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Bruce Laingen

Lowell Bruce Laingen was an American diplomat. He was the U.S. Ambassador to Malta from 1977 to 1979. He worked under the Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter presidencies. He was a World War II veteran. Laingen was best known for having been the most se ...

                                               

Jay Lake

Joseph Edward Joe Lake, Jr. was an American science fiction and fantasy writer. His best known works were Trial of Flowers, Mainspring, Escapement, Madness of Flowers and Pinion. He was a quarterly first place winner in the Writers of the Future ...

                                               

Jack LaLanne

Francois Henri Jack LaLanne was an American inventor, writer, actor, fitness and exercise instructor and expert who was known for helping people to get fit and healthy.

                                               

Lamb of God

Lamb of God is a metal band from Richmond, Virginia. They started in 1990. They play a style called Groove metal with Death metal influences. This style is similar to Thrash metal but has more rhythm. Their music is very similar to Panteras music ...

                                               

Frank LaMere

Frank LaMere was a Winnebago activist. He was born in South Sioux City, Nebraska. He was the son of a Gold Star Mother and a combat veteran father. He was a member of the American Indian Movement AIM in the 1970s and was known for his work agains ...

                                               

Norman Lamm

Norman Lamm was an American Modern Orthodox rabbi, scholar, author and Jewish communal leader. He was the Chancellor of Yeshiva University until his retirement on July 1, 2013. He was born in New York City. In 1958 Lamm helped found Tradition, an ...

                                               

Adrian Lamo

Adrian Lamo was an American threat analyst and hacker. Lamo was known for breaking into several high-profile computer networks, including those of The New York Times, Yahoo!, and Microsoft, culminating in his 2003 arrest. In 2010, Lamo reported U ...

                                               

Ruth Landes

Ruth Landes was an American cultural anthropologist best known for studies on Brazilian candomble cults and her published study on the topic, City of Women. Landes is recognized by some as a pioneer in the study of race and gender relations.

                                               

Jim Landis

James Henry Landis was an American professional baseball player. Landis played in Major League Baseball as a center fielder on six teams from 1957 through 1967. Landis was born in Fresno, California. He was raised in Richmond, California. Landis ...

                                               

Alf Landon

Alfred Mossman Landon was an American politician. He was a member of the Republican Party. He served as the 26th Governor of Kansas from 1933 to 1937. Landon was the Republican Party’s nominee in the 1936 presidential election, but was defeated i ...

                                               

Mark Lane (author)

Mark Lane was an American attorney and former New York state legislator, civil rights activist, and Vietnam war-crimes investigator. Lane was born in the Bronx and raised in Brooklyn. He was best known as a leading researcher, author, and conspir ...

                                               

John Langdon

John Langdon was an American politician. He was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He served as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention signed the United States Constitution. He was a politician born in Portsmouth, New Hampshir ...

                                               

Larry Langford

Larry Paul Langford was an American politician and convicted criminal. He was the mayor of the city of Birmingham, Alabama serving from 2007 to 2009. He was serving a 15-year federal felony sentence at the time of his death.

                                               

Byron Langley

Byron J. Langley was an American politician. He was born Warwick, North Dakota. Langley was a member of the North Dakota House of Representatives serving as a Democrat. He represented the 12th district from 1973 to 1980. He also served in the Nor ...

                                               

Bob Lanier

Bob Lanier was an American businessman and politician. He served as mayor of the city of Houston, Texas from 1992 to 1998. Lanier was born in Baytown, Texas. On December 20, 2014, Lanier died at the age of 89 in Houston, Texas from natural causes.

                                               

Bruce Lansbury

William Bruce Mageean Lansbury was an English-American television producer. His career lasted over 30 years, starting from the 1960s to the 1990s. He was known for producing many famous television shows such as The Wild West, Mission: Impossible, ...

                                               

Vicki Lansky

Vicki Lee Lansky was an American author and publisher. She wrote parenting books and other advice books. She wrote over forty books, first with Feed Me I’m Yours. Other books she wrote include Divorce Book for Parents, 101 Ways To Tell Your Sweet ...

                                               

William J. Larkin Jr.

William J. Larkin Jr. was an American politician. He was a member of the New York State Legislature representing districts in the Hudson Valley. He was a member of the Republican Party. Larkin represented the 39th District in the New York State S ...

                                               

Lyndon LaRouche

Lyndon Hermyle LaRouche, Jr. was an American political activist and founder of the LaRouche movement. He wrote on economic, scientific, and political topics, as well as on history, philosophy, and psychoanalysis. He ran for President of the Unite ...

                                               

Don Larsen

Donald James Larsen was an American former Major League Baseball pitcher. During a 15-year MLB career, he pitched from 1953–1967 for seven different teams. Larsen was born in Michigan City, Indiana, but was raised in San Diego, California. Larsen ...

                                               

Yale Lary

Robert Yale Lary, Sr. was an American businessman, politician, and American football player. He joined the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1979 and was also selected for the NFL 1950s All-Decade Team. He is also part of the Texas A&M Athletic Ha ...

                                               

Tommy Lasorda

Thomas Charles Lasorda was a Major League Baseball player. He had a long career in sports management. In 2009, he marked his sixth decade in one capacity or another with the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers organization, the longest discontinuous he ...

                                               

Del Latta

Delbert Leroy "Del" Latta was an American politician. He served as member of the United States House of Representatives from 1959 through 1989. He was a Republican. He was born in Weston, Ohio. Latta died in Bowling Green, Ohio on May 12, 2016, a ...

                                               

Evelyn Lauder

Evelyn Lauder was an American businesswoman and socialite. She became well known for being one of the creators of the pink ribbon symbol of breast cancer. Lauder was Senior Corporate Vice President of Estee Lauder Companies. She was responsible f ...

                                               

Peg Lautenschlager

Peggy Ann "Peg" Lautenschlager was an American attorney and politician. He was the first chair of the Wisconsin Ethics Commission. Lautenschlager was Attorney General of the State of Wisconsin from January 3, 2003 to January 3, 2007. She replaced ...

                                               

Bernard Francis Law

Bernard Francis Law was an American cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He was born in Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico to American parents. He was Archbishop emeritus of Boston, former archpriest of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, and Cardinal ...

                                               

Margaret Morgan Lawrence

Margaret Cornelia Morgan Lawrence was an American psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. Her career began in 1948. Her work included clinical care, teaching, and research, particularly into the development of ego strength in inner-city families. She stu ...

                                               

Paul Laxalt

Paul Dominique Laxalt was a conservative politician from the United States. He represented Nevada in the United States Senate. Laxalt also served as Nevadas governor. He ran for President in 1988 against George H. W. Bush for the Republican Party ...

                                               

Jack Laxer

Jack Laxer was an American photographer. He was best known for his work in stereoscopy. His photographs of California modern architecture have been published in magazines and books, displayed in museums. Beginning in 1951 he documented the design ...

                                               

Kenneth Lay

Kenneth Lee Lay was an American businessman and fraudster. He is best known for being involved in the Enron scandal. Lay was indicted by a grand jury in Houston, Texas, for his role in Enrons collapse and was charged with 11 counts of securities ...

                                               

Edward Lazear

Edward Paul Lazear was an American economist. He was a member of the Republican Party. From 2006 to 2009, he was Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers during the George W. Bush presidency. He was the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior ...

                                               

Bob Lazier

Robert Lazier was an American race car driver. He raced in the CART series in 1981 and was CARTs Rookie of the Year. He had fourth-place finishes at Watkins Glen International and Mexico. Lazier also competed in the 1981 Indianapolis 500, finishi ...

                                               

George M. Leader

George Michael Leader was an American politician. He was the 36th Governor of Pennsylvania from January 18, 1955 until January 20, 1959. He was a member of the Democratic Party. He was born and grew up in York County, Pennsylvania. As of 2013, he ...

                                               

Rafael Lecuona

Rafael Argelio Lecuona was a Cuban-American gymnast and later political science professor. He was a competive gymnast from 1948 until 1956. Lecuona represented Cuba three times at the Summer Olympics: 1948 in London, England, 1952 in Helsinki, Fi ...

                                               

Philip Leder

Philip Leder was an American geneticist. He was born in Washington, D.C. He was known for his works towards genetic code and the Nirenberg and Leder experiment. His many prizes include the Lasker Award, the National Medal of Science, the Harvey P ...

                                               

Chris LeDoux

Chris LeDoux was an American country music singer-songwriter, bronze sculptor, and hall of fame rodeo champion. He was born in Biloxi, Mississippi. During his career LeDoux recorded 36 albums many self-released which have sold more than six milli ...

                                               

Corky Lee

Young Kwok Corky Lee was an American photojournalist. He was known for taking pictures of Asian American culture which not many people paid attention to. He was known for protecting and promoting Asian American history and how it should be a part ...

                                               

Daniel Lewis Lee

Daniel Lewis Lee was an American white supremacist and convicted murderer. He was sentenced to death and executed for the murders of William F. Mueller, Nancy A. Mueller, and their daughter Sarah E. Powell. Lee and Chevie Kehoe, murdered the fami ...

                                               

Derrick Todd Lee

Derrick Todd Lee was a convicted American serial killer, nicknamed the Baton Rouge Serial Killer. He was born in St. Francisville, Louisiana. He was linked by DNA to the deaths of seven women in the Baton Rouge and Lafayette areas in Louisiana, a ...

                                               

Ed Lee (politician)

Edwin Mah Ed Lee was an American politician and attorney. He was a member of the Democratic Party. He served as the 43rd Mayor of San Francisco, California from January 11, 2011 until his death. Before this, he was City Administrator of San Franc ...

                                               

Grandma Lee

Frances Lee Strong, better known by her stage name Grandma Lee, was an American stand-up comedian. Lee was a contestant on the fourth season of Americas Got Talent. She was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In 2009, she participated on the reality ...

                                               

Howard V. Lee

Lieutenant Colonel Howard Vincent Lee was a United States Marine Corps officer. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism in August 1966 during the Vietnam War. He was promoted in July 1972 to lieutenant colonel and retired in 1975 from the M ...

                                               

Ming Cho Lee

Ming Cho Lee was a Chinese-American theatrical set designer. He was a professor at the Yale School of Drama. He designed over 30 productions for Joseph Papp at The Public Theater, including the original Off-Broadway production of Hair. He won a D ...

                                               

Sammy Lee (diver)

Dr. Samuel "Sammy" Lee was an Korean-American diver. He was the first Asian-American to win an Olympic gold medal for the United States in 1948. Lee was born in Fresno, California. He was raised in San Francisco, California. Lee studied at the Oc ...

                                               

Don Lenhardt

Donald Eugene Don Lenhardt, nicknamed Footsie ", was an American baseballer. He was an outfielder, first baseman, third baseman, scout and coach in Major League Baseball. He played for the St. Louis Browns, the Chicago White Sox, the Boston Red S ...

                                               

Cecil Leonard

Cecil Leonard was an American football defensive back. He played two seasons with the New York Jets of the American Football League and National Football League. He played college football at Tuskegee University. Leonard was born in Sylacauga, Al ...

                                               

Arnie Lerma

Arnaldo Pagliarini Lerma was an American writer and activist. He was a former Scientologist, and critic of Scientology. He appeared in television, media and radio interviews. Lerma was the first person to post the court document known as the Fish ...

                                               

Lazy Lester

Leslie Carswell Johnson better known as Lazy Lester, was an American blues guitarist. His career lasted from the 1950s to 2018. He was known for his recordings with Slim Harpo, Lightnin Slim, and Katie Webster. Cover versions of his songs have be ...

                                               

Luke Letlow

Luke Joshua Letlow was an American politician. He was a member of the Republican Party. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives for Louisianas 5th congressional district in November 2020 but died before he could take office. ...

                                               

Mary Kay Letourneau

Mary Katherine Schmitz was an American schoolteacher. She pleaded guilty in 1997 to two counts of felony second-degree rape of a child. The victim was Vili Fualaau, who was 12 or 13 at the time and had been her sixth-grade student. She was born i ...