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  • Captain Roger Carol Michael Nathan, 2nd Baron Nathan (1922 - 2007)
    Roger Carol Michael Nathan, 2nd Baron Nathan (5 December 1922 – 19 July 2007) was an English solicitor and hereditary peer. Family Nathan was the son of Harry Nathan and his wife Eleanor. Hi...
  • Jennifer Allen
    Jennifer Allen is an American author and commentator, and the daughter of football coach George Allen.
  • Parker Pillsbury (1809 - 1898)
    Parker Pillsbury (September 22, 1809 – July 7, 1898) was an American minister and advocate for abolition and women's rights. Life Pillsbury was born in Hamilton, Massachusetts. He moved to...
  • Scott McClellan
    Scott McClellan (born February 14, 1968) is a former White House Press Secretary (2003–06) for President George W. Bush, and author of a controversial No. 1 New York Times bestseller about the...
  • Jody Powell (1943 - 2009)
    Joseph Lester "Jody" Powell, Jr. (September 30, 1943 – September 14, 2009) was the White House Press Secretary during the presidency of Jimmy Carter. He later founded a public relations firm. ...

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