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Elizabeth Maria Peckham (1854 - 1940)

George Williams Peckham (March 23, 1845 – January 10, 1914) and Elizabeth Maria Gifford Peckham (December 19, 1854 – February 11, 1940) were a married couple who were early American teach...

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George Williams Peckham (1845 - 1914)

George Williams Peckham (March 23, 1845 – January 10, 1914) and Elizabeth Maria Gifford Peckham (December 19, 1854 – February 11, 1940) were a married couple who were early American teach...

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Emily Blackwell (1826 - 1910)

Emily Blackwell (October 8, 1826 – September 7, 1910) was the second woman to earn a medical degree at what is now Case Western Reserve University, and the third openly identified woman to ear...

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Amos Starr Cooke (1810 - 1871)

From the book Lost Kingdom by Julia Flynn Siler Amos Starr Cooke- Amos and his wife, Juliette, were missionaries who ran the Chiefs' Children's School and taught Lili'u and other royal children there...

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Edith Hamilton (1867 - 1963)

Edith Hamilton (August 12, 1867 – May 31, 1963) was an American educator and author who was "recognized as the greatest woman Classicist". She was sixty-two years old when The Greek Way, her f...

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Laurence G. Leavitt (1903 - 2000)

Laurence Gillelan Leavitt (1903–2000) was the longtime headmaster of Vermont Academy in Saxtons River, Vermont, United States, where he succeeded in steering the preparatory school from dire f...

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Francis Keppel (1916 - 1990)

Francis Keppel (April 16, 1916 – February 19, 1990) was an American educator. As U.S. Commissioner of Education (1962–1965) he was instrumental in developing the Elementary and Secondar...

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Ashbel Green Gulliver (1897 - 1974)

Ashbel Green Gulliver (November 23, 1897, Connecticut - July 3, 1974, Hanover, New Hampshire) was the Dean of Yale Law School from 1940 to 1946. His nickname was "Peyl"—from ashpail.

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William Henry Bateson (1812 - 1881)

) William Henry Bateson (1812, Liverpool, Lancashire – 1881 Cambridge, Cambridgeshire) was a British scholar and, from 1857 until 1881, Master of St John's College, Cambridge. In 1858 Bateso...

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William Archibald Spooner MP (1844 - 1930)

Spooner was born at 17 Chapel Street, Grosvenor Place, London, SW1. He was educated at Oswestry School (where he was a contemporary of Frederick Gustavus Burnaby) and New College, Oxford, where he was ...

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Harvey N. Davis (1881 - 1952)

Harvey N. Davis (1881 – 3 December 1952) was the 3rd President of Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.

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Sir Hugh Owen (1804 - 1881)

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Roscoe Conkling Bruce (1879 - d.)

Roscoe Conkling Bruce, Senior (21 April 1879 – 16 August 1950) was an African-American educator who was known for stressing the value of practical industrial and business skills as opposed to ...

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William Gardner Hale (1849 - 1928)

William Gardner Hale (Feb. 9, 1849 - June 23, 1928), American classical scholar, was born in Savannah, Georgia to a resident New England family. Hale was a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy. He g...

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George W. Atherton (1837 - 1906)

George Washington Atherton (June 20, 1837 – July 26, 1906) was president of the Pennsylvania State University from 1882 until his death in 1906. He earned a degree from Yale in 1863 and taught...

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Brig. General Elliot Carr Cutler CB, OBE, FRCS, MD, FACS (1888 - 1947)

Brigadier General Elliot Carr Cutler CB, OBE, FRCS, MD, FACS (July 30, 1888 – August 16, 1947) was an American surgeon and medical educator. He was Moseley Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medi...

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Joseph Green Cogswell (1786 - 1871)

Joseph Green Cogswell (Ipswich, Massachusetts September 27, 1786 – November 26, 1871 Cambridge, Massachusetts) was a librarian, bibliographer and an innovative educator. Education Cogswell...

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Ebenezer D. Bassett (1833 - 1908)

Ebenezer D. Bassett (1833–1908) was an African American who was appointed United States Ambassador to Haiti in 1869. He was the first African-American diplomat. Ebenezer Bassett was appointe...

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Edwin Robert Anderson Seligman MP (1861 - 1939)

Edwin Robert Anderson Seligman (April 25, 1861 – July 8, 1939), American economist Contents * 1 Biography * 2 Publications * 3 External links * 4 References Biography He was born a...

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Barry Commoner (1917 - 2012)

Barry Commoner (May 28, 1917 – September 30, 2012) was an American biologist, college professor, and politician. He ran for president of the United States in the 1980 U.S. presidential electio...

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Martin Stuart "Marty" Feldstein MP

Martin Stuart "Marty" Feldstein (born November 25, 1939) is an American economist. He is currently the George F. Baker Professor of Economics at Harvard University, and the president emeritus of the Na...

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Oscar Handlin MP (1915 - 2011)

Oscar Handlin (September 29, 1915 in Brooklyn, New York – September 20, 2011 in Cambridge, Massachusetts) was an American historian. As a professor of history at Harvard University for over 50...

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Denise Scott Brown MP

Denise Scott Brown (née Lakofski; born October 3, 1931) is an American architect, planner, writer, educator, and principal of the firm Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates in Philadelphia.[1] D...

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Viola Spolin MP (1906 - 1994)

Viola Spolin (November 7, 1906 — November 22, 1994) was an important innovator of the American theater in the 20th century. She created directorial techniques to help actors to be focused in t...

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Israel Abrahams (1858 - 1925)

Israel Abrahams (b. London, November 26, 1858; d. Cambridge, October 6, 1925) was one of the most distinguished Jewish scholars of his generation. He wrote a number of classics on Judaism, most notab...

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Mordkhe Schaechter MP (1927 - 2007)

Itsye Mordkhe Schaechter (Yiddish: איציע מרדכי שעכטער; December 1, 1927 – February...

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Alice Stewart Trillin (1938 - 2001)

Alice Stewart Trillin (May 8, 1938 – September 11, 2001) was an American educator, author, film producer and longtime muse to her husband, author Calvin Trillin. She was also known for her w...

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Solomon Marcus Schiller-Szinessy MP (1820 - 1890)

Solomon Marcus Schiller-Szinessy, sometimes Solomon Mayer Schiller-Szinessy (23 December 1820, Budapest, Hungary - 11 March 1890, Cambridge) was a Hungarian rabbi and academic. He became the first Je...

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Elijah Levita, אליהו בחור MP (1469 - 1549)

Elia Levita (13 February 1469 – 28 January 1549), (Hebrew: אליהו בן אשר הלוי אש&#x...

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Itche Goldberg MP (1904 - 2006)

Itche Goldberg (Yiddish: איטשע גאָלדבערג; March 22, 1904 – December 27, 2006) was a Polish-bor...

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Joseph Eugene Stiglitz, Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, 2001 MP

New York, New York, United States

Joseph Eugene Stiglitz, ForMemRS, FBA (born February 9, 1943) is an American economist and a professor at Columbia University. He is a recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2001...

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Paul Felix Lazarsfeld, Ph.D. MP (1901 - 1976)

Paul Felix Lazarsfeld (February 13, 1901 – August 30, 1976) was one of the major figures in 20th-century American sociology. The founder of Columbia University's Bureau of Applied Social Resea...

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Abram Leon Sachar, HIstorian MP (1899 - 1993)

Abram L. Sachar Abram Leon Sachar (February 15, 1899 – July 24, 1993) was an American historian and founding president of Brandeis University. Contents [hide] 1 Early life and education 2 ...

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Emil Gabriel Warburg MP (1846 - 1931)

Emil Gabriel Warburg (9 March 1846 – 28 July 1931) was a German physicist who during his career was professor of physics at the Universities of Strassburg, Freiburg and Berlin. He was presiden...

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Eliyahu Kitov MP (1912 - 1976)

Eliyahu Kitov From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Avraham Eliyahu Mokotow (22 March 1912 - 7 February 1976), better known as Eliyahu Kitov, was a Rabbi, educator, and community activist. Contents...

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Harlan Cleveland (1918 - 2008)

Harlan Cleveland (January 19, 1918 – May 30, 2008) was an American diplomat, educator, and author. He served as Lyndon Johnson's U.S. Ambassador to NATO, 1965–1969, and earlier as U.S...

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Isaac Newton Carleton MP (1832 - 1902)

Isaac N. Carleton (10 June 1832 – 8 August 1902) was an educator. He taught at Phillips Academy and was the principal of State Normal School in New Britain, Connecticut for twelve years. He wa...

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Sophia Kindrick Acorn (1883 - 1967)

Sophia Kindrick Alcorn (August 3, 1883 – November 28, 1967) an educator at was best known for inventing the Tadoma method of communication with people who are deaf and blind. She was a strong ...

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Mary Ann Lipcomb (c.1849 - d.)

Mary Ann Rutherford Lipscomb (1848 — 1918) was an educator born in Athens, Georgia. Lipscomb believed in childhood education, and she helped make primary education required for all children ...

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Mildred Lewis Rutherford (1851 - 1928)

Mildred Lewis "Miss Millie" Rutherford (July 16, 1851 – August 15, 1928) was a prominent educator and author from Athens, Georgia. She served the Lucy Cobb Institute, as its head and in other ...

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Martha McChesney Berry (1886 - 1942)

Founder of BERRY College in Rome, Floyd Co., GA Martha McChesney Berry (October 7, 1865 – February 27, 1942) was an American educator and the founder of Berry College in Rome, Georgia. E...

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Susan Cobb Milton Atkinson (1860 - 1942)

Susan Cobb Milton Atkinson (1860—1942) was influential in promoting education to women in Georgia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. As the wife of William Yates Atkinson, the Gove...

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Myrtle Brooke (1872 - 1948)

Myrtle Brooke was a native of Canton, Georgia who spent most of her life in Montevallo, Alabama. She came to the Alabama College for Women, now the University of Montevallo, in 1908 as chairman of th...

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Margaret Murray Washington (1865 - 1925)

Margaret Murray Washington (March 9, 1865 - June 26, 1925) was the principal of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, then Tuskegee University. She was the third wife of Booker T. Washington Sh...

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Julia Tutwiler ("angel of the prisons") (1841 - 1916)

Social Reformer and Educator. Julia Tutwiler was an Alabama advocate for education and prison reform and a poet. Graduating in the first class of Vassar College, she served as co-principal of t...

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Mary Adelaide Nutting (1858 - 1948)

Mary Adelaide Nutting (November 1, 1858 – October 3, 1948) was an American educator, administrator, and author in the field of nursing. She is considered the world's first Professor of Nursi...

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Emma Willard (1787 - 1870)

Emma Willard (February 23, 1787 – April 15, 1870) was an American women's rights advocate and the pioneer who founded the first women's school of higher education. Emma Willard was born in B...

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Sarah Porter, Educator (c.1813 - 1900)

Miss. Sarah Porter was the Founder of Miss Porter's School She was born in Farmington, Connecticut to Rev. Noah Porter (1781 – 1866) and his wife, Mehitable "Hetty" Meigs Porter (1786 ...

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Gertrude Buck (1871 - 1922)

Gertrude Buck (Kalamazoo, Michigan, July 14th, 1871 - 1922) was one of a group of powerful female rhetoricians of her time. She strived to inspire young women to take on leadership roles within the d...

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Mary Chase Perry Stratton (1867 - 1961)

Mary Chase Perry Stratton (March 15, 1867 – April 15, 1961) was an American ceramic artist. She was a co-founder, along with Horace James Caulkins, of Pewabic Pottery, a form of ceramic art us...

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Florence Bascom (1862 - 1945)

Dr. Florence Bascom was the first woman geologist to join the United States Geological Survey. In addition, she was also the first female to obtain a Ph.D. in geology from a U.S. university and the f...

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John Bascom, Jr. (1827 - 1911)

John Bascom (May 1, 1827 – October 2, 1911) was an American professor, college president and writer. Life He was born on May 1, 1827 in Genoa, New York, and was a graduate of Williams Coll...

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Hanz Zinsser (1878 - 1940)

Hans Zinsser (November 17, 1878 – September 4, 1940) was an American bacteriologist and a prolific author. He was the author of over 200 books and medical articles, and was a member of a number ...

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Ellen Hayes (1851 - 1930)

Ellen Amanda Hayes (September 23, 1851 – October 27, 1930) was an American mathematician and astronomer. She was a controversial character for not only being a female professor, but also e...

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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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Laurence Perrine (1915 - 1995)

Laurence Perrine (1915–1995) was a Southern Methodist University professor whose literature textbooks became standard works nationwide. Perrine earned B.A. and M.A. degrees from Oberlin Coll...

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C. Martin Wilbur (1908 - 1997)

C. Martin Wilbur (1907–1997) was the George Sansom Professor of Chinese History at Columbia University from 1947 to 1976. Life Born in Dayton, Ohio, Wilbur went at an early age with his pare...

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Robert Maynard Hutchins (1899 - 1977)

Robert Maynard Hutchins (also Maynard Hutchins) (January 17, 1899 – May 17, 1977), was an American educational philosopher, dean of Yale Law School (1927–1929), and president (1929 ...

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Walter Barton Leach (1900 - 1971)

A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, where he received his degree cum laude and served as Note Editor of the Law Review. In 1929, he joined the faculty as an instructor, and became Pro...

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George Lyman Kittredge (1860 - 1941)

George was a professor who specialized in the study of Shakespeare and Chaucer, called "a peerless authority" on the subjects, and was given many honors and recognition throughout his life. He graduate...

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Gleason Leonard Archer, Sr. (1880 - 1966)

Gleason Archer, Sr. (October 29, 1880 – June 28, 1966)[1] was the founder and first president of Suffolk University and Suffolk Law School in Boston, Massachusetts. Archer was also an extensive ...

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George Thompson Fairchild (1838 - 1901)

George Thompson Fairchild (October 6, 1838 – March 16, 1901) was an American educator and university president. Fairchild was the son of Grandison Fairchild. George was born on a farm in rur...

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Anna Julia Cooper (1858 - 1964)

Anna Julia Haywood Cooper (Raleigh, August 10, 1858 – February 27, 1964) was an American author, educator, speaker and one of the most prominent African-American scholars in United States hi...

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Young John Allen (1836 - 1907)

Young John Allen (January 3, 1836 - May 30, 1907) was an American Methodist missionary in late Qing Dynasty China with the American Southern Methodist Episcopal Mission. He is best known in China by ...

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Isaac S. Hopkins (1841 - 1914)

Isaac Stiles Hopkins (June 20, 1841 – February 3, 1914) was a professor and the first President of Georgia Tech (1888–1896) as well as pastor of the First Methodist Church in Atlanta, G...

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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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Susanne Langer (1895 - 1985)

Susanne Katherina Langer (née Knauth) (December 20, 1895 – July 17, 1985) was an American philosopher of mind and of art, who was influenced by Ernst Cassirer and Alfred North Whitehead...

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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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Clinton Rossiter (1917 - 1970)

Clinton Rossiter (1917–1970) was a historian and political scientist who taught at Cornell University from 1947 until his suicide in 1970. He wrote The American Presidency along with 20 other ...

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C. Vann Woodward (1908 - 1999)

Comer Vann Woodward (November 13, 1908 – December 17, 1999) was a preeminent American historian focusing primarily on the American South and race relations. He was considered, along with Richa...

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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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Allan Nevins (1890 - 1971)

Joseph Allan Nevins (May 20, 1890 – March 5, 1971) was an American historian and journalist, renowned for his extensive work on the history of the Civil War and his biographies of such figures...

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Ralph Gordon Selfridge, PhD, "grandfather of digital simulation" (1927 - 2008)

Obituary from the Gainesville Sun , September 3 & 4, 2008: RALPH GORDON SELFRIDGE Ralph Gordon Selfridge passed away Sunday August 31, 2008, at the age of eighty-one. He lived a long and vigorous l...

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Harold Eugene "Doc" Edgerton (1903 - 1990)

Harold Eugene "Doc" Edgerton (April 6, 1903 – January 4, 1990) was a professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is largely credited with transformin...

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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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Thomas Wadleigh Harvey (1821 - 1892)

from the historical marker in Painesville, Lake County, Ohio: This Italianate-style house is the former home of noted educational leader Thomas W. Harvey. Here he wrote A Practical Grammar of the Eng...

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George Hammell Cook (1818 - 1889)

George Hammell Cook (January 5, 1818 – September 22, 1889) was the State Geologist of New Jersey and Vice President of Rutgers College. His geological survey of New Jersey became the predecess...

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William H. Welch, M.D. ("the Dean of American Medicine") (1850 - 1934)

William Henry Welch, M.D. (April 8, 1850 - April 30, 1934) was an American physician, pathologist, and medical school administrator. He was one of the "Big Four" founding professors at Johns Hopkins ...

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Joseph Gibson Hoyt (1815 - 1862)

Joseph Gibson Hoyt (January 19, 1815 – November 26, 1862) was the first chancellor and a professor of Greek at Washington University in St. Louis (then named Washington Institute in St. Louis)...

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Francis Judd Cooke (1910 - 1995)

Francis Judd Cooke was born on Dec. 28,1910 (Dec. 26th per LDS records) in Honolulu, Hawaii, to a family of New England missionaries turned cattle ranchers. His father was George Paul Cooke, grandson o...

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Eli Whitney Blake, Jr. (1836 - 1895)

. Eli Whitney Blake, Jr. (20 April 1836, New Haven, Connecticut - 10 January 1895, Hampton, Connecticut) was an American scientist. His father and namesake was an inventor and partner of the Blake Br...

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General William H. Russell (USA) (1809 - 1885)

American businessman, educator, and politician William Huntington Russell was the founder of the Yale University secret society Skull and Bones. He was a descendant of several old New England families,...

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Hattie Alexander (1901 - 1968)

Hattie Elizabeth Alexander (April 5, 1901 – June 24, 1968) was an American pediatrician and microbiologist. She is known for her development of the first effective remedies for Haemophilus i...

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Wendell E. Dunn, Sr. (1894 - 1965)

Wendell Earl Dunn, Sr. (born October 5, 1894, near Summit, South Dakota; died July 26, 1965, Baltimore, Maryland, age 70) was a noted educator, longtime principal of Forest Park High School in Baltim...

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William Louis Poteat (1856 - 1938)

William Louis Poteat (1856-1938), also known as "Doctor Billy", was a professor (c. 1880-1905) and then the seventh president (1905-1927) of Wake Forest College (today, Wake Forest University). Potea...

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Susan Tifft (1951 - 2010)

Susan Tifft (February 14, 1951 — April 1, 2010) was an American journalist, author, and educator. Early life and education Tifft was born to Austin and Elizabeth Tifft in Rumford, Maine, o...

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Noel Perrin (1927 - 2004)

Noel Perrin (September 18, 1927 – November 21, 2004) was an American essayist and a professor at Dartmouth College. Early years Perrin was born on September 18, 1927, in New York City and ...

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William Howell Pegram (C.S.A.) (1846 - 1928)

William Howell Pegram (August 18, 1846 - April 30, 1928) was a U.S. chemist and educator. Biography Born Chalk Level, Harnett County, North Carolina, Pegram fought in the American Civil War on th...

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Hunter Holmes McGuire, M.D. (1835 - 1900)

Hunter Holmes McGuire, M.D. (October 11, 1835 – September 19, 1900) was a physician, teacher, and orator. He started several schools and hospitals which later became part of the Medical Colleg...

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Ebenezer Knowlton, US Congress (1815 - 1874)

Ebenezer Knowlton (December 6, 1815 - September 10, 1874) was a U.S. Representative from Maine, Free Will Baptist minister, and co-founder of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Born in Pittsfield, N...

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C.S. Lewis MP (1898 - 1963)

Ancestry of C. S. Lewis Clive Staples Lewis commonly referred to as C. S. Lewis was born (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963), and known to his friends and family as "Jack", w...

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Abigail "Abby" Leach (1855 - d.)

In 1878, Abigail "Abby" Leach arrived on the doorstep of three Harvard professors, William W. Goodwin, James B. Greenough, and Francis J. Child to instruct her in Latin and Greek. The men were so impre...

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Charles F. Hockett (1916 - 2000)

Charles Francis Hockett (January 17, 1916 – November 3, 2000) was an American linguist who developed many influential ideas in American structuralist linguistics. He represents the post-Bloomf...

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Harold J. Grimm (1901 - 1983)

Professor Harold J. Grimm (1901 – 1983) was an academic, historian and writer and an expert on the Reformation. Born in Saginaw in Michigan in 1901, Grimm gained his PhD at Ohio State Univer...

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Benjamin Blake Minor (1818 - 1905)

Benjamin Blake Minor (October 21, 1818 – August 1, 1905) was an American writer, educator, legal scholar, and fourth President of the University of Missouri, from 1860-1862. Today, he is most ...

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J. Carlyle Sitterson (1911 - 1995)

Joseph Carlyle "Lyle" Sitterson (January 17, 1911 – May 19, 1995) was an American educator who served as chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from February 16, 1966, t...

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William Brantley Aycock (1915 - d.)

William Brantley Aycock (born October 24, 1915) is an American educator who served as chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1957 until 1964 and is the retired Kenan Profe...

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