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Bono, Sonny

Stacey Hamilton.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online June 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Radio; Voice. 1374 words.

Bono, Sonny (16 February 1935–05 January 1998), entertainer, songwriter, and politician, was born Salvatore Phillip Bono in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Santo Bono, a truck driver, and...

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Eisler, Gerhart

Jochen Cerný.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; US Politics; Journalism; Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions. 1328 words.

Eisler, Gerhart (20 February 1897–21 March 1968), Communist journalist and politician, was born in Leipzig, Germany, the son of Rudolf Eisler, a philosopher, and Marie Ida Fischer. Eisler...

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Hays, Will H.

James Fisher.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Film; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1570 words.

Hays, Will H. (05 November 1879–07 March 1954), motion picture industry official, lawyer, and politician, was born William Harrison Hays in Sullivan, Indiana, the son of John T. Hays, an...

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Macy, John Williams, Jr.

Robert A. Slayton.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; US Politics. 921 words.

Macy, John Williams, Jr. (06 April 1917–22 December 1986), federal administrator, was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of John W. Macy, an advertising executive, and Juliette Moen. He...

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Murphy, George

Melissa Vickery-Bareford.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Film; Dance. 1107 words.

Murphy, George (04 July 1902–03 May 1992), actor, dancer, and politician, was born George Lloyd Murphy in New Haven, Connecticut, the son of Michael Murphy, a university and olympic track...

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O’Daniel, W. Lee

Lewis L. Gould.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; US Politics; State and Local Government. 1367 words.

O’Daniel, W. Lee (11 March 1890–11 May 1969), Texas governor, U.S. senator, and radio performer, known as “Pappy,” was born Wilbert Lee O’Daniel in Malta, Ohio, the son of William O’Daniel,...

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Schine, G. David

Kristen Williams.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions; Film; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; US Politics. 1099 words.

Schine, G. David (11 September 1927–19 June 1996), government official and businessman, was born Gerard David Schine, the son of J. Myer Morris Schine, millionaire owner of radio stations,...

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Valenti, Jack

Stephen Vaughn.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Marketing; Film. 1515 words.

Valenti, Jack (05 September 1921–26 April 2007), advertising executive, presidential adviser, motion picture industry executive and lobbyist, was born Jack Joseph Valenti in Houston and...

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Wilkinson, Bud

Andrew McGregor.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; US Politics; Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1286 words.

Wilkinson, Bud (23 April 1916–09 February 1994), college football coach, sports commentator, and politician, was born Charles Burnham Wilkinson in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Charles Patton...

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Young, Owen D.

Justus D. Doenecke.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Radio; Diplomatic History; International Relations; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1863 words.

Young, Owen D. (27 October 1874–11 July 1962), lawyer, business leader, and public servant, was born in Van Hornesville, New York, the son of Jacob Smith Young and Ida Brandow, farmers....

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