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Romell Broom

Romell Broom was an American man convicted of murder, kidnapping, and rape. He was convicted in 1984 of abducting and killing Tryna Middleton, age 14, who was walking home from a football game in East Cleveland, Ohio. In 2003, Broom accepted an o ...

                                               

Robert C. Broomfield

Robert Cameron Broomfield was an American judge. He was a member of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. President Ronald Reagan nominated him on May 15, 1985 and he was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 10, 1 ...

                                               

William Broomfield

William S. "Bill" Broomfield, was an American politician. He represented the U.S. state of Michigan in the United States House of Representatives from 1957 through 1993. Broomfield died on February 20, 2019 in Kensington, Maryland at the age of 96.

                                               

Stanley Brotman

Stanley Seymour Brotman was an American federal judge. He was born in Vineland, New Jersey. He grew up in the nearby village of Brotmanville, which had been established by his grandfather, who was a Russian immigrant. He left Yale University to s ...

                                               

Louise Brough

Althea Louise Brough Clapp was an American tennis player, once ranked world no. 1. She was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma but moved to Beverly Hills, California when she was four years old. Brough Clapp appeared in six singles finals at the U.S. ...

                                               

Bobbi Kristina Brown

Bobbi Kristina Brown was an American television personality, heiress and singer. She was the daughter of singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown. Brown was born in Livingston, New Jersey.

                                               

Brickhouse Brown

Frederick Seawright was an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Brickhouse Brown. He was born in Wilmington, Delaware. He was a top heel in Southern promotions in the 1980s and 1990s. In March 1987, Brown went to Memphis, ...

                                               

Chad Brown (poker player)

Chad Lewis Brown was an American actor, poker player and color commentator. He was sponsored by PokerStars. He co-hosted the NBC television series Caesars Challenge during the early 1990s. Brown was born Manhattan, New York City and was raised in ...

                                               

Charles Brown (Medal of Honor)

Corporal Charles Brown received the United Statess highest honor for bravery. It is called the Medal of Honor. Corporal Brown was a United States Marine. He was born in New York City. He enlisted in Hong Kong in 1870. The tracking number for his ...

                                               

David Brown

David Brown was an American movie producer. Brown and business partner Richard D. Zanuck were one of the most successful producers in Hollywood in the 1960s and in the 1970s. Brown was born in New York City, the son of Lillian nee Baren and Edwar ...

                                               

Hal Brown

Hector Harold "Hal" Brown, nicknamed "Skinny", was an American pitcher in Major League Baseball. He played from 1951 through 1964 for the Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees, and Houston Colt.45s. He batted and ...

                                               

Harold Brown (Secretary of Defense)

Harold Brown was an American scientist and politician. He was the U.S. Secretary of Defense from 1977 to 1981 in the cabinet of President Jimmy Carter. He last served in the Lyndon Johnson administration as Director of Defense Research and Engine ...

                                               

James Brown

James Brown was an American R&B and funk singer. He was known as the "Godfather of Soul". He was born in Barnwell, South Carolina and grew up in Augusta, Georgia. Brown was arrested by police on many occasions. When he was 16, he was convicte ...

                                               

Molly Brown

Margaret "Molly" Brown Tobin was an American socialite, philanthropist, and activist. She became famous for surviving the 1912 sinking of the R.M.S Titanic. Brown was born on July 18, 1867 in Hannibal, Missouri but spent her time in Denver, Color ...

                                               

Muriel Humphrey Brown

Muriel Fay Buck Humphrey Brown was the widow of former Vice President Hubert Humphrey. After her husband died, she was appointed to take his seat in the Senate, so she became the first wife of a Vice President to hold public office. She later rem ...

                                               

Pat Brown

Edmund Gerald Pat Brown, Sr. was an American politician. Brown served as the 32nd Governor of California from 1959 to 1967. He is the father of the 34th and 39th Governor of California, Jerry Brown. He was succeeded by Ronald Reagan as Governor, ...

                                               

Willie Brown (American football)

William Ferdie Brown was an American professional football player, coach, and executive. He played as a cornerback for the Denver Broncos and the Oakland Raiders in the National Football League. Brown was the head football coach at California Sta ...

                                               

Sylvia Browne

Sylvia Celeste Shoemaker was an American writer and a self-acclaimed psychic. Her predictions began around 1974. She appears on talk shows. She has had her own hour-long radio talk show. In March 2011, Sylvia had a heart attack while in the Hawai ...

                                               

John Moses Browning

John Moses Browning was an American gun maker who invented many guns used by Americans, both by the military and civilians. He was born in Ogden, Utah in 1855 and died in Belgium in 1926 of heart failure, aged 71. He was a Mormon and the son of h ...

                                               

Frank Broyles

John Franklin Broyles was an American football player and coach, athletics administrator, and broadcaster. He served as the head football coach at the University of Missouri in 1957 and at the University of Arkansas from 1958 to 1976. Broyles als ...

                                               

David Brumbaugh

David Brumbaugh was an American businessman and Republican politician from Oklahoma. Brumbaugh was a Representative in the Oklahoma House of Representatives for District 76, located in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma from 2011 until his death in 2017. He ...

                                               

Tyson Brummett

Tyson Colby Brummett was an American baseball player. He was born in Columbus, Mississippi. In 2012, he played as a pitcher in one Major League Baseball game for the Philadelphia Phillies. He batted and threw right-handed and was mainly a startin ...

                                               

Albert Vickers Bryan Jr.

Albert Vickers Bryan Jr. was an American politician and lawyer. He was the United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia from July 1971 through December 1991. Bryan Jr. was born in Alexandri ...

                                               

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bean Bryant was an American former professional basketball player. He most recently played for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. Bryant played as a shooting guard. During the 2005-2006 season, he scored 81 points ...

                                               

Art Buchwald

Arthur Buchwald was an American humorist. He was best known for his column in The Washington Post. His columns were published nationwide in more than 500 newspapers. His columns focused on political satire and commentary. He received the Pulitzer ...

                                               

Jack Buck

Jack Buck was a sportscaster. He was the father of Joe Buck and the brother of another late sportscaster Bob Buck. Buck was best known for working with the St. Louis Cardinals. His other play-by-play jobs include these: Ohio State Buckeyes basket ...

                                               

James Buck

James Buck was a sailor in the United States Navy during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for his actions aboard U.S.S. Brooklyn.

                                               

Rich Buckler

Richard "Rich" Buckler was an American comic book artist and penciller. He was best known for his work on Marvel Comics Fantastic Four in the mid-1970s and for creating the character Deathlok in Astonishing Tales #25. Buckler drew virtually every ...

                                               

William F. Buckley, Jr.

William Frank Buckley, Jr. was an American conservative author and commentator. He founded the political magazine National Review in 1955, which had a big impact on the American conservative movement. He supported Barry M. Goldwater and Ronald Re ...

                                               

Bill Buckner

William Joseph Buckner was an American professional baseball player. He played as a first baseman in Major League Baseball between 1969 and 1990. During his career, he played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, California A ...

                                               

Jack Buechner

John William "Jack" Buechner was an American lawyer and Republican politician. He was in the United States House of Representatives, representing Missouris 2nd congressional district from 1987 to 1991. After serving in Congress, Buechner became p ...

                                               

Buffalo Bill

He was born in the Iowa Territory now the U.S. state of Iowa, in Le Claire but he grew up for several years in his fathers hometown in Canada before his family moved to the Kansas Territory.

                                               

Charles Bukowski

Henry Charles Bukowski was a German-American poet, novelist, and short story writer. His writing was influenced by the social, cultural, and economic ambience of his home city of Los Angeles. His work addresses the ordinary lives of poor American ...

                                               

Bishop Bullwinkle

Bernard Thomas, better known as Bishop Bullwinkle, was an American singer and comedian. He was best known for appearing in the viral YouTube video "Hell 2 Da Naw Naw". By July 22, 2015, the video went viral and got over 200.000 views with over 4. ...

                                               

Betty Bumpers

Betty Lou Flanagan Bumpers was an American health activist and civil servant. She was the First Lady of Arkansas, from 1971 to 1975. She was an activist for childhood immunizations and world peace. She and Rosalynn Carter ran a successful campaig ...

                                               

Ralph Bunche

Ralph Bunche was an American political scientist and diplomat. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1950. He won it for leading peace talks in Palestine in the late 1940s. He was the first African American person to win the prize. Bunche was invo ...

                                               

King Kong Bundy

Christopher Alan "Chris" Pallies better known by his ring name, King Kong Bundy, was an American stand-up comedian, actor and professional wrestler who was best known for wrestling with World Wrestling Federation. He won a Slammy Award in 1987 fo ...

                                               

Gordon Bunshaft

Gordon Bunshaft, was an American architect. He was known as a partner in the architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, which he joined in 1937. He was born in Buffalo, New York. Bunshaft was known for his designs for Lever House in New York, ...

                                               

Bill Bunten

William Wallace Bunten was an American politician. He was mayor of Topeka, Kansas from 2005 to 2013. Before being elected mayor, he was in the Kansas House of Representatives from 1962 to 1990 and in the Kansas Senate from 2002 to 2004. Bunten wa ...

                                               

Margaret Burbidge

Eleanor Margaret Burbidge, FRS was a British-born American astrophysicist. She was known for her original research and holding many educational posts, including Director of the Royal Greenwich Observatory. During her career, she worked at the Uni ...

                                               

Jocelyn Burdick

Jocelyn Birch Burdick was an American politician. She was the Senator of North Dakota from September 1992 through December 1992 for the Democratic Party. Burdick was born on February 6, 1922 in Fargo, North Dakota. She studied at Principia Colleg ...

                                               

Quentin Burdick

Quentin Northrup Burdick was an American lawyer and politician. He was a member of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party. He represented North Dakota in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. At the time of his death, he was the t ...

                                               

Anne Gorsuch Burford

Anne Gorsuch Burford, also known as Anne M. Gorsuch, was an American attorney and politician. Between 1981 and 1983, while known as Anne M. Gorsuch, she served under President Ronald Reagan as the first female Administrator of the Environmental P ...

                                               

Jon Burge

Jon Graham Burge was an American police officer and convicted felon. He was born in South Deering, Chicago, Illinois. He worked for the Chicago Police Department as a detective and commander. He became well known for torturing more than 200 crimi ...

                                               

Warren E. Burger

Warren Earl Burger was the 15th Chief Justice of the United States. He was in office from 1969 to 1986. Although Burger had conservative leanings and was considered a strict constructionist, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered many of the transforma ...

                                               

James Burke (gangster)

James Jimmy the Gent Burke, was an Irish-American gangster. He was known for burying people he had murdered. In 2013 the FBI dug up the basement and garden of his old home searching for more human remains. Burke died of cancer in prison in Buffalo.

                                               

Bill Burlison

Bill D. Burlison, was an American politician who has held office in Missouri and Maryland. He is a Democrat. He represented Missouri as a member of the U. S. Congress starting with the Ninety-first United States Congress in 1969 until he was defe ...

                                               

Peter Hardeman Burnett

Peter Hardeman Burnett was an American politician. He was the first Governor of California as a state in the U.S. and a white supremacist. He tried to ban black people from California and supported genocide of the states indigenous peoples. He wa ...

                                               

Daniel Burnham

Daniel Hudson Burnham was an American architect and urban designer. Burnham helped create buildings or streets in Washington, D.C., in New York City, and in his hometown of Chicago. He helped create Navy Pier. Burnham was born on September 4, 184 ...

                                               

James MacGregor Burns

James MacGregor Burns was an American historian and political scientist, presidential biographer, and authority on leadership studies. He was the Woodrow Wilson Professor of Government Emeritus at Williams College and Distinguished Leadership Sch ...