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Lawrence H. FOUNTAIN

FOUNTAIN, Lawrence H., a Representative from North Carolina; born in Leggett, Edgecombe County, N.C., April 23, 1913; attended the Edgecombe public schools, Edgecombe County, N.C.; A.B., Univer…

Cabinet Members Under G. H. W. Bush

Secretary of State James A. Baker 3d, 1989Lawrence S. Eagleburger, 1992Secretary of the Treasury Nicholas F. Brady (Cont.)Secretary of Defense Richard Cheney, 1989Attorney General Richard L. T…

William D. Coolidge

William D. CoolidgeBorn: 1873Birthplace: Hudson, Mass. Vacuum tube—Coolidge invented ductile tungsten, the filament material still used in incandescent lamps. He also invented the &#822…

Perl D. DECKER

DECKER, Perl D., a Representative from Missouri; born on a farm near Coolville, Athens County, Ohio, September 10, 1875; moved with his parents to a farm near Hollis, Cloud County, Kans., in 18…

Lloyd H. Conover

Lloyd H. Conover Born: 1923Birthplace: Orange, N.J. Tetracycline—Conover's invention of tetracycline in 1952 was the first creation of an antibiotic made by chemically modifying a natura…

Robert H. Bork

Robert H. Bork was one of the most famous rejected Supreme Court nominees in American history. He made the news in the summer of 1987, when President Ronald Reagan named him to replace retiring justic…

Brewer's: Lawrence

(St.). Patron saint of curriers, because his skin was broiled on a gridiron. In the pontificate of Sextus I. he was charged with the care of the poor, the orphans, and the widows. In the pe…

Brewer's: H.

This letter represents a style or hedge. It is called in Hebrew heth or cheth (a hedge). Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894H.B. A B C D E F G H I J K…

Cabinet Members Under F. D. Roosevelt

Secretary of State Cordell Hull, 1933E. R. Stettinius, Jr., 1944Secretary of the Treasury William H. Woodin, 1933Henry Morgenthau, Jr., 1934Secretary of War George H. Dern, 1933Harry H. Woodri…

Dwight D. Eisenhower (January 12, 1961)

To the Congress of the United States: Once again it is my Constitutional duty to assess the state of the Union. On each such previous occasion during these past eight years I have outlined…