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South Plainfield

(Encyclopedia) South Plainfield, borough (1990 pop. 20,489), Middlesex co., NE N.J.; inc. 1926. It is the seat of several research and consulting firms and has plants that make chemicals, plastics, spices and...

Mercer, Hugh

(Encyclopedia) Mercer, Hugh mûr´sər [key], c.1725–1777, American Revolutionary general, b. Aberdeen, Scotland. A physician, he was a surgeon in the forces of Charles Edward Stuart (the Young Pretender) ...

Mercer, Johnny

(Encyclopedia) Mercer, Johnny (John Herndon Mercer) mûr´sər , 1909–76, American lyricist and songwriter, b. Savannah, Ga. Mercer, who was one of American popular music's most accomplished wordsmiths...

Hoff, Ted

(Encyclopedia) Hoff, Ted (Marcian Edward Hoff, Jr.), 1937–, American computer-industry executive, b. Rochester, N.Y., Ph.D. Stanford (1962). He received his first two patents while working for the General R...

Manning, Preston

(Encyclopedia) Manning, Preston, 1942–, Canadian political leader. Although he is the son of Ernest C. Manning, a leader of the Social Credit party who was premier of Alberta for 25 years, Preston Ma...

Hunter, Robert Mercer Taliaferro

(Encyclopedia) Hunter, Robert Mercer Taliaferro tŏl´əvər [key], 1809–87, American statesman, b. Essex co., Va. He was a U.S. Representative for Virginia (1837–43, 1845–47), serving as speaker from ...

Johnny Mercer

Johnny Mercer(John Herndon Mercer)lyricist, songwriterBorn: 11/18/1909Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia This prolific lyricist wrote words for some of the most memorable songs of the 1940s…

Odinga, Raila Amolo

(Encyclopedia) Odinga, Raila Amolo räē´lä ämō´lō ōdĭn´gä [key] 1945–, Kenyan political leader, son of Oginga Odinga , Kenya's first vice president. After earning (1970) a degree in mechan...

Johnny Mercer Biography

Johnny Mercer(John Herndon Mercer)lyricist, songwriterBorn: 11/18/1909Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia This prolific lyricist wrote words for some of the most memorable songs of the 1940s…