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Garland, Hamlin

(Encyclopedia) Garland, Hamlin, 1860–1940, American author, b. near West Salem, Wis. He grew up in the Middle Western farmlands, the region he later wrote about in verse, stories, and…

Garland

(Encyclopedia) Garland, city (1990 pop. 180,650), Dallas co., N Tex., a suburb of Dallas; inc. 1891. Since World War II, Garland has grown from an agricultural community into an…

Hamlin, Talbot Faulkner

(Encyclopedia) Hamlin, Talbot Faulkner, 1889–1956, American historian of architecture, b. New York City. He was librarian of the Avery Library, Columbia (1934–45), and professor of…

Hamlin, Hannibal

(Encyclopedia) Hamlin, Hannibal, 1809–91, Vice President of the United States (1861–65), b. Paris, Maine. Admitted to the bar in 1833, he practiced at Hampden, Maine. He was a Maine…

Garland, Augustus Hill

(Encyclopedia) Garland, Augustus Hill, 1832–99, American lawyer and politician, b. Tipton co., Tenn. He became a prominent lawyer in Arkansas and during the Civil War served in the…

Garland, Merrick Brian

(Encyclopedia) Garland, Merrick Brian, 1952–, American government official and judge, b. Chicago, grad. Harvard (A.B. 1974, J.D. 1977). He was special assistant to the U.S. attorney…

Garland, Judy

(Encyclopedia) Garland, Judy, 1922–69, American singer and film actress, b. Grand Rapids, Minn., originally named Frances Gumm. She sang in her father's theater from the age of…

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…

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."…