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Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle was most famous in the Victorian era, when he was known for his dense, thoughtful books on history and philosophy. The son of a strict Calvinist, Carlyle became a divinity student at E…

Frank Ertel CARLYLE

CARLYLE, Frank Ertel, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Lumberton, Robeson County, N.C., April 7, 1897; educated in the schools of Robeson County, N.C., and Wilson Memorial Academy,…

John Carlyle HERBERT

HERBERT, John Carlyle, a Representative from Maryland; born in Alexandria, Va., August 16, 1775; received private instruction and was graduated from St. John's College, Annapolis, Md., in 1794;…

Robert Carlyle BYRD

Senate Years of Service: 1959-2010Party: DemocratBYRD, Robert Carlyle, a Representative and a Senator from West Virginia; born in North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, N.C., November 20, 1917; atten…

Clarence Thomas

Clarence Thomas is the U.S. Supreme Court justice who was thrust into the limelight in his 1991 confirmation proceedings, during which he was accused of sexual harassment. Clarence Thomas grew up in r…

Danny Thomas

Name at birth: Muzyad YakhoobDanny Thomas starred in Make Room For Daddy, one of most popular TV family comedies of the 1950s. The show ran from 1953-64, but changed networks in 1957 and was titled Th…

Isiah Thomas

Isiah ThomasBorn: Apr. 30, 1961Basketball led Indiana to NCAA title as sophomore and Final 4 MOP in 1981; consensus All-America guard in '81; led Detroit to 2 NBA titles (1989, 1990); NBA Fina…

Thomas Edison

Name at birth: Thomas Alva EdisonThomas Edison was the best-known inventor of the early electrical age. His hundreds of inventions made him a giant public figure in American and around the world at th…

Thomas Kinkade

Thomas Kinkade was a wealthy and controversial mass-market artist of the late 20th and early 21st century. Thomas Kinkade called himself a "painter of light," specializing in sun-dappled meadows and …