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Atticus Finch

Atticus Finch is the exemplary lawyer and father from the 1960 Harper Lee novel To Kill A Mockingbird. Thanks to the successful film version of the book (1962), the character is strongly associated w…

Isaac FINCH

FINCH, Isaac, a Representative from New York; born in Stillwater, Saratoga County, N.Y., October 13, 1783; moved with his parents to Peru, Clinton County, N.Y., in 1787; attended the public sch…

Finch Lane

(London). So called from a family of consideration by the name of Finch or Finke. There was once a church in the lane called St. Benet Finke. There is an Irish saint named Finc, in Latin Fi…

Robert

King Robert of Sicily. A metrical romance of the Trouveur, taken from the Story of the Emperor Jovinian in the Gesta Romanorum, and borrowed from the Talmud. It finds a place in the Arabian…

Robert Whyte ROBERTS

ROBERTS, Robert Whyte, a Representative from Mississippi; born in Kent County, Del., November 28, 1784; received a liberal education; studied law; was admitted to the bar; shortly after reachin…

Robert Roberts HITT

HITT, Robert Roberts, a Representative from Illinois; born in Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio, January 16, 1834; moved to Ogle County, Ill., in 1837 with his parents, who settled in Mount Morris…

Oral Roberts

Name at birth: Granville Oral RobertsOral Roberts was the first evangelist to lead large televised revivals in which worshipers claimed to be miraculously healed. He was raised in a Pentecostal Chris…

Robert Wadlow

Robert Pershing Wadlow was, for much of his brief life, the world's tallest man. He was 8 feet and 11 inches tall (roughly 2.72 meters) when he died at age 22. Robert Wadlow was of normal height and …

Eric Roberts

Eric RobertsactorBorn: 4/18/1956Birthplace: Biloxi, Mississippi Older brother of actress Julia Roberts, Eric Roberts appeared on the stage as a child and starred in the 1989 Broadway productio…

Robert Bunsen

Robert Wilhelm Bunsen did groundbreaking work in organic chemistry and spectrometry, but he's more famous for the laboratory gas burner that bears his name. Robert Bunsen was an extraordinary experime…