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Milton Longacre Cornell received the following obituary in the New York Times, 6 Nov. 1958, "Milton Longacre Cornell, industrialist and a former trustee of Columbia University, died yesterday in his ho...

2/21/2017 5/13/2017

Grace Li MP (1901 - 1966)

7/17/2011 5/12/2017

Daniel Boyarin (Hebrew: דניאל בוירין‎‎; born 1946) is a historian of religion. Born in Asbury Park, New Jersey, he holds dual United States and Israeli citizenship. Trained as a scholar, in 1990 he w...

12/19/2016 5/4/2017

WHITE--Beatrice Kevitt Hofstadter, died peacefully in Bridgewater, CT, on October 30. In keeping with her keen interest in both New England history and local weather, her passing occurred at the height...

4/8/2015 5/4/2017

Rabbi Dr. Samuel Schafler MP (1929 - 1991)

Samuel Schafler (February 20, 1929 – April 3, 1991) was a New York-born rabbi, historian, editor and Jewish educator. He was Superintendent of the Board of Jewish Education of Metropolitan Chicago an...

2/17/2008 5/4/2017

Ismar Schorsch (born November 3, 1935 in Hanover) is the son of Hanover Rabbi Emil Schorsch. They both experienced the so-called "Reichskristallnacht" in a different manner. Dr. Ismar Schorsch became t...

8/20/2008 5/4/2017

Judith Kaplan Eisenstein MP (1909 - 1996)

Judith Kaplan (September 10, 1909 – February 14, 1996) was a musician, theologian and the first person to celebrate a Bat Mitzvah publicly which she did on March 18, 1922, aged 12.

3/5/2012 5/4/2017

Rabbi Ira Eisenstein MP (1906 - 2001)

Rabbi Ira Eisenstein (November 26, 1906 - June 28, 2001) was an American rabbi who founded Reconstructionist Judaism, along with Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, his teacher and, later, father-in-law through h...

3/5/2012 5/4/2017

Rabbi Ben-Zion Bokser MP (1907 - 1984)

Ben-Zion Bokser (July 4, 1907 – 1984) was one of the major Conservative rabbis of the United States.

8/18/2007 5/4/2017

Roy Chapman Andrews MP (1884 - 1960)

Roy Chapman Andrews was an American explorer, adventurer and naturalist who became the director of the American Museum of Natural History. He is primarily known for leading a series of expeditions thro...

9/5/2008 5/4/2017

Newell Martin MP (1854 - d.)

5/1/2017 5/1/2017

Joseph Lawrence Mailman MP (1901 - 1990)

Joseph Lawrence Mailman was a U.S. businessman and philanthropist.

11/10/2008 4/30/2017

Adolf Augustus Berle, Jr. MP (1895 - 1961)

Adolf Augustus Berle , Jr. was a lawyer, educator, author, and U.S. diplomat. He was the author of The Modern Corporation and Private Property , a groundbreaking work on corporate governance, and an im...

5/1/2014 4/26/2017

Stephen Wise MP (1874 - 1949)

Stephen Samuel Wise (born Weisz ) was an Austro-Hungarian-born American Reform rabbi and Zionist leader. Wise was born in Budapest in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the son and grandson of rabbis. His ...

10/7/2009 4/26/2017

Harold Clayton Urey (April 29, 1893 – January 5, 1981) was an American physical chemist whose pioneering work on isotopes earned him the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1934. He played a significant role i...

12/9/2008 4/26/2017

Telford Taylor MP (1908 - 1998)

Telford Taylor was an American lawyer best known for his role in the Counsel for the Prosecution at the Nuremberg Trials after World War II, his opposition to Senator Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s, and ...

2/23/2009 4/26/2017

Arthur Hays Sulzberger MP (1891 - 1968)

Arthur Hays Sulzberger was the publisher of The New York Times from 1935 to 1961. During that time, daily circulation rose from 465,000 to 713,000 and Sunday circulation from 745,000 to 1.4 million; th...

1/17/2009 4/26/2017

William Thomas Gossett MP (1904 - 1998)

"Bud"

William T. Gossett was a lawyer who later served as the president of the American Bar Association (1968-9) as well as vice president and general counsel of the Ford Motor Company.

4/20/2015 4/25/2017

Richard Hofstadter MP (1916 - 1970)

Richard Hofstadter was an American historian and public intellectual of the mid-20th century. Hofstadter was the DeWitt Clinton Professor of American History at Columbia University. Rejecting his earli...

12/31/2014 4/25/2017

Lorenz Milton Hart MP (1895 - 1943)

Lorenz Milton Hart was the lyricist half of the Broadway songwriting team Rodgers and Hart. Some of his more famous lyrics include "Blue Moon," "Mountain Greenery," "The Lady Is a Tramp," "Manhattan," ...

9/20/2016 4/25/2017

Heather Nauert (born January 27, 1970) is the Spokesperson for the United States Department of State and the former Fox & Friends and Fox & Friends First anchor for Fox News Channel. Career Heath...

4/25/2017 4/25/2017

Burton DeWitt Watson MP (1925 - 2017)

Burton DeWitt Watson was an American scholar and translator of both Chinese and Japanese literature. He received awards including the Gold Medal Award of the Translation Center at Columbia University i...

4/22/2017 4/22/2017

Richard Channing Moore (August 21, 1762 – November 11, 1841) was the second bishop of the Diocese of Virginia (1814–1841). Find A Grave Memorial First buried at Shockoe Cemetery in Richmond, reinterr...

6/10/2013 4/16/2017

Roger Sherman Baldwin Foster MP (1857 - 1924)

Roger Sherman Baldwin Foster was an American lawyer. He was the son of Dwight Foster and Henrietta Perkins Baldwin, daughter of US Senator Roger Sherman Baldwin. He attended Boston Latin School, the ...

10/31/2011 4/15/2017

Oliver Gould Jennings MP (1865 - 1936)

Oliver Gould Jennings was a financier. He served in Connecticut House of Representatives. He was on the boards of Bethlehem Steel, United States Industrial Alcohol Company, McKesson & Robbins, Kingspor...

12/18/2008 4/12/2017

Rabbi Shmuel Sachs MP (1894 - 1989)

7/31/2016 4/12/2017

Rabbi Yosef Eliezer (Joseph Louis) Baron MP (1894 - 1960)

"Joseph Louis Baron"

3/6/2011 4/12/2017

Was an Olympic athlete and Dean of Tulane University Business School, Northwestern University Business School and Columbia University Business School.

4/12/2017 4/12/2017

Tudor Storrs Jenks MP (1857 - 1922)

Tudor Storrs Jenks was an American author, poet, artist and editor, as well as a journalist and lawyer. He is chiefly remembered for the popular works of fiction and nonfiction he wrote for children an...

10/31/2011 4/11/2017

Eli Whitney Blake, Jr. MP (1836 - 1895)

Eli Whitney Blake , Jr. was an American scientist. His father and namesake was an inventor and partner of the Blake Brothers manufacturing firm. The origin of the name Eli Whitney comes from Blake seni...

6/20/2011 4/11/2017

William Henry Welch , M.D. was an American physician, pathologist, and medical school administrator. He was one of the "Big Four" founding professors at Johns Hopkins Hospital. (The "Big Four" were Wil...

2/7/2012 4/9/2017

F. Trubee Davison MP (1896 - 1974)

Frederick Trubee Davison , usually known as F. Trubee Davison , or Trubee Davison , was an American World War I aviator, Assistant US Secretary of War, Director of Personnel for the Central Intelligenc...

10/22/2011 4/9/2017

Jeffrey David Sachs is an American economist and director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University, where he holds the title of University Professor, the highest rank Columbia bestows on its facul...

12/30/2009 4/6/2017

Arthur S. Fefferman MP (deceased)

4/4/2017 4/4/2017

Fairfax Cary Harrison MP (1869 - 1938)

Fairfax Cary Harrison was an American lawyer, businessman and history writer. Reference: "District of Columbia Deaths, 1874-1959," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 10 Feb 2013), Fairfa...

9/4/2008 4/4/2017

Edward Curtis Smith was an American politician from the US state of Vermont. He was a Republican. The son of Governor J. Gregory Smith, Edward C. Smith also served one term as governor of the state. ...

10/14/2008 4/3/2017

Hadas Ester Nathan van Hamburg MP (1711 - 1780)

"Moses"

Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Oct 2 2016, 19:15:57 UTC

2/7/2009 4/3/2017

Stephen Jay Gould MP (1941 - 2002)

Stephen Jay Gould was an American paleontologist, evolutionary biologist and historian of science. He was also one of the most influential and widely read writers of popular science of his generation. ...

9/10/2014 4/3/2017

Arthur Ira "Art" Garfunkel (born November 5, 1941) is a Grammy Award-winning American singer, poet, and Golden Globe-nominated actor best known for his partnership with Paul Simon in the folk duo Sim...

11/6/2014 4/3/2017

Enrico Fermi MP (1901 - 1954)

Enrico Fermi (29 September 1901 – 28 November 1954) is widely regarded as one of the leading scientists of the 20th century, highly accomplished in both theory and experiment. Fermi an Italian physicis...

7/17/2008 4/3/2017

Clifton Paul Fadiman MP (1904 - 1999)

"Kip"

Clifton Paul “Kip” Fadiman (May 15, 1904 – June 20, 1999) was an American intellectual, author, editor, radio and television personality. Fadiman worked ten years for Simon & Schuster, ending as its ...

8/27/2015 4/3/2017

Maurice Ewing MP (1906 - 1974)

"Doc"

William Maurice "Doc" Ewing (May 12, 1906 – May 4, 1974) was an American geophysicist and oceanographer. Ewing has been described as a pioneering geophysicist who worked on the research of seismic ...

11/30/2014 4/3/2017

André Frédéric Cournand (September 24, 1895 – February 19, 1988) was a French physician and physiologist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1956 along with Werner Forssmann ...

11/3/2014 4/3/2017

Benjamin Nathan Cardozo (May 24, 1870 – July 9, 1938) was a well-known American lawyer and associate Supreme Court Justice. Cardozo is remembered for his significant influence on the development of A...

1/7/2010 4/3/2017

John William Burgess MP (1844 - 1931)

) John William Burgess (August 26, 1844 – January 13, 1931) was a pioneering American political scientist. He spent most of his career at Columbia University and is regarded as having been "the most ...

10/11/2008 4/3/2017

Franz Uri Boas MP (1858 - 1942)

Franz Boas (July 9, 1858 – December 21, 1942) was a German American anthropologist a pioneer of modern anthropology who has been called the "Father of American Anthropology" and "the Father of Modern A...

11/17/2010 4/3/2017

Theos Casimir Hamati Bernard MP (1908 - 1947)

Sometimes styled as "The White Lama," Bernard was said to be "the first European Lama," and the first (or second, or third) westerner to participate in sacred Tibetan religious rites, and to be insid...

8/14/2010 4/3/2017

English Wikipedia page about Ruth Benedict Ruth Benedict (born Ruth Fulton, June 5, 1887–September 17, 1948) was an American anthropologist. She was born in New York City, and attended Vassar Colle...

6/15/2007 4/3/2017

Baruj Benacerraf (born 29 October 1920) is a Venezuelan immunologist, who shared the 1980 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the "discovery of the Major histocompatibility complex genes which en...

5/12/2009 4/3/2017

Virginia Apgar MP (1909 - 1974)

Virginia Apgar (7 June 1909–7 August 1974) was an American pediatric anesthesiologist. She was a leader in the fields of anesthesiology and teratology, and effectively founded the field of neonatolog...

2/26/2012 4/3/2017

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar MP (1891 - 1956)

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar , popularly known as Baba Saheb , was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer who inspired the Dalit Buddhist Movement and campaigned against social discrimin...

2/21/2016 4/3/2017

Warren Edward Buffett is an American investor, businessman, and philanthropist. He is one of the most successful investors in history, the primary shareholder and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, and in 20...

9/30/2007 4/3/2017

Lionel Trilling MP (1905 - 1975)

Lionel Mordecai Trilling was an American literary critic, short story writer, essayist, and teacher. He was one of the leading U.S. critics of the twentieth century who traced the contemporary cultural...

4/2/2017 4/2/2017

Irita Van Doren (Bradford) MP (1891 - 1966)

Irita Bradford Van Doren (March 16, 1891 – December 18, 1966) was an American literary figure and editor of the New York Herald Tribune book review for 37 years. Born Irita Bradford in Birmingham...

9/17/2009 4/2/2017

Charles Lincoln Van Doren (born February 12, 1926) is an American intellectual, writer, and editor who was involved in a television quiz show scandal in the 1950s. In 1959 he confessed before the Uni...

9/17/2009 4/2/2017

Carl Clinton Van Doren MP (1885 - 1950)

Carl Clinton Van Doren (September 10, 1885–July 18, 1950) was a U.S. critic and Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer. He was the brother of Mark Van Doren and the uncle of Charles Van Doren. Biography...

9/17/2009 4/2/2017

Henry Morgenthau, Sr. MP (1856 - 1946)

US Diplomat & Philanthropist. A lawyer, businessman and United States ambassador, most famous as the American ambassador to the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. As ambassador to the Ottom...

12/8/2007 4/1/2017

Will Durant MP (1885 - 1981)

"Will", "William James Durand"

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8/9/2014 4/1/2017

Marjorie Burtt MP (1890 - 1982)

Reference: FamilySearch Family Tree - SmartCopy : Mar 31 2017, 16:31:55 UTC

3/23/2017 3/31/2017

Robert Morris Burtt MP (1895 - 1977)

3/31/2017 3/31/2017

Kenneth Farrand Simpson MP (1895 - 1941)

Kenneth Farrand Simpson (May 4, 1895 – January 25, 1941) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York. Biography Simpson was born in New York City on May 4,...

3/22/2017 3/31/2017

Albert DeSilver MP (1888 - 1924)

Albert DeSilver (August 27, 1888 – December 7, 1924) was a founding member of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). DeSilver graduated from Yale in 1910, where he was a member of Skull and Bon...

3/22/2017 3/31/2017

George E. Lewis (born July 14, 1952) is an American composer, electronic performer, installation artist, trombone player, and scholar in the fields of improvisation and experimental music. He has bee...

3/22/2017 3/30/2017

Dr. Julius Heyman MP (1888 - 1944)

"Judah Leib"

3/27/2009 3/30/2017

David Thorne (born September 16, 1944) is an American businessman and diplomat who served as United States Ambassador to Italy and Ambassador to San Marino from 2009 to 2013. He was nominated by Pres...

3/22/2017 3/30/2017

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 3/29/2017

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

"Gangbuster"

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 3/28/2017

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 3/28/2017

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)

"Ned"

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 Barry MP

"Desmond"

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)

"Ritsema"

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