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Douglas Knight MP (1921 - 2005)

Douglas Maitland Knight (June 8, 1921 – January 23, 2005) was an American educator, businessman, and author. He was a former professor of literature at Yale University prior to his presidency at Lawr...

3/14/2022 3/14/2022

Gene Rayburn MP (1917 - 1999)

"Gene Rayburn"

Television Announcer/Game Show Host/Actor. He was born Eugene Jelyevich in Christopher, Illinois. He was the only child of Croatian immigrants. He acted in high school plays and hoped to follow an acti...

7/25/2021 7/25/2021

Birth 15 Mar 1846 Kittanning, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, USA Death 11 Nov 1892 (aged 46) Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA Burial Linwood Cemetery Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA Plot Sol...

4/4/2019 6/6/2021

General Hobart Raymond Gay (May 16, 1894, Rockport, Illinois – August 19, 1983, El Paso, Texas), nicknamed "Hap", was a United States Army general.Early military careerHe was first commissioned into th...

2/29/2012 5/27/2019

Dorothea Tanning MP (1910 - 2012)


Dorothea Margaret Tanning (August 25, 1910 – January 31, 2012) was an American painter, printmaker, sculptor and writer. She also designed sets and costumes for ballet and theatre. in her own words ......

11/14/2011 5/27/2019

Joseph J. Sisco (1919 - 2004)

John Sisco (October 31, 1919 – November 23, 2004) was a diplomat who played a major role in then-Secretary of State Henry Kissinger's shuttle diplomacy in the Middle East. His career in the State Depar...

8/25/2010 5/27/2019

Rhodes Revels (September 27, 1827[note 1] – January 16, 1901) was a minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME), and a politician. He was the first person of color to serve in the United S...

12/24/2013 5/27/2019

Don Samuelson, Governor MP (1913 - 2000)

William Samuelson (July 27, 1913 – January 20, 2000) was a Republican politician from Idaho. He was the 25th Governor of Idaho, serving a single term from 1967 to 1971.Early years Born in Woodhull, Ill...

6/10/2013 5/27/2019

Ezekiel was twelve years of age when he came with the family to Iowa. Here he assisted his father in making and cultivating a farm, and here he received the most part of his primary education. He subse...

2/11/2018 5/27/2019

Edgar Lee Masters MP (1868 - 1950)

Edgar Lee Masters was an American attorney, poet, biographer, and dramatist. He is the author of Spoon River Anthology, The New Star Chamber and Other Essays, Songs and Satires, The Great Valley, The S...

7/14/2008 5/27/2019

S. S. McClure (1857 - 1949)

"S. S. McClure"

Sidney McClure (1857–1949) was an American publisher who became known as a key figure in investigative, or muckraking, journalism. He co-founded and ran McClure's Magazine from 1893 to 1911.BiographyHe...

3/5/2011 5/27/2019

Dow Lewelling (December 21, 1846 – September 3, 1900) was the 12th Governor of Kansas.Biography Lewelling was born in Salem, Iowa. He was the son of William Lewelling, an abolitionist and Quaker minist...

6/2/2013 5/27/2019

Whitcomb L. Judson (1846 - 1909)

Famous inventor: Known mostly for the creation of the zipper - U.S. Patents 504,037 & 504,038 on August 29. 1893.He had numerous other U.S. Patents. Among them are: - 420,878 on February 4, 1890 for a ...

1/6/2014 5/27/2019

Charles Alexander "Ohiye Sa" Eastman (1858 - 1939)

"Hakadah and Ohíye S’a"

Alexander Eastman (born Hakadah and later named Ohíye S’a; February 19, 1858 – January 8, 1939) was a Native American physician, writer, national lecturer, and reformer.Eastman was of Santee Sioux and ...

2/10/2009 5/27/2019

Job Adams Cooper, Governor MP (1843 - 1899)

Adams Cooper (November 6, 1843 – January 20, 1899) was a U.S. Republican Party politician. He served as the sixth Governor of the State of Colorado from 1889 to 1891.Early life Job Adams Cooper was bor...

6/7/2013 5/27/2019

Edgar A. Bancroft (1857 - 1925)

Addison Bancroft (1857 – July 27, 1925) was an American lawyer and diplomat. He served as United States Ambassador to Japan from 1924 to 1925.Early lifeBancroft was born in Galesburg, Illinois. He was ...

7/15/2013 5/27/2019

Robert J. Szold (1889 - 1977)

Robert Szold (1889–1977) was a 20th-century American lawyer, best known as a champion for the reform of child labor law and as a Zionist movement leader as well as a founding partner of Szold, Brandw...

5/30/2008 5/27/2019