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Jones, Jim(Encyclopedia)Jones, Jim, 1931–78, American religious leader, b. Lynn, Indiana. An influential Indianapolis preacher from the 1950s and onetime head of the city's Human Rights Commission, Jones formed the raciall...
Henson, Jim(Encyclopedia)Henson, Jim (James Maury Henson), 1936–90, American puppeteer, creator of the Muppets, b. Greenville, Miss., grad. Univ. of Maryland (A.B., 1960). In 1954 he got his first job as a local television ...
People's Temple(Encyclopedia)People's Temple: see Jones, Jim.
Brown, Jim(Encyclopedia)Brown, Jim (James Nathaniel Brown), 1936–, American football player, b. St. Simon Island, Ga. A football and lacrosse All-American at Syracuse Univ., Brown became one of the greatest fullbacks in pr...
Wright, Jim(Encyclopedia)Wright, Jim (James Claud Wright, Jr.), 1922–2015, U.S. congressman, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (1987–89), b. Fort Worth, Tex. Following service in the U.S. army during World War ...
Bakker, Jim(Encyclopedia)Bakker, Jim b´kr [key], 1941–, American preacher and television evangelist, b. Muskegon, Mich. Born James Orson, he took the last name of his wife and partner Tamara Faye (Tammy Faye) Bakker. W...
Thorpe, Jim(Encyclopedia)Thorpe, Jim (James Francis Thorpe), 1888–1953, American athlete, b. near Prague, Okla. Thorpe was probably the greatest all-round male athlete the United States has ever produced. His mother, a Sac,...
Harrison, Jim(Encyclopedia)Harrison, Jim (James Thomas Harrison), 1937–2016, American novelist, poet, and essayist, b. Grayling, Mich., grad. Michigan State Univ. (B.A., 1960; M.A., 1965). He began his writing career as a poe...
Koch, Jim(Encyclopedia)Koch, Jim (C. James Koch)kook [key], 1949–, American brewery executive, b. Cincinnati. Although he came from a family of brewers, he initially worked for Outward Bound and as a manufacturing consu...
Very, Jones(Encyclopedia)Very, Jones, 1813–80, American poet, b. Salem, Mass., studied at Harvard Divinity School. His mystical poems express his belief in total surrender to the will of God and his reverence for nature as ...
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