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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 dignity of a co...

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 me...

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 membership ...

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 f…

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…

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., 199…

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

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