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John Farrow

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John Farrow

John Villiers Farrow, KGCHS (10 February 1904 – 27 January 1963)[1] was an Australian-born American film director, producer and screenwriter. In 1957, he won the Academy Award for Best Writing/Best Screenplay for Around the World in Eighty Days and in 1942, he was nominated as Best Director for Wake Island. He had seven children by his wife, actress Maureen O'Sullivan, including actress Mia Farrow. Early life Farrow was born in Sydney, Australia, the son of Lucy Villiers (née Savage; 1881-1907), a dressmaker, and Joseph Farrow (1880-1925), a tailor's trimmer. His mother died when he was three years old. His parents were both of English descent.[2] Farrow was educated at Newtown Public School and Fort Street Boys' High School and then started a career in accountancy. He claimed to have run away to sea in an American barquentine, sailed "all over the Pacific", and fought in revolts in Nicaragua and Mexico. Reaching California, he enrolled at St. Ignatius College (later known as the University of San Francisc

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Pierre Garbay

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Pierre Garbay

Pierre Garbay (4 October 1903 – 17 July 1980) was a French Army General.[1] Biography Of modest origins, after completing high school, Garbay was admitted to Saint-Cyr military academy and graduated as a sub-lieutenant in 1924. He then followed a distinguished military career which led from Morocco to China. He refused to accept the Armistice in 1940 and played an active role in August 1940 in rallying Chad to France libre. Involved in the Free French Forces, he commanded the Free French 4th and 2nd Brigades. In April 1945, on the orders of General Charles de Gaulle, General Garbay took the 1st Free French Division to the Alpes-Maritimes, where, after 3 days of fierce fighting, they cleared the fortified massif of the Authion, the key to the enemy's defensive system in the Southern Alps. After the end of the war, Garbay's military career continued in Madagascar, Indochina, Tunisia and Senegal, and he achieved the rank of lieutenant general. In 1955 he became Assistant Chief of Staff of the French Army and

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James D. Hart

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James D. Hart

James David Hart, CBE[1] (April 18, 1911 – 23 July 1990) was an American literary scholar and professor at University of California, Berkeley for fifty-four years. He is most notable for writing The Oxford Companion to American Literature and A Companion to California. Biography Hart was born in San Francisco, California. He received a bachelor's degree from Stanford University, followed by a Ph.D. from Harvard University. While studying for his doctorate at Harvard University, Hart conceived and began work on an American literature companion book. It is reported that in 1934, after looking for such a book among second-hand bookstores on what was Fourth Avenue below 14th Street in Manhattan, New York to no avail, Hart entered the offices of Oxford University Press on Fifth Avenue upon passing. Inside, on a whim, he told the receptionist that he had an idea for a book, which prompted editor Margaret Nicholson to come out to meet him. He questioned her about the existence of such a book, to which she replied

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Henry Balding Lewis

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Henry Balding Lewis

Major General Henry Balding Lewis, CBE, (May 8, 1889 – May 21, 1966) was a United States Army officer who served in the Border War, Tientsin China, World War I and World War II. He served as Adjutant General, United States Military Academy at West Point, Adjutant General 1st Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. In World War II he was Adjutant General and Deputy Chief of Staff to General Omar Bradley for the 12th Army Group and later served with General Bradley in the Veterans Administration. Biography Henry Balding Lewis was born May 8, 1889, at Fort Wood located on Liberty Island, the site of the newly installed Statue of Liberty. He was the first child born at the hospital there, the son of Major General Edward Mann Lewis and Harriet Russell Balding. He entered the United States Military Academy in September 1909 and graduated in July 1913. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant of Infantry and served in World War I, and World War II rising to Deputy Chief of Staff and Adjutant General o

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Madhur Jaffrey

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Madhur Jaffrey

Madhur Jaffrey CBE (née Bahadur; born 13 August 1933) is an Indian-born actress, food and travel writer, and television personality.[1][2] She is recognized for bringing Indian cuisine to the western hemisphere with her debut cookbook, An Invitation to Indian Cooking (1973), which was inducted into the James Beard Foundation’s Cookbook Hall of Fame in 2006.[3][4][5] She has written over a dozen cookbooks and appeared on several related television programmes, the most notable of which was Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Cookery, which premiered in the UK in 1982.[6] She is the food consultant at Dawat, considered by many food critics to be among the best Indian restaurants in New York City.[7][8][9] She played an instrumental part in bringing together filmmakers James Ivory and Ismail Merchant[10][11] and acted in several of their films such as Shakespeare Wallah (1965), for which she won the Silver Bear for Best Actress award at the 15th Berlin International Film Festival.[12] She has appeared in dramas on radio, st

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Emil C. Kiel

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Emil C. Kiel

Emil Charles Kiel (September 25, 1895 – December 1, 1971) was a Brigadier General in the United States Air Force. Biography Kiel was born Emil Charles Kiel in Wisconsin in 1895.[1] He would attend The Stout Institute. Kiel died on December 1, 1971. Career Kiel jointed the United States Army Reserve in 1917. He would become an aviator and be assigned as an instructor with the 91st Aero Squadron. During World War II he served in the Office of the Chief of the United States Army Air Corps before becoming Chief of Staff of the Fourth Air Force and the Eighth Air Force. Following the war he was given command of Scott Air Force Base, Sheppard Air Force Base, and Caribbean Air Command. Awards he received include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Air Medal, and the Croix de guerre of France. Kiel was also an Honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire. References https://archive.is/20120716103000/http://www.af.mil/information/bios/bio.asp?bioID=6055

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Eddie Jordan

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Eddie Jordan

Edmund Patrick Jordan, OBE (born 30 March 1948), also known as EJ, is an Irish former motorsport team boss, businessman and television personality. Born in Dublin, Jordan worked first at the Bank of Ireland. He won the Irish Kart Championship in 1971 and moved to Formula Ford in 1974. He was the founder and owner of Jordan Grand Prix, a Formula One constructor which operated from 1991 to 2005. He was the chief analyst for Formula One coverage on the BBC from 2009 to 2015 before joining Channel 4 after BBC pulled out in 2016.[1] In February 2016, it was announced that Jordan would join Top Gear as a presenter.[2] Early life Jordan was born Edmund Patrick Jordan at the Wentworth Nursing Home in Dublin on 30 March 1948, the son of Eileen and Paddy Jordan. He has one older sibling, Helen. His father was the twin brother of a senior nun, Mother Rectoress of the Irish Sisters of Charity[3] and worked as an accountant for the electricity board. At ten months old, Jordan developed a form of pink disease and his fam

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Walter Koschatzky

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Walter Koschatzky

Walter Koschatzky (b. 17 August 1921 in Graz, Styria, d. 9 May 2003 in Vienna) was an Austrian art historian, curator and art history author. Personal life Koschatzky attended the Realgymnasiums Bundeserziehungsanstalt Liebenau, in Graz, until 1936 when he moved to the Military Middle School, also in Liebenau. Between 1940 and 1945 he served in the German armed forces. In 1945 he commenced studies in art history, archeology, history and philosophy at the University of Graz and graduated in 1952. He had financed his studies with a jazz ensemble, working for the British military broadcasters (britischen Besatzungsmacht betriebene Sendergruppe Alpenland) and the Styrian Provincial Theatre. Koschatzky married Trude Caroline Bauer in March 1948; she died in July 1994. On 15 July 1996, he married Gabriela Elias, an Austrian author, museum curator and cultural journalist. Walter Koschatzky was buried in Hietzinger Cemetery in Vienna. Career In 1953, Koschatzky joined the Office of the Styrian Government, and

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Stanisław Kopański

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Stanisław Kopański

General Stanisław Kopański (May 19, 1895 – March 23, 1976) was a Polish military commander, politician, diplomat, an engineer and one of the best-educated Polish officers of the time, serving with distinction during World War II.[1] He is best known as the creator and commander of the Polish Independent Carpathian Brigade and Polish 3rd Carpathian Infantry Division. Between 1943 and 1946, he was Chief of Staff of the Commander-in-Chief of the Polish Armed Forces in the West. Early life Stanisław Kopański was born on May 19, 1895, in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire to Polish parents. In 1905, he enrolled in a local Polish gymnasium (high school), where he graduated upon passing his matura examinations. Afterwards, he matriculated in a local Institute of Civil Engineering, but his studies were interrupted by the outbreak of World War I. World War I and the establishment of the Second Polish Republic In 1914, Kopański was drafted into the Russian Army. He graduated from the Mikhailovskoye School of Artille

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Emory S. Land

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Emory S. Land

Emory Scott Land (January 8, 1879 – November 27, 1971)[1] was an officer in the United States Navy, noted for his contributions to naval architecture, particularly in submarine design. Notable assignments included serving as Chief of the Navy's Bureau of Construction and Repair during the 1930s, and as Chairman of the U.S. Maritime Commission during World War II. Early life and education From Cañon City, Colorado, Land graduated from the United States Naval Academy on May 21, 1902. Following two years of sea duty, he became a naval architect specializing in submarine construction. Career During World War I, he served on the Board of Devices and Plans connected with Submarines in Warfare, the Board of Standardization of Submarines, and the staff of Admiral William S. Sims, who commanded all U.S. naval forces in European waters. Land played a key role in the design of the S-class submarines from 1917 to 1919, the United States Navy's first attempt to build a submarine capable of operating with the battle f

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Sheila Leatherman

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Sheila Leatherman

Sheila Tayback Leatherman, Hon. CBE (born November 1951),[1] is an American research professor in the health policy and management department (2000 to present)[2][3][4] and a Gillings Visiting Professor (2007 to present)[5] at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health,[6] as well as a visiting professor of the London School of Economics and distinguished associate of Darwin College at the Cambridge University, England. She is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine at the United States National Academy of Sciences since 2002 where she serves on the Global Health Board and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in the UK (since 2005). Professor Leatherman was appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1997 to the President's Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry. She has a broad background in health care management in American state and federal health agencies, as Senior Associate at the Judge Institute of Management Studies, and as seni

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Lyman Lemnitzer

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Lyman Lemnitzer

Lyman Louis Lemnitzer (August 29, 1899 – November 12, 1988) was a United States Army general, who served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1960 to 1962. He then served as Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO from 1963 to 1969. Early life and education Lemnitzer was born on August 29, 1899 in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. He was raised Lutheran,[1] and graduated from Honesdale High School in 1917. He then entered the United States Military Academy at West Point, from which he graduated in 1920 with a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Army Coast Artillery Corps. Early career Lemnitzer graduated from the Coast Artillery School in 1921, and then served at Fort Adams in Rhode Island and in the Philippines. He was an instructor at West Point from 1926 to 1930. Lemnitzer served again in the Philippines from 1934 to 1935, and graduated from the United States Army Command and General Staff College in 1936. He was an instructor at the Coast Artillery School, and graduated from the Un

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Alvin Luedecke

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Alvin Luedecke

Alvin Roubal Luedecke (10 October 1910 – 9 August 1998) was a United States Army Air Forces general during World War II. He commanded the Armed Forces Special Weapons Project after the war. After retiring from the Air Force in 1958, he was General Manager of the United States Atomic Energy Commission, Deputy Director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and President of Texas A&M University. Early life and career Alvin Roubal Luedecke was born in Eldorado, Texas, on 1 October 1910,[1] the oldest of eight children of John H. Luedecke, a rancher, and his wife Lizzie. He grew up on the family ranch.[2][3] He earned a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from the Texas A&M in 1932.[4] Luedecke was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the field artillery reserve on 28 May 1932, and was posted to Camp Bullis, Texas, on Reserve Officers' Training Corps duty. He became a flying cadet on 21 February 1933. After completing his flight training at the Primary Flying School at Randolph Field, Texa

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LeRoy Lutes

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LeRoy Lutes

Lieutenant general LeRoy Lutes (October 4, 1890 – January 30, 1980) was an decorated American military officer who was in critical staff and supply positions during and after World War II. His last assignment was a commanding general of the Fourth United States Army. Early years LeRoy Lutes was born on October 4, 1890, in Cairo, Illinois. Lutes attended the Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Missouri, and joined the Illinois National Guard in 1906. Lutes was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Regular Army on March 21, 1917 while serving on the Mexican border. After the war, Lutes was transferred to the U.S. Army Coast Artillery Corps and also attended the advanced course at Coast Artillery School at Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia. Subsequently, Lutes also attended the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where he earned more military knowledges. In July 1935, Lutes was transferred to the National Guard Bureau in Washington, D.C., where he served until the end of June

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Sigurd Maseng

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Sigurd Maseng

Sigurd Maseng (born March 1, 1894[1] - died April 20, 1952) was a diplomat in the Norwegian Foreign Service. Raised in Oslo, he entered the Foreign Service in 1918. He was sent to the United States in 1936 to serve as the Vice-Consul in Chicago, home of a large Norwegian community. In 1947 he was promoted to the post of Consul General, which he served as until his death in 1952. He was a commander of the Order of the British Empire and a Knight, First Class, of the Order of St. Olav. His brother Einar Maseng was also a Norwegian diplomat. References Genealogy site Archived 2009-01-09 at the Wayback Machine Lovoll, Odd S. A Century of Urban Life: the Norwegians in Chicago before 1930 (Northfield, MN: Norwegian American Historical Association, 1988) Strand, A. E. A History of the Norwegians of Illinois (Chicago: J. Anderson, 1905)

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Harold M. McClelland

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Harold M. McClelland

Harold Mark McClelland (November 4, 1893 – November 19, 1965)[2] was a United States Air Force (USAF) major general who is considered the father of Air Force communications.[3] He founded and led the 19th Bombardment Group in the early 1930s, commanded Rockwell Field for a year then was groomed for higher leadership, becoming the inspector for the General Headquarters Air Force (GHQ) in 1937. Between 1934 and 1938, McClelland researched the technical and logistical aspects of long-range air communications, an effort which resulted in the establishment of the Army Airways Communications System.[3] Following this, he worked in the Operations and Training Division of the War Department General Staff, and served as chief of the Aviation division. During World War II, McClelland organized the largest communications system the world had yet seen.[4] McClelland, rated a command pilot, served as the chief of communications for the Central Intelligence Agency in the early 1950s.[4] In the USAF, an award is given an

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James McCormack

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James McCormack

James McCormack, Jr. (8 November 1910 – 3 January 1975) was a United States Army officer who served in World War II, and was later the first Director of Military Applications of the United States Atomic Energy Commission. A 1932 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, McCormack also studied at Hertford College, Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he earned a Master of Science degree in civil engineering. In 1942, he was assigned to the War Department General Staff. On 1 July 1944, he became the Chief of the Movements Branch of Twelfth United States Army Group, remaining in this role until 28 May 1945. He then returned to the War Department General Staff, where he served in the Operations and Plans Division. In 1947 McCormack was chosen as the Director of Military Applications of the United States Atomic Energy Commission with the rank of brigadier general. He took a pragmatic approach to handling the issue of the proper agency to ho

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Theodore R. Milton

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Theodore R. Milton

General Theodore Ross Milton (December 29, 1915 – August 24, 2010) was born at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, in 1915. He enlisted in the Regular Army in 1934 and subsequently entered the United States Military Academy, graduating in 1940. Following graduation, he entered United States Army Air Corps flying training and earned his pilot wings in March 1941. From 1943 to the end of hostilities in Europe, he served in B-17 aircraft with the Eighth Air Force in England. He returned to the United States in 1945, and remained until 1948 when he was reassigned to Europe as chief of staff for the Combined Airlift Task Force, the command that directed operations for the Berlin Airlift. Between 1949 and 1957, he was assigned to the Military Air Transport Service for two years as director of operations; attended Air War College; and served three years as executive assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force. He was promoted to brigadier general in October 1957, and was named commander, 41st Air Division, Fifth Air For

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Maxwell Murray

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Maxwell Murray

Maxwell Murray (June 19, 1885 – August 4, 1948) was a United States Army officer, who rose to the rank of major general. Murray commanded the 25th Infantry Division during the Attack on Pearl Harbor. He was the son of Major General Arthur Murray. Early years and World War I Maxwell Murray was born on June 19, 1885, at West Point, New York, as a son of Major General Arthur Murray, first Chief of Coast Artillery Corps and his wife Sarah Wetmore DeRussy, daughter of Union Brigadier General René Edward De Russy. Murray attended the United States Military Academy during the years 1903–1907 and was commissioned a second lieutenant of the Cavalry on June 14, 1907. During World War I, Murray was transferred to the Field Artillery branch on January 13, 1917, and sent with 5th Field Artillery within 1st Infantry Division to the France.[1] Murray was promoted to the temporary rank of colonel and was put in command of the 5th Field Artillery Regiment during the Battle of Cantigny, Battle of Soissons and Second Battle

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Bjarne Øen

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Bjarne Øen

Bjarne Øen (6 November 1898 – 20 September 1994) was a Norwegian pilot, military officer and Lieutenant General of the Royal Norwegian Air Force. During World War II he played a central role in building up the Royal Norwegian Air Force in Canada and the United Kingdom. He served as Chief of Defence of Norway from 1957 to 1963.[1] Biography Adolf Bjarne Øen was born in Kristiania (now Oslo), Norway. He was the son of Ole O. Øen (1860–1927) and Marie Eline Stuve (1873–1964).[2] He graduated from the Norwegian Military Academy in 1920, and from the Norwegian Military College in 1923.[3] From 1923-1924, he was a student at Hæren Flight School, where he continued as an instructor until 1925. At the time of the start of World War II, Captain Øen was the airport manager of the newly opened Fornebu Airport outside Oslo.[1][4] After the Occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany in 1940, he was appointed temporary chief (General Inspector) for Norwegian Army Air Force. When the Norwegian Army Air Service training camp in

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George H. Olmsted

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George H. Olmsted

George H. Olmsted Major General George H. Olmsted (March 18, 1901, Des Moines, Iowa – October 8, 1998)[1] was an American military officer and insurance executive. Early life He was the second of four children of Ernest and Alice Lockwood Olmsted, graduated from West High School in Des Moines and attended Iowa State University briefly during the fall of 1918 before receiving his appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point on November 4, 1918. West Point During his four-year attendance at West Point, he was President of his class for three years. He graduated on June 22, 1922 holding the position of First Captain of the Corps of Cadets, ranking second in his class academically. He also served as Chairman of the Student Honor Committee and Assistant Business Manager of the Howitzer, the annual yearbook. In athletics, General Olmsted was the featherweight boxing champion of the Academy and won his varsity "A" as manager and second-string quarterback of the 1922 Army football team.[2] Ci

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Tadaaki Otaka

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Tadaaki Otaka

Tadaaki Otaka, CBE (尾高 忠明, Otaka Tadaaki, born November 8, 1947) is a Japanese and British conductor. He studied composition, theory, and French horn, at the Toho Gakuen School of Music, and later was a conducting student of Hideo Saito. Biography Otaka has been conductor of the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and became conductor laureate since 1991. From 1981 to 1986, he was chief conductor of the Sapporo Symphony Orchestra, and since May 1998 held the titles of music adviser and principal conductor. From 1992 to 1998 he was principal conductor of the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra. He founded the Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo in 1995, widely regarded as among Japan's best chamber ensembles, and has served as its music adviser, principal conductor, and honorary conductor laureate. In the UK, Otaka was principal conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales from 1987 to 1995. From 1998 to 2001, he directed the Britten-Pears Orchestra. In September 2009, Otaka was appointed principal guest conductor of the Me

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Didier Pittet

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Didier Pittet

Didier Pittet (born 20 March 1957 in Geneva, Switzerland) is as an infectious diseases expert and the director of the Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University Hospital of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland. Since 2005, Pittet is also the External Lead of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Patient Safety Challenge "Clean Care is Safer Care" and African Partnerships for Patient Safety. In the 2007 New Year Honours List, Didier Pittet was awarded the Honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire[1] (CBE) in recognition of his services related to the prevention of healthcare-associated infections in the UK. Career Pittet graduated in 1976 from the Collège Calvin secondary school in Geneva, Switzerland. Following a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Community Health at the University of Geneva Faculty of Medicine, he graduated as M.D. in 1983 from the same institution, and received a master's degree (MS) in Epidemiology and Public Health from the University o

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Ray E. Porter

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Ray E. Porter

Ray Edison Porter (July 29, 1891 - August 10, 1963) was a U.S. Army Major General. In World War II he served on the Africa campaign, in the War Department, and then led the 75th Infantry Division. Dwight D. Eisenhower named him as one of fifty who took over the Army Service Forces' Project Planning Division, the Special Planning Division or SPD. Biography Major General Ray E. Porter, U.S. Army, Retired was born at Fordyce, Arkansas on 29 July 1891, the son of William and Hattie E. Porter. He received his education at Fordyce High School and at the University of Arkansas. On 21 May 1921, he was married to Maude Garner, daughter of John W. Garner and Mrs Effie Garner of Fordyce. He had three children: Colonel Ray E. Porter, Jr, Mrs. Peggy Northington, and Mrs Patricia Burke. General Porter, his son, Colonel Ray E. Porter jr, and grandson, Colonel Ray E. Porter III are the first third generation graduates of the US Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, PA. (1937, 1961, & 1988) Porter entered the militar

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Elwood Richard Quesada

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Elwood Richard Quesada

Elwood Richard Quesada, CB, CBE (April 13, 1904 – February 9, 1993), nicknamed "Pete", was a United States Air Force Lt. General, FAA administrator, and, later, a club owner in Major League Baseball. Early years Elwood Richard Quesada was born in Washington, D.C. in 1904 to an Irish-American mother and a Spanish father. He attended Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, Pa., University of Maryland, College Park, and Georgetown University. Early military career In September 1924, Quesada enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a flying cadet and was commissioned as a reserve officer a year later. He had a wide variety of assignments as aide to senior officers, military attaché and technical adviser to other air forces, and in intelligence. He was also part of the team (with Ira Eaker and Carl Spaatz) that developed and demonstrated air-to-air refueling in 1929 on the Question Mark. All five crew members were awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for their participation in the mission. Tactical airpower pioneer As

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Hyman G. Rickover

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Hyman G. Rickover

Hyman G. Rickover (January 27, 1900 – July 8, 1986) was an Admiral in the U.S. Navy. He directed the original development of naval nuclear propulsion and controlled its operations for three decades as director of the U.S. Naval Reactors office. In addition, he oversaw the development of the Shippingport Atomic Power Station, the world's first commercial pressurized water reactor used for generating electricity. Rickover is known as the "Father of the Nuclear Navy," and his influence on the Navy and its warships was of such scope that he "may well go down in history as one of the Navy's most important officers."[3] He served in a flag rank for nearly 30 years (1953 to 1982), ending his career as a four-star admiral. His years of service exceeded that of each of the U.S. Navy's five-star fleet admirals—Leahy, King, Nimitz and Halsey—all of whom served on active duty for life after their appointments. Rickover's total of 63 years of active duty service make him the longest-serving naval officer, as well as the

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Manfred Rommel

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Manfred Rommel

Manfred Rommel (24 December 1928 – 7 November 2013) was a German politician belonging to the Christian Democratic Union, who served as Mayor of Stuttgart from 1974 until 1996. Rommel's policies were described as tolerant and liberal, and he was one of the most popular municipal politicians in Germany. He was the recipient of numerous foreign honours. He was the only son of Wehrmacht field marshal Erwin Rommel and his wife Lucia Maria Mollin (1894–1971), and contributed to the establishment of museums in his father's honour. He was also known for his friendship with George Patton IV and David Montgomery, the sons of his father's two principal military adversaries.[1] Background and family Rommel was born in Stuttgart and entered service as a Luftwaffenhelfer (air force assistant) in 1943 at age 14, serving in an anti-aircraft battery. He considered joining the Waffen SS, but his father opposed it. On 14 October 1944, he was present at his parents' house when his father was led off and forced to commit suicid

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Raoul Salan

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Raoul Salan

Raoul Albin Louis Salan (French pronunciation: ​; 10 June 1899 – 3 July 1984) was a French Army general. He served as the fourth French commanding general during the First Indochina War. He was one of four generals who organized the 1961 Algiers Putsch operation. He was the founder of the Organisation armée secrète. He was the most decorated soldier in the French Army. Early life Salan was born on 10 June 1899 in Roquecourbe, Tarn.[1] He graduated from the École spéciale militaire de Saint-Cyr.[1] He served in the French Army during World War I.[1] Military career Salan served as the commander of French forces in Vietnam from 1945 to 1947.[2] By 1948, he was commander of all French land forces in East Asia; after the death of Jean de Lattre de Tassigny in 1952, Salan became the commander-in-chief in Indochina.[2] French General Salan and the Lao Prince Sisavang Vatthana in Luang Prabang, 4 May 1953 Salan served as commander-in-chief of French forces in French Algeria in 1956.[2] In 1958, Salan called

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Fiona Shaw

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Fiona Shaw

Fiona Shaw CBE (born Fiona Mary Wilson; 10 July 1958) is an Irish actress and theatre and opera director. She is known for her role as Petunia Dursley in the Harry Potter film series (2001–10), as Marnie Stonebrook on season four of the HBO series True Blood (2011),[1][2] and as Carolyn Martens on the BBC America series Killing Eve (2018–present), for which she won the 2019 BAFTA TV Award for Best Supporting Actress.[3] For her performances in the second seasons of Killing Eve and the comedy-drama Fleabag, Shaw received Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series respectively.[4] Shaw has worked extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. She won the 1990 Olivier Award for Best Actress for various roles, including Electra, the 1994 Olivier Award for Best Actress for Machinal, and the 1997 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance for The Waste Land. Her other stage work includes pla

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Elisabeth Söderström

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Elisabeth Söderström

Album cover for Elisabeth Söderström’s Dec. 1976 recording of Janáček’s opera Káťa Kabanová. Anna Elisabeth Söderström CBE (married name Olow; 7 May 1927 – 20 November 2009) was a Swedish soprano who performed both opera and song, and was known as a leading interpreter of the works of Janáček, Rachmaninov and Sibelius.[1] She was particularly well known for her recordings of the lead soprano roles in the three Janáček operas Jenůfa, Káťa Kabanová, and The Makropoulos Affair, all of which received Gramophone Awards.[2] The Gramophone critic John Warrack described her portrayal of Káťa Kabanová as "establishing by an infinity of subtle touches and discreet, sensitive singing the picture of Káta as the richest and most human character in the drama."[3] Career As Lola in Cavalleria rusticana, Royal Swedish Opera Stockholm, 1954. Sven Erik Vikström (Orpheus) with Elisabeth Söderström (Eurydice), Royal Swedish Opera, 1955. Born in Stockholm, Söderström received her first musical schooling from Adelaide von

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Leif J. Sverdrup

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Leif J. Sverdrup

Leif Johan Sverdrup (11 January 1898 – 2 January 1976) was a Norwegian-born American civil engineer and general with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the first half of the 20th century. He is best known for his service in the Southwest Pacific Area during World War II where he was Chief Engineer under General of the Army Douglas MacArthur. The son of a distinguished Norwegian family, Sverdrup emigrated to the United States in 1914. After serving with the US Army in World War I, he earned a degree in civil engineering at the University of Minnesota in 1921. He worked for a time for the Missouri State Highway Department before founding Sverdrup & Parcel, a civil engineering firm specializing in bridge construction, with John Ira Parcel, his former University of Minnesota engineering professor. His firm was involved in the construction of a number of important bridges, including the Washington Bridge and Amelia Earhart Bridge over the Missouri River and the Hurricane Deck Bridge over the Lake of the Oza

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Otto P. Weyland

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Otto P. Weyland

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Otto P. Weyland. Otto Paul Weyland (January 27, 1903 – September 2, 1979) was a United States Air Force general and the post-World War II Commander of Far East Air Forces during the Korean War and of Tactical Air Command. Early life His family moved to Texas when he was a youth. He went to high school at Taft, Sinton, and Hempstead, Texas. From 1919 to 1923, he attended Texas A&M University, graduating with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering, and getting his commission in the United States Army Air Service. Early military career He took flying training at Brooks and Kelly Fields, Texas, with initial duty with the 12th Observation Squadron at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He returned to Kelly Field to teach flying. Promoted to first lieutenant in June 1930, he went to Hawaii as commanding officer of the 4th Observation Squadron at Luke Field. He returned to Kelly Field in November 1934 as instructor and in 1935 became chief of the Observation Sect

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Kul Ratna Tuladhar

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Kul Ratna Tuladhar

Kul Ratna Tuladhar Tuladhar's statue at the Institute of Engineering, Pulchok Kul Ratna Tuladhar, CBE (Devanagari: कुल रत्न तुलाधर) (6 July 1918 – 2 March 1984) was the first chief engineer of Nepal's Public Works Department where he served since its establishment in 1951 till 1957.[1] The highlight of his term was the construction of Tribhuvan Highway which opened in 1956. This is Nepal's first highway and links the capital Kathmandu with the Indian border to the south.[2] Tuladhar also played a major role in the development of engineering education in Nepal's modern history. Early life Tuladhar was born in Asan, Kathmandu to father Asha Ratna and mother Laxmi Maya Tuladhar. After graduating from Durbar High School in Kathmandu in 1935, he enrolled in Tri-Chandra College in Kathmandu and studied Intermediate in Science, subsequently graduating from Patna University, India in 1937. Tuladhar then pursued further studies at Calcutta University and earned a Bachelor in Engineering in 1941. Career Return

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Ennis Whitehead

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Ennis Whitehead

Ennis Clement Whitehead (3 September 1895 – 12 October 1964) was an early United States Army aviator and a United States Army Air Forces general during World War II. Whitehead joined the U. S. Army after the United States entered World War I in 1917. He trained as an aviator and served in France, where he was posted to the 3d Aviation Instruction Center and became a qualified test pilot. After the war, Whitehead returned to school at the University of Kansas. After he graduated, he was commissioned as a first lieutenant in 1920. Over the following twenty years, Whitehead participated in Billy Mitchell's aerial bombing demonstration and served as commander of the 94th and 36th Pursuit Squadrons among other assignments. After the U.S. entered World War II, Whitehead was promoted to brigadier general and sent to the Southwest Pacific Area. In the course of the war, he earned a Distinguished Service Cross and was named an honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire as he rose to command the Fifth Air F

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Paul Wurtsmith

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Paul Wurtsmith

Paul Bernard Wurtsmith (9 August 1906 – 13 September 1946) was a United States Army Air Forces general during World War II. Enlisting in the United States Army Air Corps as a flying cadet in 1927, Wurtsmith was commissioned in 1928. Over the next 13 years, he served in instructional and command positions. He took over command of the 49th Pursuit Group in December 1941 and between March 1942 and January 1943, his fighters downed 78 enemy aircraft in the defense of Darwin in northern Australia, against Japanese air attacks. In 1943 he assumed command of the V Fighter Command, part of Major General George Kenney's Fifth Air Force. In 1945, he commanded the Thirteenth Air Force in the Southern Philippines and Borneo campaigns. After the war Wurtsmith served with the Strategic Air Command. Wurtsmith was killed when his North American B-25 Mitchell medium bomber crashed near the summit of Cold Mountain near Asheville, North Carolina, on September 13, 1946. In February 1953, the United States Air Force named W

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Irene Worth

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Irene Worth

Irene Worth, CBE (June 23, 1916 – March 9, 2002) was an American stage and screen actress who became one of the leading stars of the British and American theatre. She pronounced her given name with three syllables: "I-REE-nee". Worth made her Broadway debut in 1943, joined the Old Vic company in 1951 and the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1962. She won the BAFTA Award for Best British Actress for the 1958 film Orders to Kill. Her other film appearances included Nicholas and Alexandra (1971) and Deathtrap (1982). A three-time Tony Award winner, she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for Tiny Alice in 1965 and Sweet Bird of Youth in 1976, and won the 1991 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for Lost in Yonkers, a role she reprised in the 1993 film version. One of her later stage performances was opposite Paul Scofield in the 2001 production of I Take Your Hand in Mine at the Almeida Theatre in London. Early life Harriet Elizabeth Abrams was born in Fairbury, Nebraska to a Mennonite family

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Louis E. Woods

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Louis E. Woods

Lieutenant General Louis Earnest Woods (7 October 1895 – 20 October 1971), one of the Marine Corps' outstanding aviators, served as commanding general, aircraft, Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic, and 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing at the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, prior to his retirement. During World War II, he commanded the Cactus Air Force at Guadalcanal during November and December, 1942, and later, at Okinawa, was commanding general, Tactical Air Force, Tenth Army, and the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing. For outstanding services rendered in the former named position he was awarded a Gold Star in lieu of a third Legion of Merit, and in the second capacity a Distinguished Service Medal. His citation for the latter reads in part, "…Continually exposed to terrific fire from enemy ship and shore batteries, as well as bombing and strafing attacks by hostile aircraft, Brigadier General Woods directed the operations of his forces with such daring skill and tenacious determination that a total of twe

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Stanhope Bayne-Jones

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Stanhope Bayne-Jones

Stanhope Bayne-Jones (November 6, 1888 – February 20, 1970) was an American physician, bacteriologist, medical historian and a United States Army medical officer with the rank of Brigadier General. Early years Bayne-Jones was born on November 6, 1888 in New Orleans, Louisiana[1] as the son of physician. His grandfather Joseph Jones was also a physician and served in the medical department of the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. In this way, Bayne-Jones was influenced in his future career choice.[1] Bayne-Jones attended the Dixon Academy in Covington, Louisiana and then enrolled the Yale University. He graduated in 1910 with A.B. degree. Subsequently, Bayne-Jones matriculated at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, receiving his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1914. He became a teacher and also a researcher in the fields of bacteriology and immunology. Bayne-Jones received a commission of First Lieutenant in the Medical Reserve Corps, U.S. Army on August 7, 1915.

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Jorma Ollila

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Jorma Ollila

Jorma Jaakko Ollila (born 15 August 1950) is a Finnish businessman who was chairman of Royal Dutch Shell from 1 June 2006 to May 2015, and at Nokia Corporation chairman from 1999 to 2012 and CEO from 1992 to 2006. He has been a director of Otava Books and Magazines Group Ltd. since 1996 and UPM-Kymmene since 1997, and an advisory partner at Perella Weinberg Partners, a New York-based boutique investment bank founded by Joseph R. Perella and Peter Weinberg in 2006.[1] For Nokia, he was credited with turning the company into the then world's largest mobile phone maker.[2] Education After elementary school in Kirkon koulu, Kurikka, Finland, Ollila went to high school in Vaasan Lyseon Lukio, Vaasa, with the help of a scholarship at the United World College of the Atlantic, where he earned his International Baccalaureate. Thereafter, he obtained a Master of Political Science from University of Helsinki, a Master of Science (Economics) from London School of Economics and a Master of Science (Technology) in Engi

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Leo Hewlett Thebaud

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Leo Hewlett Thebaud

Leo Hewlett Thebaud (February 15, 1890 – April 18, 1980) was an admiral of the United States Navy. Early life Thebaud was born in Madison, New Jersey on February 15, 1890 to Edward Vincent (1824-1900) and Elizabeth Hewlett Scudder (1869-1952) Thebaud. His grandfathers were Edward Thebaud and Townsend Scudder.[2] Growing up, he attended the Berkeley Institute in New York City, the Hodder School in England, the Chestnut Hill Academy in Pennsylvania,[3] and graduated from the United States Naval Academy, class of 1913.[4] On May 14, 1921, he married the former Eleanor Laurie McCawley (May 5, 1899 - Mar. 8, 1980) from Haverford, Pennsylvania. World War I and interwar era Following graduation, Thebaud was assigned to USS Wyoming, where he served until 1917. He then served as Commanding Officer of the USS Paul Jones in escort duties in the Atlantic. While commanding Paul Jones, Thebaud was awarded the Navy Cross for rescuing the crew of USS Henderson.[5] Later destroyer duty included service aboard USS Wickes,

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George Antonius

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George Antonius

George Antonius Tombstone of George Antonius at the Orthodox cemetery on Mount Zion in Jerusalem. The epitaph says "heed and awaken, O Arabs". George Habib Antonius, CBE (hon.) (Arabic: جورج حبيب أنطونيوس‎; October 19, 1891 – May 21, 1942) was a Lebanese-Egyptian author and diplomat, settled in Jerusalem, one of the first historians of Arab nationalism. Born in Deir al Qamar in a Lebanese Eastern Orthodox Christian family, he served as a civil servant in the British Mandate of Palestine. His 1938 book The Arab Awakening generated an ongoing debate over such issues as the origins of Arab nationalism, the significance of the Arab Revolt of 1916, and the machinations behind the post-World War I political settlement in the Middle East. Career Sir Gilbert Clayton and George Antonius (in white suit) with King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud (centre), Jedda c 1925. Antonius graduated from Cambridge University and joined the newly formed British Mandate Administration in Palestine as the deputy in the Education Departme

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Delmar T. Spivey

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Delmar T. Spivey

Major General Delmar Taft Spivey (9 August 1905 – 18 January 1982) was an American military officer involved with aerial gunnery systems development, air education, and command structure. During World War II, he was the senior American officer of Center Compound, Stalag Luft III prisoner of war camp in Sagan, Germany. Early life and education Delmar Taft Spivey was born in Gatesville, North Carolina, on 9 August 1905. After graduating from high school at Whaleyville, Virginia, in 1922, he attended the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. Graduating from the U.S. Military Academy on 9 June 1928, he was appointed a second lieutenant of Infantry and assigned as a platoon leader at Fort Benning, Georgia. Entering flying school in June 1929, he graduated a year later, transferred to the Air Corps and was assigned to Langley Field, Virginia. On 20 February 1930, Lt. Spivey, of the 52d School Squadron, experienced a forced landing when the motor of Atlantic DH-4M-2, 23–685,[2] failed, the airfra

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Suzan Sabancı Dinçer

Suzan Sabancı Dinçer, CBE (Turkish pronunciation: ; born 1965), a member of the Sabancı family in third generation, is a Turkish businesswoman. She is currently chairperson of Akbank, as well as board member of Sabancı Holding. Career Suzan Sabancı Dinçer is the Chairman of Akbank. Mrs. Sabancı Dinçer is also a board member of Sabancı Holding and a member of the Board of Trustees of Sabancı University. In 2009, Mrs Sabancı Dinçer founded the Akbank International Advisory Board and currently serves as its chairman. Suzan Sabancı Dinçer began her career in banking in 1986 and joined Akbank as Executive Vice President in charge of Treasury in 1989. In 1997, she was named Executive Board Member for Treasury and International Banking Relations. Mrs Sabancı Dinçer was appointed as Executive Board Member to oversee the bank-wide change and transition program in 2001. She was named Chairman in March, 2008.[1] Education Suzan Sabancı Dinçer holds a B.A. degree in Finance and International Marketing from Richmond,

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Viliami Tungī Mailefihi

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Viliami Tungī Mailefihi

Viliami Tungī Mailefihi (1 November 1888 – 20 July 1941) was a Tongan high chieftain and Prince Consort of Queen Sālote Tupou III. He served as Prime Minister of Tonga from 1923 until his death in 1941.[1] Biography The Royal Family of Tonga, Circa 1930. centre: Prince Tungī and Queen Sālote; left & front: their 3 sons Prince Taufa'ahau, Prince Sione and Prince Tuku'aho; right: The Queen's sister, Princess Fusipala Prince Tungi was the son of The Honourable Siaosi Tukuʻaho (Lord Tungi of Tatakamotonga) who served as Prime Minister of Tonga from to 1890 to 1893. Tungī's grandfather was Tungī Halatuituia. The line of Tungī chiefs hailed from the exalted village of Tatakamotong. They were descended from the defunct line of Tuʻi Haʻatakalaua High Chiefs, who in that time were more or less seen as deputy rulers under the Tuʻi Tong Kings. As such, they had a fiercely loyal following among the people of Muʻa if not from the whole Hahake district of Tongatapu Island. His mother, Lady Mele Siuʻilikutapu was

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Paul Drechsler

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Paul Drechsler

Paul Drechsler, CBE (born 16 April 1956) is an Irish businessman. He serves as the Chairman of Bibby Line. He is the former President of the Confederation of British Industry. Early life Paul Drechsler graduated with a bachelor of science in engineering from Trinity College, Dublin.[2][3] Business career Drechsler worked for Imperial Chemical Industries for twenty-four years.[2] He joined the Wates Group, a private construction firm, in 2004.[2] He served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from April 2006 until 2014.[2] He serves as the Chairman of Bibby Line.[2] Drechsler was made an Honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to the construction industry in February 2015.[2] In 2018, Trinity College Dublin awarded Drechsler with an honorary doctorate.[4] Philanthropy Drechsler served as the Chairman of the Skills Funding Agency until September 2015.[2] He served on the Board of Trustees of Business in the Community until December 2017.[5] He served as the President of

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Sherman L. Kiser

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Sherman L. Kiser

Sherman Leo Kiser (31 Aug 1889, Huntington County, Indiana–24 Mar 1974, Fort Myers Beach, Lee, Florida) was a US Army officer. He is famous in Philippine Boy Scouting history as the founder of the defunct Lorillard Spencer Troop, an early Boy Scout Troop in the Philippines, and is mentioned in every account of Philippine Boy Scouts history. The Lorillard Spencer Troop On 15 November 1914, 2nd Lieutenant Sherman Kiser, then a young US Army artillery officer with the Philippine Scouts at Pettit Barracks in Zamboanga City, organised the Lorillard Spencer Troop, named after Lorillard Suydam Spencer (1883-1939),[note 1] member of the Officers of the National Council and Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America (Cf: Scouting, Vol. I, No. 1, April 15, 1913, page 4), indirectly honoring Lorillard's mother Caroline Suydam Berryman Spencer, a wealthy widow who worked as a missionary on Mindanáo and provided money for the troop's Boy Scout uniforms. (Cf: The Telegraph Herald, Dubuque, Iowa, December 5, 1913.) In

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Paul Buysse

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Paul Buysse

Paul Buysse Paul Henri Maria, Count Buysse, CMG, CBE (born 17 March 1945, in Antwerp) is a Belgian businessman. He is the main author of the Belgian Code for Corporate Governance (Code Buysse). Education Paul Buysse holds a degree in Business Management from the Hoger Antwerps Marketing Instituut in Publiciteit, Marketing and PR. He graduated from the Tenneco Advanced Management Programme (Mont Pelerin, Switzerland). Career He started his career in 1966 at Ford Motor Company, after which he joined British Leyland Belgium in 1976. In 1980 Paul Buysse became Executive Director of Tenneco Belgium and Managing Director of J.I. Case Benelux and subsequently in 1984 he became General Manager Europe North - J.I. Case, International Harvester and Poclain. In 1988, he joined BTR plc as Group Managing Director of Hansen Transmissions International and was appointed in 1989 as Group Chief Executive BTR Automotive and Engineering Group. In 1991 Paul Buysse was appointed Group Chief Executive BTR Engineering and Dunl

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John Lansdale Jr.

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John Lansdale Jr.

John Lansdale Jr. (9 January 1912 – 22 August 2003) was a United States Army colonel who was in charge of intelligence and security for the Manhattan Project. A graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and Harvard Law School, Lansdale was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve in 1933. He was called up for active duty in June 1941, and was assigned to the Investigations Branch in the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2 (military intelligence) of the War Department General Staff. He became involved with the Manhattan Project in 1942, eventually becoming Brigadier General Leslie Groves's special assistant for security. Lansdale coordinated the activities of the Manhattan Project's field security teams with those of other agencies such as the FBI. In April 1945, Groves sent Lansdale to Europe, where he worked with the Alsos Mission to secure 1,000 tons of uranium ore from the German Wirtschaftliche Forschungsgesellschaft (WiFO) plant in Stassfurt. He also participated

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