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Robert Bork

Robert Heron "Bob" Bork was an American writer, politician, lawyers, and legal scholar who was nominated by Ronald Reagan to be part of the Supreme Court in 1987, but his nomination was rejected by the Senate. He was the United States Solicitor G ...

                                               

Leonard Boswell

Leonard L. Boswell was an American politician. He was the U.S. Representative for Iowas 3rd congressional district from 1997 to 2013. Boswell was a member of the Democratic Party. Boswell lost reelection in 2012 by 4th district incumbent Tom Lath ...

                                               

Buddy Boudreaux

John Landry" Buddy” Boudreaux was an American big band and jazz musician. He was born in Donaldsonville, Louisiana. He played saxophone and clarinet. Since 1934, he directed and played in a number of bands that have toured the southern United Sta ...

                                               

Louise Bourgeois

Louise Josephine Bourgeois was a French-American artist. She was best-known for her installation art and large-scale sculptures. She was also a painter and printmaker. Bourgeois explored many themes over her career, including domesticity, family, ...

                                               

Jim Bouton

James Alan Bouton was an American professional baseball player, writer and actor. He was born in Newark, New Jersey. Bouton played in Major League Baseball MLB as a pitcher for the New York Yankees, Seattle Pilots, Houston Astros, and Atlanta Bra ...

                                               

James Bowdoin

James Bowdoin II was an American politician and educator. He was an important person during the American Revolution. From 1775 to 1777, he was president of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress executive council, the de facto head of the Massachu ...

                                               

Rosemarie Bowe

Rosemarie Bowe Stack was an American model and actress. She was best known for her movie roles in the 1950s. She was born in Butte, Montana and raised in Tacoma, Washington. Bowe was married to actor Robert Stack from 1956 until his death in 2003 ...

                                               

Otis Bowen

Otis R. Bowen, M.D., was the governor of the American state of Indiana from 1973 to 1981. He was the first governor of Indiana to serve two consecutive terms. He was also the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services on the cabinet of ...

                                               

Gordon H. Bower

Gordon Howard Bower was an American cognitive psychologist. He studied human memory, language comprehension, emotion, and behavior modification. He held the A. R. Lang Emeritus Professorship at Stanford University. He was voted number 42 in the l ...

                                               

Pat Bowlen

Patrick Dennis Bowlen was an American sports executive. He was born in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. He was the majority owner of the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. Bowlen and his family, including his two brothers John Bowlen and ...

                                               

Alan Stephenson Boyd

Alan Stephenson Boyd was an American politician and lawyer. He was the first United States Secretary of Transportation, appointed by Lyndon Johnson in November 1966. He was appointed to the Civil Aeronautics Board in 1959 by Dwight Eisenhower and ...

                                               

Neal E. Boyd

Neal Evans Boyd was an American pop opera singer and television contestant. He was best known as being the winner of the third season of Americas Got Talent. He was born in Missouri. Boyd signed to Decca Records and released his debut album, My A ...

                                               

Robert Boyd (journalist)

Robert Skinner Boyd was an American journalist. He was born in Chicago. He spent most of his career working for the Knight Newspaper Group. He and Clark Hoyt won a Pulitzer Prize in 1973 for discovering the fact that Senator Thomas Eagleton, Geor ...

                                               

Paul D. Boyer

Paul Delos Boyer was an American biochemist, analytical chemist, and a professor of chemistry at University of California, Los Angeles. Boyer shared the 1997 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for research on the "enzymatic mechanism underlying the biosynt ...

                                               

Walter J. Boyne

Walter J. Boyne was an American USAF officer, command pilot, combat veteran, aviation historian and author. He wrote more than 50 books and over 1.000 magazine articles. While most of his books were non-fiction, Boyne wrote some works of fiction, ...

                                               

Elizabeth Brackett

Elizabeth Brackett was an American journalist and political figure and writer. She was known for hosting WTTW-TVs Chicago Tonight program and also worked as a correspondent for PBS The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. In 1988, Brackett was awarded a Pea ...

                                               

Norris Bradbury

Norris Edwin Bradbury, was an American physicist. He served as Director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory for 25 years from 1945 to 1970. He replaced Robert Oppenheimer. Bradbury worked with Oppenheimer on the Manhattan Project during World W ...

                                               

Anne Braden

Anne Braden was an American civil rights activist and newspaper journalist. She worked for newspapers in Louisville, Kentucky, Anniston, Alabama and Birmingham, Alabama. She also worked for the civil rights movement.

                                               

Bob Braden

Robert Braden was an American computer scientist. He played a role in the development of the Internet. His research interests included end-to-end network protocols, especially in the transport and internetwork layers. Braden worked at the Univers ...

                                               

Benjamin C. Bradlee

Benjamin Crowninshield "Ben" Bradlee was a vice president at-large of The Washington Post. He was executive editor of the Post from 1968 to 1991. He became a national figure during the presidency of Richard Nixon, when he challenged the federal g ...

                                               

Charles Bradley

Charles Edward Bradley was an American funk/soul/R&B singer, signed to the Daptone Records label under the Dunham Records division. His performances and recording style were consistent with Daptones revivalist approach, celebrating the feel o ...

                                               

Ed Bradley

Edward Rudolph Ed Bradley, Jr. was an American journalist. He was best known for 26 years of award-winning work on the CBS News television program 60 Minutes. Bradley was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Bradley died in New York City from leuk ...

                                               

Tom Bradley

Thomas J. "Tom" Bradley was an American politician. He was the 38th Mayor of Los Angeles. He served from 1973 to 1993. He was the only African-American mayor of that city. His 20 years in office mark the longest time by any mayor in the citys his ...

                                               

John Bradshaw (author)

John Elliot Bradshaw was an American educator, counselor, motivational speaker and author. He hosted a number of PBS television programs such as Bradshaw On: Homecoming. He was active in the self-help movement. He was known for creating the idea ...

                                               

James Joseph Brady

James Joseph Brady was an American lawyer. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He served as the District Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana from 2000 until his death in 2017. He was appointed by Preside ...

                                               

Mathew Brady

Mathew B. Brady was one of the most celebrated 19th century American photographers, best known for his portraits of celebrities and the documentation of the American Civil War. He is credited with being the father of photojournalism.

                                               

John Bramlett

John "the Bull" Bramlett was an American football linebacker. He played from 1965 to 1971 on four teams. They were the Denver Broncos, the Miami Dolphins and the Boston Patriots in the American Football League and the Patriots and the Atlanta Fal ...

                                               

Glenn Branca

Glenn Branca was an American avant-garde composer and guitarist. He was known for his use of volume, alternative guitar tunings, repetition, droning, and the harmonic series. Branca received a 2009 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artis ...

                                               

Ralph Branca

Ralph Theodore Joseph Branca was an American baseball player. He was a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball. From 1944 through 1956, Branca played for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Detroit Tigers, and New York Yankees. Branca died on the morn ...

                                               

T. Berry Brazelton

Thomas Berry Brazelton was an American pediatrician, television host and author. He was the developer of the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale. Brazelton hosts the cable television program What Every Baby Knows, and writes a syndicated newspap ...

                                               

Ben Breedlove

Benjamin Daniel Breedlove was an American Internet personality. He was from Austin, Texas. He was known for his blogs on YouTube. At an early age, Breedlove had been diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy HCM. It is a condition in which the h ...

                                               

Buddy Bregman

Buddy Bregman was an American arranger, television producer, and composer. He was born in Chicago, Illinois. He worked with many of the greatest musical artists of 20th Century popular music, including: Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, ...

                                               

Jimmy Breslin

James Earle "Jimmy" Breslin was am American journalist and author. He wrote a column for the New York Daily News Sunday edition until his death in 2017. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1986. Breslin authored numerous novels, and colum ...

                                               

Ronald Breslow

Ronald Charles Drake Breslow was an American chemist. He was University Professor at Columbia University. He had taught at Columbia since 1956 and was a former chair of the universitys chemistry department. He was interested in the design and syn ...

                                               

Wrestling Brewster

Wrestling Brewster was a passenger on the ship Mayflower in 1620 when it sailed from England to North America. He was born in Leiden, The Netherlands about 1614 to William and Mary Brewster. He was alive during the 1627 Division of Cattle at Plym ...

                                               

Norm Breyfogle

Norman Keith Breyfogle was an American artist. He was best known for his comic book art on DC Comics Batman franchise from 1987 to 1995. During this time, he co-created the villains Ventriloquist and Ratcatcher. He co-created with writers Gerard ...

                                               

Frank Brian

Frank Sands Brian was an American professional basketball player. He was born in Zachary, Louisiana. Brian signed with the Anderson Packers of the National Basketball League in 1947. In 1949 the NBL and BAA merged to form the NBA. He scored 2.442 ...

                                               

Rocky Bridges

Everett Lamar Rocky Bridges was an American baseball utility infielder. He played in Major League Baseball from 1951 to 1961. He played for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, and St. Louis Cardinals of the National League. He also played for ...

                                               

Styles Bridges

Henry Styles Bridges was an American teacher, editor, and Republican Party politician. He was the 63rd Governor of New Hampshire before a twenty-four-year career in the United States Senate. Bridges died of a heart attack in Concord, New Hampshir ...

                                               

Kim Bridgford

Kim Bridgford was an American poet, writer, critic, and academic. In her poetry, she wrote mainly in traditional forms, particularly sonnets. She was the director of Poetry by the Sea: A Global Conference, created in 2014 and first held in May 20 ...

                                               

Don J. Briel

Donald Jonathan Briel was an American theologian. He was born in Ventura, California. Briel held the Blessed John Henry Newman Chair of Liberal Arts at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota from August 2014 until his death in 2018. Bri ...

                                               

Claude Brinegar

Claude Stout Brinegar was an American politician. He was the third United States Secretary of Transportation serving from February 2, 1973 to February 1, 1975. Brinegar had previously been an oil company executive. Brinegar was Secretary of Trans ...

                                               

David Brinkley

David McClure Brinkley was an American newscaster for NBC and ABC in a career lasting from 1943 to 1997. From 1956 through 1970, he co-anchored NBCs top-rated nightly news program, The Huntley–Brinkley Report, with Chet Huntley. In the 1980s and ...

                                               

Donna Britt

Donna Britt was a longtime television news anchor at WAFB in Baton Rouge. She co-anchored the stations top rated 6 PM and 10 PM news broadcasts. As a student, she had been working for WYNK radio, and so in 1981 she decided to get a temporary job ...

                                               

Bill Brock

William Emerson "Bill" Brock III was a Republican United States senator from Tennessee, having served from 1971 to 1977. Upon the election of Ronald Reagan as U.S. president, Brock was appointed U.S. Trade Representative, a position he had until ...

                                               

Lou Brock

Louis Clark Lou Brock was an American former professional baseball player. He began his 19-year Major League Baseball career playing in 1961 for the Chicago Cubs, and spent the majority of his career playing as a left fielder for the St. Louis Ca ...

                                               

Wallace Smith Broecker

Wallace Smith Broecker was an American geophysicist. He was the Newberry Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University. He created the idea of a global "conveyor belt" and he was known for creating the ter ...

                                               

Edgar Bronfman, Sr.

Edgar Miles Bronfman was a Canadian-American businessman. He is a member of the Bronfman family. Bronfman was born on June 20, 1929 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He studied at Williams College. Bronfman was married to Ann Loeb from 1953 until they ...

                                               

David Owen Brooks

David Owen Brooks was an American convicted murderer. Working with serial killer Dean Corll, who, along with Elmer Wayne Henley Jr., abducted, raped, tortured, and murdered at least 28 boys and young men in a series of killings from 1970 to 1973 ...

                                               

Joseph Brooks

Joseph Brooks, born Joseph Kaplan, and also known as Joe Brooks or Joey Brooks, was an American composer, director, producer, and screenwriter. He was born in Manhattan, New York. He was a known writer of advertising jingles and wrote the hit son ...