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John Merrill Knapp MP (1914 - 1993)

John Merrill Knapp (May 9, 1914 – March 7, 1993) was an American musicologist and academic. He was considered an authority on the life and works of George Frideric Handel. Born in New York City, Knap...

3/22/2017 Today

Thomas E. Dewey, Governor of New York MP (1902 - 1971)


Thomas Edmund Dewey was the 47th Governor of New York (1943–1954). In 1944 and 1948, he was the Republican candidate for President, but lost both times. He led the liberal faction of the Republican P...

2/16/2009 Yesterday

John Dewey MP (1859 - 1952)

John Dewey (October 20, 1859 – June 1, 1952) was an American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer whose ideas have been influential in education and social reform. Dewey, along with Ch...

11/24/2008 Yesterday

Ruth Bader Ginsburg (born Joan Ruth Bader ) is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Ginsburg was appointed by President Bill Clinton and took the oath of office on August 10,...

9/6/2007 3/27/2017

Josiah Augustus Spaulding MP (1922 - 1983)

Josiah Augustus "Si" Spaulding (December 21, 1922 – March 27, 1983) was an American businessman, attorney, and politician. Education and military service Spaulding graduated from the Hotchkiss Sc...

2/24/2013 3/26/2017

John Mercer Walker, Sr. MP (1909 - 1990)

Dr. John Mercer Walker, Sr. (January 15, 1909 – August 16, 1990) was an American physician and investment banker. A member of the prominent Bush-Walker family, he was a maternal uncle of US President...

5/13/2008 3/24/2017

Edwin Arthur Burtt MP (1892 - 1989)

Edwin Arthur Burtt (/bɜːrt/; October 11, 1892 – September 6, 1989), usually cited as E. A. Burtt, was an American philosopher who wrote extensively on the philosophy of religion. His doctoral thesis ...

3/22/2017 3/23/2017

Lanny Ross MP (1906 - 1988)

Lanny Ross (January 19, 1906 - April 25, 1988) was an American singer, pianist and songwriter. Biography Lancelot Patrick Ross was born in Seattle, Washington. His parents were Douglas and Winifr...

3/22/2017 3/23/2017

Percy Hamilton Stewart MP (1867 - 1951)

Percy Hamilton Stewart (January 10, 1867, Newark, New Jersey – June 30, 1951, Plainfield, New Jersey) was a Democratic Party politician who represented New Jersey's 5th congressional district in the ...

3/22/2017 3/22/2017

Lloyd Wheaton Bowers MP (1859 - 1910)

Lloyd Wheaton Bowers-He was an American lawyer. Bowers was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, the son of Samuel Dwight and Martha Wheaton (Dowd) Bowers. On both sides his ancestors were Puritans w...

3/13/2007 3/22/2017

Elihu B. Frost MP (1860 - 1925)

Elihu Brintnal Frost (May 12, 1860 – August 22, 1925) was an American lawyer with an early involvement in the submarine industry. Born in Peekskill, New York, Frost was the son of lawyer Calvin Fro...

3/22/2017 3/22/2017

Thomas Hedge MP (1844 - 1920)

Thomas Hedge (June 24, 1844 – November 28, 1920) was a four-term Republican U.S. Representative from Iowa's 1st congressional district, in southeastern Iowa. Born in Burlington, Iowa Territory, Hed...

3/22/2017 3/22/2017

George Chandler Holt MP (1843 - 1931)

George Chandler Holt (December 31, 1843 – January 26, 1931) was a United States federal judge. Born in Mexico, New York, Holt received an A.B. from Yale College in 1866, where he was a member of Sk...

3/22/2017 3/22/2017

Charles Fraser MacLean MP (1841 - 1924)

Charles Fraser MacLean (November 21, 1841 – March 20, 1924) was an American jurist. Born in New Hartford, New York, he began attending Yale University as a junior in 1862. He graduated in 1864 and ...

3/22/2017 3/22/2017

Frank Eldridge Hyde MP (1858 - 1906)

"Frank E. Hyde"

Frank Eldridge Hyde was a lawyer and a Democratic politician in Connecticut. He was elected to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1890. From 1893 through 1897, he was the U.S. Consul in Lyon u...

2/6/2017 3/19/2017

John Lloyd Stephens MP (1805 - 1852)

John Lloyd Stephens (November 28, 1805 – October 13, 1852) was an American explorer, writer, and diplomat. Stephens was a pivotal figure in the rediscovery of Maya civilization throughout Middle Amer...

3/15/2017 3/15/2017

Ruth Blumberg, Ph.D. MP (1917 - 2004)

Ruth was an accomplished chemical Engineer in the field of solvent extraction. She was the first women to be awarded a PHD in chemical engineering by Columbia University.

11/1/2010 3/13/2017

Preetinder Singh "Preet" Bharara (born October 13, 1968) is an Indian-born American lawyer who served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 2009 to 2017, when he was fired—after...

4/3/2010 3/11/2017

John E. Flynn MP (1912 - 2003)

John E. Flynn (April 10, 1912 – September 23, 2003) was an American politician from New York. He was born on April 10, 1912, in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York. He attended New York Universit...

3/11/2017 3/11/2017

James Brien "Jim" Comey, Jr. (born December 14, 1960) is an American lawyer and the current Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Comey was the U.S. Attorney for the Southern Distr...

3/11/2017 3/11/2017

Maryanne Trump Barry (formerly Desmond; born April 5, 1937) is an attorney and an inactive Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Her younger ...

12/13/2009 3/11/2017

Wilford Bacon Hoggatt (September 11, 1865 – February 26, 1938) was an American naval officer and businessman who served as the sixth Governor of the District of Alaska.

3/9/2017 3/9/2017

Theodore Ernst Obrig MP (1894 - 1967)

Inventor of contact lenses. From CONTACT LENS HISTORY: THE OVERSEAS PIONEERS Theodore Obrig Theodore Obrig (1896-1967) joined Gall & Lemke Optical Company in 1914 as a graduate of Columbia Univer...

3/8/2017 3/9/2017

James Edward Hansen (born 29 March 1941) is an American adjunct professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University. He is best known for his research in climatolog...

3/8/2017 3/8/2017

Kevin Allen Hassett is an American economist. He is best known for his work on tax policy and for coauthoring Dow 36,000, published in 1999. Hassett is currently a senior fellow and director of econo...

3/8/2017 3/8/2017

Richard Swann Lull MP (1867 - 1957)

Richard Swann Lull (November 6, 1867–1957) was an American paleontologist from the early 20th century, active at Yale University, who is largely remembered now for championing a Pre-Neo-Darwinian Syn...

2/3/2012 3/7/2017

Dr. John Murray Carnochan MP (1817 - 1887)

John Murray Carnochan (July 4, 1817 – October 28, 1887) was an American surgeon who performed the first successful neurosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia.

5/1/2016 3/7/2017

Col. Rudolphus Ritzema MP (1738 - 1803)

Colonel Rudolphus Ritzema (1739–1803) was an American officer in the New York Line during the American Revolutionary War, and later changed sides, serving as a lieutenant colonel in a British regimen...

1/20/2010 3/6/2017

Rev. Johannes Rizema MP (1707 - 1794)


Reverend Johannes Ritzema was born at Friesland, Netherland and died 07 April 1794 at Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York. biographical notes From The New York Genealogical and Biographical Recor...

1/20/2010 3/6/2017

Daniel Seth Loeb (born December 18, 1961), known as Dan Loeb, is an American hedge fund manager. He is the founder and chief executive of Third Point LLC, a New York-based hedge fund with a portfolio...

4/10/2012 3/6/2017

Isaac Asimov MP (1920 - 1992)

"Itzhak Ozimov", "Ayzyek Azimov", "Isaac Yudovich Ozimov"

Isaac Asimov , born Isaak Yudovich Ozimov, Russian: Исаак Юдович Озимов; was a prolific American author, one of the three grand masters of science fiction, a professor of biochemistry at Boston Univers...

12/25/2008 3/5/2017

Melvin Levin Krulewitch (11 November 1895 – 25 May 1978) was a major general of the United States Marine Corps Reserve who saw active service in both world wars and the Korean War. Was also chairma...

3/12/2008 3/5/2017

Jack Donald Foner MP (1910 - 1999)

4/9/2016 3/3/2017

Philip Sheldon Foner MP (1910 - 1994)

8/2/2009 3/3/2017

Eric Foner is an American historian. He has been a faculty member in the department of history at Columbia University since 1982 and writes extensively on political history, the history of freedom, the...

4/28/2010 3/3/2017

Joseph (József) Pulitzer MP (1847 - 1911)

"Joseph Pulitzer"

Joseph Pulitzer April 10, 1847 – October 29, 1911), born Pulitzer József, was a Hungarian-American newspaper publisher of the St. Louis Post Dispatch and the New York World. Pulitzer introduced the tec...

6/11/2011 2/27/2017

Z. Y. Fu 傅在源 MP (1919 - 2011)

"Z. Y. Fu"

2/26/2017 2/27/2017

Rudolf Emil Kálmán MP (1930 - 2016)


Rudolf Emil Kálmán is a Hungarian-born American electrical engineer, mathematician, and inventor. He is most noted for his co-invention and development of the Kalman filter, a mathematical algorithm wi...

4/20/2016 2/27/2017

William Barclay Parsons MP (1859 - 1932)

Reference: FamilySearch Family Tree - SmartCopy : Feb 26 2017, 15:39:43 UTC

2/26/2017 2/26/2017

Peter Buck (born December 19, 1930) is an American physicist, restaurateur, and philanthropist. He co-founded the Subway fast food restaurant chain. Early life and education Buck was born in Sout...

2/12/2017 2/13/2017

Randolph David "Randy" Lerner (born February 21, 1962) is an American investor and sports-team owner. He became the majority owner of the American football team, the Cleveland Browns, of the National...

2/12/2017 2/13/2017

Al Lerner MP (1933 - 2002)

Alfred "Al" Lerner (May 8, 1933 – October 23, 2002) was an American businessman and philanthropist. He was best known as the Chairman of the Board of credit card giant MBNA and the owner of the Cleve...

2/13/2017 2/13/2017

Douglas M. "Doug" Leone (born 1957) is an American venture capitalist. Life Leone emigrated from Italy with his family aged 11, and they settled in Mount Vernon, New York. Leone earned a BS in me...

2/11/2017 2/12/2017

Excerpts from The Chandler Family; descendants of William and Annis Chandler Rev, THOMAS BRADBURY CHANDLER( William, John 3, John, William1) and Jane Emott, Elizabeth Town, N.J. She was dau. of Capt....

8/23/2015 2/7/2017

Cyrus Moulton MP

Massachusetts, United States

Cyrus Moulton is an American journalist. He currently works as a reporter for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette in central Massachusetts. He previously wrote for the Lynn Daily Item and was both a repor...

2/2/2017 2/2/2017

David Melech Friedman (born c. 1959) is an American bankruptcy lawyer. In December 2016, he was identified as President Donald Trump's choice for United States Ambassador to Israel. Early life and ...

1/31/2017 1/31/2017

Neil Gorsuch MP

Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado, United States

Neil Gorsuch is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Gorsuch is a proponent of originalism, the idea that the Constitution should be interpreted ...

1/31/2017 1/31/2017

Abdulfattah "John" Jandali MP


Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, United States

There’s a popular saying about three apples that have changed the world: Adam’s apple, Isaac Newton’s apple and Steve Jobs “Apple”. As successful as the founder of Apple was, Jobs passed away Thursday ...

10/25/2010 1/25/2017

Benjamin Buttenwieser MP (1900 - 1991)

Benjamin Joseph Buttenwieser (1900 – December 31, 1991) was an American banker, philanthropist and civic leader in New York. Buttenwieser entered Columbia College at age 15 and graduated in 191...

4/2/2011 1/25/2017

John George Trump MP (1907 - 1985)

John George Trump (August 21, 1907 – February 21, 1985) was an American electrical engineer, inventor, and physicist. He was a recipient of U.S. President Ronald Reagan's National Medal of Science, a...

7/5/2011 1/25/2017

Gerard W. Ford MP (1924 - 2008)

Gerard William "Jerry" Ford (October 2, 1924 – August 24, 2008) was an American businessman who in 1946 founded Ford Modeling Agency with his wife Eileen Ford in their apartment on the Upper East Sid...

1/21/2017 1/21/2017

Katie Ford MP (1955 - d.)

) Mary Katherine "Katie" Ford (born 1955) is the former CEO of the modeling agency Ford Models, Inc. from 1995 until 2007. Life and career Ford is the daughter of Eileen Ford (née Otte) and Gerar...

1/21/2017 1/21/2017

André Balazs MP (1957 - d.)

André Tomes Balazs (born January 31, 1957) is the President and CEO of André Balazs Properties that includes a portfolio of hotels across the United States and residences in New York, especially in N...

1/21/2017 1/21/2017

Gwynne Murdoch Andrews MP (1861 - 1930)

Residence in 1913 was:70 West 55th St., New York, NY.This is his biography from a 30th anniversary Harvard College anniversary bookPrepared for College as an unmatricualted student, and joined the Clas...

1/16/2017 1/17/2017

דוד הלבני באתר מקבלי פרס ישראל תשס"ח ______________________________________ David Weiss Halivni (Hebrew: דוד וייס הלבני‎) (born 1927) is an American-Israeli rabbi, scholar in the domain of Jewish Scien...

7/18/2014 1/17/2017

James Schamus MP

New York, New York, United States

James Allan Schamus (born September 7, 1959) is an American award-winning screenwriter, co-founder of Good Machine production company, and the CEO of Focus Features, the motion picture production, fi...

1/29/2007 1/17/2017

Robert Kyle Burns MP (1925 - 2001)

9/14/2014 1/12/2017

Miriam Friedman Menkin MP (1901 - 1992)

Miriam Friedman Menkin (8 August 1901 – June 8, 1992), née Miriam Friedman, was an American scientist who was most famous for her in vitro fertilization (IVF) research with John Rock. In February 194...

1/12/2017 1/12/2017

Edmund Strother Phelps, Jr. (born July 26, 1933) is an American economist and the winner of the 2006 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. Early in his career he became renowned for his research a...

4/24/2016 1/9/2017

Monica Crowley (born September 19, 1968) is an American columnist, political commentator, and talk radio personality. She is known for her appearances on Fox News. She is currently the online opinion...

1/7/2017 1/8/2017

Christopher Paul O'Neill MP

"Chris O'Neill"

New York, New York, New York, United States

Christopher O’Neill was born on June 27, 1974, in London, England, where he grew up with his parents, Eva Maria and Paul O’Neill. He has dual citizenship in the United States and the United Kingdom, ...

10/14/2012 1/1/2017

Evaris Boutell Green MP (1870 - 1947)

Reference: FamilySearch Family Tree - SmartCopy : Dec 30 2016, 4:35:28 UTC

8/11/2016 12/29/2016

Morris Abraham Schapiro MP (1903 - 1996)

Morris A. Schapiro, an investment banker whose Wall Street savvy enabled him to arrange the mergers of several of America's largest banks, died on Monday at his apartment on the Upper East Side of Manh...

1/5/2016 12/28/2016

Meyer Schapiro MP (1904 - 1996)

Meyer Schapiro was a Lithuanian-born American art historian known for forging new art historical methodologies that incorporated an interdisciplinary approach to the study of works of art. An expert on...

12/29/2015 12/28/2016

4/4/2016 12/28/2016

Henry Augustus Schermerhorn MP (1841 - 1869)

4/4/2016 12/28/2016

Peter Augustus Schermerhorn MP (1811 - 1845)

7/8/2014 12/28/2016

John Jones Schermerhorn MP (1806 - 1876)

7/8/2014 12/28/2016

William Colford Schermerhorn MP (1821 - 1903)

7/8/2014 12/28/2016

7/25/2011 12/28/2016

James Kent MP (1763 - 1847)

Reference: FamilySearch Family Tree - SmartCopy : Dec 29 2016, 2:43:22 UTC

6/12/2013 12/28/2016

Peter John Farrelly (born December 17, 1956) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer and novelist. The Farrelly brothers are mostly famous for directing and producing gross-out humor roman...

12/28/2016 12/28/2016

Ira David Wallach MP (1909 - 2007)

9/7/2013 12/28/2016

Henry Ogden Avery MP (1852 - 1890)

An Architect The Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia is named for him. Avery Library is named for New York architect Henry Ogden Avery, a friend of William Robert Ware, who was ...

3/12/2008 12/28/2016

Fu-li Yuan MP (1893 - 1987)

12/28/2016 12/28/2016

Tung-li Yuan MP (1895 - 1965)

12/28/2016 12/28/2016

Tun-li Yuan MP (1895 - 1968)

12/28/2016 12/28/2016

Shih-chia Chu MP (1905 - 1989)

6/15/2014 12/27/2016

Edward I-Lai Cho MP (deceased)

10/28/2012 12/27/2016

Willard Leslie Severinghaus MP (1882 - 1947)

Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Dec 27 2016, 14:38:04 UTC

12/27/2016 12/27/2016

Abraham Harold Maslow MP (1908 - 1970)

Abraham Maslow Biography Timeline Abraham Harold Maslow (April 1, 1908 – June 8, 1970) was an American psychologist who was best known for creating Maslow's hierarchy of needs, a theory of psycholo...

5/21/2014 12/22/2016

Carl Ransom Rogers MP (1902 - 1987)

Carl Ransom Rogers (January 8, 1902 – February 4, 1987) was an influential American psychologist and among the founders of the humanistic approach (or client-centered approach) to psychology. Rogers is...

5/23/2014 12/22/2016

Joseph S Lelyveld MP

New York, NY, USA

New York Magazine Review " Omaha Blues " , NYTimes review " Great Soul: Mahatama Ghandi" Books Joseph Lelyveld (born April 5, 1937) Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author , and a frequent c...

5/8/2011 12/15/2016

Carole Beth Balin MP

New York, New York, United States

Carole Beth Balin (born 1964) is a Reform Jewish rabbi and professor of Jewish history at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City. Her research interests include Eastern Eu...

11/14/2011 12/15/2016

Anatole Shub MP (1928 - 2006)

Anatole Shub (May 19, 1928 in The Bronx, New York City – July 2, 2006 in Washington, D.C.) was an American author, journalist, researcher, editor, news director and Russian public opinion analyst.

12/11/2016 12/11/2016

Rochelle Slovin MP

New York, New York, United States

Rochelle Slovin is a philanthropist, museum professional, arts advocate, and actor. She is best known as the founder and director of New York's Museum of the Moving Image. She is an alumna of Cornell U...

12/9/2016 12/9/2016

Rabbi Dr. David Aronson MP (1892 - 1988)

1/21/2007 12/7/2016

Konrad Chang Hsu 徐璋 MP (1901 - 1997)

4/22/2014 12/4/2016

Sina Juanita "Nena" Delbridge MP (1897 - 1997)


Sina Juanita Angerman was a teacher/principal of Edmond School District, had received BS & MS from Columbia University Reference: Sina Juanita Angerman first married Fred D. Lee in 1917. He was...

12/2/2016 12/2/2016

George Oslin MP (1899 - 1996)

"Invented the Singing Telegram"

George P. Oslin (1899 — October 24, 1996) was an American reporter, executive at Western Union and author on the history of telecommunication. Oslin graduated from Mercer University and the Graduat...

8/31/2015 12/1/2016

Richard E. Salomon is the Vice-Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations. Biography He graduated with a BA from Yale University in 1964 and an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of B...

12/1/2016 12/1/2016

Annette LaPorte Nazareth (born January 27, 1956) is an American attorney who served as a Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from August 4, 2005 to January 31, 2008. She is cu...

9/19/2016 11/29/2016

Antony John Blinken (born April 16, 1962) is the United States Deputy Secretary of State and the former Deputy National Security Advisor for President Barack Obama. He had served as a Senior Fellow a...

1/2/2010 11/27/2016

Ernest G. Stillman MP (1884 - 1949)

Ernest Goodrich Stillman was born into wealth. He was the son of James Jewett Stillman who built railroad and banking empires (e.g., First National City Bank of New York, now "Citibank") and was one ...

9/14/2009 11/27/2016

Upton Sinclair MP (1878 - 1968)

Upton Beall Sinclair Jr. (September 20, 1878 – November 25, 1968), was an American author and one-time candidate for governor of California who wrote close to one hundred books in many genres. He ach...

5/24/2010 11/25/2016

Bill de Blasio MP

"Warren Wilhelm", "Jr."

New York, New York, United States

Bill de Blasio is the 109th Mayor of New York City. He served in the New York City Council (2001-09) and as the Public Advocate of New York City (2010-13). Bill de Blasio was born Warren Wilhelm, J...

7/25/2011 11/24/2016

Shirley Brown MP (1915 - d.)

2/1/2010 11/24/2016

Emma Cohen MP (1904 - 2005)

1/28/2010 11/24/2016

Minnie Goodman MP (deceased)

7/20/2008 11/24/2016

Dr. Mendel Mazer MP (1909 - 1988)

Mendel was born in Manchester Ct in 1909. He was the youngest son of a youngest son. After graduating from Yale in 1931 he entered medical school at the urging of his father. At the time he graduated f...

7/28/2008 11/24/2016