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David Holloway (American football)

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David Holloway (American football)

David Alexander Holloway (born December 4, 1983 in Stephentown, New York) is a former American football linebacker. He was signed by the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football at Maryland. Holloway has also been a member of the Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns and Jacksonville Jaguars. He is the son of former NFL offensive lineman Brian Holloway. Professional career Cleveland Browns On July 26, 2009, Holloway was released when the Cleveland Browns signed Alex Mack. Jacksonville Jaguars Holloway signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 4, 2009. He was waived on August 7. Second stint with Cardinals Holloway re-signed with the Arizona Cardinals on August 26, 2009. He was waived on September 4, 2009. Personal life His father, Brian Holloway, was a Pro Bowl offensive lineman in the NFL in the 1980s. His maternal grandfather, John McKenzie, played in the National Hockey League. He is a 2002 graduate of The Albany Academy in Albany, New York. External l

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Ashton Holmes

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Ashton Holmes

Ashton Holmes (born February 17, 1978) is an American actor, best known for the role of Jack Stall in A History of Violence, Private Sidney Phillips in the HBO miniseries The Pacific, Thom on the CW action-thriller series Nikita, and as Tyler Barrol on the ABC drama series Revenge. Personal life Holmes was born in Albany, New York. His mother, Susan, is a social worker.[1] At a young age he began taking acting lessons and appeared in community theater. He attended The Albany Academy. During his senior year of high school, he attended the intern program of the New York State Theater Institute. Holmes was involved with the Albany music scene, and was the lead singer for local band Method of Groove.[2] During this time, Holmes befriended Nyack, New York band Coheed and Cambria, and began shopping around their demos to local indie labels. According to the Coheed and Cambria documentary Neverender: Children of The Fence Edition, in which Holmes appears, it was Holmes who eventually earned them their first recor

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Henry Hun

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Henry Hun

Henry Hun (March 21, 1854 – March 14, 1924)[1] an American physician, was professor of Nervous Diseases at the Albany Medical College in New York for 30 years. He published several unique teaching volumes for his students as well as numerous journal articles on neurological disorders. Biography Hun was born in Albany, the son of a physician. He attended The Albany Academy and received his bachelor degree from the Sheffield Scientific School of Yale University in 1874. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School and earned his M.D. in 1879.[2] He then spent two and a half years studying at numerous medical facilities in Germany, Vienna, Paris, and London. Union College (New York) conferred an honorary M.D. to him in 1883, and Yale University presented to him an honorary A.M. in 1914. Hun was active in professional societies. He was president of the Albany Medical Society in 1892, vice president of the American Neurological Association in 1887, and its president in 1914. He was president of the Association

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Michael Patrick Jann

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Michael Patrick Jann

Michael Patrick Jann (born May 15, 1970, Albany, New York) is an American actor, writer, and director best known as a cast member on MTV's The State. Career Jann primarily works as a television director, he and David Wain directed a majority of the sketches on The State. In 1999, Jann directed the film Drop Dead Gorgeous, which to date is the only full-length feature he has directed. He is also the co-writer of the 2006 film Let's Go to Prison, along with Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant. Jann went on to produce and direct the Comedy Central series Reno 911! and was the director of Little Britain USA.[1][2] In most recent years, Jann has directed episodes of many television comedy programs, such as Community, Childrens Hospital, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Emily's Reasons Why Not, Flight of the Conchords, Friends with Benefits, Happy Endings, Notes from the Underbelly, Reaper, Suburgatory, Wedding Band and Daybreak. Personal life In 2001, Jann and wife Lisa LoCicero had a son, Lukas. On November 19, 2014, it was c

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Abraham Lansing

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Abraham Lansing

Abraham Lansing (February 27, 1835 – October 4, 1899) was an American lawyer and politician.[1] Early life Abraham Lansing was born in Albany, Albany County, New York. He was the son of Christopher Yates Lansing (1796–1872) and Caroline Mary (née Thomas) Lansing (1805–1845). Lansing was a grandson of state Treasurer Abraham G. Lansing, grand-nephew of Chancellor John Lansing, Jr., and nephew of Gerrit Y. Lansing.[2] Lansing attended The Albany Academy, graduated from Williams College with an A.B. in 1855, and was a member of The Kappa Alpha Society. He read law with his father, graduated from Albany Law School in 1857, and later practiced law in partnership with his brother William.[3] Career In 1868, he was appointed City Attorney of Albany, and in 1869 became the first New York Supreme Court reporter. He published the first seven volumes of the Supreme Court Reports.[3] From June 1, 1874, he was Acting New York State Treasurer, appointed by Governor John Adams Dix while Treasurer Thomas Raines was inc

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Joseph Lewi

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Joseph Lewi

Joseph Lewi (August 17, 1820, Radnitz (Czech: Radnice), Bohemia - December 19, 1897, Albany, New York) was an American physician of Czech Jewish extraction. He was educated at the universities of Prague and Vienna. After graduating from the latter university (MD 1846), he was appointed assistant at the Vienna Lying-in Hospital. In 1847, he began to practise in Radnitz, but in the following year, that of the Revolution, emigrated to America, settling in Albany in 1849. There he was appointed on the staff of the Albany hospital, and became a member and later president of the Albany County Medical Society, and senior censor of the State Medical Society. Lewi was one of the forty-two citizens of Albany who organized, in 1863, the Union League in that city. Thirteen of Lewi's fourteen children survived him. The oldest son was the journalist Isidor Lewi (born May 9, 1850, Albany - 1938[1]). He was educated at The Albany Academy, became connected with several newspapers, and is at present (1904) an editorial write

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Dion Lewis

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Dion Lewis

Dion John Lewis[1] (born September 27, 1990) is an American football running back for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Pittsburgh and was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. With the New England Patriots, he won Super Bowl LI over the Atlanta Falcons in 2017. Lewis was also on the Tennessee Titans and briefly on the rosters of the Cleveland Browns and Indianapolis Colts, but never appeared in a game situation for either team. Early years A native of Albany, New York, Lewis attended Albany High School, from which he transferred to the Albany Academy and later to Blair Academy, where he led his team to a 17–1 record (.944) his final two seasons, including two MAPL championships and a New Jersey Prep state title.[2][3] He averaged 12.4 yards per carry as a junior, rushing for 979 yards on 79 carries with 14 touchdowns. As a senior at Blair Academy, Lewis averaged an astounding 14.1 yards per carry

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John Loughlin (bishop)

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John Loughlin (bishop)

John Loughlin (December 20, 1817 – December 29, 1891) was an Irish-born prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He was the first Bishop of Brooklyn, of the U.S. state of New York (1853–1891). Early life John Loughlin was born in County Down to John and Mary (née McNulty) Loughlin. At the age of six he came with his parents to the United States, where they settled in Albany, New York. He received his early education at The Albany Academy, and entered the college of Chambly in Quebec, Canada, at age fourteen. After three years at Chambly, he returned to the United States and enrolled at Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland.[1] He was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop John Hughes on October 18, 1840.[2] He then served as a curate at St. John's Church in Utica[3] until 1841, when he was transferred to St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. In 1850, he was named vicar general of the Archdiocese of New York.[4] Tenure as Bishop On June 19, 1853, Loughlin was appointed the first Bishop of the ne

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John Harry Miller

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John Harry Miller

The Very Rev Dr John Harry Miller DD FRSE CBE TD (1869–1940) was a Scottish minister and theologian who served as Principal of St Mary's College at St Andrews University.[1] Life The grave of Very Rev John Harry Miller, Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh He was born on 4 November 1869 at 1 Clayton Terrace[2] in Westercraigs in Glasgow the son of John Ritchie Miller of McHaffie, Forsyth & Miller, ironfounders, and his wife Georgina Caird. He was educated at the Albany Academy. He was licensed to preach around 1895 and began his ministry at Elie in Fife. He then transferred to Roseburn Church in Edinburgh. He then moved from ministering to academic administration, firstly becoming Warden at the New College university settlement in The Pleasance in Edinburgh. In 1935 he took over as College Principal at St Mary's College in St Andrews University. In 1936 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. His proposers were Sir D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson, Percy Herring, Sir Thomas Henry Holland and Sir T

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James Campbell Matthews

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James Campbell Matthews

James Campbell Matthews (November 6, 1844—November 1, 1930) was an Albany, New York attorney and judge. He was notable as the first African American law school graduate in New York. He was elected a municipal judge in the late 1890s, which was the highest judicial office attained by an African-American up to that time. Early life James C. Matthews was born in New Haven, Connecticut on November 6, 1844.[1] His father was a barber, and the family moved to Albany when James Matthews was a boy.[2] His parents died in 1861, and Matthews was raised by Lydia Mott and Phebe Jones, two Albany anti-slavery activists who later worked in support of racial integration.[3] Though Albany's schools were segregated, Matthews succeeded in attending the public schools attended by white students.[4] He then won a scholarship to The Albany Academy, and succeeded in winning acceptance despite objections "by canting hypocrytes in the Republican fold."[5] Matthews was a stellar student who won Best English Essay and the Beck Lite

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Herman Melville

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Herman Melville

Herman Melville (born Melvill;[a] August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer and poet of the American Renaissance period. Among his best-known works are Moby-Dick (1851), Typee (1846), a romanticized account of his experiences in Polynesia, and Billy Budd, a posthumously published novella. Although his works were not widely appreciated at the time of his death, the centennial of his birth in 1919 was the starting point of a Melville revival in which critics re-evaluated his work and his novels became recognized as world classics. Melville was born in New York City, the third child of a prosperous merchant. His formal education ended abruptly after the death of his father in 1832 left the family in financial straits. He took to sea in 1839 as a common sailor on a merchant ship and then on the whaler Acushnet but jumped ship in the Marquesas Islands. Typee, his first book and its sequel, Omoo (1847) were travel-adventures based on his experiences there. Their success gave

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Jesse Montgomery Mosher

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Jesse Montgomery Mosher

Jesse Montgomery Mosher, M.D. (1864-1922), an American physician, practiced psychiatry in Albany, New York and served as editor to medical journals. He was credited with establishing the first psychiatric ward within the organization of a general hospital. Mosher was born in Albany, New York, the son of a physician. In 1876, he entered The Albany Academy. In 1882, he entered the Union College in New York and graduated in 1866. During his senior year, he served as an apothecary at the Utica State Hospital. He studied medicine at the Albany Medical College, receiving his M.D. in 1889. His thesis was “General Paralysis of the Insane.” He visited the Willard State Hospital and the Willard Asylum for the Insane in New York in 1883 when he spent summer vacations in the area. After receiving his medical degree, he entered employment at Willard as a junior physician and then second assistant physician. When the then Superintendent of Willard transferred to the St. Lawrence State Hospital in 1890, Mosher followed him

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Peter P. Murphy

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Peter P. Murphy

Peter Patrick Murphy (July 18, 1801 Albany, New York – January 20, 1880 Royalton, Niagara County, New York) was an American physician and politician from New York. Life He was the son of Peter Murphy (c.1779–1844) and Catherine (Conner) Murphy (c.1781–1846). He attended The Albany Academy. In 1820, he removed to Herkimer County, and taught school. Then he studied medicine in Cherry Valley, graduated from Fairfield Medical College in 1827, and practiced medicine in Stark. On December 30, 1827, he married Anna Kayner (b. 1806), and they had several children. As a Democrat, he was a member of the New York State Assembly (Herkimer Co.) in 1835. Afterwards he resumed the practice of medicine in Royalton, New York. In 1848, he joined the Free Soil Party, and in 1855 became a Republican. He was a delegate to the 1856 Republican National Convention. He was Supervisor of the Town of Royalton for one term; and a member of the New York State Senate (29th D.) in 1860 and 1861. Sources The New York Civil List compi

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Stephen P. Nash

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Stephen P. Nash

Stephen Payne Nash (August 26, 1821 – June 4, 1898) was a lawyer in New York City and an expert in church law. He was born in Albany, New York on August 26, 1821 to David Nash and Hannah Payn. He was a descendant of Thomas Nash, one of the original settlers of New Haven, Connecticut. He attended school at The Albany Academy and the French College in Chambly, Quebec. Upon graduating, Nash worked for Esek Cowen in Saratoga Springs and later Augustus Bockes, both justices of the New York Supreme Court. He moved to New York City in 1845, where specialized in equity law, and from 1880 to 1881 served as president of the New York City Bar Association, of which he was a founding member. He worked with several partners, ultimately joining his son to form the firm of S.P. & J. McLean Nash. Nash became a vestryman in the Episcopal Church in 1868, and was a Senior Warden at the time of his death. He became an expert in laws concerning religious corporations, and represented the New York diocese of the Episcopal C

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Douglas M. North

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Douglas M. North

Douglas M. North is Head of School of The Albany Academies. He is the former President of Alaska Pacific University and Prescott College.[1] North is a 1958 graduate of The Albany Academy, and completed undergraduate studies at Yale University. He received an M.A. from Syracuse University and a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Virginia.[2] North led Prescott College from 1989 until 1994, and Alaska Pacific University from 1995 until 2009, where he also served as Professor of Humanities. See also The Albany Academies References http://www.albanyacademies.org/img/document_files/Microsoft%20Word%20-%20Head%20of%20School%20announcement%20070709.pdf "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-10-24. Retrieved 2009-12-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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Frederic P. Olcott

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Frederic P. Olcott

Frederic Pepoon Olcott (February 23, 1841 in Albany, Albany County, New York – April 15, 1909 in Bernardsville, Somerset County, New Jersey) was an American banker and politician. Life He was the eleventh and last child of Thomas Worth Olcott, President of the Mechanics and Farmers Bank and the Mechanics and Farmers Savings Bank of Albany, New York. He was educated at The Albany Academy, and then worked at his father's bank. In 1866, he relocated to New York City and became a stockbroker in Wall Street. He married Mary Esmay. They had two children: a son, Dudley Olcott, 2nd, and a daughter, Edith, who married Barend van Gerbig. On January 1, 1877, he was appointed New York State Comptroller to serve for the remainder of the unexpired term of Lucius Robinson who had been elected Governor. At the New York state election, 1877, he was elected on the Democratic, German-American Independent and Bread-Winners' League tickets to succeed himself, and remained in office until the end of 1879. He was defeated for re

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Rufus W. Peckham

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Rufus W. Peckham

Rufus W. Peckham[a] (November 8, 1838 – October 24, 1909) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1895 until 1909. He was known for his strong use of substantive due process to invalidate regulations of business and property. Peckham's namesake father was also a lawyer and judge, and a representative. His older brother, Wheeler Hazard Peckham (1833–1905), was one of the lawyers who prosecuted Boss Tweed and a failed nominee to the Supreme Court. His other brother, Joseph Henry, died at 17. Biography Peckham was born in Albany, New York, to Rufus Wheeler Peckham and Isabella Adeline Lacey;[8] his mother died when he was only nine. Following his graduation from The Albany Academy, he followed in his father's footsteps as a lawyer, being admitted to the bar in Albany in 1859 after teaching himself law by studying in his father's office. After a decade of private practice, Peckham served as the Albany district attorney from 1869 from 1872. Peckham then returned to private legal p

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Wheeler Hazard Peckham

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Wheeler Hazard Peckham

Wheeler Hazard Peckham (January 1, 1833 – September 27, 1905) was an American lawyer from New York and a failed nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States. Early life Peckham was born in Albany, New York, on New Year's Day, 1833 to Rufus Wheeler Peckham and Isabella Adoline; his mother died when he was 15. He was educated at The Albany Academy and at his father's alma mater, Union College, where he joined The Kappa Alpha Society before leaving early due to poor health. Peckham studied law at his father's partnership with Lyman Tremain and was also among the first students to attend Albany Law School.[1] Peckham then left New York to practice in the northwestern United States, where he became what the New York Times called "one of the best known attorneys in that part of the country."[2] Legal practice Poor health caused him to return to New York City in 1867, where he established the firm of Miller & Peckham and gained fame first as a constitutional lawyer, and later as a special prosecutor fo

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John V. L. Pruyn

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John V. L. Pruyn

John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn (June 22, 1811 – November 21, 1877) was a United States Representative from New York during the latter half of the American Civil War and the early days of Reconstruction. His last name is pronounced to rhyme with "shine."[1][2] He was of Dutch descent, with Van Schaick, Lansing and Pruyn all being prominent Dutch family names in upstate New York. Early life Harriet Corning Turner, first wife of John V. L. Pruyn Born in Albany, New York, Pruyn pursued classical studies and graduated from The Albany Academy in 1826. He studied law with Albany attorney James King, was admitted to the bar in 1832, and commenced practice in Albany.[3] In addition to practicing law, Pruyn was successful in several business ventures, often in partnership with Erastus Corning, who was the uncle of Pruyn's first wife. His business interests included the Albany City Bank, of which Pruyn was an incorporator and the longtime Vice President.[4] In addition, he helped organize the New York Central Rail

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Robert H. Pruyn

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Robert H. Pruyn

Robert Hewson Pruyn (February 14, 1815 – February 26, 1882) was an American lawyer, militia general, diplomat, and politician from Albany, New York. He was most notable for his service as Speaker of the New York State Assembly, Adjutant General of New York, and United States Minister Resident to Japan. Early life Pruyn was born in Albany, New York on February 14, 1815, the son of Casparus F. and Ann (née Hewson) Pruyn. The Pruyn (pronounced "Prine") family of Albany, New York was one of the oldest and most esteemed Dutch families in New York, and at the time of Robert's birth there, had resided in Albany for over two centuries.[1] Pruyn graduated from The Albany Academy, and received Bachelor of Arts (1833) and Master of Arts (1836) degrees from Rutgers University. He studied law with Abraham Van Vechten, was admitted to the bar, and practiced in Albany.[2] Political, military, and diplomatic service Pruyn served as Albany's corporation counsel and was a member of the city council. Active in the state mi

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Henry Ramsay (civil engineer)

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Henry Ramsay (civil engineer)

Henry Ramsay (May 18, 1808 in Guilderland, Albany County, New York – July 12, 1886 in Schenectady, New York) was an American civil engineer and for a short time New York State Engineer and Surveyor in 1853. Life He was born on May 18, 1808, the son of Frederick Ramsay and Belle (Quackenbush) Ramsay.[1][2] He was educated at the Lancaster School in Albany, and graduated from The Albany Academy in 1826. Afterwards he taught school in Albany, New York. Later he became a draftsman, cartographer and civil engineer.[2] In 1831, he married Isabelle Westervelt, and they had nine children.[1] In 1842, he was appointed Chief Engineer of the Mohawk and Hudson Railroad between Albany and Schenectady, New York. He laid out the course of the New York Central Railroad at Schenectady, to avoid the inclined plane at that terminus. Subsequently, he became Assistant Engineer on the Erie Canal enlargement. In 1849, he moved to Schenectady, and was for several terms City Surveyor.[2] On December 10, 1853, he was appointed Ne

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Charles W. van Rensselaer

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Charles W. van Rensselaer

Charles Watkins Van Rensselaer (January 29, 1823 – September 12, 1857) was the first officer and paymaster serving on board the U.S. mail ship SS Central America (later also known as the "Ship of Gold"), when it was lost during a hurricane in September 1857.[1] Early life Charles Watkins Van Rensselaer was born on January 29, 1823. He was the son of the late Judge John Sanders Van Rensselaer (1792–1868) and Ann Dunkin (1795–1845).[1] He was the grandson of the late Killian K. Van Rensselaer (1763–1845), lawyer and Federalist politician who served in the United States Congress as a Representative from the state of New York.[2] His siblings were: Dunkin Henry Van Rensselaer (1817–1819), Maunsell Van Rensselaer (1819–1900), Margaretta Sanders Van Rensselaer (1821–1879), Ann Elizabeth Van Rensselaer (b. 1825), Lydia Beekman Van Rensselaer (b. 1827), Harriet Letitia Van Rensselaer (b. 1830), Samuel Watkins Van Rensselaer (1832–1839), Catherine Sanders Van Rensselaer (b. 1834), and Louisa Van Rensselaer (1838–186

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Marcus T. Reynolds

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Marcus T. Reynolds

Marcus Tullius Reynolds (August 20, 1869 – March 18, 1937) was an American architect from the Albany, New York area. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, he was raised by his aunt in Albany after the death of his mother. He attended Williams College and Columbia University and began his life as an architect in 1893. He is well known for his bank designs and specifically his design of the Delaware and Hudson Railroad Company Building in downtown Albany. Many of his buildings still stand today; some are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. He was the brother of the Albany historian and author Cuyler Reynolds. Early years Reynolds was born on August 20, 1869 to Dexter and Catherine Reynolds (née Cuyler) in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. When Catherine Reynolds died in 1875, Dexter placed Marcus and his brother Cuyler under the care of Dexter's sister Laura, widow of Baynard Van Rensselaer, moving them to 98 Columbia Street in Albany, New York. The Reynolds' family connection to the Van Ren

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Chester Williams Rice

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Chester Williams Rice

Chester Williams Rice (December 16, 1888 – March 8, 1951) was an American electrical engineer[1] who was the joint inventor in 1925 of the moving coil loudspeaker along with Edward W. Kellogg.[2] Career The first moving coil cone loudspeaker, developed by Chester W. Rice and Edward W. Kellogg at General Electric Laboratory in Schenectady, New York in 1925 Rice was born in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1888 and educated at The Albany Academy and Harvard College, from which he received an S.B. and an M.E.E. in 1911.[1] He was later employed by General Electric in Schenectady, New York.[1] In 1925, Rice, while working for General Electric, published a paper with Edward W. Kellogg outlining an early moving coil loudspeaker. The paper also discussed a way of boosting power to amplifiers; this was incorporated in General Electric's Radiola line of radios in 1926.[2] Personal Rice married Helen Currier of Lynn in 1914. They had three children, Barbara, Wilbur Burrier, and Priscilla.[1] References Harvard Colle

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William Gorham Rice, Sr. (1856–1945) was an American state and federal government official from Albany, New York, and civic activist engaged in the reform of the civil service system. He was a biographer of Grover Cleveland, and became an authority on carillons in America and Europe and authored several books on the topic.[1][2] Biography William Gorham Rice was born 23 December 1856 in Albany, New York to William A. Rice (1820–1906) and Hannah (Seely) Rice (1835–1911). Rice was a direct patrilineal descendant of Edmund Rice, an early English immigrant to the Massachusetts Bay Colony.[3][nb 1] Rice attended The Albany Academy, graduating in 1875.[1] He married Harriet Langdon Pruyn (1868–1939) on 10 Feb 1892 in Albany,[4] daughter of Congressman John V. L. Pruyn. They had one child, William Gorham Rice, Jr. (1892–1979), who became a law professor at University of Wisconsin–Madison.[5][6] Rice became active in Democratic Party politics in New York.[7] He was appointed to the staff of Governor Samuel Tilden

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Andrew Aitken Rooney (January 14, 1919 – November 4, 2011) was an American radio and television writer who was best known for his weekly broadcast "A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney", a part of the CBS News program 60 Minutes from 1978 to 2011. His final regular appearance on 60 Minutes aired on October 2, 2011; he died a month later at the age of 92. Early life and education Andrew Aitken Rooney was born in Albany, New York, the son of Walter Scott Rooney (1888–1959) and Ellinor (Reynolds) Rooney (1886–1980).[1] He attended The Albany Academy,[2] and later attended Colgate University in Hamilton in central New York,[3] where he was initiated into the Sigma Chi fraternity, before he was drafted into the United States Army in August 1941. World War II Rooney began his career in newspapers in 1942 while in the Army where he began writing for Stars and Stripes in London.[4] He was one of six correspondents who flew on the second American bombing raid over Germany in February 1943, flying with the Eighth Air For

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Theodore Roosevelt Jr.

Theodore Roosevelt III[2] (September 13, 1887 – July 12, 1944), known as Theodore Roosevelt Jr.,[Note 1] was an American government, business, and military leader. He was the eldest son of President Theodore Roosevelt and First Lady Edith Roosevelt. Roosevelt is known for his World War II service, including the directing of troops at Utah Beach during the Normandy landings, for which he received the Medal of Honor. Roosevelt was educated at private academies and Harvard University; after his 1909 graduation from college, he began a successful career in business and investment banking. Having gained pre-World War I army experience during his attendance at a Citizens' Military Training Camp, at the start of the war he received a reserve commission as a major. He served primarily with the 1st Division, took part in several engagements including the Battle of Cantigny, and commanded the 26th Infantry Regiment as a lieutenant colonel. After the war, Roosevelt was instrumental in the forming of the American Legion

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Henry M. Sage

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Henry M. Sage

Henry Manning Sage (May 18, 1868 in Albany, New York – September 25, 1933 in Menands, Albany County, New York) was an American politician from New York. Early life Henry Manning Sage was born in Albany, New York on May 18, 1868. He was the son of Dean Sage (1841–1902) and Sarah Augusta (née Manning) Sage and the grandson of Henry W. Sage (1814–1897).[1] He attended The Albany Academy, and graduated from Yale College in 1890. His sister, Susan Linn Sage (1866–1933) married James Fenimore Cooper (1858–1938), grandson of prolific author James Fenimore Cooper (1789–1851). Susan and James were the parents of Paul Fenimore Cooper (1899–1970), an author and Henry's nephew. Career Sage Hall at Yale, completed in 1924 After graduation from Yale, he began working in the lumber business, like his father and grandfather, eventually becoming president of Sage Land and Development Company, as well as a director of several banks and insurance companies in Albany.[2] The family later donated the funds to build Sage

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Henry W. Sage

Henry Williams Sage (January 31, 1814 – September 18, 1897) was a wealthy New York State businessman, philanthropist, and early benefactor and trustee of Cornell University.[1][2] Early life Sage was born in Middletown, Connecticut on January 31, 1814. He was the son of Charles and Sally (née Williams) Sage.[3] He spent part of his early childhood in Bristol, Connecticut before moving to Ithaca, New York in 1827. Two uncles, Timothy S. Williams and Josiah B. Williams, were New York State Senators from the Ithaca area.[3] Career After briefly studying medicine at Ithaca under Dr. Austin Church, he began work for his uncles' forwarding firm, with a line of barges on the Erie Canal, which he took over by 1837. In 1847, he was elected to the New York State Assembly as a Whig.[2][4] In 1854, he purchased a tract of land at Bell Ewart on Lake Simcoe, 51 miles north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada and was soon processing timber on a large scale. From that point, the Ontario, Simcoe and Huron Union Railroad (see No

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Martin Elias Pete Seligman (born August 12, 1942) is an American psychologist, educator, and author of self-help books. Seligman is a strong promoter within the scientific community of his theories of positive psychology[1] and of well-being. His theory of learned helplessness is popular among scientific and clinical psychologists.[2] A Review of General Psychology survey, published in 2002, ranked Seligman as the 31st most cited psychologist of the 20th century.[3] Seligman is the Zellerbach Family Professor of Psychology in the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Psychology. He was previously the Director of the Clinical Training Program in the department, and earlier taught at Cornell University.[4] He is the director of the university's Positive Psychology Center.[1] Seligman was elected President of the American Psychological Association for 1998.[5] He is the founding editor-in-chief of Prevention and Treatment (the APA electronic journal) and is on the board of advisers of Parents magazine. Se

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Jeff Sharlet, linguist, U.S. Army Security Agency, 1963–1964 Jeff Sharlet (1942–1969), a Vietnam veteran, was a leader of the GI resistance movement during the Vietnam War and the founding editor of Vietnam GI. David Cortright, a major chronicler of the Vietnam GI protest movement wrote, "Vietnam GI, the most influential early paper, surfaced at the end of 1967, distributed to tens of thousands of GIs, many in Vietnam, closed down after the death of founder Jeff Sharlet in June, 1969."[1] Biography Early life Sharlet was born and raised in Glens Falls, New York, a small town in the foothills of the Adirondacks, and later in the state capital of Albany. In 1960 he graduated from The Albany Academy, a private military academy. Military training and assignment: Philippines Restless during his first year of college, Sharlet withdrew and decided to fulfill his military obligation. In return for a three-year enlistment in the United States Army Security Agency (ASA), a communications intelligence outfit, he wa

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Charles Dwight Sigsbee (January 16, 1845 – July 13, 1923) was a rear admiral in the United States Navy. In his earlier career he was a pioneering oceanographer and hydrographer. He is best remembered as the captain of USS Maine, which exploded in Havana harbor, Cuba, in 1898. The explosion set off the events that led up to the start of the Spanish–American War. Biography The Sigsbee sounding machine Sigsbee was born in Albany, New York, and educated at The Albany Academy. He was appointed acting midshipman on 16 July 1862. Sigsbee fought in numerous engagements during the Civil War, mostly against Confederate forts and batteries. Sigsbee served aboard Monongahela, Wyoming, and Shenandoah from 1863 to 1869, when he was assigned to duty at the Naval Academy. In 1871, he was assigned to the Hydrographic Office. He was first posted to the Hydrographic Office in 1873. He was assigned to the Coast Survey in 1874 and commanded the Coast Survey steamer Blake from 1875 to 1878. He returned to the Navy Hydrograph

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Horace Silliman

Horace Brinsmade Silliman (December 3, 1825 – May 4, 1910) was a retired businessman and philanthropist from Cohoes, New York and an active layman in the Presbyterian Church. He gave a $10,000 gift to start Silliman Institute, which later became Silliman University, in Dumaguete City, Philippines. Silliman was known for his philanthropy and active involvement in the civic community.[1] Early life Born on 3 December 1825,[2] Horace B. Silliman was the only one of six children to survive to adulthood. He was educated at The Albany Academy, Albany, New York, and graduated from Union College, in Schenectady, New York in 1846, as a member of Phi Beta Kappa Society. Later, Silliman received honorary degrees from Union College and Hamilton College. Hamilton College, at one time, offered him its presidency, but he declined. Career Following graduation from Union College, Silliman became a druggist, opening a shop on Remsen Street in Cohoes. His interest in business was shared by his father whose local business ve

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Franklin Sirmans

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Franklin Sirmans

Franklin Sirmans[1] (born in New York City (Queens))[2] is an American art critic, editor, writer, curator[1] and has been the director of the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)[3] since October 2015.[4] His initiatives there include ensuring that PAMM's art program reflects the community in Miami and securing donations. In his first six months at PAMM, he managed to secure the largest donation of works in the museum's short history, over a hundred pieces of art were donated by Design District developer Craig Robins.[5] Early years Sirmans was born in New York City, Queens and raised in Harlem, Albany and New Rochelle, New York.[2] He attended the Manhattan Country School (Graduating Class of 1983),[1] Albany Academy and New Rochelle High School and later received a BA degree (1991) in the history of art and English from Wesleyan University.[2] Career Early on in his career, Sirmans worked at the Dia Art Foundation in publications (1993–1996).[6] He curated annual exhibitions for Los Angeles (1999), Atlanta (2

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Charles Emory Smith

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Charles Emory Smith

Charles Emory Smith (February 18, 1842 – January 19, 1908) was an American journalist and political leader. He was born in Mansfield, Connecticut. Early life Mrs Charles Emory Smith In 1849 his family removed to Albany, New York, where he attended the public schools and The Albany Academy. He graduated from Union College in 1861, was a recruiting officer on the staff of General John F. Rathbone (1819–1901) in 1861-1862, taught in the Albany Academy in 1862-1865, and was editor of the Albany Express in 1865-1870. He joined the staff of the Albany Journal in 1870, and was editor-in-chief of this paper from 1876 to 1880. In 1879-1880 he was a regent of the University of the State of New York. From 1880 until his death he was editor and part proprietor of the Philadelphia Press. Career He was active as a Republican in state and national politics; was chairman of the Committee on Resolutions of the New York State Republican Conventions from 1874 to 1880 (excepting 1877), and was president of the convention

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Phillip Steck

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Phillip Steck

Phillip G. Steck (born July 8, 1959) is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly representing Assembly District 110, which comprises the eastern tip of Schenectady and northeastern tip of Albany County. Early life and career Steck is the son of Ernest, a high school athletic director, and Roselyn, a middle school teacher. He played varsity football and graduated the valedictorian of his class from The Albany Academy in 1977. He earned a degree in Government from Harvard University in 1981 and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1984. In college, he interned on the staff of Congressman Ben Rosenthal. For several years after college, he worked as an assistant district attorney in New York and Rensselaer Counties. He then entered private practice for the Capital District law firm of Cooper Erving & Savage where he has worked ever since. Political career Steck's political career began in 1999 when he was elected to the Albany County Legislature; he served three terms

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Peter G. Ten Eyck

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Peter G. Ten Eyck

Peter G. Ten Eyck, New York Congressman Peter Gansevoort Ten Eyck (November 7, 1873 – September 2, 1944) was an American politician who served as a U.S. Representative from New York from 1913 to 1915 and again from 1921 to 1923. He was a member of the Democratic Party. Early life Born in Bethlehem, Albany County to the Dutch American Ten Eyck family, he was educated in the common schools in Normansville, at The Albany Academy, and at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Professional career He engaged in civil and signal engineering for fifteen years and was a signal engineer of the New York Central Lines. He was chief engineer of the Federal Railway Signal Co. in 1903 and was later its vice president and general manager. Military career He served seven years in the New York National Guard as a member of the Third Signal Corps, Third Brigade. Political career Ten Eyck was elected as a Democrat to the 63rd United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1913 to March 3, 1915. He was an unsuccessf

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John Boyd Thacher II

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John Boyd Thacher II

John Boyd Thacher II (October 26, 1882 – April 25, 1957) was the Mayor of Albany, New York from 1926 to 1941. He was the nephew of Albany mayor John Boyd Thacher and grandson of another Albany mayor, George H. Thacher. Thacher was the brother of Ebby Thacher, who brought Bill Wilson into the Oxford Group, which was the model for Wilson's Alcoholics Anonymous. John Boyd Thacher II was born in Leadville, Colorado to the younger George H. Thacher (son of Mayor Thacher) and Emma Louise Bennett, who spent the early 1880s on business in Colorado. The Thachers returned to Albany while John was a toddler and George Thacher re-established ties with his father's Albany business. John Thacher attended The Albany Academy and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University in 1904. He graduated with a Doctor of Laws from Union College in 1906 and was admitted to the New York state bar association. He practiced law in Schoharie County for a year before returning to practice in Albany. He married Lulu Abel Cam

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Chauncey Vibbard

Chauncey Vibbard (November 11, 1811 – June 5, 1891) was an American railroad executive and a U.S. Representative from New York during the American Civil War. Early life Born in Galway, New York on November 11, 1811, Vibbard attended the common schools and graduated from Nott's Academy for Boys in Albany, New York (now The Albany Academy).[1][2][3] After graduation he served as clerk in a wholesale grocery store in Albany. He then moved to New York City, and in 1834 went to Montgomery, Alabama.[4] Upon returning to New York in 1836 Vibbard settled in Schenectady, and was appointed chief clerk of the Utica & Schenectady Railroad. He became a railroad freight and ticket agent in 1848.[5] In the early 1850s Vibbard was one of the businessmen who consolidated several small New York railroads into the New York Central Railroad. From 1853 to 1865 he was the New York Central's General Superintendent.[6] Election to Congress and Civil War activities Vibbard was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh C

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Frederick Townsend

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Signature of General Frederick Townsend Frederick Townsend (September 21, 1825 – September 12, 1897) was a Union officer in the American Civil War. He founded and was Colonel of the 3rd New York Infantry Regiment, and later served with the US Army's 18th and 9th Infantry regiments, where he was brevetted a brigadier general. Townsend served three terms as Adjutant General of New York from 1857–1861, and again in 1880. Early life Frederick Townsend was born in Albany, New York on 21 September 1825 to Isaiah and Hannah Townsend. He was the grandson of Solomon Townsend, a ship's captain during the American Revolution, and great grandson of Samuel Townsend a member of the New York provincial congress and of the committee appointed to prepare a form of government for the state of New York. His ancestors Henry Townsend and Henry's brother John immigrated to Massachusetts from Norfolk England in 1640 and settled at Jamaica on Long Island NY, and were founding members of Oyster Bay Long Island. Townsend had 7 bro

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Howard Townsend

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Howard Townsend

Howard Townsend (November 22, 1823 – January 16, 1867) was a physician practicing in Albany, New York. He was a professor at the Albany Medical College and a member of the staff at the Albany Hospital. Early life Doctor Howard Townsend was born in Albany on November 22, 1823. He was the son of Isaiah and Hannah (Townsend) Townsend. His father was an industrialist, having carried on the business of the Stirling Iron Works which forged the Hudson River Chain that prevented the British Royal Navy from sailing up the Hudson River during the American Revolution. Isaiah had transferred the business from the Stirling mines to Albany. Dr. Townsend was the grandson of Solomon Townsend, a ship's captain during the American Revolution, and great grandson of Samuel Townsend, a member of the New York provincial congress and of the committee appointed to prepare a form of government for the state of New York. His ancestors Henry Townsend and Henry's brother John immigrated to Massachusetts from Norfolk, England in 1640

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Robert Townsend (captain)

Captain Robert Townsend (October 21, 1819 – August 15, 1866) was a Civil War-era ship Captain in the United States Navy. He served twice, once before the war then again during the war. He saw active combat while serving aboard three ships, most notably as commander of the USS Essex from 1863–1864, an ironclad gunship on the Mississippi River. Captain Townsend died of heatstroke while commanding the USS Wachusett in China in 1866, and is buried in Albany, New York. Ancestry Robert Townsend was born on October 21, 1819 in Albany, New York to Isaiah and Hannah Townsend. His father was an executive of the Stirling Iron Works which under his great-grandfather Peter Townsend forged The Great Chain which was strung across the Hudson River at West Point and prevented the British Royal Navy from threatening that important American base and potentially controlling the river. His grandfather was Captain Solomon Townsend who was a merchant ship captain before the American Revolution. Robert Townsend was descended from

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Charles Tracey

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Charles Tracey

Charles Tracey, Congressman from New York Charles Tracey (May 27, 1847 – March 24, 1905) was a U.S. Representative from New York. Biography Born in Albany, New York, Tracey was graduated from The Albany Academy in 1866. He served in the Papal Zouaves at Rome, Italy, portions of the years 1867-1870. He was appointed aide-de-camp to Governor Tilden, of New York, January 1, 1877. He was appointed manager of the House of Refuge in Hudson, New York, by Governor Cleveland and reappointed by David B. Hill in 1886. He engaged in the distilling business. Tracey was elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Nicholas T. Kane. He was reelected to the Fifty-first, Fifty-second, and Fifty-third Congresses and served from November 8, 1887, to March 3, 1895. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress. He resumed business activities in Albany and Rochester, New York. He died at Watkins Glen, New York, on March 24, 1905. He was interr

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Egbert Ludovicus Viele

Egbert Ludovicus Viele (Vee-lee) (June 17, 1825 – April 22, 1902) was a civil engineer and United States Representative from New York from 1885–1887, as well as an officer in the Union army during the American Civil War.[1] Biography Viele was born in Waterford, New York (Saratoga County), a son of Kathlyne Schuyler (Knickerbocker) and State Senator John L. Viele. He graduated with honors from The Albany Academy and studied law briefly before entering the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. He graduated on July 1, 1847, and was commissioned as a brevet second lieutenant in the 2nd U.S. Infantry. He served in the Mexican–American War and was promoted to second lieutenant in the First United States Infantry on September 8, 1847. From 1848 to 1849 he was assigned to establish a military camp at Laredo, Texas, which was named "Camp Crawford." Viele was promoted to first lieutenant on October 26, 1850. He resigned from the service in 1853 to become a civil engineer. He received an appoi

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William Bell Wait

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William Bell Wait

William Bell Wait (1839–1916) was a teacher in the New York Institute for the Education of the Blind who invented New York Point, a system of writing for the blind that was adopted widely in the United States before the Braille system was universally adopted there. Mr. Wait also applied the New York Point principles to adapt them for use in over 20 languages, created a form of New York Point to notate music, and invented a number of devices to better type and print embossed material for the visually impaired. Education and early life Wait grew up in New York and attended the Albany Academy and later the Albany Normal College in 1859. Subsequent to graduating he obtained a teaching position at the New York Institute for the Education of the Blind, where he spent two years. He then went on to study under Tremain and Peckham in Albany. He was called to the bar in 1862. He was acting first superintendent of the City of Kingston, N.Y. school district in 1863. In October 1863 he was appointed Principal of the New

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Henry Waldron

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Henry Waldron

Henry Waldron (October 11, 1819 – September 13, 1880) was an American politician and a United States Representative from the U.S. state of Michigan. Early life Waldron was born in Albany, New York, attended Albany Academy, and graduated from Rutgers College in New Brunswick, New Jersey in 1836. He moved to Michigan in 1837 and was employed as a civil engineer in railroad work. In 1839 Waldron settled in Hillsdale, Michigan. Career Waldron became a member of the Michigan House of Representatives in 1843 and was a director of the Michigan Southern Railroad, serving from 1846 to 1848. He was active in promoting the construction of the Detroit, Hillsdale and South Western Railroad and served as its first president. He was a presidential elector on the Whig Party ticket in 1848. In 1854, he defeated incumbent Democrat David A. Noble to be elected as a Republican from Michigan's 2nd congressional district to the Thirty-fourth Congress. He was re-elected to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses, serving

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Clarence A. Walworth

Clarence Augustus Walworth (May 30, 1820 – September 19, 1900) was an American attorney, writer, ordained Roman Catholic priest, and missionary. Walworth was a well regarded writer who published numerous works related to the Roman Catholic Church.[1][2] Life Clarence A. Walworth, the fourth child and oldest son Reuben Hyde Walworth and Maria Ketchum (Averill) Walworth, was born on May 30, 1820 at Plattsburgh, Clinton County, New York.[2] He was educated at The Albany Academy, and graduated from Union College in 1838. Then he studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced in Canandaigua. After a few years he abandoned the law, and instead studied theology at the General Theological Seminary in New York City. Before he completed his studies there, he decided to become a Catholic priest, entered the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, and continued his studies in Belgium. From 1866 to 1892 he was pastor of St. Mary's Church in Albany. Walworth’s 1888 Andiatorocté; or, The Eve of Lady Day on Lake Ge

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Steve Wulf

Steven Ira "Steve" Wulf (born December 4, 1950) is an American magazine journalist, editor, and book writer. A former executive editor at ESPN The Magazine, Wulf continues to write for ESPN The Magazine as well as ESPN.com. Before joining ESPN, Wulf worked for numerous publications, including The Evening Sun in Norwich, NY, Sports Illustrated, Entertainment Weekly, The Economist, and Time. While working at SI as an associate writer, he met his wife, Jane Bachman Wulf, who was the magazine's chief of reporters.[1] Early life and education Wulf was born in New York City, New York, and raised in Troy, New York. He attended high school at The Albany Academy, in Albany, New York; and graduated from Hamilton College, in Clinton, NY, with a degree in English.[1] After graduating from Hamilton, Wulf climbed into his '69 Chevy Malibu and visited every newspaper in the Northeast until he found a job.[2] Career Wulf found his first job at The Evening Sun, a local newspaper in Norwich, NY. As Wulf once recalled in a

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Edwin Corning Jr.

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Edwin Corning Jr.

Edwin Corning Jr. (September 26, 1919 - January 31, 1964) was an American businessman, United States Navy officer and Democratic politician from Albany, New York. A member of the prominent Corning family, he was most notable for his service as a member of the New York State Assembly from 1955 to 1959. Biography Corning in the 1939 Yale University yearbook Edwin Corning Jr. was born in Albany, New York on September 26, 1919,[1] the son of Edwin Corning and Louise (Maxwell) Corning.[2] He was educated at The Albany Academy and the Groton School and was a 1942 graduate of Yale College.[1][2] Corning joined the United States Navy for World War II.[2] He enlisted in 1942, and received a commission as an ensign.[2] Corning participated in combat in the Pacific theater, and attained the rank of lieutenant before receiving his discharge in 1946.[2] In January 1946, Corning's name appeared among a list of Navy officers who were passengers aboard USS LST 589 when it sailed from Qingdao to Shanghai.[3] Corning

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Parker Thomson

Parker Thomson (1932–2017) was an American lawyer and philanthropist. Early life and education Thomson was born in Troy, New York to Russell Sage College's history professor. During his childhood, he attended Troy Savings Bank Music Hall,[1] and later The Albany Academy before coming to Princeton University where he majored in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and wrote his dissertation on the "U.S. Foreign Policy and the Schuman Plan".[2] Career Lawyer career Initially trained in Harvard Law School, Thomson joined Hogan Lovells. From 1968 to 1983 he worked closely with Dan Paul, fellow Harvard graduate, to form Paul & Thomson law firm. During his time as a lawyer, Thomson represented periodicals such as Miami Herald in Miami Herald Publishing Co. v. Tornillo case in 1974[3] and The New York Times as well as corporations such as AT&T and Bank of America.[2] He also did many pro bono cases for various organizations, including League of Women Voters, the Audubon Society

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