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Sir Dudley North, MP MP (1641 - 1691)

Family and Education b. 16 May 1641, 4th but 3rd surv. s. of Sir Dudley North I, 4th Lord North, and bro. of Sir Francis North and Hon. Roger North. educ. Bury St. Edmunds g.s. 1656; writing-school, Lo...

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Eddie Cantor MP (1892 - 1964)

Eddie Cantor (31 January 1892 (exact date unknown) – October 10, 1964), born Edward Israel Iskowitz, was an American "illustrated song" performer, comedian, dancer, singer, actor and songwriter....

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William Gill Mills (1822 - d.)

FROM THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE: Summary of the life history of William Gill Mills: William Gill Mills and Louisa Avelina Sleater were converted in England to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Sa...

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Larry Dee Scott MP (1938 - 2014)

History Larry Dee Scott (October 12, 1938 – March 8, 2014), nicknamed "The Legend" and "The Golden Boy," was an American IFBB professional bodybuilder. He won the inaugural 1965 Mr. Olympia co...

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Beverly Francis Carradine (1848 - 1931)

Beverly Francis Carradine (April 4, 1848 - April 22, 1931) was an American Methodist minister, and a leading evangelist for the holiness movement. He was a productive author, writing primarily on the...

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Gerald O'Donovan (1871 - 1942)

Gerald O'Donovan (born Jeremiah Donovan) (15 July 1871–26 July 1942) was an Irish priest and writer. Life and work He was born in Kilkeel, County Down, the son of a pier builder. He attend...

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Harold Ramis MP (1944 - 2014)

Harold Allen Ramis (November 21, 1944 – February 24, 2014) was an American actor, director, and writer, specializing in comedy. His best-known film acting roles are as Egon Spengler in Ghostbust...

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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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Robert Hicks Bates (1911 - 2007)

Robert Hicks Bates (January 14, 1911 – September 13, 2007) was an American mountaineer, author and teacher, who is best remembered for his parts in the first ascent of Mount Lucania and the Am...

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John Muir MP (1838 - 1914)

John Muir From John Muir was one of the most influential environmentalists in America, if not the world. His writings and activism inspired a generation of conservationists -- from presidents to Bo...

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Fanny Bullock Workman (1859 - 1925)

Fanny Bullock Workman (January 8, 1859 - January 22, 1925) was an American geographer, cartographer, explorer, travel writer, and mountaineer, notably in the Himalayas. She was one of the first femal...

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Caroline Benn (1926 - 2000)

Caroline Middleton DeCamp Benn (13 October 1926 – 22 November 2000), formerly Viscountess Stansgate, was an educationalist and writer, and wife of the British Labour politician Tony Benn (form...

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Peter Dixon (deceased)

Aline and Peter Dixon were writers and performers for several radio programs in the the 1930 (Peter's career lasted into the '50s). From 1932-1935 they hosted "Wheatena Sketches" sponsored by Wheatena....

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Larry David MP

Lawrence Gene "Larry" David (born July 2, 1947) is an American actor, writer, comedian, and television producer. He was the co-creator, with Jerry Seinfeld , of the television series Seinfeld , and was...

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Chester Irving Barnard (1886 - 1961)

Chester Irving Barnard (November 7, 1886 – June 7, 1961) was an American business executive, public administrator, and the author of pioneering work in management theory and organizational stu...

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Emily Dickinson MP (1830 - 1886)

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830 in the quiet community of Amherst, Massachusetts, the second daughter of Edward and Emily Norcross Dickinson. Emily, Austin (her older brother)...

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Eliza Griswold MP

Eliza Griswold (born February 9, 1973) is an award-winning American journalist and poet. She is a fellow at the New America Foundation and won a 2010 Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and ...

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Sam Simon MP

Samuel Michael "Sam" Simon (born June 6, 1955) is an American director, producer, writer, boxing manager and philanthropist. While at Stanford University, Simon worked as a newspaper cartoonist and aft...

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Alice Mabel Bacon (1858 - 1918)

Alice Mabel Bacon (February 26, 1858 – May 1, 1918) American writer, women's educator and a foreign advisor to the Japanese government in Meiji period Japan. Early life Alice Mabel Bacon w...

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George B. Bacon (1836 - 1876)

George B. Bacon (1836–1876) was an United States clergyman and author of texts on religious issues. Bacon was a congregational pastor in Orange, New Jersey. The ministry ran in the Bacons' blo...

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Leonard Woolsey Bacon (1830 - 1907)

Leonard Woolsey Bacon (1830–May 12, 1907[1]) was an American clergyman, born in New Haven, Connecticut. He was a social commentator and a prolific author on religious, social, and historical m...

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Delia Salter Bacon (1811 - 1859)

Delia Salter Bacon (February 2, 1811 – September 2, 1859) was an American writer of plays and short stories and a sister of the Congregational minister Leonard Bacon. She is best known today f...

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William Montgomery McGovern (1897 - 1964)

William Montgomery McGovern (September 28, 1897 – December 12, 1964) was an American adventurer, Northwestern University professor, anthropologist and journalist. He was possibly an inspiratio...

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Capt. Christopher Carlile (c.1551 - 1593)

Christopher Carleill (1551?–1593) was an English military and naval commander. Also (Carlile, Carlisle, Carliell.) From Wikipedia Born about 1551, he was the son of Alexander Carleill, citiz...

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Sir John Harington MP (c.1561 - 1612)

John Harington (also spelled Harrington) (4 August 1561 – 20 November 1612), of Kelston, was a courtier, author and master of art. He became a prominent member of Queen Elizabeth I's court, and ...

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Karl W. Young (1903 - 1990)

Karl W. Young (1903–1990) was a professor of English and related subjects at Brigham Young University (BYU) who wrote several books, primarily dealing with the Mormon colonies in northern Mexi...

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Douglas V. Steere (1901 - 1995)

Douglas Van Steere (1901–1995) was an American Quaker ecumenist. He served as a professor of philosophy at Haverford College from 1928 to 1964 and visiting professor of theology at Union The...

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Helen Hooven Santmyer (deceased)

Helen Hooven Santmyer (November 25, 1895 – February 21, 1986) was an American writer. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and moved to Xenia, Ohio when she was five years old. She went to Welle...

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Allen Walker Read (1906 - 2002)

Allen Walker Read (June 2,1906 – October 16, 2002) was an American etymologist and lexicographer, best known for his studies into the words "okay" and "fuck." Read was born in Winnebago, Min...

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Thomas C. Mendenhall (1910 - 1998)

) Thomas Corwin Mendenhall II (born July 10, 1910 in Madison, Wisconsin – died July 18, 1998 on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts) was a professor of history at Yale University, the sixth Presi...

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Myres S. McDougal (1906 - 1998)

Myres S. McDougal was a professor at the Yale Law School for fifty years. He also taught at New York Law School. Born in Burton Mississippi on November 23, 1906, he died on May 7, 1998. He received...

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Walter C. Lowdermilk (1888 - 1974)

Walter Clay Lowdermilk (1888-1974) was a soil conservationist who worked in countries throughout the world to help protect and reclaim lands in order to better feed their population. Lowdermilk worke...

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Arthur Larson (1910 - 1993)

Lewis Arthur Larson (July 4, 1910 — March 27, 1993) was an American lawyer, law professor, United States Under Secretary of Labor from 1954 to 1956, director of the United States Information A...

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James F. O'Hanlon (1910 - 1969)

The older brother of comic actor George O'Hanlon (1917-1989), screenwriter James O'Hanlon entered films when his novel Over My Dead Body was adapted for the screen in 1942. James' subsequent script cre...

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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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George Hilton Jones III (1924 - 2008)

George Hilton Jones, III, D. Phil (Oxon) (1924–2008) was an American Rhodes Scholar, historian, college professor, and author of numerous works on English history. Early life Jones was the...

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Earnest Albert Hooton (1887 - 1954)

Earnest Albert Hooton (November 20, 1887 – May 3, 1954) was a U.S. physical anthropologist known for his work on racial classification and his popular writings such as the book Up From The Ape...

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George Samuel O'Hanlon MP (1912 - 1989)

George O'Hanlon, a famous actor and radio personality, known to the older generation as Joe McDoakes and to the younger generation as the voice of George Jetson on the Jetsons TV series. George Samue...

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Loyd Haberly (1896 - 1981)

Loyd Haberly (1896–1981) was an American poet, letterpress printer, and educator. He was born in Ellsworth, Iowa on December 9, 1896 and raised in Iowa and Oregon. After studying at Reed Colle...

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Peter W. Fay (1924 - 2004)

Peter Ward Fay (1924 – 18 January 2004) was a noted historian and authority on India and China. He was a professor at the California Institute of Technology from 1955 until his retirement in 1...

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Scott Milross Buchanan (1895 - 1968)

Scott Milross Buchanan (March 17, 1895 – March 25, 1968) was an American philosopher, educator, and foundation consultant. He is best known as the founder of the Great Books program at St. Joh...

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Cleanth Brooks (1906 - 1994)

Cleanth Brooks (/ˈkliːænθ brʊks/ (KLEE-anth — ); October 16, 1906 – May 10, 1994) was an influential American literary critic and professor. He is bes...

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Roger Sherman Loomis (1887 - 1966)

Roger Sherman Loomis (October 31, 1887 – October 11, 1966) was an American scholar and one of the foremost authorities on medieval and Arthurian literature. Biography Born to American pare...

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Elizabeth Porter Gould MP (1848 - 1906)

Title Representative Women of New England New England library of popular biographies Editors Julia Ward Howe, Mary Hannah Graves Compiled by Mary Elvira Elliott, Mary A. Stimpson, Martha Seavey Hoyt Pu...

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Henry Otis Dwight (1843 - 1917)

Henry Otis Dwight, LL.D. (1843–1917), was an American Congregational missionary. Biography He was born in Constantinople, Turkey, the son of Harrison Gray Otis Dwight. He entered Ohio Wesl...

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William Roscoe Thayer (1859 - 1923)

William Roscoe Thayer (1859–1923) was an American author and editor who wrote about Italian history. Biography Thayer was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 16, 1859. He studied at S...

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Norman Hapgood (1868 - 1937)

Norman Hapgood (March 28, 1868 - April 29, 1937) was an American writer, journalist, editor, and critic, and an American ambassador to Denmark. Biography Norman Hapgood was born March 28, 1868 in...

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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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Alfred Henry Lewis (1855 - 1914)

Alfred Henry Lewis (January 20, 1855 – December 23, 1914) was an American investigative journalist, lawyer, novelist, editor, and short story writer. Alfred Henry Lewis, the son of Isaac Lew...

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Henry Dwight Sedgwick, III (1861 - 1957)

Henry Dwight Sedgwick III (September 24, 1861–1957) was an American lawyer and author, brother of Ellery Sedgwick. He was born at Stockbridge, Massachusetts, second child of Henry Dwight Sedgw...

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Corinne Roosevelt MP (1861 - 1933)

Corinne Roosevelt (September 27, 1861 — February 17, 1933) was an American poet, writer, lecturer, and public speaker. She was also the younger sister of former President of the United States ...

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Joseph Bucklin Bishop (1847 - 1928)

Joseph Bucklin Bishop (September 5, 1847 – December 13, 1928), was an American newspaper editor (1870–1905), Secretary of the Isthmian Canal Commission in Washington, D.C. and Panama (1...

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John LaFarge (1835 - 1910)

John LaFarge (March 31, 1835 – November 14, 1910) was an American painter, muralist, stained glass window maker, decorator, and writer. Biography LaFarge was born in New York City to wealt...

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Fred Newton Scott (1860 - 1931)

Fred Newton Scott (1860 – 1931) was an American writer, educator and rhetorician. In the preface to The New Composition Rhetoric, Newton Scott states “that composition is…a socia...

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Will Irwin (1873 - 1948)

William Henry "Will" Irwin (1873–1948) was an American author, writer and journalist. He is associated with the muckrakers. Early life Irwin was born September 14, 1873 in Oneida, New York...

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Jacob August Riis MP (1849 - 1914)

Jacob August Riis (May 3, 1849 – May 26, 1914) was a Danish American social reformer, "muckraking" journalist and social documentary photographer. He is known for using his photographic and jo...

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David M. Ludlum (1910 - 1997)

David McWilliams Ludlum (December 3, 1910 – May 23, 1997) was an American historian, meteorologist, entrepreneur, and author. He was the founder of the only magazine in the U.S. about weathe...

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Dr. Arthur Johnstone MP (1587 - 1641)

Death date 1670 in some records. Sometimes referred to as "The Latin Poet." JOHNSTON, (DR) ARTHUR, a poet and physician, was born in the year 1587, at Caskieben, the seat of his family, a few miles f...

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Jean Wood MP (1753 - 1823)

Jean (Moncure) Wood, in her sphere, was quite as distinguished as was her husband. "Her manners were peculiarly dignified and graceful, her politeness was genuine and unaffected. She possessed unco...

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Rose Throckmorton MP (1526 - 1613)

Rose Locke (December 26, 1526-November 21, 1613) Brief biography From Kate Meerson's Historicals Rose Locke was the daughter of William Locke or Lok (1480-August 24, 1550) and Katherine Cook (d. ...

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Caroline Dandridge MP (1854 - 1914)

Author and Historian Caroline "Danske" Dandridge (November 19, 1854 - June 3, 1914) was an American poet, historian and garden writer. Dandridge was born on November 19, 1854 in Copenhagen, Den...

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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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Charles Edward Russell (1860 - 1941)

Charles Edward Russell (September 25, 1860 – April 23, 1941) was an American journalist and politician, and a co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAAC...

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David Graham Phillips (1867 - 1911)

David Graham Phillips (October 31, 1867 – January 24, 1911) was an American novelist and journalist of the muckraker tradition. Early life and career Phillips was born in Madison, Indiana....

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Ray Stannard Baker (1870 - 1946)

Ray Stannard Baker (April 17, 1870 – July 12, 1946), also known by his pen name David Grayson, was an American journalist and author born in Lansing, Michigan. After graduating from the State ...

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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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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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Raymond Moley (1886 - 1975)

Raymond Charles Moley (September 27, 1886 in Berea, Ohio – February 18, 1975 in Phoenix, Arizona) was a leading New Dealer who became its bitter opponent before the end of the Great Depression...

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Edmund Quincy (1808 - 1877)

) Edmond Quincy (1808–1877), author and reformer was the second son of Josiah Quincy III and Eliza Susan Morton Quincy. He was an abolitionist editor and also the author of a biography of his ...

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Mark Antony De Wolfe Howe (1864 - 1960)

) Mark Antony De Wolfe Howe (also Anthony, DeWolf and Jr; August 28, 1864 in Bristol, Rhode Island – December 6, 1960 in Cambridge, Massachusetts) was an American editor and author. Early li...

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Alfred W. Anthony (1860 - 1939)

Alfred W. Anthony (1860–1939) was an American author, Freewill Baptist leader, and religion professor at Bates College in Maine. Biography Alfred Williams Anthony was born in Providence, R...

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Maud Howe Elliott (1855 - 1948)

Maud Howe Elliott (November 9, 1854, Boston, Massachusetts – March 19, 1948, Newport, Rhode Island) was an American writer, most notable for her Pulitzer prize-winning collaboration with her s...

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Zachariah A. Mudge (1813 - 1888)

Zachariah Atwell Mudge (1813–1888) was an American Methodist Episcopal clergyman and author, nephew of Enoch Mudge. He was born at Orrington, Me., and was educated at Wesleyan University. He e...

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Hart Day Leavitt (1909 - 2008)

Hart Day Leavitt (1909–2008) was a longtime English teacher at Phillips Andover Academy, amateur jazz musician, the author of a bestselling book on grammar and writing, and the professor of ma...

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Alice Luann Hubbard (1861 - 1915)

Alice Moore Alice Moore Hubbard (June 7, 1861 – May 7, 1915) was a noted American feminist, writer, and, with her husband, Elbert Hubbard was a leading figure in the Roycroft movement –...

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Elbert Green Hubbard (1856 - 1915)

Elbert Green Hubbard RMS Lusitania victim (June 19, 1856 – May 7, 1915) was an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. Raised in Hudson, Illinois, he met early success a...

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Fremont Rider (1885 - 1962)

Arthur Fremont Rider (May 25, 1885 – October 26, 1962) was an American writer, poet, editor, inventor, genealogist, and librarian. He studied under Melvil Dewey, of whom he wrote a biography f...

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Henry White Warren (1831 - 1912)

Henry White Warren (1831-1912) was an American Methodist Episcopal bishop and author, brother of William Fairfield Warren. He was born at Williamsburg, Mass., and graduated in 1853 at Wesleyan Univ...

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William Fairfield Warren (1833 - 1929)

William Fairfield Warren (March 13, 1833 – December 7, 1929) was the first president of Boston University. Biography Born in Williamsburg, Massachusetts, he graduated from Wesleyan Univers...

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William Jewett Tenney (1811 - 1883)

William Jewett Tenney (born at Newport, Rhode Island, 1814; died at Newark, New Jersey, 20 September 1883) was an American author, editor and encyclopedist. Life Graduating from Yale University i...

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Sarah Nicolena Brownson (1839 - 1876)

Sarah Nicolena Brownson (June 7, 1839, Chelsea, Massachusetts – October 30, 1876, Elizabeth, New Jersey) was an American writer. She was the daughter of Orestes A. Brownson and the wife of W...

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Orestes Augustus Brownson (1803 - 1876)

Orestes Augustus Brownson (1803–1876) was a New England intellectual and activist, preacher, labor organizer, and noted Catholic convert and writer. Brownson was a publicist, a career which sp...

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Jessie Ann Frémont (1824 - 1902)

Find a Grave Jessie Ann Benton Frémont (May 31, 1824 – December 27, 1902) was an American writer and political activist. Notably remembered for being the daughter of Missouri Senato...

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Dr. Samuel A. Cartwright (1793 - 1863)

Samuel Adolphus Cartwright (November 3, 1793 – May 2, 1863) was a physician who practiced in Mississippi and Louisiana in the antebellum United States. During the American Civil War he joined ...

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Thomas Roderick Dew (1802 - 1846)

Thomas Roderick Dew (1802–46) was an American educator and writer. He was the thirteenth president of The College of William & Mary (1836–46). Life Dew was born in King and Queen Co...

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Mary Kay Ash (1918 - 2001)

Mary Kay Ash (May 12, 1918 – November 22, 2001) was an American businesswoman and founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, Inc. Early life Mary Kay Ash, born Mary Kathlyn Wagner in Hot Wells, Harris...

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Grover Cleveland Loening (1888 - 1976)

Grover Cleveland Loening (September 12, 1888 – February 29, 1976) was an American aircraft manufacturer. Biography Loening was born in Bremen, German Empire, on September 12, 1888 while ...

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Alexander P. de Seversky (1894 - 1974)

Alexander Nikolaievich Prokofiev de Seversky (Russian: Алекса́ндр Никола́е...

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Harry B. Combs (1913 - 2003)

Harry Combs (27 January 1913 - 23 December 2003) was an United States aviation pioneer and author of many fiction and non-fiction books from Denver, Colorado Harry Combs "lived and breathed the Gol...

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Bob Graham, Governor. U.S. Senator MP

Daniel Robert "Bob" Graham (born November 9, 1936) is an American politician and author. He was the 38th Governor of Florida from 1979 to 1987 and a United States Senator from that state from 1987 to...

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Nora May French (1881 - 1907)

Nora May French (1881–November 13, 1907) was a California poet and member of the bohemian literary circles of the Carmel Arts and Crafts Club which flourished after the Great San Francisco Ear...

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William Bradford, Governor of Plymouth Colony MP (1589 - 1657)

William Bradford Birth: on or before 19 March 1589/90 - Austerfield, Yorkshire, England Christened: 19 March 1589/90 - St. Helen's Chapel, Austerfield, Yorkshire, England Parents: William Bradf...

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Maud McKnight Lindsay (1874 - 1941)

Maud Lindsay (1874-1941), daughter of the only foreign-born governor of the state of Alabama and the childhood friend of Helen Keller, established Alabama's first free kindergarten in East Florence i...

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Tom Clancy MP (1947 - 2013)

Thomas Leo "Tom" Clancy, Jr. (April 12, 1947 – October 1, 2013) was an American author best known for his technically detailed espionage and military science storylines that are set during and i...

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Eliza Frances Andrews (1840 - 1931)

Eliza Frances Andrews (August 10, 1840 – January 21, 1931) was a popular Southern writer of the Gilded Age. Her works were published in popular magazines and papers, including the New York W...

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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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