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James L. McConaughy, Governor (1887 - 1948)

James Lukens McConaughy (October 21, 1887 - March 7, 1948) was an American politician and the 76th Governor of Connecticut. Birth and education McConaughy was born in New York on October 21, ...

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Maj. Granville R. Fortescue, Rough Rider (1875 - 1952)

Granville Roland Fortescue (October 12, 1875-April 21, 1952) was an American soldier, a Rough Rider serving with his cousin, Colonel Theodore Roosevelt in Cuba, a presidential aide in the first Roose...

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John Humphrey Noyes, II MP (1811 - 1886)

John Humphrey Noyes (September 3, 1811 – April 13, 1886) was an American utopian socialist. He founded the Oneida Community in 1848. Early activism Noyes was born in Brattleboro, Vermont a...

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Cynthia Whitbeck Risk (1924 - 2009)

Cynthia Whitbeck Risk of Cummington, MA died at home on March 13, 2009. The daughter of Sterling and Virginia Eastman Whitbeck, she was born in Northampton, MA, on July 10, 1924. She graduated from T...

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John Trumbull (1750 - 1831)

) John Trumbull (April 24, 1750 – May 11, 1831) was an American poet. Biography Trumbull was born in what is now Watertown, Connecticut, where his father was a Congregational preacher....

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Joel Barlow (1754 - 1812)

Joel Barlow (1754–1812), U.S. Consul to Cádiz, Spain 1792-1893; U.S. Consul General to Algiers, Algeria 1795-1797; U.S. Minister to France 1811-1812 Joel Barlow (March 24, 1754 ȁ...

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Robert Reich, 22nd US Secretary of Labor MP

Robert Bernard Reich ( /ˈraɪʃ/;[3] born June 24, 1946) is an American political economist, professor, author, and political commentator. He served in the administrations of Presi...

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Mortimer R. Proctor, Governor (1889 - 1968)

Mortimer Robinson Proctor (May 30, 1889 – April 28, 1968), known as Mortimer R. Proctor, was an American politician from Vermont. He served as the 60th Lieutenant Governor of Vermont from 1941...

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Capt. Daniel Trowbridge (1703 - 1752)

A Modern History of New Haven, p. 14 : Their son, Daniel Trowbridge, the direct ancestor of Rutherford Trowbridge in the fifth generation, was born in New Haven, October 25, 1703, and after attending...

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Thomas Ara Spence, US Congress (1810 - 1877)

Thomas Ara Spence (February 20, 1810 – November 10, 1877) was an American politician. Born near the Accomack Court House in Accomack County, Virginia, Spence pursued academic studies and...

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General Staats Long Morris (British army) (1728 - 1800)

Staats Long Morris (August 27, 1728 Morrisiana, New York – January 28, 1800 Quebec, Canada) was an American colonist who served as a major-general in the British army during the American Revol...

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George W. Woodruff, Acting U.S. Secretary of the Interior (1864 - 1934)

George Washington Woodruff (February 22, 1864 – March 24, 1934) was an American football player, rower, coach, teacher, lawyer and politician. He served as the head football coach at the Unive...

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Henry M. Hoyt, Jr., U.S. Solicitor General MP (1856 - 1910)

Henry Martyn Hoyt (1856-1910) — also known as Henry M. Hoyt — Born in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa., December 5, 1856. Son of Henry Martyn Hoyt (1830-1892) and Mary (Lov...

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Josiah Meigs MP (1757 - 1822)

Josiah Meigs (August 21, 1757 – September 4, 1822) was an American academic, journalist and government official. History Meigs was the 13th and last child of Jonathan Meigs and Elizabeth Ham...

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Eugene Schuyler (1840 - 1890)

Eugene Schuyler (Ithaca, New York, February 26, 1840 – Venice, Italy, July 16, 1890) was a nineteenth-century American scholar, writer, explorer and diplomat. Schuyler was of the first three A...

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John H. Hammond (1910 - 1987)

John Henry Hammond II (December 15, 1910 – July 10, 1987) was an American record producer, Civil Rights activist, non-musician and music critic from the 1930s to the early 1980s. In his servic...

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Ogden H. Hammond, U.S. Ambassador to Spain (1869 - 1956)

Ogden Haggerty Hammond (October 13, 1869 – October 29, 1956) was an American businessman, politician and diplomat who served as United States Ambassador to Spain from 1925 to 1929. He was the ...

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Dwight Foster (1828 - 1884)

) Dwight Foster (1828–April 18, 1884) graduated from Yale College 1848, where he was a member of Skull and Bones, and was admitted to the bar in Massachusetts the following year. He served as ...

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Sorrell Robert Booke (1930 - 1994)

Sorrell Booke (January 4, 1930 – February 11, 1994) was an American actor who performed on stage, screen, and television. He is best known for his role as the corpulent, corrupt politician "Boss...

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General John W. Vogt, Jr. (1920 - 2010)

General John William Vogt, Jr. (March 18, 1920 – April 16, 2010) was commander, Allied Air Forces Central Europe, and commander in chief, U.S. Air Forces in Europe at Ramstein Air Base, German...

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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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H. Neil Mallon (1895 - 1983)

Henry Neil Mallon (1895–1983) was Chairman of the Board, President and Director 29-, Dresser Industries (Cleveland, OH) (now Halliburton), President 31-, Dresser Manufacturing Limited (Toronto...

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George P. Wetmore, Governor, U.S. Senator MP (1846 - 1921)

George Peabody Wetmore (August 2, 1846 – September 11, 1921) was the 37th Governor and a United States Senator from Rhode Island. Early life George Peabody Wetmore was born in London, Engl...

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John Patton, Jr., U.S. Senator (1850 - 1907)

John Patton, Jr. (October 30, 1850 – May 24, 1907) was a U.S. Senator from the state of Michigan. Patton, the son of John Patton and the brother of Charles Emory Patton, was born in Curwensv...

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Hugh Gregg, Governor (1917 - 2003)

Hugh Gregg (November 22, 1917 – September 24, 2003) was governor of the U.S. state of New Hampshire from 1953 to 1955, and was the youngest person ever elected to that office. He is the father...

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Sara Gilbert MP

Sara Gilbert ( /ˈɡɪlbərt/; born Sara Rebecca Abeles; January 29, 1975) is an American actress, best known for her role as Darlene Conner on the ABC sitcom Roseanne from 19...

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Frank Polk, acting U.S. Secretary of State (1871 - 1943)

Frank Lyon Polk (September 13, 1871 in New York City — February 7, 1943) was a prominent United States lawyer and a name partner of the law firm today known as Davis Polk & Wardwell. Biogr...

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Wayne MacVeagh, U.S. Attorney General (1833 - 1917)

Isaac Wayne MacVeagh (April 19, 1833 – January 11, 1917) was an American lawyer, politician, diplomat and the 36th Attorney General of the United States. Biography Born in Phoenixville, Pe...

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Franklin MacVeagh, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (1837 - 1934)

Franklin MacVeagh (November 22, 1837 – July 6, 1934) was an American banker and Treasury Secretary. Born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, he graduated from Yale University in 1858, where he ...

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Ezekiel Bacon (1776 - 1860)

Ezekiel Bacon (September 1, 1776 Boston – October 18, 1870 Utica, Oneida County, New York) was an American lawyer and politician from Massachusetts and New York. Life He was a son of J...

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Governor Bob Taft MP

Robert Alphonso "Bob" Taft II (born January 8, 1942) served as a Republican governor of the U.S. state of Ohio from 1999-2007. Although Taft was born in Boston, Massachusetts, he was raised in Cinc...

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Judah Philip Benjamin MP (1811 - 1884)

Born to a Sephardic family in the West Indies, Judah P. Benjamin was the most highly placed Jew in the Confederacy. Benjamin spent his adolescence in Charleston and briefly attended Yale University. ...

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Rev. Jonathan Dickinson, 1st President of Princeton University (1688 - 1747)

) Jonathan Dickinson (April 22, 1688 – October 7, 1747) was a Congregational, later Presbyterian, minister, a leader in the Great Awakening of the 1730s and 1740s, and a co-founder and first p...

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Abel P. Upshur, U.S. Secretary of Navy & State (1790 - 1844)

Abel Parker Upshur (June 17, 1790 – February 28, 1844) was an American lawyer, judge and politician from Virginia. Upshur was active in Virginia state politics and later served as Secretary of...

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Nicholas Katzenbach, U.S. Attorney General (1922 - 2012)

LBJ's attorney general Nicholas deBelleville Katzenbach (January 17, 1922 – May 8, 2012) was an American lawyer who served as United States Attorney General during the Lyndon B. Johnson admi...

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Barbara O'Neil (1910 - 1980)

Barbara O'Neil (July 17, 1910 – September 3, 1980) was an American actress. She appeared in the popular film Gone with the Wind (1939) and received an Academy Award nomination for her supporti...

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Schuyler V. Cammann (1912 - 1991)

Van Rensselaer Cammann (February 2, 1912 in New York City – September 9, 1991 in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire) was an anthropologist best known for work in Asia. Early life Schuyler gradu...

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Phillip Shriver, 17th President of Miami University (1922 - 2011)

Phillip Raymond Shriver (August 16, 1922 – April 23, 2011) was an American historian and college administrator who was president of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, from 1965 to 1981. Biogr...

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Richard Blumenthal, U.S. Senator MP

Richard Blumenthal (born February 13, 1946) is the junior United States Senator from Connecticut and a member of the Democratic Party. Previously, he served as Attorney General of Connecticut. Bo...

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David Sherman Boardman (1768 - 1864)

David Sherman Boardman (8 December 1768 – 2 December 1864) was an American lawyer, judge, and state assemblyman in the early United States. The youngest child of Deacon Sherman and Sarah (...

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Benjamin Silliman MP (1779 - 1864)

Silliman was born in a tavern in North Stratford, now Trumbull, Connecticut, a few months after his mother, Mary (Fish) Silliman (widow of John Noyes), fled for her life from their Fairfield, Connectic...

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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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Winthrop Aldrich Rockefeller MP (1912 - 1973)

Winthrop Rockefeller (May 1, 1912 – February 22, 1973) was a politician and philanthropist who served as the first Republican Governor of Arkansas since Reconstruction. He was a third-generati...

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Gov. William S. Livingston, Signer, US Constitution MP (1723 - 1790)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: William Livingston (1723-1790) - Wikipedia "... William Livingston (November 30, 1723 – July 25, 1790) served as the Governor of New Jersey (1776–1...

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W. Averell Harriman (1891 - 1986)

William Averell Harriman (November 15, 1891 – July 26, 1986) was an American Democratic Party politician, businessman, and diplomat. He was the son of railroad baron E. H. Harriman. He served as...

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Henry Huntly Haight, Governor (1825 - 1878)

Henry Huntly Haight (May 20, 1825 – September 2, 1878) was the tenth governor of California from December 5, 1867 to December 8, 1871. Biography Son of Fletcher Mathews Haight, he was ...

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Gov. Howard Dean MP

Vermont, United States

Howard Brush Dean III (born November 17, 1948) is an American politician and physician from Vermont. He served six terms as the 79th Governor of Vermont and ran unsuccessfully for the 2004 Democratic...

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Wilbur Lucius Cross, Governor (1862 - 1948)

Wilbur Lucius Cross, Ph. D. (April 10, 1862 – October 5, 1948) was an American educator and political figure who was the 71st Governor of Connecticut for eight years. Biography Born in...

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Pete Wilson, Governor, U.S. Senator MP

Peter Barton “Pete” Wilson (born August 23, 1933) is an American politician from California. Wilson, a Republican, served as the 36th governor of California (1991–1999), the culm...

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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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Malcolm Wallop, U.S. Senator (1933 - 2011)

Scion of the Earls of Portsmouth and former United States Senator from Wyoming. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Malcolm Wallop (Febr...

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John Wales, U.S. Senator (1783 - 1863)

John Wales (July 31, 1783 - December 3, 1863) was an American lawyer and politician from Wilmington, in New Castle County, Delaware. He was a member of the Whig Party, who served as U.S. Senator fr...

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Frederic C. Walcott, U.S. Senator (1869 - 1949)

Frederic Collin Walcott (February 19, 1869 – April 27, 1949) was a United States Senator from Connecticut. Born in New York Mills, Oneida County, New York, he attended the public schools of Ut...

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John V. Tunney, U.S. Senator MP

John Varick Tunney (born June 26, 1934), is a former Democratic Party United States Senator and Representative. Biography He is the son of the famous heavyweight boxing champion Gene Tunney a...

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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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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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Arlen Specter, U.S. Senator MP (1930 - 2012)

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William Proxmire, U.S. Senator (1915 - 2005)

Edward William Proxmire (November 11, 1915 – December 15, 2005) was an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a United States Senator from Wisconsin from 1957 to 1...

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Senator Francis Griffith Newlands MP (1846 - 1917)

NEWLANDS, Francis Griffith, (son-in-law of William Sharon), a Representative and a Senator from Nevada; born in Natchez, Adams County, Miss., August 28, 1846; moved to Missouri and later Illinois with ...

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Truman H. Newberry, US Senator & SecNav (1864 - 1945)

Truman Handy Newberry (November 5, 1864 – October 3, 1945) was a U.S. businessman and political figure. He served as the Secretary of Navy between 1908 and 1909. He was a U.S. Senator from Mic...

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Bill Nelson, U.S. Senator MP

Orlando, Orange, Florida, USA

) Clarence William "Bill" Nelson (born September 29, 1942) is the senior United States Senator from the state of Florida and a member of the Democratic Party. He is a former United States Representat...

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Rogers Morton, U.S. Secretary of the Interior and Commerce (1914 - 1979)

Rogers Clark Ballard Morton (September 19, 1914 – April 19, 1979) was an American politician who served as Secretary of the Interior and Secretary of Commerce under Presidents Richard Nixon an...

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Thruston Ballard Morton, U.S. Senator (1907 - 1982)

Thruston Ballard Morton (August 19, 1907 – August 14, 1982), a Republican, represented Kentucky in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. He was born in Louis...

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Gov. Return J Meigs II, US Sen,. Postmaster Gen. (c.1764 - 1825)

From Wikipedia: Return Jonathan Meigs, Jr. (also known as Return J. Meigs, Jr.) (pronunciation: "Megz" - rhymes with "eggs") (November 17, 1764–March 29, 1825) was a Democratic-Republican politi...

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Joseph M. McCormick, U.S. Senator (1877 - 1925)

Joseph Medill McCormick (May 16, 1877 – February 25, 1925), known as Medill, was part of the McCormick family of businessmen and politicians in Chicago. He became a Representative and a Senato...

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Joe Lieberman, U.S. Senator MP

Washington D.C., DC, USA

Joseph Isadore "Joe" Lieberman was the senior United States Senator from Connecticut. A former member of the Democratic Party, he was the party's nominee for Vice President in the 2000 election. Curren...

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John Forbes Kerry, Secretary of State MP

Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is an American politician who is currently serving as the 68th Secretary of State. As the Presidential nominee of the Democratic Party, he was defeated in the...

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John Kean, U.S. Senator (1852 - 1914)

) John Kean (December 4, 1852 – November 4, 1914) was an American lawyer, banker and Republican Party politician from Elizabeth, New Jersey. He represented New Jersey in the U.S. Senate from 1...

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Jim Jeffords, U.S. Senator MP (1934 - 2014)

James Merrill "Jim" Jeffords (born May 11, 1934) is a former U.S. Senator from Vermont. He served as a Republican until 2001, when he left the party to become an independent. He retired from the Sena...

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James Hillhouse, U.S. Senator (1754 - 1832)

James Hillhouse (October 20, 1754 – December 29, 1832) was an American lawyer, real estate developer, and politician from New Haven, Connecticut. He represented Connecticut in both the U.S. Ho...

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H. John Heinz III, U.S. Senator (1938 - 1991)

Henry John Heinz III (October 23, 1938 – April 4, 1991) was an American politician from Pennsylvania, a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives (1971–1977) and t...

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Gary Hart, U.S. Senator MP

Gary Hart (born Gary Warren Hartpence; November 28, 1936) is an American politician, lawyer, author, professor and commentator. He served as a Democratic Senator representing Colorado (1975–19...

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Fred Dubois, U.S. Senator (1851 - 1930)

Fred Thomas Dubois (May 29, 1851 – February 14, 1930) was a controversial American politician who served two terms in the United States Senate from Idaho. He was best-known for his opposition ...

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Henry L. Dawes, U.S. Senator (1816 - 1903)

Henry Laurens Dawes (October 30, 1816 – February 5, 1903) was a Republican United States Senator and United States Representative, notable for the Dawes Act. Biography Henry Dawes was ...

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John Davis, Governor, U.S. Senator MP (1787 - 1854)

) John Davis (January 13, 1787 – April 19, 1854) was an American lawyer, businessman and politician. Early life John Davis was born in Northborough, Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale C...

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David Daggett, U.S. Senator (1764 - 1851)

David Daggett (December 31, 1764 – April 12, 1851) was a U.S. senator, mayor of New Haven, Connecticut, Judge of the Connecticut Supreme Court of Errors, and a founder of the Yale Law School. ...

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LeBaron Bradford Colt, U.S. Senator (1846 - 1924)

LeBaron Bradford Colt (June 25, 1846 – August 18, 1924) was a United States Senator from Rhode Island and a circuit court judge. Biography He was born in Dedham, Massachusetts to Chris...

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Hillary Rodham Clinton, former U.S. Secretary of State MP

Chappaqua, NY, USA

When Bill Clinton took office as president in January 1993, Hillary Rodham Clinton became the First Lady of the United States, and announced that she would be using that form of her name. She is the ju...

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Prescott Sheldon Bush MP (1895 - 1972)

Home in 1930: Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 about Prescott Sheldon Bush Name: Prescott Sheldon Bush Gender: male Birth Place: OH S...

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Nicholas F. Brady, U.S. Senator and Secretary of the Treasury MP

Nicholas Frederick Brady (born April 11, 1930) was United States Secretary of the Treasury under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, and is also known for articulating the Brady Plan in M...

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David L. Boren, Governor, U.S. Senator MP

David Lyle Boren (born April 21, 1941) is an academic leader and American politician from the state of Oklahoma. A Democrat, he served as the 21st Governor of Oklahoma from 1975 to 1979 and in the Un...

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John Glenn Beall, Jr., U.S. Senator (1927 - 2006)

. John Glenn Beall, Jr. (June 19, 1927 – March 24, 2006) was a Republican member of the United States Senate, representing the State of Maryland 1971–1977. He was also a member of the M...

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Roger Sherman Baldwin, U.S. Senator & Governor (1793 - 1863)

Roger Sherman Baldwin (January 4, 1793 – February 19, 1863) was an American lawyer (office at 123 Church St New Haven CT ) involved in the Amistad case, who later became the 17th Governor of C...

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Abraham Baldwin,Signer of the US Constitution MP (1754 - 1807)

Abraham Baldwin (1754-1807) Baldwin was a transplanted northerner, born in Guilford, Connecticut, the second son of a blacksmith. Baldwin's father had high hopes for his twelve children and went in...

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Alva B. Adams, U.S. Senator (1875 - 1941)

Alva Blanchard Adams (October 29, 1875 – December 1, 1941) was a Democratic politician who represented Colorado in the United States Senate from 1923 until 1924 and again from 1933 to 1941. ...

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Reverend Eleazar Wheelock MP (1711 - 1779)

Reverend Eleazar Wheelock (1711 - 1779) , Congregational minister, orator, educator, and founder of Dartmouth College, the only surviving male child of of Deacon Ralph Wheelock and Ruth Huntington, was...

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Andrew Dickson White, 1st President of Cornell University (1832 - 1918)

-------------------- Andrew Dickson White (November 7, 1832 – November 4, 1918) was a U.S. diplomat, historian, and educator, who was the co-founder of Cornell University. Biography Fa...

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Andrew Warren Sledd (1870 - 1939)

Andrew Warren Sledd (November 7, 1870 – March 16, 1939) was an American theologian, university professor and university president. A native of Virginia, he was the son of a prominent Methodist...

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William S Johnson, Signer of the US Constitution MP (1727 - 1819)

JOHNSON, William Samuel, a Delegate and a Senator from Connecticut; born in Stratford, Conn., on October 7, 1727; was tutored privately by his father; graduated from Yale College in 1744 and from Harva...

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Rev. Dr. Samuel Johnson, 1st President of Columbia University MP (1696 - 1772)

) The Reverend Doctor Samuel Johnson (October 14, 1696 – January 6, 1772) was a clergyman, educator, and philosopher in colonial British North America. He was a major proponent of both Anglica...

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Robert M. Hutchins (1899 - 1977)

Robert Maynard Hutchins (also Maynard Hutchins) (January 17, 1899 – May 17, 1977), was an educational philosopher, dean of Yale Law School (1927–1929), and president (1929–1945) ...

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Joseph Gibson Hoyt (1815 - 1862)

Joseph Gibson Hoyt (January 19, 1815 – November 26, 1862) was the first chancellor and a professor of Greek at Washington University in St. Louis (then named Washington Institute in St. Louis)...

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Daniel Coit Gilman (1831 - 1908)

Daniel Coit Gilman (6 July 1831 - 13 October 1908) was an American educator and academician, who was instrumental in founding the Sheffield Scientific School at Yale College, and who subsequently ser...

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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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Henry Durant (1802 - 1875)

Henry Durant (Acton, Massachusetts, June 18, 1802 – Oakland, California, January 22, 1875) was the founding president of the University of California. Biography Graduate of Yale Colleg...

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Jonathan Dickinson (1688 - 1747)

) Jonathan Dickinson (April 22, 1688 – October 7, 1747) was a Congregational, later Presbyterian, minister, a leader in the Great Awakening of the 1730s and 1740s, and a co-founder and first p...

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Rev. Aaron Burr MP (1716 - 1757)

[following was downloaded 2009 from Wikipedia] The Reverend Aaron Burr (January 4, 1716 – September 24, 1757) was a notable divine and educator in colonial America. He was a founder of the Col...

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Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard (1809 - 1889)

Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard (May 5, 1809 – April 27, 1889) was an American scientist and educationalist. Biography Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard was born in Sheffield, Massachuse...

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Walter Chauncey Camp MP (1859 - 1925)

The Father of American Football--- On April 7, 1859 in New Britain, Connecticut, Walter Chauncy Camp was born. Walter Camp is deemed "The Father of American Football" due to his significant contrib...

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Rudy Vallee (1901 - 1986)

; findagrave.... ; Rudy Vallée (July 28, 1901 – July 3, 1986) was an American singer, actor, bandleader, and entertainer. Early life Rudy Vallée was born Hubert Prior Val...

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