Noah Adams — Noah Adams is an American broadcast journalist and author, known primarily for his more than thirty years of experience on National Public Radio. A former co-host of the daily All Things Considered program, he is currently the correspondent at the networks National Desk. As a bestselling author, Adams books tend to document a full year in his life, Adams has also dabbled in major documentary projects, such as Father Cares, The Last of Jonestown in The program, which he wrote and narrated, earned him the Prix Italia, the Alfred I.
Adams was the host of the nationally syndicated Minnesota Public Radio variety show Good Evening, Good Evening ran for less than a year before being canceled, A Prairie Home Companion returned after a several-year hiatus. Tappan Adney — Edwin Tappan Adney was an artist, a writer and a photographer. In , his retired from that position for health reasons and bought a tobacco farm near Pittsboro.
Edwin was exceptionally bright and entered the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at the age of thirteen, after his parents divorce, his mother took him and his younger sister Mary Ruth to New York City to further their education. To earn a living, she ran a house, where Edwin got to know his future wife Minnie Bell Sharp of Woodstock, New Brunswick, a piano and singing student. Edwin attended Trinity School and after leaving school he worked in a law office, in the evenings he took art classes at the Art Students League of New York.
He graduated from art school at the age of eighteen and provided illustrations for The Handbook of the Birds of Eastern North America and his interest in birds continued when he emigrated to Canada and a visitor remarked on his relationship with the birds around his bungalow in Upper Woodstock. He would whistle bird-calls and the birds would flutter around him, in , Edwin and his sister visited Minnies family at their home in Woodstock, New Brunswick.
Adney intended to spend a month in Woodstock preparing for the examination for Columbia University. While in Woodstock, he met Peter Jo, a canoe-builder of the Maliseet tribe of indigenous Canadians and he became interested in the language and culture and with Josephs help, he built his first canoe, spending twenty months in Woodstock.
In , he wrote an article on canoe-building for a Harpers Young People supplement and he was credited with saving the art of birchbark canoe construction. He built more than models of different types, which are now housed at the Mariners Museum in Newport News and he authored the book, The Klondike Stampede about the Klondike Gold Rush.
His photos of the Klondike Gold rush c. As a writer for Harpers Weekly, he was sent with his camera to the Yukon from to and his classic illustrated book concerns his experiences in the Yukon, of which numerous editions have been printed.
He returned there to report on the Nome Gold Rush in He retired first to Montreal, then to New Brunswick, the place where his wife was born and he learned the Maliseet language of the native Canadians of New Brunswick.
Both eccentric personalities, the couple lived together for only about a quarter of their year marriage, in , he joined the Royal Canadian Engineers 3. Albright — Charles Jefferson Albright was a U. Born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Albright moved with his parents in to Allegheny County and he was employed in a harness shop and as a clerk in a rural store. He moved to Guernsey County, Ohio, in and settled on a farm near Cambridge and he was owner and publisher of the Guernsey Times and He was a candidate for reelection in to the Thirty-fifth Congress.
He served as president at the Republican State convention in He served as delegate to the first and second Republican National Conventions in and , during the Civil War served as chairman of the Guernsey County Military Committee. Internal revenue collector for the sixteenth Ohio district, by appointment of President Lincoln from to and he served as delegate to the third State constitutional convention in He served as member of the State board of charities in and he served as president of the board of school examiners of the Cambridge Union School She was Editor of the magazine for Champion International U.
Alexandre is a graduate of Sweet Briar College with a family history in Dayton. She married journalist Herbert Asbury in , the two divorced in and it was the second marriage for both. Garst ended with his death in She accepted a position with The New York Times in with the proviso that she be assigned to the city room and her first byline in the paper was a story from December 5,, on a ceremony welcoming Saint Nicholas held in Westchester County, New York.
Others among her earliest stories with the included items about holiday shopping on Fifth Avenue, a lost canary. More serious work followed, including a series on the problems of the elderly and her reporting in about an unwritten ban on counseling and prescription of birth control in New York City hospitals was credited with helping overturn the ban. Asbury was known for her tenacity, New York City Mayor John Lindsay was said to have been so angered by her that he smashed his telephone after slamming down the receiver.
Even after her retirement from the Times in , Asbury continued to write for the paper, including items about travel to Europe, into her 90s, Asbury would call reporters at the paper, offering suggestions on potential stories that had been overlooked. Asbury was recognized in with the Page One Award from the Newspaper Guild of New York for a series about a successful battle to adopt a blind foster child.
Asbury was also one of the first women allowed to join the Inner Circle Show in and her health had deteriorated for two years, and she died at her home in Greenwich Village in Manhattan at age 98, on October 30, A specific cause of death was not disclosed 6. Ashbrook — William Albert Ashbrook was an American businessman, newspaper publisher, and Democratic politician from Ohio. In he founded a newspaper, The Johnstown Independent, from to he served as postmaster of Johnstown.
He entered politics as a Democrat and won a seat to the Ohio House of Representatives in , in he was elected to the U. House, where he served until he was defeated in the elections. Returning home, he resumed his publishing and banking career in Johnstown. He married Marie Swank and they had a son, John M.
Ashbrook and he ran in a successful comeback campaign for Congress in , and served there until his death. His son John would later succeed him in that seat from to as a Republican.
Memorial Services held in the House of Representatives of the United States, together with remarks presented in eulogy of William Albert Ashbrook late a Representative from Ohio frontispiece 7. Baker was born May 6,, in Monroe, Butler County and he was educated in common schools, and graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University.
In he was elected to a term as Ohio Secretary of State. He was appointed Provost Marshal for the Department of Missouri, and he was mustered out of the volunteers on October 21, Civil War High Commands. He was admitted to law in Ohio. He declined the Democratic Party nomination to congress in his twenty fifth year, just before the census, he married Ruth Amanda Fordyce, daughter of John Fordyce and Ruth Greg.
Harry was born in West Virginia in , dating the familys move, Lewis occupation was listed as journalist. Lewis Baker served as a senator from to He was elected president of the Senate on January 17,, on February 1, Lewis purchased the St. Paul Globe and moved his family to Minnesota. They arrived in Managua on May 12, in the midst of a revolution, Baker died in of anemia and was buried with his wife in Greenwood Cemetery in Wheeling, West Virginia.
Lewis Baker at The Political Graveyard 9. Ambrose Bierce — Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist. He wrote the short story An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and compiled a satirical lexicon and his vehemence as a critic, his motto Nothing matters, and the sardonic view of human nature that informed his work, all earned him the nickname Bitter Bierce.
Despite his reputation as a critic, Bierce was known to encourage younger writers, including the poets George Sterling and Herman George Scheffauer. Bierce employed a style of writing, especially in his stories.
His style often embraces an abrupt beginning, dark imagery, vague references to time, limited descriptions, impossible events, in , Bierce traveled to Mexico to gain first-hand experience of the Mexican Revolution. His mother was a descendant of William Bradford and his parents were a poor but literary couple who instilled in him a deep love for books and writing.
Bierce grew up in Kosciusko County, Indiana, attending school at the county seat. He left home at 15 to become a printers devil at a small Ohio newspaper, at the outset of the American Civil War, Bierce enlisted in the Union Armys 9th Indiana Infantry. In February he was commissioned a first lieutenant, and served on the staff of General William Babcock Hazen as a topographical engineer, making maps of likely battlefields.
Bierce fought at the Battle of Shiloh, an experience that became a source for several later short stories. In June , he sustained a head wound at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. He was discharged from the army in January and his military career resumed, however, when in mid he rejoined General Hazen as part of the latters expedition to inspect military outposts across the Great Plains.
They had three children, sons Day and Leigh and daughter Helen, both of Bierces sons died before he did. Day committed suicide after a romantic rejection, and Leigh died of related to alcoholism. Bierce separated from his wife in , after discovering compromising letters to her from an admirer, Mollie Day Bierce died the following year. He suffered from asthma, as well as complications from his war wounds Hanne Blank is a historian, writer, editor and public speaker.
She has also edited and written erotica but is retired from that genre, Blank believes in civil rights in general and fat rights in particular. She says, For me, as a progressive feminist, opposing the whole range of physical-body-based prejudices, fatness and fat rights happen to be two of my personal issues, so its a topic I can speak to from the inside. But fat politics are not separate from my overall politics of inclusion, Hanne Blank grew up in the greater Cleveland, Ohio area, became a classically trained musician and then a formally educated historian.
As an independent scholar, her most recent post was as the Scholar of the Institute For Teaching and Research on Women at Towson University, ms. Blank is a former co-editor of Scarletletters. She is an associate editor of Sojourner, The Womens Forum. As an instructor, she taught at the university level at Brandeis University, Tufts University, as a musician, she was a Fellow of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute and was the recipient of the George Whitefield Chadwick medal for work as a proponent of contemporary art music.
Erma Bombeck — Erma Louise Bombeck was an American humorist who achieved great popularity for her newspaper column that described suburban home life from the mids until the late s. Bombeck also published 15 books, most of which became bestsellers, from to , Erma Bombeck wrote over 4, newspaper columns, using broad and sometimes eloquent humor, chronicling the ordinary life of a midwestern suburban housewife.
By the s, her columns were read twice-weekly by 30 million readers of the newspapers in the U. Erma Fiste was born in Bellbrook, Ohio, to a working-class family, and was raised in Dayton. Her parents were Erma and Cassius Edwin Fiste, who was the city crane operator, young Erma lived with her elder paternal half-sister, Thelma.
She began elementary school one year earlier than usual for her age, in , and became an excellent student and she particularly enjoyed the popular humor writers of the time.
After Ermas father died in , she moved, with her mother, in her mother remarried, to Albert Harris. Erma practiced tap dance and singing, and was hired by a radio station for a childrens revue for eight years. In , Bombeck entered Parker Vocational High School, where she wrote a serious column, in , she began to work at the Dayton Herald as a copygirl, sharing her full-time assignment with a girlfriend. In , for her first journalistic work, Erma interviewed Shirley Temple, who visited Dayton, Erma completed high school in Using the money she earned, Erma enrolled in Ohio University at Athens, Ohio, however, she failed most of her literary assignments and was rejected for the university newspaper.
She left after one semester, when her funds ran out, Erma later enrolled in the University of Dayton, a Catholic college. She lived in her home and worked at Rikes Store, a department store.