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Margai, Sir Milton

(Encyclopedia)Margai, Sir Milton märˈgī [key], 1895–1964, prime minister of Sierra Leone (1961–64). A prominent doctor, he turned to politics in 1949 and led his country to independence (1961) while serving ...

Milton

(Encyclopedia)Milton, town (1990 pop. 25,725), Norfolk co., E Mass., a residential suburb of Boston, on the Neponset River; settled 1636, set off from Dorchester and inc. 1662. Granite quarries are nearby. Milton i...

Glaser, Milton

(Encyclopedia)Glaser, Milton, 1929–2020, widely considered America's preeminent graphic designer of the last half of the 20th cent., b. New York City. After graduating (1951) from New York's Cooper Union Art Scho...

Friedman, Milton

(Encyclopedia)Friedman, Milton frēdˈmən [key], 1912–2006, American economist, b. New York City, Ph.D. Columbia, 1946. Friedman was influential in helping to revive the monetarist school of economic thought (se...

Avery, Milton

(Encyclopedia)Avery, Milton āˈvərē [key], 1893–1965, American painter, b. Altmar, N.Y. Avery moved to New York City in 1925. Bold massing of forms is characteristic of his figurative work, such as Poetry Read...

Babbitt, Milton

(Encyclopedia)Babbitt, Milton, 1916–2011, American composer, b. Philadelphia. Babbitt turned to music after studying mathematics. He studied composition with Roger Sessions at Princeton, and taught there from 193...

Berle, Milton

(Encyclopedia)Berle, Milton, 1908–2002, American entertainer, b. New York City as Milton Berlinger. Berle first performed in vaudeville and on (1939–48) radio. His great success, however, came as television's f...

Rogovin, Milton

(Encyclopedia)Rogovin, Milton, 1909–2011, American documentary photographer, b. New York City, grad. Columbia (1931), Univ. of Buffalo (M.A., 1972). An optometrist and a political leftist, he moved (1938) to Buff...

Milton, John

(Encyclopedia)Milton, John, 1608–74, English poet, b. London, one of the greatest poets of the English language. Milton's theology, although in the Protestant tradition, is extremely unorthodox and individu...

Milton Keynes

(Encyclopedia)Milton Keynes mĭlˈtən kēnzˈ [key], borough and unitary authority (2011 pop. 248,821), S central England. Milton Keynes was designated one of the new towns in 1967 to alleviate overpopulation in L...

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