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Herman Melville

Herman Melville was the celebrated author of several big 19th-century novels about the sea. Moby-Dick (1851), the story of the fanatical Captain Ahab and his hunt for the great white whale of the tit…

Melville BULL

BULL, Melville, a Representative from Rhode Island; born in Newport, R.I., September 29, 1854; attended Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.H., and was graduated from Harvard University in 1877;…

Sam Melville GIBBONS

GIBBONS, Sam Melville, a Representative from Florida; born in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla., January 20, 1920; attended the University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.; LL.B., University of Flo…

Summers Melville JACK

JACK, Summers Melville, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Summersville, Jefferson County, Pa., July 18, 1852; attended the public and private schools of Jefferson County and the India…

Henry Melville YOUMANS

YOUMANS, Henry Melville, a Representative from Michigan; born in Otego, Otsego County, N.Y., May 15, 1832; attended the common schools; was in the employ of the York & Erie Railroad Co., on…

Joseph Melville BROUGHTON

Senate Years of Service: 1948-1949Party: DemocratBROUGHTON, Joseph Melville, a Senator from North Carolina; born in Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., November 17, 1888; attended the public schools; g…

Rienzi Melville JOHNSTON

Senate Years of Service: 1913-1913Party: DemocratJOHNSTON, Rienzi Melville, (cousin of Benjamin Edward Russell), a Senator from Texas; born in Sandersville, Washington County, Ga., September 9,…

Melville Clyde KELLY

KELLY, Melville Clyde, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Bloomfield, Muskingum County, Ohio, August 4, 1883; attended the public schools, and Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio; eng…

Moby-Dick

Moby-Dick is the enormous white whale who torments Captain Ahab in the Herman Melville novel Moby-Dick (1851). Ahab is obsessed with finding and killing Moby-Dick, having lost a leg in a previous enco…

The Ventriloquist's Tale

Author:Pauline MelvillePublisher:Bloomsbury Publishingn Rare is the voice that can conjure forth an entire world. With the title metaphor of ventriloquism guiding this exquisite exploration in…