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Chinua Achebe

Name at birth: Albert Chinualumogu AchebeNigerian Chinua Achebe's 1958 novel Things Fall Apart remains one of the most important books in English by an African author. The first internationally succes…

Valmiki

ValmikiHindu poet According to tradition, Valmiki was the author of the Indian epic poem Ramayana (“journey of Rama”), which is thought to have been created in the third century …

Joseph Webber JACKSON

JACKSON, Joseph Webber, a Representative from Georgia; born at Cedar Hill, near Savannah, Ga., December 6, 1796; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced;…

Charles Gordon EDWARDS

EDWARDS, Charles Gordon, a Representative from Georgia; born in Daisy, Tattnall (now Evans) County, Ga., July 2, 1878; attended the public schools, Gordon Institute, Barnesville, Ga., and Flori…

Thomas Manson NORWOOD

Senate Years of Service: 1871-1877Party: DemocratNORWOOD, Thomas Manson, a Senator and a Representative from Georgia; born in Talbot County, Ga., April 26, 1830; pursued an academic course; gra…

James Moore WAYNE

WAYNE, James Moore, a Representative from Georgia; born in Savannah, Ga., in 1790; completed preparatory studies and was graduated from Princeton College in 1808; studied law in New Haven, Conn…

Charles Ferris BOOHER

BOOHER, Charles Ferris, a Representative from Missouri; born on a farm near East Groveland, Livingston County, N.Y., January 31, 1848; attended the common schools and the Geneseo Academy, Genes…

Robert Milledge CHARLTON

Senate Years of Service: 1852-1853Party: DemocratCHARLTON, Robert Milledge, a Senator from Georgia; born in Savannah, Ga., January 19, 1807; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced pract…

Rufus Ezekiel LESTER

LESTER, Rufus Ezekiel, a Representative from Georgia; born near Waynesboro, Burke County, Ga., December 12, 1837; was graduated from Mercer University, Macon, Ga., in 1857; studied law; was adm…

Lon Allen SCOTT

SCOTT, Lon Allen, a Representative from Tennessee; born on a farm near Cypress Inn, Wayne County, Tenn., September 25, 1888; moved with his parents to Savannah, Hardin County, Tenn.; attended t…