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Calvin Coolidge

(1872—1933) American Republican statesman, 30th President of the US 1923–9

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Andrew W. Mellon

Andrew W. Mellon  

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(b Pittsburgh, 24 Mar. 1855; d Southampton, NY, 26 Aug. 1937).American businessman, public official, art collector, and philanthropist. A banker and steel, coke, and oil magnate, he became secretary ...
Charles Evans Hughes

Charles Evans Hughes  

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(b. Glen Falls, New York, 11 Apr. 1862; d. Osterville, Massachusetts, 27 Aug. 1948)US; Governor of New York 1906–10, Republican presidential candidate 1916 Hughes, the son of a Baptist preacher, was ...
Charles Gates Dawes

Charles Gates Dawes  

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(b. Marietta, Ohio, 27 Aug. 1865; d. Evanston, Illinois, 23 Apr. 1951)US; Vice-President 1925–9, US ambassador to Britain 1929–32 The son of an American army general, Dawes attended local schools ...
Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker  

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(1893–1967),American humorist and journalist, legendary for her instant wit and for her satirical verses; she wrote sketches and short stories, many of them published in the New Yorker and various ...
Frank Kellogg

Frank Kellogg  

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(b. Potsdam, New York, 22 Dec. 1856; d. St Paul, Minnesota, 21 Dec. 1937)US; Secretary of State 1925–9 Kellogg was brought up in Minnesota, where he practised as a lawyer. He was a Republican, but ...
Henry Wallace

Henry Wallace  

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Vice President• Born: Oct. 7, 1888, Adair County, Iowa• Political party: Republican, then Democrat• Education: Iowa State College, B.S., 1910• Military service: none• Previous government service: ...
Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover  

(1874–1964)US Republican statesman and thirty-first president of the USA (1929–33).Hoover was born in West Branch, Iowa, to Quaker parents, who were both dead by the time he was nine years old. ...
John W. Davis

John W. Davis  

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(b. Clarksburg, West Virginia, 13 Apr. 1873; d. Charleston, South Carolina, 24 Mar. 1955)US; lawyer, diplomat, and presidential nominee The son of a lawyer, Davis spent much of his own career in ...
Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey  

(1887–1940)Jamaican Black leader. He organized the Universal Negro Improvement and Conservation Association (UNICA) in Jamaica in 1914 to encourage racial pride and Black unity with the slogan ...
McNary-Haugen Bill

McNary-Haugen Bill  

(1924).In the years following World War I, farmers received prices for their products that represented a purchasing power far below prewar levels. This resulted in an effort by the ...
Republican Party

Republican Party  

One of the two main U.S. political parties (the other being the Democratic party), favoring a right-wing stance, limited central government, and tough, interventionist foreign policy. It was formed ...
Robert L. Vann

Robert L. Vann  

(b. 27 August 1879; d. 24 October 1940),lawyer, politician, and newspaper publisher in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As a newspaper publisher, Robert Vann's periodical, the Pittsburgh Courier, became a ...
Teapot Dome Scandal

Teapot Dome Scandal  

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(1922–24)US fraud perpetrated by the “Ohio gang” surrounding President Harding. It involved the siphoning of oil, intended for the US navy, from the oil reserves at Teapot Dome, Wyoming, to the ...
Twenties, The.

Twenties, The.  

The twenties have spawned an image of bathtub gin, speakeasies, flappers, and decadence: in short, The Jazz Age. This superficial vision masks a far more complex history. In this period ...
Warren G. Harding

Warren G. Harding  

(1865–1923)US Republican statesman, 29th President of the USA (1921–23). He died suddenly in office, before the worst revelations of his administration's incompetence and corruption had been made.
William Monroe Trotter

William Monroe Trotter  

(1872–1934), civil rights activist, newspaper editor, integrationist.Born in Ohio, William Monroe Trotter spent most of his life in Boston. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard, he belonged to ...

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