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Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson "Father of African-American History" (1875 - 1950)

Earned a Ph.D. in History from Harvard University in 1912. He was the second African-American to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard. Both of his parents were ex-slaves. Image of WW I Draft Registration Card...

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William Henry Hastie (1904 - 1976)

William Henry Hastie, Jr. (November 17, 1904 – April 14, 1976) was an American, lawyer, judge, educator, public official, and advocate for the civil rights of African Americans. He was the fir...

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"Doctor" John Marsh (1799 - 1856)

) "Doctor" John Marsh was born in 1799 in South Danvers, Massachusetts and died in Pacheco, California in 1856. He was an early pioneer and settler in California, and although he did not have a medic...

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James M. Collins (1916 - 1989)

James Mitchell Collins, known as Jim Collins (April 29, 1916–July 21, 1989), was a Republican who represented the Third Congressional District of Texas from 1968-1983. The district was based a...

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Willard Van Orman Quine (1908 - 2000)

Willard Van Orman Quine (/kwaɪn/; June 25, 1908 – December 25, 2000) (known to intimates as "Van") was an American philosopher and logician in the analytic tradition. From 1930 until hi...

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Roger Montgomery (1925 - 2003)

Roger Montgomery (1925–2003) was an American architect, and Professor at Washington University in St. Louis. Early life and education Roger Montgomery was born in New York City to parent...

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Asa Gray MP (1810 - 1888)

Asa Gray (November 18, 1810 – January 30, 1888) is considered the most important American botanist of the 19th century. He was instrumental in unifying the taxonomic knowledge of the plant...

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Dr. Ingalls Kittredge (1769 - 1856)

From Municipal History of Essex County in Massachusetts, Volume 2 edited by Benjamin F. Arrington Physicians of Beverly - Among the most noted medical men in early days in Beverly was Dr Ingalls Ki...

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Archibald Grimké (1849 - 1930)

Archibald Henry Grimké (August 17, 1849 – February 25, 1930) was an American lawyer, intellectual, journalist, diplomat and community leader in the 19th and early 20th centuries. A grad...

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Regis Post, Sr. (1870 - 1944)

From Wikipedia: Regis Henri Post (January 28, 1870 — 1944) was a New York politician and Governor of Puerto Rico from 1907 to 1909. He was a New York State Assemblyman from 1899 to 1900, r...

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Beekman Winthrop (1874 - 1940)

Winthrop (September 18, 1874 – November 10, 1940) was a New York lawyer and Governor of Puerto Rico from 1904 to 1907. He was later an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury. The son of Rober...

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Rear Admiral Livingston Hunt (1859 - d.)

Admiral Hunt's naval career spanned the period from sailing ships to steam vessels, included battle service in the Spanish-American War and varied duty afloat and ashore. While attending Harvard with...

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Dennis Ritchie MP (1941 - 2011)

Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie ( b. September 9, 1941; found dead October 12, 2011 ), commonly known by his username dmr , was an American computer scientist who "helped shape the digital era." He created ...

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Walter Charles Langer (1899 - 1981)

Walter Charles Langer (February 5, 1899 – July 4, 1981) was a Cambridge, Massachusetts psychoanalyst best known for his role in preparing a World War II psychological analysis of Adolf Hitler ...

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Rudolf Ernest Langer (1894 - 1968)

Rudolf Ernest Langer (8 March 1894 – 11 March 1968) was an American mathematician, known for the Langer correction and as a president of the Mathematical Association of America. Career Lan...

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William L. Langer (1896 - 1977)

William Leonard Langer (March 16, 1896 – December 26, 1977) was the chairman of the history department at Harvard University, He was on leave during World War II as head of the Research and An...

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Henry Nash Smith (1906 - 1986)

Henry Nash Smith (September 29, 1906 – June 6, 1986) was a scholar of American culture and literature. He was co-founder of the academic discipline "American studies". He was also a noted Mark...

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Arthur N. Holcombe (1884 - 1977)

Arthur Norman Holcombe (born November 3, 1884 Winchester, Massachusetts - December 9, 1977) was an American historian, and educator. Life He received a BA at Harvard University in 1906 and a Ph.D...

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Bernard DeVoto (1897 - 1955)

Bernard Augustine DeVoto (January 11, 1897 – November 13, 1955) was an American historian and author who specialized in the history of the American West. Life and work He was born in Ogden...

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I. M. Pei 貝聿銘 MP

Ieoh Ming Pei (born April 26, 1917), commonly known as I. M. Pei, is a Chinese-born American architect often called the master of modern architecture. In 1948 Mr. Pei was recruited by New York real e...

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Gardner Weld Allen (1856 - 1944)

Harvard, Class of 1877 AB, 1882 MD; Active member of the Bostonian Society; Published Author

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Alexander Marshack MP (1918 - 2004)

Alexander Marshack (April 4, 1918 – December 20, 2004) was an American independent scholar and Paleolithic archaeologist. He was born in The Bronx and earned a bachelor's degree in journalism fr...

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Robert W. Wood (1868 - 1955)

Robert Williams Wood (May 2, 1868 – August 11, 1955) was an American physicist and inventor. He is often cited as being a pivotal contributor to the field of optics and a pioneer of infrared a...

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Ivan A. Getting (1912 - 2003)

Ivan Alexander Getting (January 18, 1912 – October 11, 2003) was an American physicist and electrical engineer, credited (along with Roger L. Easton and Bradford Parkinson) with the developmen...

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Hollis Godfrey (1874 - 1936)

Hollis Godfrey (born 1874 in Lynn, Massachusetts – January 17, 1936) was an author, teacher, engineering consultant, and president of the Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry. Early...

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Myron Timothy Herrick III (1935 - 1956)

FIRE IN SKI LODGE KILLS 3 STUDENTS All Harvard Undergraduates- Four Others Flee Safely in Mt. Tremblant Blaze Special to the New York Times MONT TREMBLANT, Que., Jan 3-- Three Harvard students ...

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Royal Little (1896 - 1989)

Royal Little (March 1, 1896 in Wakefield, Massachusetts – January 10, 1989 in Nassau, Bahamas), was the founder and chair of Textron, and is considered to be the Father of Conglomerates. Lit...

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Joseph Tyree Sneed, III (1920 - 2008)

Joseph Tyree Sneed, III (July 21, 1920 – February 9, 2008) was a Republican United States Deputy Attorney General and then a member of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ...

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Jarvis Hunt (1863 - 1941)

Jarvis Hunt (August 6, 1863 - June 15, 1941) was a "renowned Chicago architect" who designed a wide array of buildings, including train stations, suburban estates, industrial buildings, clubhouses an...

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Samuel James Ervin III (1926 - 1999)

Samuel James Ervin III (March 2, 1926 – September 18, 1999) was a United States federal judge and the son of U.S. Senator Sam Ervin. Ervin was born in Morganton, North Carolina. He received ...

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Luther Stearns (1770 - 1820)

Dr. Luther Stearns entered Dartmouth College at age seventeen but graduated from Harvard in 1791.

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William Cameron Forbes MP (1870 - 1959)

William Cameron Forbes was a banker, philanthropist and statesman. More here:

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Henry Flagg French (1813 - 1885)

Assistant US Treasury Secretary. Father of sculptor Daniel Chester French. Henry Flagg French (August 14, 1813 – November 20, 1885) was an agriculturist, inventor, lawyer, judge, postmaste...

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Ben Shalom Bernanke MP

Ben Shalom Bernanke born December 13, 1953, is an American economist, and the current Chairman of the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States. During his tenure as Chairman, Bernanke has...

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Washington Jay McCormick, Jr. (1884 - 1949)

Washington Jay Mccormick, Jr. (January 4, 1884 - March 7, 1949) was a U.S. Representative from Montana. Born in Missoula, Montana, Mccormick attended the University of Montana and the University of...

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Forrest Church (1948 - 2009)

Frank Forrester Church IV (born September 23, 1948 in Palo Alto, California, died September 24, 2009) was a leading Unitarian Universalist minister, author, and theologian. He was Senior Minister of ...

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Alfred Lee Loomis, Jr. (1913 - 1994)

Olympic Champion in 1948 - 6 Metre class (sailing) (with crew of Michael Mooney, Herman Whiton, James Smith, and James Weekes) Alfred L. Loomis, Jr. (April 15, 1913 – September 7, 1994) wa...

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Thomas Dunn (1925 - 2008)

) Thomas Dunn (December 21, 1925 – October 26, 2008) was an American musician and music editor known for his performances of Baroque music. He is considered an important figure in the developm...

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Ephraim Savage MP (1645 - 1731)

From Biographical Sketches of Graduates of Harvard University: In Cambridge, Massachusetts, Volume 2 (Google eBook) Massachusetts Historical Society, 1881. Page 128: Ephraim Savage Born 1645...

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Rev. Samuel Haugh MP (1621 - 1662)

From Symmes Memorial - second generation SAMUEL HAUGH [pronounced Hoff]. He was born in England, son of Atherton Haugh, who came in 1633 from Boston in Old England, where he had been a mayor, and set...

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Maj. Thomas R. White, Crew # 15, Flight Surgeon (1909 - 1992)

M.D. degree at Harvard Medical School in 1937. Took postgraduate training at Johns Hopkins and interned in Baltimore and Honolulu . Joined Army Air Corps in June, 1941. Served as gunner on Tokyo Ra...

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Fred Brooks (1931 - d.)

Frederick Phillips Brooks, Jr. (born April 19, 1931) is a computer architect, software engineer, and computer scientist, best known for managing the development of IBM's System/360 family of computer...

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George V. Allen (1903 - 1970)

George Venable Allen (November 3, 1903 – July 11, 1970) was a United States diplomat. Biography Born in Durham, North Carolina, he attended Duke University—then known as Trinity Col...

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Carl Levin, U.S. Senator MP

Carl Milton Levin (born June 28, 1934) was a United States Senator from Michigan from 1979 to 2015. He was the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, and is a member of the Democratic Pa...

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Richard Henry Lederer MP

'From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia' Richard Lederer (born May 26, 1938) is an American author, speaker, and teacher. He is best known for his books on the English language and on word play such a...

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Joseph Lyman Silsbee MP (1848 - 1913)

Joseph Lyman Silsbee From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Joseph Lyman Silsbee (1848–1913) was a significant American architect during the 19th and 20th centuries. He was well known for his f...

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Kang-Fuh Hu (1892 - 1966)

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Way-Sung New (1892 - 1937)

Niu Hui-sheng, known as W. S. New, founder of the Shanghai Orthopedic Hospital, devoted his life to the improvement of conditions in hospitals and the raising of standards in the medical profession in ...

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William Greene Roelker MP (1854 - 1911)

WILLIAM GREENE ROELKER William Greene Roelker was born in Cincinnati, O., June 12, 1854, and died in New York city, January 24, 1911. He was the son of Dr. Frederick Roelker and Katherine Ray (Greene...

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Oscar Zariski MP (1899 - 1986)

Oscar Zariski (born Oscher Zaritsky (Russian: О́шер Зари́цкий) April 24, 1899 – July 4, 1986...

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LtGen Richard Strother Taylor, CSA MP (c.1826 - 1879)

He was the son of United States President Zachary Taylor and First Lady Margaret Taylor. One of three individuals to be promoted to Lt. General without formal military training. The other two were Lt...

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David Yule (1897 - 1993)

Yü Ta-wei, Western-educated scholar who served during the Sino-Japanese war as army ordnance director and vice minister of war. From 1946 to 1948 he was minister communications. After serving in...

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Milton Reed (1848 - 1932)

The William Reed Memorial Scholarship at  Harvard was established by Milton, a prominent Fall River attorney who served a term as mayor. Milton's obituary  was published in the Boston Her...

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Achilles Chih-t'ung Fang (1910 - 1995)

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T'ung-tsu Ch'u (1910 - 2008)

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Minfu Tah Hu (1891 - 1927)

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Hsien Wu (1893 - 1959)

Wu Hsien, internationally known biochemist who between 1917 and 1920, with Otto Folin of Harvard University, developed the Folin-Wu method of blood analysis. Wu's research interests were primarily in p...

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梁思永 (1904 - 1954)

Liang Ssu-yung, the youngest son of Liang Ch'i-ch'ao, became one of China's foremost archaeologists. From August 1950 until his death he was deputy director of the research institute of archaeology of ...

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Yuen Ren Chao (1892 - 1982)

Chao Yuen-ren, known as Y. R. Chao, international known linguist. Originally concentrating on phonology, he made the first detailed recordings of major dialect areas in China, establishing the research...

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Rulan Pian (1922 - 2013)

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Chi-Sun Yeh (1898 - 1977)

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Yung-T'ung T'ang (1893 - 1964)

T'ang Yung-t'ung, leading historian of Chinese Buddhism whose major work was the Han wei liang-chin nan-pei-ch'ao fo-chiao shih [history of Buddhism during the Han, Wei, Chin, and Northern and Southern...

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Lien-sheng Yang (1914 - 1990)

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Li-fu Chiang (1890 - 1978)

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Co-ching Chu (1890 - 1974)

Chu K'o-chen, known as Coching Chu, meteorologist, became president of National Chekiang University, director of the institute of meteorology of the Academia Sinica, and president of the China Meteorol...

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Sung Shu Chien (1883 - 1965)

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Chi Li (1896 - 1979)

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Rev. John Whiting MP (1681 - 1752)

Rev. John Whiting ( born June 10, 1681; ordained at Concord 1712;) was the son of the Rev. Joseph Whiting, who was graduated at Harvard College in 1661, and was afterwards minister of South Hampton, Lo...

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Julian Shakespeare Carr, III (1913 - 2006)

He was educated at Middlesex School (Concord, MA), the Virginia Military Institute and the Harvard Law School.

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Rev. Stephen Mix MP (1672 - 1738)

Stephen Mix, minister of Wethersfield, Connecticut, was graduated at Harvard College, 1690, and was the son of Thomas Mix of New Haven. The Rev. Stephen Mix, was one of the most able of the Congregatio...

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Rev. John Williams MP (1664 - 1729)

John Williams was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1664. Son of Samuel Williams (1632–98) and Theoda Park (1637–1718). His grandfather Robert had immigrated there from England...

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Chalmers Wylie (1920 - 1998)

Chalmers Pangburn Wylie (November 23, 1920 – August 14, 1998) was an American politician and lawyer from Ohio, who served in various public offices in that state before serving thirteen terms ...

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Israel Moore Foster (1873 - 1950)

Israel Moore Foster (January 12, 1873 – June 10, 1950) was a Republican Representative in the United States Congress from the State of Ohio. Born in Athens, Ohio, Foster attended the public ...

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Edward Orton, Sr. (1829 - 1899)

. Edward Francis Baxter Orton, Sr. (March 9, 1829, Deposit, New York – October 16, 1899, Columbus, Ohio) was a United States geologist, and the first president of The Ohio State University.

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Maj. Samuel Hale MP (1718 - 1807)

Education: 1740 Age: 22 Graduated from Harvard College Military: 1745 Age: 27 Siege of Louisburg; Captain NH Regiment-Tory Occupation: Educator Religion: Member of Portsmouth Congregational Churc...

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Wallace Clement Sabine (1868 - 1919)

Wallace Clement Sabine (June 13, 1868 – January 10, 1919) was an American physicist who founded the field of architectural acoustics. He graduated from Ohio State University in 1886 at the age...

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Dr. Robert Hale MP (1668 - 1719)

Dr. Robert Hale Birth: 3 Nov 1668, Beverly, Essex Co., MA Death: 12 Jan 1719 Age: 50 Beverly, Essex Co., MA Father: Rev. John Hale (1636-1700) Mother: Rebecca Byles Byley (1638-) Dr. Robe...

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Herbert lll Pelham, Esq. MP (1601 - 1673)

Graduated at Oxford 1619, and bore his father's Arms in the Hastings muster the same year. He came to Massachusetts in 1638, was first treasurer of Harvard College and returned to England 1649, where h...

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Col. Robert Hale, of Beverly (1702 - 1767)

notes Col. Robert Hale was a student in Harvard when his mother married again and he taught school in Exeter in his vacations. He graduated in 1721, followed his father's example and married his step...

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William Brattle (1662 - 1717)

Fellow of the Royal Society. Member, Harvard College Class of 1680. See Biographical Sketches of Graduates of Harvard, by John Sibley & Clifford Shipton, Vol. 3, page 200. --------

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Reverend William Hubbard Jr. (1621 - 1704)

Wrote: Narrative of the Troubles with the Indians of New England b. 1621 Tendring Hundred, Essex arrived Boston 10/3/1638 with family Ordained 5/23/1639 Grad. Harvard 1642 minister at Wenha...

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Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Williams (1675 - 1737)

Nathaniel Williams, M.A. (Boston Latin School 1682, Harvard 1693). This Nathaniel Williams, 3rd, was a physician. In early life he removed to the West Indies, but soon returned to Boston, where he succ...

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Dr. John Alcock MP (1627 - 1667)

1646 graduate of Harvard College. Married Sarah Palgrave. Buried in Eustis St. Burying ground according to NEHGR. No known grave marker survives. John Alcock, M. A., was born in England early in 16...

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Jonathan Hastings (1709 - 1783)

Jonathan Hastings Jr., born on 1 January 1708/9 at Cambridge, Massachusetts, became steward of Harvard College in 1750. His administration was noted for the poor quality of food served, considered the ...

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Walter Hastings, M.D. (1752 - 1782)

From History of Chelmsford By P.H. Spaulding, W. Waters. Page 246: ... married Lucretia, daughter of Rev. Ebenezer Bridge. From Register of Members of the Society of Sons of the Revolution in the ....

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Jonathan Hastings (1751 - 1831)

From Historic Mansions and Highways Around Boston  By Samuel Adams Drake. Page 256: The second Jonathan Hastings, long the College Steward, was born in 1708, graduated at Harvard in 1730, an...

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Brig. General St. Julien Ravenel Marshall (USMC) (deceased)

The former chief of the Disciplinary Branch of the United States Marine Corps, he died on March 24, 1989 at his home in Arlington, Virginia. The senior surviving descendant to John Marshall, in 198...

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Paul Henry Nitze (1907 - 2004)

Paul Henry Nitze was a high-ranking United States government official who helped shape Cold War defense policy over the course of numerous presidential administrations. Nitze was born in Amherst, M...

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Donald Redfield Griffin (1915 - 2003)

Donald Redfield Griffin (August 3, 1915 - November 7, 2003) was an American professor of zoology at various universities who did seminal research in animal behavior, animal navigation, acoustic orien...

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Henry Bryant Bigelow (1879 - 1967)

Henry Bryant Bigelow (1879–1967) was an American oceanographer and marine biologist. After graduating from Harvard in 1901, he began working with famed ichthyologist Alexander Agassiz. Bigel...

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Charles Ingalls Giddings (1865 - d.)

One time editor of the Harvard Law Review, drowned in Lake Winnepesauke, NH while trying to rescue a boy who had fallen off a boat. Charles Ingalls Giddings had taken a group of poor boys from Boston t...

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A. Carl Leopold (1919 - 2009)

Aldo Carl Leopold (December 18, 1919 – November 18, 2009) was an American academic and plant physiologist. His father was Aldo Leopold, renowned ecologist and employee of the United States For...

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Luna Leopold (1915 - 2006)

Luna Bergere Leopold (October 8, 1915 in Albuquerque, New Mexico – February 23, 2006 in Berkeley, California) was a leading U.S. geomorphologist and hydrologist, and son of Aldo Leopold. He re...

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