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  • Seymour Weiss (1896 - 1969)
    Seymour Weiss (September 13, 1896 – September 17, 1969) was a prominent hotel executive and civic leader from New Orleans, Louisiana, who was a close confidant of the legendary Huey Pierce Long, Jr...
  • John Stinson Lacey (1793 - 1873)
    Came to Ohio around 1805 with his parents, William and Mrs. Lacey, and two brothers, Robert and Anderson Lacey, where they settled near Chillicothe, Ross Co., Ohio. In the War of 1812, John and his bro...
  • Jesse Hoyt Lacey (1826 - 1899)
    "Omaha: the Gate city, and Douglas County, Nebraska;" page 214 In the spring of 1859 Jesse H. Lacey and John McCormick started a wholesale grocery - the first institution of its kind in Nebraska - unde...
  • Boyd Frank Henderson, [Twin] (1918 - 2018)
    Our dear old Dad, Boyd Frank Henderson, passed away on Christmas morning December 25, 2018. He had a goal to live till his 100th birthday with his identical twin brother Ralph and they celebrated it to...
  • Capt. John Arndt (1748 - 1814)

This project is created for all political and civic leaders who have become as a pebble-in-a-pond, for better or worse.

It also seeks to address unique challenges and issues associated with civic participation and its effect on zeitgeist and the study of genealogy.


Robert Francis Kennedy --- "Each time a man stands for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”


Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) --- "The SPLC is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality."