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Willis Benson MACHEN

Senate Years of Service: 1872-1873Party: DemocratMACHEN, Willis Benson, a Senator from Kentucky; born in Caldwell (now Lyon) County, Ky., April 10, 1810; attended the common schools and Cumberl…

Hervey Gilbert MACHEN

MACHEN, Hervey Gilbert, a Representative from Maryland; born in Washington, D.C., October 14, 1916; graduated from Hyattsville High School, Hyattsville, Md.; B.A., University of Maryland, Colle…

Brewer's: Arthur

King of the Silures, a tribe of ancient Britons, was mortally wounded in the battle of Camlan, in Cornwall, raised by the revolt of his nephew, Modred. He was taken to Glastonbury, where he…

King Arthur

King Arthur is one of the great mythic figures of English literature. Dozens of legends and romantic images have grown up around him: the knights of the Round Table, Merlin the wizard, and the Holy Gr…

Arthur Orton

Arthur Orton was the subject of one of England's longest-running trials (1873-74). A butcher, he impersonated the son of Lady Henrietta Felicite Seymour Tichborne. Lady Henrietta's oldest son, Roger…

Arthur Ashe

Arthur Ashe was both a tennis star of the 1960s and '70s and an African-American pioneer: the first black man to win at the U.S. Open and Wimbledon. Arthur Ashe played tennis at UCLA and was national…

Bea Arthur Biography

actressBorn: May 13, 1922Died: April 25, 2009 (California, USA) Best Known as: actress Though she was successful on stage and in films, Bea Arthur was be…

Arthur Bremer

Arthur Bremer shot Alabama governor George Wallace at a presidential campaign rally in Laurel, Maryland on 15 May 1972. Wallace survived but was paralyzed from the waist down. Bremer was 21 years old…

Arthur Klein Biography

Arthur Kleinrecord-company founder Klein and his wife, Luce, founded Spoken Arts, a company that releases recorded literature. The company's roster includes works by Arthur Miller, William But…

Arthur Negus Biography

Arthur Negusantiques expert, broadcasterBorn: 1903Birthplace: Reading, Berkshire, England Born into a family steeped in traditional antiques, he began running the family business at age 17. Hi…