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Robert Bryarly GORDON

GORDON, Robert Bryarly, a Representative from Ohio; born at St. Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio, August 6, 1855; attended the public schools; postmaster of St. Marys 1885-1889; auditor of Auglaize…

Brewer's: Gordon Riots

Riots in 1780, headed by Lord George Gordon, to compel the House of Commons to repeal the bill passed in 1778 for the relief of Roman Catholics. Gordon was undoubtedly of unsound mind, and …

Brewer's: Chinese Gordon

General Gordon (afterwards killed at Khartoum), who succeeded in putting down the Taëping rebellion, which broke out in 1851 and lasted fifteen years. The rebels had ravaged sixteen of…

Mary I

England's Queen Mary I was the fourth monarch of the Tudor dynasty, whose five-year reign was marked by a brief return to Catholicism in the midst of the English Reformation. She was the only child o…

Mary

Mary is the mother of Jesus of Nazareth in Christian and Islamic scriptures. Catholicism and some other Christian traditions honor her as a special saint, the "blessed virgin," who hears and acts upon…

Gordon Sinclair

Gordon Sinclair was a colorful figure in 20th-century Canadian radio journalism. For over 40 years he produced a daily radio series called "Let's Be Personal;" he gained a reputation for "telling it l…

Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay is the Scotland-born celebrity chef who hosts TV's Hell's Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares. A one-time teenage footballer in the Glasgow Rangers system (1982-85), Gordon Ramsay made his na…

Gordon Brown

Name at birth: James Gordon BrownGordon Brown succeeded Tony Blair in 2007 as prime minister of the United Kingdom. Born in Scotland, Brown attended the University of Edinburgh, where he earned both …

Dexter Gordon

Name at birth: Dexter Keith GordonDexter "Long Tall Dexter" Gordon was one of the most famous tenor sax players of the 20th century, a towering figure of bop jazz (literally -- he was 6' 5" tall). He…

Gordon Cooper

Name at birth: Leroy Gordon Cooper, Jr.Gordon Cooper was one of the original Mercury 7 astronauts, the first Americans chosen for space flight duty by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration…