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George P. Shultz

George Pratt Shultz is an economist and Republican presidential adviser known best as the secretary of state under Ronald Reagan. An academic who thrust himself into politics, Shultz graduated from Pr…

Brewer's: D. P.

or Dom. Proc. The House of Lords. (Latin, Domus Procerum.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894DracDozen A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S …

George Knox SHIEL

SHIEL, George Knox, a Representative from Oregon; born in Ireland in 1825; immigrated to the United States and settled in New Orleans, La.; moved to Ohio; studied law; was admitted to the bar a…

M. Aurelius Antoninus

M. Aurelius Antoninusby George Long, M. A.M. ANTONINUS was born at Rome A.D. 121, on the 26th of April. His father Annius Verus died while he was praetor. His mother was Domitia Calvilla, also…

David P. (Phil) ROE

ROE, David P. (Phil), a Representative from Tennessee, born in Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tenn.; July 21, 1945; B. S., Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tenn., 1967; M. D., Univer…

Brewer's: O. P. Riot

(Old Price Riot). When the new Covent Garden theatre was opened in 1809, the charges of admission were increased, but night after night for three months a throng crowded the pit, shouting &…

Helen P. CHENOWETH-HAGE

CHENOWETH-HAGE, Helen P., a Representative from Idaho; born in Topeka, Kans., January 27, 1938; graduated Grants Pass High School, Grants Pass, Oreg.; attended Whitworth College, Spokane, Wash.…

M. M. Kaye 2004 Deaths

M. M. KayeAge: 95 British novelist whose best-selling historical novel The Far Pavilions, about a British orphan in pre-independence India who falls in love with a princess, has sold millions …

Salmon P. Chase

Name at birth: Salmon Portland ChaseSalmon P. Chase was U.S. Secretary of the Treasury during the critical early years of the Civil War. Salmon Chase had for many years been a leading citizen of Cinc…

Levi P. Morton

Levi Parsons Morton was a New York businessman who served as the vice president of the United States under Benjamin Harrison (1889-93). Morton was a businessman in Boston before moving to New York an…