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Jesse N.-SMITH
Born: on December 02, 1834

Jesse N. SMITH

Mormon pioneer, church leader, colonizer, politician and frontiersman


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Philanthropist - Industrialist, Businessman

George-SOROS

AmericanGeorge SOROS 

1930
Hungarian-American business magnate, investor, philanthropist, political activist, and author

Soros was born in Budapest in the Kingdom of Hungary to a well-to-do non-observant Jewish family. His mother Elizabeth (also known as Erzsébet) came from a family that owned a thriving silk shop. His father Tivadar (also known as Teodoro)[...]

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American politician

Terry-MCAULIFFE

AmericanTerry MCAULIFFE born Terence Richard MCAULIFFE

1957
American businessman and the 72nd Governor of Virginia

McAuliffe was born and raised in Syracuse, New York, the son of Mildred Katherine (Lonergan) and Jack McAuliffe. His father was a real estate agent and local Democratic politician. The family is of Irish Catholic descent.

He[...]

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Lawyer, Magistrate - American politician

John H.-KERR

AmericanJohn H. KERR born John Hosea KERR

1873 - 1958
American jurist and politician

Kerr was born in Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina but lived most of his life in Warrenton, North Carolina. Kerr received his bachelor's degree from Wake Forest University and his law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law.[...]

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American politician

Rolla-WELLS

AmericanRolla WELLS 

1856 - 1944
American politician, 30th Mayor of St. Louis, Missouri

Born in St. Louis, Missouri on June 1, 1856 in St. Louis Missouri to Erastus Wells and Isabella Bowman Henry Wells. His father Erastus was a representative from Missouri. He studied at Washington and Princeton Universities, and later in life[...]

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Lawyer, Magistrate - American politician

Dean-ACHESON

AmericanDean ACHESON born Dean Gooderham ACHESON

1893 - 1971
American statesman and lawyer, 51st United States Secretary of State

Dean Gooderham Acheson was born in Middletown, Connecticut. His father, Edward Campion Acheson, was an English-born Church of England priest who, after several years in Canada, moved to the U.S. to become Episcopal Bishop of Connecticut. His[...]

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Inventor - Sciences - Other

Willis-CARRIER

AmericanWillis CARRIER born Willis Haviland CARRIER

1876 - 1950
American engineer, best known for inventing modern air conditioning

Carrier was born on November 26, 1876, in Angola, New York, the son of Duane Williams Carrier (1836–1908) and Elizabeth R. Haviland (1845–1888).

He studied at Cornell University graduating in 1901 with a BS in[...]

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