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Hurst, John Fletcher

(Encyclopedia)Hurst, John Fletcher, 1834–1903, American Methodist bishop and educator, b. Maryland. He was president of Drew Theological Seminary from 1873 until 1880, when he was elected bishop. Bishop Hurst was...

Fletcher, John

(Encyclopedia)Fletcher, John, 1579–1625, English dramatist, b. Rye, Sussex, educated at Cambridge. A member of a prominent literary family, he began writing for the stage about 1606, first with Francis Beaumont, ...

Hurst

(Encyclopedia)Hurst, city (1990 pop. 33,574), Tarrant co., N Tex., a suburb of Fort Worth; inc. 1952. Helicopters, aviation parts, draperies, and bedspreads are manufactured. The city has benefited from the growth ...

Fletcher, John Gould

(Encyclopedia)Fletcher, John Gould, 1886–1950, American poet, b. Little Rock, Ark., educated (1903–7) at Harvard. After traveling throughout Europe, he became a leader of the imagists in England. His early coll...

Hurst, Fannie

(Encyclopedia)Hurst, Fannie, 1889–1968, American author, b. Hamilton, Ohio, grad. Washington Univ., 1909. She is noted for her sympathetic, sentimental novels including Lummox (1923), Back Street (1930), Imitatio...

Fletcher, Andrew

(Encyclopedia)Fletcher, Andrew, 1655–1716, Scottish politician, known as Fletcher of Saltoun. An opponent of the policies of the duke of Lauderdale and the duke of York (later James II) in Scotland, he fled to Ho...

Fletcher, Giles

(Encyclopedia)Fletcher, Giles, the elder, 1548?–1611, English writer and diplomat. He became a member of Parliament and later treasurer of St. Paul's. An envoy to Russia in 1588, he published an account of his ex...

Henderson, Fletcher

(Encyclopedia)Henderson, Fletcher (James Fletcher Smack Henderson), 1898–1952, American jazz composer, arranger, and pianist, b. Cuthbert, Ga. Henderson played piano from childhood. Short of funds after coming to...

Fletcher, Alice Cunningham

(Encyclopedia)Fletcher, Alice Cunningham, 1838–1923, American anthropologist, b. Havana, Cuba. Originally interested in archaeology, she turned to the study of the Plains tribes. After studying informally with Fr...

Fletcher, Thomas Clement

(Encyclopedia)Fletcher, Thomas Clement, 1827–99, governor of Missouri (1865–69), b. Herculaneum, Mo. A Democrat opposed to slavery, he became a Republican in 1856 and supported Lincoln for the presidential nomi...

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