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Baum, L. Frank(Encyclopedia)Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank Baum)bôm [key], 1856–1919, American journalist, playwright, and author of children's stories, b. Chittenango, N.Y. He and his family moved to South Dakota in 1888, where...
Zamenhof, L. L.(Encyclopedia)Zamenhof, L. L.: see Esperanto.
Frank, Glenn(Encyclopedia)Frank, Glenn, 1887–1940, American editor and educator, b. Queen City, Mo., grad. Northwestern Univ., 1912. He was assistant to the president of Northwestern Univ. from 1912 to 1916. In 1919, Frank j...
Frank, Robert(Encyclopedia)Frank, Robert, 1924–2019, Swiss-American photographer and filmmaker, b. Zürich. He immigrated to the United States in 1947 and became a citizen in 1963. One of the 20th century's most influential p...
Sinatra, Frank(Encyclopedia)Sinatra, Frank (Francis Albert Sinatra), 1915–98, American singer and actor, b. Hoboken, N.J. During the late 1930s and early 40s he sang with the Harry James and Tommy Dorsey bands, causing teenage...
Stella, Frank(Encyclopedia)Stella, Frank, 1936–, American artist, b. Malden, Mass. In his early black paintings Stella exhibits the precision and rationality that characterized minimalism, employing parallel angular stripes t...
Wright, Frank Lloyd(Encyclopedia)Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867–1959, American architect, b. Richland Center, Wis., as Frank Lincoln Wright; he changed his name to honor his mother's family (the Lloyd Joneses). Wright is widely consider...
Kellogg, Frank Billings(Encyclopedia)Kellogg, Frank Billings, 1856–1937, American lawyer, U.S. senator (1917–23), and cabinet member, b. Potsdam, N.Y. As a child, he moved to Olmstead co., Minn. He later studied law and held several ...
Wilder, L. Douglas(Encyclopedia)Wilder, L. Douglas (Lawrence Douglas Wilder), 1931–, American political leader, b. Richmond, Va. The grandson of slaves, Wilder studied law at Howard Univ. A Democrat, he was elected a state senator...
Fitzsimmons, Robert L.(Encyclopedia)Fitzsimmons, Robert L., 1863–1918, British boxer, b. Cornwall, England. Fitzsimmons began fighting professionally in Australia and New Zealand before going to the United States in 1890. He won the w...
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