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J. Charles Jones

Joseph Charles Jones was an American civil rights leader and lawyer. He was the co-founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and chairperson of the SNCCs direct action committee. Jones was born in Chester, South Carolina. He led a ...

                                               

Judith Jones

Judith Jones was an American writer and proofreader. She was best known for having rescued The Diary of Anne Frank from the reject pile. Jones also helped publish Julia Childs Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Jones retired as senior editor an ...

                                               

Mary Harris Jones

Mary Harris Jones was an American schoolteacher and tailor. In 1867 her husband and their four children died of yellow fever during an epidemic. There was a fire in Chicago, in 1871. Harris Jones workshop was destroyed in that fire; she lost ever ...

                                               

Nathaniel R. Jones

Nathaniel Raphael Jones is an American judge and politician. He was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit before his retirement in March 2002. He was general counsel of the NAACP. Jones was nomi ...

                                               

Robert B. Jordan

Robert Byrd Jordan III was an American politician. He was the 29th Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina for one term from 1985 through 1989 under Governor James G. Martin. He unsuccessfully ran for Governor of North Carolina in 1988.

                                               

Brian A. Joyce

Brian A. Joyce was an American politician. He was a Massachusetts State Senator for the Democratic Party from 1998 to 2017. On February 23, 2016, Joyce announced that he would not seek re-election to the Massachusetts State Senate for the next te ...

                                               

Donald Judd

Donald Judd was an American artist. He worked with minimalism. In his work, Judd worked with autonomy and space that objects created by it. He was also known for his works alongside sculptor Robert Morris. When the National Endowment for the Arts ...

                                               

Barbara Judge

Barbara Thomas Judge, Lady Judge, CBE, previously known as Barbara Singer Thomas, was an American-British lawyer and businesswoman. She was the first female chairman of the Institute of Directors. She was made chair in 2015. In 2018, she was susp ...

                                               

Juice Wrld

Jarad Anthony Higgins was an American rapper, singer and songwriter. He is best known as Juice Wrld. He was born in Chicago, Illinois. His most popular songs are: All Girls Are the Same and Lucid Dreams. With the success of these songs, he signed ...

                                               

Junkyard Dog

Sylvester Ritter was an American professional wrestler who was best known for wrestling with World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling under the ring names, Junkyard Dog and JYD for short. He died in Forest, Mississippi on June ...

                                               

Ward Just

Ward Swift Just was an American writer. He was a war correspondent and the author of 17 novels and many short stories. He was born in Michigan City, Indiana. Benjamin Bradlee hired Just at The Washington Post as a war correspondent for the Vietna ...

                                               

Pauline Kael

Pauline Kael was an American movie critic who wrote for The New Yorker magazine from 1968 to 1991. Earlier in her career, her work appeared in City Lights, McCalls and The New Republic. Kael was known for her "witty, biting, highly opinionated, a ...

                                               

Al Kaline

Albert William Kaline, nicknamed Mr. Tiger ", was an American baseball player. He played as a right fielder. He played in Major League Baseball between 1953 and 1974 for the Detroit Tigers. He was an 18-time All-Star and one-time World Series cha ...

                                               

Scott Kalvert

Scott Kalvert was an American director, producer and writer. His best known movies are The Basketball Diaries, Deuces Wild and A Very School Gyrls Holla-Day. He was also a music video director for artists such as Cyndi Lauper, Snoop Doggy Dogg, D ...

                                               

Israel Kamakawiwoole

Israel Kaanoi Kamakawiwoole was an American singer and musician. He was also known as Bruddah Iz. He is best known for his versions of the songs "Somewhere over the Rainbow" and "What a Wonderful World", recorded in 1988 and released in 1993. He ...

                                               

Kamala (wrestler)

James Harris was an American retired professional wrestler and author. For most of his career, Harris wrestled under the ring name Kamala, using a "wild savage" gimmick. He was born in Senatobia, Mississippi. On November 7, 2011, Harris had his l ...

                                               

Kevin Kamenetz

Kevin B. Kamenetz was an American politician. He was born in Lochearn, Maryland. He was the 12th County Executive of Baltimore County, Maryland, serving between 2010 to May 10, 2018. He was a member of the Democratic Party. He served as a four-te ...

                                               

Irving Kanarek

Irving A. Kanarek was an American criminal defense attorney. He was best known for representing Charles Manson and "Onion Field" killer Jimmy Lee Smith. During the course of the trial he was jailed twice by Judge Older for contempt of court. In h ...

                                               

Kansas (band)

Kansas is an American rock band. They formed in Topeka, Kansas in 1970. They are best known for songs including "Carry on Wayward Son" and "Dust in The Wind".

                                               

Paul Kantner

Paul Lorin Kantner was an American guitarist, vocalist, and political activist. He was known for co-founding Jefferson Airplane, a psychedelic rock band of the 1960s and its more commercial spin-off band Jefferson Starship. He was born in San Fra ...

                                               

Ray Kappe

Ray Kappe was an American architect and educator. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 1972, he resigned as Founding Chair of the Department of Architecture at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He soon founded the Southern Cal ...

                                               

Frederick B. Karl

Frederick Brennan Karl was an American politician, writer, and lawyer. He served in the Florida House of Representatives, Florida State Senate, and Florida Supreme Court. Karl was born on May 14, 1924 in Daytona Beach, Florida. He studied at Seab ...

                                               

Isabella Karle

Isabella Helen Karle was an American scientist. She was instrumental in developing techniques to remove plutonium chloride from a mixture containing plutonium oxide. She worked on the Manhattan Project during World War II. She was elected a Fello ...

                                               

Jerome Karle

Jerome Karle was an American physical chemist. During World War II, he and his wife Isabella Karle worked on the Manhattan Project. With Herbert A. Hauptman, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1985, for the direct analysis of crystal ...

                                               

Bentley Kassal

Bentley Kassal was an American lawyer and politician. He worked for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York City. He was a New York State Assemblyman from 1957 through 1962. Kassal was born in New York City. He was a member of the Democr ...

                                               

Nicholas Katzenbach

Nicholas deBelleville "Nick" Katzenbach was an American lawyer. He was the United States Attorney General during the Lyndon B. Johnson administration. He was Attorney General from February 1965 through October 1966.

                                               

Sid Michaels Kavulich

Michael G. "Sid Michaels" Kavulich was an American politician, radio, and television broadcaster. He was born in Taylor, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Democratic Party. He was a sportscaster for WBRE-TV. Kavulich was a member of the Pennsy ...

                                               

Thomas Keating

Fr. Thomas Keating, O.C.S.O. was an American Trappist monk and priest. He was born in New York City. Keating was known as one of the architects of Centering Prayer. He was a founder of the Centering Prayer movement and of Contemplative Outreach. ...

                                               

William H. Keeler

William Henry Keeler was an American cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Baltimore, Maryland, from 1989 to 2007 and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1994. He was born in San Antonio, Texas. Keeler died on March 23, ...

                                               

Estes Kefauver

Carey Estes Kefauver was an American politician from Tennessee. He was the Vice Presidential running mate in the 1952 election.

                                               

Damon Keith

Damon Jerome Keith was an American judge. He was a Senior Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He served as Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit from 1977 until his retirement in 1995. H ...

                                               

Herb Kelleher

Herbert David Kelleher was an American businessman. He was the co-founder, CEO, and Chairman Emeritus of Southwest Airlines. He was born in Camden, New Jersey. Kelleher died on January 3, 2019 in Dallas, Texas from prostate cancer at the age of 87.

                                               

Frank J. Kelley

Frank Joseph Kelley was an American Democratic politician and lawyer. He was born in Detroit, Michigan Kelley was the 50th Attorney General of Michigan from 1961 until 1999. He was the youngest 36 years old and oldest 74 years old Attorney Genera ...

                                               

Jack Kemp

Jack French Kemp was an American politician and a collegiate and professional football player. A Republican, he served as Housing Secretary in the administration of President George H. W. Bush from 1989 to 1993. Kemp was known for being a top adv ...

                                               

Edward Calvin Kendall

Edward Calvin Kendall was an American chemist. In 1950, Kendall was awarded the 1950 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Swiss chemist Tadeus Reichstein and Mayo Clinic physician Philip S. Hench, for their work with the hormones of the adr ...

                                               

D. James Kennedy

Dennis James Kennedy was an American televangelist and megachurch pastor. He started Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and was the senior pastor there from 1960 until his death in 2007. He began Coral Ridge Ministries in ...

                                               

Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.

Joseph Patrick "Joe" Kennedy, Sr. was a prominent American businessman, politician, investor, and government official. He served as the first chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission from 1934 through 1935. Kennedy was the husband of Ro ...

                                               

Tom Kennedy

James Edward Narz, known professionally as Tom Kennedy, was an American television personality. He was best known for his work in game shows. He was the younger brother of game show host Jack Narz. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky. Kennedy hos ...

                                               

Matt Keough

Matthew Lon Keough was an American professional baseball player. He was born in Pomona, California. He played in Major League Baseball MLB as a right-handed pitcher for the Oakland Athletics 1977–1983, New York Yankees 1983–1984, St. Louis Cardin ...

                                               

Gertrude Kerbis

Gertrude Lempp Kerbis was an American architect. She worked for and studied under some of the most significant modernists of her day, including Carl Koch, Walter Gropius and Mies Van Der Rohe. She was born in Chicago, Illinois. She played a leadi ...

                                               

Jill Ker Conway

Jill Ker Conway OA was an Australian-American author. She was born in Hillston, New South Wales. Conway was known for her autobiographies, in particular her first memoir, The Road from Coorain. She was also Smith Colleges first female president, ...

                                               

Otto Kerner, Jr.

Otto Kerner, Jr. was an American politician. He was a Democrat. He was the Governor of Illinois from January 1961 to May 1968. He is best known for chairing the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders and for accepting bribes. He would la ...

                                               

Jan Kerouac

Jan-Michelle Kerouac was the daughter of writer Jack Kerouac, by his second wife Joan Haverty. A writer herself, Jans books included Baby Driver and Trainsong. She also appeared in some documentary programs about her father, giving her side of hi ...

                                               

Robert S. Kerr

Robert Samuel Kerr was an American politician and businessman. He was a member of the Democratic Party. Kerr was born in Ada, Oklahoma. He studied at Oklahoma Baptist University and for a short while at Oklahoma State University. Kerr served as G ...

                                               

Jess Kersey

Jesse "Jess" Kersey was an American basketball referee. He was born in Newport News, Virginia. He worked for the American Basketball Association and the National Basketball Association. Kersey joined the NBA in 1973. During his 30 year career, he ...

                                               

Stan Kesler

Stanley Augustus Kesler was an American guitarist, record producer and songwriter. His career began at the Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee. He was born in Abbeville, Mississippi. He co-wrote several of Elvis Presleys early recordings including " ...

                                               

Harry Kesten

Harry Kesten was an American mathematician. He best known for his work in probability, most notably on random walks on groups and graphs, random matrices, branching processes and percolation theory. He wrote 191 papers and has been cited by more ...

                                               

Ted Key

Ted Key was an American cartoonist and writer. He is best known for the single-panel comic strip Hazel. This comic strip was about a bossy live-in maid. It ran in The Saturday Evening Post from 1943 until 1969 when the Post went out of business. ...

                                               

Bobby Keys

Robert Henry "Bobby" Keys was an American saxophone player. He performed with other musicians as a member of several horn sections of the 1970s. He appears on albums by The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Who, Harry Nilsson, Delaney Bramlett, ...

                                               

Sergei Khrushchev

Sergei Nikitich Khrushchev was a Russian-American engineer. He was the son of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev. Khrushchev worked in many high-level engineering positions. From 1968 to 1991, he worked at the Control Computer Institute in M ...