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Stanislaus Vincent Bona

Stanislaus Vincent Bona (October 1, 1888 – December 1, 1967) was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as the bishop of the Diocese of Grand Island, Nebraska (1932–1944) and bishop of the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin (1945–1967).

Richard Pratt (cricketer)

Richard Pratt (23 June 1896 – 10 October 1982) was an English cricketer who played first class cricket for Derbyshire in 1923 and 1924.

Fred Marriott

Fred Marriott (31 December 1872, Needham, Massachusetts – 28 April 1956) was an American race car driver. In 1906, he set the world land speed record at 127.659 mph (205.5 km/h) at the Daytona Beach Road Course, while driving the Stanley Steamer. This garnered him the Dewar Trophy in the process.

Richard Peacock (footballer)

Richard Peacock (born 29 October 1972 in Sheffield) is a retired English footballer who was active from between 1992 and 2006.

Nnamdi Asomugha

Nnamdi Asomugha (/ˈnɑːmdiː ˈɑːsəmwɑː/ NAHM-dee AH-səm-wah; born July 6, 1981) is a former American football cornerback. He played college football for the University of California, Berkeley, and was drafted in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders. He also played for the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers. For many years he was considered one of the best shutdown corners in the NFL.

Richard Palliser

Richard David Palliser (born 18 September 1981) is an English chess player and chess writer who holds the title International Master.
Palliser was joint British Rapidplay Chess Champion in 2006. He writes regularly for Everyman Chess who also employ him as an editor and advisor.
His handle on the Internet Chess Club is “worcester”.

Sydney Anderson

Sydney Anderson (September 18, 1881 – October 8, 1948) was a Representative from Minnesota; born in Zumbrota, Minnesota, Goodhue County, Minnesota; attended the common schools; was graduated from high school in 1899; attended Highland Park College, Des Moines, Iowa, and the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1903 and commenced practice in Minneapolis, Minnesota; moved to Kansas City, Missouri, and thence to Lanesboro, Minnesota, and continued the practice of law from 1904–1911; served as a private in Company D, Fourteenth Regiment, Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, during the Spanish–American War.
In 1910 at the age of 30, he defeated incumbent James Albertus Tawney in the Republican primary election with the support of Theodore Roosevelt, Gifford Pinchot and other Progressive Republican, running on a platform of drastically reduced tariffs and opposition to Cannonism, and was subsequently elected to the 62nd, 63rd, 64th, 65th, 66th, 67th, and 68th congresses, (March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1925); chairman of the Congressional Joint Commission of Agricultural Inquiry in 1921 and 1922; declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1924 to the 69th congress; vice chairman of the research council of the National Transportation Institute at Washington, D.C., in 1923 and 1924; president of the Millers’ National Federation, Chicago, and Washington, D.C., 1924–1929; vice president, secretary, and, later, member of the board of directors of General Mills, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1930–1948; president of the Transportation Association of America, Chicago 1943–1948; died in Minneapolis, Minnesota; interment in Lakewood Cemetery.

Richard Page (courtier)

Sir Richard Page (died 1548) was an English courtier. He was a gentleman of the Privy Chamber at the court of Henry VIII of England, and Vice-Chamberlain in the household of Henry VIII’s illegitimate son, Henry FitzRoy. Page was imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1536 during the downfall of Anne Boleyn. He married Elizabeth Bourchier, the mother-in-law of the Protector Somerset

Richard Moriarty

Richard Moriarty (born 1 May 1957 at Gorseinon near Swansea) is a former international Wales rugby union player. He played on 23 occasions for his country, either as a 2nd row or back row forward scoring 2 tries and captained Wales on 8 occasions.
During his time as Welsh captain, he lost only once, in the semi-finals of the inaugural Rugby World Cup against the tournament favourites, the All Blacks of New Zealand. Wales were defeated, but managed to beat the Australia side to claim third place, which is, to date, the best performance for Wales in a Rugby World Cup. He has been quoted as saying that captaining the Welsh side at the first world cup was the “icing on the cake” for his career.
He has been heavily involved with Swansea RFC throughout his career.
As a player, he holds the club’s all-time record for appearances at 472 in a career spanning over 20 years from 1976/77 to 1997/98 in which he also scored 32 tries. He was club captain for 3 consecutive seasons 1986/87, 1987/88 and 1988/89 and more recently he was the team manager and, since December 2006, he has been on the board of directors.

M. Caldwell Butler

Manley Caldwell Butler (June 2, 1925 – July 29, 2014) was a Virginia lawyer and politician widely admired for his integrity, bipartisanship and courage. A native of Roanoke, Butler served his hometown and wider community first as a Republican in the Virginia General Assembly and later the U.S. Representative.

Richard Metcalfe

Richard Metcalfe (born 21 November 1973 in Leeds, England) is a former Scottish rugby union footballer. He was the world’s tallest ever international rugby player. At 7 feet (213 cm), Metcalfe was about six inches taller than a typical second row forward, giving him considerable presence at the front of the line-out.
He won 13 Scotland caps between 2000 and 2002 and played for the Newcastle Falcons and Northampton Saints. At Newcastle Falcons he made appearances for them as they won the 1997-98 Premiership, and at Northampton he Played every game apart from the final due to injury in the victorious 2000 Heineken Cup Final as they defeated Munster. In 2003, however, his contract with the Borders/SRU was terminated after he suffered a long-term knee injury.

Frank Willard

Frank Henry Willard (September 21, 1893, Anna, Illinois–January 11, 1958, Los Angeles, California) was a cartoonist best known for his comic strip Moon Mullins which ran from 1923 to 1991. He sometimes went by the nickname Dok Willard.

Richard Meredith-Hardy

Richard Meredith-Hardy (born 23 August 1957) is a British extreme microlight pilot. He has been flying microlights since 1984, was twice World Microlight Champion and has held a variety of speed records.
Notable voyages by Meredith-Hardy include:
London to Harare, Zimbabwe (12,500 miles).
The first flight over Mount Everest in a microlight craft, at the same time towing a hang-glider flown by Angelo d’Arrigo.
The longest microlight voyage in the world: 13,000 miles from London to Sydney with blind hang-glider pilot Miles Hilton-Barber.

Miguel La Fay Bardi

Miguel La Fay Bardi OCarm (* 11. November 1934 in Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts) ist ein US-amerikanischer Geistlicher der Römisch-Katholischen Kirche und emeritierter Prälat von Sicuani.

Richard McKinney (footballer)

Richard McKinney (born 18 May 1979 Ballymoney, Northern Ireland), is a goalkeeper who currently plays for Great Wakering Rovers in the Isthmian League First Division North.
He has formerly played for Ballymena United, Manchester City, Swindon Town, Colchester United, Walsall, Canvey Island, Chelmsford City and Heybridge Swifts, and represented Northern Ireland at Under-18 and Under-21 levels.

Frank Rehak

Frank Rehak (born July 6, 1926 in New York City; died in Badger, California on June 22, 1987) was a jazz trombonist.
Rehak, one of the finest bop players of the fifties and sixties, first came to fame in 1949, when he joined Gene Krupa’s Orchestra along with fellow trombonist Frank Rosolino. Besides from having stints with the Woody Herman Big Band in the mid 50s, his most famous job came when he became a trombonist with Gil Evans’ Band in the late 1950s. During this time he was the lead trombonist on many of Miles Davis’ recordings with the Gil Evans Orchestra and also appeared on The Sounds of Miles Davis, a television program that showcased the music from Kind of Blue (1959), as well as original compositions and arrangements by Gil Evans. He was also a top call musician for many other studio sessions of the day such as when Michel Legrand put together a band and also when Art Blakey formed an all star band. Although he was a top call sideman, his only session as a leader resulted in one solo record on Jazzville Vol. 2. In 1958, he recorded with Melba Liston and other trombone ultimates on her classic, Melba Liston and Her ‘Bones.
John Cage composed the Solo for Sliding Trombone part to his Concert for Piano and Orchestra specifically for Rehak.
As a player, Rehak was noted for his highly developed sight reading ability, and the smoothness of his playing which few others could match. He was also noted for his control in the upper register, and for his ability to switch styles easily. Unfortunately, his heroin addiction got in the way of his playing, and he was forced to withdraw from playing altogether. In 1969, he entered Synanon to kick his heroin addiction for the last time. Although he never again got back into the studios, he did record some with his fellow friend and musician Doug Robinson, who was the last person to ever record him. Rehak died in 1987 from cancer.

Richard McFadden

Richard McFadden (1889 in Cambuslang, Lanarkshire – 23 October 1916 in Flanders, France) was a Scottish footballer who was Clapton Orient’s top scorer for four consecutive seasons between 1911–1915.
Having moved from Scotland to Blyth as a boy, McFadden started his career in the Northern League with Blyth in November 1910, before moving to Wallsend Park Villa for a fee of £2. In May 1911, he joined Clapton Orient, scoring on his debut against Derby County on 2 September.
McFadden broke Orient’s goalscoring record in his first season with the club, scoring 19 goals, only to break the record again in what was to be his final season, 1914–1915, with 21 goals. In the intervening two seasons, he was still Orient’s top scorer. He also represented a Southern XI in a match against England in November 1914, scoring the only goal of the game, after which a Daily Express reporter declared that McFadden was the “outstanding player on the field”.
McFadden attracted press attention off the pitch in 1912 when he rescued an 11-year-old boy from the River Lea, for which he received a medal from the Mayor of Hackney. Prior to joining Clapton Orient McFadden had also risked his own life when rescuing a man from a burning building.
At the outbreak of World War I professional football was suspended, and McFadden joined the 17th Battalion Middlesex Regiment, the “Footballers’ Battalion”, along with 40 other Orient players and staff. He rose to the rank of Company Sergeant Major. During the Battle of the Somme, he witnessed the death of his childhood friend and Orient teammate William Jonas in July 1916, and was injured himself a few weeks later. On his recovery he returned to the front and earned the Military Medal, but on 22 October 1916 received serious injuries from which he died the following day. His death was acknowledged by other football clubs, including Arsenal in their official programme, and the Manchester Football Chronicle stated, “In civil life he was a hero, and he proved himself a hero on the battlefield.” McFadden is buried at Couin British Cemetery.

Frank Paparelli

Frank Paparelli (* 25. Dezember 1917 in Providence, Rhode Island; † 24. Mai 1973 in Los Angeles, Kalifornien) war ein US-amerikanischer Jazzpianist, Komponist und Autor.

Frank Merrill

Frank Dow Merrill (December 4, 1903 in Hopkinton, Massachusetts – December 11, 1955 in Fernandina Beach, Florida) was a United States Army general and is best remembered for his command of Merrill’s Marauders, officially the 5307th Composite Unit (provisional), in the Burma Campaign of World War II. Merrill’s Marauders came under General Joseph Stilwell’s Northern Combat Area Command. It was a special forces unit modelled on the Chindits’ long range penetration groups trained to operate from bases deep behind Japanese lines.

Richard Llwyd

Richard Llwyd, also known as The Bard of Snowdon (1752 – 29 December 1835), was a Welsh author, poet and expert on Welsh heraldry and genealogy. His most notable work is the poem Beaumaris Bay, which was published in 1800.

Frank Luther

Frank Luther (August 4, 1899 – November 16, 1980) was an American country music singer, dance band vocalist, playwright, songwriter and pianist.

Frank H. Lee

Frank Hood Lee (March 29, 1873 – November 20, 1952) was a U.S. Representative from Missouri.
Born on a farm near De Soto, Kansas, Lee moved to Missouri with his parents (Daniel Marion & Lucy [Howard] Lee, who settled near Virgil City in Vernon County in 1876. He attended the public schools of Virgil City and studied law.
He served as Justice of the Peace in 1894. He was admitted to the bar in 1904 and commenced practice in Joplin, Missouri. He served as member of the Missouri House of Representatives for two terms, 1915-1918.