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The Albany Academy

The Albany Academy is an independent college preparatory day school for boys in Albany, New York, USA, enrolling students from Preschool (age 3) to Grade 12. It was established in 1813 by a charter signed by Mayor Philip Schuyler Van Rensselaer and the city council of Albany. In July 2007, the once separate Albany Academy and Albany Academy for Girls merged into The Albany Academies. Both schools retain much of their pre-merger tradition and character and each continues to give diplomas under its own name. Tuition ranges from $13,500 for Preschool, up to $23,100 for grade 12. History The Albany Academy is the oldest boys day school in the New York Capital Region, chartered in March 1813 to educate the sons of Albany's political elite and rapidly growing merchant class. In the Census three years prior, Albany was the tenth-largest city in the United States, and would remain so through the 1850s due to the prominence of the Erie Canal. Old Academy Building, now the Joseph Henry Memorial Classes began wit

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Gordon Ackerman

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Gordon Ackerman

Gordon Ackerman is an American journalist, writer, author and photographer. He was born in Albany, N.Y., the son of E Ackerman, a feed and grain executive, and H Ackerman, a classical pianist. Life He was educated at the Albany Academy, the Fessenden School, Boston University and the University of Paris. Career Ackerman began his career with the Albany, N.Y. Times-Union, but has lived and worked for most of his life in Europe, where he has reported and written for major American print and broadcast media, notably Time, Life, Sports Illustrated, and Newsweek magazines, CBS News, ABC News and UPI.[1] He was Chief Paris Correspondent for the Westinghouse Broadcasting Corporation before joining the Paris Bureau of Time-Life as a correspondent and writer, in 1959. He reported throughout Europe and Africa for all of the Time Inc. publications, as well as for Paris-Match, a leading weekly French magazine. He was, briefly, an editor at People magazine in New York. Ackerman reported major news events in Europe and

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William Barnes Jr.

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William Barnes Jr.

William Barnes Jr. (November 17, 1866 – June 25, 1930) was an American journalist and politician. The longtime owner and publisher of the Albany Evening Journal, Barnes was most notable as a major behind the scenes player in state and U.S. politics as a leader of New York's Republican Party. Barnes was born in Albany, New York, and graduated from The Albany Academy in 1884 and Harvard University in 1888. He worked briefly as a newspaper reporter for the Albany Evening Journal before purchasing the Albany Morning Express, of which he was publisher and editor. In 1889 he purchased the Evening Journal, of which he was also editor and publisher. Barnes became active in New York politics as a leader of the Republican Party. In 1891, he became head of the party in both the city and in Albany County, and in 1894 Republican Oren E. Owen won the mayor's office. This victory brought about Republican dominance in Albany, and Barnes went on to serve as a member of the New York Republican State Committee from 1892 to 191

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William Rose Benét

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William Rose Benét

William Rose Benét (February 2, 1886 – May 4, 1950) was an American poet, writer, and editor. He was the older brother of Stephen Vincent Benét. Early life and education He was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Col. James Walker Benét and his wife, Frances Neill (née Rose), and grandson of Brigadier General Stephen Vincent Benét. He was educated The Albany Academy in Albany, NY and at Sheffield Scientific School of Yale University, graduating with a Ph.B. in 1907. At Yale, he edited[1] and contributed light verse to campus humor magazine The Yale Record.[2] He began the Saturday Review of Literature in 1924 and continued to edit and write for it until his death. Career In 1942, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his book of autobiographical verse, The Dust Which Is God (1941). His brother Stephen Vincent Benét was awarded the same prize two years later in 1944. Benét is also the author of The Reader's Encyclopedia, a standard American guide to world literature. Today he is perhaps bes

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John Bogart

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John Bogart

John Bogart (February 8, 1836 Albany, New York – April 25, 1920 Manhattan, New York City) was an American civil engineer and politician from New York. He was New York State Engineer and Surveyor from 1888 to 1891. Biography Bogart was the son of John Henry Bogart, a merchant of Albany and New York City and great-grandson of Henry Bogart. He was educated at The Albany Academy and graduated M.A. from Rutgers College in 1853. He spent a summer with the engineer corps of the New York Central Railroad and decided to become an engineer. He began engineering work on the enlargement of the Erie Canal as Second Assistant Engineer from 1856 to 1858. He was Assistant Engineer on the construction of Central Park in New York City. From December 1861 to July 1866, he was in engineering service with the Union Army. During this time he was stationed at Fortress Monroe and was in charge of the fort at the Rip Raps, Virginia. In 1866, he was appointed Engineer in charge of construction, and in 1870 Chief Engineer of the P

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Benjamin Boss

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Benjamin Boss

Benjamin Boss (January 9, 1880 – October 17, 1970) was an American astronomer. He served as the director of both the Dudley Observatory in Schenectady, New York and the Department of Meridian Astrometry of the Carnegie Institution of Washington. Biography Boss was born in Albany, New York to astronomer Lewis Boss and Helen M. (Hutchinson) Boss.[1] After attending The Albany Academy, he graduated from Harvard University in 1901 and worked at Dudley Observatory until 1905.[2] Following a year at the U. S. Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C., he became director of the U.S. Naval Observatory at Samoa and helped organized the expedition to Flint Island to observe the 1908 solar eclipse.[3] He served as director from 1906-1908.[4] He joined the Department of Meridian Astrometry of the Carnegie Institution of Washington in 1908, working as a secretary until 1912 when he became acting director. In 1915, he became director of the department. He also served as director of Dudley Observatory from 1912-1956.[5] His

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John Seiler Brubacher

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John Seiler Brubacher

John Seiler Brubacher (1898–1988) was a professor at Yale University and author of many books on the subject of educational philosophy. He attended public high school in Schenectady, New York and graduated from The Albany Academy after his family moved to Albany. He graduated from at Yale University with a B.A. degree, Harvard Law School with a J.D. degree, and Columbia University Teachers College with a M.A. degree. In August 1924 he married and returned to Teachers College to work on his Ph.D. In 1928 he joined the faculty at Yale.

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T. Garry Buckley

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T. Garry Buckley

Thomas Garry Buckley (September 13, 1922 – May 23, 2012) was the 73rd Lieutenant Governor of Vermont. Early life and education T. Garry Buckley was born in Albany, New York on September 13, 1922, the son of Christopher and Margaret Garry Buckley. His father owned several movie theaters in the Albany area, and moved to Bennington in 1937, where he owned and operated the General Stark Theater. Buckley was educated at The Albany Academy, Bennington's high school, the Cranwell Preparatory School and Brown University. He left college to enlist for military service.[1] Military service Buckley served in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II, piloting troop carriers and gliders, and serving as an instructor pilot.[2] Business career After the war Buckley resided in Bennington and Dorset and was a real estate broker and insurance agent.[3] Political career A Republican, Buckley was elected to various local offices, including member of the Bennington County Planning Commission, Old Bennington v

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Raymond Castellani

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Raymond Castellani

Raymond Jay Castellani (born February 13, 1933 in Albany, New York) is a former character actor, Skid Row alcoholic, and from humble beginnings in 1987, the founder of the Frontline Foundation, which serves meals to the homeless on the Los Angeles' Skid Row.[1] In 1995, Castellani received the Presidential Citizens Medal from President Bill Clinton at a White House ceremony. During the early 1990s, President George H. W. Bush included Castellani among his "thousand points of light." Castellani attended The Albany Academy, class of 1952. Upon graduation, he spent a semester at Springfield College. During this time he received a draft notice, and then served as a Marine during the Korean War. During the 1950s and 1960s, Castellani acted in numerous plays, television shows, and films, including Bonanza, Lawman, and Dragnet. Often he played villains. As Castellani's alcoholism increased, his career suffered and his acting skills eroded. Despite this, he appeared in television shows such as Emergency!, Simon an

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John W. Causey

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John W. Causey

John William Causey (September 19, 1841 – October 1, 1908) was an American lawyer and farmer from Milford, in Kent County, Delaware. He was a member of the Democratic Party, who served as United States Representative from Delaware. Early life and family Causey was born in Milford, Delaware, attended a private school, The Albany Academy in Albany, New York, and was graduated from the Pennsylvania Agricultural College. Professional and political career Throughout his life Causey engaged in agricultural pursuits, especially resuming them after political pursuits. He was also president of an insurance company. He was elected a member of the State Senate for 1875–1877 and was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1884. President Cleveland appointed him an internal-revenue collector for Delaware in 1885 and served until 1887. He was elected as a Democrat to the 52nd and 53rd Congress from March 4, 1891, until March 4, 1895, but was not a candidate for renomination in 1894. Death and legacy Cause

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Norton Chase

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Norton Chase

Norton Chase (September 3, 1861 Albany, New York – 1922) was an American lawyer and politician from New York. Life He was the son of Nelson H. Chase. He graduated from The Albany Academy in 1878, and then attended Yale College. He graduated from Albany Law School in 1882, and practiced law in Albany. He was Assistant Corporation Counsel of the City of Albany for two years; and a member of the New York State Assembly (Albany Co., 3rd D.) in 1886. On June 22, 1887, he married Mabel Louise James. He was a member of the New York State Senate (17th D.) in 1890 and 1891. At the New York state election, 1895, he ran on the Democratic ticket for New York Attorney General, but was defeated by the incumbent Republican Theodore E. Hancock. Chase was buried at the Albany Rural Cemetery in Menands. Sources The New York Red Book compiled by Edgar L. Murlin (published by James B. Lyon, Albany NY, 1897; pg. 403 and 504) Biographical sketches of the members of the Legislature in The Evening Journal Almanac (1891)

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E. Harold Cluett

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E. Harold Cluett

Ernest Harold Cluett (July 13, 1874 – February 4, 1954) was a United States Representative from New York. Biography Born in Troy, he attended the public schools and was graduated from The Albany Academy in Albany, New York, in 1892 and from Williams College, where he was a member of St. Anthony Hall, in 1896; he also studied at Oxford University in England. He was treasurer of Cluett, Peabody & Co. from 1900 to 1916, vice president from 1916 to 1929, and chairman of the board of directors from 1929 to 1937. He was head of the employment division of the Watervliet Government Arsenal in 1918 and served on a special mission to France for the Y.M.C.A. in 1918. He was a member of the National War Work Council, and was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1934. Cluett was elected as a Republican to the 75th, 76th and 77th United States Congresses, holding office from January 3, 1937, to January 3, 1943. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1942 and retired from public

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Andrew J. Colvin

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Andrew J. Colvin

Andrew James Colvin (April 30, 1808 in Coeymans, Albany County, New York – July 8, 1889 in Albany, New York) was an American lawyer and politician from New York. Life He was the son of James Colvin (1776–1846) and Catherine Huyck (Verplanck) Colvin (1778–1882). He attended The Albany Academy. Then he studied law in the office of Van Buren & Butler, was admitted to the bar, and practiced in Albany. He married Rosina M. Alling (1810–1843), and they had two children. He was Corporation Counsel of Albany in 1842. On September 2, 1845, he married Margaret Crane Alling (1812–1900), a sister of his first wife, and their son was Verplanck Colvin (1847–1920), the ideator of the New York Forest Preserve. Andrew J. Colvin was District Attorney of Albany County from 1846 to 1847, and from 1851 to 1853; and a member of the New York State Senate (13th D.) in 1860 and 1861. He was buried at the Grove Cemetery in Coeymans. Assemblyman John Colvin (1752–1814) was his grandfather. Sources The New York Civil List

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Verplanck Colvin

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Verplanck Colvin

Verplanck Colvin (1847–1920) was a lawyer, author, illustrator and topographical engineer whose understanding and appreciation for the environment of the Adirondack Mountains led to the creation of New York's Forest Preserve and the Adirondack Park. Biography He was born on January 4, 1847, in Albany, New York to Andrew James Colvin, a wealthy lawyer, and his second wife, Margaret Crane Alling; his first name was his grandmother's maiden name.[1] He was tutored for several years before entering The Albany Academy; then, during the Civil War the family moved to Nassau; there he attended Nassau Academy, where he excelled in the sciences, and graduated in 1864.[1] Although he preferred attending West Point Military Academy, he joined his father's law office in Albany and was later admitted to the bar. Working in real estate law gave him his first experience in surveying. "Measurement of Whiteface Mountain with Spirit-Level and graduated Rod", drawn by Verplanck Colvin, published in the Seventh Report of the

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Frederick A. Conkling

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Frederick A. Conkling

Frederick Augustus Conkling (August 22, 1816 – September 18, 1891) was a United States Representative from New York during the American Civil War. He was also a postbellum banker, insurance company executive, and writer.[1] Early life Frederick Conkling was born in Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York. He was one of five children born to U.S. Congressman Alfred Conkling (1789–1874) and Eliza Cockburn.[2] He was the elder brother of U.S. Representative and Senator Roscoe Conkling (1829–1888).[3][4][5][6] He pursued classical studies and attended The Albany Academy.[1] Career He engaged in mercantile pursuits in New York City and became a member of the dry goods house of Conkling & Churchill.[7] He was elected as a Republican to the New York State Assembly, serving in 1854, 1859, and 1860.[1] Conkling was elected as a Republican over Democrat John Winthrop Chanler, in the same election cycle that elevated Abraham Lincoln as a Republican to the presidency, to the Thirty-seventh Congress, holding o

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Edwin Corning

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Edwin Corning

Edwin Corning (September 30, 1883 – August 7, 1934) was an American businessman and politician from New York. He was Lieutenant Governor of New York from 1927 to 1928. Early life Corning was born on September 30, 1883 in Albany, New York. He was a son of Erastus Corning (1827–1897) and Mary (née Parker) Corning (1845–1899).[1] His brother, Parker Corning served as a member of the United States House of Representatives.[2] Both of his grandfathers, Erastus Corning and Amasa J. Parker, served in Congress, and Parker was also a justice of the New York Supreme Court and founder of Albany Law School.[3] He was educated at The Albany Academy and the Groton School,[4] and graduated from Yale University in 1906.[5] Career After graduating from Yale, Corning served as an executive at the Ludlum Steel Company in Watervliet, New York, and became its President in 1910.[6] He was also an officer of the Albany Felt Company, and served on the board of directors of several Albany banks. Corning was also a gentleman far

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Erastus Corning 2nd

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Erastus Corning 2nd

Erastus Corning 2nd (October 7, 1909 – May 28, 1983) was an American politician. A Democrat, Corning served as mayor of Albany, New York from 1942 to 1983, when Albany County was controlled by one of the last classic urban political machines in the United States. Corning hailed from a prominent Albany family. His great-grandfather, Erastus Corning, was an industrialist who founded the New York Central Railroad and served in Congress and as Albany's mayor from 1834 to 1837. Another great-grandfather, Amasa J. Parker, was a member of Congress and prominent judge. Corning's father, Edwin Corning, was Lieutenant Governor of New York from 1927 to 1928. His uncle, Parker Corning, served as a member of the United States House of Representatives. His brother, Edwin Corning Jr. served as a member of the New York State Assembly. Corning was educated at The Albany Academy, Groton School, and Yale University (class of 1932). The Corning family was involved in several Albany-area businesses, and Corning started an insura

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Parker Corning

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Parker Corning

Parker Corning (January 22, 1874 – May 24, 1943) was an American businessman and politician from Albany, New York. He is most notable for his service as a United States Representative from New York from 1923 to 1937. A member of the Albany area's prominent Corning family, Parker Corning was born in Albany and graduated from Yale College in 1895. He became identified with several business ventures that made him wealthy, most notably Albany Felt Company. Active in politics in the Democratic organization run by Daniel P. O'Connell and Corning's brother Edwin Corning, in 1922 Parker Corning was a successful candidate for Congress. Known initially for his efforts to obtain federal funding for the Port of Albany–Rensselaer and other New York projects, during the latter portion of his Congressional tenure he became known as one of the few Democrats opposed to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal. Corning did not run for reelection in 1936 and returned to his business interests. Corning died in Albany o

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Chris Cuomo

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Chris Cuomo

Christopher Charles Cuomo ( KWOH-moh; born August 9, 1970)[1][2] is an American television journalist, best known as the presenter of Cuomo Prime Time, a weeknight news analysis show on CNN.[3][4] Cuomo is the brother of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and son of the late New York Governor Mario Cuomo. Cuomo has previously been the ABC News chief law and justice correspondent and the co-anchor for ABC's 20/20,[3][4][5] and before his current show, he was one of two co-anchors of the weekday edition of New Day, a three-hour morning news show, until May 2018.[6] Early life and education Cuomo was born in the New York City borough of Queens. He is the youngest child of Mario Cuomo, the former Governor of New York, and Matilda Cuomo (née Raffa), and the brother of Andrew Cuomo, the current Governor of New York.[4] His parents were both of Italian descent; his paternal grandparents were from Nocera Inferiore and Tramonti in southern Italy, while his maternal grandparents were from Sicily (his grandfather from Me

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Alphonsus J. Donlon

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Alphonsus J. Donlon

Alphonsus J. Donlon (October 30, 1867 – September 3, 1923) was an American Catholic priest and member of the Society of Jesus who spent his career in priestly ministry and academia, including as president of Georgetown University from 1912 to 1918. Born in Albany, New York, he garnered a reputation as a good student and an exceptional collegiate athlete. As a professor, he went on to lead Georgetown University's sports program, which enjoyed great success. As a result, he became known as the "father of Georgetown athletics." He served as a professor of various sciences at Georgetown University and at Woodstock College, and as president of the former, he oversaw the removal of Georgetown Preparatory School from the university to a separate campus, and proposed the creation of the School of Foreign Service. For a significant portion of his career, he also served as a chaplain to Georgetown Visitation Convent. In his later years, he engaged in pastoral work at St. Francis Xavier Church in New York City and taugh

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Jacob Downing

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Jacob Downing

Jacob Downing Jacob Downing (April 1830 – 1907) was a major in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was present at the infamous Sand Creek Massacre as a subordinate of Colonel John Chivington. After the war ended, he played a part in the development of Colorado and in particular the city of Denver. Early life Jacob Downing was born in Albany, New York in April 1830, the youngest of 11 children of Jacob Downing, Sr. (1785-1858) and Jane (née Winne) Downing.[1] Downing, Sr. was, according to one source the owner of several farms and a successful entrepreneur.[1] The family were Hicksite Quakers, Downing, Sr. being a cousin of Elias Hicks.[1] The younger Downing was schooled at The Albany Academy.[2] At 14, he went to work as a clerk at the Albany City Bank. In 1850, he was badly injured aboard the steamer Alabama when the boiler burst.[1] He studied law in Chicago and was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1858.[1] Downing moved to Denver, Colorado, in 1859,[3] during the Colorado Gold Rush, or in

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Andrew S. Draper

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Andrew S. Draper

Andrew Sloan Draper (June 21, 1848 – April 27, 1913) was an American educator, author, and jurist.[1][2] Biography He was born in Westford, New York, on June 21, 1848, and is a descendant of early Massachusetts settler James Draper. He graduated from The Albany Academy and Albany Law School. He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Albany Co., 2nd D.) in 1881; and a judge of the United States court of Alabama claims before devoting himself to educational work. He then served as a member of the Albany School-board, New York State Superintendent of Public Instruction from 1886 to 1892, and superintendent of schools at Cleveland, Ohio, before becoming the President and Regent of the University of Illinois in 1894.[2] In 1902 his right leg was amputated.[3] He resigned from his presidency in 1904 to become Commissioner of Education of the State of New York.[2][4] He died on April 27, 1913, in Albany, New York, of Bright's disease and heart trouble.[1] His widow died in 1928.[5] Selected works The

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Angus Dun

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Angus Dun

Angus Dun (May 4, 1892, New York – August 12, 1971, Washington) was a noted United States clergyman and author, who served as the 4th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington in Washington, DC. Life and work Early life Angus Dun, son of Henry W. and Sarah R. (Hazard) Dun, was born in New York City. His father was associated with a cousin, Robert G. Dun, in the credit-rating firm of R. G. Dun & Co. (later merged to become Dun & Bradstreet). He was born with deformed hands and feet, and spent most of his childhood shuttling from hospital to hospital. At the age of 11, he was paralyzed by polio. Complications led to the amputation of one of his legs. Despite his handicaps, he prepared for college at The Albany Academy in Albany, New York. He graduated from Yale University in 1914 with a BA degree. At Yale, he was a member of Elihu (secret society) and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Religion had been a casual interest for him until when at Yale he came under the influence of Dr. Henry B. Wright,

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William Durden

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William Durden

William G. Durden is the former president of Dickinson College. He was a Fulbright scholar and a recipient of the Klingenstein Fellowship from Teacher's College, Columbia University. Education Durden completed high school at The Albany Academy in Albany, New York. He was one of the first generation in his family to attend college,[1] receiving a B.A. degree from Dickinson (class of 1971) and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in German Languages and Literature from Johns Hopkins University. While a student at Dickinson, he was a member of the Theta Chi fraternity. Career Durden was the executive director of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth for 16 years and a member of the university's German Department. For 11 of his years at Hopkins, he was a senior education consultant for the U.S. Department of State and chair of its Advisory Committee on Exceptional Children and Youth. Dr. Durden has also served as President of the Sylvan Academy of Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc. and as Vice-President for Aca

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John B. Frisbie

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John B. Frisbie

General John B. Frisbie (May 20, 1823 – May 11, 1909),[1] served in the California legislature and during the Mexican–American War he served in the US Army.[2] He was a founder of the cities of Vallejo, California, and Benicia, California. Frisbe was born on May 20, 1823, in Albany, New York, and was educated at The Albany Academy. He practiced law in Buffalo, and upon the outbreak of the Mexican–American War traveled to California as a captain. After the war, he remained in California, and was a merchant in Sonoma County, California. He ran for Lieutenant Governor of California in 1849, but was defeated by John McDougal. He married Fannie Vallejo (the daughter of Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo) in 1850. He founded Vallejo, California, and named it after Mariano Vallejo. Frisbe became the vice president of California Pacific Railroad in 1869.[3] The steamship General Frisbie, built 1900, was named for Frisbie.[4] References Pan American Magazine. 1909. Vassar, Alexander C. (2011). Legislators of Californ

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Joseph R. Grismer

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Joseph R. Grismer

Joseph Rhode Grismer (November 4, 1849 – 1922) was an American stage actor, playwright, and theatrical director and producer. He was probably best remembered for his play The New South and for his revision of the Charlotte Blair Parker play Way Down East. Early life Joseph Rhode Grismer was born in Albany, New York, on November 4, 1849, the middle of three girls and two boys raised by Irish immigrants, Christopher and Bridget Grismer.[1] According to later records his birth parents may have been Valentine Grismer and Adelaide Huda.[2] In his youth Grismer attended the Albany Boys Academy and upon graduation served with the 192nd New York Volunteer Regiment during the waning months of the American Civil War. After the war’s end Grismer returned to Albany where at some point he found his calling as a member of the Histrionic Amateur Dramatic Club.[3] Life and career Grismer made his professional stage debut in Albany around 1870 and by 1873 was playing principal roles at the Grand Opera House in Cincinnati.

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Craig Hatkoff

Craig M. Hatkoff (born March 19, 1954) is an American real estate investor and philanthropist from New York City. Along with his wife Jane Rosenthal, and Robert De Niro, he co-founded the Tribeca Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Institute in 2002.[1] The three were recipients of the inaugural September 11 National Museum and Memorial Foundation "Notes of Hope Award" for Distinction in Rebuilding in September 2008.[2][3] Early life and education Hatkoff was born to a Jewish family[4][5] in upstate New York, the son of Doris (née Wildove) and Leon Hatkoff.[6] He is a 1972 graduate of The Albany Academy, and graduated from Colgate University. He received an MBA from Columbia University.[7] He has two sisters[6] His sister Susan is married to investor Alan Patricof.[8] Career Hatkoff has authored multiple best-selling children's books with his young daughters including the #1 New York Times best-selling Owen & Mzee: The True Story Of A Remarkable Friendship which describes the friendship between a tort

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Francis Hendricks

Francis Hendricks (1900) Francis Hendricks (November 23, 1834 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York – June 9, 1920 in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York) was an American merchant, banker and politician from New York. Life He attended the common schools and The Albany Academy. Then he engaged in the sale of photographic supplies in Syracuse from 1860 to 1916.[1] He served as a member of the Board of Fire Commissioners of Syracuse from 1877 to 1878; and was Mayor of Syracuse from 1880 to 1881. He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Onondaga Co., 2nd D.) in 1884 and 1885. He was a member of the New York State Senate (25th D.) from 1886 to 1891, sitting in the 109th, 110th, 111th, 112th, 113th and 114th New York State Legislatures. From September 28, 1891, to July 1893, Hendricks held the office of Collector of the Port of New York. He was also President of the State Bank of Syracuse. Governor Theodore Roosevelt appointed him as Superintendent of Insurance in February 1900, a post he held until May

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Joseph Henry

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Joseph Henry

Joseph Henry (December 17, 1797 – May 13, 1878) was an American scientist who served as the first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. He was the secretary for the National Institute for the Promotion of Science, a precursor of the Smithsonian Institution.[1] He was highly regarded during his lifetime. While building electromagnets, Henry discovered the electromagnetic phenomenon of self-inductance. He also discovered mutual inductance independently of Michael Faraday, though Faraday was the first to make the discovery and publish his results.[2][3][4] Henry developed the electromagnet into a practical device. He invented a precursor to the electric doorbell (specifically a bell that could be rung at a distance via an electric wire, 1831)[5] and electric relay (1835).[6] The SI unit of inductance, the Henry, is named in his honor. Henry's work on the electromagnetic relay was the basis of the practical electrical telegraph, invented by Samuel F. B. Morse and Sir Charles Wheatstone, separately. Biography

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Thomas H. Herring

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Thomas H. Herring

Thomas Hughes Herring (August 7, 1812 – July 1, 1874) was an American politician who served in the New Jersey State Senate from 1857 to 1859.[1] He served as President of the Senate in 1859. Born in Albany, New York to Thomas and Lucy (Olds) Herring, he graduated from the Albany Academy.[2] Herring went to work as a clerk at Conkling & Herring, the firm of his brother and brother-in-law. At age 21, he was made a partner in the firm.[3] In 1841, Herring retired from the business, but remained active in investing. He became the largest stockholder in the Northern Railroad of New Jersey, serving as its president from 1859 to 1869.[2] Herring was a resident of Ridgefield, New Jersey.[4] References Manual of the Legislature of New Jersey ... 1 January 1921. p. 187 – via Google Books. History of Bergen and Passaic Counties, New Jersey: With Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men. Everts & Peck. 1 January 1882. pp. 253–254 – via Internet Archive. Thomas Herring NJ senate.

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