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Angus Dun (1892 - 1971)

Angus Dun (May 4, 1892, New York – August 12, 1971, Washington) was a noted United States clergyman and author, who served as the 4th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington in Washingto...

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Chris Cuomo MP

Christopher "Chris" Cuomo is a television journalist and co-anchor for CNN's weekday morning show New Day. He is the son of former New York Governor Mario Cuomo and the brother of current Governor Andr...

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Laurence Vincent Benet (1865 - 1948)

L. V. BENET IS DEAD; BUILT MACHINE-GUN Engineer With Hotchkiss Firm For 50 Years Helped Improve Firing Speed of Weapon WASHINGTON, May 21, 1948 – Laurence Vincent Benet, internationally know...

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William Rose Benét (1886 - 1950)

William Rose Benét (February 2, 1886 – May 4, 1950)  was the brother of the poet and novelist Stephen Vincent Benét and the husband of the American poet Elinor Wylie. He was...

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Ambose Spencer (1765 - 1838)

Ambrose Spencer held many important Albany, New York State and Government positions including Mayor of Albany (1824-1826), State Attorney General (1802-1804), Justice of the Supreme Court (1804) and ...

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Kiliaen K. Van Rensselaer (1763 - 1845)

Killian Killian Van Rensselaer (June 9, 1763 – June 18, 1845) was an American lawyer and politician who served in the United States Congress as a Representative from the state of New York. He ...

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Henry M. Sage (1868 - 1933)

Henry Manning Sage (May 18, 1868 in Albany, New York – September 25, 1933 in Menands, Albany County, New York) was an American politician from New York. Life He was the son of Dean Sage (1...

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Norton Chase (1861 - 1922)

Norton Chase (September 3, 1861 Albany, New York – 1922) was an American lawyer and politician from New York. Life He was the son of Nelson H. Chase. He graduated from The Albany Academy i...

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Samuel Dickinson Hubbard (1799 - 1855)

Samuel Dickinson Hubbard (August 10, 1799 – October 8, 1855) was born in Middletown, Connecticut. He pursued classical studies at Yale College and graduated in 1819. He practiced law from 1823...

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Gene Scott (1937 - 2006)

) Eugene Lytton Scott (December 28, 1937 – March 20, 2006) was an American tennis player of the 1960s. He was the founder (1974) editor and publisher of the magazine Tennis Week. The combi...

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Stephen "Laddie" Sanford (1899 - d.)

Stephen "Laddie" Sanford was an international polo player as well as director of the Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company. In 1923 he became the first American to win the most prestigious steeplechase race...

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Sheffield Phelps (1921 - 2006)

Sheffield Phelps (1921–2006) was an American businessperson, and a prominent figure in the art community. He was the scion of an old New England family who moved to Washington state and rose t...

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Truxtun Hare, Jr. (c.1907 - 1999)

Truxtun Hare, Jr. was an All American football player at Yale, class of 1933. Truxtun served in the Navy, the CIA and was President of the Pennsylvania Hospital from 1957 to 1970.

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Peter Frelinghuysen, Jr. (1916 - 2011)

Hood Ballantine Frelinghuysen II (January 17, 1916 – May 23, 2011) represented New Jersey in the United States House of Representatives as a Republican from 1953 to 1975. Biography Pet...

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J. Richardson Dilworth (1916 - 1997)

J. Richardson Dilworth (1916 – December 29, 1997) was a leading businessman best known for being a lawyer for the Rockefeller family.

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Richardson Dilworth, Mayor of Philadelphia (1898 - 1974)

Richardson K. Dilworth (August 29, 1898 – January 23, 1974) was an American Democratic Party politician, born in the Pittsburgh area, who served as the 117th Mayor of Philadelphia from 1956 to...

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Peter H. Dominick, U.S. Senator MP (1915 - 1981)

Peter Hoyt Dominick (July 7, 1915 – March 18, 1981) was a politician and lawyer from Colorado. A member of the Republican Party, he served in the United States Senate from 1963 to 1975. His un...

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William Congdon (1912 - 1998)

William Grosvenor Congdon (April 15, 1912, Providence, Rhode Island – April 15, 1998, Milan, Italy) was an American painter who gained notoriety as an artist in New York City in the 1940s, but...

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Wayne Chatfield-Taylor, U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce and Assistant Secretary of the Treasury (1893 - 1967)

Wayne Chatfield-Taylor (December 19, 1893 – November 22, 1967) was Under Secretary of Commerce and Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The son of aut...

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Mills B. Lane, Jr. (1912 - 1989)

In the 1950s and 1960s Mills B. Lane Jr. played an important role in Atlanta's political development and economic expansion. As president of Atlanta-based Citizens and Southern National Bank (C&S), L...

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J. Watson Webb, Jr. (1916 - 2000)

. James Watson Webb III (known as James Jr.) (January 9, 1916 – June 10, 2000) was an American film editor and heir to both the Havemeyer and Vanderbilt families. Biography He was born in ...

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Judge John Hubbard (1703 - 1773)

The son of John & Mabel (Russell) Hubbard, he married (1) Elizabeth Stevens on Aug. 30, 1724 in Killingworth, CT., Mary (Dickerman) Todd, widow of Michael Todd, Jr. on Sept. 13, 1745 in New Haven, CT.,...

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Reverend John Hubbard (1727 - 1786)

Gravestone Inscription: In Memory of the Revd John Hubbard A. M., Pastor of the Church in Meriden...Aet. 60. He was a rational and serious Christian Exemplary for Gravity Integrity Piety and Benevole...

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Walt Whitman Rostow MP (1916 - 2003)

Walt Whitman Rostow (also known as Walt Rostow or W.W. Rostow) (October 7, 1916 – February 13, 2003) was a United States economist and political theorist who served as Special Assistant for Na...

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Newbold Morris (1902 - 1966)

Newbold Morris (February 2, 1902 - March 30, 1966) was an American politician, lawyer, president of the New York City Council, and two-time candidate for mayor of New York City. Born Augustus Newbo...

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Howard Kingsbury (1904 - 1991)

Howard Thayer Kingsbury, Jr. (September 11, 1904 – October 27, 1991) was an American rower who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics. He was born in New York City and died in Yarmouthport, Ma...

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Charles Grimes (1935 - 2007)

) Charles Livingston Grimes (July 9, 1935 – February 5, 2007) was an American competition rower and Olympic champion. Early life Grimes was the son of Charles Pennebaker Grimes and Louise ...

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Marshall Green (1916 - 1998)

Marshall Green (1916–1998) was a United States diplomat whose career focused on East Asia. Green was the senior American diplomat in South Korea at the time of the 1960 April Revolution, and...

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Ashbel Green Gulliver (1897 - 1974)

Ashbel Green Gulliver (November 23, 1897, Connecticut - July 3, 1974, Hanover, New Hampshire) was the Dean of Yale Law School from 1940 to 1946. His nickname was "Peyl"—from ashpail.

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Erastus Corning 2nd (1909 - 1983)

Erastus Corning 2nd (October 7, 1909 – May 28, 1983) was an American politician. He was Mayor of Albany, New York for more than 40 years, from 1942 to 1983, when Albany County was controlled b...

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Richard M. Bissell, Jr. (CIA official) (1910 - 1994)

. Richard Mervin Bissell, Jr. (September 18, 1910 – February 7, 1994) was an American Central Intelligence Agency officer responsible for major projects such as the U-2 spy plane and the Bay o...

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Tracy Barnes (CIA official) (1911 - 1972)

Charles Tracy Barnes (August 2, 1911 – February 18, 1972) was a senior staff member at the United States' Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), serving as principal manager of CIA operations in t...

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James C. Auchincloss, US Congress (1885 - 1976)

James Coats Auchincloss (January 19, 1885 – October 2, 1976) was an American businessman and Republican Party politician who represented New Jersey's 3rd congressional district in the United S...

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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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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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Edward M. Kennedy, Jr. MP

Branford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy, Jr . (born September 26, 1961) is an American entrepreneur, investment banker and lawyer. He is a co-founder and the president of the Marwood Group, a financial-services fir...

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Franklin S. Billings, Jr. (1922 - 2014)

. Franklin Swift Billings, Jr. (June 5, 1922 – March 9, 2014) was an American politician and judge from the state of Vermont. Billings served as Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives...

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Newton Steers (1917 - 1993)

Newton Ivan Steers, Jr. (January 13, 1917 – February 11, 1993), a Republican, was a U.S. Congressman who represented Maryland's 8th congressional district from January 3, 1977 to January 3, 1979.

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Ernest K. Gann (1910 - 1991)

Ernest Kellogg Gann (October 13, 1910 – December 19, 1991) was an American aviator, author, sailor, and conservationist. Books and novels

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Samuel Dickinson Hubbard, U.S. Postmaster General (1799 - 1855)

Samuel Dickinson Hubbard (August 10, 1799 – October 8, 1855) was born in Middletown, Connecticut. He pursued classical studies at Yale College and graduated in 1819. He practiced law from 1823...

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Francis Granger, 10th Postmaster General (1792 - 1868)

Francis Granger (December 1, 1792 – August 31, 1868) was a Representative from New York. He was the son of Gideon Granger, another Postmaster General, and the first cousin of Amos P. Granger. ...

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Gideon Granger, 4th Postmaster General (1767 - 1822)

Gideon Granger Jr. was the fourth Postmaster General of the U.S. under Thomas Jefferson. He held that office for 13 years, 8 under Jefferson, and 5 under James Madison and was one of the eight original...

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Joyce Maynard MP

Daphne Joyce Maynard (born November 5, 1953) is an American author known for writing with candor about her life, as well as for her works of fiction and hundreds of essays and newspaper columns, ofte...

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Alex Beam MP

Alex Beam (born 1954) is an American writer and journalist. He is also a columnist for The Boston Globe. He has worked at Newsweek and BusinessWeek, where his tenure included Boston and Moscow bureau...

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Robert Sargent Shriver, III MP

Robert Sargent "Bobby" Shriver III (born April 28, 1954) is an activist, attorney, journalist and member of the Kennedy family living in Santa Monica, California. He was a member of the Santa Monica ...

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James K. Galbraith MP

James Kenneth Galbraith (born January 29, 1952) is an American economist who writes frequently for the popular press on economic topics. He is currently a professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of...

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Warren McClamroch Hoge MP

Warren McClamroch Hoge (born 1941) is an American journalist, much of whose long career has been at The New York Times. From 2004 until mid-2008, he served as the Times 's foreign correspondent at th...

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James F. Hoge, Jr. MP

. James Fulton Hoge, Jr. (born 1935) was the editor of Foreign Affairs and the Peter G. Peterson Chair at the Council on Foreign Relations. His principal areas of expertise are U.S. Foreign Policy an...

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Richard Hooker Wilmer (1816 - 1900)

Richard Hooker Wilmer (March 15, 1816 – June 14, 1900) was the second bishop of Alabama in the Episcopal Church. A firm believer in slavery, Richard Wilmer was the only bishop to be consecra...

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Burke Marshall (1922 - 2003)

Burke Marshall (October 1, 1922 – June 2, 2003) was an American lawyer and the head of the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice during the Civil Rights Era.

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Frates Slick Seeligson (1923 - 2006)

Frates Slick Seeligson, born in San Antonio in 1923, died on November 28, 2006. He was a graduate of Philips Exeter Academy, Yale University and the University of Texas School of Law. Frates was an h...

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Arthur A. Seeligson, Jr. (1920 - 2001)

. Arthur Addison Seeligson, Jr. (October 29, 1920 - April 17, 2001) was an American oilman, rancher, and a Thoroughbred racehorse owner/breeder. Family Seeligson was born in San Antonio, Texas, t...

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David Hall (1916 - 2012)

) David Hall (born December 16, 1916 in New Rochelle, New York; died April 10, 2012 in Castine, Maine) was a sound archivist and writer.

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Jack R. Howard (1910 - 1998)

Jack R. Howard (1910–1998) was an American broadcasting executive. He was president of the E. W. Scripps Company from 1953 to 1976. Born in Manhattan, the son of Roy W. Howard, a founder o...

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Dwight MacDonald (1906 - 1982)

Dwight Macdonald (March 24, 1906 – December 19, 1982) was a U.S. writer, editor, film critic, social critic, philosopher, and political radical. Early life and career Dwight Macdonald was ...

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James Cowan Greenway, Jr. (Ornithologist) (1903 - 1989)

In memoriam: James C. Greenway, Jr. 1903-1989 Francois Vuilleumier Department of Ornithology, The American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, New York 10024, USA...

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Jess Sweetser (1902 - 1989)

Jesse W. Sweetser (April 18, 1902 – May 27, 1989) was an amateur golfer, best known as the first American-born player to win the British Amateur (the first U.S. citizen to win it was the Austr...

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Louis Melville Loeb (1898 - 1979)

Louis Melville Loeb (July 12, 1898 – March 16, 1979) was a New York City lawyer, general counsel for The New York Times, and a president of the New York City Bar Association.

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Red Rolfe (1908 - 1969)

Robert Abial "Red" Rolfe (October 17, 1908 – July 8, 1969) was an American third baseman, manager and front-office executive in Major League Baseball. A native of Penacook, New Hampshire, he...

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Thomas C. Coffin (1887 - 1934)

Thomas Chalkley Coffin (October 25, 1887 – June 8, 1934) was a congressman from Idaho, a Democrat in the U.S. House from 1933 to 1934. Born in Caldwell, Idaho Territory, Coffin moved with hi...

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Anson McCook Beard, Sr. (1874 - 1929)

Anson McCook Beard was a New York attorney. He had been one of the leading athletes in his Yale class, and it was reflected in his choice of exclusive men’s clubs. In addition to his membership ...

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Chauncey Brooks McCormick (1885 - 1954)

Chauncey Brooks McCormick (December 7, 1884 – September 8, 1954) was an American businessman and art collector in the McCormick family.

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M.C.D. Borden ("the Calico King") (1842 - 1912)

Matthew Chaloner Durfee Borden (July 18, 1842 - May 27, 1912) (commonly referred to as M.C.D. Borden), was a textile leader from Fall River, Massachusetts who, in 1880 reorganized the failed American...

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Frank Barbour (1870 - 1948)

Francis Edward "Frank" Barbour (April 3, 1870 – February 4, 1948) was an American football player, coach, and businessman. He played quarterback for the Yale University football team in 1890 a...

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Francis Stuyvesant Peabody (1859 - 1922)

Francis Stuyvesant Peabody (1858 – August 27, 1922) was an American businessman who founded Peabody Coal, and became a wealthy coal baron. Biography His father was a prominent Chicago atto...

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Philip Hale (1854 - 1934)

Philip Hale (March 5, 1854 in Norwich, Vermont - November 30, 1934 in Boston, Massachusetts) was an American music critic. Hale attended Yale, where he served on the fourth editorial board of The Y...

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George W. Atherton (1837 - 1906)

George Washington Atherton (June 20, 1837 – July 26, 1906) was president of the Pennsylvania State University from 1882 until his death in 1906. He earned a degree from Yale in 1863 and taught...

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Edward Rowland Sill (1841 - 1887)

Edward Rowland Sill (April 29, 1841 – February 27, 1887) was an American poet and educator. Biography Born in Windsor, Connecticut, he graduated from Yale in 1861, where he was Class Poet ...

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Richard H. Sylvester (1830 - 1896)

) Richard H. Sylvester (April 17, 1830 – 1896) was one of the pioneer journalists of Iowa. Biography He was born in Charlestown, New Hampshire and attended school at Phillips Exeter Academ...

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Jonathan Homer Lane (1819 - 1880)

onathan Homer Lane (August 9, 1819, Geneseo, New York – May 3, 1880, Washington D.C.) was an American astrophysicist and inventor. His parents were Mark and Henrietta (née Tenny) Lane...

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Brig. General James C. Tappan (CSA) (1825 - 1906)

James Camp Tappan (September 9, 1825 – March 19, 1906) was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Early years James C. Tappan was born in Frank...

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Charles Turner Torrey (1813 - 1846)

Charles Turner Torrey (November 21, 1813 - May 9, 1846) was a leading American abolitionist. Although he has been largely lost to history until recently, he made major contributions to the freeing of...

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Theodore Howard McCaleb (1810 - 1864)

Theodore Howard McCaleb (February 10, 1810 – April 29, 1864) was a United States federal judge. Born in Claiborne County, Mississippi, McCaleb attended Yale College, and read law to enter th...

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Albert Farley Heard (1833 - 1890)

Albert Farley Heard (October 4, 1833 – March 26, 1890) was an American merchant, diplomat and author. He was the son of Mary Allen Heard and George Washington Heard, brother of Augustine Heard...

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Edwin Stuart Grosvenor MP

Edwin S. Grosvenor (born September 17, 1951 in Washington, D.C.) is a writer, the editor-in-chief of American Heritage magazine, and the great-grandson of Alexander Graham Bell. His father was Melvil...

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Daniel C. Searle (1926 - 2007)

Daniel C. Searle (1926–2007) was an American businessman, heir and philanthropist. Early life Daniel Searle was born in Evanston, Illinois on May 6, 1926. His paternal great-grandfather wa...

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Warren Zimmermann (1934 - 2004)

Warren Zimmermann (November 16, 1934 – February 3, 2004) was an American career diplomat best known as the last US ambassador to SFR Yugoslavia before its disintegration in a series of civil w...

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Allen Stack (1928 - 1999)

Allen McIntyre Stack (January 23, 1928 – September 12, 1999) was an American competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder. Stack won the gold medal in the men's 100-...

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James W. Symington MP

James Wadsworth Symington (/ˈsaɪmɪŋtən/; born September 28, 1927) is a United States attorney and politician who served as four-term member of the U.S. House of Rep...

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Ogden R. Reid MP

Waccabuc, Westchester County, NY, USA

Ogden Rogers Reid (born June 24, 1925) is a former United States Representative from New York. Reid was born in New York, New York and he graduated from Deerfield Academy and Yale University. He ...

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James Colgate Cleveland (1920 - 1995)

James Colgate Cleveland (June 13, 1920 – December 3, 1995) was an American politician in the Republican party. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1963 until 1981. Cleveland ...

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Albert Galloway Keller (1874 - 1956)

Albert Galloway Keller (10 April 1874 – 31 October 1956) was a sociologist, author, and student and colleague of William Graham Sumner. Keller is best known as the editor of William Graham Sum...

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Deane Keller (1901 - 1992)

Deane Keller (December 14, 1901–April 12, 1992) was an American artist, academic, soldier, art restorer and preservationist. He taught for forty years at Yale University's School of Fine Arts ...

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Deane G. Keller (1940 - 2005)

Deane Galloway Keller (August 1, 1940 – January 4, 2005) was an American artist, academic and author. Keller was a draftsman, painter, sculptor, and teacher who instructed students in the visu...

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Geoffrey Theodore Hellman (1907 - 1977)

New Yorker writer Geoffrey Hellman from wikipedia "the son of writer and rare-books dealer, George S. Hellman. Born in New York City, he was also the great-grandson of banking titan Joseph Seligman, ...

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James Franciscus (1934 - 1991)

James Grover Franciscus (January 31, 1934 – July 8, 1991) was an American actor, known for his roles in feature films and in four television series, Mr. Novak, The Naked City, The Investigator...

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Earl E. T. Smith (1903 - 1991)

Earl Edward Tailer Smith (1903–1991) was a United States foreign diplomat, ambassador to Cuba (1957–1959), mayor of Palm Beach (1971–1977), and husband of model Florence Pritchet...

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William S. Mailliard (1917 - 1992)

William S. Mailliard (June 10, 1917–June 10, 1992) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California. He was born in Belvedere, California; attended elementary and secondary sc...

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Robert F. Wagner, Jr., Mayor of New York City MP (1910 - 1991)

Robert Ferdinand Wagner II, usually known as Robert F. Wagner, Jr. (April 20, 1910 – February 12, 1991) served three terms as the mayor of New York City, from 1954 through 1965. Life and e...

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Roger Shattuck (1923 - 2005)

Roger Whitney Shattuck (August 20, 1923 in Manhattan, New York – December 8, 2005 in Lincoln, Vermont) was an American writer best known for his books on French literature, art, and music of t...

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Garry Trudeau MP

Garretson Beekman "Garry" Trudeau (born July 21, 1948) is an American cartoonist, best known for the Doonesbury comic strip. Background and education Trudeau was born in New York City, the son of...

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Harry Boone Porter (1923 - 1999)

Harry Boone Porter, Jr. (January 10, 1923 – June 5, 1999) was a priest and editor of The Living Church magazine. Porter was an alumnus of St. Paul's School (Concord, New Hampshire). He receive...

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Cornelius Vanderbilt III (1873 - 1942)

A member of the prominent American Vanderbilt family, Cornelius Vanderbilt III was a distinguished American military officer, inventor, engineer, and yachtsman.  Called Neily by his close fr...

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William Moore (1914 - 2009)

) William Henry Moore II (1914 - 6 May 2009) was an American banker. Biography He was born in Convent, New Jersey to Paul Moore, Sr. and was named after his paternal grandfather, William Henry Mo...

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Beirne Lay, Jr. (1909 - 1982)

. Beirne Lay, Jr., (September 1, 1909 - May 26, 1982) was an American author, aviation writer, Hollywood screenwriter, and combat veteran of World War II with the U.S. Army Air Forces. He is best kno...

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John G. W. Husted, Jr. (1926 - 1999)

. John Grinnel Wetmore Husted, Jr. (June 22, 1926 – May 9, 1999) was an American stockbroker who was briefly engaged to future First Lady of the United States Jacqueline Bouvier prior to her m...

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James W. Husted (1833 - 1892)

) James William Husted (October 31, 1833 – September 25, 1892) was an American lawyer and politician, elected six times as Speaker of the New York State Assembly during his 22 years of service...

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James W. Husted (1870 - 1925)

James William Husted (March 16, 1870 – January 2, 1925) was a politician elected to four succeeding terms as a U.S. Representative (1915–1923) from New York. He was an attorney who serv...

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Clement Hurd (1908 - 1988)

Clement G. Hurd (January 12, 1908 – February 5, 1988) was an American artist. He is known for illustrations of children's picture books, especially collaborations with writer Margaret Wise Bro...

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