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Stephen A. Douglas

Stephen Arnold Douglas was an American politician from Illinois. He was a U.S. Representative, a U.S. Senator, and the Democratic Party nominee for President in the 1860 election, losing to Republican Abraham Lincoln. Douglas had previously defea ...

                                               

Jonathan Dowling

Jonathan P. Dowling was an Irish-American researcher. He was a professor in theoretical physics. He was known for his work on quantum technology, mainly focusing in quantum entanglement. He was born in Smithtown, New York. Dowling was the co-dire ...

                                               

Daryl Dragon

Daryl Frank Dragon was a American musician and songwriter. He was known as Captain from the pop musical duo Captain & Tennille, with his former wife, Toni Tennille.

                                               

Darryl Drake

Darryl Drake was an American football player and coach. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky. His career lasted four decades, including stints as the wide receivers coach of the Chicago Bears, Arizona Cardinals, and Pittsburgh Steelers of the Nati ...

                                               

Jack Drees

Jack Drees was sportscaster. His jobs include these: Sports Unlimited Host NFL on CBS Radio play-by-play Chicago Bears play-by-play College Basketball on ABC play-by-play Chicago White Sox play-by-play Boxing on CBS play-by-play NFL on CBS play-b ...

                                               

Alex Dreier

Alex Dreier was an American news reporter and commentator who worked with NBC Radio during the 1940s, and later with the ABC Information Radio network in the 1960s and early 70s. He won 7 Emmy Awards throughout his career. Dreier was born on June ...

                                               

Mildred Dresselhaus

Mildred Dresselhaus, also known as the queen of carbon science ", was an American nanotechnologist. She was the first female Institute Professor and professor emerita of physics and electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technol ...

                                               

Fred Dretske

Frederick Irwin Dretske was an American philosopher. He was known for his works to epistemology and the philosophy of mind. Dretske was born on December 9, 1932 in Waukegan, Illinois. His later work centered on conscious experience and self-knowl ...

                                               

Hubert Dreyfus

Hubert Lederer Dreyfus was an American philosopher and professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. His main interests included phenomenology, existentialism and the philosophy of both psychology and literature. Dreyfus was ...

                                               

David C. Driskell

David C. Driskell was an American artist and scholar. His works focused in the field of African-American art. Driskell was emeritus professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. He was born in Eatonton, Georgia. In 2000, Driskell was hon ...

                                               

Spencer Dryden

Spencer Charles Dryden was an American musician. He is best known as a drummer for Jefferson Airplane and New Riders of the Purple Sage. He also played with the Dinosaurs and the Ashes. He was added into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. Dr ...

                                               

Richard Dudman

Richard Beebe Dudman was an American journalist. He was born in Centerville, Iowa. Dudman spent 31 years with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch during which time he covered Fidel Castros rise in Cuba, the Assassination of John F. Kennedy, the invasion ...

                                               

Leo J. Dulacki

Leo John Dulacki was an American lieutenant general in the Marine Corps. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska. He served in the Corps during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. During his 32 years of active service Dulacki held several im ...

                                               

Avery Dulles

Avery Robert Dulles, S.J. was a Jesuit priest, theologian, and Cardinal of the Catholic Church. Dulles was on the faculty of Woodstock College from 1960 to 1974, of The Catholic University of America from 1974 to 1988, and as the Laurence J. McGi ...

                                               

Joseph E. Duncan III

Joseph Edward Duncan III was an American convicted serial killer and child molester. He was on death row in federal prison for the 2005 kidnappings and murders of members of the Groene family of Coeur dAlene, Idaho. He was also serving 11 consecu ...

                                               

David Douglas Duncan

David Douglas Duncan was an American photojournalist. He was best known for his dramatic combat photographs. His wartime photographs were so impressive that after the war he was hired by Life to join its staff at the urging of J.R. Eyerman, Life ...

                                               

Stanley Armour Dunham

Stanley Armour Dunham was the maternal grandfather of U.S. President Barack Obama. He and his wife Madelyn Payne Dunham raised Obama from the age of 10 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

                                               

William Riley Dunham

William Riley Dunham wan an American politician. He was a member of the Indiana General Assembly from 1913 to 1915. He represented Hamilton and Tipton counties. An issue of the Kempton Courier in 1912 called Dunham "the man known by name by more ...

                                               

Steve Dunleavy

Stephen Francis Patrick Aloysius Dunleavy was an Australian-born American journalist. He was born in Sydney. Dunleavy was best known as a columnist for the New York Post from 1976 to 2008. He was a lead reporter on the tabloid television program ...

                                               

Holly Dunn

Holly Dunn was an American country music singer-songwriter. She recorded for MTM Records from 1985 to 1988. She recorded for Warner Bros. Records from 1988 to 1993. She recorded for the River North Records from 1995 to 1997. She released 10 studi ...

                                               

Katherine Dunn

Katherine Karen Dunn was an American novelist, journalist, voice artist, radio personality, book reviewer and poet. She was born in Garden City, Kansas, but was raised in Portland, Oregon. She was best known for the novel Geek Love. Dunn died of ...

                                               

Dominick Dunne

Dominick John Dunne was an American activist, journalist, writer, and actor. He talked about crimes, scandals, or mysteries in his books or his own television show Dominick Dunnes Power, Privilege, and Justice.

                                               

Edward Fitzsimmons Dunne

Edward Fitzsimmons Dunne was an American politician. He was the 24th Governor of Illinois from 1913 to 1917. He was Mayor of Chicago from April 5, 1905 to 1907. Dunne was born on October 12, 1853 in Watertown, Connecticut. He was raised in Peoria ...

                                               

Ervin E. Dupper

Ervin Emil Dupper was an American politician. He was a member of the South Dakota State Senate from 1965 to 1968. He represented the 21st and 23rd districts. He served a brief stint as State Attorney of Walworth County in 1955 to 1956 prior to hi ...

                                               

Ronald Dworkin

Ronald Myles Dworkin, FBA was an American philosopher and scholar of constitutional law. He was Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law and Philosophy at New York University and Emeritus Professor of Jurisprudence at University College London. He als ...

                                               

R. Budd Dwyer

Robert Budd Dwyer was an American politician. He served from 1971 to 1981 as a Republican member of the Pennsylvania State Senate representing the states 50th district. He served as the 30th Treasurer of Pennsylvania from January 20, 1981 to Janu ...

                                               

Alice Dye

Alice Dye was an American amateur golfer and golf course designer. She was known as the "First Lady" of golf architecture in the United States. She was married to Pete Dye. She was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was a member of the USGA Women ...

                                               

Pat Dye

Patrick Fain Dye was an American football player, coach, writer and college athletics administrator. He was the head football coach at East Carolina University, the University of Wyoming, and Auburn University. He was the Athletic Director at Aub ...

                                               

Pete Dye

Paul B. "Pete" Dye was an American golf course designer. He was a member of a family of course designers. He was married to fellow designer and former amateur champion Alice Dye. Dye designed the Radrick Farms Golf Course for the University of Mi ...

                                               

Lawrence Eagleburger

Eagleburger was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on August 1, 1930. He was raised in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Eagleburger studied at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

                                               

Thomas Eagleton

Thomas Francis Eagleton was an American politician. Eagleton was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He studied at Harvard Law School and at Amherst College. He served as a United States senator from Missouri. He served as senator from 1968 to 1987. He ...

                                               

Justin Townes Earle

Justin Townes Earle was an American singer-songwriter and musician. He was a son of alternative country artist Steve Earle. In 2010 he released the album Harlem River Blues, followed by the album Nothings Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me No ...

                                               

Dale Earnhardt

Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Sr. was an American NASCAR driver. He is the father of race car driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr. He started Dale Earnhardt, Inc., also called DEI. Earnhardt died in a crash during the Daytona 500 in 2001. The accident happened a f ...

                                               

Cleveland Eaton

Cleveland Josephus Eaton II was an American jazz double bassist, producer, arranger, composer, publisher, and record producer. He was born in Fairfield, Alabama. His most famous works were playing with the Ramsey Lewis Trio and the Count Basie Or ...

                                               

Mary Baker Eddy

Mary Baker Eddy was the founder of Christian Science, a new religious movement in the United States in the latter half of the 19th century. Eddy wrote the movements textbook Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures first published 1875 and f ...

                                               

Gerald Edelman

Gerald Maurice Edelman was an American biologist. He shared the 1972 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Rodney Robert Porter. They won the award for their work on the immune system. Edelmans Nobel Prize-winning research concerned discover ...

                                               

Don Edwards

William Donlon "Don" Edwards was an American politician of the Democratic Party. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives from California. Edwards studied at Stanford University. He was an FBI agent from 1940-1941. He then fo ...

                                               

Edward Edwards (serial killer)

Edward Wayne Edwards was a convicted American serial killer. Edwards escaped from jail in Akron, Ohio in 1955 and fled across the country. By 1961, he was on the FBIs Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. Edwards was captured and arrested in Atlanta, G ...

                                               

Frank Edwards (politician)

Frank Edwards was an American Republican politician. He was the Mayor of Springfield, Illinois from December 2010 through April 2011. He was appointed by the Springfield City Council on December 28, 2010, after the death of Mayor Tim Davlin. Edwa ...

                                               

William J. Edwards

William Jackson "Jack" Edwards was an American politician. He was the former U.S. Republican politician, who represented Alabama in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1965 until 1985. In Congress, Edwards was known as one of the chambers brig ...

                                               

Ninian Edwards

Ninian Edwards was a founding political figure of the state of Illinois. He was the only governor of the Illinois Territory from 1809 to 1818. He was one of the first two United States Senators from Illinois. He was the third Governor of Illinois ...

                                               

John Ehle

John Marsden Ehle, Jr. was an American novelist and screenwriter. He was known best for his fiction set in the Appalachian Mountains of the American South. He wrote the screenplay of The Journey of August King, a movie that is based on his book. ...

                                               

Vern Ehlers

Vernon James "Vern" Ehlers was the former U.S. Representative for Michigans 3rd congressional district, having served from 1993 until 2011. He was a member of the Republican Party. Ehlers was the first research physicist to be elected to Congress ...

                                               

Ira Einhorn

Ira Samuel Einhorn, known as "The Unicorn Killer", was an American convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend, Holly Maddux. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On September 9, 1977, Maddux disappeared following a trip to collect her belongi ...

                                               

Larry Eisenberg

Lawrence Eisenberg was an American biomedical engineer and science fiction writer. He is best known for his short story "What Happened to Auguste Clarot?," published in Harlan Ellisons anthology Dangerous Visions. His stories have been reprinted ...

                                               

Will Eisner

William Erwin "Will" Eisner was an American cartoonist. His comic strip The Spirit was one of the most popular and influential in the history of comic strips. Eisner is thought to be one of the most famous cartoonist. He has an award named after ...

                                               

T. S. Eliot

Thomas Stearns Eliot OM, was a poet. He was one of the most influential poets of the 20th century. He also wrote plays and some important essays about literature. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, then went to college in Harvard. He spent most ...

                                               

Miss Elizabeth

Elizabeth Ann Hulette was an American professional wrestling manager. She is best known for her time in the World Wrestling Federation from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s as well as her time in World Championship Wrestling in mid-1990s. She is ...

                                               

Hoss Ellington

Hoss Ellington was an American NASCAR driver and team owner. He made 31 starts as a driver between 1968 and 1970 in the Grand National. Of those races, he finished in the top 10 four times, all in 1969. He later became a team owner with success. ...

                                               

Lloyd Hartman Elliott

Lloyd Hartman Elliott was an American educator. He was the president of George Washington University, from 1965 to 1988. He was a teacher at Cornell University and the president of the University of Maine. Elliot was born on May 21, 1918 in Crosb ...