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James W. Clark, US Congress (1779 - 1843)

James West Clark (October 15, 1779 – December 20, 1843) was a United States Representative from North Carolina. Born in Bertie County to Hannah and Christopher Clark, a successful sea captain ...

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Donald Howard Menzel (1901 - 1976)

Donald Howard Menzel (April 11, 1901 – December 14, 1976) was one of the first theoretical astronomers and astrophysicists in the US. He discovered the physical properties of the solar chromos...

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<private> Brinkley

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Hamilton Cottier (1900 - 1979)

Hamilton Cottier was born Hamilton Kelso in Baltimore, Maryland in 1900 to John Russell Kelso IV and Blanche Busey Kelso. His parents divorced when he was around two years of age at which point Hamil...

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<private> Alvarez

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Arthur Francis Buddington (1890 - 1980)

Arthur Francis "Bud" Buddington (November 29, 1890 – December 25, 1980) was an American geologist. Born in Wilmington, Delaware, he grew up there and in West Mystic, Connecticut. He was educat...

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William Berryman Scott (1858 - 1947)

William Berryman Scott (February 12, 1858 – March 29, 1947) was an American vertebrate paleontologist, authority on mammals, and principal author of the White River Oligocene monographs. He wa...

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Fred Thomson (1890 - 1928)

Frederick Clifton Thomson (February 26, 1890 – December 25, 1928) was an American silent film cowboy who rivaled Tom Mix in popularity before dying at age 38 of tetanus. Filmography

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Langdon Lea (1874 - 1937)

Langdon "Biffy" Lea (May 11, 1874 – October 10, 1937) was an American football player and coach. He played college football at Princeton University, where he was selected as a first-team All-A...

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Gilbert Lea (1912 - 2008)

Gilbert Lea (December 16, 1912 – May 4, 2008) was an American football player, advertising executive and publisher. Lea was born in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, and grew up in Wynnewood, Penns...

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Rev. Jonathan Edwards MP (1703 - 1758)

Jonathan Edwards (October 5, 1703 – March 22, 1758) was a preacher, theologian, and missionary to Native Americans. Edwards "is widely acknowledged to be America's most important and original ...

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Phillips Holmes (1907 - 1942)

Phillips Holmes (July 22, 1907 – August 12, 1942) was an American film actor who appeared in 44 films between 1928 and 1938. Early life, education and career Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan...

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Željka Sunčica Matutinović MP (1966 - 2006)

Zeljka was an extraordinary person. She grew up in Croatia and came to the United States in 1989 to further her studies and obtained a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Princeton in 1993. Zeljka subse...

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James Herbert Gholson (1798 - 1848)

James Herbert Gholson (1798 – July 2, 1848) was a nineteenth-century congressman, lawyer and judge from Virginia. Biography Born in Gholsonville, Virginia, Gholson pursued in an academic c...

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Bowie Kent Kuhn (1926 - 2007)

Bowie Kent Kuhn (pronounced /ˈbuːi ˈkjuːn/; October 28, 1926 – March 15, 2007) was an American lawyer and sports administrator who served as the fifth commissioner ...

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Abraham Watkins Venable (1799 - 1876)

Abraham Watkins Venable (October 17, 1799 – February 24, 1876) was a nineteenth century US politician and lawyer from North Carolina. He was the nephew of congressman and senator Abraham Bedfo...

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Thomas Ruffin, Chief Justice MP (1787 - 1870)

Thomas Ruffin (1787–1870) was an American jurist and Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court from 1829 to 1852 and again from 1858 to 1859. He was Chief Justice of that Court from 1833 to ...

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Ephraim King Wilson, US Congress (1771 - 1834)

US Congressman. He graduated from Princeton College in 1790, studied law and became an attorney in Snow Hill in 1792. Wilson was active in the militia and attained the rank of Colonel. A Federalist i...

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Harold Whittlesey McGraw, Jr. (1918 - 2010)

. Harold Whittlesey McGraw, Jr. (January 10, 1918 – March 24, 2010) was chief executive officer (CEO) of Mcgraw-Hill from 1975 to 1983. He was the eldest of two sons born to Harold, Sr. & Lo...

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Robert Peter Tristram Coffin (1892 - 1955)

Audio here: Robert Peter Tristram Coffin (March 18, 1892 – January 20, 1955) was a writer, poet and professor at Wells College (1921–1934) and Bowdoin College (1934–1955). He w...

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George M. Ferris, Jr. (1927 - 2008)

. George M. Ferris, Jr. (1927–2008) was an American investment banker and philanthropist. Early life George Malette Ferris, Jr. was born in Washington, D.C. on March 11, 1927. His father w...

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John Thompson Dorrance, Jr. (1919 - 1989)

John T. Dorrance Jr. was the chairman of the Campbell Soup Company from 1962 to 1984, He was the son of Dr. John T. Dorrance, the company's first president and the inventor of canned condensed soup...

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Benjamin Brandreth McAlpin, III (1929 - 2010)

Benjamin B. McAlpin, III, known to his friends as “Ben”, was born in on May 3, 1929 to the late Alberta McAlpin and Benjamin McAlpin. Ben died in Greenwich on September 10, 2010 at Gr...

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Brig. General Charles E. Phelps (USA) MP (1833 - 1908)

Charles Edward Phelps (May 1, 1833 – December 27, 1908) rose to the rank of Brigadier General in the U.S. Army in the Civil War, served as a city councilman, a U.S. Congressman from the third ...

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Samuel Wells Morris (1786 - 1847)

Samuel Wells Morris (September 1, 1786 – May 25, 1847) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. Samuel W. Morris was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania...

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Louis O. Coxe (1918 - 1993)

Louis Osborne Coxe (April 15, 1918 – May 25, 1993) was an American poet, playwright, essayist, and professor who was recognized by the Academy of American Poets for his "long, powerful, quiet ...

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David Stewart, U.S. Senator (1800 - 1858)

) David Stewart (September 13, 1800 – January 5, 1858) was a U.S. Senator. Stewart was born in Baltimore, Maryland, completed preparatory studies, and attended the College of New Jersey (now...

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David Hunter McAlpin, III (1897 - 1989)

David H. McAlpin 3d (1897-1989) served in both World Wars and was a Navy Commander from 1942-46. He graduated from Princeton in 1921 and Harvard Law School in 1924. He was a partner of Clark, Dodge & C...

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John A. Rhea, US Congress (1753 - 1832)

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John L. Weinberg (1925 - 2006)

John Livingston Weinberg (January 25, 1925–August 7, 2006) was an American banker and businessperson, running Goldman Sachs from 1976 to 1990. Biography Weinberg was the son of Sidney Wein...

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Gaylord Probasco Harnwell CBE (1903 - 1982)

Gaylord Probasco Harnwell CBE (September 29, 1903 - April 18, 1982), was an American educator and physicist, who was president of the University of Pennsylvania from 1953 to 1970. He also held a grea...

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Philip M. Morse (1903 - 1985)

Philip McCord Morse (August 6, 1903 – 5 September 1985), was an American physicist, administrator and pioneer of operations research (OR) in World War II. He is considered to be the father of ...

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Eliza Griswold MP

Eliza Griswold (born February 9, 1973) is an award-winning American journalist and poet. She is a fellow at the New America Foundation and won a 2010 Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and ...

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Jim Thompson (1906 - c.1967)

) Jim Thompson (born James Harrison Wilson Thompson; born March 21, 1906) was an American businessman who helped revitalize the Thai silk industry in the 1950s and 1960s. At the time of his disappear...

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Wilder Graves Penfield, OM, CC, CMG, FRS (1891 - 1976)

Wilder Graves Penfield, OM, CC, CMG, FRS (January 26, 1891 – April 5, 1976) was a Canadian neurosurgeon. During his life he was called "the greatest living Canadian". He devoted much thinking ...

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John Bertram Oakes (1913 - 2001)

John Bertram Oakes (April 23, 1913 – April 5, 2001) was an iconoclastic and influential U.S. journalist known for his early commitment to the environment, civil rights, and opposition to the V...

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Richard Errett Smalley, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1996 MP (1943 - 2005)

Richard Errett Smalley (June 6, 1943 – October 28, 2005) was the Gene and Norman Hackerman Professor of Chemistry and a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Rice University, in Houston, Texas. ...

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Lyman S. Spitzer, Jr. (1914 - 1997)

Lyman Strong Spitzer, Jr. (June 26, 1914 – March 31, 1997) was an American theoretical physicist and astronomer best known for his research in star formation, plasma physics, and in 1946, for co...

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Lloyd Stowell Shapley, Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2012 MP

Lloyd Stowell Shapley (born June 2, 1923) is a distinguished American mathematician and economist. He is a Professor Emeritus at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), affiliated with department...

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Henry N. Russell MP (1877 - 1957)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Henry Norris Russell (October 25, 1877 – February 18, 1957) was an American astronomer who, along with Ejnar Hertzsprung, developed the Hertzsprung–...

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A. Hyatt Mayor (1901 - 1980)

A. Hyatt Mayor (1901-1980) was an American art historian and curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a leading figure in the study of prints, both old master prints and popular prints. A. Hyatt ...

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Clyde Kay Maban Kluckhohn (1905 - 1960)

Clyde Kluckhohn (/ˈklʌkhoʊn/; January 11, 1905, Le Mars, Iowa – July 28, 1960, near Santa Fe, New Mexico), was an American anthropologist and social theorist, best known f...

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Penn Kimball (1915 - 2013)

Penn Townsend Kimball II (October 12, 1915 – November 8, 2013) was an American journalist and college professor at Columbia University, most notable for suing the American Government in the mi...

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George E. Kimball (1906 - 1967)

George Elbert Kimball (July 12, 1906 – December 6, 1967) was an American professor of quantum chemistry, and a pioneer of operations research algorithms during World War II. Biography Geor...

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John W. Douglas (1921 - 2010)

John Woolman Douglas (August 15, 1921 – June 2, 2010) was an American attorney and civil rights advocate, who pushed the cause in private practice and during the 1960s as a United States Assis...

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Gordon A. Craig (1913 - 2005)

Gordon Alexander Craig (November 13, 1913 – October 30, 2005) was a Scottish-American historian of German history and of diplomatic history. Early life Craig was born in Glasgow. In 1925 h...

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William Walton Butterworth (1903 - 1975)

William Walton Butterworth (September 7, 1903 – March 31, 1975) was a U.S. diplomat. He was born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, September 7, 1903. Biography Butterworth is best...

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William Edwards Stevenson (1900 - 1985)

) William Edwards Stevenson (October 25, 1900 - April 2, 1985) was an American track and field athlete, lawyer and diplomat, who won the gold medal in 4x400 m relay at the 1924 Summer Olympics and la...

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David M. Ludlum (1910 - 1997)

David McWilliams Ludlum (December 3, 1910 – May 23, 1997) was an American historian, meteorologist, entrepreneur, and author. He was the founder of the only magazine in the U.S. about weathe...

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David Graham Phillips (1867 - 1911)

David Graham Phillips (October 31, 1867 – January 24, 1911) was an American novelist and journalist of the muckraker tradition. Early life and career Phillips was born in Madison, Indiana....

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William B. Hornblower (1851 - 1914)

William Butler Hornblower (May 13, 1851 – June 16, 1914) was a New York jurist who was unsuccessfully nominated to the United States Supreme Court by President Grover Cleveland in 1893. Earl...

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Bishop Alexander Viets Griswold (1766 - 1843)

Dorothy Viets Schell quotes the Dictionary of American Biography: ". . . Alexander's early years were spent on his father's farm, but when he was ten years old, since he displayed more interest in ...

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Gordon S. Rentschler (1885 - 1948)

Gordon Sohn Rentschler (November 25, 1885 – March 4, 1948) was a chairman of First National City Bank, a predecessor of Citigroup. Biography He was born in Hamilton, Ohio. His father was G...

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Frederick Brant Rentschler (1887 - 1956)

Frederick Brant Rentschler (November 8, 1887 – April 25, 1956) was an American aircraft engine designer, aviation engineer, and industrialist. A talented inventor of aviation equipment, Rent...

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Judge John Berrien (1711 - 1772)

Judge John Berrien, (1711-1772) Came to Rocky Hill as a surveyor from Long Island in 1735. Then purchased or had Rockingham built. A portion of the house may have been on a tract purchased from John ...

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William Alfred "Bill" Eddy, Ph.D., Col., USMC (1896 - 1962)

William Alfred "Bill" Eddy, Ph.D., Col., USMC (March 9, 1896–May 3, 1962) was a U.S. minister to Saudi Arabia (1944–1946), university professor and college president (1936–42), a...

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John Gregory Dunne (1932 - 2003)

John Gregory Dunne was an American novelist, screenwriter and literary critic. He was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and was a younger brother of author Dominick Dunne. He suffered from a severe st...

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William Jacob Holland (1848 - 1932)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary William Jacob Holland (August 16, 1848 – December 13, 1932) was the eighth Chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh (1891–1901) and Director of the Carn...

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Julian Howard Gibbs (1924 - 1983)

Julian Howard Gibbs (June 24, 1924 – February 20, 1983) was an American educator and the fifteenth President of Amherst College. Gibbs graduated from Amherst College in 1947. He earned his...

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John Van Antwerp MacMurray (1881 - 1960)

John Van Antwerp MacMurray (1881–1960) was an American attorney, author and diplomat best known as one of the leading China experts in the U.S. government. He served as Assistant Secretary of ...

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Leonard Kimball Firestone (1907 - 1996)

Leonard Kimball Firestone (born 10 June 1907 in Akron, Summit County, Ohio; died Pebble Beach, California on 24 December 1996), was a business man, ambassador and philanthropist. Biography The so...

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Judge James M Jackson, US Congress (1825 - 1901)

JACKSON, James Monroe, (1825 - 1901) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- James M. Jackson (December 3, 1825 – February 14, 1901) was a lawyer a...

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John Jay Jackson, Jr (1824 - 1907)

. John Jay Jackson, Jr. (August 4, 1824 – September 2, 1907) was a United States federal judge, first from Virginia, and then from West Virginia, at the time of its creation as a separate stat...

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Shinichi Mochizuki MP

Shinichi Mochizuki (望月 新一?, born March 29, 1969) is a Japanese mathematician specializing in number theory.[2] He works in arithmetic geometry, Hodge theory, and anabelian...

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John Gilbert Winant, Governor (1889 - 1947)

John Gilbert Winant OM (February 23, 1889 – November 3, 1947) was an American politician with the Republican party after a brief career as a teacher in Concord, New Hampshire. Born in New York...

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Kensey Johns, Jr. (1791 - 1857)

. Kensey Johns, Jr. (December 10, 1791 – March 28, 1857) was an American lawyer and politician from New Castle, in New Castle County, Delaware. He was a member of the Federalist and Whig Parti...

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Right Rev. John Johns, D.D., LL.D (1796 - 1876)

John Johns (July 1796 – April 4, 1876) was the fourth Episcopal bishop of Virginia. Early life and education Born into a prominent political family in New Castle, Delaware, John Johns ...

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Thomas Stockton, Governor of DE (1781 - 1846)

Thomas Stockton was a veteran of the War of 1812. He belonged to the Whig party and was elected governor of Delaware in 1845. He died in office on March 2, 1846.

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James Pollock, Governor (1810 - 1890)

James Pollock (September 11, 1810 – April 19, 1890) was the 13th Governor of the State of Pennsylvania from 1855 to 1858. Political career James Pollock graduated from the College of...

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William D. Campbell (1907 - 1995)

William Durant "Bill" Campbell (March 18, 1907 - October 20, 1995) was an early Boy Scouts of America Scouting notable. Campbell was born in Flint, Michigan. He graduated from Princeton Universit...

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John Tyler Caldwell (1911 - 1995)

John Tyler Caldwell (December 9, 1911 – October 13, 1995) was an American educator who presided over three universities, including North Carolina State University. Caldwell was born in Yaz...

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Prentice Cooper, Governor MP (1895 - 1969)

William Prentice Cooper, Jr. (September 28, 1895 – May 18, 1969) was an American politician who served as Governor of Tennessee from 1939 to 1945. He led the state's mobilization efforts for W...

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Hon. Joseph H. Lumpkin (1799 - 1867)

Wikipedia Summary "Joseph Henry Lumpkin (December 23, 1799–June 4, 1867) was the first chief justice of the Supreme Court of the U.S. state of Georgia..." "...Lumpkin died in Athens in 1867 ...

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Thomas Telfair, US Congress (1780 - 1818)

Thomas Telfair (March 2, 1780 – February 18, 1818) was a United States Representative from Georgia. Born in Savannah, Georgia, he graduated from Princeton College in 1805. He studied law, was ...

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Gov. John Rutherford (1792 - 1866)

John Rutherfoord (December 6, 1792, Richmond, Virginia - August 3, 1866) was a U.S. political figure. He served as Acting Governor of Virginia between 1841 and 1842. He was the brother-in-law of Edwa...

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John Mercer Patton, Gov. US Congress (1797 - 1858)

John Mercer Patton (August 10, 1797 – October 29, 1858) was a nineteenth century politician and lawyer from Virginia. Born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, Patton attended Princeton University and...

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William Bird van Lennep (1853 - 1919)

VAN LENNEP, WILLIAM BIRD, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was born in Constantinople, "Turkey, December 5, 1853, son of Rev. Henry John Van Lennep, D. D. (for thirty years a missionary to that country an...

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Peter Johnson Gulick (1797 - 1877)

Peter Johnson Gulick (March 12, 1796 – December 8, 1877) was a missionary to the Kingdom of Hawaii and Japan. He was patriarch of a family that also carried on the tradition of missionary work...

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Samuel Chenery Damon (1815 - 1885)

Samuel Chenery Damon (1815–1885) was a missionary to Hawaii, pastor of the Seamen's Bethel Church, chaplain of the Honolulu American Seamen's Friend Society and editor of the monthly newspaper...

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Reverend Samuel Kirkland (1741 - 1808)

Samuel Kirkland (December 1, 1741 – February 28, 1808) was a Presbyterian minister and missionary among the Oneida and Tuscarora peoples of present-day western New York State. Kirkland gra...

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Robert Selden Garnett (1789 - 1840)

) Robert Selden Garnett (April 26, 1789 – August 15, 1840) was a nineteenth century politician and lawyer from Virginia. He was the brother of James M. Garnett and the first cousin of Charles ...

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Charles Fenton Mercer MP (1778 - 1858)

Charles Fenton Mercer (June 16, 1778 – May 4, 1858) was a nineteenth century politician, U.S. Congressman, and lawyer from Loudoun County, Virginia. The youngest son of James Mercer and ...

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Benjamin Chew Howard (1791 - 1872)

Benjamin Chew Howard (November 5, 1791–March 6, 1872) was an American congressman and the fifth reporter of decisions of the United States Supreme Court, serving from 1843 to 1861. Howard ...

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Brig. General Matthias Ogden (1754 - 1791)

BRIGADIER-GENERAL MATTHIAS OGDEN. Matthias Ogden, took an early and a decided part in the late contest with Great Britain. He joined the army at Cambridge, and such was his zeal and resolution, that ...

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George B. Rodney (1803 - 1883)

George Brydges Rodney (April 2, 1803 – June 18, 1883) was an American lawyer and politician from New Castle, in New Castle County, Delaware. He was a member of the Whig Party, who served as Un...

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Rev. Jonathan Dickinson, 1st President of Princeton University (1688 - 1747)

) Jonathan Dickinson (April 22, 1688 – October 7, 1747) was a Congregational, later Presbyterian, minister, a leader in the Great Awakening of the 1730s and 1740s, and a co-founder and first p...

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Dr. John Van Cleve (1778 - 1826)

Of Princeton University Links ------------------------ Journal of the Medical Society of New Jersey, Volume 13,  By Medical Society of New Jersey. Page 486

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Dr. John Heysham Gibbon, Jr. MP (1903 - 1973)

John Heysham Gibbon Jr., AB, MD, (September 29, 1903 – February 5, 1973) a surgeon best known for inventing the heart-lung machine and performing the first open heart surgery (a repair of an a...

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Charles W. Yost (1907 - 1981)

Charles Woodruff Yost (November 6, 1907 – May 21, 1981) was a career U.S. diplomat who was assigned as his country's representative to the United Nations from 1969 to 1971. Biography Y...

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Donald Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense MP

Donald Henry Rumsfeld (born July 9, 1932) is an American politician and businessman. Rumsfeld served as the 13th Secretary of Defense from 1975 to 1977 under President Gerald Ford, and as the 21st Se...

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Charles Denby, Jr. (1861 - 1938)

. Charles Denby, Jr. (November 14, 1861 – February 15, 1938) was an American diplomat in China and later in Vienna, Austria, and was known as one of the top scholars of Chinese language and cu...

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Henry Fairfield Osborn (1857 - 1935)

Henry Fairfield Osborn, Sr. ForMemRS (August 8, 1857 – November 6, 1935) was an American geologist, paleontologist, and eugenicist. Early life and career Osborn was born in Fairfield, ...

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Henry Fairfield Osborn, Jr. (1887 - 1969)

. Henry Fairfield Osborn, Jr. (15 January 1887 — 16 September 1969), son of the American geologist Henry Fairfield Osborn and cousin of Frederick Osborn, was a conservationist. He was long tim...

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Dr. Galen Fisher Scudder (1891 - 1967)

In 1920, Dr. Galen Fisher Scudder, a graduate of Princeton University and the Cornell Medical School and the son of Dr. Lewis R. Scudder arrived in India and was made Medical Superintendent of the Rani...

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Rev. Dr. John Scudder, Sr. (1793 - 1855)

Rev. Dr. John Scudder, Sr. (September 3, 1793 - January 13, 1855), M.D., D.D., founded the first Western Medical Mission in Asia at Ceylon and later became the first American medical missionary in Indi...

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Curtis Bean Dall (1896 - 1991)

Princeton Class of 1920

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Elias E Boudinot (1791 - 1863)

Elias E. Boudinot was Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court and President of Princeton University. In 1821, he inherited his Uncle Elias' house in Burlington.

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Judge Thomson Francis Mason (1785 - 1838)

Thomson Francis Mason (1785 – 21 December 1838) was a prominent jurist, lawyer, councilman, judge, and the mayor of Alexandria, District of Columbia (now Virginia) between 1827 and 1830. E...

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Gotthilf Muhlenberg, Botanist (1753 - 1815)

Gotthilf Heinrich Ernst Muhlenberg (17 November 1753 – 23 May 1815) was an American clergyman and botanist. Biography The son of Heinrich Melchior Muhlenberg, he was born in Trappe, Pe...

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