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Dr. Peter G. Cranford (c.1909 - 2000)

Dr. Peter Gordon Cranford was a Clinical Psychologist with 35 years of full-time private practice. In 1939, Dr. Cranford created a format for a game show and presented it to a New York advertising ag...

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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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Christopher John Reuel Tolkien MP

Aups, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

Christopher Reuel Tolkien (born 21 November 1924) is the third and youngest son of the author J. R. R. Tolkien (1892–1973), and is best known as the editor of much of his father's posthumously p...

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Mary Lee Settle (1918 - 2005)

Mary Lee Settle (July 29, 1918, Charleston, West Virginia – September 27, 2005, Ivy, Virginia) was an American writer. She won the 1978 National Book Award for her novel Blood Tie and was a ...

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Ray Bradbury MP (1920 - 2012)

One of the most celebrated speculative fiction authors among the 20th and 21st century, many of Ray Bradbury's works have been adapted into television shows or films. He is best known for his dystopian...

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Elmore Leonard MP (1925 - 2013)

Elmore John Leonard, Jr. (October 11, 1925 – August 20, 2013) was an American novelist and screenwriter. His earliest published novels in the 1950s were Westerns, but Leonard went on to speciali...

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Ed Wood MP (1924 - 1978)

Edward Davis "Ed" Wood, Jr. (October 10, 1924 — December 10, 1978) was an American screenwriter, director, producer, actor, author and film editor. In the 1950s, Wood made a number of low-budg...

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Jessica D Cadwalader (1914 - 1972)

Mrs. Jessica Cadwalader Ryan, an author and the wife of Robert Ryan, the actor, died of lung cancer in their home, The Dakota, 1 West 72d Sreet, NYC. She was 57 years old. Jessica was a Quaker. The...

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Daphne

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Margaret

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Jerusha Hess MP

Jerusha was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and went to BYU film school. It was there where she met her future husband and collaborator, Jared Hess. Jerusha was the producer of her husband's short film "Car...

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Captain Dale Dye (USMC) MP

Dale Adam Dye (born October 8, 1944) is an American author, actor, presenter, businessman, and retired United States Marine Corps captain who served in combat during the Vietnam War. In military parl...

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Bradford

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Courtney Ryley Cooper (1886 - 1940)

Courtney Ryley Cooper (October 31, 1886 – September 29, 1940) was an American circus performer, publicist and writer. During his career he published over 30 books, many focusing on crime; J. E...

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Mary Joe Matalin MP

Mary Joe Matalin (born August 19, 1953) is an American political consultant well known for her work with the Republican Party. She has served under President Ronald Reagan, was campaign director for ...

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James Carville MP

Chester James Carville, Jr. (born October 25, 1944) is an American political commentator and media personality who is a prominent figure in the Democratic Party. Carville gained national attention fo...

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Henry Warington Smyth Baden-Powell (1847 - 1921)

Henry Warington Smyth Baden-Powell KC (3 February 1847 – 24 April 1921), known as Warington within the family, was Robert Baden-Powell's oldest brother. He was also the brother of Agnes Baden-...

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Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller, Jr. MP (1895 - 1983)

Information about Buckminster Fuller from Wikipedia Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller (July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983) was an American systems theorist, architect, engineer, author, designer, i...

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Leland Stowe MP (1899 - 1994)

Leland Stowe (November 10, 1899 - January 16, 1994) was a Pulitzer Prize winning American journalist noted for being one of the first to recognize the expansionist character of the German Nazi regime...

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Henry Reed Stiles (1832 - 1909)

Henry Reed Stiles (March 10, 1832 – January 7, 1909) was a physician who wrote a number of highly regarded historical records and genealogical books during the late 18th and early 19th century...

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Susan Hale (1833 - 1910)

Susan Hale (December 5, 1833 – September 17, 1910) was an American author, traveler and artist. Biography She was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Nathan Hale and Sarah Preston Everett who...

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Lucretia Peabody Hale (1820 - 1900)

Lucretia Peabody Hale (2 September 1820 – 12 June 1900) was a United States journalist and author. Biography Hale was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and educated at George B. Emerson's s...

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Max Forrester Eastman (1883 - 1969)

Max Forrester Eastman (January 4, 1883 – March 25, 1969) was an American writer on literature, philosophy and society, a poet, and a prominent political activist. For many years, Eastman was a...

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John Gregory Dunne (1992 - 2003)

John Gregory Dunne was an American novelist, screenwriter and literary critic. He was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and was a younger brother of author Dominick Dunne. He suffered from a severe st...

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Lillian Florence "Lilly" Hellman MP (1905 - 1984)

Lillian Florence "Lilly" Hellman (June 20, 1905 – June 30, 1984) was an American author of plays, screenplays, and memoirs and throughout her life, was linked with many left-wing political cau...

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Hope

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James Phillips Lardner MP (1914 - 1938)

James Lardner was a journalist who enlisted in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade to fight against Franco's rebel forces in Spain. In March of 1938 Lardner traveled to Barcelona and after observing the war fi...

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Ring Lardner, Jr. MP (1915 - 2000)

Ringgold Wilmer "Ring" Lardner, Jr. (August 19, 1915 – October 31, 2000) was an American journalist and screenwriter blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studios during the Red Scare of the late 1...

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James Walker Benét (1914 - 2012)

James Walker Benét (1914 – December 16, 2012) was an American journalist, author, and former reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle and KQED. Benet was one of the last surviving veteran...

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Capt. Frederick Marryat MP (1792 - 1848)

Captain Frederick Marryat (10 July 1792 – 9 August 1848) was an English Royal Navy officer, novelist, and a contemporary and acquaintance of Charles Dickens, noted today as an early pioneer of t...

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Florence Marryat MP (1833 - 1899)

Florence Marryat (1833-99) was a novelist, editor, playwright, spiritualist, singer and actress. She wrote around seventy novels during her extraordinary career, adapting some of them for the stage. Sh...

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Claude Grahame-White MP (1879 - 1959)

Claude Grahame-White (21 August 1879 – 19 August 1959) was an English pioneer of aviation, and the first to make a night flight, during the Daily Mail sponsored 1910 London to Manchester air rac...

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Reginald Ruggles Gates (1882 - 1962)

Reginald Ruggles Gates (May 1, 1882 – August 12, 1962), was a Canadian born anthropologist, botanist, and geneticist. He did most of his work in the United Kingdom and the United States. He re...

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James Olds (1922 - 1976)

James Olds (May 30, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois - August 21, 1976 in California) was an American psychologist who co-discovered the pleasure center of the brain with Peter Milner while he was a postdoc...

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Talcott Parsons (1902 - 1979)

Talcott Parsons (December 13, 1902 – May 8, 1979) was an American sociologist who served on the faculty of Harvard University from 1927 to 1973. Parsons developed a general theory for the st...

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James Medbury MacKaye (1872 - 1935)

James Medbury MacKaye (April 8, 1872 - January 22, 1935) was an American engineer and philosopher. MacKaye was born in New York City, the son of actor Steele MacKaye and Mary (Medbery) MacKaye, and...

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Raymond Smith Dugan (1878 - 1940)

Raymond Smith Dugan (May 30, 1878–August 31, 1940) was an American astronomer. His parents were Jeremiah Welby Dugan and Mary Evelyn Smith and he was born in Montague, Massachusetts. His und...

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Edmund B. Delabarre (1863 - 1945)

Edmund Burke Delabarre (1863 – 1945), was a researcher and professor of psychology at Brown University. He graduated from Amherst College in 1886. Professor Delabarre was a pioneer in the fiel...

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James Hayden Tufts (1862 - 1942)

James Hayden Tufts (1862–1942), an influential American philosopher, was a professor of the then newly founded Chicago University. Tufts was also a member of the Board of Arbitration, and the ...

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Rev. Aaron Bancroft (1755 - 1839)

Aaron Bancroft (November 10, 1755 – August 19, 1839) was an American clergyman. He was born in Reading, Massachusetts to Samuel Bancroft and Lydia Parker. He began his studies during the Ame...

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Frederic Bancroft (1860 - 1945)

Frederic Bancroft (1860 - 1945) was a historian, author, and librarian. Biography He was born in Galesburg, Illinois and was graduated with an A.B. from Amherst College and received a Ph. D. from...

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John Bates Clark (1847 - 1938)

John Bates Clark (January 26, 1847 – March 21, 1938) was an American neoclassical economist. He was one of the pioneers of the marginalist revolution and opponent to the Institutionalist schoo...

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John W. Burgess (1844 - 1931)

) John William Burgess (August 26, 1844 – January 13, 1931) was a pioneering American political scientist. He spent most of his career at Columbia University and is regarded as having been "th...

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William Estabrook Chancellor (1867 - 1963)

William Estabrook Chancellor (September 25, 1867 – February 4, 1963) was an American academic and writer. An opponent of the Republican presidential candidate Warren G. Harding, Chancellor wro...

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Julius Hawley Seelye (1824 - 1895)

Julius Hawley Seelye (September 14, 1824 – May 12, 1895) was a missionary, author, United States Representative, and former president of Amherst College. The system of Latin Honors in use at m...

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Brevet Major Winthrop Sargent (Continental Army), 1st Governor of Mississippi Territory (1753 - 1820)

Winthrop Sargent (May 1, 1753 – June 3, 1820) was a United States patriot, politician, and writer; and a member of the Federalist party. Governor of Mississippi Territory. A Harvard graduate, ...

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Robert McAfee Brown (1920 - 2001)

Robert McAfee Brown (28 May 1920 Carthage, Illinois – 4 September 2001 Greenfield, Massachusetts) was an American theologian and activist. Life Brown was the son of a Presbyterian minist...

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Charles Hallock (1834 - 1917)

Charles Hallock (March 13, 1834 – December 2, 1917) was an American author and publisher born in New York City to Gerard Hallock and Elizabeth Allen. On September 10, 1855 he married Amelia J....

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Elizabeth Saunders (1762 - 1851)

From Massachusetts Historical Society - Saltonstall Family Papers - Guide to the collection Elizabeth Elkins Sanders [or Saunders] (1762-1851) was the daughter of Thomas Elkins and Elizabeth White El...

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Philip Dey "Phil" Eastman (1909 - 1986)

Philip Dey "Phil" Eastman (November 25, 1909 – January 7, 1986) was an American screenwriter, children's author, and illustrator. As an author, he is known primarily as P. D. Eastman. Early ...

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Edward Duffield Neill (1823 - 1893)

Edward Duffield Neill (1823–1893) was an American author and educator. Neill was born in Philadelphia. After studying at the University of Pennsylvania for some time, he enrolled at Amherst ...

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Arria Sargent Huntington (1848 - 1921)

Arria Sargent Huntington (1848-1921) From Porter-Phelps-Huntington Family Papers Arria was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, January 22, 1848. She was the eldest daughter of Frederic Dan and Hannah H...

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Rev. Frederic Dan Huntington (1819 - 1904)

Frederic Dan Huntington (May 28, 1819, Hadley, Massachusetts – July 11, 1904, Hadley, Massachusetts) was an American clergyman and the first Protestant Episcopal bishop of the Episcopal Diocese ...

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John O. Sargent MP (1811 - 1891)

John Osborne Sargent (1811–1891), who became a successful politician and journalist, started the Harvard Collegian, a college literary journal. From The New York Times, obituaries, 1891 "J...

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Epes Sargent MP (1813 - 1880)

Epes Sargent (1813–1880) was an American editor, poet and playwright. Summarized from Wikipedia : Epes Sargent was the son of Epes Sargent (1784–1853) and Hannah Dane Coffin (1787...

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Charles Warren Stoddard (1843 - 1909)

Charles Warren Stoddard (August 7, 1843, – April 23, 1909) was an American author and editor. Life and works Charles Warren Stoddard was born in Rochester, New York on August 7, 1843. He w...

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Jane Weinberger (1918 - 2009)

Jane Weinberger (March 29, 1918 – July 12, 2009) was an American author, publisher and wife of Caspar Weinberger, the 15th United States Secretary of Defense. She authored over a dozen books d...

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Khalil Gibran MP (1883 - 1931)

Khalil Gibran ; born Gubran Khalil Gubran , in academic contexts often spelled Jubrān Khalīl Jubrān, Jibrān Khalīl Jibrān, or Jibrān Xalīl Jibr&#...

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Capt. William Dane Phelps (1802 - 1875)

William Dane Phelps Birth: Feb 14 1802 - Gloucester, Essex, MA Parents: Henry Phelps, Mary Forbes Coffin Wife: Mary Cushing, Lusanna Tucker Bryant Death: Aug 15 1875 - Magnolia, Essex, MA ...

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George Creel (1876 - 1953)

George Creel (December 1, 1876 – October 2, 1953) was an investigative journalist, a politician, and, most famously, the head of the United States Committee on Public Information, a propaganda...

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Gelett Burgess (1866 - 1951)

Frank Gelett Burgess (January 30, 1866 – September 18, 1951) was an artist, art critic, poet, author and humorist. An important figure in the San Francisco Bay Area literary renaissance of the...

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Ella Winter (1888 - 1980)

Leonore (Ella) Sophie Winter Steffens Stewart (1888–1980) was an Australian-British journalist and activist. Her parents were Freda Lust and Adolph Wertheimer from Nuremberg (Nürnberg...

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Lincoln Joseph Steffens (1866 - 1936)

Lincoln Steffens (April 6, 1866 – August 9, 1936) was a New York reporter who launched a series of articles in McClure's that would later be published together in a book titled The Shame of th...

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Thomas J. Farnham (1804 - 1848)

Thomas Jefferson Farnham (1804–1848) was an explorer and author of the American West in the first half of the 19th century. His travels included interaction with missionary Jason Lee, and he l...

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Eliza Woodson Farnham (1815 - 1864)

Eliza Farnham (November 17, 1815 – December 15, 1864) was a 19th-century American novelist, feminist, abolitionist, and activist for prison reform. Biography Her maiden name was Burhans. S...

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Gwendolyn Yearwood (1937 - 2011)

from Find A Grave Memorial# 77453018 She was one of the finest cooks to put on an apron this side of the stretch of Ga. 83 that now bears Trisha's name. After Jack died in 2005, Gwen co-authored two ...

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Roger W. Babson MP (1875 - 1967)

Roger Ward Babson Born: 6-Jul-1875, Gloucester, MA Parents: Nathaniel Babson, Ellen Stearns Married: Grace Margaret Knight, Nona Margaret Dougherty Daughter: Edith Low Babson (b. 6-Dec-1903) ...

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L. Bradford Prince, 14th Governor of New Mexico Territory (1840 - 1922)

LeBaron Bradford Prince (July 3, 1840 – December 22, 1922) was the 14th Governor of New Mexico Territory from 1889 to 1893. Biography Prince was born on July 3, 1840, in Flushing, Queens, ...

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Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry (1825 - 1903)

Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry (June 5, 1825 – February 12, 1903) was a lawyer, soldier, U.S. Congressman, college professor and administrator, diplomat, and officer in the Confederate States Army d...

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Robert David Preus (1924 - 1995)

Robert David Preus (October 16, 1924 - November 4, 1995) was an American Lutheran pastor, professor, author, and seminary president. Biography Robert Preus was born to Minnesota Governor J.A.O. P...

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George W. Peck, Governor (1840 - 1916)

George Wilbur Peck (September 28, 1840– April 16, 1916) was an American writer and politician who served as the 17th Governor of Wisconsin. Peck was born in 1840 in Henderson, New York, the ...

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Edward Bellamy MP (1850 - 1898)

Edward Bellamy (March 26, 1850 – May 22, 1898) was an American author and socialist, most famous for his utopian novel, Looking Backward , a Rip Van Winkle-like tale set in the distant future of...

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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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Louise Helen Coburn (1856 - 1949)

Louise Helen Coburn (September 1, 1856—February 7, 1949) was one of the five founders of Sigma Kappa sorority, a pioneer for women's education at Colby College, where she served as the first f...

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Mary Talcott MP (1637 - 1711)

My Husband and Captain Henry Kerley had gone to Boston to request that soldiers come to our aid as an Indian attack was possible. While they were gone on February 10, the garrison house in which my fam...

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Ronald DeWolf (1934 - 1991)

Ronald Edward DeWolf (May 7, 1934 – September 16, 1991), born Lafayette Ronald Hubbard, Jr., also known as "Nibs" Hubbard, was the eldest child of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard and Hubbar...

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Michael Francis Moore MP

Michael Francis Moore (born April 23, 1954) is an American filmmaker, author, social critic and activist. He is the director and producer of Fahrenheit 9/11, which is the highest-grossing documentary o...

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Charles Edward Bennett (1910 - 2003)

Charles Edward Bennett (December 2, 1910 – September 6, 2003) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Florida from 1949 to 1993. He was a Democrat who resided in Jackso...

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Thomas Elisha Hogg (1842 - 1880)

HOGG, THOMAS ELISHA (1842–1880). Thomas Elisha Hogg [pseud. Tom R. Burnett], lawyer, editor, and writer, son of Lucanda (McMath) and Joseph Lewis Hogg, was born in Cherokee County, Texas, on J...

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Thomas W. Lawson (1857 - 1925)

) Thomas William Lawson (February 26, 1857 – February 8, 1925) was an American businessman and author. A highly controversial Boston stock promoter, he is known for both his efforts to promote...

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Gen. Lew Wallace (USA), 11th Terr. Gov. of New Mexico MP (1827 - 1905)

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Lewis "Lew" Wallace (April 10, 1827 – February 15, 1905) was a lawyer, governor, Union general in the American Civil War, American statesman and author, best r...

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Mary Jobe Akeley (1886 - 1966)

Mary Jobe Akeley was an explorer and naturalist and the wife of Carl E. Akeley. She is famous as one of the earliest women explorers in Africa where she helped her husband hunt and photograph animals...

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Delia J. Akeley (1875 - 1970)

Delia Julia Akeley (1875 – 1970), commonly known by her nickname, Mickie, was an American explorer. She was born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, a daughter of Patrick and Margaret (Hanberry) Denning...

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Diana Mitford, The Hon. Lady Mosley MP (1910 - 2003)

Diana Mitford, Lady Mosley, [fn1] was born on 17 June 1910 in Belgravia, Westminster, England and died 11 August 11, 2003 in Paris, France. Her remains are interred in the Swinbrook Churchyard in Oxfor...

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The Hon. Nancy Mitford MP (1904 - 1973)

Nancy Freeman-Mitford , CBE, styled The Hon. Nancy Mitford before her marriage and The Hon. Mrs Rodd thereafter. She was born 28 November 1904 in Belgravia, Westminster, England and died 30 June 1973 o...

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Jessica Mitford MP (1917 - 1996)

Jessica Lucy Mitford , nicknamed Decca or Dec , writer and campaigner, was born in Burford, Oxfordshire on 11 September 1917 and died Oakland, California 23 July 1996. Parents: 7th and penultimate ch...

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Paul Almond, OC MP

Paul Almond, OC (born April 26, 1931 in Montréal, Québec) is one of Canada's preeminent film and television directors, and he has directed and produced over 130 television dramas for the ...

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Elizabeth Phipps Train (1856 - 1903)

TRAIN, Elizabeth Phipps, author, was born in Dorchester, Mass., Sept. 1, 1856; daughter of William Graham and Mary Elizabeth (Phipps) Train; granddaughter of Samuel and Hannah Putnam (Flint) Train and ...

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Kenneth Duva Burke (1897 - 1973)

Kenneth Duva Burke (May 5, 1897 – November 19, 1993) was an American literary theorist and philosopher. Burke's primary interests were in rhetoric and aesthetics. Burke became a highly dis...

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William Goodall (1829 - 1894)

) William Goodell (October 17, 1829 – October 27, 1894) was an eminent American gynecologist from Philadelphia, best remembered for first describing what is now referred to as Goodell's sign. ...

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Elijah Coleman Bridgman (1801 - 1861)

Elijah Coleman Bridgman (April 22, 1801 – November 2, 1861) was the first American Protestant Christian missionary appointed to China. He served with the American Board of Commissioners for Fo...

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Murrough Boyle, 1st Viscount Blesington (c.1645 - 1718)

Murragh Boyle, 1st Viscount Blesington (c.1645–1718) was an Irish peer and member of the House of Lords. from Murrough (or Murragh) Boyle was born in Cork, Ireland, the son of The Most R...

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Julian Alfred Lane Fox Pitt-Rivers (1919 - 2001)

Julian Alfred Lane Fox Pitt-Rivers (16 March 1919, Chelsea, London–12 August 2001, Paris), was a British social anthropologist, ethnographer, and a professor at universities in three countries...

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John C. Pierpont MP (1785 - 1866)

John Pierpont (1785 - 1866), poet, born at Litchfield, Connecticut, was successively a teacher, lawyer, merchant, and lastly a Unitarian minister. His most famous poem is The Airs of Palestine. His soc...

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Samuel Ward (c.1577 - 1640)

) Samuel Ward (1577–1640) was an English Puritan minister of Ipswich. Life He was born in Suffolk, son of John Ward, minister of Haverhill, by his wife Susan. Nathaniel Ward was his yo...

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Rev. Nathaniel Ward (c.1585 - c.1646)

Nathaniel Ward (1578–October 1652) was a Puritan clergyman and pamphleteer in England and Massachusetts. He wrote the first constitution in North America in 1641. A son of John Ward, a not...

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Charles Cotton MP (1630 - 1687)

Charles Cotton (28 April 1630 – 16 February 1687) was an English poet and writer, best known for translating the work of Michel de Montaigne from the French, for his contributions to The Complea...

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Henry Smith, Rector of St. Clement's MP (1559 - 1591)

Thomas Fuller, in a Life of Henry Smith which he prefixed to the first Collected Edition of his works, said of him: “He was commonly called the Silver-tongued preacher, and that was but one ...

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Elizabeth Prentiss (1818 - 1878)

Elizabeth Payson Prentiss (Portland, Maine, 26 October 1818 – 13 August 1878) was an American author, well known for her hymn "More Love to Thee, O Christ" and the religious novel Stepping Hea...

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John Mercer, Sr. (1704 - 1768)

) John Mercer (February 6, 1704 – October 14, 1768) was a colonial American lawyer, land speculator, and author. Born in Dublin, Ireland, he came to Virginia in 1720 where he built the col...

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