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Ayn Rand

Name at birth: Alissa Zinovievna RosenbaumAyn Rand is the writer and philosopher known for what came to be called Objectivism: the philosophy that the individual should be preeminent over the state…

Rand, Ayn

(Encyclopedia) Rand, Ayn īn [key], 1905–82, American writer, b. St. Petersburg, Russia, as Alissa Rosenbaum. She came to the United States in 1926, became a citizen five years later,…

Rand, the

(Encyclopedia) Rand, the: see Witwatersrand .

Rand Corporation

(Encyclopedia) Rand Corporation, research institution in Santa Monica, Calif.; founded 1948 and supported by federal, state, and local governments, as well as by foundations and…

Rand Paul

Name at birth: Randal Howard PaulDr. Randal "Rand" Paul is the Kentucky ophthalmologist who was elected to the United States Senate from that state in 2010. Rand Paul was born in Pennsylvania and…

Spofford, Ainsworth Rand

(Encyclopedia) Spofford, Ainsworth Rand spŏf´ərd [key], 1825–1908, librarian of Congress of the United States, b. Belknap co., N.H. In 1861 he became chief assistant librarian of…

Rand Paul: Campaign Issues

Where he stands Rand Paul Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore Related Links Rand Paul Biography Rand Paul Website Closest Presidential Races…

Ryan, Paul Davis

(Encyclopedia) Ryan, Paul Davis, 1972–, U.S. politician, b. Janesville, Wis., grad. Miami Univ. (B.S. 1992). A politically active, conservative Republican, he was influenced by the…

Rand PAUL, Congress, KY (1963)

Senate Years of Service: 2011-Party: RepublicanPAUL, Rand, (son of Ronald Ernest Paul), a Senator from Kentucky; born in Pittsburgh, Pa., January 7, 1963; attended Baylor University, 1981-1984…

Greenspan, Alan

(Encyclopedia) Greenspan, Alan, 1926–, American economist, chairman of the Federal Reserve Board (1987–2006), b. New York City. Influenced by the philosophy of Ayn Rand ,…