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(The). The Girondists were so called in the National Convention, because they sat on the level floor or plain of the hall. After the overthrow of the Girondists this part of the House was c…

Plain Dealer

(The). Wycherly was so called, from his celebrated comedy of the same title. (1640-1715.) “The Countess of Drogheda inquired for the Plain Dealer. `Madame,' says Mr. Fairbeard, `since…

Cal Abrams

Cal AbramsAge: 72 probably best remembered for being thrown out at home plate as a Brooklyn Dodger in the last of the ninth in the final game of the 1950 World Series; had he scored on Duke S…

Abram COMINGO

COMINGO, Abram, a Representative from Missouri; born near Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Ky., January 9, 1820; attended the common and high schools and was graduated from Centre College, Danville,…

Abram FULKERSON

FULKERSON, Abram, a Representative from Virginia; born in Washington County, Va., May 13, 1834; was graduated from the Virginia Military Institute at Lexington in 1857; taught school in Palmyra…

Abram TRIGG

TRIGG, Abram, (brother of John Johns Trigg), a Representative from Virginia; born on his father’s estate, near Old Liberty (now Bedford), Va., in 1750; completed academic studies; studied law…

Abram WAKEMAN

WAKEMAN, Abram, a Representative from New York; born in Greenfield Hill, Fairfield County, Conn., May 31, 1824; completed preparatory studies and was graduated from Herkimer Academy, New York; …

Shepherd of Salisbury Plain

(The). Said to be David Saunders, noted for his homely wisdom and practical piety. Mrs. Hannah More wrote the religious tract so entitled, and makes the hero a Christian Arcadian. Source:…

J.J. Abrams

Name at birth: Jeffrey Jacob AbramsJ.J. Abrams is a television producer and filmmaker whose mighty list of credits includes the TV series Felicity, Alias and Lost, and the feature films Cloverfield, S…

Abram Stevens HEWITT

HEWITT, Abram Stevens, a Representative from New York; born in Haverstraw, N.Y., July 31, 1822; attended the public schools of New York City and was graduated from Columbia College in 1842; stu…