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Yale University

(Encyclopedia) Yale University, at New Haven, Conn.; coeducational. Chartered as a collegiate school for men in 1701 largely as a result of the efforts of James Pierpont, it opened at…

Offner, Richard

(Encyclopedia) Offner, Richard, 1889–1965, American art historian, b. Vienna, studied at Harvard, Ph.D. Univ. of Vienna, 1914. An outstanding authority on Italian art of the 13th and…

Frederic Remington

Frederic Remington studied art at Yale University, traveled to the newly expanding western part of the United States in the 1880s and ended up illustrating outdoor scenes for Harper's and Collier's…

Walter Holden CAPPS, Congress, CA (1934-1997)

CAPPS, Walter Holden, (husband of Lois Capps), a Representative from California; born in Omaha, Nebr., May 5, 1934; B.S., Portland State University, Portland, Oreg., 1958; B.D., Augustana…

Vanessa Kerry

Vanessa Kerry caught the public eye when she introduced her father, presidential nominee John Kerry, at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. Vanessa and her older sister Alexandra (b. 1973) are…

Sarah Hughes

Sarah Hughes surprised the world by winning the gold medal in women's figure skating at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City. She was 16 years old and previously had never won a U.S or world senior…

Anne Fadiman

Anne Fadiman won the National Book Critics Circle Award for The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, her 1997 report on the medical and cultural struggles of an immigrant Hmong family living in…

Maya Lin

Name at birth: Maya Ying LinMaya Lin was still an undergraduate at Yale University when she won the national design competition for a Vietnam War veterans memorial to be built near the Lincoln…

Benét, Stephen Vincent (Benét)

Benét, Stephen Vincent (Benét)[1898-1943](1)Born at Bethlehem, Pa., 1898. Was educated at the Summerville Academy at Augusta, Ga., and at Yale University, taking the degree of A.B. in 1919…

Tom PERRIELLO, Congress, VA (1974)

PERRIELLO, Tom, a Representative from Virginia; born in Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Va., October 9, 1974; B. A. Yale University, 1996; J. D., Yale University, New Haven, Conn., 2001;…