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Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan(Encyclopedia)Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan, 1896–1953, American author, b. Washington, D.C., grad. Univ. of Wisconsin, 1918. She was a journalist until 1928, when she moved to the Florida backwoods, where most of he...
Rawlings, Jerry John(Encyclopedia)Rawlings, Jerry John (Jeremiah John Rawlings), 1947–, Ghanaian political leader. Of Scottish and Ghanaian descent, Rawlings attended military schools throughout his early life, becoming a skilled pi...
Nicolson, Marjorie Hope(Encyclopedia)Nicolson, Marjorie Hope, 1894–1981, American educator, b. Yonkers, N.Y., grad. Univ. of Michigan (B.A., 1914; M.A., 1918) and Yale (Ph.D., 1920). She was dean and professor at Smith from 1929 to 194...
Holm, Jeanne Marjorie(Encyclopedia)Holm, Jeanne Marjorie, 1921–2010, U.S. military officer, the first female general in the U.S. air force, b. Portland, Oreg. Enlisting in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in 1942, she soon joined (19...
Gainesville(Encyclopedia)Gainesville. 1 City (1990 pop. 84,770), seat of Alachua co., N central Fla.; inc. 1869. The Univ. of Florida is a major source of employment in the city. Agriculture and the manufacture of electronic ...
Limann, Hilla(Encyclopedia)Limann, Hilla hl´ l´män [key], 1934–98, president of Ghana (1979–81). In 1979, after seven years of military rule, Ghana's new military leader, Jerry Rawlings, handed over power to Limann...
Pickthall, Marjorie Lowry Christie(Encyclopedia)Pickthall, Marjorie Lowry Christie pk´thôl [key], 1883–1922, Canadian poet, b. England. Her poetry is notable for the freshness and intensity with which she treats nature. Among her volumes of p...
Brown, John(Encyclopedia)Brown, John, 1810–82, Scottish essayist. He was a physician. His writing was collected in Horae Subsecivae (3 vol., 1858–82), which included his unique picture of a dog, Rab and His Friends (1859)...
Atta Mills, John Evans(Encyclopedia)Atta Mills, John Evans, 1944–2012, Ghanaian lawyer, government official, and political leader, grad Univ. of Ghana (1967), London School of Economics (LL.M., 1968), School of Oriental and African St...
Aldrich, Thomas Bailey(Encyclopedia)Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836–1907, American author and editor, b. Portsmouth, N.H. His most widely read work was The Story of aBad Boy (1870), a vigorous narrative based on his own boyhood. His sho...
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