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James Adam BEDE

BEDE, James Adam, a Representative from Minnesota; born on a farm in North Eaton Township, Lorain County, Ohio, January 13, 1856; attended the public schools of Ohio, Oberlin (Ohio) College, an…

Brewer's: Bede

(Adam ). A novel by George Eliot (Marian Evans), 1859. One of the chief characters is Mrs. Poyser, a woman of shrewd observation, and as full of wise saws as Sancho Panza. Source: Diction…

Brewer's: Cuthbert Bede

A nom de plume of the Rev Edward Bradley, author of Verdant Green. (1827-1889.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Cutler's PoetryCuthbert A B C D E F G H…

Adam

According to the Bible, Adam was the first human being on Earth and the father of all humanity. In the book of Genesis (1:26), Adam is created by God on the sixth day of creation, in God's own image,…

Sam Adams

When Sam Adams was elected mayor of Portland, Oregon in 2008, he made history as the first openly gay mayor of a major U.S. city. Originally from Montana, Adams grew up mostly in Oregon, in Newport an…

Abigail Adams

Name at birth: Abigail SmithAbigail Adams was the wife of the 2nd U.S. president, John Adams, and the mother of the 6th U.S. president, John Quincy Adams. Abigail was descended on her mother's side f…

Henry Adams

Henry Brooks Adams was a brainy political journalist, academic and gadabout during the second half of the 19th century. He is best remembered for his great personal summing-up, The Education of Henry …

Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams was one of the Founding Fathers of the American Revolution. He was a Boston politician and agitator for independence who's gone down in history as an important figure, but lacking the in…

Louisa Adams

Name at birth: Louisa Catherine JohnsonLouisa Adams was the wife of John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States. Her father was an American consul to England, and in 1795 she met Adam…

Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams was the creator of the The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, a whimsical science fiction novel published in 1979. The Hitchhiker's Guide was originally a BBC radio program first broadcas…