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Royce, Josiah

(Encyclopedia) Royce, Josiah, 1855–1916, American philosopher, b. California, grad. Univ. of California, 1873. After studying in Germany and at Johns Hopkins, he returned to California…

Josiah

(Encyclopedia) Josiah jōsī´ə [key] or Josias jōsī´əs [key], in the Bible. 1 King of Judah, son and successor of Amon. The great event of his reign came in its 18th year…

Schrock, Richard Royce

(Encyclopedia) Schrock, Richard Royce, 1945–, American chemist, b. Berne, Ind., Ph.D Harvard, 1971. After working for three years with the Dupont Company, he became (1972) a professor…

Spode, Josiah, I

(Encyclopedia) Spode, Josiah, I, 1733–97, English potter. He founded a pottery firm in 1770 at Stoke-on-Trent in the Staffordshire pottery district. Creating many of his patterns after…

Quincy, Josiah

(Encyclopedia) Quincy, Josiah kwĭn´zē [key], 1744–75, political leader in the American Revolution, b. Boston. An outstanding lawyer, he wrote a series of anonymous articles for the…

Winslow, Josiah

(Encyclopedia) Winslow, Josiah, c.1629–1680, American governor of Plymouth Colony, b. Plymouth, Mass.; son of Edward Winslow. Educated at Harvard, he was an assistant of the Plymouth…

Henson, Josiah

(Encyclopedia) Henson, Josiah, 1789–1883, black slave, reputedly the basis of the character of Uncle Tom in Uncle Tom's Cabin, b. Charles co., Md. In 1825 he faithfully led…

Bartlett, Josiah

(Encyclopedia) Bartlett, Josiah, 1729–95, political leader in the American Revolution, signer of the Declaration of Independence, b. Amesbury, Mass. He practiced medicine in Kingston, N…

Martin, Josiah

(Encyclopedia) Martin, Josiah, 1737–86, British colonial governor, b. West Indies. An army officer, he had attained the rank of lieutenant colonel when he was appointed governor of…

Quincy, Josiah

(Encyclopedia) Quincy, Josiah, 1772–1864, American political leader and college president, b. Braintree, Mass.; son of Josiah Quincy (1744–75). After studying law, Quincy became…