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Barnum, P. T.

James Ross Moore.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Business and Management; Conservation, Restoration, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; US Politics; State and Local Government. 2850 words.

Barnum, P. T. (05 July 1810–07 April 1891), showman, was born Phineas Taylor Barnum in Bethel, Connecticut, the son of Philo F. Barnum, a farmer and storekeeper, and Irena Taylor. While...

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Cahill, Holger

Barbara Blumberg.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Conservation, Restoration, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1482 words.

Cahill, Holger (13 January 1887–08 July 1960), author and curator, was born Sveinn Kristjan Bjarnarson, in Snifellsnessyslu, Iceland, the son of Björn Bjarnarson, a laborer, and Vigdis...

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Candler, Allen Daniel

Kenneth Coleman.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; State and Local Government. 633 words.

Candler, Allen Daniel (04 November 1834–26 October 1910), politician and compiler of records, was born in Auraria, Georgia, the son of Daniel Gill Candler and Nancy Caroline Matthews,...

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Flint, Weston

Donald G. Davis.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 713 words.

Flint, Weston (04 July 1835–06 April 1906), librarian, attorney, and government official, was born in Pike, Wyoming County, New York, the son of Nicholas Flint and Phebe Burt Willoughby,...

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Logan, James

Jeffrey B. Webb.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1446 words.

Logan, James (20 October 1674–31 October 1751), provincial councilor, scholar, and William Penn's secretary in America, provincial councilor, scholar, and William Penn’s secretary in...

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Rhees, William Jones

Edward F. Rivinus.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; US Politics. 896 words.

Rhees, William Jones (13 March 1830–18 March 1907), government administrator and archivist, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Benjamin Rush Rhees, a physician, and Margaret...

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Shaw, William Smith

John D. Knowlton.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1086 words.

Shaw, William Smith (12 August 1778–25 April 1826), bibliophile, lawyer, and presidential secretary, was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, the son of the Reverend John Shaw, a minister, and...

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Steiner, Lewis Henry

Eleanor F. Wedge.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Medicine and Health; US Politics; State and Local Government. 1058 words.

Steiner, Lewis Henry (04 May 1827–18 February 1892), physician, state senator, and librarian, was born in Frederick, Maryland, the son of Christian Steiner, a merchant, and Rebecca...

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