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H.P. Lovecraft

Name at birth: Howard Phillips LovecraftOne of the 20th century's most influential horror writers, H.P. Lovecraft is most famous for his stories involving a slimy alien god named Cthulhu. Lovecraft w…

Edward H. Harriman Biography

Edward H. Harrimanfinancier, railroad executiveBorn: 2/25/1848Birthplace: Hempstead, N.Y. He began his career on Wall Street, but became involved in railroads when he married Mary Averell, who…

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…

Salmon P. Chase

Name at birth: Salmon Portland ChaseSalmon P. Chase was U.S. Secretary of the Treasury during the critical early years of the Civil War. Salmon Chase had for many years been a leading citizen of Cinc…

Levi P. Morton

Levi Parsons Morton was a New York businessman who served as the vice president of the United States under Benjamin Harrison (1889-93). Morton was a businessman in Boston before moving to New York an…

Evelyn P. Davis Biography

Evelyn P. Davis television executive As vice president of the Children's Television Workshop, Davis brought Sesame Street to the attention of viewers in poor, urban areas. She was also a fou…

Frank P. Bibas Biography

Frank P. Bibasproducer, director Academy Award-winning producer and director of the documentary Project HopeBorn: 1917?Died: 1997Roger Bialic1997 DeathsSir Rudolf Bing

Collis P. Huntington Biography

Collis P. Huntingtonrailroad executiveBorn: 10/22/1821Birthplace: Harwinton, Conn. Like his future partner, Mark Hopkins, Huntington moved his mercantile business west to capitalize on the nee…

Levi P. Morton Biography

Levi P. Mortonbanker, political figureBorn: 5/16/1824Birthplace: Shoreham, Vt. Having built a small fortune working in a country store in Hanover, New Hampshire, he went on to become a merchan…

Walter P. Paepcke Biography

Walter P. Paepckeentrepreneur, philanthropistBorn: 1897Birthplace: Chicago, Ill. An industrialist who is largely credited with having turned Aspen, Colorado into a cultural mecca and winter pl…