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ORGANIZATION

Founded 1754, granted a Royal Charter in 1847.

Official Website:
http://www.thersa.org/

Founding Date:
1754

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Leo Baekeland
Scientist
14-Nov-1863 23-Feb-1944 Father of plastics
Jacques Barzun
Historian
30-Nov-1907   From Dawn to Decadence
Melvyn Bragg
TV Personality
6-Oct-1939   The South Bank Show
George Washington Carver
Botanist
c. 1860 5-Jan-1943 Crop rotation and peanut butter
Aaron Copland
Composer
14-Nov-1900 2-Dec-1990 Fanfare for the Common Man
Charles Dickens
Novelist
7-Feb-1812 9-Jun-1870 Oliver Twist
John Diefenbaker
Head of State
18-Sep-1895 16-Aug-1979 Prime Minister of Canada, 1957-63
E. C. Dodds
Scientist
13-Oct-1899 16-Dec-1973 Diethylstilbestrol
Benjamin Franklin
Diplomat
17-Jan-1706 17-Apr-1790 American founding father
R. Buckminster Fuller
Architect
12-Jul-1895 1-Jul-1983 Futurist, invented the geodesic dome
Thomas Gainsborough
Painter
14-May-1727 2-Aug-1788 Portrait and landscape painter
Richard Gregory
Psychologist
24-Jul-1923 17-May-2010 Optical illusions and "hands-on" science
Henry A. Grunwald
Journalist
3-Dec-1922 26-Feb-2005 Managing Editor of Time, 1968-79
John Harvey-Jones
Business
16-Apr-1924 9-Jan-2008 Chairman of ICI, 1982-87
William Hogarth
Engraver
10-Nov-1697 26-Oct-1764 A Rake's Progress
James C. Humes
Government
31-Oct-1934   Speechwriter to five Presidents
Raymond Loewy
Designer
5-Nov-1893 14-Jul-1986 Father of industrial design
Guglielmo Marconi
Scientist
25-Apr-1874 20-Jul-1937 Inventor of radio
Karl Marx
Economist
5-May-1818 14-Mar-1883 Das Kapital, Communist Manifesto
Ian McEwan
Novelist
21-Jun-1948   Amsterdam
Joshua Reynolds
Painter
16-Jul-1723 23-Feb-1792 English portraitist
Andrew Roberts
Historian
13-Jan-1963   Eminent Churchillians
Lord Robertson
Politician
12-Apr-1946   NATO Secretary General, 1999-2003
Marjorie Scardino
Business
25-Jan-1947   CEO of Pearson
Glenn Seaborg
Physicist
19-Apr-1912 25-Feb-1999 Co-Discoverer of Plutonium
Peter Ustinov
Actor
16-Apr-1921 28-Mar-2004 British stage actor
Robert Walmsley
Military
1-Feb-1941   Retired Royal Navy Admiral


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