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Des Moines

(Encyclopedia) Des Moines, river, 535 mi (861 km) long, rising in SW Minn. and flowing SE across Iowa to the Mississippi River at Keokuk, SE Iowa. Flowing through fertile farmland, the…

Pierce, John

(Encyclopedia) Pierce, John, 1910–2002, American electrical engineer, b. Des Moines, Iowa, grad. California Institute of Technology (Ph.D. 1936). Pierce worked at the Bell Telephone…

Prusiner, Stanley Ben

(Encyclopedia) Prusiner, Stanley Ben, 1942–, American neurologist, b. Des Moines, Iowa, M.D. Univ. of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1968. Prusiner has been a professor at the Univ.…

Ball, George Wildman

(Encyclopedia) Ball, George Wildman, 1909–94, American lawyer and diplomat, b. Des Moines, Iowa. Admitted to the bar in 1934, he served (1942–44) as counsel in the Lend Lease…

Halston

(Encyclopedia) Halston, 1932–90, American fashion designer, b. Des Moines, Iowa as Roy Halston Frowick; attended Indiana Univ. and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1958 he moved to New…

Hiram Ypsilanti SMITH, Congress, IA (1843-1894)

SMITH, Hiram Ypsilanti, a Representative from Iowa; born in Piqua, Miami County, Ohio, March 22, 1843; moved with his parents to Rock Island, Ill., in 1850, and to Des Moines, Iowa, in 1854;…

Hubert UTTERBACK, Congress, IA (1880-1942)

UTTERBACK, Hubert, (cousin of John Gregg Utterback), a Representative from Iowa; born on a farm near Hayesville, Keokuk County, Iowa, June 28, 1880; attended the rural schools and Hedrick (…

Robert Kingman GOODWIN, Congress, IA (1905-1983)

GOODWIN, Robert Kingman, a Representative from Iowa; born in Des Moines, Iowa, May 23, 1905; attended the public schools; was graduated from Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, in 1928 and…

Cassius Clay DOWELL, Congress, IA (1864-1940)

DOWELL, Cassius Clay, a Representative from Iowa; born on a farm near Summerset, Warren County, Iowa, February 29, 1864; attended the public schools, Baptist College at Des Moines, Iowa, and…