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Industrialist, Businessman


AmericanJames GAMBLE 

1803 - 1891
Irish-born American soap maker and industrialist, he was the co-founder and co-eponym of Procter & Gamble Company

Gamble was born near Enniskillen in present-day Northern Ireland and went to Portora Royal School.

Gamble went into business with Wiliam Procter after they became related by marriage. Gamble's wife Elizabeth Ann Norris was the[...]

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Lawyer, Magistrate - American politician


AmericanCyrus VANCE born Cyrus Roberts VANCE

1917 - 2002
American lawyer who served as the 57th United States Secretary of State

Vance was born on March 27, 1917 in Clarksburg, West Virginia. His father, John Carl Vance, died of pneumonia in 1922. He had an older brother. His father was an insurance broker and landowner who worked in a government agency during World War[...]

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Lawyer, Magistrate - American politician


AmericanBainbridge COLBY 

1869 - 1950
American lawyer, a co-founder of the United States Progressive Party and Woodrow Wilson's last Secretary of State

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Colby graduated from Williams College (where he was admitted to Phi Beta Kappa), then attended Columbia Law School and New York Law School (1892). He was admitted to the New York bar, and served as a member of the[...]

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American politician


AmericanRodney FRELINGHUYSEN born Rodney Procter FRELINGHUYSEN

U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 11th congressional district

Frelinghuysen was born in New York City to Peter Hood Ballantine Frelinghuysen II, a New Jersey politician and Beatrice Sterling Procter, an heir to the Procter & Gamble fortune. He attended St. Mark's School, an exclusive Episcopal preparatory[...]

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Lawyer, Magistrate - American politician

William R.-DAY

AmericanWilliam R. DAY born William Rufus DAY

1849 - 1923
American diplomat and jurist, who served for nineteen years as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

Day was born in Ravenna, Ohio, son of Luther Day of the Ohio Supreme Court. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1870 and spent the following year in the school's law department. He settled in Canton, Ohio in 1872, where he began[...]

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Industrialist, Businessman - American politician


AmericanEdward STETTINIUS, JR. born Edward Riley STETTINIUS

1900 - 1949
American businessman who served as 48th United States Secretary of State

Stettinius was born in Chicago on October 22, 1900, the younger of two sons and third of four children of Edward Reilly and Judith (Carrington) Stettinius. His mother was a Virginian of colonial English ancestry. His father, Edward R.[...]

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