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Cornell University

(Encyclopedia) Cornell University, mainly at Ithaca, N.Y.; with land-grant, state, and private support; coeducational; chartered 1865, opened 1868. It was named for Ezra Cornell, who donated $500,000…

Christopher GIBSON, Congress, NY (1964)

GIBSON Christopher , a Representative from New York; born in Rockville Centre, Nassau County, N.Y., May 13, 1964; graduated from Ichabod Crane High School, Kinderhook, N.Y.; B.A., Siena College,…

FILNER, Robert, Congress, DE (1942)

FILNER, Robert, a Representative from California; born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., September 4, 1942; B.A., Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., 1963; M.A., University of Delaware, Newark…

Joseph Clifford HENDRIX, Congress, NY (1853-1904)

HENDRIX Joseph Clifford , a Representative from New York; born in Fayette, Howard County, Mo., May 25, 1853; attended private schools and Central College at Fayette and Cornell University, Ithaca…

Bob FILNER, Congress, CA (1942)

FILNER Bob , a Representative from California; born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., September 4, 1942; graduated from Forest Hills High School, Queens, N.Y., 1959; B.A., Cornell University,…

Willis Haviland Carrier Biography

Willis Haviland Carrier air conditioning pioneerBorn: 11/26/1876Birthplace: Angola, N.Y. Carrier grew up on his father's farm on the New York shore of Lake Erie. In 1895 he received a…

Colonial American and Ivy League Colleges

America's oldest and prestigious universities While a number of present-day colleges were founded as secondary schools before the American Revolution, only nine existed as colleges at that point.…

New Uranian Moons Discovered

In Sept. 1999, Cornell University astronomers announced the discovery of three more satellites. The moons have been named Setebos, Stephano, and Prospero. The satellites are about 12 mi (20…

Daniel Berrigan

Poet, priest, teacher and war protester Daniel Berrigan was in the news for four months in 1970 while he eluded J. Edgar Hoover's FBI. He and his activist brother, Philip (who only disappeared for…