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Richardson, Dorothy M.

(Encyclopedia) Richardson, Dorothy M., 1882–1957, English novelist. Her important work is Pilgrimage (12 vol., 1915–38; omnibus ed. 1938), a novel that records in great detail…

Parker, Dorothy

(Encyclopedia) Parker, Dorothy (Dorothy Rothschild Parker), 1893–1967, American short-story and verse writer, b. West End, N.J. While serving as drama critic for Vanity Fair (…

Sayers, Dorothy Leigh

(Encyclopedia) Sayers, Dorothy Leigh sā´ərz [key], 1893–1957, English writer, grad. Somerville College, Oxford, 1915. Taking first-class honors in medieval literature, she was one of…

Bozeman, John M.

(Encyclopedia) Bozeman, John M. bōz´mən [key], 1835–67, American pioneer. A Georgian, he went to the gold fields of Colorado (1861) and Montana (1862). In the winter of 1862–63 he…

Schulz, Charles M.

(Encyclopedia) Schulz, Charles M. (Charles Monroe Schulz), 1922–2000, American cartoonist, b. Minneapolis, Minn. Creator of the syndicated comic strip Peanuts (1950–2000), one of…

Frank M. Johnson, Jr. Biography

Frank M. Johnson, Jr.Age: 80 uncompromising federal judge from Alabama whose rulings helped desegregate many of Montgomery's public facilities and cleared the way for Martin Luther King Jr.…

Johnson, Lady Bird

(Encyclopedia) Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912–2007, b. Karnack, Tex., as Claudia Alta Taylor. She married (1934) Lyndon B. Johnson and played an active role in his political career. As…

Johnson, Uwe

(Encyclopedia) Johnson, Uwe ü´vā yôn´zôn [key], 1934–84, German novelist. Johnson's works explore the complex effects on the average person of the postwar division of Germany,…

Goodspeed, Edgar Johnson

(Encyclopedia) Goodspeed, Edgar Johnson, 1871–1962, American Greek scholar, b. Quincy, Ill., grad. Denison Univ. (B.A., 1890; D.D., 1928) and Univ. of Chicago (B.D., 1897; Ph.D., 1898…

Johnson, Andrew

(Encyclopedia) Johnson, Andrew, 1808–75, 17th President of the United States (1865–69), b. Raleigh, N.C. Early Life His father died when Johnson was 3, and at 14 he…