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Fannie Mae

(Encyclopedia) Fannie Mae: see Federal National Mortgage Association.

Flagg, Ernest

(Encyclopedia) Flagg, Ernest, 1857–1947, American architect, b. Brooklyn, N.Y., studied at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris. The 45-story Singer Building in New York City, which he built in 1908,…

Young, Ella Flagg

(Encyclopedia) Young, Ella Flagg, 1845–1918, American educator, b. Buffalo, N.Y. She was identified with the Chicago public school system for 53 years, as teacher, principal, and superintendent of…

Flagg, Azariah Cutting

(Encyclopedia) Flagg, Azariah Cutting, 1790–1873, American political leader, b. Orwell, Vt. He fought in the War of 1812, was editor of the Plattsburgh (N.Y.) Republican until 1825, and was elected (…

Flagg, James Montgomery

(Encyclopedia) Flagg, James Montgomery, 1877–1960, American painter, illustrator, and author, b. Pelham Manor, N.Y. He studied in New York City, in England, and in Paris. Returning to New York, he…

Bemis, Samuel Flagg

(Encyclopedia) Bemis, Samuel Flagg bē´mĭs, 1891–1973, American historian, b. Worcester, Mass. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1916 and taught history at various schools before becoming Farnum…

Brewer's: Fanny Fern

A nom de plume of Mrs. Sarah Payson Parton, sister of Mr. N. P. Willis, the American poet. (Born 1811, died 1872.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer,…

Brewer's: Lord Fanny

A nickname given to Lord Hervey for his effeminate and foppish manners. He painted his face, and was as pretty in his ways as a boarding-school miss. (In the reign of George II.) Source…

Mendelssohn, Fanny

(Encyclopedia) Mendelssohn, Fanny: see Fanny Cäcilie Mendelssohn Hensel under Mendelssohn, Felix.

Trollope, Fanny

(Encyclopedia) Trollope, Fanny: see under Trollope, Anthony.