Edward Everett Hale
Edward Everett Hale was an American author and Unitarian minister. Edward Hale was a nephew of Edward Everett, the orator and statesman, and grand-nephew of Nathan Hale, Edward Everett Hale was a descendant of Richard Everett and related to Helen Keller. Hale was a prodigy who exhibited extraordinary literary skills. He graduated from Boston Latin School at age 13 and enrolled at Harvard College immediately after, there, he settled in with the literary set, won two Bowdoin prizes and was elected the Class Poet. He graduated second in his class in 1839 and studied at Harvard Divinity School, decades later, he reflected on the new liberal theology there, The group of leaders who surrounded Dr. Channing had, with him, broken forever from the fetters of Calvinistic theology. These young people were trained to know human nature is not totally depraved. They were taught there is nothing of which it is not capable. For such reasons, and many more, the young New Englanders of liberal training rushed into life, Hale was licensed to preach as a Unitarian minister in 1842 by the Boston Association of Ministers.
In 1846 he became pastor of the Church of the Unity in Worcester, Hale married Emily Baldwin Perkins in 1852, she was the niece of Connecticut Governor and U. S. Senator Roger Sherman Baldwin and Emily Pitkin Perkins Baldwin on her fathers side and Lyman Beecher, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Hale left the Unity Church in 1856 to become pastor at the South Congregational Church, where he served until 1899. In 1847 Hale was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society and he served two non-consecutive terms on its board of councilors, from 1852 to 1854, and a lengthy term from 1858 to 1891, and as recording secretary from 1854 to 1858. He served as vice-president of the society from 1891 to 1906, served a term as president from 1906 to 1907. Hale first came to notice as a writer in 1859, when he contributed the short story My Double and he soon published other stories in the same periodical. His best known work was The Man Without a Country, published in the Atlantic in 1863, as in some of his other non-romantic tales, he employed a minute realism which led his readers to suppose the narrative a record of fact.
These two stories and such others as The Rag-Man and the Rag-Woman and The Skeleton in the Closet and his short story The Brick Moon, serialized in the Atlantic Monthly, is the first known fictional description of an artificial satellite. It was possibly an influence on the novel The Begums Fortune by Jules Verne and he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1865. In recognition of his support for the Union during the American Civil War, Hale assisted in founding the Christian Examiner and New in 1869 and became its editor. This motto was the basis for the formation of Lend-a-Hand Clubs, Look-up Legions, out of the romantic Waldensian story In His Name there similarly grew several other organizations for religious work, such as Kings Daughters, and Kings Sons
Deval Laurdine Patrick is an American politician, civil rights lawyer and businessman who served as the 71st governor of Massachusetts from 2007 to 2015. A member of the Democratic Party, Patrick served as the United States assistant attorney general for the civil rights division under President Bill Clinton and he was first elected in 2006, succeeding Mitt Romney who chose not to run, and re-elected in 2010. He is the only African-American to have served as governor of Massachusetts, born to and raised by a single mother on the South Side of Chicago, Patrick earned a scholarship to Milton Academy in Massachusetts in the eighth grade. He went on to attend Harvard College and Harvard Law School, under Patrick, Massachusetts joined the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and the planned introduction of casinos in Massachusetts. His second term began on January 6,2011, and in an interview with The Boston Globe, Patrick was born on July 31,1956 in the South Side of Chicago, where his family resided in a two-bedroom apartment in the Robert Taylor Homes housing projects.
Patrick is the son of mother Emily Mae and father Laurdine Pat Patrick, in 1959, Patricks father abandoned their family in order to play music in New York City and because he had fathered a daughter, LaShon Anthony, by another woman. Deval reportedly had a relationship with his father, who opposed his choice of high school. Patrick was raised by his mother, who traces her roots to American slaves in the American South, the family spent many months living on welfare. Patrick graduated from Milton Academy in 1974 and went on to attend college and he graduated from Harvard College, where he was a member of the Fly Club, with a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in English and American literature, in 1978. He spent a working with the United Nations in Africa. In 1979, Patrick returned to the United States and enrolled at Harvard Law School, while in law school, Patrick was elected president of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, where he first worked defending poor families in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
At Harvard, Patrick won Best Oralist in the prestigious Ames Moot Court Competition, Patrick graduated from Harvard Law School with a J. D. cum laude, in 1982. He proceeded to fail the State Bar of California exam twice, Patrick served as a law clerk to Judge Stephen Reinhardt on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit for one year. In 1983, he joined the staff of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, while at LDF, he met Bill Clinton, the Governor of Arkansas, when he sued Clinton in a voting case. In 1986, he joined the Boston law firm of Hill & Barlow and was named partner in 1990, while at Hill & Barlow he managed high-profile engagements such as acting as Desiree Washingtons attorney in her civil lawsuit against Mike Tyson. In 1994, President Bill Clinton nominated Patrick as the United States Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division, federal affirmative action policy was under judicial and political review, and Patrick defended Clintons policy. Patrick worked on issues including racial profiling, police misconduct, between 1995 and 1997, Patrick coordinated an investigation into a series of arsons of predominantly black churches across the South.
The investigation brought together a number of state and federal agencies, in the end, more than 100 arrests were made, but no evidence of national or regional conspiracy was found
James Jimmy Roosevelt II was an American businessman and Democratic Party politician. The oldest son of U. S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt and he served as an official Secretary to the President and in the United States House of Representatives. Roosevelt was born in New York City at 125 East 36th Street and he attended the Potomac School and the National Cathedral School in Washington, D. C. and the Groton School in Massachusetts. At Groton, he rowed and played football, and as as a prefect in his senior year, after graduation in 1926, he attended Harvard College, where he rowed with the freshman and junior varsity crews. He graduated from Harvard in 1930 and was elected permanent treasurer of his class, after graduation, Roosevelt enrolled in the Boston University School of Law. He took a job with Boston insurance agent Victor De Gerard. Roosevelt was so successful, that one year, he abandoned his law studies. In 1932 he started his own agency and Sargent. As president of Roosevelt & Sargent, he made a substantial fortune and he resigned from the firm in 1937, when he officially went to work in the White House, but retained his half ownership.
Roosevelt attended the 1924 Democratic National Convention where he served, in his words, as his fathers page, in 1928, he and some Harvard classmates campaigned for Democratic Presidential nominee Al Smith. In 1932, he headed FDRs Massachusetts campaign, he made two hundred campaign speeches that year. Though FDR lost the Massachusetts Democratic primary, he easily carried Massachusetts in the November election, James Roosevelt was viewed as his fathers political deputy in Massachusetts, allocating patronage in alliance with Boston mayor James Michael Curley. He was a delegate from Massachusetts to the Constitutional Convention for the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, Roosevelt was a close protege of Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. In 1934, the two journeyed to England to obtain the market in post-prohibition liquor imports, many of Roosevelts controversial business ventures were aided by Kennedy, including his maritime insurance interests, and the National Grain Yeast Corp. affair. Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau, Jr.
threatened to resign unless FDR forced James to leave the latter company, James Roosevelt was instrumental in securing Kennedys appointment as ambassador to the United Kingdom. In April 1936, Presidential Secretary Louis Howe died, James Roosevelt unofficially assumed Howes duties. He accompanied his father to the Inter-American Conference at Buenos Aires in December as a military aide, on January 6,1937, he was officially appointed administrative assistant to the President, on July 1,1937, he was appointed Secretary to the President. He became White House coordinator for eighteen federal agencies in October 1937, James Roosevelt was considered among his fathers most important counselors
Joseph Clark Grew was an American career diplomat and Foreign Service officer. Early in his career, he was the chargé daffaires at the American Embassy in Vienna when the Austro-Hungarian Empire severed diplomatic relations with the United States on April 9,1917, Grew was the Ambassador to Denmark and Ambassador to Switzerland. In 1924, Grew became the Under Secretary of State, Grew was the Ambassador to Turkey and the Ambassador to Japan beginning in 1932. He was the American ambassador in Tokyo at the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Ambassador Grew was interned for nine months by the Japanese government, but he was released to return to the United States in July 1942. Grew was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in May 1880, at the age of 12 he was sent to Groton School, a boys preparatory school whose purpose was to cultivate manly Christian character. Grew was there just two grades ahead of Franklin D. Roosevelt, during his youth, Grew enjoyed the outdoors, sailing and hunting during his summers away from school.
After graduating from Groton, one of four men in his class to do so, Grew attended Harvard University. Following graduation, Grew made a tour of the Far East, while recovering in India, he became friends with an American consul there. Grew was promoted to vice-consul in Egypt, Grew married Alice Perry, a great-granddaughter of famed American naval hero Oliver Hazard Perry. She became Joe Grews life partner and helper as promotions took him to work in Mexico and Germany. As an aide to the American ambassador in Berlin from 1912 to 1917, Grew stayed in Germany until the United States entered World War I in April 1917 and hence broke diplomatic relations with Germany. Grew found himself in a similar situation when the United States went to war with the Japanese Empire in 1941. Grews book Sport and Travel in the Far East was a one of Roosevelts. Your description, both of the hunting and the people and surroundings, is really excellent. Alice Perry Grew was the daughter of premier American impressionist painter Lilla Cabot Perry, daughter of Dr.
Samuel Cabot and her husband, after the Armistice was signed with Germany in November 1918, Grew worked at the United States Department of State in Washington, D. C. In 1922, he and Richard Child acted as the American observers at the Conference of Lausanne, in 1927, Grew was appointed as the American ambassador to Turkey. He served in Constantinople for five years until he was offered the opportunity to return to the Far East, Grews daughter, Lilla Cabot Grew, married Jay Pierrepont Moffat, the American Ambassador to Canada, in 1927. Grew was appointed by President Herbert Hoover to succeed William Cameron Forbes as the United States Ambassador to Japan in 1932, the Grews soon became popular in Japanese society, joining clubs and societies there, and adapting to the culture, even as relations between the two countries deteriorated
The Americas Cup, affectionately known as the Auld Mug, is a trophy awarded to the winner of the Americas Cup match races between two sailing yachts. The timing of each match is determined by an agreement between the defender and the challenger, the Americas Cup is the oldest international sporting trophy. The ewer was originally awarded in 1851 by the Royal Yacht Squadron for a race around the Isle of Wight in England, any yacht club that meets the requirements specified in the deed of gift has the right to challenge the yacht club that holds the cup. If the challenging club wins the match, it gains stewardship of the cup, the history and prestige associated with the Americas Cup attracts not only the worlds top sailors and yacht designers but the involvement of wealthy entrepreneurs and sponsors. It is a test not only of sailing skill and boat and sail design, from the first defense of the cup in 1870 through the twentieth defense in 1967, there was always only one challenger. Since 1983, Louis Vuitton has sponsored the Louis Vuitton Cup as a prize for the winner of the challenger selection series, early matches for the cup were raced between yachts 65–90 ft on the waterline owned by wealthy sportsmen.
This culminated with the J-Class regattas of the 1930s, after a long legal battle, the 2010 Americas Cup was raced in 90 ft lwl multihull yachts in a best of three deed of gift match in Valencia, Spain. The victorious Golden Gate Yacht Club elected to race the 34th Americas Cup in AC72 foiling, Golden Gate Yacht Club successfully defended the cup. The 35th Americas Cup match was announced to be sailed in 50 ft foiling catamarans, the history of the Americas Cup has included legal battles and disputes over rule changes including most recently over the rule changes for the 2017 Americas Cup. It was originally known as the R. Y. S, £100 Cup, standing for a cup of a hundred GB Pounds or sovereigns in value. The cup was subsequently mistakenly engraved as the 100 Guinea Cup by the America syndicate, the trophy is officially known as the Americas Cup after the 1851 winning yacht, and is affectionately called the Auld Mug by the sailing community. It is inscribed with names of the yachts that competed for it, the syndicate contracted with pilot boat designer George Steers for a 101 ft schooner, which was christened America and launched on 3 May 1851.
On 22 August 1851, America raced against 15 yachts of the Royal Yacht Squadron in the Clubs annual 53-nautical-mile regatta around the Isle of Wight, America won, finishing 8 minutes ahead of the closest rival. Apocryphally, Queen Victoria, who was watching at the line, was reported to have asked who was second. No challenge to race for the Cup was issued until British railway tycoon James Lloyd Ashburys topsail schooner Cambria beat the Yankee schooner Sappho in the Solent in 1868. This success encouraged the Royal Thames Yacht Club in believing that the cup could be back home. Ashbury entered Cambria in the NYYC Queens Cup race in New York City on 8 August against a fleet of seventeen schooners, the Cambria only placed eighth, behind the aging America in fourth place and Franklin Osgoods Magic in the fleets lead. Trying again, Ashbury offered a match race challenge for October 1871
Lowell House is one of twelve undergraduate residential Houses at Harvard University, located on Holyoke Place facing Mount Auburn Street between Harvard Yard and the Charles River. Its majestic neo-Georgian design, centered on two landscaped courtyards, received the 1938 Harleston Parker Medal and might be considered the model for Harvard houses nearby. Lowell House is simultaneously close to the Yard, Harvard Square, and other Harvard River houses and its first Master was Mathematics Department chairman Julian Lowell Coolidge, who instituted Monday-night High Table. Historian Elliott Perkins was the first to hold the position of Resident Dean was Master from 1942 to 1963, classicist Zeph Stewart was the third Master, and William and Mary Lee Bossert served from 1975 to 1998. Current co-Masters Diana Eck and Dorothy Austin are thus only the fifth Masters in Lowells 80 years, Lowells sister college at Yale University is Pierson College. House traditions include Masters Tea on Thursday afternoons, a May Day Waltz at dawn on the Weeks Footbridge, High Table, springtime brings the Bacchanalia Formal, often with a live swing band in the courtyard.
There is a holiday dinner, and various sophomore, Roundtable. Language tables and special-interest tables are common features of everyday lunches, many House events are organized by Lowells House Committee of elected undergraduates from within the House. The committee operates separately from the Harvard Undergraduate Council, to student events. The HoCo, as with the student government organizations in the Houses, are funded by the UC. Lowell House was the residence of Silas. The busts of President Abbott Lawrence Lowell and poet James Russell Lowell, are featured in the main courtyard. In the Dining Hall are portraits of Lowell and his wife Anna Parker Lowell, his sister, poet Amy Lowell, his brother, astronomer Percival Lowell, and his grandfather John Amory Lowell. Prior to the 1996 transition to randomized House assignments, Lowells central location, picturesque courtyard, elegant dining hall, and charming traditions made it a popular housing choice. The Lowell House arms are those of the Lowell family, Shield, crest, a stags head cabossed, between the attires a pheon azure.
The house colors are blue and white, for three-quarters of a century, Lowell Houses bell tower was home to a set of authentic Russian zvon, one of the few complete sets of pre-revolutionary Russian bells surviving anywhere. Crane donated them to Harvard in 1930 just as plans for Lowell House were nearing completion, with word of Cranes gift, the planned tower was changed to the blue-capped bell tower seen today. The bells are consecrated, and are of significance to the Russian Orthodox Church. At Lowell, the bells were rung on Sundays at 1pm by resident Klappermeisters
William Floyd Bill Weld is an American attorney and politician who was the 68th Governor of Massachusetts from 1991 to 1997. He was the Libertarian Partys nominee for Vice President of the United States in the 2016 election and he resigned from the latter position in 1988, along with the Deputy Attorney General, in protest of an ethics scandal and associated investigations of Attorney General Ed Meese III. He was elected Governor of Massachusetts in 1990 and was Governor from 1991 to 1997 and he was re-elected by the largest margin in Massachusetts history in 1994 and was the Republican nominee for the United States Senate in 1996, losing to incumbent Democrat John Kerry. Weld was born in Smithtown, New York and his ancestor Edmund Weld was among the earliest students at Harvard College. He would be followed by eighteen more Welds at Harvard, where two buildings are named for the family, General Stephen Minot Weld Jr. fought with distinction in many major battles of the Civil War. They sent the servants over first to get the cottage ready, Welds father David was an investment banker, his mother, Mary Nichols Weld, was a descendant of William Floyd, who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
His siblings are Dr. Francis Tim Weld, David Weld and his maternal grandfather was ichthyologist and ornithologist John Treadwell Nichols, and his first cousin is novelist John Nichols. Weld was educated at Middlesex School, Weld began his legal career as a counsel with the House Judiciary Committee during the Watergate impeachment inquiry, where one of his colleagues was Hillary Rodham. In 1978, he ran unsuccessfully for Massachusetts Attorney General, losing to Democratic incumbent Francis X. Bellotti by 1,532,835 votes to 421,417. He was appointed as United States Attorney for Massachusetts in 1981 by President Ronald Reagan, in that capacity, Weld expanded an ongoing public corruption investigation of the administration of Boston Mayor Kevin White. More than 20 city employees were indicted, pleaded guilty, or were convicted of a range of charges, including several key political supporters of the Mayor. In 1981, Weld was recommended to President Reagan by Rudolph W. Giuliani, Associate U. S.
Attorney General, during Welds tenure, the Attorney Generals office prosecuted some of New Englands largest banks in cases involving money laundering and other white-collar crimes. In 1985, the Boston Globe said Weld has been by far the most visible figure in the prosecution of financial institutions, Weld gained national recognition in fighting public corruption, he won 109 convictions out of 111 cases. In 1986, President Reagan promoted Weld to head of the Criminal Division of the Justice Department in Washington, where Weld oversaw 700 employees. Weld was responsible for supervising all federal prosecutions, including those investigated by the FBI, during this time, Weld worked on some of the Reagan administrations most significant prosecutions and investigations, including the capture of Panamas Manuel Noriega on drug trafficking charges. Meese resigned from office in July 1988 shortly after Welds and Burns testimony, in 1990, Weld announced his candidacy for Governor of Massachusetts, to replace the out-going Michael Dukakis.
At the state Republican convention, party officials backed Steven Pierce over Weld, Weld gained enough support to force a primary, and in an upset election, Weld won the Republican nomination over Pierce by a 60–40 margin. In the general election, he faced John Silber, the president of Boston University, polls showed Weld anywhere from a statistical tie to trailing by as many as ten points
John Winthrop House is one of twelve undergraduate residential Houses at Harvard University. It is home to approximately 400 upperclass undergraduates, Winthrop house consists of two buildings, Standish Hall and Gore Hall, originally freshman dormitories built in 1912. In 1931 they were joined as John Winthrop House, one of the seven original Harvard houses in which students reside from sophomore through senior years, Winthrop was one of the first Harvard houses open to Catholic and Jewish students. Winthrop House maintains an affiliation with Davenport College at Yale University, the house shield is from the Winthrop family coat of arms, a lion with three chevrons in the background. In heraldric language, the blazon of the shield is Argent three chevrons Gules overall a lion rampant Sable. The current masters of Winthrop House are Ronald S. Sullivan Jr. the most recent past masters of Winthrop House are Stephen Peter Rosen and Mandana Sassanfar. The first John Winthrop was a member of the English gentry, in 1630, at the age of 41, Winthrop sold his home and sailed for New England, recording his visions that the New World could be a city on a hill.
He served as leader of the Massachusetts Bay Company, became the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. His great-great-great-grandson John Winthrop was the Hollis Professor of Mathematicks and Natural Philosophy from the age of 24 until his death at 65, regarded as the first American astronomer, Winthrop served briefly as the president of Harvard from 1773-1774. The two halls which would become Winthrop House were built in the year and share many attributes. Both are four-story U-shaped buildings surrounding courtyards, with an open side facing the Charles River. Both have fifth floor living spaces at their central axis only, the facade of Gore Hall is based on Sir Christopher Wrens late-17th-century garden wing of the Hampton Court Palace. The present Gore Hall maintains the memory of Christopher Gore, who had bequeathed funds for construction of a prior Gore Hall and it contains the Winthrop House dining hall in a below-street-level space at its center. In the corresponding spot, Standish Hall contains the Winthrop House Library, when Standish was still a stand-alone dormitory for freshmen, what is now the library was its dining hall.
Two gates at opposite ends of the Yellowwood Courtyard, both built in 1914, connect Gore and Standish Halls, the front entrance, facing Mill Street, is the Winthrop Gate. The house shield is welded in the front, on the river side stands the Fly Club Gate, an English Baroque structure named after one of Harvards male-only final clubs whose members provided a grant to build it. The panther symbol of the Fly Club is centered within the ironwork above the entry, Stein Club is a themed event featuring beer and snacks for Winthrop Residents every other Thursday evening. It is usually held in Winthrops Junior Common Room, Winthrop House sells beer steins annually with the house crest on them to be used at the stein clubs, though having one is not required to partake
Jared Corey Kushner is an American real estate investor and developer and senior advisor to his father-in-law, President Donald Trump. Together with Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, Kushner is said to be President Trumps most trusted advisor, showing unwavering loyalty to his father-in-law. He was principal owner of the estate holding and development company Kushner Companies and of Observer Media, publisher of the weekly. On January 9,2017, Kushner was named to be a Senior White House Adviser to his father-in-law, as a result, Kushner resigned as CEO of his familys real estate company and as publisher of the Observer. Kushner is the son of American real estate developer Charles Kushner and is married to Donald Trumps daughter Ivanka Trump. He was among the advisors of Trumps presidential campaign. Peter Thiel said If Trump was the CEO, Jared was effectively the operating officer. ”Kushner played the largest role in developing and running Trumps digital media strategy.
In 2007, Kushner made the most expensive single-building property purchase in U. S. history, in 2011, Kushner brought in Vornado Realty Trust as a 50% equity partner in the ownership of the building. Kushner was born in Livingston, New Jersey, and is the son of Seryl Kushner. His paternal grandparents and Joseph Kushner, were Holocaust survivors who came to the U. S. from Poland in 1949 and his grandmother Rae Kushner was born in Novogrudek, in what is now Belarus. The Nazis killed her mother and a sister and her brother was killed in the escape. The remaining family made it to the Bielski camp, where they hid in the forest until the Soviets arrived and he has a brother and two sisters and Dara. He is a nephew of Murray Kushner, the owner of Kushner Real Estate Group, Kushner Real Estate Group is separate from Kushner Companies, which Murray Kushner started in 2000. Kushner was raised in a Modern Orthodox Jewish family in New Jersey and he graduated from the Frisch School, a private, coed yeshiva high school, in 1999.
According to a spokeswoman for Kushner Companies, he was a student and a member of the debate, hockey. In 2003, Kushner graduated cum laude from Harvard College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in government, while a student at Harvard, Kushner was a member of the Fly Club and bought and sold buildings in Somerville, earning a $20 million profit. In 2007, Kushner graduated from New York University where he earned a J. D. and he interned at Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthaus office and Paul, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. Kushner is a real estate investor, and has increased the Kushner Companies presence in the New York City real estate market as a principal in his familys real estate company