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Guy Lewis

Guy Vernon Lewis, II was an American basketball player and coach. He served as the head mens basketball coach at the University of Houston from 1956 to 1986. He was born in Arp, Texas. Lewis led his Houston Cougars to five appearances in the Fina ...

                                               

John Lewis

John Robert Lewis was an American politician and civil rights leader. He was the U.S. Representative for Georgias 5th congressional district from 1987 until his death in 2020. He was the dean of the Georgia congressional delegation. He was a memb ...

                                               

Karen Lewis

Karen Lewis was an American Chicago Public Schools teacher and labor leader. She was the president of the Chicago Teachers Union from 2010 to 2014. She was a former King College Prep High School and Lane Technical High School chemistry teacher. S ...

                                               

Meriwether Lewis

Meriwether Lewis was an American explorer, soldier, and public administrator. He was best known for his role as the leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition with William Clark. Their mission was to explore the territory of the Louisiana Purchase, ...

                                               

Harvey Lichtenstein

Harvey Lichtenstein was an American arts administrator. He was best known for his 32-year tenure 1967–99 as president and executive producer of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, or BAM. He led the institution to a renaissance, championing contempora ...

                                               

Bruce Lietzke

Bruce Alan Lietzke was an American professional golfer. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He won 13 tournaments on the PGA Tour between 1977 and 1994, including two victories in the Canadian Open. His best finish in a major championship was a ...

                                               

M. T. Liggett

Myron Thomas "M. T." Liggett was an American folk sculptor. He was born near Mullinville, Kansas. He exhibited hundreds of his artworks on the roads of Mullinville. His works were often made of painted, welded metal and often contained re-used fa ...

                                               

Rensis Likert

Rensis Likert was an American social psychologist. He is known for creating the 5-point Likert scale, a scale that allows people to respond to questions of interest, in order to measure peoples attitudes. He wrote many books including; New Ways o ...

                                               

Rush Limbaugh

Rush Hudson Limbaugh III was an American conservative radio talk show host and writer. He was the host of The Rush Limbaugh show where callers could call in and express their opinions.

                                               

Robert Todd Lincoln

Robert Todd Lincoln was an American lawyer and Secretary of War. He was the first son of President Abraham Lincoln and his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln. Born in Springfield, Illinois, United States, he was the only one of Lincolns four sons to live to ...

                                               

Sol Linowitz

Sol Myron Linowitz was an American diplomat, lawyer, and businessman born in Trenton, NJ. He was a graduate of Trenton Central High School, Hamilton College and Cornell Law School. Early in his law career, he helped Xerox get patents on office co ...

                                               

James Lipton

James Louis Lipton was an American writer, composer, movie, television actor and host of the television show Inside the Actors Studio. He created the show in 1994 and hosted it until 2018. Lipton was born on September 19, 1926 in Detroit, Michiga ...

                                               

Charles Liteky

Charles James Charlie Liteky, formerly known as Angelo Liteky, was an American peace activist. He received the religious name Angelo as a member of a Catholic religious community of priests and Brothers, the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy T ...

                                               

Robert Littell (politician)

Robert Eugene Littell was an American politician. He was a member of the Republican Party. Littell was born in Orange, New Jersey. He served as a member of the New Jersey State Senate from 1992 to 2008. He represented the 15th Legislative Distric ...

                                               

Samuel Little

Samuel Little was an American serial killer and serial rapist. He was convicted in 2012 of the murders of three women in California between 1987 and 1989 as well as in 2018 of the murder of one woman in Texas in 1994. He claimed to have killed as ...

                                               

Rocky Lockridge

Rick "Rocky" Lockridge was an American professional boxer. He was best known for having handed Roger Mayweather his first defeat - a first-round knockout in just 98 seconds - earning him the WBA and lineal super featherweight titles. He later won ...

                                               

Robert Lockwood Jr.

Robert Lockwood Jr. was an American Delta blues guitarist. He recorded for Chess Records and other Chicago labels in the 1950s and 1960s. He was the only guitarist to have learned to play directly from Robert Johnson. Lockwood is known for his lo ...

                                               

Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.

Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. was an American politician. He was a member of the Republican Party. He served as an ambassador of the United States to West Germany, South Vietnam, and to the United Nations. In 1960, he was Richard Nixons running mate in ...

                                               

G. V. Loganathan

Gobichettipalayam Vasudevan "G. V." Loganathan was an Indian-born American professor. He was a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental engineering, part of the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, United States. He was born in ...

                                               

Joseph Lombardo

Joseph Patrick "Joey the Clown" Lombardo Sr., also known as "Joe Padula," "Lumbo," and "Lumpy", was an imprisoned American mafioso and a high-ranking member of the Chicago Outfit crime organization. He was alleged to be the Consigliere of the Out ...

                                               

Herbert London

Herbert Ira London was an American conservative activist, commentator, author, and academic. London was born in Brooklyn, New York City. He was a Republican. London was the president of the Hudson Institute from 1997 to 2011. He was a conservativ ...

                                               

Keith Loneker

Keith Joseph Loneker was an American actor and American football player. He was born in Roselle Park, New Jersey. For much of his short career, his large football-lineman build garnered him roles largely as thugs or football players. He played fo ...

                                               

Bobby Joe Long

Robert Joseph Long, also known as Bobby Joe Long, was an American serial killer and rapist. He abducted, sexually assaulted and murdered at least 10 women in the Tampa Bay Area in Florida during an eight-month period in 1984. For the murder of on ...

                                               

Eddie Long

Eddie Lee Long was an American pastor. He was the senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, a megachurch in unincorporated DeKalb County, Georgia, from 1987 until his death in 2017.

                                               

Huey Long

Huey Long was an American politician. He was Governor and Senator in Louisiana in the 1930s. As governor he gave out free school books, built new schools, hospitals, roads, and even a new capitol building. He was a critic of big companies and the ...

                                               

Sam LoPresti

Samuel Leo LoPresti was an American professional ice hockey goaltender. LoPresti played 2 seasons in the National Hockey League. He played with the Chicago Black Hawks. LoPresti also played 3 seasons for the St. Paul Saints and 13 games with the ...

                                               

Denise Lor

Denise Jeanne Horine, better known by her stage name Denise Lor, was an American actress and singer. She was born in Los Angeles. She moved to Long Island at age five. She was best known for being on the CBS series The Garry Moore Show for eight ...

                                               

Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde was an American writer, feminist, womanist, and civil rights activist. She was born in New York City. Lorde was born almost blind and was tongue tied. At the age of four, Lorde learned how to read and talk. Lorde went to Catholic gram ...

                                               

Jared Lorenzen

Jared Raymond Lorenzen was an American football quarterback and commissioner of the Ultimate Indoor Football League. He played college football at Kentucky and was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2004. He played there ...

                                               

Bonnie Lou

Mary Joan Okum, known by her performing name Bonnie Lou, was an American musical pioneer. She was one of first female rock and roll singers. She was also one of the first artists to gain crossover success from country music to rock and roll. She ...

                                               

Joe Louis

Joe Louis was an American boxer. He was the world heavyweight champion from 1937 to 1949. Louis won the title from James Braddock. He made a record twenty-five title defenses before giving up the title in 1949.

                                               

Alan M. Lovelace

Alan Mathieson Lovelace was an American civil servant. He was the Deputy Administrator of NASA from July 2, 1976 to July 10, 1981.

                                               

Theodore J. Lowi

Theodore J. Ted Lowi was an American political scientist. He was the John L. Senior Professor of American Institutions teaching in the Government Department at Cornell University. His area of research was the American government and public policy ...

                                               

Rudy Lozano

Rudy Lozano was an American activist and community organizer in Chicago, Illinois. He was born in Harlingen, Texas. In 1982 Lozano entered the race for alderman of the 22nd Ward in the citys 1983 elections, in an attempt to be the first Mexican-A ...

                                               

Shelley Lubben

Shelley Lubben was an American author, singer, motivational speaker, and pornographic actress. She was a pornographic actress who was known professionally as Roxy. After she left the sex industry, Lubben became a born-again Christian and anti-por ...

                                               

Frank Lucas

Frank Lucas was an American drug trafficker. He operated in Harlem, New York City during the late 1960s and early 1970s. He was known for cutting out middlemen in the drug trade and buying heroin straight from his source in Southeast Asia. In 197 ...

                                               

Reggie Lucas

Reginald Grant Lucas, known as Reggie Lucas, was an American musician, songwriter and record producer. He was born in New York City. Lucas was best known for having produced the majority of Madonnas 1983 self-titled debut album, his production wo ...

                                               

Frank Lucchesi

Frank Joseph Lucchesi was an American professional baseball player, manager, and coach. He was the manager of three Major League Baseball teams: the Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers, and Chicago Cubs. Lucchesi was born in San Francisco, Calif ...

                                               

Richard Lugar

Richard Green Lugar was an American politician. He served as a United States Senator from Indiana from 1977 to 2013. He was on the Foreign Relations Committee. Before becoming a Senator, he was mayor of Indianapolis. Lugar ran for an eighth term ...

                                               

Ron de Lugo

Ron de Lugo was an American politician. He was the first Delegate from the United States Virgin Islands to the United States House of Representatives. De Lugo was elected as a Democratic Delegate to the United States House of Representatives, ser ...

                                               

Manuel Lujan Jr.

Manuel Archibald Lujan Jr. was an American politician. He was a member of the Republican Party. He was from the U.S. state of New Mexico. Lujan served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1969 to 1989. He also served as the United States Sec ...

                                               

Stephen J. Lukasik

Stephen Joseph "Steve" Lukasik was an American physicist. He worked in multiple high-level defense and scientific related jobs for advancing the technologies for national defense. He was the second longest serving Director of DARPA - the Defense ...

                                               

Tom Luken

Thomas Andrew Luken was an American politician. He was a member of the Democratic Party. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He also was the mayor of Cincinnati from 1971 to 1972. In 1974, Luken won a special election in the Cincinnati-based 1st con ...

                                               

Chokwe Lumumba

Chokwe Lumumba was an American politician. He was the Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi. Lumumba was born in Detroit, Michigan as Edwin Finley Taliaferro, a name he referred to as his "slave name". Lumumba died on February 25, 2014 at the St. Dominic ...

                                               

Don Lund

Donald Andrew Lund was a backup outfielder in Major League Baseball. He played for the Brooklyn Dodgers, St. Louis Browns and Detroit Tigers. He batted and threw right-handed. He died on December 10, 2013 at the age of 90 in Ann Arbor, Michigan a ...

                                               

Richard A. Lupoff

Richard Allen Lupoff was an American science fiction and mystery author. He was an expert on the writing of Edgar Rice Burroughs and H. P. Lovecraft. He was born in New York City. Lupoff was known for his works Master of Adventure: The Worlds of ...

                                               

Marv Luster

Marvin Luster was an American-Canadian professional football player. Luster was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. He played in the Canadian Football League for fourteen years. He played college football for the UCLA Bruins. Luster was selected origi ...

                                               

A. P. Lutali

Aifili Paulo Lauvao was an American politician. He served twice as governor of American Samoa from 1985 through 89 and again from 1993 through 1997. He was the founder of the U.S territorys Democratic Party. He had a long career in the legislatur ...

                                               

Eugene V. Lux

Eugene Victor Gene Lux was an American politician of the Democratic Party. He was a member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing the 35th Legislative District and then the 11th Legislative District from 1973 through 1988. Lux w ...

                                               

Lyle Yost

Lyle E. Yost was an American agriculture equipment manufacturer and inventor. Yost was the designer and inventor of the 1947 unloading auger, the catalyst for the development of Hesston Manufacturing in Hesston, Kansas. The device was used to unl ...