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Michael Henderson

Michael Henderson (born 1951) is an American bass guitarist and vocalist best known for his bass playing with Miles Davis in the early 1970s, on early fusion albums such as Jack Johnson, Live-Evil, and Agharta, as well as series of R&B/soul hits, particularly the Norman Connors produced hit, You Are My Starship in 1976 and other songs in the mid to late 1970s.

John McNee

John McNee is a Canadian career diplomat. McNee was Canada’s Ambassador to the United Nations from 2006 to July 2011.

Radia Perlman

Radia Joy Perlman (born 1951) is an American computer programmer and network engineer. She is most famous for her invention of the spanning-tree protocol (STP), which is fundamental to the operation of network bridges, while working for Digital Equipment Corporation. She also made large contributions to many other areas of network design and standardization, such as link-state routing protocols.

D. M. Sutherland

D. M. Sutherland (? – 13 December 1951) was a British journalist and editor. Born in Edinburgh, he attended George Watson’s College and University of Edinburgh. He was the London editor of the Manchester Daily Dispatch before assuming the editorship of the Sheffield Daily Telegraph. He was named editor of Evening Standard in 1914 and served in that capacity for a year, leaving to take over as editor of the Pall Mall Gazette. Sutherland was the last editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, serving in that position until the newspaper was incorporated into the Evening Standard in 1923. He then left journalism to become the Secretary and Director of Propaganda for the Anti-Socialist and Anti-Communist Union.

Archie Rigg

Archie Rigg (January→March 1872 — April→June 1951) birth registered in Halifax, was an English rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1890s, 1900s, and 1910s, and rugby union coach of the 1910s, and 1920s, playing club level rugby union (RU) for Halifax, and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for Yorkshire, and at club level for Halifax, and Bradford Northern, as a Scrum-half/Halfback, i.e. number 7, and coaching rugby union at the newly established Halifax RUFC (formed 1919), after completing his playing career, with fellow Halifax Hall Of Fame Inductee Joe Riley, his death was registered in Halifax. Prior to Tuesday 27 August 1895, Halifax was a rugby union club.

Anne Sebba

Anne Sebba is a British biographer, writer, lecturer and journalist. She is the author of nine non-fiction books for adults, two biographies for children and several introductions to reprinted classics.
Anne Sebba (née Rubinstein) was born in London in 1951. She read history at King’s College London (1969–72) and after a brief spell at the BBC World Service in Bush House joined Reuters as a graduate trainee, working in London and Rome, from 1972–8. She wrote her first book while living in New York City and now lives in London.
Her discovery of an unpublished series of letters from Wallis Simpson to her second husband Ernest Simpson, shortly before her eventual marriage to the ex-King, Edward VIII, later Duke of Windsor, formed the basis of a Channel 4 film, The Secret Letters, first shown on UK television in August 2011, and also a biography of Simpson; ‘That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson Duchess of Windsor’. The letters have led to a reappraisal of the Abdication Crisis.
Sebba’s books have been translated into several languages including French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian and Polish.
Since working as a correspondent for Reuters, Sebba has written for The Times, Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Spectator, Times Higher Educational Supplement and The Independent, She has been cited as an authority on biography.
Jennie Churchill: Winston’s American Mother was reviewed in The Independent, The Telegraph, and The Scotsman, inter alia. That Woman was reviewed in The New York Times Sunday Book Review as a “devourable feast of highly spiced history…which acquires the propulsive energy of a thriller as it advances through Wallis’s life.” and in The Washington Times as “a delicious new biography… meticulously researched.”
In 2009 Sebba wrote and presented The Daffodil Maiden on BBC Radio 3. It was the story of the pianist Harriet Cohen, who inspired the composer Arnold Bax when she wore a dress adorned with a single daffodil and became his mistress for the next 40 years.
Gillian Reynolds described it as “This frank and moving account … beautifully produced.” in The Daily Telegraph. In 2010 she wrote and presented the documentary “Who was Joyce Hatto?” for BBC Radio 4.
In September 2009 Sebba joined the Management Committee of the Society of Authors, Sebba was Chair of the Management Committee between 2012-2014 and is now a member of the Council of the Society of Authors She is a longstanding member of English PEN and after several years on the Writers in Prison Committee served twice on the PEN Management Committee. She went to Turkey twice as an official observer for PEN for the trial of journalist Asiye Guzel Zeybeck She has served on the judging panel of the Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Literary Prize. and has twice been a judge for the Biographers’ Club awards. In 2012, Sebba spoke at the Beijing and Shanghai Literary Festivals and the Sydney Writers’ Festival.
In 2016 Sebba published Les Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved and Died in the 1940’s (Weidenfeld & Nicolson UK ) Les Parisiennes How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved and Died under the Nazi Occupation (St Martin’s Press US) described as ‘fascinating and beautifully written’ by the Spectator

Gerald M. Feierstein

Gerald Michael Feierstein (born 1951) was the United States Ambassador to Yemen under President Barack Obama from September 2010 to October 2013. Since December 2013, Feierstein has served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs in the Department of State.

Martha P. Haynes

Martha Patricia Haynes (born 1951) is an American astronomer who specializes in radio astronomy and extragalactic astronomy. In 1989 she won the Henry Draper Medal for her work with collaborator Riccardo Giovanelli using radio telescopes to map the distribution of galaxies in the Universe. She is the Goldwin Smith Professor of Astronomy at Cornell University She has been on a number of high-level committees within the US and International Astronomical Community, including Advisory Committee for the Division of Engineering and Physical Sciences of the National Academies (2003-2008) and Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Review (in 2010). She was a Vice-President of the Executive Committee of the International Astronomical Union from 2006-2012., and has been on the Board of Trustees of Associated Universities Inc since 1994.

Julie Speed

Julie Speed (born 1951, Chicago, Illinois) is an American artist. After dropping out of Rhode Island School of Design at age 19, Speed spent her twenties moving around the U.S. and Canada working pickup jobs (house painter, horse trainer, ad writer, farm worker, etc.) until moving to Texas in 1978, where she settled down and taught herself to paint. She switches back and forth regularly between oil painting, printmaking, collage, gouache and drawing, often combining disciplines. Two large volumes of her work, Julie Speed, Paintings, Constructions and Works on Paper, 2004 and Speed, Art 2003-2009 have been published by the University of Texas. She lives and works in Marfa, Texas. In her words, “I keep hours just like a real job, only longer, and in my spare time I read books, drink tequila, and garden.”

Lawrence Bransby

Lawrence Bransby (born 1951) is a South African author of several books, such as Downstreet which highlighted the racial prejudice of individuals towards people of many different races and showed that it need not be the case. It also highlighted the political turmoil of a nation undergoing change through democratic reform into a more sociocratic regime. Several more of his books are available on Amazon.com and other similar websites. Downstreet was the first of several books Lawrence Bransby wrote and won the MER Prize in South Africa.

Ian Davidson (South African politician)

Ian Ormiston Davidson (born 1 January 1951) is a former Member of the South African Parliament from the Democratic Alliance. He served as the Shadow Minister of International Relations and Co-operations from 2012 to 2013. He left parliament in 2014.

Tony Peake

Tony Peake (born 1951) is a novelist, short story writer and biographer.

Spencer Stuart Dickson

Spencer Stuart Dickson CMG (* 28. November 1873 in der britischen Gesandtschaft in Teheran; † 1951) war ein britischer Diplomat.

Dali Tambo

Dali Tambo is a South African media personality best known as the presenter of the SABC television talk-show People of the South and as the founder of the anti-apartheid organisation Artists Against Apartheid.

E.K.M. Dido

E.K.M. Dido’s biography, age, height, fact, career, awards, net worth, salary, income, family tree, personal life and life story.

John S. Kloppenborg

John S. Kloppenborg is a Canadian professor of religion who has authored numerous books and articles based on New Testament scholarship. He is the Chair of the Department and Centre for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto and a participant in The Context Group.
His work includes research on the origins of and sources for early Christian writings including the Q document, thought to have been one of the first written collections of the teachings of Jesus. Kloppenborg has also written and taught about the different versions of the proto-biblical texts and the meaning and uses of the specific parables of Jesus.

Sipho Mchunu

Sipho Mchunu (born 1951, Kranskop, South Africa) is a Zulu musician best known for his partnership with ‘white Zulu’ Johnny Clegg in the band Juluka from the 1970s to the 1990s. Mchunu’s Zulu compositions, vocals and guitar work brought traditional Zulu styles such as maskanda and mbaqanga to a wider crossover audience both in South Africa and internationally.

Laurier Bonin

Laurier Bonin (1951 – 2 mars 2010) était un réalisateur, monteur et un producteur de cinéma et de télévision québécois.

Anne Kellas

Anne Kellas is an Australian poet, reviewer and editor.

David Macdonald (biologist)

David Whyte Macdonald CBE FRSE is a Scottish zoologist and conservationist. He is the Director of the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) at the University of Oxford, which he founded in 1986. He is Oxford’s first Professor of Wildlife Conservation, holding a Senior Research Fellowship at Lady Margaret Hall. He has been an active wildlife conservationist since graduating from Oxford.

Maggie Renzi

Maggie Renzi (born 1951) is an American film producer and actress. Renzi started acting as a child in the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Williamstown, Massachusetts and continued into her 20s there and in college productions. She graduated from Williams College in 1973 where she met John Sayles. She has been John Sayles’ long time companion (and collaborator) though they haven’t married. They released their first film Return of the Secaucus 7 in 1979 with Renzi starring as Katie Sipriano and working as unit manager, assistant editor and actually functioning as producer. The film won the Best Screenplay award from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and became a hit with the college and art film crowd. She produced their second film Lianna in 1983 and also played a small role as Sheila. She focused more on producing their subsequent films while still acting in some in small roles. She co-produced the 2000 film Girlfight with Karyn Kusama, a veteran of Sayles/Renzi productions, screenwriting and directing. She also produced Bruce Springsteen’s music videos “Born in the U.S.A.”, “I’m on Fire” and “Glory Days” that John Sayles directed.

Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer

Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer is an American academic. He sought the endorsement of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party as a candidate for U.S. Senate in 2008, but was defeated by Al Franken.

Leigh Landy

Leigh Landy (born 1951) is a composer and musicologist of Dutch and American citizenship. He holds a Research Chair at De Montfort University where he directs the Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre.