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Margaret Atwood

A prolific writer and a hit with literary critics, Canada's Margaret Atwood became internationally famous after the popular and critical success of her 1984 novel, The Handmaid's Tale (made into the 1…

Brewer's: Margaret

Queen of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, called the “Northern Semiramis” (1353, 1387-1412). Margaret. A simple, uncultured girl of wonderful witchery, seduced, at the age of fiftee…

David ATWOOD

ATWOOD, David, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Bedford, N.H., December 15, 1815; attended the public schools; moved to Hamilton, N.Y., in 1832; apprenticed as a printer and subsequentl…

Harrison Henry ATWOOD

ATWOOD, Harrison Henry, a Representative from Massachusetts; born at the home of his grandmother in North Londonderry, Vt., August 26, 1863; attended the public schools of Boston, Mass.; studie…

Walter Atwood BURLEIGH

BURLEIGH, Walter Atwood, a Delegate from the Territory of Dakota; born in Waterville, Maine, October 25, 1820; attended the public schools; served as a private in the Aroostook War in 1839; stu…

Carl Atwood ELLIOTT

ELLIOTT, Carl Atwood, a Representative from Alabama; born in Vina, Franklin County, Ala., December 20, 1913; attended the public schools of Franklin County; was graduated from the University of…

Carl Atwood HATCH

Senate Years of Service: 1933-1949Party: DemocratHATCH, Carl Atwood, a Senator from New Mexico; born in Kirwin, Phillip County, Kans., November 27, 1889; attended the public schools of Kansas a…

Margaret Sanger

Name at birth: Margaret Louise HigginsMargaret Sanger was a nurse in the poor neighborhoods of New York City when she founded the first birth control clinic in the U.S. in 1916. At the time it was ill…

Margaret Keane

Margaret Keane is an artist whose paintings of big-eyed waifs sold by the millions during the 1960s -- while her husband took all the credit. Walter Keane was her second husband, and with a flamboyan…

Princess Margaret

Princess Margaret was the younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II and for a brief time was second in line to the British throne. Her uncle King Edward VIII abdicated the throne when Margaret was six, and…