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Dan Wofford is a Democrat from the state of Pennsylvania. He lost a close congressional race in the 6th district to Jim Gerlach in 2002. Wofford is the son of Pennsylvania senator Harris Wofford. H...

8/24/2015

Harris Wofford, a Senator from Pennsylvania; born in New York City, April 9, 1926; graduated from University of Chicago, 1948; graduated from Yale and Howard University Law Schools, 1954; admitted to...

8/24/2015

Lorenzo Semple, Jr. (1923 - 2014)

"Lorenzo Semple", "Jr."

. Lorenzo Elliott Semple Jr. (born Lorenzo Elliott Semple III; March 27, 1923 – March 28, 2014) was an American screenwriter and sometime playwright, best known for his work on the campy telev...

8/21/2015

George Makepeace Towle (1841 - 1893)

George Makepeace Towle (August 27, 1841, Washington, D.C. – August 9, 1893, Brookline, Massachusetts) was an American lawyer, politician, and author. He is best known for his translations of J...

8/21/2015

Frank Bigelow Tarbell (1853 - 1920)

Frank Bigelow Tarbell PhD (January 1, 1853 – December 4, 1920) was a professor of Classic Studies at the University of Chicago from 1893 until 1918. He was also an associate professor of Gre...

8/21/2015

Ron DeSantis, a Representative from Florida; born in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., September 14, 1978; graduated from Dunedin High School, Dunedin, Fla., 1997; B.A., Yale University, New Haven, C...

8/20/2015

Selah Merrill (1837 - 1909)

Selah Merrill, (May 2, 1837 – January 22, 1909) was an American Congregationalist clergyman. He served as the American consul in Jerusalem. Biography Selah Merrill was born in Canton Cen...

8/18/2015

Henry Wheeler DeForest (1855 - 1938)

Henry Wheeler De Forest (1855–1938) was an American railroad executive, capitalist and industrialist. He was chair of the executive committee of the Southern Pacific Railroad from 1925 to 19...

8/18/2015

Bruce Crane (1909 - 1985)

) Bruce Crane was an American businessman and politician who was president and chairman of Crane & Co. and a member of the Massachusetts Governor's Council. Early life Crane was born on July 27, ...

8/18/2015

Willard Tibbetts (1903 - 1992)

Willard Lewis Tibbetts, Jr. (March 26, 1903 - March 28, 1992) was an American athlete who competed mainly in the 3000 metre team. Tibbetts grew up in Stafford Springs, Connecticut. He graduated from ...

8/17/2015

Robert Waring Stoddard (1906 - 1984)

Photo: Robert Waring Stoddard is on the left Robert Waring Stoddard (1906–1984) was President of Wyman-Gordon, a major industrial enterprise, and one of the founders of the anticommunist Joh...

8/17/2015

Reid Buckley (1930 - 2014)

Wikipedia Fergus Reid Buckley (July 14, 1930 – April 14, 2014) was an American writer, speaker, and educator. Among his books is a history of his family, An American Family—The Buckleys...

8/10/2015

L. Brent Bozell, Jr. (1926 - 1997)

. Leo Brent Bozell, Jr. (January 15, 1926 – April 15, 1997) was an American conservative activist and Roman Catholic writer.

8/10/2015

Wikipedia Christopher Taylor Buckley (born September 28, 1952) is an American political satirist and the author of novels including God Is My Broker, Thank You for Smoking, Little Green Men, The Whit...

8/10/2015

William Frank Buckley, Jr. (November 24, 1925 – February 27, 2008) was an American conservative author and commentator. He founded the political magazine National Review in 1955, which had a maj...

8/10/2015

Wikipedia James Lane Buckley, a Senator from New York; born in New York City, March 9, 1923; received secondary education at the Millbrook School, Millbrook, N.Y.; graduated Yale University 1943 and ...

8/10/2015

Wikipedia John Sloss Hobart, a Delegate and a Senator from New York; born in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Conn., May 6, 1738; graduated from Yale College in 1757; studied law; admitted to the bar and...

8/9/2015

Rev. Elisha Stiles Lyman MP (1841 - 1907)

ELISHA STILES LYMAN was the ninth of eleven children of William Lyman, who was a native of Conway, Mass., but for forty years a wholesale and retail druggist in Montreal, Canada. His mother was Carolin...

8/8/2015

Alistair Cooke (1908 - 2004)

Alistair Cooke KBE (20 November 1908 – 30 March 2004) was a British journalist, television personality and broadcaster. Outside his journalistic output, which included Letter from America and Al...

8/7/2015

Stephen Hadley (1947 - d.)

Stephen John Hadley (born February 13, 1947) was the 21st U.S. Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (commonly referred as National Security Advisor), serving under President Georg...

8/3/2015

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...

7/29/2015

) Thomas Frederick Davies, Sr. (August 31, 1831 - November 9, 1905) was the third bishop of the Diocese of Michigan in the Episcopal Church in the United States of America.

7/28/2015
     

Edward A. Bradford (1813 - 1872)

Edward Anthony Bradford (September 17, 1813 - November 22, 1872) was a lawyer and unsuccessful nominee to the United States Supreme Court. Biography Born in Plainfield, Connecticut, Bradford grad...

7/23/2015

Benjamin Eric Sasse , a Senator from Nebraska; born in Plainview, Pierce County, Nebr., February 22, 1972; B.A., Harvard University, 1994; M.A., St. John’s College, Annapolis, Md., 1998; Ph.D., ...

7/16/2015

Edwin "Ed" Meese, III (born December 2, 1931) is a noted Republican attorney, law professor and author who served in official capacities within the Ronald Reagan Gubernatorial Administration (1967 ...

7/8/2015

DIVINITY SCHOOL James Lyman Harrington , B.D. 1876. Born June 2, 1848, in Bennington, Vt. Died February 27, 1930, in Brunswick, N. Y. Father, George Dana Harrington (B.A. 1845); son of Lyman ...

7/7/2015

GEORGE DANA HARRINGTON , son of Lyman and Althine (Bruce) Harrington, was born at Londonderry, Windham Co., Vt., July 28, 1823. His father, the third in a family of ten children, was born in Orange, Ma...

7/7/2015

Sherwood A. Cheney 1897 Cullum No. 3746 • Mar 13, 1949 • Died in Connecticut His classmates will be glad to know that our beloved Sherwood Cheney had a short illness and died very p...

7/3/2015

James Wright (1927 - 1980)

) James Arlington Wright (December 13, 1927 – March 25, 1980) was an American poet. Life Wright first emerged on the literary scene in 1956 with The Green Wall, a collection of formalist v...

6/17/2015

William Stuart Reyburn (1882 - 1946)

William Stuart Reyburn, (son of John Edgar Reyburn), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., December 17, 1882; attended the Hill School, Pottstown, Pa.; was graduated from Yale ...

6/16/2015

Samuel Pailthorpe King (1916 - 2010)

Samuel Pailthorpe King (April 13, 1916 – December 7, 2010) was an American lawyer and judge. Since 1972 he served as judge on the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii.

6/13/2015

Walter Frear (1828 - 1922)

Reverend Walter Frear, was born in Poughkeepsie, New York August 16, 1828, graduated from Yale in 1851, came to the Kingdom of Hawaii as a missionary'

6/13/2015

Walter Francis Frear (October 29, 1863 – January 22, 1948) was a lawyer and judge in the Kingdom of Hawaii and Republic of Hawaii, and the third Territorial Governor of Hawaii from 1907 to 191...

6/13/2015

Horatio Seymour, I (1844 - 1907)

. Horatio Seymour Jr. (January 8, 1844 – February 21, 1907) was an American civil engineer, surveyor and politician from New York. Life He was born on January 8, 1844 in Utica, New York. ...

6/10/2015

Edwin Wales Robertson (1863 - 1928)

When he died of a heart attack, at age 65, on a business trip to New York City on November 20, 1928, The New York Times published a column-long story with the headline, "E. W. ROBERTSON, CAPITALIST...

5/30/2015

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...

5/26/2015

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...

5/24/2015

Gene Scott (1937 - 2006)

"Gene Scott"

) 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...

5/21/2015

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...

5/21/2015

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.

5/20/2015

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...

5/20/2015

J. Richardson Dilworth (1916 - 1997)

"J. Richardson Dilworth"

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

5/20/2015

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...

5/20/2015

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...

5/18/2015

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

"James Watson Webb", "Jr."

. 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 ...

5/18/2015

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...

5/17/2015

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...

5/17/2015

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...

5/16/2015

Laughlin Phillips (1924 - 2010)

"Loc Phillips"

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...

5/16/2015

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...

5/16/2015

. 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...

5/11/2015

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

5/10/2015

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...

5/7/2015

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...

5/4/2015

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...

5/1/2015

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.

4/30/2015

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...

4/30/2015

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...

4/30/2015

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.

4/30/2015

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...

4/29/2015

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 ...

4/29/2015

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...

4/29/2015

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

"M.C.D. Borden"

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...

4/27/2015

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...

4/27/2015

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...

4/25/2015

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 ...

4/25/2015

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...

4/25/2015

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...

4/25/2015

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...

4/24/2015

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...

4/24/2015

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...

4/24/2015

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...

4/23/2015

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...

4/22/2015

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...

4/22/2015

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-...

4/21/2015

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...

4/21/2015

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...

4/20/2015

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...

4/20/2015

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 ...

4/20/2015

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...

4/20/2015

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...

4/19/2015

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...

4/19/2015

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...

4/19/2015

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...

4/19/2015

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...

4/19/2015

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...

4/19/2015

James W. Husted (1833 - 1892)

"Bald Eagle of Westchester"

) 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...

4/19/2015

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...

4/19/2015

Richard Melancthon Hurd (1865 - 1941)

Richard Melancthon Hurd (June 14, 1865 – June 6, 1941) was a pioneer real estate economist and political activist. Hurd was born in New York City and attended St. Paul's School. He graduated...

4/19/2015

Harmar D. Denny, Jr. (1886 - 1966)

. Lieutenant Colonel Harmar Denny Denny, Jr. (July 2, 1886 – January 6, 1966) was a pilot and Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. Life Harmar D. Denny...

4/18/2015

4/18/2015

George Selden (1929 - 1989)

"George Selden", "Terry Andrews"

) George Selden Thompson (May 14, 1929 – December 5, 1989) was an American author, who wrote under the pseudonym Terry Andrews. He is best known for his 1961 book The Cricket in Times Square, ...

4/18/2015

A.B.C. Whipple (1918 - 2013)

"A.B.C. Whipple"

Addison Beecher Colvin ("Cal") Whipple (July 15, 1918 – March 17, 2013) was an American journalist, editor, historian and author. He was born in Glens Falls, N.Y., on July 15, 1918, and spent ...

4/18/2015

Harry Hamlin (1951 - d.)

Harry Robinson Hamlin (born October 30, 1951) is an American film and television actor, known for his roles as Perseus in the 1981 fantasy film Clash of the Titans, and as Michael Kuzak in the legal ...

4/16/2015

Thomas Henry Guinzburg (1926 - 2010)

Thomas Henry Guinzburg (March 30, 1926 – September 8, 2010) was an American editor and publisher who served as the first managing editor of The Paris Review following its inception in 1953 and...

4/10/2015

Othniel Charles Marsh (1831 - 1899)

Othniel Charles Marsh (October 29, 1831 – March 18, 1899) was an American paleontologist. Marsh was one of the preeminent scientists in the field; the discovery or description of dozens of new...

4/7/2015

Isaac Wheeler Geer (1873 - 1953)

Isaac Wheeler Geer (Feb. 1, 1873 Plainfield, Conn. – June 20, 1953, Chicago) was a prominent railroad executive who served as General Manager of the Southwestern Division of the Pennsylvania R...

4/6/2015

Vance C. McCormick (1872 - 1946)

Vance Criswell McCormick (June 19, 1872 – June 16, 1946) was an American politician and prominent businessman from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He served as mayor of Harrisburg from 1902 to 1905 ...

4/5/2015

Willard Lamb Velie (1866 - 1928)

Willard Lamb Velie (1866 – October 24, 1928) was a businessman based in Moline, Illinois. He was an executive at Deere & Company before starting his own companies, which grew to become Velie...

4/5/2015