• Thomas Chatterton

    1752 - 1770

    Thomas Chatterton (1752 - 1770)

    Poet.  Famous for creating one of the 18th Century’s most notorious literary hoaxes. He was the son of a church choirmaster who died three months before Thomas was born,   and he grew up in poverty. At the age of eight he was sent to the school founded by Edward Colston, which was a charitable […]

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  • Thomas Chippendale

    1718 - 1779

    Thomas Chippendale (1718 - 1779)

    Cabinetmaker. Born in Otley, Yorkshire, England, the son of Thomas Chippendale I, a Worcester cabinetmaker and wood-carver of note. By 1727 the Chippendales had moved to London where they opened a furniture workshop. At the end of 1749 the younger Chippendale established himself in Conduit Street with partner, upholsterer James Rannie. The following year, he […]

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  • Thomas Cole

    1801 - 1848

    Thomas Cole (1801 - 1848)

    Artist. The founder of Hudson River School of Art, he was born at Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire, England. He was a noted landscape artist who inspired other artists to paint the unspoiled beauty of the natural landscapes about them especially in the Hudson River Valley. He is credited with being the founder of a distinctly American art […]

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  • Thomas Couture

    1815 - 1879

    Thomas Couture (1815 - 1879)

    Artist. A controversial but influential 19th century French history painter, he was born in Senlis, Olse, France and moved to Paris with his family 1826 where he studied at the École des Arts et Métiers and later at the École des Beaux-Arts. He began exhibiting his paintings at the Paris Salon in 1840, winning seven […]

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  • Thomas Cubitt

    1788 - 1855

    Thomas Cubitt (1788 - 1855)

    Architect. An influential figure in English building design, he specialised in the late Georgian and early Regency styles. The son of a Norfolk farmer, he journeyed to India as ship’s carpenter from which he earned sufficient funds to start his own building firm, where he was the first builder to have a ‘modern’ system of […]

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  • Thomas DeSimone

    1950 - 1979

    Thomas DeSimone (1950 - 1979)

    Mobster. DeSimone worked under mob boss Paul Vario, and was a friend and associate of Jimmy Burke and Henry Hill, of “Goodfellas” fame. He was portrayed in the movie (as Tommy DeVito) by Joe Pesci. DeSimone was involved in various criminal activities, including the infamous Lufthansa heist in December 1978. He disappeared the week after […]

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  • Thomas Disch

    1940 - 2008

    Thomas Disch (1940 - 2008)

    Thomas Disch entered the field of science fiction at a turning point, as the pulp adventure stories of its older style began to be challenged by a more serious, adult, and often darker style. This movement, called New Wave, tried to show that the ideas and themes of science fiction could be developed beyond the […]

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  • Thomas Doggett

    1970 - 1721

    Thomas Doggett (1970 - 1721)

    Actor and author. One-time manager of the Haymarket and Drury Lane theatres in London. Founder, in 1715, of London’s famous Race, when Thames boatmen compete for Doggett’s Coat and Badge, the world’s oldest rowing race.

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  • Thomas Dow Jones

    1811 - 1881

    Thomas Dow Jones (1811 - 1881)

    Artist. Best known work includes busts of Lincoln,and Salmon P Chase (for the Supreme Court room of the U.S. Capitol). (bio by: Laurie)

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  • Thomas Dow Jones

    1811 - 1881

    Thomas Dow Jones (1811 - 1881)

    Artist. Best known work includes busts of Lincoln,and Salmon P Chase (for the Supreme Court room of the U.S. Capitol). (bio by: Laurie)

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  • Thomas Dow Jones

    1811 - 1881

    Thomas Dow Jones (1811 - 1881)

    Artist. Best known work includes busts of Lincoln,and Salmon P Chase (for the Supreme Court room of the U.S. Capitol). (bio by: Laurie)

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  • Thomas Eagleton

    1929 - 2007

    Thomas Eagleton (1929 - 2007)

    In the Senate, Thomas Eagleton was active in matters dealing with foreign relations, intelligence, defense, education, health care, and the environment. He was instrumental to the Senate’s passage of the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act, and sponsored the amendment that halted the bombing in Cambodia and effectively ended American involvement in the […]

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  • Thomas Eakins

    1844 - 1916

    Thomas Eakins (1844 - 1916)

    Artist, Photographer. A realist painter, he is now widely acknowledged to be one of the most important artists in American art history, even though his work received little recognition during his lifetime. He has also been credited with introduced the camera to the American art studio. Born Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins, his father was a writing […]

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  • Thomas Eakins

    1844 - 1916

    Thomas Eakins (1844 - 1916)

    Artist, Photographer. A realist painter, he is now widely acknowledged to be one of the most important artists in American art history, even though his work received little recognition during his lifetime. He has also been credited with introduced the camera to the American art studio. Born Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins, his father was a writing […]

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  • Thomas Eboli

    2018 - 1972

    Thomas Eboli (2018 - 1972)

    Organized Crime Figure. Born Tommaso Eboli in Scisciano, near Naples, Italy, to Louis and Madalena Maddalone. Tommy immigrated to the U.S. with his parents as an infant. Tommy was the brother of Genovese crime family capo (captain) Pasquale Eboli. To hide his Italian heritage, Eboli adopted the nickname “Tommy Ryan” from professional boxer Tommy Ryan. […]

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  • Thomas Edison

    1847 - 1931

    Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

    Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed “The Wizard of Menlo Park”, he was one of the first inventors to […]

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  • Thomas Elmer Braniff

    1883 - 1954

    Thomas Elmer Braniff (1883 - 1954)

    Businessman. One of the nation’s leading insurance men. Chairman and president of Prudential Insurance. In 1927 he bought a second-hand airplane and co-founded Braniff Airlines, the first airline in the Southwest.  Family links:  Parents:  Thomas J Braniff (1846 – 1930)  Mary Casey Braniff (1852 – 1940)  Spouse:  Bess Thurman Braniff (1887 – 1954)*  Children:  Jeanne […]

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  • Thomas Elmer Braniff

    1883 - 1954

    Thomas Elmer Braniff (1883 - 1954)

    Businessman. One of the nation’s leading insurance men. Chairman and president of Prudential Insurance. In 1927 he bought a second-hand airplane and co-founded Braniff Airlines, the first airline in the Southwest.  Family links:  Parents:  Thomas J Braniff (1846 – 1930)  Mary Casey Braniff (1852 – 1940)  Spouse:  Bess Thurman Braniff (1887 – 1954)*  Children:  Jeanne […]

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  • Thomas Ernest “Ernie” Hare

    1883 - 1939

    Thomas Ernest “Ernie” Hare (1883 - 1939)

    Actor. In the 1920s he was a popular recording and radio star with partner Billy Jones as ‘The Happiness Boys.’ He was also an understudy of legendary entertainer Al Jolson. In 1933 Hare appeared in the film, “Rambling ‘Round Radio Row #5.”  Family links:  Parents:  Thomas Upshur Hare (1855 – 1917)  Mary Ida Roberts Hare […]

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  • Thomas Fugate

    1899 - 1980

    Thomas Fugate (1899 - 1980)

    Thomas Fugate was born on April 10, 1899, on a farm near Tazewell, in Claiborne County, Tennessee. He attended public schools before pursuing higher education at the University of Tennessee and Lincoln Memorial University. In 1918, he married Lillian Rowlett, a union that produced five children. Soon after, Fugate moved his family to Ewing, Virginia, […]

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  • Thomas Gaff

    1808 - 1884

    Thomas Gaff (1808 - 1884)

    Industrialist, Financier. A native of Edinburgh, Scotland, he came to America with his parents in 1811 and settled in Springfield, New Jersey. Educated in private schools, he learned papermaking from his father and the distillery business from his uncle, Charles Wilson. With his brothers, John and James, he opened a distillery in Philadelphia in the […]

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  • Thomas Gainsborough

    1727 - 1788

    Thomas Gainsborough (1727 - 1788)

    Artist. An English portrait and landscape painter, in 1740 he went to London and became the assistant and pupil of the French engraver Hubert Gravelot. He is celebrated for the elegance, vivacity, and refinement of his portraits, which were greatly influenced by the work of Van Dyck. Outstanding among his well-known works are Perdita, The […]

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  • Thomas Gibson Crawford

    1813 - 1857

    Thomas Gibson Crawford (1813 - 1857)

    Artist/Sculptor. Born in New York City, the son of Aaron & Mary (Gibson) Crawford. At the age of 19 he entered into the New York City studios of Frazer and Launitz, artists and artificers in marble. In 1834 he went abroad to promote his artistic studies. His first ideal work was a group of Orpheus […]

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  • Thomas Gomez

    1905 - 1971

    Thomas Gomez (1905 - 1971)

    Born Sabino Tomas Gomez in New York City, Thomas Gomez began his acting career in theater during the 1920s and was a student of the actor Walter Hampden. He made his first film Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror in 1942 and by the end of his career had appeared in sixty films. Thomas Gomez […]

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  • Thomas Greene Clemson

    1807 - 1888

    Thomas Greene Clemson (1807 - 1888)

    Philanthropist. Born in Philadelphia, he was educated at Alden Partridge’s Military Academy in Vermont and was further trained in agricultural at the Sorbonne Paris, France. Upon his return to the US, he co-authored significant legislation to promote agricultural education and engaged in farming in South Carolina in the 1830s. Thomas became active in the federal […]

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  • Thomas H. Wyman

    1929 - 2003

    Thomas H. Wyman (1929 - 2003)

    Noted business magnate. Mr. Wyman had been the CEO of many different companies, including CBS, Green Giant, and S.G. Warburg & Co. Inc.  Mr. Wyman also served as a board member for multiple companies, including General Motors Corporation, Hughes Electronics Corporation, Scott Paper Company, Norton Company, Toro, Norwest Bank, The Boston Company, Green Giant Company, […]

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  • Thomas Hardwick, Jr

    1970 - 1970

    Thomas Hardwick, Jr (1970 - 1970)

    Noted architect. He was an eminent architect, renowed principally as a church designer and with his son Philip Hardwick (1792-1870), also a noted architect, held the post of surveyor to St Batholomew’s Hospital, London. His father was a master mason turned architect, Thomas Hardwick senior (1725-1798) with whom he worked at Syon House, Middlesex for […]

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  • Thomas Hardy

    1840 - 1970

    Thomas Hardy (1840 - 1970)

    Thomas Hardy was born on 2 June 1840 in Higher Bockhampton (then Upper Bockhampton), a hamlet in the parish of Stinsford to the east of Dorchester in Dorset, England, where his father Thomas (1811–1892) worked as a stonemason and local builder, and married his mother Jemima (née Hand;[4] 1813–1904) in Beaminster, towards the end of […]

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  • Thomas Hart Benton

    1889 - 1975

    Thomas Hart Benton (1889 - 1975)

    Painter,  Muralist.  Along with Grant Wood and John Steuart Curry,  he was the outstanding figure in the American Regionalist movement of the 1930s and 1940s. Benton is best known for his murals of everyday and historical scenes of the Midwest and Southern United States.  Although he declared himself “an enemy of modernism” his work is […]

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  • Thomas Hastings

    1860 - 1929

    Thomas Hastings (1860 - 1929)

    Architect. He studied at Columbia University and graduated from the Beaux Arts College, Paris in 1884. Returning to New York, he began working for McKim, Mead and White,  and formed an important firm with John Merven Carrere in 1886. Their most famous work is the New York Public Library,  opened in 1911.  His other designs […]

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