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Richard Henry DANA (1815-1882), sailor, attorney, and author of Two Years Before the Mast (1840), married Sarah WATSON.

Charles Gates DAWES (1865-1951), U.S. Vice President (1925-1929), Ambassador to Great Britain (1929-1931), Nobel Peace Prize recipient 1925, banker, Comptroller of the Currency, attorney, and author. [Autograph]

Lee DeFOREST (1873-1961), inventor with over 300 patents in electronic communications, pioneer in radio broadcasting, and exhibitor of sound motion pictures in 1923.

Adm. George DEWEY (1837-1917), Admiral of U. S. Navy (from 1899), Commander at Manila Bay in Spanish-American War, served under Adm. FARRAGUT in Civil War, graduate of Annapolis (1858).

Dr. Melvil DEWEY (1851-1931), librarian and educator, director of New York State Library, Librarian and first Professor of Library Ecomony at Columbia (1883-1888), creator of the Dewey Decimal System of Classification, and shoemaker, married Annie Roberts GODFREY.

Thomas Edmund DEWEY (1902-1971), Republican presidential cadidate (1944 and 1948), Governor of New York, special prosecutor, U.S. District Attorney.

Emily Elizabeth DICKINSON (1830-1886), poet, whose poems were published posthumously.

Walter Elias 'Walt' DISNEY (1901-1966), movie and television producer, founder of Walt Disney Studios and Disneyland, pioneer in film animation.

Dorothea Lynde DIX (1802-1887), educator, philanthropist, reformer of penal system, and author.

Frank Nelson DOUBLEDAY (1862-1934), publisher and president of Doubleday, Page and Co., Inc., and founder of Doubleday and Company, married first Neitje DeGRAFF, and second Florence VanWYCK.

Rev. Timothy DWIGHT (1752-1817), President of Yale 1795-1817, grandfather of Rev. Timothy DWIGHT, President of Yale 1886-1899. He married Mary WOOLSEY.

George EASTMAN (1854-1932), inventor of photographic equipment and processes, treasurer and general manager of Eastman Kodak Company, and founder of the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY.

Clinton 'Clint' EASTWOOD (b. 1930), mayor of Carmel, CA (1986-1988), motion picture producer, director and actor (including Dirty Harry 1977), and recipient of numerous motion picture industry awards.

Rev. Jonathan EDWARDS (1703-1758), minister at Northampton and Stockbridge, MA, and President of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University). He married Sarah PIERPONT (b. 1710), and was the father of Rev. Jonathan EDWARDS, Jr., minister at New Haven, CT, and President of Union College, Schenectady, NY.

Oliver ELLSWORTH (1745-1807), Chief Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court, Minister to France, and framer of the Constitution.

Charles Warren FAIRBANKS (1852-1918), U.S. Vice President (1905-1909), U.S. Senator from IN (1897-1905), and attorney, married Cornelia COLE. [Autograph]

Erastus FAIRBANKS (1792-1864), Governor of VT (1852-1853, 1860-1861), VT State Representative, and, with brothers Thaddeus FAIRBANKS (1796-1886), and Joseph FAIRBANKS (1806-1855), founder and benefactor of St. Johnsbury Academy, VT and founder of E. & T. Fairbanks & Co. (now Fairbanks Scales, Inc.). [Ref. Vermont History, Vol. 32, No. 2 (Apr 1964), pp. 58-64]

Thaddeus FAIRBANKS (1796-1886), with brothers Erastus FAIRBANKS (1792-1864) and Joseph FAIRBANKS (1806-1855), founder and benefactor of St. Johnsbury Academy, VT and founder of E. & T. Fairbanks & Co. (now Fairbanks Scales, Inc.), and inventor and developer of the platform scales (1830, patented 1831).

John FARMER, Jr. (1789-1838), genealogist, and author of A Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New England (1829).

Philo Taylor FARNSWORTH (1906-1971), inventor of television (U.S. Patent 1,773,980), and recipient of 160 patents concerning television, radar, electron microscopes, astronomical telescopes and related electronic equipment, married Elma 'Pem' GARDNER.

Millard FILLMORE (1800-1874), 13th U. S. President, Vice President, NY Controller, Representative, attorney, and teacher, married Abigail POWERS (1798-1853), 11th First Lady.

Henry Clay FOLGER (1829-1869), founder of Folger Shakespeare Library, president and chairman of Standard Oil Company of NY. Married Emily JORDAN.

James Athearn FOLGER (1835-1889), founder of Folger Coffee Company. Married Ellen LOUGHRAN (1838-1906)

Henry FONDA (1905-1982), stage and film actor, appeared in about 90 films, won Academy Award for On Golden Pond, married Frances Ford SEYMOUR, and became father of Jane FONDA (b. 1937) and Peter FONDA (b. 1939), and grandfather of Troy GARITY (b. 1973) and Bridget FONDA (b. 1964), performers.

Gerald Rudolph FORD (1913-2006), 38th U. S. President, Vice President, Representative, and attorney, married Elizabeth Bloomer WARREN (b. 1918), 35th First Lady. Adopted by and re-named for his step-father, he was born Leslie Lynch KING, Jr. [Autograph]

Benjamin FRANKLIN (1706-1790), Signer of the Declaration of Independence, philosopher, publisher and scientist, with activities too numerous to list (an internet search returns over 400 thousand pages for Banjamin Franklin). Married Deborah READ (1708-1774)

Robert Lee FROST (1874-1963), poet, Prof. of Poetry at Harvard, Prof. of English at Amherst, teacher, and shoemaker. Pulitzer prize recipient for 1923,1930, 1936,1942 and author of many volumes of poetry between 1913 (A Boy's Will) and 1962 (In the Clearing). Notable Quotes: "Two roads diverged in a wood and I -- I took the one less traveled by;" "But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep;" "Home is the place where, when you have to go there, They have to take you in;" and "Good fences make good neighbours."


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