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FUN FACTS

Constitutional Convention Delegates
· Richard Basseti - Governor of DE
· William Blount - U.S. Senator
· George Clymer - U.S. Representative
· William Few - U.S. Senator
· Benjamin Franklin
· William Houston – Lawyer
· William S. Johnson
· William Livingston - Governor of NJ
· James Madison - 4th U.S. President
· George Mason - Justice of VA
· John Francis Mercer - U.S. Rep.
· Charles Pickney III - Governor of SC
· John Rutledge - Chief Justice
· Richard D. Spaight - Governor of NC
· George Washington
· John Witherspoon
· George Wythe - Justice of VA

Presidents
· John Adams
· John Quincy Adams
· Grover Cleveland
· James Garfield
· William Henry Harrison
· Andrew Jackson
· Thomas Jefferson
· Abraham Lincoln
· James Madison
· Franklin Delano Roosevelt
· Theodore Roosevelt
· John Tyler
· George Washington
· Woodrow Wilson

Statesmen
· Konrad Adenauer
· Henry Fountain Ashurst
· William Jennings Bryan
· Winston Churchill
· Henry Clay
· Pierre du Pont
· Benjamin Franklin
· Alexander Hamilton
· Patrick Henry
· William Penn
· Daniel Webster

Military Leaders
· John Barry - Senior Navy Officer
· Stonewall Jackson - Civil War General
· John Paul Jones - Father of the American Navy
· Robert E. Lee - Civil War General
· Douglas MacArthur - U.S. General
· George Patton - U.S. General
· Matthew Perry - naval officer who opened up trade with Japan
· John Pershing - U.S. General
· David Dixon Porter - Civil War Admiral

U.S. Supreme Court Judges
· John Jay
· John Marshall
· John Rutledge
· Sandra Day O'Connor

Scientists
· George Washington Carver
· Pierre Curie
· Albert Einstein
· Michael Faraday - electrochemist
· Oliver Heaviside - physicist and electromagnetism researcher
· T.H. Huxley
· Blaise Pascal
· Booker T. Washington
· Erik Demaine - Popular Science Mag: One of the Most Brilliant Scientists in America

Artists
· William Blake
· John Singleton Copley
· Claude Monet
· Grandma Moses
· Charles Peale
· Leonardo da Vinci
· Andrew Wyeth
· Jamie Wyeth

Religious Leaders
· Joan of Arc
· William Carey
· Jonathan Edwards
· Philipp Melancthon
· Dwight L. Moody
· John Newton
· John Owen
· Hudson Taylor
· John & Charles Wesley
· Brigham Young

Inventors
· Alexander Graham Bell - invented the telephone
· John Moses Browning - firearms inventor and designer
· Peter Cooper - invented skyscraper, built first U.S. commercial locomotive
· Thomas Edison - invented the stock ticker, mimeograph, phonograph, and perfected the electric light bulb
· Benjamin Franklin - invented the lightning rod
· Elias Howe - invented sewing machine
· William Lear - airplane creator
· Cyrus McCormick - invented grain reaper
· Guglielmo Marconi - developed radio
· Eli Whitney - invented the cotton gin
· Sir Frank Whittle - invented turbo jet engine
· Orville and Wilbur Wright - built the first successful airplane

Composers
· Irving Berlin
· Anton Bruckner
· Noel Coward
· Felix Mendelssohn
· Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
· Francis Poulenc
· John Philip Sousa

Writers
· Hans Christian Anderson
· Margaret Atwood
· Pearl S. Buck
· William F. Buckley, Jr.
· Willa Cather
· Agatha Christie
· Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)
· Charles Dickens
· Robert Frost - Pulitzer Prize-winning poet
· Charlotte Perkins Gilman
· Alex Haley
· Brett Harte
· L. Ron Hubbard
· C.S. Lewis
· Amy Lowell
· Gabriela Mistral
· Sean O'Casey
· Christopher Paolini - author of #1 NY Times bestseller, Eragon
· Isabel Paterson
· Beatrix Potter - author of the beloved Peter Rabbit Tales
· Carl Sandburg
· George Bernard Shaw
· Mattie J. T. Stepanek - 11-year-old author of Heartsongs
· Mercy Warren
· Phillis Wheatley
· Walt Whitman
· Laura Ingalls Wilder

Educators
· Amos Bronson Alcott - innovative teacher, father of Louisa May Alcott
· Catharine Beecher - co-founder of the Hartford Female Seminary
· Jill Ker Conway - first woman president of Smith College
· Timothy Dwight - President of Yale University
· William Samuel Johnson - President of Columbia College
· Horace Mann - "Father of the American Common School"
· Charlotte Mason - Founder of Charlotte Mason College of Education
· Fred Terman - President of Stanford University
· Frank Vandiver - President of Texas A&M University
· Booker T. Washington - Founder of Tuskegee Institute
· John Witherspoon - President of Princeton University

Performing Artists
· Louis Armstrong - king of jazz
· Charlie Chaplin - actor
· Whoopi Goldberg - actress
· Hanson - sibling singing group
· Jennifer Love Hewitt - actress
· Yehudi Menuhin - child prodigy violinist
· Moffatts - Canadian version of Hanson
· Frankie Muniz - child actor
· LeAnne Rimes - teen-prodigy country music singer
· Barlow Girl - Alyssa, Rebecca, and Lauren Contemporary Christian Music
· Jonas Brothers - Kevin, Joe, and Nick Performers
· Jacob Clemente - Broadway Actor

Business Entrepreneurs
· Andrew Carnegie - wealthy steel industrialist
· Amadeo Giannini - Bank of America’s founder
· Horace Greeley - New York Tribune founder
· Soichiro Honda - creator of the Honda automobile company
· Peter Kindersley - book illustrator and publisher
· Ray Kroc - founder of McDonald's fast food restaurant chain
· Jimmy Lai - newspaper publisher; founder of Giordano International
· Dr. Orison Swett Marden - founder, Success magazine
· Adolph Ochs - New York Times founder
· Joseph Pulitzer - newspaper publisher; established Pulitzer Prize
· Colonel Harland Sanders - started Kentucky Fried Chicken
· Dave Thomas - founder of the Wendy’s restaurant chain
· Mariah Witcher - founder of Mariahs Famous Cookies
· Daniel Mills - founder of Salem Ridge Press

Others
· Abigail Adams - Wife of John Adams; mother of John Quincy Adams
· Ansel Adams - Photographer
· Susan B. Anthony - reformer and women’s rights leader
· John James Audubon - ornithologist and artist
· Clara Barton - Started the Red Cross
· Elizabeth Blackwell - first woman in the U.S. to receive a medical degree
· John Burroughs - Naturalist
· George Rogers Clark - Explorer
· Davy Crockett - frontiersman
· Eric Hoffer - social philosopher
· Sam Houston - lawyer; first president of the Republic of Texas
· Charles Evans Hughes - jurist; Chief Justice
· Mary D. Leakey - fossil hunter; wife of Richard Leakey
· Tamara McKinney - World Cup Skier
· Harriet Martineau - first woman sociologist
· Margaret Mead - cultural anthropologist
· John Stuart Mill - Free-market Economist
· Charles Louis Montesquieu - Philosopher
· John Muir - naturalist
· Florence Nightingale - Nurse
· Thomas Paine - political writer during the American Revolution
· Bill Ridell - Newspaperman
· Will Rogers - Humorist
· Bertrand Russell - Logician
· Jim Ryan - World Runner
· Albert Schweitzer - Physician
· Sir Ernest Shackleton - Explorer
· Herbert Spencer - philosopher, sociologist
· Gloria Steinem - founder and long-time editor of Ms. magazine
· Jason Taylor - plays in the National Football League
· Mary Walker - Civil War physician; recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor
· Lester Frank Ward - "Father of American Sociology"
· Martha Washington - wife of George Washington
· Frances E. C. Willard - educator, temperance leader, and suffragist
· Frank Lloyd Wright - Architect
· Elijah ben Solomon Zalman - Jewish scholar
· Balaram Stack - Award winning Surfer
· Lia Del Priore - Award Winning Gymnast
· Taylor Gladstone - Ballerina

 

 
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