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Horatio Alger

Name at birth: Horatio Alger, Jr.Horatio Alger, Jr. was a prolific American author of the 19th century whose name became synonymous with "rags to riches" stories -- tales of plucky boys who overcome p…

Alger Hiss

Alger Hiss was a central figure in a post-World War II scandal that became emblematic of political differences within the United States during the Cold War. A graduate of John Hopkins University (192…

Horatio Nelson

Admiral Horatio Nelson is the greatest hero in British naval history, an honor he earned by defeating Napoleon's fleet in the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar. Horation Nelson entered the Royal Navy at age 12…

Horatio SEYMOUR

Senate Years of Service: 1821-1833Party: Democratic Republican; Adams-Clay Republican; Adams; Anti-JacksonianSEYMOUR, Horatio, (uncle of Origen Storrs Seymour), a Senator from Vermont; born in …

Russell Alexander ALGER

Senate Years of Service: 1902-1907Party: RepublicanALGER, Russell Alexander, a Senator from Michigan; born in Lafayette Township, Medina County, Ohio, February 27, 1836; worked on a farm; atten…

Bruce Reynolds ALGER

ALGER, Bruce Reynolds, a Representative from Texas; born in Dallas, Tex., June 12, 1918; moved to Webster Groves, Mo., with his parents in 1924, and attended the public schools; graduated from …

Horatio Chapin BURCHARD

BURCHARD, Horatio Chapin, a Representative from Illinois; born in Marshall, Oneida County, N.Y., September 22, 1825; attended the public schools and private preparatory schools; was graduated f…

Horatio Clifford CLAYPOOL

CLAYPOOL, Horatio Clifford, (father of Harold Kile Claypool and cousin of John Barney Peterson), a Representative from Ohio; born in McArthur, Vinton County, Ohio, February 9, 1859; attended th…

Horatio Gates FISHER

FISHER, Horatio Gates, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pa., April 21, 1838; attended public and private schools; was graduated from Lafayette College,…

Horatio BISBEE, Jr.

BISBEE, Horatio, Jr., a Representative from Florida; born in Canton, Oxford County, Maine, May 1, 1839; attended the public schools, and was graduated from Tufts College, Medford, Mass., in 186…