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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, Preservation, 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...

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...

Sadler, Harley

Clifford Ashby.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Performing Arts; US Politics; State and Local Government. 1014 words.

Sadler, Harley (04 September 1892–14 October 1954), tent show actor-manager, oilman, and Texas legislator, was born near Pleasant Plains, Arkansas, the son of Junius E. and Lula T. Sadler....

Sibthorpe, Thomas (d. 1351), administrator and murder victim

David Crook.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Theatre. 1075 words.

Sibthorpe, Thomas (d. 1351), administrator and murder victim, took his name from Sibthorpe, Nottinghamshire, where he had a landed interest by 1325. Nothing is known of his parents except...