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Sarah McLachlan

Sarah McLachlan's first two records, Touch and Solace, were met with popular and critical success. Her 1993 release, Fumbling Toward Ecstasy, made her an international star. During the 1990s she tou…

James McLACHLAN

McLACHLAN, James, a Representative from California; born in Argyllshire, Scotland, August 1, 1852; immigrated to the United States in 1855 with his parents, who settled in Tompkins County, N.Y.…

Sarah McLachlan Biography

Sarah McLachlan singer, songwriter Born: 1/28/1968 Birthplace: Halifax, Nova Scotia Although considered part of the recent wave of women singer-songwriters, from 1996–1999 Sarah McLachl…

Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton may not be quite as famous as Founding Fathers like Ben Franklin or George Washington, but he played a key role in the early formation of the American government. He was the first S…

Lamar Alexander

Name at birth: Andrew Lamar AlexanderA former Richard Nixon staffer and University of Tennessee president, Lamar Alexander served as Tennessee governor (1979-87) and then as Secretary of Education (19…

Jason Alexander

Name at birth: Jason Scott GreenspanJason Alexander played George Costanza in the megahit TV sitcom Seinfeld from 1990-1998. Jason Alexander was, early in his career, a Broadway song-and-dance man who…

Alexander Calder

Alexander "Sandy" Calder was an abstract painter and sculptor famous for working in wire and originating the dangling, moving artworks known as mobiles. Alexander Calder grew up in a family of artist…

Alexander the Great

A towering figure in ancient history, Alexander the Great came close to conquering the entire civilized world of his day. The son of King Phillip II of Macedon, Alexander was educated by the philosoph…

Alexander McQueen

Name at birth: Lee Alexander McQueenTheatrical, radical, and talented, Alexander McQueen was perhaps Britain's most famous young designer when he killed himself in 2010 at age 40. McQueen quit school …

Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope was called "The Wicked Wasp of Twickenham" for his stinging literary satires of his fellow writers. But Pope also was a poet whose mastery of the heroic couplet has kept him in the cano…