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Union Army

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

Although the United States had a regular army of 16,000 career soldiers when the Civil War began, throughout the conflict it placed chief reliance on an ad hoc force of ...

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Disston, Hamilton

Mary Ellen Wilson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business and Management. 1043 words.

Disston, Hamilton (23 August 1844–30 April 1896), land developer, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Henry Disston, an industrialist, and Mary Steelman. At the age of...

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Iconic brands of the 20th and 21st centuries

Overview page. Subjects: Marketing.

The 20th century witnessed the phenomenon of brand building on a global scale. Although multiple elements of marketing were used to build and develop brands, the major instrument of the...

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McGuire, Peter J.

Mark Erlich.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1305 words.

McGuire, Peter J. (06 July 1852–18 February 1906), labor leader, was born in New York City, the son of John J. McGuire, a porter, and Catherine Hand O’Riley. One of five children of the...

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Adams, Thomas, Jr.

Dennis Wepman.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1028 words.

Adams, Thomas, Jr. (11 April 1846–04 August 1926), manufacturer, was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Thomas Adams, a photographer and entrepreneur, and Martha Dunbar. His father, a...

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Metcalf, William

Bruce E. Seely.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1213 words.

Metcalf, William (03 September 1838–05 December 1909), steel manufacturer, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of Orlando Metcalf, a prominent attorney, and Mary Mehitabel Knap....

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Lilly, Josiah Kirby

Edward L. Lach, Jr..

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1329 words.

Lilly, Josiah Kirby (18 November 1861–08 February 1948), pharmaceutical manufacturer, was born in Greencastle, Indiana, the son of Eli Lilly, a soldier, and Emily Lemon. Born at the...

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McCrory, John Graham

Alan R. Raucher.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1091 words.

McCrory, John Graham (11 October 1860–20 November 1943), retail store chain founder, was born John Graham McCrorey in East Wheatfield Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania, the son of...

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Randall, Clarence Belden

Thomas W. Zeiler.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1821 words.

Randall, Clarence Belden (05 March 1891–04 August 1967), steel company executive and government consultant, was born in Newark Valley, New York, the son of Oscar Smith Randall, a local...

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Westinghouse, George

Edward L. Lach, Jr..

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Engineering and Technology; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1569 words.

Westinghouse, George (06 October 1846–12 March 1914), inventor and manufacturer, was born in Central Bridge, Schoharie County, New York, the son of George Westinghouse and Emeline Vedder,...

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Emmons, Samuel Franklin

H. S. Yoder.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1115 words.

Emmons, Samuel Franklin (29 March 1841–28 March 1911), geologist, mining engineer, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Nathaniel Henry Emmons, a merchant engaged in East India and...

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Guggenheim, Solomon Robert

Lillian B. Miller.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Financial Aspects of Art; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1845 words.

Guggenheim, Solomon Robert (02 February 1861–03 November 1949), industrialist, art collector, and museum founder, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Meyer Guggenheim,...

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Malone, Annie Turnbo

Mary K. Dains.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1186 words.

Malone, Annie Turnbo (09 August 1869–10 May 1957), African-American businesswoman, manufacturer, and philanthropist, was born in Metropolis, Illinois, the daughter of Robert Turnbo and...

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Belanger, Mark

Edward L. Lach, Jr..

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 987 words.

Belanger, Mark (08 June 1944–06 October 1998), baseball player and union leader, was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, the son of Ed Belanger, a factory worker and technician, and Maria...

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Gary, Elbert Henry

Stephen H. Cutcliffe.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1577 words.

Gary, Elbert Henry (08 October 1846–15 August 1927), lawyer and steel industrialist, was born near Wheaton, Illinois, the son of Erastus Gary and Susan Valette, farmers. Raised in a strict...

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Bush, John Edward

Carl Moneyhon.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Insurance; Journalism. 760 words.

Bush, John Edward (15 November 1856–11 December 1916), businessman and politician, was born a slave in Moscow, Tennessee. In 1862 his master moved him and his mother to Arkansas to keep...

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Simmons, William James

Sandy Dwayne Martin.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Organization and Management of Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1110 words.

Simmons, William James (26 June 1849–30 October 1890), Baptist leader, educator, and race advocate, was born in Charleston, South Carolina, the son of enslaved parents, Edward Simmons and...

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