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Adams, Charles Francis

John F. Stover.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; Politics; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1393 words.

Adams, Charles Francis (27 May 1835–20 March 1915), railroad official, civic leader, and historian, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Charles Francis Adams (1807–1886), a...

Barlow, Joel

Carla J. Mulford.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Diplomatic History; International Relations; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 2713 words.

Barlow, Joel (24 March 1754–26 December 1812), businessman, diplomat, and poet, was born in Redding, Connecticut, the son of Samuel Barlow and Esther Hull, fairly well-to-do farmers. Barlow...

Barton, Robert [called Hob a Barton] (d. 1540), sea captain and administrator

Athol Murray.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Political Institutions; Public Administration; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1319 words.

Barton, Robert [called Hob a Barton] (d. 1540), sea captain and administrator, known to the English as the pirate Hob a Barton, was one of three sons of John Barton, sea captain in Leith,...

Billing, Noel Pemberton (1881–1948), aviator and self-publicist

G. R. Searle.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Social and Cultural History; UK Politics. 721 words.

Billing, Noel Pemberton (1881–1948), aviator and self-publicist, was born on 31 January 1881 in Hampstead, the youngest child of Charles Eardley Billing, a Birmingham iron-founder, and his...

Blogg, Henry George (1876–1954), lifeboat coxswain

H. M. Palmer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Political Institutions; Public Administration; World History; Travel and Holiday. 576 words.

Blogg, Henry George (1876–1954), lifeboat coxswain, was born in Cromer on 6 February 1876, the son of Ellen Blogg. He was educated at the Goldsmiths' School, Cromer, where he proved quick...

Brown, Albert Richard (1839–1913), shipping agent and consul for Japan

Iain F. Russell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1090 words.

Brown, Albert Richard (1839–1913), shipping agent and consul for Japan, was born on 29 August 1839 at Ringwood, in Hampshire, the son of Richard Brown, wine merchant and clerk to the...

Burns, Otway, Jr.

Max R. Williams.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; US Politics; State and Local Government. 1084 words.

Burns, Otway, Jr. (1775–25 October 1850), privateer, shipbuilder, and state legislator, was born on Queen’s Creek, Onslow County, North Carolina, the son of Otway Burns and Lisanah (maiden...

Burnside, Ambrose Everett

Michael C. C. Adams.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1767 words.

Burnside, Ambrose Everett (23 May 1824–13 September 1881), soldier and businessman, was born in Liberty, Indiana, the son of Pamelia Brown and Edghill Burnside, a law clerk and farmer. The...

Butler [Boteler], Nathaniel (b. 1577, d. in or after 1643), colonial governor and maritime author

Andrew Thrush.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1264 words.

Butler [Boteler], Nathaniel (b. 1577, d. in or after 1643), colonial governor and maritime author, was the elder son of the second marriage of John Butler (d. 1614) of the Toft, in...

Carter, Godfrey James

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 111 words.

CBE 1984

Born 1 June 1919; s of Captain James Shuckburgh Carter, Grenadier Guards (killed in action, 1918), and Diana Violet Gladys Carter (...

Castro Ruz, Dr Fidel

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours. 135 words.

Born 13 Aug. 1927; s of Angel Castro y Argiz and Lina Ruz de Castro (née González); m 1948, Mirta Diaz-Balart (marr. diss. 1955); one s

Head of State, Cuba,...

Chande, Jayantilal Keshavji, (Andy)

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Literature; Publishing; Business Finance. 270 words.

Hon. KBE 2003

Born 27 Aug. 1929; s of Keshavji Jethabhai and Kankuben Chande; m 1955, Jayalaxmi Madhvani; three s; died 6 April 2017

Chairman, Kioo Ltd,...

Colyer-Fergusson, Sir James Herbert Hamilton

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours. 134 words.

4th Bt cr 1866

Born 10 Jan. 1917; s of Max Christian Hamilton Colyer-Fergusson (d on active service, 1940) and Edith Jane (...

Drake, Francis Marion

H. Roger Grant.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 874 words.

Drake, Francis Marion (30 December 1830–20 November 1903), army officer, railroad promoter and executive, and governor of Iowa, was born in the western Illinois hamlet of Rushville, the son...

Engen, Donald Davenport

E. T. Wooldridge.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; US Politics. 1196 words.

Engen, Donald Davenport (28 May 1924–13 July 1999), naval officer, test pilot, public servant, was born in Pomona, California, the son of Sydney M. Engen, a stockbroker and later an...

Evans, Evan (1882–1965), coach tour operator and local politician

Anne Pimlott Baker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; World History; Travel and Holiday; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 743 words.

Evans, Evan (1882–1965), coach tour operator and local politician, was born on 8 November 1882 in Glanyrafon, Betws Leucu, Cardiganshire, the eldest of the six surviving children of David...

Gadsden, James

John F. Stover.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1379 words.

Gadsden, James (15 May 1788–26 December 1858), soldier, politician, and railroad executive, was born in Charleston, South Carolina, the son of Philip Gadsden, and Catherine Edwards. He was...

Gibson, Francis (bap. 1752, d. 1805), mariner and collector of customs

Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Political Institutions; Public Administration; World History; Travel and Holiday. 475 words.

Gibson, Francis (bap. 1752, d. 1805), mariner and collector of customs, was baptized at Whitby, Yorkshire, on 16 January 1752, the son of Joseph Gibson, commander of a merchant ship, and...

Girouard, Sir (Édouard) Percy Cranwill (1867–1932), railway engineer and colonial governor

John Flint.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering and Materials; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1366 words.

Girouard, Sir (Édouard) Percy Cranwill (1867–1932), railway engineer and colonial governor, was born on 26 January 1867 in Montreal, the son of Désiré Girouard (1836–1911) and his second...

Goldsborough, Sir John (d. 1693), mariner and East India Company servant

Gordon Goodwin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1011 words.

Goldsborough, Sir John (d. 1693), mariner and East India Company servant, is of obscure antecedents. A branch of the Goldsborough family was domiciled at Hadleigh near Ipswich in the...