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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Frank A. Barrett
Politician
10-Nov-1892 20-May-1962 Governor and Senator from Wyoming
Robert Bergland
Politician
22-Jul-1928   US Secretary of Agriculture, 1977-81
Catherine Bertini
Administrator
31-Mar-1950   World Food Programme, 1992-2002
Clarence Birdseye
Scientist
9-Dec-1886 7-Oct-1956 Frozen and dried food, wrapped in cellophane
J. P. Bolduc
Business
c. 1941   CEO of W. R. Grace, 1993-95
Eric M. Bost
Diplomat
c. 1952   US Ambassador to South Africa
James E. Bostic, Jr.
Business
c. 1947   EVP at Georgia Pacific, 2001-05
Charles F. Brannan
Politician
23-Aug-1903 2-Jul-1992 US Secretary of Agriculture, 1948-53
Lester R. Brown
Activist
28-Mar-1934   Earth Policy Institute
Earl Butz
Government
3-Jul-1909 2-Feb-2008 Ford's disgraced Secretary of Agriculture
Garrey Carruthers
Politician
29-Aug-1939   Governor of New Mexico, 1987-91
George Washington Carver
Botanist
c. 1860 5-Jan-1943 Crop rotation and peanut butter
Frederick G. Cottrell
Inventor
10-Jan-1877 16-Nov-1948 Smokestack filters to fight pollution
Lincoln Davis
Politician
13-Sep-1943   Congressman from Tennessee, 2003-11
W. Edwards Deming
Mathematician
14-Oct-1900 20-Dec-1993 Quality Control guru
David G. Fairchild
Botanist
7-Apr-1869 6-Aug-1954 Brought exotic plants to America
Suzanne K. Hale
Diplomat
21-Apr-1948   US Ambassador to Micronesia
George V. Hansen
Politician
14-Sep-1930   Congressman from Idaho
Ruth R. Harkin
Business
c. 1944   United Technologies VP, 1997-2005
Patricia M. Haslach
Diplomat
c. 1956   US Senior Official for APEC
Norman G. Heatley
Scientist
10-Jan-1911 5-Jan-2004 Isolated penicillin
Melville J. Herskovits
Anthropologist
10-Sep-1895 25-Feb-1963 The Myth of the Negro Past
Robert W. Holley
Scientist
28-Jan-1922 11-Feb-1993 RNA's role in protein synthesis
Clyde C. Holloway
Politician
28-Nov-1943   Congressman from Louisiana, 1987-93
Larry J. Hopkins
Politician
25-Oct-1933   Congressman from Kentucky, 1979-93
Franklyn G. Jenifer
Educator
26-Mar-1939   President of UT-Dallas, 1994-2003
John A. Knebel
Politician
4-Oct-1936   US Secretary of Agriculture, 1976-77
Richard E. Lyng
Business
29-Jun-1918 1-Feb-2003 US Secretary of Agriculture, 1986-89
Daniel Marcus
Attorney
5-Jan-1941   Wilmer Cutler & Pickering
Patrick J. Martin
Business
c. 1941   Storage Technology Corporation
Elsa A. Murano
Educator
14-Aug-1959   President of Texas A&M University, 2008-09
Keith Foote Nyborg
Business
4-Mar-1930   US Ambassador to Finland, 1981-86
Mollie Orshansky
Economist
9-Jan-1915 18-Dec-2006 Orshansky Index
Chip Pickering
Politician
10-Aug-1963   Congressman from Mississippi, 1997-2009
Alan Charles Raul
Government
9-Sep-1954   Sidley & Austin
Cleon Skousen
Activist
20-Jan-1913 9-Jan-2006 The Naked Communist
Jo Ann R. Smith
Business
c. 1938   Former Chair, National Cattlemen's Beef Assn.
Nick Smith
Politician
5-Nov-1934   Congressman from Michigan, 1993-2005
Theobald Smith
Scientist
31-Jul-1859 10-Dec-1934 Infectious and parasitic diseases
Virginia Smith
Politician
30-Jun-1911 23-Jan-2006 Congresswoman from Nebraska, 1975-91
Nancy H. Steorts
Government
28-Nov-1936   CPSC Chairwoman, 1981-85
Wes Watkins
Politician
15-Dec-1938   Congressman from Oklahoma
William H. Welch
Scientist
8-Apr-1850 30-Apr-1934 Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Jerry Weller
Politician
7-Jul-1957   Congressman from Illinois, 1995-2009
Dennis E. Whitfield
Activist
c. 1950   American Conservative Union
Claude R. Wickard
Government
28-Feb-1893 29-Apr-1967 US Secretary of Agriculture, 1940-45
Sewall Wright
Biologist
21-Dec-1889 3-Mar-1988 Mathematics of evolution


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