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William S. Burroughs

William Seward Burroughs came from an upper-class background in the midwestern United States, studied at Harvard University and then turned to drugs, crime and writing. In the 1940s he became addicted…

William S. Burroughs

William S. Burroughs writer The controversial Beat Generation writer will be best remembered for his hip, yet slightly insane novel, Naked Lunch. In a book review, the New York Times said the…

William Seward Burroughs

William Seward Burroughs Born: 1857Birthplace: Rochester, N.Y Calculating machine—In 1885 Burroughs submitted his first patent for his “calculating machine. ” This first mode…

O. S. Ozzie Williams

O. S. “Ozzie” Williamsaeronautical engineerBorn: 1921 After earning a B.S. and an M.S. in aeronautical engineering, O. S. “Ozzie” Williams became the first African Amer…

William S. BROOMFIELD

BROOMFIELD, William S., a Representative from Michigan; born in Royal Oak, Oakland County, Mich., April 28, 1922; graduated from high school in 1940; attended Michigan State College at East Lan…

Robert S. Ledley

Robert S. LedleyBorn: 1926Birthplace: New York City Diagnostic x-ray systems—Ledley developed the ACTA diagnostic x-ray scanner, the first whole-body computerized tomography (CT) machine…

Charles S. SEWALL

SEWALL, Charles S., a Representative from Maryland; born in Queen Annes County, Md., in 1779; attended the common schools; served in the Forty-second Regiment, Maryland Militia, in the War of 1…

Sherman Everett BURROUGHS

BURROUGHS, Sherman Everett, a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Dunbarton, Merrimack County, N.H., February 6, 1870; attended the public schools, and was graduated from Dartmouth Colle…

Silas Mainville BURROUGHS

BURROUGHS, Silas Mainville, a Representative from New York; born in Ovid, N.Y., July 16, 1810; completed a preparatory course; village clerk of Medina, Orleans County, N.Y., in 1835; village tr…

S. S. Kresge

S. S. Kresge(Sebastian Spering Kresge) merchant, philanthropistBorn: 7/31/1867Birthplace: Bald Mount, Pa. With a newly minted business degree in hand, Kresge worked as a traveling tinware sale…