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Barton MacLane (1902 - 1969)

Barton MacLane (December 25, 1902 – January 1, 1969) was an American actor, playwright, and screenwriter. Although he appeared in many classic films from the 1930s through the 1960s, he was kn...

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Walter Fenno Dearborn MP (1878 - 1955)

Walter Fenno Dearborn (1878–1955) was a pioneering American educator and experimental psychologist who helped to establish the field of reading education. Dearborn, who approached the study of...

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William North Rice (1845 - 1928)

William North Rice (1845–1928) was an American geologist, educator, and Methodist minister and theologian concerned with reconciliation of science and religious faith. Early life and educa...

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Lewis B. Stillwell (1863 - 1941)

Lewis Buckley Stillwell (March 12, 1863 – January 19, 1941) was an American electrical engineer and the president of American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) from 1909 to 1910. He rec...

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Stanley Woodward Davenport (1861 - 1921)

Stanley Woodward Davenport (July 21, 1861 – September 26, 1921) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the 12th District in Pennsylvania. Stanley W. Davenport was ...

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Frederick M. Davenport (1866 - 1956)

Frederick Morgan Davenport (August 27, 1866 – December 26, 1956) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York. Life Davenport was born in Salem, Mass...

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John R. Buck (1835 - 1917)

John Ransom Buck (December 6, 1835 – February 6, 1917) was a U.S. Representative from Connecticut. Pre-Congressional Years Buck was born in Glastonbury, Connecticut to Halsey and Sarah Ann...

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John Harris Baker (1832 - 1915)

Jump to: navigation, search John Harris Baker (February 28, 1832 – October 21, 1915) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana and a United States federal judge, brother of Lucien Baker. Ea...

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Chester D. Hubbard, US Congress (1814 - 1891)

Chester Dorman Hubbard (November 25, 1814 – August 23, 1891) was a U.S. Representative from West Virginia, father of Congressman William Pallister Hubbard. Born in Hamden, Connecticut, Hubba...

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William Pallister Hubbard (1843 - 1921)

William Pallister Hubbard (December 24, 1843 - December 5, 1921) was an American Republican politician from Wheeling, West Virginia who served as a United States Representative. The son of Congressma...

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Benjamin Franklin Tefft (1813 - 1885)

Benjamin Franklin Tefft (1813–1885) was an American Methodist minister, author, newspaper editor, and diplomat. As the American Consul in Stockholm, Sweden during the US Civil War, he encourag...

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Walter Wriston (1919 - 2005)

Walter Bigelow Wriston (August 3, 1919 – January 19, 2005) was a banker and former chairman and CEO of Citicorp. As chief executive of Citibank / Citicorp (later Citigroup) from 1967 to 1984, ...

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Henry Merritt Wriston (1889 - 1978)

Henry Merritt Wriston (July 4, 1889 – March 8, 1978) was an American educator, presidential advisor, and served as president at both Brown University and Lawrence University. Early life He...

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Joseph Denison, Rev. (1815 - 1900)

Joseph J. Denison (October 1, 1815 – February 19, 1900) was a Methodist pastor; the first President of Kansas State University; and a founder of Manhattan, Kansas, having volunteered to go to ...

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Carlton Skinner, 1st Civilian Governor of Guam (1913 - 2004)

Carlton Skinner (April 8, 1913 – June 22, 2004) was the first civilian governor of Guam and a prominent advocate for the integration of the United States Armed Forces. President Harry Truman a...

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Frederick Walker Pitkin, Governor MP (1837 - 1886)

Frederick Walker Pitkin (August 31, 1837 – December 18, 1886), a U.S. Republican Party politician, served as the second Governor of Colorado from 1879 to 1883. Pitkin County, Colorado was name...

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Arthur MacArthur, Sr., Governor (1815 - 1896)

. Arthur MacArthur, Sr. (January 26, 1815–August 26, 1896) was a Scottish-born lawyer, judge, and politician who served as the fourth Governor of Wisconsin for four days in 1856, in the midst ...

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Walter Eli Clark, 1st Governor of Alaska Territory (1869 - 1950)

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Charles Alan Wright (1927 - 2000)

Charles Alan Wright (September 3, 1927 – July 7, 2000) was an American constitutional lawyer widely considered to be the foremost authority in the United States on constitutional law and feder...

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Benjamin T. Biggs, Governor (1821 - 1893)

Benjamin Thomas Biggs (October 1, 1821 – December 25, 1893) was an American farmer and politician from Middletown, in New Castle County, Delaware. He was a veteran of the Mexican-American War ...

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Raymond E. Baldwin, Governor, U.S. Senator (1893 - 1986)

Raymond Earl Baldwin (August 31, 1893 – October 4, 1986) was a United States Senator, the 72nd and 74th Governor of Connecticut. Biography Born in Rye, New York, Baldwin moved to Middletow...

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John Mott-Smith (1824 - 1895)

John Mott-Smith (1824–1895) was the first dentist to set up a permanent practice in the Kingdom of Hawaii. He was also a politician, newspaper editor, and diplomat. Life John Mott-Smith wa...

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Josiah O. Wolcott, U.S. Senator (1877 - 1938)

Josiah Oliver Wolcott (October 31, 1877 - November 11, 1938) was an American lawyer, politician and judge, from Dover, in Kent County, Delaware. He was a member of the Democratic Party, who served as...

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Gov. Watson C. Squire, US Senator (1838 - 1926)

Watson Carvosso Squire (May 18, 1838 – June 7, 1926) was a United States Senator from Washington. Biography Born in Cape Vincent, New York, he attended the public schools, Falley Semin...

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Norris Cotton, U.S. Senator (1900 - 1989)

Norris H. Cotton (May 11, 1900 – February 24, 1989) was an American Republican politician from the state of New Hampshire. Norris Cotton was born on a farm in Warren, New Hampshire. He was...

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Cornelius Cole, U.S. Senator (1822 - 1924)

Cornelius Cole (September 17, 1822 – November 3, 1924) served a single term in the United States House of Representatives as a Republican representing California from 1863 to 1865, and another...

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Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator MP

Michael Farrand Bennet (born November 28, 1964) is an American businessman, lawyer, and politician. He is currently the junior United States Senator from Colorado, and a member of the Democratic Part...

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Delmar R. Lowell (1844 - 1912)

Rev. Delmar Rial Lowell (November 29, 1844 – 1912) was a minister, Civil War veteran, American historian, and genealogist. Delmar was born in South Valley, NY to Reuben and Catherine Seeber Lo...

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Thomas H. Mudge (1815 - 1862)

Thomas Hicks Mudge (1815–1862) was an American Methodist Episcopal clergyman, born at Orrington, Me., the nephew of Enoch Mudge. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 1840 and from Union Th...

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Zachariah A. Mudge (1813 - 1888)

Zachariah Atwell Mudge (1813–1888) was an American Methodist Episcopal clergyman and author, nephew of Enoch Mudge. He was born at Orrington, Me., and was educated at Wesleyan University. He e...

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B. T. Roberts (1823 - 1893)

Benjamin Titus Roberts (1823–1893) was an American Methodist bishop. He first trained as an attorney, then entered the ministry in the Genesee Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church of N...

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George Fisk Comfort (1833 - 1910)

George founded the American Philological Association and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. George founded the Everson Museum of Art in 1896. Sons of George Fisk Comfort and Anna Amelia Manning Ra...

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William Henry Gilder (1812 - 1864)

) William Henry Gilder (born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 17 September 1812; died Brandy Station, Virginia, 13 April 1864) was a clergyman. His father, John Gilder, laid the cornerstone of Girard Coll...

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Davis Wasgatt Clark (1812 - 1871)

Davis Wasgatt Clark (25 February 1812 – May 23, 1871) was an American Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, elected in 1864; the first President of the Freedman's Aid Society; and the name...

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Osman Cleander Baker (1812 - 1871)

Osman Cleander Baker (30 July 1812 – 20 December 1871) was an American biblical scholar and Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Early life Osman was born in Marlow, New Hampshire. He...

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George Hubbard Blakeslee (1871 - 1954)

George Hubbard Blakeslee was an academic, professor of history and international relations at Clark University, and a founder (along with G. Stanley Hall) of the Journal of Race Development, which desp...

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Albert Francis Blakeslee MP (1874 - 1954)

Albert Francis Blakeslee (November 9, 1874 – November 16, 1954) was an American botanist. He is best known for his research on the poisonous jimsonweed plant and the sexuality of fungi. He was t...

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Samuel Botsford Buckley (1809 - 1884)

Samuel Botsford Buckley (May 9, 1809 – February 18, 1884) was an American botanist, geologist, and naturalist. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 1836. Buckley investigated the botan...

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George Brown Goode (1851 - 1896)

George Brown Goode (13 February 1851 – 6 September 1896), was an ichthyologist, although most of his time was spent as a museum administrator and he was very interested in the history of scien...

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Orange Judd (1822 - 1892)

Orange Judd (July 26, 1822 – December 27, 1892) was an American agricultural chemist, editor, and publisher. Background and family Judd was born of a rural family near Niagara Falls in Nia...

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George Kellogg (1812 - 1901)

George Kellogg (June 19, 1812 – 1901) was an American inventor and patent expert. Kellogg was born at New Hartford, Connecticut in 1812 to Isaac Kellogg (1782-1824) and Aurilla Barney (1792-...

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Silas Laurence Loomis (1822 - 1896)

Silas Laurence Loomis (1822–1896) was an American scientist, educator, and inventor. Loomis was born in Coventry, Connecticut in 1822. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 1844 and earne...

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William Williams Mather (1804 - 1859)

William Williams Mather (born in Brooklyn, Connecticut, 24 May 1804; died in Columbus, Ohio, 26 February 1859) was a United States geologist. Biography He was a lineal descendant of Richard Mathe...

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George Perkins Merrill (1854 - 1929)

George Perkins Merrill (May 31, 1854 Auburn, Maine – August 15, 1929) was an American geologist, notable as the head curator from 1917 to 1929 of the Department of Geology, United States Natio...

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Benjamin Franklin Mudge (1817 - 1879)

Benjamin Franklin Mudge (August 11, 1817 – November 21, 1879) was an American lawyer, geologist and teacher. Briefly the mayor of Lynn, Massachusetts, he later moved to Kansas where he was app...

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Fremont Rider (1885 - 1962)

Arthur Fremont Rider (May 25, 1885 – October 26, 1962) was an American writer, poet, editor, inventor, genealogist, and librarian. He studied under Melvil Dewey, of whom he wrote a biography f...

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Edward Bennett Rosa (1873 - 1921)

Edward Bennett Rosa (4 October 1873, Rogersville, Steuben County - 17 May 1921, Washington, D. C.) was an American physicist, specializing in measurement science. He received B.S. at Wesleyan Unive...

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Carl Leo Stearns (1892 - 1972)

Carl Leo Stearns (1892-November 28, 1972) was an American astronomer. After graduating from Wesleyan University in 1917 with high honors in general scholarship and special honors in mathematics, St...

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John Stephenson (1809 - 1893)

John G. Stephenson (1809 in County Armagh, Ireland - 1893 in New Rochelle, N.Y.), an American coachbuilder, invented and patented the first streetcar to run on rails in the United States. Stephenson ...

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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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John Monroe Van Vleck (1833 - 1912)

John Monroe Van Vleck (March 4, 1833–November 4, 1912) was an American mathematician and astronomer. He taught astronomy and mathematics at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut for m...

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Edward Burr Van Vleck (1863 - 1943)

Edward Burr Van Vleck (June 7, 1863, Middletown, Connecticut – June 3, 1943, Madison, Wisconsin) was an American mathematician. The son of astronomer John Monroe Van Vleck, he graduated from...

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Henry Seely White (1861 - 1943)

Henry Seely White (May 20, 1861 - May 20, 1943) was an American mathematician. He was born in Cazenovia, New York to parents Aaron White and Isadore Maria Haight. He matriculated at Wesleyan Universi...

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John Emory Andrus (1841 - 1934)

John Emory Andrus (February 16, 1841 – December 26, 1934) was mayor of Yonkers, New York, a U.S. Congressman from New York, and founder of the SURDNA Foundation. Biography Born in Pleasa...

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Henderson Edward "Harry" "Dutch" Van Surdam (1881 - 1982)

Henderson E. "Harry" "Dutch" Van Surdam (September 28, 1881 – May 28, 1982) was an American football player and coach. He played college football at Wesleyan University from 1902 to 1905. Surd...

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James Isaac Wendell (1890 - 1958)

James Isaac Wendell (September 3, 1890 – November 22, 1958) was an American athlete who competed mainly in the 110 metre hurdles. He competed for the United States in the 1912 Summer Olympic...

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Henry White Warren (1831 - 1912)

Henry White Warren (1831-1912) was an American Methodist Episcopal bishop and author, brother of William Fairfield Warren. He was born at Williamsburg, Mass., and graduated in 1853 at Wesleyan Univ...

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William Fairfield Warren (1833 - 1929)

William Fairfield Warren (March 13, 1833 – December 7, 1929) was the first president of Boston University. Biography Born in Williamsburg, Massachusetts, he graduated from Wesleyan Univers...

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Orestes Augustus Brownson (1803 - 1876)

Orestes Augustus Brownson (1803–1876) was a New England intellectual and activist, preacher, labor organizer, and noted Catholic convert and writer. Brownson was a publicist, a career which sp...

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William Henry Huntington (1820 - 1885)

William Henry Huntington (1820–1885) was an American journalist, born at Norwich, Conn. He attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and there became a member of the Mystical Se...

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Miles T. Granger (1817 - 1895)

Miles Tobey Granger (born August 12, 1817, New Marlboro, Massachusetts - October 21, 1895) was a judge of the Supreme Court of Errors (now called the Connecticut Supreme Court) in 1876 and served unt...

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Robert Ludlum (1927 - 2001)

Robert Ludlum (May 25, 1927 – March 12, 2001) was an American author of 27 thriller novels. The number of copies of his books in print is estimated between 290 million and 500 million. They ha...

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Leland Stowe MP (1899 - 1994)

Leland Stowe (November 10, 1899 - January 16, 1994) was a Pulitzer Prize winning American journalist noted for being one of the first to recognize the expansionist character of the German Nazi regime...

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Brevet Brig. General Alonzo J. Edgerton (USA), U.S. Senator (1827 - 1896)

Alonzo Jay Edgerton (June 7, 1827 – August 9, 1896) was an American politician. Biography Alonzo Edgerton graduated from Wesleyan University in 1850, and there became a member of the M...

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Brevet Brig. General John B. Van Petten (USA) (1827 - 1908)

John Bullock Van Petten (June 19, 1827 Sterling, Cayuga County, New York – October 31, 1908) was an American educator, Union Army general and politician from New York. Life He was the so...

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Winthrop Davenport (1942 - d.)

Winthrop ("Wink") Davenport is an American former volleyball player, and the father of tennis champion Lindsay Davenport. He played on the 1968 Olympic volleyball team for United States, and finished...

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Charles Alton Ellis (1876 - 1949)

Charles Alton Ellis (1876–1949) was a professor, structural engineer and mathematician who was chiefly responsible for the structural design of the Golden Gate Bridge. Because of a dispute wit...

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Henry Smith Carhart (1844 - 1920)

Henry Smith Carhart, Ph.B. (1844–1920) was an American physicist and university professor. He was born in Coeymans, New York on March 27, 1844, and graduated from Wesleyan University in 1869 a...

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Wilbur Olin Atwater (1844 - 1907)

Wilbur Olin Atwater (May 3, 1844 — September 22, 1907) was an American chemist known for his studies of human nutrition and metabolism. He is credited with developing the Atwater system, layin...

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C. Everett Bacon (1890 - 1989)

C. Everett "Ev" Bacon (August 18, 1890 – February 1, 1989) was an American football quarterback in college. He was also a star athlete in baseball, basketball, tennis, and golf. Bacon was tw...

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Moses Clark White (1819 - 1900)

Moses Clark White (simplified Chinese: 怀德; traditional Chinese: 懷德; Pinyin: Huáidé; Foochow Romanized: Huài-dáik; July 24, 1819 - October 24, 1...

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David Josiah Brewer, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1837 - 1910)

David Josiah Brewer (June 20, 1837 – March 28, 1910) was an American jurist and an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court for 20 years. Early life Brewer was born to a family of Congr...

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Leland Stowe (1899 - 1994)

Leland Stowe (November 10, 1899 - January 16, 1994) was a Pulitzer Prize winning American journalist noted for being one of the first to recognize the expansionist character of the German Nazi regime...

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John Williams Macy, Jr. (1917 - 1986)

John Williams Macy, Jr. (April 6, 1917 - December 22, 1986) was a United States Government administrator and civil servant. Biography Born in Chicago, he received a B.A. from Wesleyan Univers...

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