(Encyclopedia) Kerouac, Jack (John Kerouac) kĕr´əwăk˝ [key], 1922–69, American novelist, b. Lowell, Mass., studied at Columbia. One of the leaders of the beat generation , a term… Name at birth: Jean Louis KerouacJack Kerouac studied briefly at Columbia University in New York (1940-41), where he met Allen Ginsberg, Neal Cassady and William S. Burroughs. Together they… Jack Kerouac(Jean Louis Kerouac)novelistBorn: 3/12/1922Birthplace: Lowell, Massachusetts Novelist and leader of the Beat generation. His books include On the Road (1957), considered the… (Encyclopedia) jack: see pompano ; tuna . (Encyclopedia) jack, mechanical device used to multiply a relatively small applied force so that it can lift and support heavy loads, or sometimes, move massive objects into a desired… Jack Micheline (Harvey Martin Silver)Age: 68 Beat poet whose writing career took shape in New York City in the late 1950s alongside good friend Jack Kerouac. His works include River of Red… (Encyclopedia) leather jack: see pompano . (Encyclopedia) Captain Jack (d. 1873), subchief of the Modoc and leader of the hostile group in the Modoc War (1872–73). Jack, whose Modoc name was Kintpuash kĭnt´po͞oäsh… (Encyclopedia) Jack the Ripper, name given to an unidentified late-19th-century murderer in London, England. From Aug. to Nov., 1888, he was responsible for the death and mutilation of… (Encyclopedia) Wilson, Jack: see Wovoka .