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Abramsky, Yehezkel (1886–1976), rabbinic scholar and Orthodox Jewish leader

Raphael Loewe.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics and Law; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Ethnic Politics; Education. 914 words.

Abramsky, Yehezkel (1886–1976), rabbinic scholar and Orthodox Jewish leader, was born on or about 7 February 1886 in Dashkovtsy, near Most and Grodno, Lithuania, the third child and eldest...

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Andrews, Fannie Fern Phillips

Linda G. Ford.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics and Law; Education. 773 words.

Andrews, Fannie Fern Phillips (25 September 1867–23 January 1950), pacifist and educational reformer, was born in Margaretville, Nova Scotia, the daughter of William Wallace Phillips, a...

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Balch, Emily Greene

Sandra Opdycke.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology; Education; Politics and Law. 1352 words.

Balch, Emily Greene (08 January 1867–09 January 1961), peace activist, sociologist, and Nobel Peace Prize winner, was born in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, the daughter of Francis Vergnies...

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DeBenedetti, Charles Louis

Charles F. Howlett.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online December 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; Politics and Law. 1588 words.

DeBenedetti, Charles Louis (27 January 1943–27 January 1987), historian, was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Louis Albert DeBenedetti, a bread delivery truck driver, and Clementine...

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Dennett, Mary Coffin Ware

Robyn L. Rosen.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Politics and Law; Education. 1378 words.

Dennett, Mary Coffin Ware (04 April 1872–25 July 1947), birth control and sex education reformer and pacifist, was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, the daughter of George Whitefield, a...

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Fincke, William M.

Charles F. Howlett.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online December 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics and Law; Education. 1729 words.

Fincke, William M. (01 January 1878–31 May 1927), pacifist minister and educator, was born William Mann Fincke in New York City, the son of William H. Fincke, a wealthy businessman, and...

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Firth, Roderick

John G. Troyer.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Philosophy; Politics and Law. 1156 words.

Firth, Roderick (30 January 1917–22 December 1987), philosopher and educator, was born in Orange, New Jersey, the son of Leo Earl Firth, who was in the advertising business, and Ida Lake....

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Ginsberg, Allen

Ann Charters.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online June 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Politics and Law; Education. 2113 words.

Ginsberg, Allen (03 June 1926–06 April 1997), poet, was born in Newark, New Jersey, the younger son of Louis Ginsberg, a high school English teacher and and Naomi Levy Ginsberg. Ginsberg...

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Grimké, Thomas Smith

Louise W. Knight.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Politics and Law; Education. 1257 words.

Grimké, Thomas Smith (26 September 1786–12 October 1834), lawyer, educational and peace reformer, politician, was born in Charleston, South Carolina, the second son of John Faucheraud...

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Hughan, Jessie Wallace

Larry Gara.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Theory; Politics and Law; Education. 852 words.

Hughan, Jessie Wallace (25 December 1875–10 April 1955), pacifist, socialist, and teacher, was born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Samuel Hughan, an accountant and librarian, and...

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