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Brewer's: Garland

(g hard). “A chaplet should be composed of four roses ... and a garland should be formed of laurel or oak leaves, interspersed with acorns.” —J. E. Handbook of Heraldry, c…

Hannibal HAMLIN

Senate Years of Service: 1848-1857; 1857-1861; 1869-1881Party: Democrat; Republican; RepublicanHAMLIN, Hannibal, a Representative and a Senator from Maine and a Vice President of the United Sta…

Alex Garland

English writer Alex Garland made a splash with his first novel, The Beach, but has since become better known for his screenplays for the films 28 Days Later, Sunshine and Ex Machina. Garland studied H…

Merrick Garland

Merrick Garland is the longtime U.S. Court of Appeals judge who was unsuccessfully nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Barack Obama in 2016. Merrick Garland grew up in Illinois and atten…

Judy Garland

Name at birth: Frances GummJudy Garland's performance as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (1939) won her a special Oscar and gave her a theme song for the rest of her life: "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." Ju…

Judy Garland Biography

Judy Garland (Frances Gumm)actress, singerBorn: 6/10/1922Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Minnesota Academy and Grammy Award-winning actress and singer remembered for her role as Dorothy in The Wiz…

James GARLAND

GARLAND, James, a Representative from Virginia; born at Ivy Depot, Albemarle County, Va., June 6, 1791; pursued preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice …

Rice GARLAND

GARLAND, Rice, a Representative from Louisiana; born in Lynchburg, Va., about 1795; pursued an academic course; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice; moved to Opelousas, …

Brewer's: Willow Garland

An emblem of being forsaken. “All round my hat I wear a green willow.” So Shakespeare: “I offered him my company to a willow-tree to …

Simon Moulton HAMLIN

HAMLIN, Simon Moulton, a Representative from Maine; born in Standish (Richville), Cumberland County, Maine, August 10, 1866; attended the public schools, Gorham (Maine) Normal School, and Bridg…