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Joseph GALLOWAY

GALLOWAY, Joseph, a Delegate from Pennsylvania; born at West River, Anne Arundel County, Md., 1731; moved with his father to Pennsylvania in 1740; received a liberal schooling; studied law; was…

Elias Howe

Name at birth: Elias Howe, Jr.Elias Howe was an American inventor who won the first patents for a sewing machine in 1846. A tinkerer since his early youth, Howe worked his father's sawmill until he wa…

Elias Howe

Elias Howe Born: 1819 Sewing Machine. Howe invented the first practical sewing machine after watching his wife sew. His machine's locked-stitch technique is still used today. Died: 186…

Gordie Howe

Gordie HoweBorn: Mar. 31, 1928Hockey RW played 32 seasons in NHL and WHA from 1946-80; led NHL in scoring 6 times; All-NHL 1st team 12 times; MVP 6 times in NHL (1952-53,57-58,60,63) with Detr…

Julia Ward Howe

Julia Ward Howe was a poet who co-published the anti-slavery newspaper The Commonwealth with her husband, Samuel Gridley Howe. In 1861 she wrote the words to The Battle Hymn of the Republic, which be…

Julia Ward Howe

Julia Ward Howe social reformer, writerBorn: 5/27/1819Birthplace: New York, N.Y. Julia Ward was born into a prosperous family and was educated privately. She married Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe in…

Timothy Otis HOWE

Senate Years of Service: 1861-1879Party: RepublicanHOWE, Timothy Otis, a Senator from Wisconsin; born in Livermore, Androscoggin County, Maine, February 24, 1816; attended the common schools an…

John W. HOWE

HOWE, John W., a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Maine in 1801; studied law; was admitted to the bar; moved to Smethport, Pa., and then to Franklin, Pa., in 1829 and commenced the pra…

Albert Richards HOWE

HOWE, Albert Richards, a Representative from Mississippi; born in Brookfield, Worcester County, Mass., January 1, 1840; pursued classical studies; enlisted in the Union Army in 1861 as a privat…

James Robinson HOWE

HOWE, James Robinson, a Representative from New York; born in New York City January 27, 1839; attended the common schools; employed as a clerk in a dry-goods store; moved to Brooklyn in 1870 an…