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contempt

(Encyclopedia) contempt, in law, interference with the functioning of a legislature or court. In its narrow and more usual sense, contempt refers to the despising of the authority, justice, or…

weights and measures

(Encyclopedia) weights and measures, units and standards for expressing the amount of some quantity, such as length, capacity, or weight; the science of measurement standards and methods is known as…

Congress of the United States

(Encyclopedia) Congress of the United States, the legislative branch of the federal government, instituted (1789) by Article 1 of the Constitution of the United States, which prescribes its…

Adam SCHIFF, Congress, CA (1960)

SCHIFF Adam , Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present Related Links Members of the Current Senate Floor Leaders of the Senate Members of the Current House of…

Madame Chiang Kai-shek

Name at birth: Soong Mei-lingBorn in China and educated in the United States, Soong Mei-ling married Chiang Kai-shek in 1927 and went on to become an internationally famous advocate for her husband'…

Oakes AMES, Congress, MA (1804-1873)

AMES Oakes , a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Easton, Mass., January 10, 1804; attended the public schools and Dighton (Mass.) Academy; engaged in the manufacture of shovels in North…

Danny Lee BURTON, Congress, IN (1938)

BURTON Danny Lee , a Representative from Indiana; born in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., June 21, 1938; graduated from Shortridge High School, Indianapolis, Ind., 1957; attended Indiana…

Patrick MURPHY, Congress, PA (1973)

MURPHY Patrick , a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., October 19, 1973; attended Bucks County Community College, Newtown, Pa., 1991-1992; B.S., King'…

Henry Justin ALLEN, Congress, KS (1868-1950)

Senate Years of Service: 1929-1930 Party: Republican ALLEN Henry Justin , a Senator from Kansas; born in Pittsfield, Warren County, Pa., September 11, 1868; moved with his parents to Kansas in…