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Sinclair Lewis

Name at birth: Harry Sinclair LewisNovelist Sinclair Lewis was the first writer from the United States to win the Nobel Prize in literature, on the strength of his novels satirizing the hypocrisy and …

Gordon Sinclair

Gordon Sinclair was a colorful figure in 20th-century Canadian radio journalism. For over 40 years he produced a daily radio series called "Let's Be Personal;" he gained a reputation for "telling it l…

Upton Sinclair

Upton Beall Sinclair was a prolific American writer known for his affiliation with socialism and famous for his 1906 novel, The Jungle. Sinclair was born in Baltimore, but his family moved to New Yor…

Sinclair WEEKS

Senate Years of Service: 1944-1944Party: RepublicanWEEKS, Sinclair, (son of John Wingate Weeks), a Senator from Massachusetts; born in West Newton, Middlesex County, Mass., June 15, 1893; atten…

James Herbert SINCLAIR

SINCLAIR, James Herbert, a Representative from North Dakota; born near St. Marys, Ontario, Canada, October 9, 1871; moved with his parents to Cooperstown, Griggs County, N.Dak., in 1883; attend…

Meriwether Lewis

Meriwether Lewis was chosen, with William Clark, to lead an American overland expedition to the Pacific Ocean in 1804. Lewis was a former soldier and personal secretary to President Thomas Jefferson, …

Lewis Carroll

Name at birth: Charles Lutwidge DodgsonLewis Carroll was the church deacon and mathematician who wrote the famous fantasy books Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (published in 1865) and its sequel, Thr…

Jerry Lewis

Name at birth: Joseph LevitchSlapstick and funny-face specialist Jerry Lewis was one of the top movie comedians of the 1950s and 1960s. Jerry Lewis got his start with singer Dean Martin as Martin & L…

Carl Lewis

Carl LewisBorn: July 1, 1961Track & Field won 9 Olympic gold medals; 4 in 1984 (100m, 200m, 4x100m, LJ), 2 in ‘88 (100m, LJ), 2 in ‘92 (4x100m, LJ) and 1 in ‘96 (LJ); …

Edmonia Lewis

Edmonia Lewis was an American sculptor of the late 19th century who gained international fame at a time when women artists were a rarity -- let alone a woman sculptor whose ancestry was African and Na…