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James Blackwood 2002 Deaths

James BlackwoodAge: 82 gospel musician who was a founding member of the Blackwood Brothers Quartet. He recorded 200 albums and won nine Grammy Awards. Died: Memphis, Feb. 3, 2002Otis Blackwell…

Henry Algernon du PONT

Senate Years of Service: 1906-1917Party: Republicandu PONT, Henry Algernon, (cousin of Thomas Coleman du Pont), a Senator from Delaware; born at Eleutherean Mills, New Castle County, Del., July…

Algernon Sidney PADDOCK

Senate Years of Service: 1875-1881; 1887-1893Party: Republican; RepublicanPADDOCK, Algernon Sidney, a Senator from Nebraska; born at Glens Falls, Warren County, N.Y., November 9, 1830; attended…

James Blackwood PEARSON

Senate Years of Service: 1962-1978Party: RepublicanPEARSON, James Blackwood, a Senator from Kansas; born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., May 7, 1920; with his parents moved to Virginia in…

Daniel Keyes

Daniel Keyes was a writer and professor of creative writing whose best known work was Flowers for Algernon, a 1966 science fiction novella that became a staple of English literature classes. Born and …

Thomas de Quincey

Thomas de Quincey was an English writer and a member of the snappy group of 19th-century writers and pals that included Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, William Hazlitt, and Charles Lamb. …

George Eliot

Name at birth: Mary Ann (or Marian) EvansGeorge Eliot was the masculine pen name of the writer Mary Ann Evans, one of Victorian England's leading novelists. Her first stories appeared in Blackwood's …

Otis Blackwell 2002 Deaths

Otis BlackwellAge: 70 songwriter who penned hits that were made famous by Elvis (“Don't Be Cruel”), Jerry Lee Lewis (“Great Balls of Fire”), and James Taylor (“Ha…

Bill Blass 2002 Deaths

Bill BlassAge: 79 fashion designer known for his classic yet elegant designs favored by Nancy Reagan, Brooke Astor, and Jessye Norman. He was also an adept marketer, putting his name on produc…

William Nelson Cromwell Biography

William Nelson CromwelllawyerBorn: 1854Birthplace: Brooklyn, N.Y. Originally an accountant with the New York law firm of Algernon S. Sullivan, he joined the firm as an attorney and became pa…