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John Kenneth Galbraith (1908 - 2006)

John Kenneth "Ken" Galbraith (properly /ɡælˈbreɪθ/ gal-brayth, but commonly /ˈɡælbreɪθ/ gal-brayth; October 15, 1908 – Apr...

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Briton Hadden (co-founder of Time magazine) (1898 - 1929)

Briton Hadden (February 18, 1898 – February 27, 1929) was the co-founder of Time magazine with his Yale classmate Henry Luce. He was Time's first editor and the inventor of its revolutionary...

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Annie Montague Alexander (1867 - 1950)

Founded two museums. Annie Montague Alexander (1867–1950) was an American philanthropist and paleontological collector. She established the University of California Museum of Paleontolog...

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Dame Edith Sitwell, DBE (b. - 1964)

Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell DBE (7 September 1887 – 9 December 1964) was a British poet and critic. Background Edith Sitwell was born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, the oldest child and on...

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Agnes Baldwin Alexander (1875 - 1971)

Agnes Baldwin Alexander (1875–1971) was an American author and leader of the Bahá'í Faith. Life Agnes Baldwin Alexander was born July 21, 1875 in Honolulu when it was the Kin...

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Helen Magill White (1853 - 1944)

Helen Magill White (b. November 28, 1853, Providence, Rhode Island — d. October 28, 1944, Kittery Point, Maine) was the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in the United States. Raised in a Quaker f...

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Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Senator MP

Sheldon Whitehouse (born October 20, 1955) is the junior U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, serving since 2007. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He previously served as United States Attorney (19...

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Henry S. Graves, 2nd Chief of the U.S. Forest Service (1871 - 1951)

Henry ("Harry") Solon Graves (May 3, 1871 – March 7, 1951) was a forest administrator in the United States. He founded the Yale School of Forestry (now the Yale School of Forestry and Environm...

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Sophia Gallaudet (1798 - 1877)

Sophia Fowler Gallaudet (March 20, 1798– May 13, 1877), was the wife of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet. As the founding matron of the school that became Gallaudet University, she played an important...

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Reverend Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, LL.D (1787 - 1851)

Reverend Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, LL.D., (December 10, 1787 – September 10, 1851) was a renowned American pioneer in the education of the Deaf. Along with Laurent Clerc and Mason Cogswell, he...

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Edward Miner Gallaudet (1837 - 1917)

Edward Miner Gallaudet (February 5, 1837– September 26, 1917), son of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Sophia Fowler Gallaudet, was a famous early educator of the deaf in Washington, DC. As a yout...

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Stuart Symington, U.S. Senator, 1st Secretary of the Air Force MP (1901 - 1988)

William Stuart Symington (pronounced /ˈsaɪmɪŋtən/; June 26, 1901 – December 14, 1988) was a businessman and political figure from Missouri. He served as the ...

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Abbott Lawrence Lowell (1856 - 1943)

Lowell graduated from Noble and Greenough School in 1873 and went on to attend Harvard College. He graduated in 1877 with highest honors in mathematics, and from Harvard Law School in 1880. He practice...

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Robert Alphonso Taft, U.S. Senator MP (1889 - 1953)

Senator Robert A. Taft Funeral Without Formal Classification 31 July-4 August 1953 Robert A. Taft, son of former President William Howard Taft and renowned Republican senator from Ohio, died of c...

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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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John Chafee, Governor, U.S. Senator and Secretary of the Navy (1922 - 1999)

John Lester Hubbard Chafee ( /ˈtʃeɪfiː/ chay-fee; October 22, 1922 – October 24, 1999) was an American politician. He served as an officer in the United States Mari...

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Peter Sellers MP (1925 - 1980)

Official Peter Sellers Site Peter Sellers - Comic Genius Peter Seller Appreciation Society Peter Sellers - Wikipedia Bio (PETER SELLERS) Richard Henry Sellers, OBE (8 September 1925 – ...

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Dorothy Day ("Servant of God") MP (1897 - 1980)

Dorothy Day (November 8, 1897 – November 29, 1980) was an American journalist, social activist and devout Catholic convert; she advocated the Catholic economic theory of Distributism. She was ...

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Fred Thompson, U.S. Senator MP

Fred Dalton Thompson (born Freddie Dalton Thompson; August 19, 1942), is an American politician, actor, attorney, lobbyist, columnist, and radio host. He served as a Republican U.S. Senator from Tenn...

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Reverend Theodore Parker (1810 - 1860)

Theodore Parker (Lexington, Massachusetts, August 24, 1810 – Florence, Italy, May 10, 1860) was an American Transcendentalist and reforming minister of the Unitarian church. A reformer and abo...

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Neil Diamond MP

Website Neil Diamond Discography Neil Leslie Diamond (born January 24, 1941) i s the third most successful Adult Contemporary vocal artist ever , ranking behind only Barbra Streisand and Elton Jo...

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Jimmy Lee Swaggart MP

Jimmy Lee Swaggart (born March 15, 1935) is a Pentecostal American pastor, teacher, musician, television host, and televangelist. He has preached to crowds around the world through his weekly telecas...

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Sir Hugh Carleton Greene KCMG, OBE MP (1910 - 1987)

Sir Hugh Carleton Greene KCMG, OBE (15 November 1910 – 19 February 1987) was a British journalist and television executive. He was the Director-General of the BBC from 1960―1969, and is...

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Rupert Blue, 4th Surgeon General of the United States (1868 - 1948)

Rupert Blue (30 May 1868 – 12 April 1948) was an American physician and soldier. He served as the fourth Surgeon General of the United States from 1912 to 1920. Following the 1906 San Fran...

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Carrie Amelia Nation MP (1846 - 1911)

Carrie Amelia (Moore) Nation November 25, 1846- June 9, 1911. Born in Garrard, Kentucky, USA; died in Leavenworth, Kansas, USA. Parents: George Moore c.1845-1883 and Mary James Campbell 1825-1893 H...

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Rex E. Lee, U.S. Solicitor General MP (1935 - 1996)

Rex E. Lee (February 27, 1935—March 11, 1996) from St. Johns, Arizona was a respected Constitutional lawyer, a law clerk for former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron White, and the United States ...

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Mark Udall, U.S. Senator MP

Mark Emery Udall (born July 18, 1950) is the senior United States Senator from Colorado and a member of the Democratic Party. From 1999 to 2009, Udall served in the United States House of Representat...

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Morris "Mo" Udall (1922 - 1998)

Morris King "Mo" Udall (June 15, 1922 – December 12, 1998) was an American politician who served as a U.S. Representative from Arizona from May 2, 1961 to May 4, 1991. A former professional ba...

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Mitt Romney, 70th Governor of Massachusetts MP

W. Mitt Romney is the former Governor of Massachusetts. His influential father was thrice elected Governor of Michigan. The Romneys are Mormon, and he went on to Brigham Young University before matricu...

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Bob Hope MP (1903 - 2003)

A superstar of radio, film and television during the 1940s and 1950s, Bob Hope was also noted for his work with the US Armed Forces and his numerous USO shows entertaining American military personnel. ...

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Millicent Veronica Willson MP (1882 - 1974)

Millicent Hearst (née Willson) was the wife of media tycoon William Randolph Hearst. Willson was a vaudeville performer in New York City whom Hearst admired, and they married in 1903. The coup...

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François-Xavier-Joseph Droz MP (1773 - 1850)

François-Xavier-Joseph Droz was a French writer on ethics, political science and political economy. Joseph Droz had had only one ambition: to build a universal system of moral philosophy, appl...

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Luther Martin (1748 - 1826)

Luther Martin (February 9, 1748 – July 8, 1826) was a politician and one of United States' Founding Fathers, who refused to sign the Constitution because he felt it violated states' rights. He...

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William Dwight Whitney (1827 - 1894)

William Dwight Whitney (1827-1894) was an American linguist, philologist, and lexicographer who edited The Century Dictionary. Born in Northampton, Massachusetts, February 9, 1827. He entered William...

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Josiah "Mount Whitney" Whitney (1819 - 1896)

Josiah Dwight Whitney (1819–1896) was an American geologist, professor of geology at Harvard University (from 1865), and chief of the California Geological Survey (1860–1874). Mount Whi...

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John Brooks Leavitt (1849 - 1930)

John Brooks Leavitt (1849–1930) was a New York City attorney, author and reformer. As member of the "Good Government" movement, Leavitt crusaded against Tammany Hall municipal corruption, dema...

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Rev. Dr. John McDowell Leavitt (1824 - 1909)

Rev. Dr. John McDowell Leavitt, D.D., LL.D. (1824–1909) was an early Ohio lawyer, Episcopal clergyman, poet, novelist, editor and professor. Leavitt served as the second President of Lehigh Un...

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Richard Morris Hunt (1827 - 1895)

Richard Morris Hunt (October 31, 1827 – July 31, 1895) was an American architect of the nineteenth century and a preeminent figure in the history of American architecture. Hunt was, according ...

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Theodore Dwight Woolsey (1801 - 1889)

Theodore Dwight Woolsey (1801–1889) was an American academic, author and president of Yale College from 1846 through 1871.

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Samuel Williston (1861 - 1963)

Samuel Williston (September 24, 1861 – February 18, 1963) was an American lawyer and law professor. Early in Williston's career, from 1888 to 1889 he worked as the private secretary to U.S. ...

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Professor William S. Clark, Colonel (USA) (1826 - 1886)

William Smith Clark 1826-1886 Birth: July 31, 1826 in Massachusetts, United States Death: March 9, 1886 Occupation: College President, Scientist, Soldier Source: Dictionary of American Biog...

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Amos Richards Eno Pinchot MP (1873 - 1944)

Amos Richards Eno Pinchot (December 6, 1873 – February 18, 1944) was an American reformist. He never held public office but managed to exert considerable influence in reformist circles and did...

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Gifford Pinchot, Governor, 1st Chief of the U.S. Forest Service MP (1865 - 1946)

Gifford Pinchot (August 11, 1865 – October 4, 1946) was the first Chief of the United States Forest Service (1905–1910) and the 28th Governor of Pennsylvania (1923–1927, 1931...

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Harry Kendall Thaw MP (1871 - 1947)

Harry Kendall Thaw (February 12, 1871 - February 22, 1947) was the son of coal and railroad baron William Thaw. He is best known for murdering the architect Stanford White at Madison Square Garden in...

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Anthony Blunt (KGB spy) MP (1907 - 1983)

Anthony Frederick Blunt (26 September 1907 – 26 March 1983), was a British art historian exposed as a Soviet spy. Blunt was Professor of the History of Art at the University of London, direc...

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St John Philby (1885 - 1960)

Harry St John Bridger Philby CIE (born 3 April 1885, Badulla, British Ceylon - 30 September 1960, Beirut, Lebanon), also known as Jack Philby or Sheikh Abdullah (الشي...

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Kim Philby (KGB spy) MP (1912 - 1988)

Harold Adrian Russell "Kim" Philby (1 January 1912 – 11 May 1988) was a high-ranking member of British intelligence who worked as a spy for and later defected to the Soviet Union. A communist,...

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Donald Maclean (KGB spy) MP (1913 - 1983)

) Donald Duart Maclean (pronounced /məˈkleɪn/; 25 May 1913 Marylebone, London – 6 March 1983 Moscow) was a British diplomat and member of the Cambridge Five who were membe...

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Francis Gary Powers (CIA spy) (1929 - 1977)

Francis Gary Powers (August 17, 1929 – August 1, 1977) was an American pilot whose Central Intelligence Agency U-2 spy plane was shot down while flying a reconnaissance mission over Soviet Uni...

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Condé Montrose Nast MP (1873 - 1942)

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Sir Henry Rawlinson, 1st Baronet (1810 - 1895)

Maj.-Gen. Sir Henry Creswicke Rawlinson, 1st Baronet CB (5 April 1810 – 5 March 1895) was a British politician and Orientalist, sometimes described as the Father of Assyriology. Early life ...

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Julian Sorell Huxley (1887 - 1975)

Julian Huxley Julian Huxley as Fellow of New College, Oxford 1922 Born 22 June 1887 (1887-06-22) London Died 14 February 1975 (1975-02-15) (aged 87) Residence London Nationality British Fields ...

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Thomas Henry Huxley ("Darwin's Bulldog") MP (1825 - 1895)

Thomas Henry Huxley PC FRS (4 May 1825 – 29 June 1895) was an English biologist, known as "Darwin's Bulldog" for his advocacy of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Huxley's famous 1860 deba...

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William Wilberforce MP (1759 - 1833)

William Wilberforce (24 August 1759 – 29 July 1833) was a British politician, a philanthropist and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. A native of Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshir...

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Samuel "Soapy Sam" Wilberforce, Bishop of Winchester (1805 - 1873)

Samuel Wilberforce (7 September 1805 – 19 July 1873) was an English bishop in the Church of England, third son of William Wilberforce. Known as "Soapy Sam", Wilberforce was one of the greatest...

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Richard Croker, Sr. (leader of New York City's Tammany Hall) (1843 - 1922)

Richard Croker, Sr. (November 24, 1843 – April 29, 1922) was an American politician, a leader of New York City's Tammany Hall. Biography He was born at Blackrock, Ireland on November 24, 1...

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Charles Becker ( New York City police officer executed for murder) (1870 - 1915)

Charles Becker (July 26, 1870 – July 30, 1915) was a New York City police officer in the 1890s-1910s and who was tried, convicted and executed for ordering the murder of a Manhattan gambler, H...

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Rhinelander Waldo, New York City Fire and Police Commissioner. (1877 - 1927)

Rhinelander Waldo (May 24, 1877 – August 13, 1927) was appointed the 7th New York City Fire Commissioner by Mayor William Jay Gaynor on January 13, 1910. He resigned on May 23, 1911, less than...

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Titanic Thompson (1892 - 1974)

Alvin Clarence Thomas (1892–1974) was an American gambler, golfer and hustler better known as Titanic Thompson. He traveled the country wagering at cards, dice games, golf, horseshoes and "pro...

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Henry Cabot Lodge (1850 - 1924)

Henry Cabot Lodge (May 12, 1850 – November 9, 1924) was an American statesman, a Republican politician, and a noted historian from Massachusetts. While the title was not official, he is consid...

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Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., U.S. Senator, U.S.Ambassador to the United Nations, South Vietnam, West Germany, and the Holy See (1902 - 1985)

. Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. (July 5, 1902 – February 27, 1985) was a Republican United States Senator from Massachusetts and a U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, South Vietnam, West Germany, ...

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Bancroft Davis (1822 - 1907)

John Chandler Bancroft Davis (December 22, 1822 – December 27, 1907), commonly known as Bancroft Davis, was an American lawyer, judge, diplomat, and president of Newburgh and New York Railway ...

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Clarence Hungerford Mackay (1874 - 1938)

Clarence Hungerford Mackay (April 17, 1874 – November 12, 1938) was an American financier, believed to inherit most of a $500 million estate in 1902. In 1926, his daughter Ellin married Irving...

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Samuel J. Tilden (1814 - 1886)

Samuel Jones Tilden (February 9, 1814 – August 4, 1886) was the Democratic candidate for the U.S. presidency in the disputed election of 1876, one of the most controversial American elections ...

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Sterling Clark (1877 - 1956)

Robert Sterling Clark (June 25, 1877 - December 29, 1956), heir to the Singer Sewing Machine fortune, was an American art collector, horse breeder, and philanthropist. Biography Known by his midd...

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Serge Voronoff (1866 - 1951)

Serge Abrahamovitch Voronoff (Russian: Сергей Абрамович ВороC...

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Lillian Bostwick Phipps (1906 - 1987)

Lillian Stokes Bostwick Phipps (July 9, 1906 – November 27, 1987) was an American socialite and owner of Thoroughbred steeplechase racehorses. Biography Born in New York, the daughter of M...

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Beatrice Forbes, Countess of Granard (1883 - 1972)

Beatrice Mills, OBE (1883 – 30 January 1972) was an American-born heiress. The daughter of the very wealthy Ogden Mills, she was a twin to Gladys, and brother to Ogden. In 1909, she married Be...

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William Andrews Clark, Sr. (1839 - 1925)

William Andrews Clark, Sr. was a U.S. senator from Montana and Gilded Age copper magnate from Montana, who was reputed to be one of the two richest industrialists in the United States, rivaled only by ...

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Peter Force (1790 - 1868)

Peter Force (November 26, 1790 – January 23, 1868) was a 19th-century politician, newspaper editor, archivist, and historian. Force's lifelong desire to establish an American national library ...

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James Reavis ("Baron of Arizona") [American forger and fraudster] (1843 - 1914)

James Addison Reavis (May 10, 1843 – November 27, 1914), later using the name James Addison Peralta-Reavis, the so-called Baron of Arizona, was an American forger and fraudster. During the Civ...

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Colonel Robert G. Ingersoll (USA) ("The Great Agnostic") (1833 - 1899)

Robert Green "Bob" Ingersoll (August 11, 1833 – July 21, 1899) was a Civil War veteran, American political leader, and orator during the Golden Age of Freethought, noted for his broad range of...

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James Bryant Conant (1893 - 1978)

James Bryant Conant (March 26, 1893 – February 11, 1978) was a chemist, educational administrator, and government official. As the President of Harvard University he reformed it as a research ...

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Michael Llewelyn Davies (1900 - 1921)

Michael Llewelyn Davies (16 June 1900 – 19 May 1921) was – along with his four brothers – the inspiration for J. M. Barrie's characters Peter Pan, the Darling brothers, and the L...

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Arthur Llewelyn Davies (1863 - 1907)

Arthur Llewelyn Davies (20 February 1863–19 April 1907) was a respected barrister, but is best known as the father of the boys who served as the inspiration for Peter Pan and the other childre...

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Sylvia Llewelyn Davies (1866 - 1910)

Sylvia Jocelyn Llewelyn Davies (25 November 1866 – 27 August 1910), née Sylvia du Maurier, was the mother of the boys who served as the inspiration for Peter Pan and the other children ...

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Lavinia Warren, Little Queen of Beauty (1841 - 1919)

Lavinia Warren (1841 – November 25, 1919) was an American proportionate dwarf and the wife of General Tom Thumb. Early life Warren was born at Middleborough, Massachusetts as Mercy Lavinia...

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Captain Charles Fryatt (SS Brussels) (1872 - 1916)

Charles Algernon Fryatt (2 December 1872 – 27 July 1916) was a British mariner who attempted to ram a German U-boat in 1915. His ship, the SS Brussels was captured by the Germans in 1916. When...

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Abbie Hoffman MP (1936 - 1989)

Dedicated to Abbie: Abbot Howard "Abbie" Hoffman (November 30, 1936 – April 12, 1989) was a political and social activist who co-founded the Youth International Party ("Yippies"). Hoffman wa...

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William Reynolds Ricketts (1869 - 1956)

William Reynolds Ricketts (July 29, 1869 – October 14, 1956), of Forty Fort, Pennsylvania, was a philatelist who created the largest index of philatelic literature available during his lifetim...

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William Henry "Willie" Letterman (1832 - 1881)

William Henry "Willie" Letterman was born in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. (August 12, 1832 - May 23, 1881) He was the co-founder of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity in 1852 at Jefferson College in Canonsbur...

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H. Stuart Hughes (1916 - 1999)

Henry Stuart Hughes (May 16, 1916 New York City – October 21, 1999 La Jolla, California) was an American historian, professor, and activist; he also advocated the application of psychoanalysis...

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Charles Evans Hughes, Jr., U.S. Solicitor General (1889 - 1950)

. Charles Evans Hughes, Jr. (November 30, 1889 – January 21, 1950) was the United States Solicitor General in 1929-1930. As a young man, Hughes was an honor graduate of Brown University wher...

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Wheeler Hazard Peckham (1833 - 1905)

Wheeler Hazard Peckham (January 1, 1833–September 27, 1905) was an American lawyer from New York and a failed nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States. His father, Rufus Wheeler Peckh...

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Ann Clifford MP (1663 - c.1733)

Ann Smith was the accuser of Eunice Cole (c. 1590, England - October 1680, Hampton, New Hampshire, USA), better known as "Goody Cole", the only woman convicted of witchcraft in New Hampshire. Ann S...

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Henry Leavitt Ellsworth, 1st Commissioner of the U.S. Patent Office (1791 - 1858)

Henry Leavitt Ellsworth (November 10, 1791 – December 27, 1858) was a Yale-educated attorney who became the first Commissioner of the U.S. Patent Office, where he encouraged innovation by inve...

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Clyde Tolson, Associate Director of the FBI (1900 - 1975)

Clyde Anderson Tolson (May 22, 1900 – April 14, 1975) was Associate Director of the FBI, primarily responsible for personnel and discipline. He is best known as the protégé of FB...

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W. Mark Felt, Sr., Associate Director of the FBI ("Deep Throat") MP (1913 - 2008)

'Deep Throat' from the Watergate scandal. William Mark Felt, Sr. (August 17, 1913 – December 18, 2008) was an agent of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation who retired in 1973 a...

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J. Edgar Hoover, 1st Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (1895 - 1972)

John Edgar Hoover (January 1, 1895 – May 2, 1972) was the first director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States. Appointed director of the Bureau of Investigation&#x...

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Henry W. Grady (1850 - 1889)

Henry Woodfin Grady (May 24, 1850 – December 23, 1889) was a journalist and orator who helped reintegrate the states of the former Confederacy into the Union after the American Civil War. As a...

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Harvey Lindsley Page (1859 - 1934)

PAGE, HARVEY LINDSLEY (1859–1934). Harvey Lindsley Page, architect, was born in Washington, D.C., on January 9, 1859, the son of Charles Grafton and Priscilla (Webster) Page. His father was the ...

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Nettie McCormick (1835 - 1923)

Nancy Fowler McCormick (1835–1923), was an American philanthropist, after inheriting part of what is now International Harvester corporation. Life She was born in 1835 and was raised by he...

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Percy Maxim Lee (1906 - 2002)

Percy Maxim Lee (1906–2002) became President of the League of Women Voters of the United States and was appointed by President Kennedy to the Consumer Advisory Council, which she later chaired. ...

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Thomas J. Watson, Jr., U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union (1914 - 1993)

. Thomas John Watson, Jr. (January 14, 1914 – December 31, 1993) was an American businessman, political figure, and philanthropist. He was the 2nd president of IBM (1952-1971), the 11th nation...

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Henry Sleeper Harper MP (1864 - 1944)

Henry Sleeper Harper was a passenger on the RMS Titanic when it sank on April 15, 1912. Mr Henry Sleeper Harper was born in New York City on 11 March 1864, the son of Joseph Wesley Harper and Abigail P...

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Joseph Wesley Harper (Publisher) MP (1830 - 1896)

Soon after college he entered the employment of Harper & Brothers as an apprentice. He mastered the art of type setting and after 20 years was admitted as a member of the firm. ----------------------...

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Joseph Wesley Harper, Publisher MP (1801 - 1870)

In 1828 he became a member of the publishing house of of Harper Brothers, founded by his brothers John and James. ------------------------------------------------------- 1850 United States Federa...

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Edward Payson Dutton (Publisher) MP (1831 - 1923)

"The Dean of American Publishers" American book publishing company E. P. Dutton was founded by Edward Payson Dutton in Boston in 1852 as a bookseller. In 1864 Dutton opened a branch office in New Yor...

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Helen Kinau Wilder (1869 - 1954)

A DISTINGUISHED MISS. The Honolulu Heiress Who Wears a Humane Officer’s Badge. Miss Helen Wilder, youngest daughter of Mrs. E.K. Wilder, the mistress of a large fortune and one of the most...

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George R. Carter, 2nd Terr. Gov. of Hawaii (1866 - 1933)

George Carter was Hawaii Territorial Governor. He graduated from Yale University, was trained at Seattle National Bank, and returned to Hawaii to become Cashier of C. Brewer & Co., where his father was...

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