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Vivian Perlis

Vivian L. Perlis was an American musicologist. She was the founder and director of Yale Universitys Oral History of American Music. She founded the oral history project in 1969. She also notably wrote Charles Ives Remembered. She first started wo ...

                                               

Ross Perot

Henry Ross Perot was an American businessman. He founded Electronic Data Systems in 1962. He ran for president in 1992 and in 1996. Both times he lost to Bill Clinton. Perot had about 3.5 billion dollars. In 2012, he was ranked by Forbes as the 1 ...

                                               

Rudy Perpich

Rudolph George Perpich Sr. was an American politician. He was the longest-serving governor of Minnesota, serving a total of just over 10 years. He was a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. He was the 34th and 36th Governor of Minnesota f ...

                                               

L. Tom Perry

Lowell Tom Perry was an American businessman and religious leader. He was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from April 6, 1974 until his death. Perry was born in Logan, Utah. He was m ...

                                               

Matthew C. Perry

Matthew Calbraith Perry was a Commodore of the U.S. Navy and commanded a number of ships. He served in several wars, mostly known in the Mexican-American War and the War of 1812. He played a leading role in the opening of Japan to the West with t ...

                                               

Carmine Persico

Carmine John Persico Jr., also known as Junior ", The Snake and Immortal ", was an American criminal and convicted racketeer. He was the long-time boss of the Colombo crime family from 1973 until his death. He was serving a sentence of 139 years ...

                                               

Wilton Persons

Wilton Burton "Jerry" Persons was an American politician. He was the White House Chief of Staff to President Dwight D. Eisenhower from October 7, 1958 until January 20, 1961.

                                               

Doug Peterson

Douglas Blair "Doug" Peterson was an American yacht designer. He began with the One Tonner Ganbare in 1973. Petersons designs have pioneered many innovations in racing and cruising yachts. He was born in Los Angeles, California. Peterson later en ...

                                               

Irving Petlin

Irving Petlin was an American artist and painter. He was born in Chicago, Illinois. Petlin was known for his mastery of the pastel medium and collaborations with other artists. He was a member of the Chicago Imagists. Petlin died of liver cancer ...

                                               

Kyra Petrovskaya Wayne

Kyra Petrovskaya Wayne was a Russian-born American author. She was a sniper during World War II and a survivor of the Siege of Leningrad. She was the author of 14 books. She was a survivor of the Siege of Leningrad. Wayne died in Kingston, Washin ...

                                               

Philip Sheridan

Philip Sheridan was a general in the Union army during the American Civil War. He was born in 1831 in New York and grew up in Ohio. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1853. He started in the Western Theater in the Civil War. ...

                                               

Elizabeth D. Phillips

Elizabeth D. Betty Phillips was an American educator and administrator. She was born in Rochester, New York. She was the Director of University of Florida Online. She resigned abruptly after serving only three months in that position, without exp ...

                                               

Lawrence Phillips

Lawrence Lamond Phillips was a professional American football and Canadian football running back. He was a two-time college football national champion at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. He was born in Little Rock, ...

                                               

Pauline Phillips

Pauline Esther Friedman Phillips was an American advice columnist and radio show host who was known for her radio show Dear Abby during the 1950s. Phillips was born on July 4, 1918 in Sioux City, Iowa. Her parents were Jewish-Russian immigrants. ...

                                               

Phil Phillips

John Philip Baptiste, better known as Phil Phillips, was an American singer and songwriter. He is best known for his 1959 song, "Sea of Love". The song went to No. 2 in the US Billboard Hot 100 pop chart. It also spent 14 weeks in the top 40, as ...

                                               

Vel Phillips

Velvalea Rodgers "Vel" Phillips was an American attorney and civil rights activist. She served as a local official and judge in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and as Secretary of State of Wisconsin, the first woman and African-American elected to that stat ...

                                               

Rich Piana

Richard "Rich" Piana was an American bodybuilder. He was born in Los Angeles, California. Piana won the Mr. California title along with competitions in Los Angeles in 2003 and Sacramento in 2009. His admission in 2016 that he used anabolic steroi ...

                                               

David V. Picker

David Victor Picker was an American movie executive and producer. He worked in the movie industry for over 40 years. He served as president and chief executive officer of the production companies/movie studios United Artists, Paramount, Lorimar a ...

                                               

Wilson Pickett

Wilson Pickett was an American R&B/soul singer and songwriter. Picket was a major figure in the development of American soul music. Among his best known hits are "In the Midnight Hour", "Land of a Thousand Dances", "Mustang Sally", "Hey Jude" ...

                                               

Billy Pierce

Walter William Pierce was a American Major League Baseball starting pitcher. He played 18 years for the Detroit Tigers, Chicago White Sox, and San Francisco Giants, from 1945 through 1964. He was selected to the Chicago White Sox All-Century Team ...

                                               

Lawrence W. Pierce

Lawrence Warren Pierce was an American politician and lawyer. He was United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1981 to 1990, nominated by Ronald Reagan. Before he was a United States District Ju ...

                                               

Robert Pierpoint

Robert Pierpoint was an American broadcast journalist who worked for CBS. He was born in Redondo Beach, California. Pierpoint served in the United States Navy during World War II. In 1948, he graduated from University of Redlands. Pierpoint cover ...

                                               

Clementa C. Pinckney

Clementa Carlos Pinckney was an American Democratic member of the South Carolina Senate, representing the 45th District since 2000. He was previously a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1997 through 2000. Pinckney was a s ...

                                               

Garland F. Pinholster

Garland Folsom Pinholster was an American athletic director as well as college basketball, baseball, and tennis coach. He was elected to the Oglethorpe Athletic Hall of Fame in its inaugural year of 1962. He coached Oglethorpe Universitys basketb ...

                                               

Gordon Pinsent

Gordon Edward Pinsent, CC, FRSC was a Canadian actor, screenwriter, director and playwright. He is known for his roles in numerous productions, including Away from Her, The Rowdyman, John and the Missus, A Gift to Last, Due South, The Red Green S ...

                                               

Steve Pisanos

Steve Pisanos ; November 10, 1919 – June 6, 2016) was a American USAF Colonel. He served successfully as a fighter pilot with the British Royal Air Force and the United States Air Force 4th Fighter Group in World War II. By the end of his career ...

                                               

Al Plastino

Al Plastino was an American comic book artist. He was best known as one of the most important Superman artists of the 1950s, along with his DC Comics colleague Wayne Boring. Plastino also worked as a comics writer, editor, letterer and colorist. ...

                                               

Norman I. Platnick

Norman Ira Platnick was an American biological systematist and arachnologist. He was born in Bluefield, West Virginia. He was a Professor Emeritus of the Richard Gilder Graduate School and Peter J. Solomon Family Curator Emeritus of the invertebr ...

                                               

Steven Plaut

Steven Plaut was an American-born Israeli economist, academic and writer. He was an associate professor of Business Administration at Haifa University as well as a member of the editorial board of the Middle East Quarterly. Plaut was an outspoken ...

                                               

Eric Pleskow

Eric Pleskow was an Austrian-born American movie producer. He was President of the movie studios United Artists and Orion Pictures. He was born in Vienna. Under his presidency at United Artists, the company won the Academy Award for Best Picture ...

                                               

Vera Pless

Vera Pless was an American mathematician. She worked in combinatorics and coding theory. She was professor emerita at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She was born in West Side, Chicago, Illinois. She began working in physics at the Univers ...

                                               

Marty Plissner

Martin Plissner was an American political commentator. He worked for CBS News from 1964 until his retirement in 1996. He first began his job during the United States presidential election, 1964 during Robert F. Kennedys campaign. He was known for ...

                                               

Frederik Pohl

Frederik George Pohl, Jr. was an American science fiction writer, editor and fan. His career has spanned over seventy-five years - from his first published work, the 1937 poem "Elegy to a Dead Satellite: Luna", through the 2011 novel All the Live ...

                                               

Jon Polito

Jon Raymond Polito was an American actor. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His best known works were as Detective Steve Crosetti in the first two seasons of Homicide: Life on the Street and as Phil Bartoli on the first season of Crime S ...

                                               

Arthur Polonsky

Arthur Polonsky was an American draughtsman, painter and academic. He was known for partaking in Boston Expressionism. From 1950 to 1960, he taught in the painting department at the Boston Museum School. A movie about his life, Release From Reaso ...

                                               

Pop Smoke

Bashar Barakah Jackson, better known as Pop Smoke, was an American rapper and songwriter. He grew up in Brooklyn, New York as he attended middle school there, despite getting expelled in 8th grade. Once he was 15, he won a basketball scholarship ...

                                               

Edwin Pope

He was known for his sportswriting at the Miami Herald, where his work appeared from 1956 until his death in 2017. He covered Super Bowl I through Super Bowl XLVII. Some called him as "the best writer of sports in America." Popes success with his ...

                                               

Jack Pope

Andrew Jackson "Jack" Pope, Jr. was an American judge, attorney, author and legal scholar. He served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas from November 1982 through January 1985. Pope holds the record of the longest sitting justice in T ...

                                               

Laurence Pope

Laurence Everett Pope II was an American politician. He was born in New Haven, Connecticut. Pope worked for US Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama as a diplomat. From 1993 to 1996, Pope was the Ambassador to Chad. In 2000, President Clinton ...

                                               

Tao Porchon-Lynch

Tao Porchon-Lynch was an American yoga master and author. She discovered yoga in 1926 when she was eight years old in India. At age 101, she taught a weekly class in New York, and led programs across the globe. She was the author of two books, in ...

                                               

Jay Porter

J. W. "Jay" Porter was an American Major League Baseball player. He appeared with the St. Louis Browns in 1952, Detroit Tigers between 1955 to 1957, Cleveland Indians in 1958, Washington Senators in 1959, and St. Louis Cardinals in 1959. Porter w ...

                                               

Rene Portland

Maureen Theresa Muth "Rene" Portland was an American former head coach in womens college basketball. She was known for her 27-year career with the Penn State Nittany Lions basketball team. Her career includes 21 NCAA tournament appearances includ ...

                                               

John C. Portman Jr.

John Calvin Portman Jr. was an American neofuturistic architect and real estate developer. He was born in Walhalla, South Carolina. He was known for popularizing hotels and office buildings with multi-storied interior atria. Portman also had a la ...

                                               

Todd Portune

Todd Portune was an American lawyer and Democratic politician. He was a member of the Cincinnati City Council and as a Hamilton County Commissioner from 2001 through 2019. Portune was known to be socially liberal and fiscally conservative. He was ...

                                               

Suicide of Audrie Pott

Audrie Taylor Pott was a 15-year-old student at Saratoga High School in Saratoga, California, who died by suicide. She had been sexually assaulted at a party eight days earlier by three 16-year-old boys she knew and nude pictures of her were post ...

                                               

Ezra Pound

Ezra Weston Loomis Pound was an American poet and critic. He was a major figure of the early modernist movement. His best-known works include Ripostes, Hugh Selwyn Mauberley and the unfinished The Cantos. He was also one of the important members ...

                                               

Jerry Pournelle

Jerry Eugene Pournelle was an American science fiction writer, essayist, and journalist. He contributed for many years to the computer magazine Byte. Pournelle served as President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 1973.

                                               

Lewis F. Powell Jr.

Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr. was an American politician and judge. He was the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Powell was born on September 19, 1907 in Suffolk, Virginia. He was a Presbyterian. Powell studied at Washingt ...

                                               

William Powers Jr.

William Charles Powers Jr. was an American attorney, academic, and university administrator. He was the 28th president of the University of Texas at Austin, becoming the second-longest serving president in the universitys history. He held the pos ...

                                               

Harry Pregerson

Harry Pregerson was an American judge. He was born in Los Angeles, California. He studied at the University of California, Los Angeles and at the University of California, Berkeley. Pregerson served as Senior judge on the United States Court of A ...