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Hewitt, Abram Stevens(Encyclopedia)Hewitt, Abram Stevens hyoo´t [key], 1822–1903, American industrialist and political leader, b. Haverstraw, N.Y. He became a lawyer, and friendship with a son and marriage to a daughter of Peter...
Hewitt, Peter Cooper(Encyclopedia)Hewitt, Peter Cooperhyoo´t, 1861–1921, American scientist and inventor, b. New York City; son of Abram S. Hewitt and grandson of Peter Cooper. He invented a mercury-vapor lamp and a mercury arc...
Abram(Encyclopedia)Abram: see Abraham.
Stevens(Encyclopedia)Stevens, family of U.S. inventors. John Stevens, 1749–1838, b. New York City, was graduated from King's College (now Columbia Univ.) in 1768. He studied law (1768–71) and soon joined his father, a...
Ringwood(Encyclopedia)Ringwood, borough (1990 pop. 12,623), Passaic co., N N.J., in the Ramapo Mts. and on the Wanaque River near the N.Y. line. Iron was found nearby in 1730; mines and works were developed from 1764 by Pe...
Joffe, Abram(Encyclopedia)Joffe, Abram bräm´ yô´fy [key], 1880–1960, Soviet scientist, b. Ukraine, grad. St. Petersburg Technological Institute, 1902. From 1902 to 1906 he worked in Munich as an assistant to W. C. Ro...
Stevens, Abel(Encyclopedia)Stevens, Abel, 1815–97, American clergyman, noted as the historian of Methodism, b. Philadephia, studied Wesleyan Univ. He became (1834) a member of the New England Methodist Conference, and filled ...
Stevens, Henry(Encyclopedia)Stevens, Henry, 1819–86, American bookdealer and bibliographer, b. Barnet, Vt. After attending college and law school, Stevens went to Europe as agent for several important libraries of the United S...
Stevens, John(Encyclopedia)Stevens, John: see under Stevens, family.
Stevens, Phineas(Encyclopedia)Stevens, Phineas, 1707–56, American colonial soldier, b. Sudbury, Mass. He moved with his family to Rutland (now Rutland, Vt.) and in 1723 was captured and imprisoned by the St. Francis Indians. Upo...
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