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Al-Nahas, Mustafa (1879–1965), prime minister of Egypt

Michael T. Thornhill.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Politics; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1706 words.

Al-Nahas, Mustafa (1879–1965), prime minister of Egypt, was born on 15 June 1879 in Samanud, in the Gharbiyya province of Egypt's Nile delta, where his father was a timber merchant. He...

American Political History

Donald Critchlow.

December 2014; p ublished online February 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Political History; US Social History; Regional Political Studies. 168 pages.

American Political History: A Very Short Introduction explores key turning points in American political history, the nature of the two-party system, representative presidential and...

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Amherst, William Pitt, first Earl Amherst of Arracan (1773–1857), diplomatist and governor-general of Bengal

Douglas M. Peers.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1946 words.

Amherst, William Pitt, first Earl Amherst of Arracan (1773–1857), diplomatist and governor-general of Bengal, was born on 14 January 1773 in Bath, the first of three children of...

Anderson, David (1751–1825), East India Company servant

T. H. Bowyer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1167 words.

Anderson, David (1751–1825), East India Company servant, was born in Edinburgh on 10 February 1751, the second of the eight children of David Anderson (1707–1786), writer to the signet, and...

Anderson, George (1760–1796), colonial official and writer

A. M. Clerke.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 321 words.

Anderson, George (1760–1796), colonial official and writer, was born at Weston Turville, Buckinghamshire, in November 1760, the son of William Anderson, labourer. George Anderson also...

Anderson, John (1795–1845), East India Company servant and author

Katherine Prior.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 491 words.

Anderson, John (1795–1845), East India Company servant and author, was born in Scotland. In 1813 he obtained a writership in the East India Company's service at the small settlement of...

Anderson, Sir George William (1791–1857), East India Company servant and colonial governor

Katherine Prior.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1116 words.

Anderson, Sir George William (1791–1857), East India Company servant and colonial governor, was born in London, the son of Robert Anderson, a London merchant. He was educated at the East...

Anderson, Sir John (1858–1918), civil servant and colonial governor

J. M. Gullick.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Political Institutions; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1123 words.

Anderson, Sir John (1858–1918), civil servant and colonial governor, was born on 23 January 1858 at the Free School, Gartly, Aberdeenshire, the only son among the five children of John...

Andrew Young

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — United States History.

(b. 12 March 1932),

civil rights activist, politician, and ambassador. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Andrew Jackson Young Jr. was the son of Andrew Jackson Young Sr., a dentist,...

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Andros, Sir Edmund

Stephen Saunders Webb.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 2265 words.

Andros, Sir Edmund (06 December 1637–19 February 1714), imperial administrator, was born in London, England, the son of Amias Andros, seigneur of Sausmarez, Guernsey, and master of the...

Andros, Sir Edmund (1637–1714), colonial governor

Richard R. Johnson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 2307 words.

Andros, Sir Edmund (1637–1714), colonial governor, was born in London on 6 December 1637, the third of the eight children of Amias Andros (1610–1674), master of ceremonies to Charles I and...

Antonius, George Habib (1891–1942), colonial official, historian, and political activist

Michael T. Thornhill.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Education; History. 1649 words.

Antonius, George Habib (1891–1942), colonial official, historian, and political activist, was born on 19 October 1891 in Dair al-Qamar, a small town in the Lebanese mountains, the third of...

Antrobus, Sir Reginald Laurence (1853–1942), colonial official

David Sunderland.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1133 words.

Antrobus, Sir Reginald Laurence (1853–1942), colonial official, was born on 5 September 1853 at Withyham, Sussex, the first of the four children of the Revd George Antrobus, vicar of...

Anza, Juan Bautista de

Michael Mathes.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; World History; Maps and Map-making; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 890 words.

Anza, Juan Bautista de (07 July 1736–19 December 1788), military commander, explorer, and governor, was born in the presidio of Fronteras, Sonora, Mexico, the son of Juan Bautista de Anza,...

Appiah, Joseph Emmanuel [Joe] (1918–1990), politician in Ghana

Richard Rathbone.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Politics; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1066 words.

Appiah, Joseph Emmanuel [Joe] (1918–1990), politician in Ghana, was born in Kumasi, Gold Coast, on 16 November 1918, the son of James W. K. Appiah, schoolmaster, and his wife, Adoma. He...

Arbuthnot, Marriot (1711–1794), naval officer and colonial governor

Julian Gwyn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1509 words.

Arbuthnot, Marriot (1711–1794), naval officer and colonial governor, was born in Weymouth, the son of John Arbuthnott. He entered the navy about 1727, and passed his lieutenant's...

Arbuthnot, Sir Alexander John (1822–1907), administrator in India

F. H. Brown.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1388 words.

Arbuthnot, Sir Alexander John (1822–1907), administrator in India, was born on 11 October 1822, at Farmhill, co. Mayo, the third son of Alexander Arbuthnot (d. 1828), bishop of Killaloe,...

Archdale, John

Lindley S. Butler.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1242 words.

Archdale, John (05 May 1642–04 July 1717), colonial governor and a proprietor of Carolina, was born in Chipping Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, the son of Thomas Archdale, the local...

Archdale, John (1642–1717), colonial governor

Peter H. Wood.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 749 words.

Archdale, John (1642–1717), colonial governor, was born about 5 May 1642, the son of Mary Nevill and Thomas Archdale, a landowner in the parish of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire; Thomas...

Archer, John

David L. Cowen.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Medicine and Health. 874 words.

Archer, John (05 May 1741–28 September 1810), physician, patriot, and public official, was born in Maryland, either near Brinckley’s Mills, Cecil County, or near the present town of...