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Brig. General John Hartwell Cocke (1780 - 1866)

John Hartwell Cocke was born in Surry County, Virginia in 1780. He attended the College of William and Mary from 1794-1799. After serving in the War of 1812, he returned to his home, Bremo, a plant...

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Arthur Everett Austin, Jr. (1900 - 1957)

. Arthur Everett "Chick" Austin, Jr. (December 18, 1900 – March 29, 1957) was the innovative and pacesetting director of the Wadsworth Atheneum from 1927 through 1944. Austin's visionary gift ...

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Luther Ely Smith ("father of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial") (1873 - 1951)

Luther Ely Smith (June 11, 1873 – April 2, 1951) was a St. Louis, Missouri lawyer and civic booster. He has been described by the National Park Service as the "father of the Jefferson National...

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Paul Simon MP

One of the most paradoxical figures in rock-and-roll history, Paul Simon exemplified many of the principles against which the music initially reacted. From his first big hit, “The Sounds of Sile...

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Peter Charles Archibald Ewart Jennings MP (1938 - 2005)

Peter Charles Archibald Ewart Jennings, CM (July 29, 1938 – August 7, 2005) was a Canadian American journalist and news anchor. He was the sole anchor of ABC's World News Tonight from 1983 unt...

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Charles Spurgeon Johnson (1893 - 1956)

Wikipedia Charles Spurgeon Johnson (July 24, 1893 – October 27, 1956) was an American sociologist and college administrator, the first black president of historically black Fisk University, an...

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Loretta Lynn MP

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Loretta Lynn (born Loretta Webb; April 14, 1932) is an American country music singer-songwriter, author and philanthropist. Born in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky to a ...

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William Coward, MP (1666 - 1716)

Family and Education bap. 16 Apr. 1666, 1st s. of William Coward I*, by 1st w. educ. Merchant Taylors’ 1676–81; Magdalen, Oxf. 1682; L. Inn 1682. unm. suc. fa. 1705.1 Offices Held Bio...

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Ralph F. Keeling (deceased)

Ralph F. Keeling is a professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. He is the Principal Investigator for the Atmospheric Oxygen Research Group at Scripps and is the director of the Scripps CO2 Pr...

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Edward James Gay, U.S. Congress (1816 - 1889)

) Edward J. Gay (February 3, 1816 – May 30, 1889) was a financier and member of United States Congress. He was born at Liberty, Bedford County, Virginia, in the United States. Gay is grandfath...

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Miss Peggy Lee MP (1920 - 2002)

Peggy Lee (1920 – 2002) was an American jazz and popular music singer, songwriter, composer, and actress in a career spanning six decades. From her beginning as a vocalist on local radio to sing...

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Walter Robinson Stauffer (1854 - 1932)

Link Link Walter is referenced on page 19 of the 1903 "Jambalaya" Link References to the Walter R. Stauffer Papers and Member: Board of Administrators, Tulane University, New Orleans, La.

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William Wollaston MP (1659 - 1724)

William Wollaston (/ˈwʊləstən/; 26 March 1659 – 29 October 1724) was school teacher, a Church of England priest, a scholar of Latin, Greek and Hebrew, a theologian, a...

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Philip Arthur Larkin (1922 - 1985)

Philip Arthur Larkin , CH, CBE, FRSL (9 August 1922 – 2 December 1985) was an English poet, novelist, and librarian. His first book of poetry, The North Ship, was published in 1945, followed by ...

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Omar Sharif MP (1932 - 2015)

Omar Sharif (Egyptian Arabic: عمر الشريـف, Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: [ˈʕomɑɾˤ e...

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Jack Black MP

Thomas Jacob "Jack" Black (born August 28, 1969)[1] is an American actor, producer, comedian, voice artist, writer, and musician. His acting career has been extensive, starring primarily in comedy fi...

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Alberto Gonzales, United States Attorney General MP

Alberto R. Gonzales (born August 4, 1955) was the 80th United States Attorney General, appointed in February 2005 by President George W. Bush, becoming the highest-ranking Hispanic-American in Executiv...

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Perry L. Jennings (USA) (1844 - 1913)

Glasco Sun, July 25, 1913, page 1:P.L. Jennings passed away at his home in this city Thursday evening of last week. His health began to fail last fall and the decline was rapid. Along towards the last ...

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Allen Wardner (1786 - 1877)

Allen Wardner (December 13, 1786 – August 29, 1877) was a Vermont banker, businessman and politician who served as State Treasurer. He was also the father-in-law of Attorney General, Secretary o...

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Samuel Bassett, Gent. MP (1693 - 1770)

Inventory of estate He was one of the wealthiest men on the island, and his estate was valued at £1, 265 7s. 10d. He was styled "gentleman" and held many public offices including deputy sherif...

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Heitor Villa-Lobos MP (1887 - 1959)

Heitor Villa-Lobos (March 5, 1887 – November 17, 1959) was a Brazilian composer, described as "the single most significant creative figure in 20th-century Brazilian art music". Villa-Lobos has b...

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Giacomo Girolamo Casanova MP (1725 - 1798)

Giacomo Girolamo Casanova Wikipedia Giacomo Girolamo Casanova de Seingalt (April 2, 1725 – June 4, 1798) Although best known for his prowess in seduction for more than two hundred years sinc...

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Thomas Fitzgerald, U.S. Senator (1796 - 1855)

Thomas Fitzgerald, a Senator from Michigan; born in Germantown, Herkimer County, N.Y., April 10, 1796; pursued an academic course; served and was severely wounded in the War of 1812 in the Fifth Regime...

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Brendon Boyd Urie MP

Urie was raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints but became inactive after he graduated. He grew up listening to many Christian Hardcore bands in the area and also learned CPR while l...

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Charles W. Dickey (1871 - 1942)

CHARLES WILLIAM DICKEY BESTOWED UPON HAWAII A REMARKABLY RICH ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE. As the long list of his designs would attest, he is noteworthy by any criteria: variety, quantity, quality. His leg...

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Gov. Ansel Briggs (1806 - 1881)

Ansel Briggs (February 3, 1806 in Shoreham, Vermont – May 5, 1881 in Omaha, Nebraska) was the first Governor of Iowa, from 1846 to 1850. Briggs was a business entrepreneur, sheriff and a membe...

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Olof Palme MP (1927 - 1986)

Statsminister 1969-1976, 1982-1986, s. 30.1. 1927, k. 28.2. 1986 Stocholm. P. föddes i en högborgerlig och konservativ miljö i Stockholm; fadern dog när P. endast var fe...

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Arthur Chase (1835 - 1888)

Arthur Chase (October 21, 1835 – November 30, 1888) was the co-founder of Theta Chi Fraternity. He was born in Bellows Falls, Vermont and entered Norwich University in 1852 where he roomed w...

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Caroline Lee Bouvier MP

Caroline Lee Bouvier Canfield Radziwill Ross (née Bouvier, born March 3, 1933 in Southampton, New York), best known as Lee Radziwill, is an American socialite, public relations executive, and fo...

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Meredith Willson "The Music Man" MP (1902 - 1984)

Find a Grave Wikipedia Meredith Willson Robert Meredith Willson (May 18, 1902 – June 15, 1984) was an American composer, songwriter, conductor and playwright, best known for writing the book...

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Morris Albert Adelman MP (1917 - 2014)

Photo Morris A. Adelman in 1974. Credit Associated Press Advertisement Continue reading the main storyContinue reading the main storyShare This Page Email Share Tweet Save More Continue reading t...

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Joseph Alexander Henry MP (1797 - 1878)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Joseph Henry (December 17, 1797 – May 13, 1878) was an American scientist who served as the first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, as well as a fo...

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Alfred Mosher Butts (1899 - 1993)

Alfred Mosher Butts (April 13, 1899 – April 4, 1993) was an American architect, famous for inventing the board game Scrabble in 1938. Scrabble

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John Jay Iselin (1933 - 2008)

John Jay Iselin (December 8, 1933 in Greenville, South Carolina - May 6, 2008 New York City), great-great-great-great-grandson of John Jay, was president of the Marconi fellowship foundation at Colum...

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Malcolm Forbes (1919 - 1990)

Malcolm Stevenson Forbes (August 19, 1919 – February 24, 1990) was an American entrepreneur most prominently known as the publisher of Forbes magazine, founded by his father B. C. Forbes. He w...

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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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Charlie Dean (b. - 1974)

Charles "Charlie" Dean (died 1974) was the brother of Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean; Democracy for America Chairman Jim Dean; and political activist Bill Dean. In 1974, Charlie, ...

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Nicholas Brown (c.1933 - d.)

When Nicholas Brown was appointed in 1983 to take the helm of the National Aquarium in Baltimore, more than a few aquarium industry veterans were puzzled by the selection. A scion of the wealthy Brow...

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J. Carter Brown (1934 - 2002)

John Carter Brown III (October 8, 1934 – June 17, 2002), director of the U.S. National Gallery of Art from 1969 to 1992 and a leading figure in American intellectual life. Under Brown's direct...

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John Hoff (1776 - 1818)

Clockmaker and maker of Surveying Compasses. In 1803 he advertised that he also "stocked an assortment of ironmongery, cutlery, and saddlery." He was commissioned Justice of the Peace for Lancaster Cou...

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Laughlin Phillips (1924 - 2010)

Laughlin Phillips (October 20, 1924 – January 24, 2010), also known as Loc Phillips, was an American museum director from Washington, D.C. The son of wealthy art collectors, he managed The Phi...

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Duncan Phillips (1886 - 1966)

) Duncan Phillips (1886–1966) was a Washington, DC, based art collector and critic who played a seminal role in introducing America to modern art. The grandson of James H. Laughlin, a banker a...

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Timothy Perry Shriver MP

Chevy Chase, Montgomery, Maryland, United States

Timothy Perry Shriver (born August 29, 1959) is Chairman and CEO of Special Olympics. Early life and education Timothy Shriver was born to Sargent Shriver, a former United States Ambassador t...

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Albert Cole Hopkins (1837 - 1911)

US Congressman. He was elected as a Republican to represent Pennsylvania's 16th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1891 to 1895.

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Charles Deering (1852 - 1927)

CHARLES DEERING [Deering Estate at Cutler: The Deering Family] Charles Deering (1852–1927) was an American businessman, art collector, and philanthropist. He was an executive of the agricult...

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Caleb Lyon, 2nd Governor of Idaho Territory MP (1822 - 1875)

Caleb Lyon (December 7, 1822 Greig, New York – September 8, 1875 Staten Island, New York) was Governor of Idaho Territory from 1864 to 1865 during the last half of the American Civil War. ...

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Finola McDonnell, Queen of Tyrconnell MP (c.1570 - 1608)

Iníon Dubh (said, Nee-an doo) is one of the most remembered and beloved heroines in Irish history. Iníon Dubh was her pet name which means 'black haired daughter.' She was Fionnuala N�...

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Mary Elizabeth Wood (1861 - 1931)

Mary Elizabeth Wood (August 22, 1861 – May 1, 1931) was an American librarian and missionary, best known for her work in promoting Western librarianship practices and programs in China. She is...

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Robert Kardashian MP (1944 - 2003)

Robert George Kardashian was an American lawyer best known as one of the lawyers for, and friend of, O. J. Simpson. He is the father of reality stars Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, and Robert Kardashian, Jr.,...

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Rodman Wanamaker (1863 - 1928)

Princeton University Class of 1886.

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Donald E. Graves ("Mr X") (1929 - 2008)

Donald Edward Graves (Mr. X) (April 10, 1929 – July 2, 2008) was a State Department analyst who specialized in studying the government of the USSR. As a Kremlinologist, Donald Graves tracked...

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Spencer F. Baird, Curator, Smithsonian Inst. (1823 - 1887)

Spencer Fullerton Baird (/ˈbɛrd/; February 3, 1823 – August 19, 1887) was an American naturalist, ornithologist, ichthyologist, herpetologist, and museum curator. Baird was the f...

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Frederick D. Sulcer (1926 - 2004)

Frederick Durham Sulcer (1926–2004), known as Sandy Sulcer, was an American advertising agency copywriter and executive notable for creating the 1960s Put a Tiger in Your Tank advertising them...

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Carolyn Sue Jones MP (1930 - 1983)

From Wikipedia (English) : Carolyn Sue Jones (April 28, 1930 – August 3, 1983) was an American actress. Jones began her film career in the early 1950s, and by the end of the decade had achie...

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Edward Thorndike (1874 - 1949)

Edward Lee "Ted" Thorndike (August 31, 1874 – August 9, 1949) was an American psychologist who spent nearly his entire career at Teachers College, Columbia University. His work on Comparative ...

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Rose Halprin MP (1896 - 1978)

ROSELURIAHALPRIN 1896 – 1978 by Eric L. Goldstein Rose Luria Halprin was one of the foremost American Zionist leaders of the twentieth century, serving twice as the national president of Had...

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Kenneth Bacon (1944 - 2009)

Kenneth Hogate Bacon (November 21, 1944 – August 15, 2009) was an American journalist who served as a spokesman for the Department of Defense during the Presidency of Bill Clinton, and later a...

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Gordon Park Baker (1938 - 2002)

Gordon Park Baker (born at Englewood, New Jersey, 20 April 1938; died at Woodstock, Oxfordshire, 25 June 2002) was an American-English philosopher. His topics of interest included Ludwig Wittgenste...

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Hodding Carter III MP

William Hodding Carter, III (born April 7, 1935), is an American journalist and politician best known for his role as Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs in the Jimmy Carter administratio...

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Thomas Pearsall Field Hoving (1931 - 2009)

A man of boundless energy and determination, Thomas Hoving the visionary director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Hoving’s tenure lasted from 1967 to 1977, and during those ten years, the mus...

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William Ripley Brown (1840 - 1916)

William Ripley Brown (July 16, 1840 – March 3, 1916) was a U.S. Representative from Kansas. Born in Buffalo, New York, Brown studied at Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire. He w...

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Bruce H. Billings (1915 - 1992)

Bruce Hadley Billings (July 6, 1915 – October 21, 1992) was an American physicist. He was president of the Optical Society of America in 1971. and the Polaroid Corporation's chief physicist be...

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Paul Sweezy (1910 - 2004)

Paul Marlor Sweezy (April 10, 1910 – February 27, 2004) was a Marxian economist, political activist, publisher, and founding editor of the long-running magazine Monthly Review. He is best reme...

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Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith MP (1904 - 1985)

Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith (July 19, 1904 – December 24, 1985) was the great-grandson of Abraham Lincoln. In 1975, he became the last undisputed descendant of Lincoln when his sister, "Peggy...

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William Kissam Vanderbilt MP (1849 - 1920)

William Kissam Vanderbilt I (December 12, 1849 – July 22, 1920[1]) was a member of the prominent American Vanderbilt family. He managed railroads and was a horse breeder. William Kissam Vand...

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James Deering (1859 - 1925)

James Deering (November 12, 1859 – September 21, 1925) was an industrial executive in the family Deering Harvester Company and subsequent International Harvester, a socialite, and an antiquiti...

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Marvin Gaye MP (1939 - 1984)

Marvin Gaye was an American soul singer-songwriter-producer who, to a large extent, ushered in the era of artist-controlled popular music of the 1970s. Gaye's father was a storefront preacher; his moth...

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Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856 - 1915)

Frederick Winslow Taylor (March 20, 1856 – March 21, 1915) was an American mechanical engineer who sought to improve industrial efficiency. He was one of the first management consultants. Tayl...

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Richard H. Sylvester (1860 - 1930)

Richard H. Sylvester (1860 – December 11, 1930) was the Chief of Police for Washington, District of Columbia, USA for 17 years from July in 1898 to April in 1915. He is one of the people credi...

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Edmund Burke Whitman, Superintendent of National Cemeteries (1812 - 1883)

Edmund Burke Whitman (October 18, 1812 – September 2, 1883) was a quartermaster during the American Civil War. After the war he was Superintendent of National Cemeteries where he developed the...

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John Langdon Sibley (1804 - 1885)

John Langdon Sibley (29 December 1804 – 9 December 1885) was the librarian of Harvard University from 1856 to 1877. Sibley was the son of Dr. Jonathan Sibley and his wife, née Persi...

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Benjamin Ogle Tayloe (1796 - 1868)

Benjamin Ogle Tayloe (May 21, 1796 — February 25, 1868) was an American businessman, bon vivant, diplomat, and influential political activist in Washington, D.C. during the first half of the 1...

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Welcome Arnold, Patriot (1745 - 1798)

From findagrave.com: Birth: Mar 24 1745 Death: Sep 29 1798 Patriot: 1 of "Sons of Liberty" involved in notorius Gaspee Affair Son of Jonathan Arnold [1709-1796] & Abigail Smith [1714-1801] ...

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William Ladd (1778 - 1841)

William Ladd (May 10, 1778 – April 9, 1841) was one of the earliest American anti-war activists, and the first president of the American Peace Society. Ladd was born in Exeter, New Hampshire...

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Gilbert Melville Grosvenor MP

Gilbert Mellville GROSVENOR became President of the National Geographic Society in 1967. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gilbert Melville Gro...

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Elizabeth Hughes Gossett (1907 - 1981)

Elizabeth Hughes Gossett (August 19, 1907 - April 21, 1981) the daughter of U.S. politician Charles Evans Hughes, was one of the first patients treated with insulin. She received over 42,000 insulin ...

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Robert Carlyle Byrd MP (1917 - 2010)

He was a United States Senator from West Virginia. A member of the Democratic Party, Byrd served as a Senator from 1959 to 2010 and was the longest-serving senator and the longest-serving member in the...

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Robert Mueller, Director of the FBI MP

Robert Swan Mueller III (born August 7, 1944) served as the sixth Director of the American Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Early life and education Mueller was born on August 7, 1944, in N...

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Horace Howard Furness (1833 - 1912)

Horace Howard Furness (November 2, 1833 – August 13, 1912) was the most important American Shakespearean scholar of the 19th century.

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Annie Duke MP

Annie Duke (born Anne LaBarr Lederer) is an American professional poker player and author. She holds a World Series of Poker (WSOP) gold bracelet from 2004 and is the leading money winner among women i...

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Strobe Talbott, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State MP

Nelson Strobridge "Strobe" Talbott III (born April 25, 1946) is an American foreign policy analyst associated with Yale University and the Brookings Institution, a former journalist associated with T...

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Cybill Shepherd MP

Los Angeles, CA, USA

She was a former beauty queen who rose to fame in the early 1970s, after a star-making turn in director Peter Bogdanovich’s Oscar-winning “The Last Picture Show. Her best known roles are ...

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Leo Frank MP (1884 - 1915)

Leo Max Frank (April 17, 1884 – August 17, 1915) was a Jewish-American factory superintendent whose murder conviction and extrajudicial hanging in 1915 by a lynch mob planned and led by promin...

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David Ricardo MP (1772 - 1823)

David Ricardo (18 April 1772 – 11 September 1823) was a British political economist. He was one of the most influential of the classical economists, along with Thomas Malthus, Adam Smith, and ...

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Joseph Wolpe MP (1915 - 1997)

Joseph Wolpe (20 April 1915 in Johannesburg, South Africa – 4 December 1997 in Los Angeles) was a South African psychiatrist, one of the most influential figures in Behavior Therapy. Wolpe g...

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Saul Solomon MP (1817 - 1892)

Born on the Island of St Helena, 25 May 1817 and died in Kilcreggan, Scotland, 16 October 1892, printer, newspaper proprietor and Cape parliamentary leader, Saul was the second son of Joseph Solomon, a...

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Eppie Lederer, a.k.a. "Ann Landers" MP (1918 - 2002)

Advice columnist "Ann Landers" -

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Abigail Van Buren, a.k.a. "Dear Abby" MP (1918 - 2013)

Advice columnist "Dear Abby":

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Saul Kagan MP (1922 - 2013)

Saul Kagan, Who Won Holocaust Restitution, Is Dead at 91 Saul Kagan, right, in 1958, with Nahum Goldmann, the first president of a Jewish group created to seek reparations for victims of the Nazi...

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Noreena Hertz MP

London, England

Noreena Hertz (born 24 September 1967) is an English author, economist and broadcaster[1][2][3] and currently Professor at the Centre for the Study of Decision-Making Uncertainty at University Colleg...

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Lenny Bruce MP (1925 - 1966)

Leonard Alfred Schneider (October 13, 1925 – August 3, 1966), better known by his stage name Lenny Bruce, was an American stand-up comedian, social critic and satirist. He was renowned for h...

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Sandy Berger MP

Samuel Richard "Sandy" Berger (born October 28, 1945) was United States National Security Advisor, under President Bill Clinton from 1997 to 2001. In his position, he helped to formulate the foreign ...

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Lewis Edward Yablonsky MP (1924 - 2014)

Dr Lewis Edward Yablonsky was born in Santa Monica, California on Jan 29, 1924 and was 89 when he died of natural causes on January 29 2013, in Santa Monica. Yablonsky was an authority on youth gangs...

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Samuel Adler MP (1809 - 1891)

) Samuel Adler (b. Worms, Germany, December 3, 1809; d. New York City, June 9, 1891) was a leading German-American Reform rabbi, Talmudist, and author. He was also the father of Felix Adler, the well...

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Robert Ettinger ("the father of cryonics") MP (1918 - 2011)

Robert Chester Wilson Ettinger (December 4, 1918[1] – July 23, 2011) was an American academic, known as "the father of cryonics" because of the impact of his 1962 book The Prospect of Immortal...

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Solomon Shneor Zalman Schechter MP (1847 - 1915)

Solomon Schechter (Hebrew: שניאור זלמן שכטר; 7 December 1847 – 19 November 1915) was a Moldavi...

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Isaac Leeser MP (1806 - 1868)

Isaac Leeser (December 12, 1806 – February 1, 1868) was an American, Ashkenazi Jewish lay minister of religion, author, translator, editor, and publisher; pioneer of the Jewish pulpit in t...

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Peter Richard Orszag MP

Peter Richard Orszag (/ˈɔrzæɡ/; born December 16, 1968) is an American economist who is a Vice Chairman of Corporate and Investment Banking, Chairman of the Public Sector ...

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Erwin Friedrich Max Piscator MP (1893 - 1966)

Erwin Friedrich Maximilian Piscator (17 December 1893 – 30 March 1966) was a German theatre director and producer and, along with Bertolt Brecht, the foremost exponent of epic theatre, a form ...

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