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Johnson, Samuel

(Encyclopedia) Johnson, Samuel, 1696–1772, American clergyman, educator, and philosopher, b. Guilford, Conn., grad. Collegiate School (now Yale), 1714; father of William Samuel…

Johnson, Hugh Samuel

(Encyclopedia) Johnson, Hugh Samuel, 1882–1942, American army officer, government administrator, b. Fort Scott, Kans. After graduation (1903) from West Point, he entered the U.S. army…

Johnson, William Samuel

(Encyclopedia) Johnson, William Samuel, 1727–1819, American political leader and president of Columbia College (1787–1800), b. Stratford, Conn. A lawyer in Connecticut, he soon became a…

Johnson, Samuel

(Encyclopedia) Johnson, Samuel, 1709–84, English author, b. Lichfield. The leading literary scholar and critic of his time, Johnson helped to shape and define the Augustan Age. He was…

Samuel Johnson

A towering figure of 18th-century English literature, Samuel Johnson gained fame from his conversation and wit as much as from his writings. The son of a bookseller, Johnson moved to London in the…

Samuel Johnson 2004 Deaths

Samuel JohnsonAge: 76 businessman who presided over S. C. Johnson, the floor-wax company that also produces Raid bug sprays and OFF insect repellent. Died: Racine, Wis., May 22, 2004Mildred…

Sirleaf, Ellen Johnson

(Encyclopedia) Sirleaf, Ellen Johnson sĭrlēf´ [key], 1938–, Liberian economist and political leader. Educated in the United States (M.P.A. Harvard, 1971), she worked in the Liberian…

Mudd, Samuel Alexander

(Encyclopedia) Mudd, Samuel Alexander, 1833–83, Maryland physician and Confederate sympathizer who on April 15, 1865, set the broken left leg of Lincoln's fleeing assassin, John…

Samuel

(Encyclopedia) Samuel, two books of the Bible, originally a single work, called First and Second Samuel in modern Bibles, and First and Second Kingdoms in the Septuagint . They…

Coleridge: Kubla Khan, Notes

ChristabelFrance: an OdeKubla Khan Kubla Khan, grandson of Genghis Khan, was a Mongolian conqueror who stretched his empire from European Russia to the eastern shores of China in the…