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Brevet Brig. General William Beadle (USA) (1838 - 1915)

William Henry Harrison Beadle (January 1, 1838 – November 15, 1915) was an American administrator. Biography He was born in a log cabin in Parke County, Indiana, and grew up on the front...

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John Burke, Governor (1859 - 1937)

) John Burke (February 25, 1859 – May 14, 1937) was an American lawyer, jurist, and political leader from North Dakota. He was the tenth Governor of North Dakota. Biography Burke was born ...

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Dennis Chavez, U.S. Senator (1888 - 1962)

Dionisio "Dennis" Chavez (April 8, 1888 – November 18, 1962) was a Democratic politician from the U.S. state of New Mexico who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1931 to...

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John Gorrie (1803 - 1855)

John Gorrie (October 3, 1803 – June 29, 1855) was a physician, scientist, inventor, and humanitarian. He is considered the father of refrigeration and air conditioning. Born on the Island of...

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Uriah M. Rose (1834 - 1913)

Uriah Milton Rose (March 5, 1834 – August 12, 1913) was an influential Arkansas lawyer. Born in Bradfordsville, Kentucky, on March 5, 1834, Rose was studying Latin at age 5 and received an e...

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Mother Joseph of the Sacred Heart, S.P. (1823 - 1902)

Mother Joseph of the Sacred Heart, S.P., (16 April 1823 – 19 January 1902) was a Canadian Religious Sister who led a group of the members of her congregation to the Pacific Northwest of the Un...

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Sequoyah (George Gist) MP (1758 - 1843)

Sequoyah , or Se-quo-ya as written today, was also known as George Guess or Gist, the first of three generations with the George name. While GIST is the original spelling of the name, later generations...

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H. Pater Damiaan (1840 - 1889)

Father Damien or Saint Damien of Molokai, SS.CC. (Dutch: Pater Damiaan or Heilige Damiaan van Molokai; January 3, 1840 – April 15, 1889), born Jozef De Veuster, was a Roman Catholic priest fro...

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King Kamehameha "The Great" MP (1756 - 1819)

Kamehameha I (ca. 1758 – May 8, 1819), also known as Kamehameha the Great, conquered the Hawaiian Islands and formally established the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi in 1810. By developing alliances ...

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Maria Louise Sanford (1836 - 1920)

Maria Louise Sanford (December 19, 1836 – April 21, 1920) was an American educator. Biography Maria Sanford was born in Saybrook, Connecticut. Her love for education began early; at the ag...

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Joseph Ward (1838 - 1889)

) Joseph Ward (May 5, 1838 – December 11, 1889) was an American educator. Biography Joseph Ward was born at Perry Center, New York. After attending public schools, he taught and farmed bef...

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Jacques Marquette MP (1637 - 1675)

Father Jacques Marquette S.J. (June 10, 1637 – May 18, 1675), sometimes known as Père Marquette or James Marquette, was a French Jesuit missionary who founded Michigan's first European ...

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Marcus Whitman (1802 - 1847)

Marcus Whitman (September 4, 1802 – November 29, 1847) was an American physician and missionary in the Oregon Country. Along with his wife Narcissa Whitman, he started a mission to the Cayuse ...

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Crawford W. Long (1815 - 1878)

Crawford Williamson Long (November 1, 1815 – June 16, 1878) was an American surgeon and pharmacist best known for his first use of inhaled diethyl ether as an anesthetic. Although his work was...

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Rosa Louise Parks MP (1913 - 2005)

She was an African American civil rights activist, whom the U.S. Congress later called "the first lady of civil rights", and "the mother of the freedom movement". On December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, A...

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Esther Hobart Morris (1814 - 1902)

Esther Hobart Morris (August 8, 1814 – April 2, 1902), a Tioga County, New York native, distinguished herself as the first female Justice of the Peace in the United States. A mother of three b...

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Gov. Robert La Follette, Sr., US Senate & Congress (1855 - 1925)

Everything you wanted to know about Robert M. La Follette Sr.: . "Robert Marion "Battling Bob" La Follette, Sr. (June 14, 1855 – June 18, 1925), was an American Republican (and later a Pro...

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Francis Harrison Pierpont, Governor ("Father of West Virginia") (1814 - 1899)

Francis Harrison Pierpont (January 25, 1814 – March 24, 1899), called the "Father of West Virginia," was an American lawyer, politician, and unelected "governor" of the Union-controlled parts ...

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John E. Kenna, U.S. Senator (1848 - 1893)

John Edward Kenna (April 10, 1848 – January 11, 1893) was an American politician who was a Senator from West Virginia from 1883 until his death. Kenna was born at Upper Falls, in Kanawha C...

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George Washington, 1st President of the USA MP (1732 - 1799)

Overview 1st president of the United States of America, George Washington Links

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General Robert E. Lee (CSA) MP (1807 - 1870)

Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807 – October 12, 1870) was a career United States Army officer, an engineer, and among the most celebrated generals in American history. Lee was the son of Major...

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Jacob Collamer, US Senator, US Postmaster General (1791 - 1865)

Jacob Collamer (January 8, 1791 – November 9, 1865) was an American politician from Vermont. Biography Jacob Collamer was born in Troy, New York. He graduated from the University of Ve...

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Col. Ethan Allen (Continental Army) MP (1738 - 1789)

Burial Find A Grave Memorial# 19 Daughters of American Revolution Ancestor #: A001535 Service: VERMONT Rank: COLONEL Birth: 1-10-1737 LITCHFIELD LITCHFIELD CO CONNECTICUT Death: 2-12-1789 B...

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Philo Taylor Farnsworth, Sr. MP (1906 - 1971)

Philo Taylor Farnsworth (August 19, 1906 – March 11, 1971) was an American inventor. He is best known for inventing the first completely electronic television. In particular, he was the first to...

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Brigham Young, President of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints MP (c.1801 - c.1877)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Brigham Young (June 1, 1801 – August 29, 1877) was an American leader in the Latter Day Saint movement and was the president of The Church of Jesus Christ ...

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Sam Houston, President of Texas MP (1793 - 1863)

Sam Houston lived twice among the Cherokees, who first nicknamed him "The Raven,' then, during a low point in his life, "Big Drunk." HE HAD A CHEROKEE WIFE! And she is buried at Fort Gibson National Ce...

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Stephen F. Austin ("Father of Texas") MP (1793 - 1836)

Stephen Fuller Austin (November 3, 1793 – December 27, 1836), known as the Father of Texas, led the second and ultimately successful colonization of the region by bringing 300 families from ...

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John 'Nolichucky Jack' Sevier, 1st Gov. of Tennessee MP (1745 - 1815)

John Sevier (September 23, 1745–September 24, 1815) was an American soldier, frontiersman and politician, and one of the founding fathers of the State of Tennessee. He played a leading role, bot...

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Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the USA MP (1767 - 1845)

1. ANDREW JACKSON, JR., b. 15 Mar. 1767, Waxhaws, South Carolina—d. 8 Jun. 1845, Nashville, Davidson Co. Tennessee; m. Aug. 1791, Natchez, Mississippi (re-m. 17 Jan. 1794, Nashville), to Rachel ...

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Gen Wade Hampton III (CSA), US Senator, Governor (1818 - 1902)

• Hampton was one of only three Southern officers to achieve the rank of Lieutenant General in the Confederate States Army without any military training. • Hampton was defeated in the 1...

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John C. Calhoun, 7th Vice President of the USA MP (1782 - 1850)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... John Caldwell Calhoun March 18, 1782 – March 31, 1850) was a leading politician and political theorist from South Carolina during the first half of the 19t...

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Rev. Roger Williams, Founder of Rhode Island MP (c.1604 - 1683)

Roger Williams was the founder of the colony of Rhode Island. -------------------- Rhode Island's first permanent settlement (Providence Plantations) was established at Providence in 1636 by Englis...

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Maj. General Nathanael Greene (Continental Army) MP (c.1742 - c.1786)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for RHODE ISLAND with the rank of MAJOR GENERAL. DAR Ancestor # A047219 NATHANAEL GREENE AND THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION "It had been happy for me if I co...

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Gen. Peter Muhlenberg (Cont. Army), U.S. Senator (1746 - 1807)

Peter Muhlenberg John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg (October 1, 1746 – October 1, 1807) was a clergyman, a soldier and a politician of the Colonial, Revolutionary, and Post-Revolutionary eras in ...

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Robert Fulton, Jr. MP (1765 - 1815)

Robert Fulton November 14, 1765 – February 24, 1815 Parents: Robert Fulton and Mary Smith Wife Harriet Livingston Children: Birth order unknown Cornelia Robert 1808-1841 Mary Jul...

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Dr. John McLoughlin ("Father of Oregon") (1784 - 1857)

Dr. John McLoughlin, baptized Jean-Baptiste McLoughlin, (October 19, 1784 – September 3, 1857) was the Chief Factor of the Columbia Fur District of the Hudson's Bay Company at Fort Vancouver. ...

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Rev. Jason Lee (1803 - 1845)

Jason Lee arrived in the Oregon territory in 1834. Jason Lee (June 28, 1803 – March 12, 1845), an American missionary and pioneer, was born on a farm near Stanstead, Quebec. He was the first o...

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Will Rogers (Famous Humorist) MP (1879 - 1935)

One of America's brightest media stars during the 1920s and '30s, Will Rogers did rope tricks while making pointed -- and humorous -- political observations. He signed on with the Ziegfield Follies in ...

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William Allen, Governor, U.S. Senator (1803 - 1879)

) William Allen (December 18 or 27, 1803– July 11, 1879) was an Democratic Representative, Senator and 31st Governor of Ohio. He moved to the U.S. state of Ohio after his parents died, residin...

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James A. Garfield, 20th President of the USA MP (1831 - 1881)

James A. Garfield was John Hibbard's 3rd Cousin As the last of the log cabin Presidents, James A. Garfield attacked political corruption and won back for the Presidency a measure of prestige it had l...

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Sacajawea "Bird Woman" Sauvagesse MP (1787 - 1884)

" The wife of [Charbonneau] our interpreter we find reconciles all the Indians, as to our friendly intentions--a woman with a party of men is a token of peace. " ---William Clark Find A Grave Memoria...

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Charles Brantley Aycock, Governor (1859 - 1912)

Charles Brantley Aycock (November 1, 1859 – April 4, 1912) was the 50th Governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina from 1901 to 1905. During his tenure as governor, he was an advocate for th...

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Gov. Zebulon Baird Vance (CSA), US Senate & House (1830 - 1894)

Zebulon Baird Vance (May 13, 1830 – April 14, 1894) was a Confederate military officer in the American Civil War, the 37th and 43rd Governor of North Carolina, and U.S. Senator. A prodigious w...

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Robert R. Livingston 'The Chancellor' MP (1746 - 1813)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NEW YORK. DAR Ancestor #A070839 Robert Livingston IV never signed the Declaration of Independence but he helped write it. As U.S. Minister to France from 18...

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George Clinton, 4th Vice President of the US MP (1739 - 1812)

DAR Ancestor #: A023206 ) George Clinton (July 26, 1739 – April 20, 1812) was an American soldier and politician, considered one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was the firs...

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Richard Stockton, Signer of "The Declaration of Independence" MP (1730 - 1781)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NEW JERSEY. DAR Ancestor # A110432 Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Richard Stockton was born near Princeton, on October 1, 1730. He attended the ...

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Maj. General Philip Kearny, Jr. (USA) (1815 - 1862)

Philip Kearny, Jr., (June 2, 1815 – September 1, 1862) was a United States Army officer, notably in the Mexican-American War and American Civil War. He was killed in action in the 1862 Battle ...

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Daniel Webster, U.S. Senator and Secretary of State MP (1782 - 1852)

US Congressional biography: WEBSTER, Daniel, (1782 - 1852) Senate Years of Service: 1827-41; 1845-1850 Party: Adams; Anti-Jacksonian; Whig WEBSTER, Daniel, a Representative from New Hampshire and a R...

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Gen. John Stark (Continental Army) MP (1728 - 1822)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NEW HAMPSHIRE with the rank of MAJOR GENERAL. DAR Ancestor # A108966 Gen. John Stark 1728-1822 Parents: Archibald Stark 1697-1758 and Eleanor Nichols 1702- ...

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J. Sterling Morton, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (1832 - 1902)

Julius Sterling Morton (April 22, 1832 – April 27, 1902) was a Nebraska editor who served as President Grover Cleveland's Secretary of Agriculture. He was a prominent Bourbon Democrat, taking ...

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William Jennings Bryan "The Great Commoner", U.S. Secretary of State MP (1860 - 1925)

William Jennings Bryan (March 19, 1860 – July 26, 1925) was an American politician in the late-19th and early-20th centuries. He was a dominant force in the liberal wing of the Democratic Part...

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Jeannette Rankin (1st woman in the U.S. Congress) (1880 - 1973)

Jeannette Pickering Rankin (June 11, 1880 – May 18, 1973) was the first woman in the US Congress. A Republican, she was elected statewide in Montana in 1916 and again in 1940. A lifelong pacif...

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Charles M. Russell ('the cowboy artist') (1864 - 1926)

Charles Marion Russell (March 19, 1864 – October 24, 1926), also known as C. M. Russell, Charlie Russell, and "Kid" Russell, was an artist of the Old American West. Russell created more than 2...

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Maj. General Francis Preston Blair, Jr., (USA), U.S. Senator (1821 - 1875)

. Francis Preston Blair, Jr. (February 19, 1821 – July 9, 1875) was an American politician and Union Army general during the American Civil War. He represented Missouri in both the House of Re...

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Thomas Hart Benton, U.S. Senator ("Old Bullion") MP (c.1782 - 1858)

) Thomas Hart Benton (March 14, 1782 – April 10, 1858), nicknamed "Old Bullion", was a U.S. Senator from Missouri and a staunch advocate of westward expansion of the United States. He served i...

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James Z. George, U.S. Senator (1826 - 1897)

James Zachariah George (October 20, 1826 – August 14, 1897) was an American military officer, lawyer, writer, and politician. He was known as Mississippi's "Great Commoner." James Z. Georg...

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Jefferson Davis, President, CSA MP (1808 - 1889)

United States Senator from Mississippi and an American politician who served as President of the Confederate States of America for its entire history, 1861 to 1865, during the American Civil War. A W...

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Henry M. Rice, U.S. Senator (1816 - 1894)

Henry Mower Rice (November 29, 1816 – January 15, 1894) was a fur trader and an American politician prominent in the statehood of Minnesota. Early life Henry Rice was born on November ...

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Gerald Ford, Jr., 38th President of the United States MP (1913 - 2006)

Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. (July 14, 1913 – December 26, 2006) was the thirty-eighth President of the United States, serving from 1974 to 1977, and the fortieth Vice President of the United States...

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Lewis Cass, Governor, Senator, Secretary of War & State (1782 - 1866)

CASS, Lewis, (great-great-grandfather of Cass Ballenger), a Senator from Michigan; born in Exeter, N.H., October 9, 1782; attended Exeter Academy; moved with his parents to Wilmington, Del., in 1799 an...

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John Winthrop, Gov. of Massachusetts Colony MP (1588 - 1649)

Reference Wikipedia:- Biography:- John Winthrop: America's forgotten founding father by Francis J Bremer John Winthrop, the first governor of Massachusetts, was born in 1587 at Edwardstone in S...

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Gov. Samuel Adams, Signer of the "Declaration of Independence" MP (1722 - 1803)

DAR Ancestor #: A000577 Sam Adams, founder of the Boston Tea Party. The Adams Family, a Massachusetts family of statesmen, scholars, and authors that included two Presidents of the United States. I...

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John Hanson, 1st President of Congress (1721 - 1783)

John Hanson (April 14 [O.S. April 3] 1721 – November 22, 1783) was a merchant and public official from Maryland during the era of the American Revolution. After serving in a variety of roles f...

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Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Signer of the "Declaration of Independence" MP (1737 - 1832)

Charles Carroll of Carrollton (September 19, 1737 – November 14, 1832) was a lawyer and politician from Maryland who was a delegate to the Continental Congress and later a United States Senato...

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Hannibal Hamlin, 15th Vice President of the USA MP (1809 - 1891)

Hannibal Hamlin (August 27, 1809 – July 4, 1891) was the 15th Vice President of the United States, serving under President Abraham Lincoln from 1861–1865. He was the first Vice President ...

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William King, Governor (1768 - 1852)

) William King (February 9, 1768 – June 17, 1852) was an American merchant, shipbuilder, army officer, and statesman from Bath, Maine. A proponent of statehood for Maine, he became its first G...

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Edward Douglass White, U.S. Senator, 9th Chief Justice of the United States (1845 - 1921)

Edward Douglass White, Jr. (November 3, 1845 – May 19, 1921), American politician and jurist, was a United States senator, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court and the ninth Ch...

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Huey Pierce "The Kingfish" Long, Jr. (1893 - 1935)

Huey Pierce Long, Jr. (August 30, 1893 – September 10, 1935), nicknamed The Kingfish, served as the 40th Governor of Louisiana from 1928–1932 and as a U.S. Senator from 1932 to 1935. ...

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Dr. Ephraim McDowell MP (1771 - 1830)

Ephraim McDowell (November 11, 1771 – June 25, 1830) was an American physician. He was the first to successfully remove an ovarian tumor. Family Ephraim McDowell was born in Rockbridge Cou...

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Henry Clay, Speaker, US.House, Senator, Sec'y of State MP (1777 - 1852)

Henry Clay, Sr. (April 12, 1777 – June 29, 1852), was a nineteenth-century American statesman and orator who represented Kentucky in both the Senate and the House of Representatives, where he ...

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Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President of the USA MP (1890 - 1969)

Bringing to the Presidency his prestige as commanding general of the victorious forces in Europe during World War II, Dwight D. Eisenhower obtained a truce in Korea and worked incessantly during his tw...

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John J. Ingalls, U.S. Senator (1833 - 1900)

John James Ingalls (December 29, 1833 – August 16, 1900) was an American politician. John James Ingalls was born in Middleton, Massachusetts, on December 29, 1833. He graduated from Willia...

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Samuel J. Kirkwood, Governor, U.S. Senator and Secretary of the Interior (1813 - 1894)

Samuel Jordan Kirkwood (December 20, 1813 – September 1, 1894), was an American politician best known as Iowa's American Civil War Governor. He also served in the U.S. Senate and as U.S. Secre...

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James Harlan, U.S. Senator and Secretary of the Interior (1820 - 1899)

) Senator from Iowa (Whig, Republican 1856-65, 1867-73) who replaced John Usher as Secretary of the Interior in April 1865 and served until 1866 when difference with President Andrew Johnson prompted...

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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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Oliver P. Morton, Governor, U.S. Senator (1823 - 1877)

Oliver Hazard Perry Throck Morton (August 4, 1823 – November 1, 1877), commonly known as Oliver P. Morton, was a U.S. Republican Party politician from Indiana. He served as the 14th Governor o...

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Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard MP (1839 - 1898)

Held DAR membership # 243 ) Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard (September 28, 1839 – February 17, 1898) was an American educator, temperance reformer, and women's suffragist. Her influence w...

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Brig. General James Shields (USA), U.S. Senator (1810 - 1879)

James Shields (May 10, 1810 – June 1, 1879) was an American politician and United States Army officer who was born in Altmore, County Tyrone, Ireland. Shields, a Democrat, is the only person i...

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William Edgar Borah (1865 - 1940)

Called the "Isolationist Senator" and the "Lion of Idaho". There is a statue in Washington, D.C. honoring the Senator. Senator Borah was instrumental in getting Prohibition passed. He went to KU fr...

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George L. Shoup, Governor, U.S. Senator MP (1836 - 1904)

George Laird Shoup (June 15, 1836 – December 21, 1904) was the first Governor of Idaho, serving a short time after statehood in 1890 before becoming one of the state's first United States Sena...

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Vice Pres. Alexander H. Stephens, CSA MP (1812 - 1883)

Alexander Hamilton Stephens (February 11, 1812 – March 4, 1883) was an American politician from Georgia. He was Vice President of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil Wa...

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General Edmund Kirby Smith (CSA) (1824 - 1893)

Edmund Kirby Smith (May 16, 1824 – March 28, 1893) was a career United States Army officer and educator. He served as a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War, nota...

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Caesar Rodney, signer of the "Declaration of Independence" MP (1728 - 1784)

Caesar Rodney (October 7, 1728 – June 26, 1784)[2] was an American lawyer and politician from St. Jones Neck in Dover Hundred, Kent County, Delaware, east of Dover. He was an officer of the Dela...

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John M. Clayton, U.S. Senator, U.S. Secretary of State (1796 - 1856)

John Middleton Clayton (July 24, 1796 – November 9, 1856) was an American lawyer and politician from Delaware. He was a member of the Whig Party who served in the Delaware General Assembly, an...

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Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., Gov. MP (1710 - 1785)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for CONNECTICUT. DAR Ancestor # A116490 Info added per DAR's "Lineage Book of the Charter Members" by Mary S Lockwood and published 1895 statesJjohathan Trumbul...

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Hon. Roger Sherman, signer of the "Declaration of Independence" MP (1721 - 1793)

Roger Sherman (April 19, 1721 – July 23, 1793) was an early American lawyer and politician, as well as a founding father. He served as the first mayor of New Haven, Connecticut, ...

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Florence Rena Sabin MP (1871 - 1953)

Florence Rena Sabin (November 9, 1871–October 3, 1953) was an American medical scientist. She was a pioneer for women in science; she was the first woman to hold a full professorship at Johns ...

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Ronald W. Reagan, 40th President of the USA MP (1911 - 2004)

40th President of the United States. Historic Speech "Tear Down This (Berlin) Wall". The Ronald Reagan Freedom Award is only given to "those who have made monumental and lasting contributions to th...

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John Campbell Greenway MP (1872 - 1926)

John Campbell Greenway (July 6, 1872 – January 19, 1926) was an American mining, steel and railroad executive: a man of many trades in many states. He also had a distinguished career as a soldie...

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Ernest Gruening, Governor of Alaska Territory, U.S. Senator (1887 - 1974)

Ernest Henry Gruening (pronounced /ˈɡriːnɪŋ/ "Greening"; February 6, 1887 – June 26, 1974) was an American journalist and Democrat who was the Governor of th...

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Gen. Joseph "Fightin' Joe" Wheeler (CSA & USA, post Civil War) (1836 - 1906)

Joseph Wheeler (September 10, 1836 – January 25, 1906) was an American military commander and politician. He has the rare distinction of serving as a general during war time for two opposing for...

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Helen Keller, Presidential Medal of Freedom MP (1880 - 1968)

Helen Keller was the first deaf and blind person to graduate from college. The story of how Keller's teacher, Annie Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language...

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