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Davis, Rt Hon. David (Michael)

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business Finance; Politics. 162 words.

Born 23 Dec. 1948; s of Ronald and Elizabeth Davis; m 1973, Doreen Margery Cook; one s two d

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Cook, William Birkett

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education. 149 words.

MA

Born 30 Aug. 1931; e s of late William James and Mildred Elizabeth Cook, Headington, Oxford; m 1...

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Tollet, Elizabeth (1694–1754), poet

Michael Londry.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 1316 words.

Tollet, Elizabeth (1694–1754), poet, was born on 11 March 1694, the daughter of George Tollet (d. 1719) and Elizabeth, née Cook (1659/60–1702). Her father was a central influence in her...

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Sadler, James (bap. 1753, d. 1828), balloonist and chemist

H. S. Torrens.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Metals, Alloying, and Corrosion; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Medicinal Chemistry. 1707 words.

Sadler, James (bap. 1753, d. 1828), balloonist and chemist, was born in Oxford and baptized there on 27 February 1753. He was the elder son of James Sadler (1718–1791), cook and...

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Harrison, Edmund (bap. 1591, d. 1667), embroiderer

Patricia Wardle.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Textiles and Embroidery; Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art. 829 words.

Harrison, Edmund (bap. 1591, d. 1667), embroiderer, was born in London, the son of Christopher Harrison (d. 1611), merchant taylor, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Cook of...

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Johnson, Frank Robert (1943–2006), journalist

Charles Moore.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism. 1084 words.

Johnson, Frank Robert (1943–2006), journalist, was born on 20 January 1943 at Hackney Hospital, London, the only son and first child of Ernest Johnson, baker and pastry cook, and his wife,...

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Drummond [née Gibson; other married name Simpson], Flora McKinnon (1878–1949), suffragette

Krista Cowman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Gender and Politics. 1362 words.

Drummond [née Gibson; other married name Simpson], Flora McKinnon (1878–1949), suffragette, was born on 4 August 1878 at 12 Elizabeth Ann Street, Manchester, the daughter of Francis Gibson,...

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Roza, Lilian Patricia [Lita] (1926–2008), singer

Spencer Leigh.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Voice. 1017 words.

Roza, Lilian Patricia [Lita] (1926–2008), singer, was born at 13 Upper Pitt Street, Abercromby, Liverpool, on 14 March 1926, one of seven children of Francis Vincent (Frank) Roza...

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Hall, Thomas (1659/60–1719), Roman Catholic priest

Thompson Cooper.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 337 words.

Hall, Thomas (1659/60–1719), Roman Catholic priest, born in London, was the son of Thomas Hall, a cook, and his wife, Elizabeth Hawkins. They resided for some time in Ivy Lane, near St...

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North, Prof. Robert, (Robert North Dodson)

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies; Performing Arts. 279 words.

Born 1 June 1945; s of Charles Dodson and Elizabeth Thompson; m 1st, 1978, Janet Smith (marr. diss.); 2nd, 1999, Sheri Cook

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Ward, Joshua John

James M. Clifton.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; US Politics; State and Local Government. 1108 words.

Ward, Joshua John (24 November 1800–27 February 1853), planter and legislator, was born in All Saints Parish (Georgetown District), South Carolina, the son of Joshua Ward, a planter, and...

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Cooke, Morris Llewellyn

Sondra Van Meter McCoy.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social Sciences; Mechanical Engineering and Materials. 845 words.

Cooke, Morris Llewellyn (11 May 1872–05 March 1960), consulting management engineer, was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, one of eight children born to William Harvey Cooke, a physician, and...

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Eating on the Run

Adrian Miller.

in President's Kitchen Cabinet

February 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 13103 words.

This chapter explores how presidential food preparation changes when the president travels to a destination, and stays away from the White House for an extended period of time. This chapter...

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Cook, John Francis, Jr.

Willard B. Gatewood.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 943 words.

John Francis Cook, Jr., was born in Washington, D.C., the son of the prominent African American clergyman and educator John Francis Cook (1810?–1855) and Jane Mann. Educated first at his...

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Cook, John Francis, Jr.

Willard B. Gatewood.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 929 words.

public official and businessman, was born in Washington, D.C., the son of the prominent African American clergyman and educator John Francis Cook (1810?–1855) and Jane Mann. Educated...

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Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 115 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, I

Edited by F.M.L. Thompson.

January 2003; p ublished online January 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Theory, Methods, and Historiography. 472 pages.

The twenty-one scholars whose obituaries are published in this book were Fellows of the British Academy (FBA) and were outstanding in their fields. The Fellows remembered for their academic...

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Evurtius

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

(4th century),

bishop of Orléans, who might possibly be identified with an Eortius who took part in the council of Valencia (374). Nothing is known about him, not even the date of...

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Briggs, Lyman James

Nelson R. Kellogg.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 1479 words.

Briggs, Lyman James (07 May 1874–25 March 1963), physicist, was born in Assyria, Michigan, the son of Chauncey Lewis and Susanna Isabella McKelvey, farmers. At age fifteen Briggs entered...

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Coryell, Charles DuBois

Russell F. Trimble.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicinal Chemistry. 1062 words.

Coryell, Charles DuBois (21 February 1912–07 January 1971), chemist, was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of William Harlan Coryell, an accountant, and Florence Elizabeth Cook....

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Weissmuller, Johnny

Dan Streible.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Film. 1303 words.

Weissmuller, Johnny (02 June 1904–20 January 1984), swimmer and actor, was born Janos Weissmuller in Freidorf, Romania (then Austria-Hungary), the son of Peter Weissmuller, a miner, and...

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