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Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes published more than three dozen books during his life, starting out with poetry and then expanding into novels, short stories, and plays. He is closely associated with the Harlem Rena…

John Mercer Langston Biography

John Mercer LangstonU.S. public official, diplomat, educatorBorn: 12/14/1829Birthplace: Louisa County, Va. Langston was the son of Ralph Quarles, a white plantation owner, and Jane Langston, a…

John Mercer LANGSTON

LANGSTON, John Mercer, a Representative from Virginia; born in Louisa, Louisa County, Va., December 14, 1829; attended the common schools in Ohio; was graduated from the literary department of …

Sarah Hughes

Sarah Hughes surprised the world by winning the gold medal in women's figure skating at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City. She was 16 years old and previously had never won a U.S or world senior ch…

Ted Hughes

Ted Hughes was the poet laureate of England from 1984 until his death in 1998, but his international fame will always rest on the fact that he was married to poet Sylvia Plath, who killed herself in 1…

Howard Hughes

Howard Hughes is most famous for the last years of his life, when his mind faded and he lived the life of a wealthy, paranoid recluse. But earlier he had been a dashing and innovative businessman. Inh…

Hugh Hefner

Hugh Hefner was the founder of Playboy magazine. For more than 50 years he was a symbol of hedonism and sexual freedom, ruling his media empire while surrounded by young female "bunnies" at his Playbo…

Hugh Laurie

After two decades as a popular comedian in the United Kingdom, Hugh Laurie found fame in the United States as percipient churl Dr. Gregory House in TV's House, M.D. Hugh Laurie got his start in Cambr…

Hugh WILLIAMSON

WILLIAMSON, Hugh, a Delegate and a Representative from North Carolina; born on Oterara Creek, in West Nottingham Township, Pa., December 5, 1735; attended the common schools; prepared for colle…

Hugh GLASGOW

GLASGOW, Hugh, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Nottingham, Chester County, Pa., September 8, 1769; attended the public schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits; studied law; was ad…