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Lamar, John Basil

Kenneth Coleman.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Agriculture and Farming. 887 words.

Lamar, John Basil (05 November 1812–15 September 1862), writer and planter, was born in Milledgeville, Georgia, the son of Zachariah Lamar, a merchant and planter, and Mary Ann Robinson....

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MacDonald, Betty

Harriet L. King.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Agriculture and Farming. 602 words.

MacDonald, Betty (26 March 1908–07 February 1958), author and farmer, was born Anne Elizabeth Campbell Bard in Boulder, Colorado, the daughter of Darsie Campbell Bard, a mining engineer,...

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Rogers, Will

Peter C. Rollins.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Radio; Literature; Humour; Journalism; Performing Arts; Theatre. 2200 words.

Rogers, Will (04 November 1879–15 August 1935), entertainer and social commentator, was born William Penn Adair Rogers near Oologah, Oklahoma, in what was then the Cooweescoowee District of...

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Twain, Mark

Louis J. Budd.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Education. 8235 words.

Twain, Mark (30 November 1835–21 April 1910), author and lecturer, was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, Missouri, the son of John Marshall Clemens, a lawyer, and Jane Lampton....

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