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Nancy Roman

Nancy Grace Roman was an American astronomer. She was one of the first female executives at NASA. She was known to many as the "Mother of Hubble" for her role in planning the Hubble Space Telescope. Roman died on December 25, 2018 in Washington, ...

                                               

Aline Griffith, Dowager Countess of Romanones

Maria Aline Griffith Dexter, Countess of Romanones, spouse of a Grandee of Spain was a Spanish-American aristocrat, socialite, and writer.

                                               

Randy Romero

Randy Paul Romero was an American Hall of Fame jockey. He was born in Erath, Louisiana. He was elected into the Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame May 27, 2010. In 1975, he began his riding career at Evangeline Downs in Lafayette, Louisiana. He was ...

                                               

George Romney

George Wilcken Romney was an American businessman and Republican Party politician. He was chairman and president of American Motors Corporation from 1954 to 1962. He served the 43rd Governor of Michigan from 1963 to 1969. He was also the United S ...

                                               

Sean Rooks

Sean Lester Rooks was an American professional basketball player. He played in the National Basketball Association from 1992 to 2004. He was an Assistant for Player Development for the Philadelphia 76ers. He played college basketball for the Ariz ...

                                               

Andy Rooney

Andrew Aitken Andy Rooney was an American radio and television writer. His "A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney" was a part of the CBS News program 60 Minutes from 1978 to 2011. His final regular appearance on 60 Minutes aired October 2, 2011. He died ...

                                               

Dan Rooney

Daniel Milton Rooney was an American politician and sports executive. He was the former United States Ambassador to Ireland, who served from July 3, 2009 until his resignation in 2012. He was chairman of the Pittsburgh Steelers American football ...

                                               

Stuart Roosa

Stuart Allen Stu Roosa, was an American aeronautical engineer, United States Air Force pilot, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. He was the Command Module Pilot for the Apollo 14 mission. He was the third mission to land astronauts on the Moon. Whil ...

                                               

Juan Rosai

Juan Rosai, M.D. was an Italian-born American physician. He worked in clinical research and education in the specialty of surgical pathology. He was born in Poppi, Italy. He was the principal author and editor of a major textbook in that field. H ...

                                               

Albert Rosellini

Albert Dean Rosellini was a lawyer from the U.S. state of Washington. Rosellini was part of the Democratic Party and was the Governor of Washington for two terms. Rosellini died of pneumonia. At the time of his death, he was the oldest living per ...

                                               

Al Rosen

Albert Leonard "Al" Rosen, nicknamed "Flip" and "The Hebrew Hammer", was an American professional baseball player. He was a third baseman and right-handed slugger in the Major Leagues for ten seasons in the 1940s and 1950s. Rosen played for the C ...

                                               

Marshall Rosenberg

Marshall Rosenberg Library Giving from the heart Archived 2005-08-25 at the Wayback Machine Excerpt from the book Nonviolent Communication: A language of life TruceWorks Archived 2018-05-10 at the Wayback Machine A conflict resolution website inf ...

                                               

Milton J. Rosenberg

Milton James "Milt" Rosenberg was an American social psychologist. He was born in New York City. He was professor of psychology at the University of Chicago and was the host of a long-running radio program "Extension 720" in WGN in Chicago. He in ...

                                               

Arthur H. Rosenfeld

Arthur Hinton Art Rosenfeld was an American physicist. He was Commissioner of the California Energy Commission from 2000 to 2010. From 1994 to 1999, he was a Senior Advisor for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in the United States Departmen ...

                                               

David Rosenhan

David L. Rosenhan was an American psychologist. He was best known for the Rosenhan experiment. This was a study which looked at how valid psychiatry diagnoses were. Rosenhan got his Bachelor of Arts degree from Yeshiva University. At Columbia Uni ...

                                               

James Rosenquist

James Rosenquist was an American artist. He was one of the protagonists in the pop-art movement. Rosenquist was a 2001 inductee into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame. Rosenquist said the following about his involvement in the Pop Art movement: "T ...

                                               

Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Amy Krouse Rosenthal was an American author of both adult and childrens books, a short filmmaker, and former radio show host.

                                               

Jack Rosenthal (journalist)

Jacob "Jack" Rosenthal was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist, editor and executive. He was born in Tel Aviv during Mandatory Palestine. He was best known for his work at The New York Times. In 1982, he won the Pulitzer Prize for distin ...

                                               

Agustin Ross

Agustin Ross Edwards was a Chilean politician, diplomatic and banker. He was son of David Ross and Carmen Edwards. He was married with Susana Ferari.

                                               

Betsy Ross

Betsy Ross, born Elizabeth Griscom and also known by her second and third married names Elizabeth Ashburn and Elizabeth Claypoole, is widely known as making the first American flag. There is, however, no evidence that the story is true.

                                               

Bob Ross

Robert Norman "Bob" Ross was an American painter, art instructor and television host. Ross is probably best known for hosting and creating the television show, The Joy of Painting. Ross was born in Daytona Beach, Florida, and was raised in Orland ...

                                               

Ed Ross

Michael Edward Ed Ross was an American tintype photographer and lawyer. He was born in Ukiah, California and raised in Davis, California. His photography work spanned 27 years. His last six years were devoted exclusively to wet-plate photography. ...

                                               

Lillian Ross

Lillian Ross was an American journalist and author. She was born in Syracuse, New York. Ross was a staff writer at The New Yorker from 1945 until she retired in 2001. She was known for her interviews with author J. D. Salinger. Ross died from a s ...

                                               

Wilburn K. Ross

Wilburn Kirby Ross was a retired United States Army soldier. He is a recipient of the United States militarys highest decoration - the Medal of Honor - for his actions in World War II.

                                               

Dan Rostenkowski

Daniel David Rostenkowski was an American politician. He was a United States Representative from Chicago, serving from 1959 to 1995. He became one of the most powerful legislators in Washington, especially in matters of taxation, until he went to ...

                                               

Dovey Johnson Roundtree

Dovey Johnson Roundtree was an African-American civil rights activist, ordained minister, and attorney. That case, Sarah Keys v. Carolina Coach Company), which Dovey Roundtree argued with her law partner and mentor Julius Winfield Robertson, was ...

                                               

Jean Rouverol

Jean Rouverol was an American author, actress and screenwriter. She was blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studios in the 1950s. In 1943, Rouverol and her husband had joined the American Communist Party. In the 1970s, Rouverol returned to writing ...

                                               

Billy Joe Royal

Billy Joe Royal was an American pop and country singer. Royal died in his sleep on October 6, 2015 in Morehead City, North Carolina, aged 73.

                                               

Jack Ruby

Jacob Leon "Jack" Rubenstein was an American criminal. Ruby was born on March 25, 1911 in Chicago, Illinois. On November 24, 1963, Ruby fatally shot Lee Harvey Oswald, who was in police custody after being charged with assassinating U.S. Presiden ...

                                               

William Ruckelshaus

William Doyle Ruckelshaus was an American attorney and government official. He worked during the Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan presidencies. He was known for resigning under the Nixon administration after he refused to carryout Nixons orders to ...

                                               

Roswell Rudd

Roswell Hopkins Rudd Jr. was an American jazz trombonist and composer. He was born in Sharon, Connecticut. Although he worked in many genres of jazz and other genres of music, he was known primarily for his work in free and avant-garde jazz. From ...

                                               

David Sturtevant Ruder

David Sturtevant Ruder was an American politician and professor Northwestern University School of Law, where he has served on the faculty from 1961 until his death, and where he served as dean from 1977 to 1985. Ruder served as chairman of U.S. S ...

                                               

Vernon Rudolph

Vernon Carver Rudolph was the founder of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. Rudolph was the oldest of two boys who were born to Plumie and Rethie Rudolph. As he got older, he began to help in the general store that his father owned. When he graduated f ...

                                               

Tom Rukavina

Thomas Rukavina was an American politician. He was born in Virginia, Minnesota. He was a member of the Democratic–Farmer–Labor. He was a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1987 to 2013. In 2010 he was an unsuccessful candidate ...

                                               

Sharon Runner

Sharon Runner was an American politician. She was a Republican California State Senator. She represented the 21st Senate District at the time of her death, and lastly represented the 17th Senate District from 2011 to 2012. She was also a member o ...

                                               

Otis Rush

Otis Rush Jr. was an American Hall of Fame blues guitarist and singer-songwriter. His music became known as West Side Chicago blues. He had a wide-ranging, powerful tenor voice. His best known songs were "All Your Love", "I Cant Quit You Baby", a ...

                                               

Dean Rusk

David Dean Rusk was an American politician. He served as the United States Secretary of State from 1961 to 1969 under presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. Rusk is the second-longest serving U.S. Secretary of State of all time, behind ...

                                               

Lance Russell

Lance Russell was a professional wrestling announcer and commentator from 1959 to 1997. He was born in Tennessee. His primary announcing partner was Dave Brown. He was included in the National Wrestling Alliance NWAs Hall of Fame and Hall of Hero ...

                                               

Leon Russell

Leon Russell was an American musician and songwriter. He recorded as a session musician and sideman. He had a solo career. He had 31 albums to his credit and recorded about 430 songs. He wrote the song "Delta Lady", recorded by Joe Cocker. He als ...

                                               

Liane Russell

Liane Brauch "Lee" Russell was an Austrian-born American geneticist and conservationist. She was known for her works on mammalian genetics. Her works helped create an understanding of the chromosomic basis for sex determination in mammals. She wa ...

                                               

Nipsey Russell

Julius "Nipsey" Russell was an American comedian and movie actor. He is best known for being a guest panelist on TV game shows from the 1960s through the 1990s. The game shows, where he appeared, include: Match Game, Password, Hollywood Squares, ...

                                               

Richard Russell Jr.

Richard Brevard Russell, Jr. was an American politician. He was a member of the Democratic Party. Russell was born in Winder, Georgia. He studied at University of Georgia School of Law. Russell was the 66th Governor of Georgia. He served as gover ...

                                               

John Rutledge

John Rutledge was an American statesman and judge. He was the first Governor of South Carolina, following the signing of the United States Constitution. He was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention, where he chaired a committee that wrote m ...

                                               

Leo Ryan

Leo Joseph Ryan Jr. was an American teacher and politician. He was a member of the Democratic Party. He was the U.S. Representative from Californias 11th congressional district from 1973 until his assassination as part of the Jonestown massacre i ...

                                               

Mike Ryan (catcher)

Michael James Ryan was an American baseball player and coach. He was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts. He played for Major League Baseball between 1964 to 1974. He played for the Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies and the Pittsburgh Pirates. H ...

                                               

Robert Ryman

Robert Ryman was an American painter. He worked with the movements of monochrome painting, minimalism, and conceptual art. He was best known for abstract, white-on-white paintings. He lived and worked in New York City. Ryman died on February 8, 2 ...

                                               

Charles Caldwell Ryrie

Charles Caldwell Ryrie was an American writer and Christian theologian. He served as professor of systematic theology and dean of doctoral studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. He also served as president and professor at what is now Cairn Univ ...

                                               

Byrum Saam

Byrum Fred "By" Saam, Jr. was an American sportscaster. His main focus in his career was announcing baseball and football games in Philadelphia. His play-by-play jobs include the following: Philadelphia Warriors Minneapolis Millers Villanova Wild ...

                                               

Albert Sabin

Albert Bruce Sabin was a Polish-born American medical researcher best known for having developed an oral polio vaccine. He received many awards and honors including the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

                                               

Martin Olav Sabo

Martin Olav Sabo was an American politician. He was a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. He served as a United States Representative for Minnesotas fifth district, which includes Minneapolis. He served as a representative from 1979 thro ...