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  • Albert Richard Parsons (1848 - 1887)
    Albert Richard Parsons June 20, 1848 in Montgomery, Alabama- November 11, 1887 Chicago, Illinois Parents: Samuel S. Parsons and Elizabeth Tompkins Wife: Lucy E. Gonzalez c.1853- March 7, 1942 Alb...
  • Prof. Jarvis Gregg (1808 - 1836)
    Biography Recorded as written: Prof. Jarvis Gregg, son of Deacon James Gregg of Derry, N. H., was born in Derry September, 1808. At an early age he entered the Pinkerton Academy in his native town,...
  • Dr. John Milton Duff (USA) (1849 - d.)
    John Milton Duff, A.M., M.D., Ph.D. received his early education at the public school and Laird's institute, at Murraysville, Westmoreland County Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry and served until the cl...
  • Hunter Holmes McGuire, M.D. (CSA), "The Winchester Rifles," company F of the 2nd Virginia Infantry, Confederate Army, as a private, (1835 - 1900)
    Hunter Holmes McGuire Find A Grave Memorial# 5908003 Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA Find A Grave Hunter McGuire From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Wikipedia contributors. " Henry Grattan (junior) ." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. " GRATTAN, Henry II (?1787-1859), of 84 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin and Moyrath, co. Meath ", The History of Parl...

Notable Orators

An orator, or oratis, is a public speaker. An orator may also be called an oratorian — literally, "one who orates".

In ancient Rome, the art of speaking in public (Ars Oratoria) was a professional competence especially cultivated by politicians and lawyers. As the Greeks were still seen as the masters in this field, as in philosophy and most sciences, the leading Roman families often either sent their sons to study these things under a famous master in Greece (as was the case with the young Julius Caesar), or engaged a Greek teacher (under pay or as a slave).

In the young revolutionary French republic, Orateur (French for "orator", but compare the Anglo-Saxon parliamentary speaker) was the formal title for the delegated members of the Tribunat to the Corps législatif, to motivate their ruling on a presented bill.

In the 19th century, orators and lecturers, such as Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, and Col. Robert G. Ingersoll were major providers of popular entertainment.

The term pulpit orator denotes Christian authors, often clergymen, renowned for their ability to write and/or deliver (from the pulpit in church, hence the word) rhetorically skilled religious sermons.

In some universities, the title 'Orator' is given to the official whose task it is to give speeches on ceremonial occasions, such as the presentation of honorary degrees.

Lists of Orators

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Winston Churchill Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom