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Raymond Chandler

Raymond Chandler was a writer of detective stories and a founder (with Dashiell Hammett and James M. Cain) of the hard-boiled school of mystery fiction. His detective hero Philip Marlowe, a tough and …

Raymond Chandler Biography

Raymond ChandlerauthorBorn: 7/23/1888Birthplace: Chicago Author of detective novels that depict the seedy, dark side of Los Angeles. His novels, which include The Big Sleep (1939) and Farewel…

Zachariah CHANDLER

Senate Years of Service: 1857-1875; 1879-1879Party: Republican; RepublicanCHANDLER, Zachariah, (nephew of John Chandler and Thomas Chandler, grandfather of Frederick Hale and great-great-grandu…

Thomas CHANDLER

CHANDLER, Thomas, (brother of John Chandler and uncle of Zachariah Chandler), a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Bedford, N.H., August 10, 1772; attended the public schools; justice o…

John CHANDLER

Senate Years of Service: 1820-1829Party: Democratic Republican; Crawford Republican; JacksonianCHANDLER, John, (brother of Thomas Chandler and uncle of Zachariah Chandler), a Representative fro…

Chandler Seagraves

Joseph Schweitzer, William Raney II, and Chandler Seagraves were charged with negligent homicide and involuntary manslaughter after their jet severed a gondola cable in Italy on Feb. 3, kill…

Raymond Carver

Raymond Carver was a short-story writer credited with revitalizing the form in the United States during the 1970s and '80s. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Carver spent most of his childhoo…

Raymond Kurzweil

Raymond KurzweilBorn: Feb. 12, 1948 Reading machine—When entrepreneur Kurzweil introduced the Kurzweil Reading Machine in 1976, it was hailed as the most important advance in reading for…

Raymond Burr

Raymond Burr(William Stacey Burr)actorBorn: 5/21/1917Birthplace: New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada A heavy-set character actor, he gained fame playing mainly bad guys, as the murderer …

Rodney Dennis CHANDLER

CHANDLER, Rodney Dennis, (great-great-grandnephew of Zachariah Chandler), a Representative from Washington; born in La Grande, Union County, Oreg., July 13, 1942; attended public schools; B.S.,…