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Gilbert F. White (1911 - 2006)

Gilbert Fowler White (November 26, 1911 – October 5, 2006) was a prominent American geographer, sometimes termed the "father of floodplain management" and the "leading environmental geographer...

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George Washington Goethals (1858 - 1928)

George Washington Goethals (/ˈɡoʊθəlz/ goh-thəlz; June 29, 1858 – January 21, 1928) was a United States Army officer and civil engineer, best known ...

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George W. Thorn, M.D. (1906 - 2004)

George W. Thorn (January 15, 1906 - June 26, 2004) was an American physician whose contributions lead to new treatments of kidney diseases and adrenal gland disorders, most notably Addison's diseas...

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Carl Sagan MP (1934 - 1996)

Carl Edward Sagan (November 9, 1934 – December 20, 1996) was an American astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator in the space and na...

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David Packard MP (1912 - 1996)

David Packard (September 7, 1912 – March 26, 1996) was a co-founder of Hewlett-Packard (1939), serving as president (1947–1964), CEO (1964–1968), and Chairman of the Board (1964&...

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Mina Spiegel Rees (1902 - 1997)

Mina Spiegel Rees (2 August 1902 - 25 October 1997) was an American mathematician. She was the first female President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1971) and head of t...

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Leona Baumgartner, M.D. (1902 - 1991)

Leona Baumgartner (August 18, 1902 – January 15, 1991) was an American physician. She was the first woman to serve as Commissioner of New York City’s Department of Health (1954–1...

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J. Lister Hill, U.S. Senator (1894 - 1984)

Joseph Lister Hill (December 29, 1894 – December 21, 1984) was an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he represented Alabama in the U.S. Congress for more than forty-five ye...

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John W. Gardner, U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare (1912 - 2002)

John William Gardner, (October 8, 1912–February 16, 2002) was Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under President Lyndon Johnson. During World War II he served in the United States Mar...

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Detlev Wulf Bronk (1897 - 1975)

Detlev Wulf Bronk (August 13, 1897 – November 17, 1975) was President of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland from 1949 to 1953 and President of the National Academy of Sciences fro...

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Alan T. Waterman (1892 - 1967)

Alan Tower Waterman (June 4, 1892 – November 30, 1967) was an American physicist. Born in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, he grew up in Northampton, Massachusetts. His father was a professor...

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General James "Jimmy" Doolittle MP (1896 - 1993)

Medal of Honor Recipient Retired Air Force General James Harold Doolittle December 14, 1896 Alameda, California. USA – September 27, 1993 Pebble Beach, California USA, (aged 96) AKO Jimmy. Burie...

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Dr. James Rhyne Killian, Jr. (1904 - 1988)

Dr. James Rhyne Killian, Jr. (July 24, 1904 – January 29, 1988) was the 10th president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, from 1948 until 1959. Early life Killian received...

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Karl Taylor Compton (1887 - 1954)

Karl Taylor Compton (September 14, 1887 – June 22, 1954) was a prominent American physicist and president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 1930 to 1948. The early ye...

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Vannevar Bush MP (1890 - 1974)

Vannevar Bush ( /væˈniːvɑr/ van-nee-var; March 11, 1890 – June 28, 1974) was an American engineer and science administrator known for his work on analog computing, ...

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John D. Rockefeller, Jr. MP (1874 - 1960)

. John Davison Rockefeller, Jr. (January 29, 1874 – May 11, 1960) was a major philanthropist and a pivotal member of the prominent Rockefeller family. He was the sole son among the five childr...

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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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Hugh S. Cumming, 5th Surgeon Gen. of the USA (1869 - 1958)

Hugh Smith Cumming (17 August 1869 – 20 December 1948) was an American physician, and soldier. He was appointed the fifth Surgeon General of the United States from 1920 to 1936. Early life...

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David Grandison Fairchild MP (1869 - 1954)

David Grandison Fairchild (April 7, 1869 - August 6, 1954) was an American botanist and plant explorer. Fairchild was responsible for the introduction of more than 200,000 exotic plants and varieties...

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William Hallock Park (1863 - 1939)

William Hallock Park (December 30, 1863 – April 6, 1939) was an American bacteriologist and Laboratory Director, New York City Board of Health, Division of Pathology, Bacteriology, and Disinfe...

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Wickliffe Rose, PhD (1862 - 1931)

Wickliffe Rose was born in the United States in 1862, the son of a wandering preacher and teacher. Rose began his career as a college teacher, then became an educational promoter and planner. After the...

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Stephen Tyng Mather (1867 - 1930)

Stephen Tyng Mather (July 4, 1867 – January 22, 1930) was an American industrialist and conservationist who as president and owner of Thorkildsen-Mather Borax Company became a millionaire. Wit...

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Charles V. Chapin (1856 - 1941)

Charles Value Chapin (January 17, 1856 – January 31, 1941 in Providence) was a pioneer in public- health practice, serving as one of the Health Officers for Providence, Rhode Island between 18...

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Dr. Charles Wardell Stiles (1867 - 1941)

Charles Wardell Stiles (May 15, 1867 – January 24, 1941) was an American parasitologist born in Spring Valley, New York. Biography He studied at Wesleyan University in Connecticut (188...

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Herbert C. Hoover, 31st President of the USA MP (1874 - 1964)

Herbert was the 31st President of the United States. -------------------- Son of a Quaker blacksmith, Herbert Clark Hoover brought to the Presidency an unparalleled reputation for public service ...

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Cleveland Abbe MP (1838 - 1916)

Cleveland Abbe (December 3, 1838 – October 28, 1916) was an American meteorologist and advocate of time zones. While director of the Cincinnati Observatory in Cincinnati, Ohio, he developed a ...

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Dr. William C. Gorgas, 22nd Surgeon General of the U.S. Army MP (1854 - 1920)

William Crawford Gorgas KCMG (October 3, 1854 – July 3, 1920) was a United States physician and 22nd Surgeon General of the U.S. Army (1914-18). He is best known for his work in abating the tr...

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Brig. General Frederick F. Russell (1870 - 1960)

Brigadier General Frederick Fuller Russell (1870, Auburn, New York, USA – December 29, 1960) was a U.S. Army physician who developed a typhoid vaccine in 1909. In 1911, a typhoid vaccination p...

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