shows spanned more than 40 years; she is also remembered for her few month...

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Jeffrey Stone (1926 - 2012)

Jeffrey Stone (December 16, 1926 – August 22, 2012) was an American actor and voice-over artist. Stone was the model and inspiration for Prince Charming in the 1950 Walt Disney animated featur...

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Dylan Marlais Thomas MP (1914 - 1953)

Dylan Marlais Thomas (27 October 1914 – 9 November 1953) was a Welsh poet and writer who wrote exclusively in English. In addition to poetry, he wrote short stories and scripts for film and radi...

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Ted Allen MP

Edward R. "Ted" Allen (born May 20, 1965) is an American writer, cookbook author, and television personality. He was the food and wine connoisseur on the American Bravo network's television program Que...

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Dr. Mehmet Oz MP

Cliffside Park, Bergen County, New Jersey, United States

Mehmet Cengiz Oz (Turkish: [mehˈmet dʒenˈɟiz øz]; born June 11, 1960), also known as Dr. Oz, is a Turkish-American cardiothoracic surgeon, author, and television pers...

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Jaycee Lee Dugard MP

From Biography.com : Jaycee Dugard was kidnapped by Phillip Garrido in 1991, at age 11. She spent 18 years in captivity with Garrido—who raped Jaycee repeatedly and impregnated her twiceȁ...

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Molly Kazan (1906 - 1963)

Molly Kazan (December 16, 1906 – December 14, 1963) was an American dramatist and playwright. Kazan was born Mary Day Thacher in Orange, New Jersey, the daughter of Emma Cecelia (née ...

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Hubert Howe Bancroft, (Historian) (c.1832 - c.1918)

Hubert Howe Bancroft was born on 5 May 1832 in Granville, Ohio. He became a self made millionaire through a San Francisco based publishing business. After becoming independently wealthy, he devoted h...

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Ann Hart Coulter MP

From Wikipedia (English) : Ann Hart Coulter (born December 8, 1961) is an American conservative social and political commentator, writer, syndicated columnist, and lawyer. She frequently appears on t...

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Brevet Captain Robert G. Carter (1845 - 1936)

Robert Goldthwaite Carter (October 29, 1845 – January 4, 1936) was a US Cavalry officer who participated in the American Civil War and the Indian Wars, most notably against the Comanche during...

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Nelly Nichol Marshall (1845 - 1898)

Nelly Nichol Marshall (born in Louisville, Kentucky, 8 May 1845; died in Washington, D.C., 19 April 1898), was an author. In addition to numerous poems and many magazine articles, she published novels ...

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Richard Bordeaux Parker (1923 - 2011)

Richard Bordeaux Parker (July 3, 1923, in the Fort Stotsenburg, Philippines - January 7, 2011, in Washington, D.C.) was a United States Foreign Service Officer and an expert on the Middle East. Par...

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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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Escott Reid (1905 - 1999)

Escott Graves Meredith Reid, CC (January 21, 1905 – September 28, 1999), was a Canadian diplomat who helped shape the United Nations and NATO, author, international public servant and academic...

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Ralph Connor (1860 - 1937)

Rev. Dr. Charles William Gordon, or Ralph Connor, (September 13, 1860 – October 31, 1937) was a Canadian novelist, using the Connor pen name while maintaining his status as a Church leader, fi...

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Bob Considine (1906 - 1975)

Born in Washington, DC, on November 4, 1906, sportswriting legend Bob Considine was legendary for his speed, accuracy, concentration, and energy as a writer. Considine’s career began at the Wa...

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John F. Kieran (1892 - 1981)

John Francis Kieran (August 2, 1892 – December 9, 1981) was an American author, journalist, amateur naturalist and radio and television personality. Biography A native of The Bronx, Kieran...

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Ring Lardner MP (1885 - 1933)

The famous author, Ring Lardner, was born on March 6, 1885 in Niles, Berrien county, Michigan. His name was derived from the last name of a family friend. A great baseball sportswriter, he is mainly ...

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Nick Kroll MP

Nicholas J. Kroll (born June 5, 1978) is an American actor and comedian best known for appearing in television shows such as Best Week Ever, Cavemen and Sit Down, Shut Up. He co-stars in the shows The ...

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Nathaniel Hawthorne, Jr. MP (1804 - 1864)

Nathaniel Hawthorne (born Nathaniel Hathorne; July 4, 1804 - May 19, 1864) was a 19th century American novelist and short story writer. He is seen as a key figure in the development of American literat...

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Steve Allen MP (1921 - 2000)

Stephen Valentine Patrick William "Steve" Allen (December 26, 1921 – October 30, 2000) was an American television personality, musician, composer, actor, comedian, and writer. Though he got hi...

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Margaret Junkin Preston (1820 - 1897)

En stor sydstats poet. Margaret Junkin Preston (1820-1897) was once deemed by the Washington Post to be "one of the really famous American authors of the day." A prolific author of poetry and ficti...

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Liz Carpenter (1920 - 2010)

Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Sutherland Carpenter (September 1, 1920 – March 20, 2010) was a writer, feminist, former reporter, media advisor, speechwriter, political humorist, and public relations ex...

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W. Page Keeton (1909 - 1999)

Werdner Page Keeton (August 22, 1909–January 10, 1999) was an attorney and dean of the University of Texas School of Law for a quarter century. Education Keeton was born in McCoy in Atasco...

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Walter Prescott Webb (1888 - 1963)

Walter Prescott Webb (April 3, 1888 – March 8, 1963) was a 20th-century U.S. historian and author noted for his groundbreaking historical work on the American West. As president of the Texas S...

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L. Ron Hubbard MP (1911 - 1986)

Lafayette Ronald Hubbard (March 13, 1911 – January 24, 1986), better known as L. Ron Hubbard (pron.: /ɛl rɒn ˈhʌˌbərd/, ELL-ron-HUB-ərd) and of...

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Captain Sidney Smith Johnson (CSA) (1840 - 1910)

JOHNSON, SIDNEY SMITH (1840–1910). Sidney Smith (Sid) Johnson, Confederate cavalry officer, journalist, and author, son of D. T. M. and Adeline (Smith) Johnson, was born in Choctaw County, Missi...

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Virginius Dabney (1901 - 1995)

Virginius Dabney (February 8, 1901 – December 28, 1995) was a US teacher, journalist, writer, and editor. He was the editor of the Richmond Times-Dispatch from 1936 to 1969 and author of sever...

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Judith W. McGuire (1813 - 1897)

Judith White Brockenbrough McGuire wrote Diary of a Southern Refugee, During the War, By a Lady of Virginia. Alexandrian Judith McGuire kept a record of her family's experience as refugees from 1...

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Charles A. Augustus Briggs (1841 - 1913)

Rev. Dr. Charles Augustus Briggs, was professor of theology and one of the most controversial theologians of the late 19th century. He was excommunicated from the Presbyterian church for his about the ...

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Gertrude Harris Boatwright Claytor (1888 - 1973)

Gertrude Harris Boatwright Claytor (October 1, 1888 – August 21, 1973) was an American poet. Born in Staunton, Virginia, she later moved with her family to Roanoke, Virginia, where she was p...

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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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Colonel Henry Kyd Douglas (CSA) (1838 - 1903)

Civil War Confederate Army Officer. He was General Stonewall Jackson's youngest staff member and personal aide. His memoirs were published after the Civil War - "I Rode With Stonewall" - by h...

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Langston Hughes MP (1902 - 1967)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was one of th...

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Alex Haley (1921 - 1992)

Alexander Murray Palmer Haley (August 11, 1921 – February 10, 1992) was an African-American writer. He is best known as the author of Roots: The Saga of an American Family and the co-author of...

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Anna Elizabeth Dickinson (1842 - 1932)

Anna Elizabeth Dickinson (October 28, 1842 – October 22, 1932) was an American orator and lecturer. An advocate for the abolition of slavery and for women's suffrage, as well as a gifted teach...

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Doris Stevens (1888 - 1963)

Note: birth date based on 1923 passport application identifying her as Mrs Doris Malone, "professionally Known as Doris Stevens" Doris Stevens (October 26, 1892 – March 22, 1963) was an Amer...

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H. C. Robbins Landon (1926 - 2009)

Howard Chandler Robbins Landon (March 6, 1926 – November 20, 2009) was an American musicologist, journalist, historian and broadcaster, best known for his work in rediscovering the huge body o...

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Rufus Matthew Jones (1863 - 1948)

) Rufus Matthew Jones (January 25, 1863 – June 16, 1948) was an American writer, magazine editor, philosopher, and college professor. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Haverford ...

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Louise Cochrane (1918 - 2012)

Louise Cochrane (22 December 1918 – 13 February 2012) was an American-born writer and television producer best known for creating the BBC Children's TV programme Rag, Tag and Bobtail in the ea...

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Robert William St. John (1902 - 2003)

Robert William St. John (March 9, 1902 – February 6, 2003) was an American author (23 books), broadcaster (NBC Radio) and journalist (AP, etc.). Early life St. John was born in March 9, 19...

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James Ewing Mears (1838 - 1919)

James Ewing Mears, also J. Ewing Mears M.D., LL.D. (October 17, 1838 - May 28, 1919) was a surgeon and author. He was a pioneer in jaw and mouth surgeries. He was the first to propose the use of Gass...

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Henry Howard Brownell (1820 - 1872)

Henry Howard Brownell (February 6, 1820 – 1872) was an American poet and historian. Biography Brownell was born in Providence, Rhode Island, February 6, 1820. He graduated from Trinity Col...

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Park Benjamin, Jr. (1849 - 1922)

see photo in media: US Naval academy seal designed by Park Benjamin . Park Benjamin (1849–1922) was an American patent lawyer, physician, and writer. He was born in New York City, graduated ...

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Park Benjamin, Sr. (1809 - 1864)

) Park Benjamin, Sr. (August 14, 1809 – September 12, 1864) was well known in his time as an American poet, journalist, editor and founder of several newspapers. Biography He was born in D...

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Charles Carroll Everett (1829 - 1900)

Charles Carroll Everett (June 19, 1829, Brunswick, Maine - October 16, 1900, Cambridge, Massachusetts) was an American divine and philosopher. Everett graduated from Bowdoin College in 1850, after ...

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Ezra Abbot (1819 - 1884)

Ezra Abbot (April 28, 1819, Jackson, Maine – March 21, 1884, Cambridge, Massachusetts) was an American biblical scholar. Life and writings He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1840. In 184...

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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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Edward Page Mitchell (1852 - 1927)

Edward Page Mitchell (Bath, Maine, March 24, 1852 – New London, Connecticut, 1927) was an American editorial and short story writer for The Sun, a daily newspaper in New York City. He became t...

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Charles Beecher (1815 - 1900)

Charles Beecher (October 1, 1815 – April 21, 1900) was an American minister, composer of religious hymns and a prolific author. Biography Beecher was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, the s...

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John T. Gould (1908 - 2003)

John Thomas Gould (October 22, 1908 – September 1, 2003) was an American humorist, essayist, and columnist who wrote a column for the Christian Science Monitor for over sixty years from a farm i...

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C. A. Stephens (1844 - 1931)

C. A. Stephens (born Charles Asbury Stevens, October 21, 1844 – September 22, 1931) was an American writer of short stories and articles. Stephens was born in Norway, Maine, and wrote under th...

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Lawrence Fraser Abbott (1859 - 1933)

Lawrence Fraser Abbott (1859-1933) was an American editor and writer, son of Lyman Abbott. Biography He was born in Brooklyn, New York to Lyman Abbott. He graduated from Amherst College in 1881. ...

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Lyman Abbott (1835 - 1922)

Lyman Abbott (December 18, 1835 – October 22, 1922) was an American Congregationalist theologian, editor, and author. Early years Lyman Abbott was born at Roxbury, Massachusetts on Decembe...

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Austin Abbott (1831 - 1896)

Austin Abbott, LL.D. (December 18, 1831 – April 19, 1896) was a lawyer and academic born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Jacob Abbott. He is probably best remembered as being the governme...

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Benjamin Vaughan Abbott (1830 - 1890)

Benjamin Vaughan Abbott (June 4, 1830 – February 17, 1890) was an American lawyer and author noted for his efforts in drawing up the New York penal code. He was the son of Jacob Abbott. Biog...

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Gorham Dummer Abbott (1807 - 1874)

Gorham Dummer Abbott (September 3, 1807 – August 3, 1874) was an American clergyman, educator, and author. He was a significant figure in the movement to supply schools with textbooks, librari...

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Brevet Maj. General James Henry Carleton (USA) (1814 - 1873)

James Henry Carleton (December 27, 1814 – January 7, 1873) was an officer in the Union army during the American Civil War. Carleton is most famous as an Indian fighter in the southwestern Unit...

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Seba Smith (1792 - 1868)

Seba Smith (September 14, 1792 – July 28, 1868) was an American humorist and writer. He was married to Elizabeth Oakes Smith, also a major writer and feminist, and he was the father of Appleto...

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Elizabeth Oakes Smith (1806 - 1893)

Elizabeth Oakes Smith (August 12, 1806 – November 16, 1893) was a poet, fiction writer, editor, lecturer, and women’s rights activist whose career spanned six decades, from the 1830s to...

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Zora Neale Hurston MP (1891 - 1960)

from: Google Zora Neale Hurston was an American folklorist, anthropologist, and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance. Wikipedia Born: January 7, 1891, Notasulga, AL Died: January 28, 1960...

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Katherine Ball (1898 - 1955)

Author. The daughter of famed journalist W.W. Ball, during World War I she met and married Clements Ripley. After an unsuccessful venture as peach farmers in North Carolina, in the late 1920s the Riple...

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Clements Ripley (1892 - 1954)

Clements Ripley (August 26, 1892 – July 22, 1954) was an American fiction writer and screenwriter. Early life Ripley was born on August 26, 1892, in Tacoma, Washington. He was the son of T...

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Julia Caroline Dorr (1825 - 1913)

Julia Caroline (Ripley) Dorr (1825–1913) was an American author who published both prose and poetry. She was born at Charleston, South Carolina, but moved early in her life to New York City, t...

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Henry Philip Tappen (1805 - 1881)

Henry Philip Tappan (April 18, 1805 – November 15, 1881) was an American philosopher, educator and academic administrator. He is officially considered the first president of the University of ...

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Franklin B. Hough ("father of American forestry") (1822 - 1885)

Franklin B. Hough (July 20, 1822-June 11, 1885) was a scientist, historian and the first chief of the United States Division of Forestry, the predecessor of the United States Forest Service. He was a...

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Henry Stephens Randall (1811 - 1876)

Henry Stephens Randall (May 3, 1811 - August 14, 1876 Cortland, Cortland County, New York) was an American agriculturist, writer, educator and politician who served as New York Secretary of State. ...

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Lawrence Perseus HICKOCK (1795 - 1888)

Laurens Perseus Hickok (December 20, 1798 – May 7, 1888), American philosopher and divine, was born at Bethel, Connecticut. He took his degree at Union College in 1820. Until 1836 he was occ...

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Francis Wayland, II (1796 - 1865)

Francis Wayland (March 11, 1796 – September 30, 1865), American Baptist educator and economist, was born in New York City, New York. He was president of Brown University and pastor of the Firs...

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William James Stillman (1828 - 1901)

William James Stillman was a noted painter and journalist and was listed in Who's Who in America. William James Stillman served as US Consul in Rome, Italy during 1861-1865 and in Crete during 1865...

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Lewis Caleb Beck (1798 - 1853)

Lewis Caleb Beck (4 October 1798 Schenectady – 20 April 1853 Albany, New York) was an American physician, botanist, chemist, and mineralogist. Biography He graduated from Union College in ...

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William Phelps Allis (1901 - 1999)

William Phelps Allis (November 15, 1901 in Menton, France – March 5, 1999 in Cambridge, Massachusetts) was an American theoretical physicist specializing in electrical discharges in gases. He ...

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Mary Augusta Donahey (1876 - 1962)

Mary Augusta Dickerson also known as Mary Dickerson Donahey (New York City, September 22, 1876 – March 31, 1962) was an American author of children's books and cookbooks. Early life Dicker...

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Jeb Stuart Magruder (1934 - 2014)

Jeb Stuart Magruder (November 5, 1934 – May 11, 2014) was an American Presbyterian minister, businessman, civil servant and author. A Deputy Director of Richard Nixon's Committee to Re-Elect t...

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Jean Carnahan, U.S. Senator MP

Jean Anne Carpenter Carnahan (/ˈdʒiːn ˈkɑrnəhæn/; born December 20, 1933) is an American politician and writer who served in the United States Senate ...

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R. Catesby Taliaferro (1907 - 1989)

Robert Catesby Taliaferro (1907–1989) was an American mathematician, philosopher, and translator of ancient Greek and Latin works into English. He translated Ptolemy's Almagest, a 2nd-century ...

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Fleur Fenton Cowles (1908 - 2009)

Fleur Fenton Cowles (January 20, 1908 – June 5, 2009) was an American writer, editor and artist best known as the creative force behind the short-lived Flair magazine. Personal Fleur Fen...

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James Lee Burke MP

James Lee Burke (born December 5, 1936) is an American author of mysteries, best known for his Dave Robicheaux series. He has won an Edgar Award for Black Cherry Blues (1990) and Cimarron Rose (1998). ...

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André Jules Dubus MP (1936 - 1999)

Andre Dubus II (August 11, 1936 - February 24, 1999) was an American short story writer, essayist, and autobiographer. Andre Jules Dubus II was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, the youngest child of ...

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Nathan Phelps (1958 - d.)

athan "Nate" Phelps (born November 22, 1958) is an American-born Canadian author, LGBT rights activist, and public speaker on the topics of religion and child abuse. He is the sixth of the thirteen c...

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Edwina Hume Fallis (1876 - 1957)

Edwina Fallis was a Denver native, granddaughter of pioneer Denver grocer Daniel Hurd, who served as president of the Denver School Board. Not surprisingly, Fallis had a passion for education. Throug...

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Caroline Bancroft (1900 - 1985)

Journalist, Historian & Author A third-generation Coloradan, Caroline Bancroft was born into Colorado’s “upper-crust” society. Describing Denver’s history as “alive...

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Judy Collins MP

Judith Marjorie "Judy" Collins (born May 1, 1939) is an American singer and songwriter known for her eclectic tastes in the material she records (which has included folk, show tunes, pop, rock and ro...

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Mary Coyle Chase MP (1906 - 1981)

Mary Coyle Chase (25 February 1906 – 20 October 1981) was an American journalist, playwright and children's novelist, known primarily for writing the Broadway play Harvey, later adapted for fi...

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Thomas Storrow Brown (1803 - 1888)

Thomas Storrow Brown (July 7, 1803 – November 26, 1888) was a journalist, writer, orator, and revolutionary in Lower Canada (present-day Quebec). Biography Born in St. Andrews, New Brunswi...

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Vereen M. Bell (1911 - 1944)

Vereen M. Bell (5 October 1911 – 26 October 1944) was an American novelist and naval officer, who was killed on active duty during World War II. Early life Born in Cairo, Georgia, he gradu...

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William Healey Dall (1845 - 1927)

William Healey Dall (August 21, 1845 – March 27, 1927) was an American naturalist, a prominent malacologist, and one of the earliest scientific explorers of interior Alaska. He described many ...

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