From there, he went on to own a liquor store, a grocery store, and several houses in the high-class area of Charleston, SC. They had three children, including my grandfather, who all served in World War II and were all expected to finish basic education. However, my grandfather was the only one who went to college. During his Senior year at Clemson, his class was taken to Germany to fight in World War II. My grandmother gave birth to their first child while my grandfather was in Germany.
Rolihlahla Mandela was born on July 18, 1918 in a small village named Mvezo in South Africa. Mandela’s name was changed to Nelson by his teacher due to the European schooling system. (“Nelson”) At twelve years old, Nelson’s father passed away due to lung disease. Mandela was sent to live with a man named Jangintaba as his ward at the Great Place of Mghekezweni. (Mandela) Mandela attended Clarkebury Boarding Institute as a young man; he was the first person in his family to attend school.
At thirteen, Henry passed the Bowdoin College entrance exam, but he didn't attend the college till he was fourteen because, his parents decided it would be best for him to complete his education at Portland Academy. After graduating from Portland Academy, Henry, as planned, attended Bowdoin College skipping high school altogether. ("Stewart, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow") While at Bowdoin College, Henry met Nathaniel Hawthorne, a fellow novelist; Franklin Pierce, the fourteenth U.S. President; and Horatio Bridge, officer of the U.S. Navy; he was also elected into the Peucinian Society and placed fourth in a class of thirty-eight students. The Peucinian Society's book gatherings, debates, and discussions about contemporary writing made Henry consider pursuing a career in writing, much to his father's chagrin. Originally, Henry's father wanted him to be a lawyer, but Henry was dissatisfied with studying law and decided
Art Spiegelman was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1948 to Vladek and Anja Spiegelman, but his family immigrated to Rego Park in Queens, New York three years later. His father, Vladek, was a wealthy textile salesperson and manufacturer in Poland. Both of his parents survived confinement to the Jewish ghettos and imprisonment in the Auschwitz Nazi Concentration camp in Poland. His mother, Anja,
PGT went to a private school in New Orleans, until his parents sent his to a French School in New York City, New York. In New York he learned how to speak english and he eventually enrolled at West Point. Beauregard graduated from the U.S military Academy at West Point in 1838. He was second in his class at West Point.mIn 1861 he resigned from the U.S army to serve in the Confederate army. On April 12th, 1861 Beauregard’s troops fired and 2 days later made Robert Anderson surrender.
Rudolph Giuliani was (born on May 28, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York. His wife's name is Judith Nathan. And he has two kids. He went to Manhattan college and got a bachelor's degree. He then went to New York university and got a law degree ((Seifman)).
Paul Cadmus was born in 1904, in the upper west side of Manhattan. Cadmus was born into an artistic family, his mother and father were both artists, not only recreational but professionally. His mother illustrated children's books while his father was a commercial artist. Cadmus’s father had studied alongside Robert Henri. At the young age of 15, Paul dropped out of high school and enrolled at the National Academy Of Design for 6 years where he then later attended the Art Students League Of New York.
Born in West Hempstead, New York he lived in an Orthodox Jewish community and would spend up to twelve hours every day with rabbis. For his high school studies, he went to the Hebrew Academy of Nassau for his high school studies before he attended State University of New York. His only training in the arts was when he attended the University of Iowa Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He would immigrate to Israel for further collegiate studies in the mid-nineties where he lived for half a decade. He first got interested in documenting Jewish history when he first heard of the 1952 purge of Jewish writers by Stalin.
Walter “Walt” Whitman was born May 31, 1819 in West Hills, Long Island to Walter and Louisa Whitman, as the second of eight surviving children. At age eleven, Whitman began working in printing to help support his family, moved on to teaching at seventeen, then in 1841 moved on to journalism, founding the Long-Islander. After five years publishing under his own paper, he became editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. In four years, he worked for seven newspapers, often losing his jobs for his radical political positions. Upon moving to New Orleans in 1848, Whitman was exposed to the slave-trade firsthand.
Mick Jagger was born July 26, 1943 in Dartford, Kent, England. Originally named “Michael Philip Jagger”, he later changed it to the iconic “Mick Jagger”. Mick’s parents are Eva and Joe Jagger. He went to school at the London School of Economics, from 1962 to 1964. He then met up with his friend from his childhood, Keith Richards.
Janet Yellen is the first woman chair of the board of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. She was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1946 to Jewish parents Anne and Julius Yellen. Her father, who had grown up on the lower east side, the son of immigrants from Poland, was a family doctor. He went to medical school abroad because he could not get into medical school in the United States due to the quotas put on the number of Jewish people who could be accepted to medical school. Her mother grew up in Brooklyn and was an elementary-school teacher.
Joseph Grew was born May 27,1880 in Boston, MA and died May 25,1965. He was the son of Edward Sturgis Grew, a wool merchant, and Annie Crawford Clark Grew. Grew attended Harvard after graduating from a boys preparatory school “Groton”. Grew married Alice Perry and had 4 daughters. His first job was as a clerk at the American consulate in Cairo, Egypt.
(Kiwanis Magazine, 14) At the age of just fourteen, his father died of a heart attack, leaving him the position of “man of the house.” This put an immense amount of pressure on Nelson to succeed and assume the role of adult in the family at an early age. To further his education, Nelson attended University of Florida, one of two public universities in Florida, for his degree; however, he ended up transferring to Yale University to complete his BA. He then went on to receive a degree in law from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. Nelson graduated law school around the time in which his mother, Nannie Merle, died of Lou Gehrig’s Disease, in 1966. After graduating, Nelson enrolled in the U.S. Army Reserve in 1968 (Wall Street Journal), in which he served for two years, eventually attaining the position of captain.
Dr. Jane C. Wright Dr. Jane C. Wright was born on November 30, 1919 in Manhattan to parents Corrine, a public-school teacher and Louis T. Wright, a graduate of Meharry Medical College and one of the first African American graduates from Harvard Medical School. She attended the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, from which she graduated in 1938. Wright went on to graduate with an art degree from Smith College in 1942 and then graduated with honors, with a medical degree from New York Medical College 1945. After medical school, she did residencies at Bellevue Hospital (1945-46) and Harlem Hospital (1947-1948), completing her tenure at Harlem Hospital as chief resident. In 1949 she joined her father in research at the Harlem Hospital Cancer Research Center, which he had founded, succeeding him as director when he died in 1952.
He lived in a house in Braintree, Massachusetts. On February 1778, John Quincy Adams 's dad had to go on a dangerous trip to France and John (Almost 11) was brave enough to ask his father if he could go. Adams attended schools in Paris and Amsterdam. His studies allowed him to join the junior class at Harvard University, and he graduated in 1787. Adams studied law for three years, and in 1790, he began his own practice.