Edward Graham Jefferson papers, 1962-1992, (bulk, 1979-1987).
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Henry Alfred Kissinger (born May 27, 1923) is an American diplomat and political scientist who served as the Secretary of State and National Security Advisor under the presidential administrations of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Born in Germany as Heinz Alfred Kissinger, he was a Jewish refugee who fled the Nazi regime with his family in 1938. He became National Security Advisor in 1969 and later Secretary of State in 1973. For his actions negotiating a ceasefire in Vietnam, Kissinger received...
Harvard College was founded by a vote of the Great and General Court of Massachusetts on October 28, 1636 that allocated “400£ towards a schoale or colledge.” Subsequent legislative acts established the Board of Overseers, but it was the Charter of 1650 that created the Harvard Corporation as the College's primary governing board and defined its composition and authority. The College Charter became a contentious target for College officials, the Massachusetts Governor and General C...
William Doyle Ruckelshaus was born July 24, 1932, in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was Deputy Attorney General of Indiana from 1960 through 1965, and a member of the Indiana House of Representatives and its majority leader from 1967 to 1969. In 1969, President Richard M. Nixon appointed him Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Civil Division for the Department of Justice. He became the Environmental Protection Agency's first Administrator when the agency was formed in December 1970, and se...
Robert Joseph Dole (July 22, 1923 – December 5, 2021) was an American politician and attorney who represented Kansas in the United States Senate from 1969 to 1996. He was the Republican Leader of the Senate during the final 11 years of his tenure, including three nonconsecutive years as Senate Majority Leader. Prior to his 27 years in the Senate, he served in the United States House of Representatives from 1961 to 1969. Dole was also the Republican presidential nominee in the 1996 election and t...
Lloyd Millard Bentsen, Jr., Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, U.S. Senator and Representative, businessman, Texas county judge, and decorated World War Two veteran, was born in Mission, Texas, on February 11, 1921. He ran for Vice-President of the United States in 1988 on the Democratic ticket with then Massachusettes governor Michael Dukakis. He served as Secretary of the Treasury under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1994. Bentsen kept up a full schedule until 19...
The oldest natural science research institution and museum in the Americas, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia was founded in 1812 "for the encouragement and cultivation of the sciences, and the advancement of useful learning." Since the founding of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, there have been twenty-eight presidents and five acting presidents (please see additional note for a complete list of Academy presidents). From 1937 to 1995, there were four pre...
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences was chartered by the legislature of Massachusetts in 1780 and is the second oldest learned society in the U.S. Among its incorporators were James Bowdoin, John Adams, Samuel Adams, and John Hancock. From the description of Records of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1775-1800 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122413111 ...
George Herbert Walker Bush (1924-2018) was Vice President of the United States from 1981 to 1989 and the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1992. He was born on June 12, 1924, in Milton, Massachusetts, to Dorothy Walker Bush and Prescott Bush (who was a Republican Senator from Connecticut from 1952 to 1962). He graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts on his 18th birthday, June 12, 1942. That same day, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a Seaman 2nd Class. Receiving ...
Edwin Meese (b. 1931), also known as Edmund Meese, was born in Oakland, California. He served as the seventy-fifth Attorney General of the United States from 1985 to 1988. In 1953, Meese graduated from Yale University, and holds a law degree from the University of California. He worked as assistant district attorney of Alameda County, California before joining Governor Ronald Reagan's staff in 1967. Meese was legal affairs secretary from 1967 to o 1968 and as executive assistant and chief of sta...
James Addison Baker III was a central figure in the presidential administrations of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. Baker served as Reagan's White House Chief of Staff from 1980 to 1985 and Secretary of the Treasury from 1985 to 1988, and as Bush's Secretary of State from 1989-1992. Baker also led presidential campaigns for both Bush and Reagan, as well as Gerald Ford, over the course of five consecutive presidential elections from 1976 to 1992. Along with Bush, he was one o...
Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. (born November 20, 1942) is an American politician serving as the 46th President of the United States. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as the 47th vice president of the United States from 2009 to 2017 under Barack Obama and represented Delaware in the U.S. Senate from 1973 to 2009. Biden was raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and New Castle County, Delaware. He studied at the University of Delaware before receiving his law degree from Syracuse ...
Free to Dance: The African-American Presence in Modern Dance was a three-part television documentary co-produced by the American Dance Festival and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in association with Thirteen/WNET New York. The series aired on PBS' Great Performances: Dance in America in 2001 and won an Emmy for Outstanding Cultural and Artistic Programming-Long Form. It chronicled the role of African-American choreographers and dancers in the development of moder...
The Columbia University community and administration mobilized to the fullest extent in answer to the entry of the United States into World War I. Summed up by President Nicholas Murray Butler in the 1918 Annual Report, the effects of the war on the University were far-reaching: "Students by the hundred and prospective students by the thousand entered the military, naval, or civil service of the United States; teachers and administrative officers to the number of nearly four hundred...
Heinz was ranking minority member of the subcommittee on government efficiency. From the description of TLS, 1989 January 27 : Washington, D.C. to Michael S. Freeman. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 28083776 Politician. Born on October 23, 1938 in Pittsburgh, Pa. to the grandson of H.J. Heinz, founder of the H.J. Heinz Company. Received B.A. from Yale (1960) and M.B.A. from Harvard (1963). Began political career in 1971 by winning a ...
The National Research Council was organized by the National Academy of Sciences in 1916 to associate the broad community of science and technology with the Academy's purposes of further knowledge and advising the federal government. The Council has become the principal operating agency of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering in providing services to the government, the public, and the scientific and engineering communities. From the descriptio...
The National League on Urban Conditions Among Negroes, later the National Urban League, resulted from the 1910 merger of three welfare organizations in New York, N.Y.: the Committee for Improving Industrial Conditions among Negroes in New York, the Committee on Urban Conditions Among Negroes, and the National League for Protection of Colored Women. From the description of Records of the National Urban League, 1910-1986 (bulk 1930-1979). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71130941 ...
Epithet: KB British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000390.0x00004d Epithet: KB 1661; son of Sir Robert Heath British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000303.0x000387 ...
Russell Billiu Long served in the United States Senate from Louisiana for 38 years. Son of Louisiana governor and senator, Huey Pierce Long, and nephew of three-time Louisiana governor, Earl Kemp Long, Russell Long was elected to the U.S. Senate seven times, retiring from public office in January 1987. From the description of Russell B. Long photograph, circa 1950s. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 190570382 From the description of Russell B. Long papers, 18...
Originally a Broadway actress, Nancy Davis Reagan served as First Lady from 1981 to 1989. She served alongside her husband, President Ronald Reagan, and is remembered for her passionate advocacy for decreasing drug and alcohol abuse. “My life really began when I married my husband,” says Nancy Reagan, who in the 1950’s happily gave up an acting career for a permanent role as the wife of Ronald Reagan and mother to their children. Her story actually begins in New York City, her birthplace. She...
The National Academy of Sciences, founded in Washington, D. C., in 1863, grew out of a desire for a body of scientists to give advice on scientific matters to the federal government. Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian, was a force behind its creation. From the description of National Academy of Sciences, 1863-1887 Records. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78403445 ...
Beutel was the head of the Texas Division in the 1940s for Dow Chemical Company. (This information is from the donor form.) From the description of Plat of Mount Pleasant [Mich.] property, Dow Chemical Company, showing well location, 1918. (Clarke Historical Library). WorldCat record id: 256867304 Dow Chemical Company was founded by Herbert H. Dow in 1897. Headquartered in Midland, Michigan, the company was initially founded upon a method invented by Dow for extracting bromi...
Research chemist and chief executive officer of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Edward Graham Jefferson was born in London on July 15, 1921, and received his Ph. D. from King's College of the University of London. He emigrated to the United States in 1951 and began his career with DuPont, where his rise was relatively rapid. He was assistant director of the Research & Development Division (1964-1966), director of the Fluorocarbon Division (1966-1969), assistan...
Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004) was the 40th President of the United States and served two terms in office from 1981 to 1989. He was born on February 6, 1911, in Tampico, Illinois, the second son of Nelle Wilson and John Edward ("Jack") Reagan. His father nicknamed him "Dutch" as a baby. In 1920 the family resettled in Dixon, Illinois. In 1928 Reagan graduated from Dixon High School, where he had been student body president, an actor in school plays, and a student athlete. He partici...
Senator. From the description of Reminiscences of Charles Harting Percy : oral history, 1970. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 86147380 Epithet: US senator British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000561.0x000067 ...
Opened in 1938 as the Delaware Art Center, Wilmington, Del.; name changed to Delaware Art Museum in 1970. From the description of Delaware Art Center records, 1942-1950. (Historical Society of Delaware). WorldCat record id: 70978041 ...
Consolidation Coal Company (Maryland): The Consolidation Coal Company was incorporated in Maryland on March 8, 1860, for the purpose of effecting a merger of a number of coal operators mining the Georges Creek basin in Allegany County, Maryland. Because of the Civil War, during which Confederate armies frequently blocked the region's only outlet to market, the company was not actually organized until April 19, 1864. Starting life as the dominant operator in this small but significan...
Monsanto Chemical Works of Saint Louis (Missouri) was founded in 1901 by John Queeny and named for his wife, Olga Monsanto. The company's first commercially successful product was saccharin followed shortly thereafter by refined caffeine, vanillin, and aspirin. Within thirty years, largely under the influence of Queeny's son Edgar, Monsanto Chemical Works expanded its business and product portfolio to include a number of manufacturing facilities in both the United States and abroad. In 1933, the...
Helmut Schmidt (b. Dec. 23, 1918), German chancellor, May 1974 to Oct. 1982. From the description of Schmidt, Helmut, 1918 Dec. 23- (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10582374 ...
Tuskegee University (formerly Tuskegee Institute/Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute) was founded in 1881 to provide education for African-Americans. Dr. Booker T. Washington was the founder and served as its President until his death in 1915. From the description of Printed materials, 1902-1992. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122538499 ...
British politician; prime minister, 1979-1990. From the description of Margaret Thatcher speech, 1993. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 123379847 ...
Frank Raleigh Lautenberg (January 23, 1924 – June 3, 2013) was a businessman and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as United States Senator from New Jersey from 1982 to 2001 and from 2003 until his death. Born in Paterson, New Jersey, he graduated from Nutley High School. After serving overseas in the United States Army Signal Corps during World War II from 1942 to 1946, Lautenberg used the GI Bill to earn a BS in economics from Columbia Business School. He worked as a s...
Collecting area: New York City banking history, particularly of the 19th and early 20th century, and particularly of Chemical Bank. From the description of Repository description. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155541586 The Chemical Bank originated as the New-York Chemical Manufacturing Company, 1823-1843; and through various restructurings has been known as the Chemical Bank, 1844-1854; Chemical National Bank of New York, 1865-1935; Chemical Bank and Trust Company, 1927-19...
The Directors of Industrial Research was formed in 1923 by and for the directors of America's foremost industrial research laboratories, and has functioned as a forum for the exchange of ideas and information on topics of mutual interest. Charter members represented the National Canners' Association, the National Carbon Research Laboratory, Singmaster and Breyer, Western Electric Company, the National Research Council, the National Lamp Works, the Dorr Company, the Engin...
U.S. Representative from Delaware, 1983-1992. Born in Beckley, West Virginia, 1947. Graduated from Ohio State University in 1968 with a bachelor of arts in economics. Served as a flight officer in the U.S. Navy, 1968-1973. Attended the University of Delaware earning a master's degree in business administration in 1975. Elected state treasurer in 1976, re-elected in 1978 and 1980. In 1982 elected to Delaware's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. While serving in the House of Represent...
Professor of Chemistry, Cornell University. Roald Hoffmann was born in 1937 in Poland. After surviving the Nazi occupation, the remnants of the family emigrated to the U.S. in 1949. Hoffmann received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1962 with William N. Lipscombe and M. P. Gouterman, remaining at Harvard as a Junior Fellow in the Society of Fellows for three years. In 1965 Hoffmann accepted a position at Cornell where he is the Frank H.T. Rhodes Professor in Humane L...
George Pratt Shultz was born December 13, 1920, in New York, New York, son of Birl E. and Margaret Pratt Shultz. He married Helena Marie O''Brien in 1946. He received a B.A. in economics from Princeton University in 1942. That same year he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served until 1945, attaining the rank of Captain. In 1949, he earned a Ph.D. in industrial economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). From 1948 to 1957, he taught in both the MIT Department of Economics and...
Seagram maintained research departments at their Louisville, Kentucky and LaSalle, Quebec plants. At LaSalle, subjects of research included topics regarding distilling, production, packaging, distilling by-products and alternative uses for alcohol. From the description of Research records, 1937-1964. (Hagley Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122573345 Charles Bronfman (1931- ) is the second son and forth child of Seagram Company founder Samuel Bronfman. Appointed di...
The Greater Wilmington Development Council (GWDC) was founded in 1960 as a private, non-profit, public interest organization. With support from the business community, particularly the Du Pont Company and du Pont family, GWDC proposed and implemented solutions to Wilmington's economic, social, educational, and governmental problems. The GWDC's initial focus was on economic development, housing, and transportation. During the 1960s they were one of the important forces pu...
The family firm of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company was established in 1802 and during the 19th century it became one of the United States' most important manufacturers of black powder. In 1902 three younger du Pont cousins: T. Coleman, Alfred I., and Pierre S. took over the company and within three years succeeded in bringing 75% of the American explosives industry (which at that time included black powder, dynamite, and smokeless powder) under their control. During the first decade of the...
U.S. secretary of defense; U.S. secretary of health, education, and welfare; California state legislator; lawyer; journalist; and business executive. Full name: Caspar Willard Weinberger. Born 1917; died 2006. From the description of Caspar W. Weinberger papers, 1910-2005 (bulk 1951-2005). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009624 ...
Charles Brelsford McCoy was born in 1909. He received an M.S. in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1932. Charles McCoy's father, John W. McCoy, had been head of the Du Pont Company's Explosives Department during the 1930s and 40s and served on the company's executive committee. Charles followed in his father's footsteps. After graduation he went to work for the Du Pont Company. During the 1930s he held a number of jobs including a fou...
Charles John Pedersen (1904-1989) was born in Pusan, Korea on October 3, 1904. Pedersen's Norwegian father Brede, was a mining engineer with the Oriental Consolidated Mining Company, an American firm that operated the Unsan gold mines in northern Korea. His mother, Takino Yashui, was the daughter of a Japanese merchant dealing in soybeans and silkworms. Pedersen was educated at a Catholic preparatory school in Yokohama, Japan run by the Marianist Order. In 1922, he came ...
Born in Oxford, Ohio on 13 January 1924. Education: B.A., Miami University of Ohio (1944), M.S., Organic Chemistry, University of Illinois (1947), Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of Illinois (1955). Employment: 1949-1989 E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., Inc.. From the description of Oral history interview with Richard E. Heckert 1994 December 13 (Chemical Heritage Foundation). WorldCat record id: 78584156 Richard E. Heckert was chairman and CEO of E.I. du...
In the summer of 1981, a four-way bidding war erruptd over the control of Conoco Inc., the world's ninth largest oil company. In the spring, Conoco stockholders had responded favorably to an offer from Dome Petroleum Limited for its Canadian subsidiary, leading large investors to conclude that the company was ripe for a hostile takeover. Edward Jefferson, the new CEO of DuPont, wanted to acquire Conoco as a source of feedstocks to protect the company from oil shocks of t...
Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on 15 July 1916. Died on 13 September 2001. Education: B.S., Pre-law, University of Minnesota (1939), L.L.B., University of Minnesota (1941). Employment: 1941 Private Practice; 1941-1943 U. S. Office of Price Administration; 1843-1951 U.S. Department of Justice; 1951-1981 E. I. duPont de Nemours and Company, Inc.; 1981-1990 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, and Flom. From the description of Oral history interview with Irving S. Shapiro, 1994 December 15. (...
Executive of chemical concern. From the description of Reminiscences of Lammot du Pont Copeland, Sr. : oral history, 1975. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122684179 Lammot du Pont Copeland (1905-1983) was born in Christiana Hundred, Delaware, the son of Charles and Louisa d'Andelot du Pont Copeland. His mother was the sister of Pierre, Irenee, and Lammot du Pont, who were presidents of the Du Pont Company from 1919 to 1940. His...