Randolph family of Virginia
The Randolph family is a prominent Virginia political family, whose members contributed to the politics of Colonial Virginia and Virginia after it gained its statehood. They are descended from the Ran...
Here’s what Robert E. Lee thought about Confederate monuments
The violence that erupted in Charlottesville over the weekend, which left one woman killed and dozens more injured, stemmed from a white nationalist and alt-right protest over the removal of a statue ...
Robert E. Lee Charlottesville Statue: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Charlottesville has attracted white nationalists from across the country because of its Robert E. Lee Statue, which the city council wants to remove.
Smithsonian Museum: Jefferson's handmade bible
Thomas Jefferson was a great fan of Jesus and called him “the greatest of all the Reformers," a font of "eloquence and fine imagination," and the author of "a system of the most sublime morality which...
Jay Randolph
Jennings "Jay" Randolph, Jr. (born September 19, 1934) is an American sportscaster whose career has spanned more than fifty years.
The son of U.S. Senator Jennings Randolph, he grew up in West Vir...
Here’s what Robert E. Lee thought about Confederate monuments
The violence that erupted in Charlottesville over the weekend, which left one woman killed and dozens more injured, stemmed from a white nationalist and alt-right protest over the removal of a statue ...
Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr.
Thomas Mann Randolph Jr. (October 1, 1768 – June 20, 1828) was a planter, soldier, and politician from Virginia. He served as a member of both houses of the Virginia General Assembly, a Representative...
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John Marshall
John Marshall (September 24, 1755 – July 6, 1835) was the fourth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1801–1835). His court opinions helped lay the basis for United ...
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Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson (April 13  1743 – July 4, 1826) was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and the third President of the United States...
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Mary Randolph
Mary Randolph (9 August 1762 – 23 January 1828) was an American author. She is known for writing The Virginia House-Wife (1824), one of the most influential housekeeping and cook books ...
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Junius Daniel
Junius Daniel (June 27, 1828 – May 13, 1864) was a planter and career military officer, serving in the United States Army, then in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War, as a...
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William Stith
William Stith (1707 – September 19, 1755) was an early American historian. He is the author of one of the earliest histories of Virginia, The History of the First Discovery and Settlement of ...
Virginia Randolph Cary
Virginia Randolph Cary (30 January 1786 – 2 May 1852) was the author of Letters on Female Character, Addressed to a Young Lady, on the Death of Her Mother (1828), an influential advice book.
Most ...
Carter Harrison, Sr.
Carter Henry Harrison, Sr. (February 15, 1825 – October 28, 1893) was an American politician who served as mayor of Chicago, Illinois from 1879 until 1887; he was subsequently elected t...
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United States presidential election, 1796
The United States presidential election of 1796 was the 3rd quadrennial presidential election. It was held from Friday, November 4 to Wednesday, December 7, 1796. It was the first contested American p...
United States presidential election, 1796 - Wikipedia
Synthetic Liquid Fuels Program
The Synthetic Liquid Fuels Program was a program run by the United States Bureau of Mines to create the technology to produce synthetic fuel from coal and oil shale. It was initiated in 1944 during Wo...
Charles Lilburn Lewis
Charles Lilburn Lewis (1747 – 1831 or 1837), sometimes referred to as Charles Lilburn Lewis of Monteagle, was one of the founders of Milton, Virginia, as well as one of the signers of Albemarle ...
Sir John Randolph
Sir John Randolph of Tazewell Hall, Williamsburg (1693 – March 7, 1737) was a Speaker of the House of Burgesses, an Attorney General for the Colony of Virginia, and the youngest son of William R...
Second Battle of Bull Run
The Second Battle of Bull Run or Second Manassas was fought August 28–30, 1862 in Prince William County, Virginia, as part of the American Civil War. It was the culmination of an offensive campaign wa...
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Randolph Jefferson
Randolph Jefferson (October 1, 1755 – August 7, 1815) was the younger brother of Thomas Jefferson and a planter. He was Thomas' only brother to survive infancy. He was a twin to Anna Scott Jeffe...
Lee Corner
Lee Corner is an historic part of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, at the intersection of North Washington and Oronoco Street. The corner is named after the Lee family, who once owned almost every prope...
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Carter Harrison, Jr.
Carter Henry Harrison, Jr. (April 23, 1860 – December 25, 1953) was an American politician who served as Mayor of Chicago, Illinois (1897–1905 and 1911–1915). The City's 30th mayor, he was the first a...
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Barbary Wars
The 'Barbary Wars were two wars fought at different times over the same reasons between the United States of America and the Barbary states (the de jure Ottoman Empire possessions of, but de facto in...
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Robert Bennett Bean
Robert Bennett Bean, M.D. (1874 – 1944) was a Professor of Anatomy and ethnologist.
Bean, through his mother, was a descendant of colonist and land owner William Randolph. He studied medicine and ...
Richard Randolph
Richard Randolph (c.1691–1749), sometimes referred to as Richard Randolph "of Curles," was a successful planter-merchant on the James River and a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1727 un...
Ancestry of Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, was involved in politics from his early adult years. This article covers his early life and career, through his writing the Declaration of I...
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Lucy Jefferson Lewis
Lucy Jefferson (October 10, 1752 – 1811), also known as Lucy Jefferson Lewis, was a younger sister of United States President Thomas Jefferson and the wife of Charles Lilburn Lewis.
Born in Albem...
Jennings Randolph
Jennings Randolph (March 8, 1902 – May 8, 1998) was an American politician from West Virginia. He was a member of the Democratic Party and was the last surviving member of the United St...
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Alfalfa Club
The Alfalfa Club is a Washington, D.C. social organization that exists only to hold an annual banquet on the last Saturday of January. The club's membership, which numbers about 200, is composed prim...