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Walter Brennan

Walter Brennan was a much-loved and much-Oscared character actor in American movies of the 1930s through 1960s. His specialty was cranky-but-good-hearted sidekicks, uncles, bosses and doctors, all pla…

John O. Brennan

Name at birth: James Owen BrennanJohn O. Brennan served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2013 until 2017. Brennan was appointed to the job by President Barack Obama, and confirmed …

Edward Brennan Biography

businessmanDied: December 27, 2007 (Burr Ridge, Illinois) Best Known as: former chairman and CEO of Sears Edward Brennan was the chairman and chief executive…

Joseph Edward BRENNAN

BRENNAN, Joseph Edward, a Representative from Maine; born in Portland, Maine, November 2, 1934; attended public schools; B.S., Boston College, 1958; LL.B., University of Maine Law School, 1963;…

Martin Adlai BRENNAN

BRENNAN, Martin Adlai, a Representative from Illinois; born in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., September 21, 1879; attended parochial schools; employed as a reporter for the Bloomington Bulle…

Vincent Morrison BRENNAN

BRENNAN, Vincent Morrison, a Representative from Michigan; born in Mount Clemens, Macomb County, Mich., April 22, 1890; moved with his parents to Detroit in 1895; was graduated from SS. Peter a…

Christopher Isherwood

Christopher Isherwood was a British expatriate whose experiences in Germany in the 1930s were the basis of the novel Goodbye to Berlin (1939), which was made into the musical Cabaret. Isherwood began…

Christopher GADSDEN

GADSDEN, Christopher, a Delegate from South Carolina; born in Charleston, S.C., February 16, 1723; attended schools in England; employed in a commercial house in Philadelphia, Pa., 1742-1745; d…

Christopher Columbus

Name at birth: Cristoforo ColomboChristopher Columbus sailed from Spain across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492, landing in the "new world" of the Americas and gaining lasting fame. Using ships and money p…