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Sarah Parker Remond

Sarah Parker Remond was an African-American educator, abolitionist, and member of the American Anti-Slavery Society. She made her first speech against slavery when she was only sixteen years old. Late in life she became a physician in Italy.

                                               

Charles Byron Renfrew

Charles Byron Renfrew was an American federal judge and politician. He was born in Detroit, Michigan. He was a member of the Democratic Party. He studied at Princeton University and at the University of Michigan. Renfrew served as the Judge of th ...

                                               

Jean Renoir

Jean Renoir was a French-American movie director, screenwriter, actor, producer and author. His father was artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir. As a movie director and actor, he made more than forty movie from the silent era to the end of the 1960s. His ...

                                               

Mike Resnick

Michael Diamond Resnick was an American science fiction writer under the name Mike Resnick. He won five Hugo Awards. He was executive editor of Jim Baens Universe. Resnick was born in Chicago. He was best known for his novellas The Goddess of Gan ...

                                               

Ola Mildred Rexroat

Ola Mildred Rexroat was the only Native American woman to serve in the Women Airforce Service Pilots. After that she joined the Air Force, where she served for ten years as an air traffic controller. In 2007 she was inducted into the South Dakota ...

                                               

Kenneth Rexroth

Kenneth Rexroth was an American writer. He was one of the first poets in the United States to write in traditional Japanese poetic forms such as haiku. Rexroth is known as one of the main figures in the San Fransisco Renaissance.

                                               

Michael D. Reynolds

Michael David Reynolds March 30, 1954 – October 15, 2019) was an American educator and astrology. He was professor of astronomy at Florida State College at Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Florida. He was the director of Chabot Space and Science Cen ...

                                               

Emitt Rhodes

Emitt Lynn Rhodes was an American singer-songwriter, musician and recording engineer. Rhodes began his career in musical ensembles The Palace Guard as the groups drummer before joining The Merry-Go-Round as a multi-instrumentalist. He was known f ...

                                               

Frank H. T. Rhodes

Frank Harold Trevor Rhodes was a British-American academic. He was the ninth president of Cornell University from 1977 to 1995. Rhodes was born in Warwickshire, England. Rhodes taught geology at the University of Durham between 1951 and 1954. He ...

                                               

Tony Rice

David Anthony "Tony" Rice was an American musician and songwriter. He was born in Danville, Virginia but grew up in Los Angeles, California. He is famous for his skill at playing acoustic guitar. His music can be bluegrass or country or folk. He ...

                                               

Adrienne Rich

Adrienne Cecile Rich was an American poet, essayist and feminist. She received credit for bringing attention to the oppression of women and lesbians. She wrote many fiction and non-fiction books and many poetry. Her most controversial work was Of ...

                                               

Ann Richards

Dorothy Ann Willis Richards was an American politician and the 45th Governor of Texas. She first obtained national attention as the state treasurer of Texas, when she delivered the keynote address at the 1988 Democratic National Convention. Richa ...

                                               

Dickinson W. Richards

Dickinson Woodruff Richards, Jr. was an American physician and physiologist. He is best known for the research he did on the development of cardiac catheterization as well as the characterization of a number of cardiac diseases.

                                               

Elliot Richardson

Elliot Lee Richardson was an American lawyer and politician. He was a member of the cabinet of Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. As U.S. Attorney General, he was a known figure in the Watergate Scandal, and resigned rather than obey Presi ...

                                               

Henry Hobson Richardson

Henry Hobson Richardson was an American architect. He designed buildings in Albany, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee and other cities. The style he popularized is named for him: Richardsonian Romanesque. Along with Louis Sullivan a ...

                                               

Donald Richie

Donald Steiner Richie was an American writer, director, historian, journalist, and movie critic. He only wrote his books or reviewed his movies in Japan. He directed his first movie when he was 17.

                                               

Nancy Richler

Nancy Richler was a Canadian novelist. Her novels won two international awards and were shortlisted for three others; Richler was also shortlisted for the Canadian Booksellers Association Author of the Year award in 2013. She was born in Montreal ...

                                               

Fred Richmond

Frederick William "Fred" Richmond was an American politician and convicted criminal of Jewish descent. He was a member of the Democratic Party. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives from New York from January 3, 1975 throu ...

                                               

Burton Richter

Burton Richter was an American physicist. He was a Nobel Prize winner. He led the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center team. He co-discovered the J/ψ meson in 1974. This discovery was part of the so-called November Revolution of particle physics. H ...

                                               

Branch Rickey

Wesley Branch Rickey was an American Major League Baseball executive. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1967. He was best known for breaking Major League Baseballs color barrier by signing African American player Jackie Robinson, for ...

                                               

Gelek Rimpoche

Kyabje Gelek Rimpoche was a Tibetan-American Buddhist lama. He was born in Lhasa, China. Gelek was a nephew of the 13th Dalai Lama, Thubten Gyatso. He was tutored by many of the same masters who tutored the current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso. He w ...

                                               

Minnie Riperton

Minnie Julia Riperton Rudolph, known professionally as Minnie Riperton, was an American singer-songwriter best known for her 1975 single "Lovin You". She was well known for her R&B singing. She was married to songwriter and music producer Ric ...

                                               

Jean Ritchie

Jean Ritchie was an American folk music singer, songwriter, and Appalachian dulcimer player. Elektra records signed her and released three albums: Jean Ritchie Sings, Songs of Her Kentucky Mountain Family and A Time for Singing. Ritchie was born ...

                                               

Rites of Spring

Rites of Spring was an American post-hardcore band from Washington, D.C. in the mid-1980s, known for their fact, jumpy live performances. A part of the D.C. hardcore punk scene, Rites of Spring increased the violence and passion of hardcore while ...

                                               

Sidney Rittenberg

Sidney Rittenberg was an American journalist, educator, and Chinese linguist. He was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He lived in China from 1944 to 1980. He worked closely with Mao Zedong, Zhu De, Zhou Enlai, and other leaders of the Chinese ...

                                               

J. Michael Riva

John Michael Riva or J. Michael Riva was an American production designer. He worked on Halloween II, Bad Boys 2, Spider-Man 3, Iron Man 2, The Amazing Spider-Man, and Django Unchained. His grandmother was actress Marlene Dietrich. Riva was born o ...

                                               

Jenni Rivera

Jenni Rivera, July 12, 1969 – December 9, 2012) was an Mexican-American singer who is known for her spanish albums such as La Gran Señora, Jenni, Parrandera, Rebelde Y Atrevida, Joyas Prestadas She was nominated for four Latin Grammys. Rivera was ...

                                               

Alice Rivlin

Alice Mitchell Rivlin was an American economist. She was the U.S. Federal Reserve and budget official. She was Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve, Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, and founding Director of the Congressio ...

                                               

Frank Rizzo

Francis Lazarro "Frank" Rizzo, Sr. was an American politician. He was the Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1972 through 1980. He was also the police commissioner as well. When he was mayor, Rizzo was a Democrat, but when he left office, R ...

                                               

Road Warrior Animal

Joseph Michael Laurinaitis better known by his ring name, Road Warrior Animal, was an American professional wrestler. Along with Road Warrior Hawk, he was one half of the tag team The Road Warriors/The Legion of Doom. He performed with many pay-p ...

                                               

Chandler Robbins

Chandler Seymour Robbins was an American ornithologist. He was known for his works to the field include co-authorship of an influential field guide to birds, as well as organizing the North American Breeding Bird Survey. Robbins was born in Belmo ...

                                               

Royal Robbins

Royal Robbins was one of the pioneers of American rock climbing. After learning to climb at Tahquitz he went on to make first ascents of many big wall routes in Yosemite. As an early proponent of boltless, pitonless clean climbing, he, along with ...

                                               

Robert Plutchik

Robert Plutchik was an emeritus professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He was also a professor at the University of South Florida. Plutchik received his Ph.D. from Columbia University. He was a psychologist. He authored or coauthor ...

                                               

Cokie Roberts

Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Roberts, known as Cokie Roberts, was an American journalist, political commentator and bestselling author. Her career as a political reporter and analyst included working for National Public Radio and ABC Ne ...

                                               

Jane Roberts

Jane Roberts was an American author, psychic and trance medium who "channeled" a spirit named Seth. The publication of the Seth books established her as an important person in the world of the paranormal. She wrote short stories, novels and child ...

                                               

Maurice Roberts

Maurice "Moe" Roberts was an American retired professional ice hockey goaltender. Roberts played 4 years in the National Hockey League. He played with the Boston Bruins, New York Americans, and Chicago Black Hawks. Roberts also played for the New ...

                                               

James Robertson (judge)

James Robertson was an American politician and lawyer. He was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia from 1994 until his retirement in June 2010. Robertson also was on the Foreign Intellige ...

                                               

James I. Robertson Jr.

Dr. James I. "Bud" Robertson Jr. was an American historian. He was a known scholar on the American Civil War. He was an Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Virginia Tech. Robertson died on November 2, 2019 of cancer in Richmond, Virginia, ...

                                               

Paul Robeson

Paul Leroy Robeson was an African-American singer and actor who became involved with the Civil Rights Movement. He was a consensus first-team All-American football player at Rutgers, as well as class valedictorian. He had an international career ...

                                               

Clifford Robinson

Clifford Ralph Robinson was an American professional basketball player. He played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association NBA. He played the first eight seasons of his career with the Portland Trail Blazers, followed by the Phoenix Suns ...

                                               

Frank Robinson

Frank Robinson was an American professional baseball outfielder and manager. He played in Major League Baseball for five teams from 1956 to 1976. He became the only player to win the MLB Most Valuable Player Award in both the National League and ...

                                               

Mack Robinson (athlete)

Matthew MacKenzie Robinson was an American track athlete. He was the older brother of professional baseball player Jackie Robinson. Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia. He moved to Pasadena, California when he was young and lived there most of hi ...

                                               

Kevin Roche

Eamonn Kevin Roche was an Irish-born American architect. He was born in Dublin. His career was based in New Haven, Connecticut. He designed over 200 built projects in both the U.S. and abroad. His projects include eight museums, 38 corporate head ...

                                               

Rockin Rebel

Chuck Williams was an American professional wrestler. He was better known by his ring name, Rockin Rebel. Williams was best known for his appearances on the U.S. independent circuit with promotions such as Eastern Championship Wrestling, Combat Z ...

                                               

Pepper Rodgers

Franklin Cullen Pepper Rodgers was an American football player and coach. Rodgers was a quarterback and placekicker for Georgia Tech. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia. As a college football player, he led the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets to an unde ...

                                               

Phil Rodgers

Phil Rodgers was an American professional golfer. He was born in San Diego, California. He won the 1958 NCAA Division I Championship while playing at the University of Houston. He was placed in the first position on the first team of the 1958 All ...

                                               

George Rodrigue

George Rodrigue was a Cajun artist who grew up in New Iberia, Louisiana. He went to an all-boys high school and then later studied at two art colleges, one in Louisiana and one in California. He later trained in New York. He began by painting out ...

                                               

Chynna Rogers

Chynna Marie Rogers, known mononymously as Chynna, was an American rapper, disc jockey, and model. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Rogers was signed by Ford Modeling Agency at the age of 14 and worked with the ASAP Mob. Rogers release ...

                                               

Darryl Rogers

Darryl Dale Rogers was an American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at California State College at Hayward - now known as California State University, East Bay, California State University, Fresno, San Jose State University, ...

                                               

Mickey Roker

Granville William "Mickey" Roker was an American jazz drummer. He was born in Miami, Florida. In 1992, he replaced Connie Kay in the Modern Jazz Quartet. He played with Jimmy Oliver, Jimmy Heath, Jimmy Divine, King James and Sam Reed before movin ...