Records of the Army Staff. 1903 - 2009. Photographs of U.S. and Foreign Military Personnel, Defense Department and Other Government Officials, Royalty, and Heads of State.

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Records of the Army Staff. 1903 - 2009. Photographs of U.S. and Foreign Military Personnel, Defense Department and Other Government Officials, Royalty, and Heads of State. 1964-1974.

Records of the Army Staff. 1903 - 2009. Photographs of U.S. and Foreign Military Personnel, Defense Department and Other Government Officials, Royalty, and Heads of State.

1776 - 1970

This series consists of black-and-white and color photographs, the majority of which were taken by U.S. Army Signal Corps photographers. The photographs record U.S. and foreign military personnel, Defense Department officials and other U.S. government employees, U.S. presidents and vice presidents, foreign heads of state, royalty, sports figures and entertainers, historical figures, and other notable individuals. The series is a mix of portraits of individuals, including photographs of paintings, and images documenting ceremonial events and visits by U.S. and foreign government officials and military leaders. Among the U.S military officers pictured in this series are Generals Creighton Abrams, Omar Bradley, Claire Chennault, Mark Clark, Lucius Clay, George Armstrong Custer, Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., Benjamin O. Davis, Sr., Charles Dodge, James Doolittle, William J. Donovan, Robert L. Eichelberger, Benjamin D. Foulois, Frederick Funston, George W. Goethals, Adolphus W. Greely, Leslie Groves, Alexander Haig, Hugh P. Harris, Lucius R. Holbrook, Lewis B. Hershey, Oliver O. Howard, Lyman L. Lemnitzer, John A. Lejeune, Douglas MacArthur, George C. Marshall, George S. Patton, and Maxwell D. Taylor; and Admirals Samuel Gravely, Jr., William F. Halsey, and Ernest J. King. In addition, there are photographs of the much decorated Colonel David H. Hackworth and of Confederate Generals Jubal A. Early, Nathan Bedford Forrest, and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. Many of the photographs in the series show foreign military officers on official visits, in training, or participating in joint exercises, as well as images of some of the key figures in World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. Of note are images of Marshal Ferdinand Foch, Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler, Air Marshal George Jones, and Generals Joseph Joffre, Alfred Jodl, and Jean de Lattre de Tassigny. The U.S. presidents pictured in this series are Dwight D. Eisenhower, Warren G. Harding, Benjamin Harrison, William Henry Harrison, Herbert Hoover, Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, Lyndon B. Johnson, John F. Kennedy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Harry S Truman. Photographs of two vice presidents, Charles Dawes and Hubert H. Humphrey, are included as well. There are also photographs of presidential and vice presidential spouses and other family members, such as Muriel Humphrey and Margaret Truman. Other persons of note represented in the series are Governor Thomas A. Dewey, Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, several members of the U.S. Congress, and top government officials. Included are photographs of Senators Prescott Bush, Everett Dirksen, Barry Goldwater, Roman Hruska, Daniel Inouye, Jacob Javits, Estes Kefauver, and Edward M. Kennedy; Secretary of War Robert P. Patterson; Secretaries of Defense James V. Forrestal and Melvin Laird; Secretary of State John Foster Dulles; Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy; Allen W. Dulles, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency; Joseph A. Califano; and Ambassadors Arthur J. Goldberg, W. Averell Harriman, and Joseph P. Kennedy. In addition, there are pictures of cabinet officers Alexander Hamilton, Orville Freeman, Oveta Culp Hobby, Harry Hopkins, and Harold Ickes. The visits of several heads of state, political leaders, and members of royal families are recorded in this series. Some of the individuals pictured are King Bhumibol of Thailand, Chancellors Konrad Adenauer, Willy Brandt and Ludwig Erhard of West Germany; Prime Minister Fidel Castro of Cuba, French Premier Georges Clememceau, Chinese Nationalist leader General Chiang Kai-shek and Mrs. Chiang, Prime Minister Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam, Italian Premier Alcide de Gasperi, King Edward VIII of England, King Faisal II of Iraq, King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, Norwegian King Haakon VII and Prince Harald, British Prime Ministers Harold Wilson and Edward Heath, West German President Theodor Heuss, President Felix Houphouet-Boigny of the Ivory Coast, Prime Minister Amir Abbas Hoveyda of Iran, Iranian Foreign Minister Abbas Ali Khalatbary, King Hussein I of Jordan, Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Lord Ismay, Prime Minister Joseph Leabua Jonathan of Lesotho, Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, West German Chancellor Kurt G. Kiesinger, Pakistani Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan, First Secretary Nikita S. Khrushchev, Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky of South Vietnam, and Thai Prime Minister Thanon Kittikachorn. Included also are photographs of astronauts Frank Borman and John Glenn, physicist Enrico Fermi, lecturer Helen Keller, aviator Charles Lindbergh, and nurse Elizabeth Kenny. Also represented are entertainment figures Sammy Davis, Jr., Samuel Goldwyn, Bob Hope, Jose Iturbi, Al Jolson, and Boris Karloff. Historical personages pictured include American Revolutionary War patriots Tadeuz Kosciuszko and the Marquis de Lafayette, soldier and architect Pierre Charles L'Enfant, explorer and political leader John Fremont, social reformer Dorothea Dix, Deputy Führer Rudolf Hess, Philippine leader Emilio Aguinaldo, labor leader Samuel Gompers, and French scientist and army general Gustav-Auguste Ferrie. There are also photographs of French nurse Genevieve de Galard Terraube, who was awarded the Medal of Freedom for meritorious service during the Battle of Dien Bien Phu. In addition, there are a few photographs of Native Americans in the series. Of interest are photographs of Army scout Hunting Horse at his 100th and 106th birthday parties.

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Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876

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The Black Hills Expedition, the 7th United States Cavalry commanded by Gen. Custer, under the authority of Gen. Terry, was to reconnoiter a route to the Black Hills and explore their interior. It left from Fort Hall July 2, 1874 and returned in August. From the description of Black Hills Expedition order and dispatch book, 1874. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702127547 In 1867, Custer, Lt. Col. of the 7th Cavalry, was operating in Kansas and Nebraska, engaging the Indians un...

Houphouët-Boigny, Félix, 1905-1993

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Félix Houphouët-Boigny (1905-1993) was President of Côte d'Ivoire from 1960 to 1993. From the description of Houphouët-Boigny, Félix, 1905-1993 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10581446 ...

Clemenceau, Georges, 1841-1929

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Médecin, Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929) entra dans la carrière politique au lendemain de la journée révolutionnaire du 4 septembre 1870 et devint maire de Montmartre. Député radical en 1871, il siégea ensuite à l’extrême gauche de l’Assemblée (1876), où, après s’être opposé à la politique de Mac-Mahon, il contribua à provoquer la chute de plusieurs ministères (Gambetta, 1882 ; Jules Ferry, 1885). Après avoir soutenu la candidature de Boulanger au ministère de la Guerre, il dénonça ses prétention...

Heath, Edward R. G. (Edward Richard George), 1916-

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Edward Richard George Heath was Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1970 to 1974, and he gained membership for Great Britain in the European Common Market. From the description of Heath, Edward R. G. (Edward Richard George), 1916- (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10571090 ...

Early, Jubal Anderson, 1816-1894

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Confederate general. From the description of Autograph manuscript : [n.p., n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270742671 James Barron Hope was born 23 March 1829 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was the grandson of James Barron and son of Wilton and Jane A. (Barron) Hope. James Barron Hope graduated from the College of William and Mary. He practiced law and was commonwealth's attorney for Norfolk. He married Anne Beverley Whiting. The couple had two daughters, Jane A. Barron (Jane...

Aguinaldo, Emilio, 1869-1964

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Emilio Aguinaldo y Famy (1869-1964) was a Filipino who led the insurrection against Spain, and later the fight for independence against the United States, until his capture in 1901 and his consequent oath of allegiance to the United States. ...

Iturbi, Jose, 1895-

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Kennedy, Edward Moore, 1932-2009

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Edward Moore Kennedy (b. Feb. 22, 1932, Boston, Mass.-d. Aug. 25, 2009), graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in government in 1956, and received his LL.B. from the University of Virginia in 1959. He served in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953. He was elected democratic senator from Massachusetts in 1962, served until his death in August 2009. He was the Assistant District Attorney for Suffolk County from 1961 to 1962, and sought the Democratic nomination for president in 1980....

Bush, Prescott Sheldon, 1895-1972

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Prescott Sheldon Bush (May 15, 1895 – October 8, 1972) was an American banker and politician. After working as a Wall Street executive investment banker, he represented Connecticut in the United States Senate from 1952 to 1963. A member of the Bush family, he was the father of former Vice President and President George H. W. Bush, and the paternal grandfather of former Texas Governor and President George W. Bush and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. Born in Columbus, Ohio, Bush graduated from...

Khalatbary, Abbas Ali, 1912-1979

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Abbas Ali Khalatbary (1912-1979) was an Iranian diplomat, serving as Ambassador to Poland, 1959; Secretary-General of CENTO (Central Treaty Organization), 1962-1968; Under-Secretary for Political Affairs (Iran), 1968-1970; and Minister of Foreign Affairs (Iran), 1970-1977. He was assassinated in April 1979. From the description of Khalatbary, Abbas Ali, 1912-1979 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10609848 ...

Foulois, Benjamin Delahauf, 1879-1967

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Aviator. From the description of Reminiscences of Benjamin Delahauf Foulois : oral history, 1960. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122481514 U.S. Army officer and aviator. From the description of Papers, 1898-1966 (bulk 1917-1935). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 28424348 U.S. Army officer and pioneer aviator. From the description of Benjamin Delahauf Foulois papers, 1898-1966 (bulk 1908-1935). (Unknown). Worl...

Haig, Alexander Meigs, 1924-2010

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Alexander Meigs Haig (b. 1924) was an army officer, politician, diplomat, and Secretary of State. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy and entered the U.S. Army, advancing through grades to the rank of general. He served as military assistant to the Secretary of the Army in 1964, and was deputy special assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense from 1964 to 1965. From 1969 to 1970, Haig was chief military assistant to National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger, and from 1970 to 1973 he w...

Taylor, Maxwell D. (Maxwell Davenport), 1901-1987

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Maxwell Davenport Taylor (August 26, 1901 – April 19, 1987) was a senior United States Army officer and diplomat of the mid-20th century.[1] He served with distinction in World War II, most notably as commander of the 101st Airborne Division, nicknamed "The Screaming Eagles." After the war, he served as the fifth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, having been appointed by President John F. Kennedy. He is the father of biographer and historian John Maxwell Taylor and of military historian ...

Doolittle, James Harold, 1896-1993

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American aviator and army general; led first aerial attack on Japanese mainland during World War II. From the description of J. H. Doolittle letter to Mariel Theresa Jones [manuscript], 1950 February 7. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 502157996 Army officer. From the description of Papers of James Harold Doolittle, 1920-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71069887 Aviator, Air Force officer. From the description of Reminiscence...

Donovan, William Joseph, 1883-1959

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William Joseph "Wild Bill" Donovan (January 1, 1883 – February 8, 1959) was an American soldier, lawyer, intelligence officer and diplomat, best known for serving as the head of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the precursor to the Central Intelligence Agency, during World War II. He is regarded as the founding father of the CIA, and a statue of him stands in the lobby of the CIA headquarters building in Langley, Virginia. A decorated veteran of World War I, Donovan is the only person ...

Chiang, May-ling Soong, 1897-2003

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Huvaydā, Amīr ʿAbbās, 1919-1979

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Castro, Fidel, 1926-2016

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Fidel Castro (b. August 13, 1926, Birán, Cuba–d. November 25, 2016, Havana, Cuba) was a Cuban communist revolutionary and politician who governed the Republic of Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and then as President from 1976 to 2008. Under his administration, Cuba became a one-party communist state, while industry and business were nationalized and state socialist reforms were implemented throughout society. The son of a wealthy Spanish farmer, Castro adopted leftist anti-imper...

Ngô Đình Diêm, 1901-1963

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Kenny, Elizabeth, 1886-1952

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Elizabeth Kenny, the daughter of Michael and Mary Kenny, was born September 20, 1886 in New South Wales, Australia. At 16 she graduated from St. Ursula's College, Queensland, Australia. She received her nursing training at a private hospital and served as a nurse in the Australian bush country from 1911 to 1914. It was during this period that she encountered her first case of infantile paralysis (1909) and developed her treatment for the disease. During World War I Kenny served as a...

Khan, L. Ali, 1948-

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Jones, George, Sir, 1896-1992

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Galard Terraube, Geneviève de, 1925-

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Geneviève de Galard Terraube was born on April 13, 1925. She was a nurse in the French Military Air Transport Service, and served in Indochina (Vietnam) in the 1950s. She received the Legion of Honor and Military Cross from France, and the Medal of Freedom from President Eisenhower in 1954. From the description of Galard Terraube, Geneviève de, 1925- (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10611867 ...

Dulles, John Foster, 1888-1959

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John Foster Dulles (1888-1959), the fifty-third Secretary of State of the United States for President Dwight D. Eisenhower, had a long and distinguished public career with significant impact upon the formulation of United States foreign policies. He was especially involved with efforts to establish world peace after World War I, the role of the United States in world governance, and Cold War relations between the United States and the Soviet Union. Dulles was born on February 25, 18...

Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917, to Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy of Brookline, Massachusetts. John Kennedy, the second of nine children, attended Choate Academy (1932-1935), Princeton University (1935-36), Harvard College (1936-40), and Stanford Business School (1941). In 1940, he published a book based on his senior thesis entitled "Why England Slept." The book criticized British policy of Appeasement. In 1941, Kennedy enlisted in the Navy. In August 1943, Kenn...

Himmler, Heinrich, 1900-1945

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Reichsführer SS und Chef der deutschen Polizei, 1934-1945. From the description of Heinrich Himmler papers, 1914-1944. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754866944 ...

Jonathan, Leabua, 1914-1987

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Joseph Leabua Jonathan (1914-1987) was the first prime minister of an independent Kingdom of Lesotho, which is surrounded by the Republic of South Africa. He served as prime minister from October 1966 to January 1986. From the description of Jonathan, Joseph Leabua, 1914-1987 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10609849 ...

Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972

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Harry S. Truman was born in Lamar, Missouri, on May 8, 1884, the son of John Anderson Truman and Martha Ellen (Young) Truman. The family, which soon included another boy, Vivian, and a girl, Mary Jane moved several times during Truman''s childhood and youth - first, in 1887, to a farm near Grandview, then, in 1890, to Independence, and finally, in 1902, to Kansas City. He attended public schools in Independence, graduating from high school in 1901. After leaving school, he worked briefly as a ti...

Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand, 1927-

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Bhumibol Adulyadej (b. 1927) King of Thailand, was crowned in 1946. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and educated in the United States and Switzerland, he learned to play a number of reed instruments including the clarinet and soprano saxophone. His chief areas of musical interest are early jazz and 1940's-style swing; he was influenced by Benny Goodman, Jack Teagarden, and Lionel Hampton, with whom he participated in jam sessions. His own compositions reflect his interest in jazz and swing, bu...

Jackson, Stonewall, 1824-1863

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Stonewall Jackson (1824-1863) was a Confederate Army officer from Lexington (Rockbridge Co.), Va. From the guide to the Stonewall Jackson papers, 1855-1906, (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University) Confederate general. From the description of Stonewall Jackson papers, 1842-1898 (bulk 1861-1862) [manuscript]. WorldCat record id: 23186323 Confederate Army officer, from Lexington (Rockbridge Co.), Va. From the de...

Karloff, Boris, 1887-1969

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Goethals, George W. (George Washington), 1858-1928

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Born in 1858 in Brooklyn, New York, Goethals graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1880. Goethals was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1907 when he was appointed chief engineer for the construction of the Panama Canal.. Under his management construction was completed in 1914, about one year early. From the guide to the George Washington Goethals Letter MSS. 0575., 1918 March 27, (University Libraries Division of Special Collecti...

Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969

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Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969) was leader of the Allied forces in Europe in World War II, commander of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), and the thirty-fourth president of the United States, from January 20, 1953, to January 20, 1961. Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890, in Denison, Texas, the third son of David Jacob Eisenhower, a railroad worker, and Ida Elizabeth Stover. In 1891, the family moved to Abilene, Kansas, where David accepted a job at a local creamery run by ...

Hussein, King of Jordan, 1935-1999

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Brandt, Willy, 1913-1992

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Patterson, Robert Porter, 1891-1952

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Lawyer, jurist, and U.S. secretary of war. From the description of Papers of Robert Porter Patterson, 1940-1951 (bulk 1940-1947). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 74984701 ...

Ickes, Harold L. (Harold LeClair), 1874-1952

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Lawyer and U.S. secretary of the interior. From the description of Harold L. Ickes papers, 1815-1969 (bulk 1933-1951). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980130 Harold Ickes (1874-1952) was a United States administrator and politician. He served as Secretary of the Interior for 13 years, from 1933 to 1946, the longest tenure of anyone to hold the office, and afterwards he became a syndicated columnist writing on political topics. From the guide to the Harold Ickes ...

L'Enfant, Pierre Charles, 1754-1825

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Soldier and engineer. From the description of Papers of Pierre Charles L'Enfant, 1787-1895. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78163246 ...

Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeevich, 1894-1971

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Premier of the Soviet Union. From the description of Reminiscences of Nikita Sergeevich Khrushchev : oral history, 1967-71. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309743617 ...

Kennedy, Joseph P. (Joseph Patrick), 1888-1969

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Joseph P. Kennedy (1888-1969) was the father of President John F. Kennedy. During his career he was a banker, financier, and diplomat. From 1934 to 1937, he served as Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and was the Chairman of the Maritime Commission in 1937. Kennedy served as Ambassador to Great Britain from 1938 to 1940. From the description of Kennedy, Joseph P. (Joseph Patrick), 1888-1969 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10581186 ...

Freeman, Orville L. (Orville Lothrop), 1918-2003

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Orville Lothrop Freeman (1918-2003) was the democratic governor of Minnesota from 1954 to 1961 and served as Secretary of Agriculture from 1961 to 1969. From the description of Freeman, Orville L. (Orville Lothrop), 1918-2003 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10567859 ...

Harding, Warren Gamaliel, 1865-1923

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Warren Gamaliel Harding (b. November 2, 1865, Blooming Grove, Ohio-d. August 2, 1923, San Francisco, California) was an American politician who served as the 29th President of the United States from March 4, 1921 until his death in 1923....

Ismay, Hastings Lionel Ismay, Baron, 1887-1965

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Hastings Lionel Ismay (1887-1965) served with the 21st Prince Albert Victor's Own Cavalry in Somaliland, Africa. From the guide to the Lord H. C. Ismay papers, 1914-1915, (Leeds University Library) Title: 1st Baron Ismay British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000750.0x0000e1 Epithet: General Baron Ismay British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81...

Gravely, S. L. (Samuel Lee), 1922-

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Califano, Joseph A. 1931-

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Kościuszko, Tadeusz, 1746-1817

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Polish patriot and army officer. From the description of Commission and letter of Tadeusz Kościuszko, 1776-1777. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71014909 Polish patriot and American general. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to Thomas Jefferson, 1814 Jan. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270596972 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Philadelphia?], to Thomas Jefferson, [n.d., 1798 Apr.?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record...

Lattre, Jean de, 1889-1952

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Jolson, Al, 1886-1950

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Composer. From the description of Autograph note signed : [New York], to Irene [Gallagher], 1921 Jan. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270914110 Although many people view Al Jolson as little more than a singer of long ago, the voice of "The Jazz Singer", the first full-length 'talking movie", he was known as The World's Greatest Entertainer, a superstar before the word was coined, a man whose musical heritage created much of the entertainment industry we know today. His car...

Davis, Benjamin Oliver, Jr., 1912-2002

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Benjamin Oliver Davis (1912-2002) was born in Washington, DC, the son of Sadie (Overton) and Benjamin Oliver Davis. Upon his graduation from West Point in 1936, he requested an assignment in the Air Corps, which did not accept African Americans at the time. Instead he commissioned with the 24th Infantry in Georgia. In 1938 he taught at Tuskegee as professor of military science and tactics. The Army promoted him to the rank of captain in 1940 and a year later assigned him as an aide to...

Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901

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Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) was a Republican politician who served as the 23rd President of the United States from 1889 to 1893. He was both preceded and succeeded in office by Democrat Grover Cleveland. From the guide to the Benjamin Harrison letter to George C. Baker, 1888, (Brooklyn Historical Society) John Harrington Farley, born in Cleveland in 1845, was a Democratic politician who served three terms on Cleveland's city council (1871-1877) and two terms as its mayor (...

Halsey, William F. (William Frederick), 1882-1959

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Naval officer. Nickname: Bull. From the description of Papers William Frederick Halsey, 1907-1959 (bulk 1943-1959). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71060394 Allied military governor of Dutch Timor and Portuguese Timor. From the description of William Frederick Halsey proclamations, 1944. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754867620 William F. Halsey was a 1904 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. A five star admiral, he played a major role in the Pacific Theat...

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

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Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was an American statesman and third president of the United States. From the description of Thomas Jefferson letter, 1809. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367818629 Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was the third president of the United States, born in Goochland (now Albemarle County), Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1769 to 1775, and with R. H. Lee and Patrick Henry initiated the inter-colonial committee of correspond...

Hess, Rudolf, 1894-1987

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Foch, Ferdinand, 1851-1929

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Marshal of France, taught at the Ecole de Guerre, strategist at the battles of the Marne and Ypres during World War I and commander of the Alllied Armies in 1918. From the description of Letter, 1923. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 41416593 Marshall of France, and commander of the Allied forces at the end of World War I. From the description of Notes, 1919 Oct. 14-Nov. 19, to the Paris Peace Conference. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 13917422 Fr...

Forrest, Nathan Bedford, 1821-1877

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Army officer. From the description of Nathan Bedford Forrest letter, 1867. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450304 Planter, slave dealer, and Confederate Army officer; resident of Memphis (Shelby Co.), Tenn. From the description of Papers, 1862-1866. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19562174 Confederate general; led cavalry forces during the battle of Fort Pillow, Tenn.; Confederate troops accused of slaughtering Union soldiers following th...

Glenn, John, 1921-2016

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John Herschel Glenn, Jr. (b. July 18, 1921, Cambridge, Guernsey County-d. December 8, 2016, Columbus, Ohio), astronaut and U.S. Senator from Ohio. He attended public schools of New Concord, Ohio, and later graduated from Muskingum College. Glenn served in the United States Marine Corps from 1942 to 1965, and was later a test pilot and joining the United States space program in 1959. He was selected as one of the original seven Mercury astronauts. In February 1962, Glenn became the first American...

Funston, Frederick, 1865-1917

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Frederick Funston, U.S. Army General, was born in 1865 and died in 1917. He fought in Cuba in 1896 with the Cubans, and in the Philippine Campaign, capturing their leader, Emilio Aguinaldo. He served as military Govenor of Vera Cruz and organized the expedition against Pancho Villa in 1916. From the description of Signature, February 7, 1915. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 46403363 Frederick Funston (1865-1917) was a journalist, military man, and scientific explore...

Dix, Dorothea Lynde, 1802-1887

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Dix was a humanitarian crusader for the mentally ill. She investigated the conditions of the hospitalized insane in many U.S. states and some European countries, and petitioned state and national legislatures for reforms. She was also superintendent of army nurses during the Civil War. Eliot was a Unitarian minister, an educator, and assisted in the founding of Reed College in Oregon. From the description of Letters to Thomas Lamb Eliot, 1869-1885. (Harvard University). WorldCat reco...

Erhard, Ludwig

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Ludwig Erhard (1897-1977) was the chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1963 to 1966. From the description of Erhard, Ludwig, 1897-1977 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10582238 Ludwig Erhard, 1897-1977, was the chancellor of West Germany, 1963-1966, and visited the United States in 1965 with his wife, Louise. From the guide to the Ludwig Erhard Collection 66-42; 72-97; 2009-132., 1963-1965, (Dolph Briscoe Center for America...

Greely, Adolphus W. (Adolphus Washington), 1844-1935

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Adolphus Washington Greely (b. March 27, 1844, Newburyport, Massachusetts-d. October 20, 1935, Washington, D.C.) served throughout the American Civil War and remained in the army at the war's close. In 1881 he was appointed to lead the United States International Polar Year Expedition, 1881-1884 to Ellesmere Island. He retired from the Army in 1908 and died in Washington in 1935. ...

Wilson, Harold, Sir, 1916-

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On 8th July 1981, following government cuts to university funding, a House of Commons debate was held on higher education. Sir Harold Wilson (the then Chancellor of the University of Bradford) delivered a speech critical of the cuts, referring to the reduction in overseas student numbers, the loss of foreign placements for sandwich courses, and the anticipated closure of the University's Clinical Oncology Unit. From the guide to the The Harold Wilson University Finance Speech, 1981, ...

Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964

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Herbert Clark Hoover (b. August 10, 1874, Iowa-d. October 20, 1964), thirty-first president of the United States, was born in Iowa, and was orphaned as a child. A Quaker known from his childhood as "Bert" to his friends, he began a career as a mining engineer soon after graduating from Stanford University in 1895. Within twenty years he had used his engineering knowledge and business acumen to make a fortune as an independent mining consultant. In 1914 Hoover administered the American Relief Com...

Windsor, Edward, Duke of, 1894-1972

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Javits, Jacob K. (Jacob Koppel), 1904-1986

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New York State Attorney General, United States Congressman and Senator from New York State. From the description of Papers, 1948-1978. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122468583 Senator. From the description of Reminiscences of Jacob K. Javits : oral history, 1980. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122527633 From the description of Reminiscences of Jacob K. Javits : oral history, 1975. (Columbia University In the City of Ne...

Juliana, Queen of the Netherlands, 1909-2004

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Kennedy, Robert F. (Robert Francis), 1925-1968

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Robert Francis Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968), also referred to by his initials RFK and occasionally by the nickname Bobby, was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 64th United States Attorney General from January 1961 to September 1964, and as a U.S. Senator from New York from January 1965 until his assassination in June 1968. He was the brother of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Senator Edward Moore Kennedy. Kennedy and his brothers were born into a wealthy,...

Kefauver, Estes, 1903-1963

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Senator. From the description of Reminiscences of Estes Kefauver : oral history, 1957. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122419842 Estes Kefauver was a long-time senator from Tennessee and an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic Party nomination for president. From the description of Personal papers, 1934-1939 (University of Tennessee). WorldCat record id: 44918282 Carey Estes Kefauver (b. July 26, 1903, Monroe Count...

Truman, Margaret

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Author; daughter of Pres. and Mrs. Harry S. Truman; married Clifton Daniel. From the description of Papers of Clifton Daniel and Margaret Truman Daniel, 1942-1975. (Harry S Truman Library). WorldCat record id: 70959658 Margaret (Mary Margaret) Truman Daniel (1924-2008) was born in Independence, Missouri. She is the daughter of President Harry S. and Elizabeth Virginia (Bess) Truman. She married E. Clifton Daniel, Jr. (a newspaper editor), on April 21, 1956. From ...

Dodge, Charles (Charles Granville), 1907-1985

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Charles Granville Dodge (b. Mar. 12, 1907, Maplewood, N.J.-d. Oct. 13, 1985, Washington, D.C.), U.S. Army officer, graduated from West Point in 1930 and began his military career in the cavalry, becoming an instructor in horsemanship, math, motors and weapons. He was chief of staff at the Tank Destroyer Center until 1944 when he moved to chief of staff for the 8th and 2nd armored divisions. General Dodge's last assignment was as commanding general of the 5th U.S. Army from 1963 to 1966. He retir...

Hackworth, David H.

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Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841

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Epithet: of Add MS 34580 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001094.0x00030c American Indian fighter and president of the United States. From the guide to the William Henry Harrison letter, 1795, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) U.S president, Mar.-Apr. 1841; territorial governor of Indiana, 1801-1813; Ohio congressman, 1816-1819, state senator, 1819-1821, senator 1825-1828. From ...

Keller, Helen, 1880-1968

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Helen Adams Keller (1880-1968) overcame both blindness and deafness, providing inspiration to many people around the world. She devoted her life to bettering the education and treatment of the blind, the deaf, and the mute, and was a pioneer in educating the public in the prevention of blindness in newborns. When Helen Keller was 19 months old she became ill with a high fever and lost consciousness, becoming deaf and blind. In her autobiography The Story of My Life, a book she first wrot...

Hruska, Roman L. (Roman Lee), 1904-1999

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United States senator from Nebraska, 1954-1976. From the description of Herbert Clark Hoover, 1874-1964 : an appreciation : typescript, 1977. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122645533 Biographical/Historical Note United States senator from Nebraska, 1954-1976. From the guide to the Roman L. Hruska typescript : Herbert Clark Hoover, 1874-1964 : an appreciation, 1977, (Hoover Institution Archives) ...

Abrams, Creighton Williams, Jr., 1914-1974

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Creighton W. Abrams was a United States (U.S.) Army officer. He was the commander of the U.S. Military Assistance Command in Vietnam (MACV) and was the Chief of Staff (CofS) of the Army. Creighton Williams Abrams (1914-1974), army officer, was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. He graduated from West Point in 1936, and was commissioned in the cavalry. After service with the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, he was assigned to the newly created 1st Armored Division in 1940, and in ea...

Patton, George S. (George Smith), 1885-1945

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George Smith Patton Jr. (November 11, 1885 – December 21, 1945) was a general of the United States Army who commanded the Seventh United States Army in the Mediterranean theater of World War II, and the United States Army Central in France and Germany after the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944. Born in 1885, Patton attended the Virginia Military Institute and the United States Military Academy at West Point. He studied fencing and designed the M1913 Cavalry Saber, more commonly known ...

Hunting Horse, 1846-1953

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Clay, Lucius D. (Lucius Dubignon), 1897-1978

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Lucius DuBignon Clay (1897-1978) was born in Marietta, Georgia, the son of U.S. Senator Alexander Stephen and Sarah (Francis) Clay. After graduating from West Point in 1918, he commissioned in the Army Corps of Engineers. From 1937 to 1938, he was chief engineer under General Douglas MacArthur in the Philippines. During his tenure with the War Department General Staff, he made brigadier general in March 1942 and major general nine months later. From 1944 to 1945, he served as deputy director for...

Chiang, Kai-shek, 1887-1975

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Chinese political and military leader; head of state, 1928-1949; president of Taiwan, 1949-1975. From the description of Chiang Kai-shek diaries, 1917-1972. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754872867 1909-1911 served in the Japanese army; 1911 founding member of the Kuomintang; 1913-1916 participated in revolution against Yuan Shikai; 1923 commandant of military academy at Whampoa; ?1925 commander-in-chief of the National Revolutionary Army; 1927-1937 leader of th...

Clark, Mark Wayne, 1896-1984

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Mark Wayne Clark (1896-1984) was born in Madison Barracks, New York. After he graduated from West Point in 1917, he commissioned in the infantry. During World War I, he became wounded in combat while commanding a battalion in France. He served with the War Department General Staff from 1921 to 1924. He graduated from the Command and General Staff School in 1935 and the Army War College two years later. Between 1940 and 1942, he served at General Headquarters and then Army Ground Forces. He rose ...

Adenauer, Konrad, 1876-1967

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Konrad Adenauer was born in 1876 in Cologne, Germany. He was chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) from 1949 to 1963. He died in 1967. From the description of Adenauer, Konrad, 1876-1967 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10581751 Chancellor of West Germany, 1949-1963. From the description of Konrad Adenauer miscellaneous papers, 1953-1957. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754869086 Politician, statesman and C...

Kiesinger, Kurt Georg, 1904-1988

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Lejeune, John Archer, 1867-1942

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John Archer Lejeune (/ləˈʒɜːrn/; January 10, 1867 – November 20, 1942) was a United States Marine Corps lieutenant general and the 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps. Lejeune had nearly 40 years service in the Marine Corps including commanding the U.S. Army's 2nd Division during World War I. After his retirement from the Corps, he was the superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina was named in his honor during World War II. Lejeune is ...