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Thomas Lanier CLINGMAN

Senate Years of Service: 1858-1861Party: DemocratCLINGMAN, Thomas Lanier, a Representative and a Senator from North Carolina; born in Huntsville, N.C., July 27, 1812; educated by private tutors…

Joshua Lanier MARTIN

MARTIN, Joshua Lanier, (father of John Mason Martin), a Representative from Alabama; born in Blount County, Tenn., December 5, 1799; attended the country schools; taught school; studied law in …

Joseph Lanier WILLIAMS

WILLIAMS, Joseph Lanier, (son of John Williams, of Tennessee), a Representative from Tennessee; born near Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., October 23, 1810; completed preparatory studies; attende…

Sidney Poitier

A major movie star of the 1960s, Sidney Poitier was the first African-American to win the Academy Award as best actor. Sidney Poitier grew up in the Bahamas, then came to the U.S. to start his acting…

Sidney Sheldon

Name at birth: Sidney SchechtelSidney Sheldon was a prolific screenwriter, TV producer and the author of several bestselling novels, including 1974's The Other Side of Midnight. He grew up in Chicago …

Sidney BREESE

Senate Years of Service: 1843-1849Party: DemocratBREESE, Sidney, a Senator from Illinois; born in Whitesboro, N.Y., July 15, 1800; attended Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y., and graduated from U…

Sidney Lumet

Sidney LumetdirectorBorn: 6/25/1924Birthplace: Philadelphia Died: 4/09/2011Sidney Lumet is an Academy Award-winning film and television director known for his rough, often low-budget films. His credit…

Sidney CLARKE

CLARKE, Sidney, a Representative from Kansas; born in Southbridge, Worcester County, Mass., October 16, 1831; attended the public schools; publisher of the Southbridge Press in 1854; settled in…

Sidney DEAN

DEAN, Sidney, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Glastonbury, Conn., November 16, 1818; attended the common schools and Wilbraham and Suffield Academies; minister in the Methodist Episc…

Sidney EDGERTON

EDGERTON, Sidney, a Representative from Ohio; born in Cazenovia, N.Y., August 17, 1818; attended the country schools and the academy at Lima, N.Y., where he was later an instructor; moved to Oh…