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Born: on August 31, 1820


Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey's 1st district

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AmericanWalter BRENNAN born Walter Andrew BRENNAN

1894 - 1974
American actor

Walter Andrew Brennan was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, less than two miles from his family's home in Swampscott. He was the second of three children born to Irish immigrants William John Brennan and Margaret Elizabeth Flanagan. The elder Brennan[...]

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Architect & Designer


AmericanBruce PRICE 

1845 - 1903
American architect and an innovator in the Shingle Style

Price was born in Cumberland, Maryland, the son of William and Marian Bruce Price. He studied for a short time at Princeton University. After four years of internship in the office of the Baltimore, Maryland architects Niernsee & Neilson[...]

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AmericanCharles BUTTERWORTH born Charles Edward BUTTERWORTH

1896 - 1946
American actor

He once worked on a newspaper but was fired and then rehired when it was found out that he was courting the daughter of a big local advertiser. He also worked in the legal profession before going on stage and becoming a comedian in vaudeville in[...]

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Lawyer, Magistrate - American politician


AmericanReuben H. WALWORTH born Reuben Hyde WALWORTH

1788 - 1867
American lawyer and politician, he was the last Chancellor of New York

Walworth was the son of Benjamin Walworth and Apphia (Hyde Cardell) Walworth. The family removed to Hoosick, New York, when Reuben was still a child. He studied law at Troy, was admitted to the bar in 1809, and commenced practice in Plattsburgh.[...]

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American politician


AmericanLindsey GRAHAM born Lindsey Olin GRAHAM

American politician who has served as a United States Senator from South Carolina

Graham was born in Central, South Carolina, where his parents, Millie and Florence James "F.J." Graham, ran a restaurant-bar-pool hall-liquor store, the "Sanitary Cafe". After graduating from D. W. Daniel High School, Graham became the first[...]

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Author - American politician


AmericanHelen KELLER born Helen Adams KELLER

1880 - 1968
American author, political activist, and lecturer

Helen Adams Keller was born on June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Her family lived on a homestead, Ivy Green, that Helen's grandfather had built decades earlier. She had two younger siblings, Mildred Campbell and Phillip Brooks Keller, two[...]

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