• James Norris Gamble

    1836 - 1932

    James Norris Gamble (1836 - 1932)

    Manufacturer (Proctor & Gamble).  Family links:  Parents:  James Gamble (1803 – 1891)  Elizabeth A. Norris Gamble (1811 – 1888)  Spouse:  Margaret Penrose Gamble (1832 – 1901)*  Children:  Maud Gamble Nippert (____ – 1937)*  Olivia P. Gamble (1875 – 1961)*  Siblings:  James Norris Gamble (1836 – 1932)  Olivia Gamble (1841 – 1850)*  Alex William Gamble (1843 […]

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  • James O. Barrows

    1855 - 1925

    James O. Barrows (1855 - 1925)

    Stage actor, also appeared in 29 films. (bio by: TLS)

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  • James Oliver Curwood

    1878 - 1927

    James Oliver Curwood (1878 - 1927)

    Author. He wrote adventure novels, drawing from his experience as a reporter following the Northwest Mounted Police through the icy regions of Alaska and Canada. He was an ardent conservationist. Curwood was fishing in the Venice area of Florida when something bit or stung him on his thigh, in or through his rubber boots. It […]

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  • James Parrott

    1897 - 1939

    James Parrott (1897 - 1939)

    James Gibbons Parrott was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Charles and Blanche Thompson Parrott. In 1903, his father died from a heart attack, leaving the family in bad financial shape, which forced them to move in with a relative. Charley Jr. quit school, so he could go to work, in order to support his mother […]

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  • James Pinckney Alley

    1885 - 1934

    James Pinckney Alley (1885 - 1934)

    Cartoonist. Known for creating the character ‘Hambone’ in “Hambone’s Meditations.” Author of “Distinguised Folks.” (bio by: Laurie)  Family links:  Parents:  John Pinckney Alley (1840 – 1891)  Malinda Catherine Everette Lane Alley Jones (1844 – 1931)  Spouse:  Nona Buchanan Lane Alley (1887 – 1975)*  Children:  Elizabeth Alley Ahlgren (1909 – 1992)*  Kathryn Alley Conaway (1911 – […]

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  • James Polk

    1795 - 1849

    James Polk (1795 - 1849)

    James Polk 11th President of the United States (1845–1849). Polk was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. He later lived in and represented Tennessee. A Democrat, Polk served as the 17th Speaker of the House of Representatives (1835–1839) and Governor of Tennessee (1839–1841). Polk was the surprise (dark horse) candidate for president in 1844, defeating […]

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  • James Pough

    1948 - 1990

    James Pough (1948 - 1990)

    In December 1988, James Pough traded his old car for a 1988 Pontiac Grand Am, though he soon had difficulties to make his payments. As a result, the car was voluntarily repossessed by GMAC in January 1990. He received a bill for $6,394 of outstanding fees in March, and again on April 6, which was […]

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  • James Q. Wilson

    1931 - 2012

    James Q. Wilson (1931 - 2012)

    James Wilson completed his B.A. at the University of Redlands in 1952, where he was the national collegiate debate champion in 1951 and 1952. He completed an M.A. (1957) and a Ph.D. (1959) in political science at the University of Chicago. From 1961 to 1987, he was the Shattuck Professor of Government at Harvard University. […]

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  • James Rebhorn

    1948 - 2014

    James Rebhorn (1948 - 2014)

    James Rebhorn James Robert Rebhorn (September 1, 1948 – March 21, 2014) was an American actor who appeared in over 100 films, television series, and plays. At the time of his death, he had recurring roles in the current series White Collar and Homeland. Early and personal life Rebhorn was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the […]

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  • James Ritty

    1836 - 1918

    James Ritty (1836 - 1918)

    James Jacob Ritty (29 October 1836 – 29 March 1918), saloonkeeper and inventor, opened his first saloon in Dayton, Ohio in 1871, billing himself as a “Dealer in Pure Whiskies, Fine Wines, and Cigars.” Some of Ritty’s employees would take the customers’ money and pocket it, rather than depositing the cash that was meant to […]

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  • James Robert Baker

    1946 - 1997

    James Robert Baker (1946 - 1997)

    James Robert Baker was born in Long Beach, California and raised in what he considered a “stifling, Republican Southern Californian household”. Rebelling against his parents, he became attracted to the fringe elements of society, including beatniks (anyone living as a bohemian, acting rebelliously, or appearing to advocate a revolution in manners), artists and gays. In […]

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  • James Robertson

    1742 - 1814

    James Robertson (1742 - 1814)

    James Robertson was born in Brunswick County, Virginia, of Scots-Irish and English descent. Around 1750, his father relocated to Wake County, North Carolina. He worked on his father’s farm and had limited formal education. In 1759, young Robertson accompanied explorer Daniel Boone on his third expedition to lands beyond the Allegheny Mountains. The party discovered the […]

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  • James S. McDonnell, Jr

    1899 - 1980

    James S. McDonnell, Jr (1899 - 1980)

    Chairman and CEO of McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft.  Family links:  Spouses:  Mary Elizabeth Finney Mc Donnell (1905 – 1949)*  Priscilla Brush McDonnell (1914 – 2009)* *Calculated relationship

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  • James Scott Kemper

    1886 - 1981

    James Scott Kemper (1886 - 1981)

    Businessman. He established the Lumberman’s Mutual Casualty Company, which was the predecessor of the today’s Kemper Insurance Companies. He was politically active, serving as an Illinois delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948, and 1952, as the treasurer of the Republican National Committee from 1944 to 1946, and as the United […]

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  • James Scrugham

    1880 - 1945

    James Scrugham (1880 - 1945)

    James Graves Scrugham (January 19, 1880 – June 23, 1945) was an American politician. He was a Representative, a Senator, and the 14th Governor of the U.S. state of Nevada. He was a member of the Democratic Party. James Scrugham was born in Lexington, Kentucky, in 1880. He graduated from the University of Kentucky at […]

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  • James Seay

    1914 - 1992

    James Seay (1914 - 1992)

    James Seay (9 September 1914 in Pasadena, California – 10 October 1992 in Capistrano Beach, California) was an American character actor who often played minor supporting roles as government officials. Although it was a minor part not credited on-screen, his role in the film Miracle on 34th Street is one of his most visible because the […]

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  • James Stacy

    1936 - 2016

    James Stacy (1936 - 2016)

    James Stacy made his film debut in Sayonara in 1957, and his television debut in Highway Patrol. He had a recurring role as “Fred” in The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet from 1958 to 1963. During the 1960s he made guest appearances in television shows, including Gunsmoke, Hazel, The Donna Reed Show, Have Gun – […]

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  • James Stauffer Herr

    1924 - 2012

    James Stauffer Herr (1924 - 2012)

    Businessman. As founder of Herr Foods Incorporated, he emerged as one of the top producers of snack foods within the industry. Raised on his family’s farm with his sibblings, he acquired skills during his teenage years which proved invaluable throughout his adult life in business. His empire began under humble conditions in 1946, when at […]

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  • James Stewart

    1908 - 1997

    James Stewart (1908 - 1997)

    James Maitland Stewart was born on May 20, 1908, in Indiana, Pennsylvania, the son of Elizabeth Ruth (née Jackson) and Alexander Maitland Stewart, who owned a hardware store. Stewart had Scottish and Irish ancestry, and was raised as a Presbyterian. He was descended from veterans of the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the […]

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  • James Still

    1906 - 2001

    James Still (1906 - 2001)

    Lonie, James Still’s mother was sixteen when she moved to Alabama due to a tornado destroying the family home. His father, J. Alex Still, was a horse doctor with no formal training. James Still was born July 16, 1906 near Lafayette, Alabama. Still was considered a quiet child but a hard worker. He along with […]

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  • James Sydney Ensor

    1860 - 1949

    James Sydney Ensor (1860 - 1949)

    James Ensor is one of the most surprising artists of the 19th century. (Although he in fact lived until after World War 2, his finest work dates from the period 1880-1905).  Born in the Belgian seaside town of Ostend, to an English father (an unsuccessful engineer) and a Belgian mother (from a family of proprietors […]

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  • James T. Callahan

    1930 - 2007

    James T. Callahan (1930 - 2007)

    Actor. He is best remembered for his role as the cranky but lovable grandfather, Walter Powell, on the television comedy series “Charles In Charge” from 1987 to 1990. Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Callahan began his acting career in the late 1950s. His other roles include the films, “The Walking Target” (1960), “Tropic Of Cancer” […]

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  • James Taylor

    1880 - 1939

    James Taylor (1880 - 1939)

    James Willis Taylor (August 28, 1880 – November 14, 1939) was a U.S. Representative from Tennessee. James Taylor was born near Lead Mine Bend in Union County, Tennessee, Taylor was the son of James W. and Sarah Elizabeth (Rogers) Taylor. He attended the public schools, Holbrook Normal College, Fountain City, Tennessee, and the American Temperance University, […]

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  • James Thomas Aubrey, Jr

    1918 - 1994

    James Thomas Aubrey, Jr (1918 - 1994)

    Television Producer. Born in La Salle, Illinois, he was know as the champion of CBS Television sitcoms, (1959-65). His many noted productions included “The Twilight Zone”, “Route 66”, “The Beverly Hillbillies”, “Mister Ed”, “Gilligan’s Island” and “The Defenders”. In 1969, he took on the job of production manager at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer where he oversaw the dismantling […]

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  • James Thomson Callender

    1970 - 1803

    James Thomson Callender (1970 - 1803)

    Journalist,  Political Pamphleteer. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries he was known as a political pamphleteer and newspaper writer. He acquired no formal education during his years in Scotland, but by the age of 30 he had developed a talent for political protest and the writing of incendiary articles and pamphlets against the […]

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  • James Tobin

    1918 - 2002

    James Tobin (1918 - 2002)

    In 1950 James Tobin moved to Yale University, where he remained for the rest of his career. He joined the Cowles Foundation, which moved to Yale in 1955, also serving as its president between 1955–1961 and 1964–1965. His main research interest was to provide microfoundations to Keynesian economics, with a special focus on monetary economics. […]

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  • James Truslow Adams

    1878 - 1949

    James Truslow Adams (1878 - 1949)

    Historian. He graduated from Yale University in 1900, served in the United States Army during World War I as an intelligence officer, and on the staff of the United States delegation at the post-War Versailles Peace Conference. After the war he began writing, and won a Pulitzer Prize for hiw work “The Founding of New […]

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  • James Villiers

    1933 - 1998

    James Villiers (1933 - 1998)

    James Michael Hyde Villiers (29 September 1933 – 18 January 1998) was an English character actor and a familiar face on British television. He was particularly memorable for his plummy voice and ripe articulation. Born in London and educated at Wellington College, Berkshire and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, ‘Gentleman Jim’ Villiers (pronounced Villers) was […]

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  • James W. Cunningham

    1970 - 1970

    James W. Cunningham (1970 - 1970)

    Professional Basketball Player. A native of Buffalo, New York, he played in the National Basketball Association for the Boston Celtics from 1959 to 1960, and the Baltimore Bullets from 1961 to 1964. A star foootball player and a graduate of the Canisius High School in Buffalo, and Fordham University, he was awarded the 1958 Haggerty […]

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  • James Ward Packard

    1863 - 1928

    James Ward Packard (1863 - 1928)

    Born in Warren, Ohio, to Warren and Mary Elizabeth Doud Packard. James Ward Packard attended Lehigh University and with his brother founded Packard Electric Company there in 1890 and manufactured incandescent carbon arc lamps. The brothers then formed a partnership with Winton Motor Carriage Company investor George L. Weiss called Packard & Weiss in 1893. […]

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