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Honorable Augustus Chaflin
French, former Governor of Illinois. Chart #4.
William D. French, Defense Superior Service Medal. Chart #23.
Smith, American lawyer and the 74th Attorney General of the U.S.
former Miss America in 2000 from Augusta, Kentucky, Chart #36.
American author known for her feminist novels and non-fiction.
6. Daniel Chester
French, sculptor of the Concord Minute Man, Abraham Lincoln in the
Lincoln Memorial, the John Harvard Monument, and more. Chart #4.
His father, Henry French, invented the French drain.
Robert T. French,
inventor (along with his sons George and Francis), of R.T. French & Co., French's Mustard,
Victor French, actor in Lassie,
Gunsmoke, Bonanza, and Little House on the Prairie, b. 4 Dec 1934 Santa
Barbara, CA, d. 15 Jun 1989.
French, wife of Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft, married 1 Jan
1994. She is an American businessperson, philanthropist, and co-founder of
the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. More.
Ireland’s foremost songwriter and entertainer. Chart #IREB.
jazz drummer and radio show host at WWOZ from New Orleans, Louisiana, honored
by Branford Marsalis.
artist, soldier, poet, adventurer, spy, raconteur, teacher, lecturer,
philosopher, and humanitarian. He was also the man generally acknowledged to
have inspired his friend, Ian Fleming, to create the fictional sensation,
James Bond. Chart #IREH.
Frank French, Ragtime and Terra
Verde pianist and composer. Chart #3.
James M. French, businessman and
community activist, used his wealth and influence to serve the community and
African-American youth. Believed to be the son of a former slave of Sandusky,
David French, CNN Live, who reported on the War
in the Gulf in 1991 with Wolf Blitzer and President George Bush as the
weekend anchor for 12 years before his transition to the CIA.
Peter French, of Frenchglen, Oregon, had a cattle operation and built a
round barn in the 1870s which is on the National Register of Historic Places
as of 1971.
George French, leader of the George French Band
in New Orleans, LA. He sings base jazz and rhythm & blues and cut hit
records in the 1960s.
18. Lizzie Crozier French, ca. 1890,
was an educator and a leader in the movement for women’s suffrage in
Tennessee. She was born in 1851, was the President of the Tennessee Equal
Suffrage Association. She was the daughter of an attorney and married into
the French family. On 25 Aug 1919, Tennessee became the 36th state
and made the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution the
law of the land giving women the right to vote. Chart #110.
Bob French, Chief
Meterorologist and weeknight weather anchor at KBTX in Texas since 1990. Chart #8.
Lawrence Herbert French, played
for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago Cubs, b. 1907 in CA, d. 9 Feb
1987, played between 18 Apr 1929 and 26 Sep 1942.
Samuel French, American
playwright, b. 1821, d. 1898 NYC.
Jesse French, piano
manufacturer, b. 1845, d. 1927 in New Castle, IN.
David French, Canadian
playwright from Bay Roberts, NFLD, Canada. Chart #57.
Benjamin Brown French, wrote
dairies covering the Civil War period, and was a journalist for White House
History, Chart #4. More.
Dr. Ronald French, 2007 King of
the New Orleans Mardi Gras.
Daniel French, “Yankee” Steam
Engine Patent, 1809, Chart #4. More. His son Henry French.
John Homer French, LL.D,
born 7 Jul 1824 in Batavia, NY, died 23 Dec 1888, married Mary
Elizabeth Washburn. John compiled
a state map from the various county maps of the state of New York. Although
the individual county maps were not all of uniform quality, they were far
more consistent and comprehensive than the local surveys conducted for any
other American state. His map was first published in 1859. He also was an author
of various books including the “Gazetteer of the State of New York”. Memoriam. He was buried at
Oakwood Cemetery in Syracuse, NY.
American Politicians with the
Thomas French, Times Staff
Writer since 1981, awarded the Pulitzer prize for three projects.
Major General Robert P. French,
Assistant Adjutant General of the Army at the Pennsylvania Army National
Guard, email: email@example.com.
Charlotte French, married
wealthy businessman Maximilian Carden Despard in
1870; he was the founder of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank. Charlotte was
the suffragette and Sinn
Ireland’s oldest political movement. She wrote various books and helped the
poor. Her brother was John Denton Pinkstone French.
FFA Chart #IREF. More.
Captain Thomas H. French, served
in M Co., 7th US Cavalry with Col. George Custer at the Little Big
Horn. He told Marcus Reno, “Major, the Indians are in our rear!” moments
before Crazy Horse’s warriers charged.
Commander Sir George Arthur French,
was pivotal in the formation of what became the Royal Canadian Mounted
Charles Calvin French, born 12
Oct 1883 in Indiana, started into baseball at the age of 25 with the Boston
James French, actor in Greater
Jimmy Wales, the founder of
Wikipedia, lists many famous people with the surname French.
Hollis French, Democratic member
of the Alaska Senate and former assistant district attorney. He climbed Mt.
McKinley to the summer twice.
38. John Alexander French, was an
Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious
award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British
and Commonwealth forces.
Samuel Gibbs French, was born 22
Nov 1818, and an officer in the U.S. Army, wealthy plantation owner, author,
and a major general iin the Confederate Army during
the American Civil War.
Sarah French, Fox 61 News Team
and anchor/reporter. She competed in the Miss Teen USA and Miss America
pageants, winning Miss Arkansas Teen USA in 2003.
Nora May French, born in 1881,
was a talented, free-spirited poet caught between the suffocating strictures
of the Victorian era and insecurities and confusions of the evolving modern
John B. French, born in 1857,
died in 1931, FFA Chart #14, was a politician,
activist, singer, and business owner. He was the first African American to be
appointed to the Industrial Commission of Illinois. The appointment came from
Governor Len Small in 1922.
Judge Richard French, b. 23 Jun
1792, d. 1 May 1854, FFA Chart #14, US Congressman.
Elected to represent Kentucky's 9th and 11th Districts in the United States
House of representatives, serving from 1835-1847, 1843-1845 and 1847-1849.
Also served as a member of the Kentucky State Legislature.
Robert Bruce French, a native
Kentuckian, received his Bachelor of Music degree in organ from the
University of Louisville. He then attended the George Peabody College for
Teachers of Vanderbilt University where he studied composition under the
American composer, Roy Harris and received his Master of Music degree in
1951. In 1954 he co-founded the Louisville Academy of Music. French also
co-founded the Louisville Youth Orchestra in 1958 and served as its manager
until 1960. His highest honor came in 1999 when he was presented the Milner
Award for "Highest Contribution to the Arts" by the Governor of
Kentucky. He was b. 1924, the son of Robert D. French (b. 1892 in KY) and
Thelma French (b. 1899). They now live in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY.
Robert D. French’s father was Robert A. French, b. 1864 in Big Spring, Meade
Co., KY, m. Mattie L. b. 1866 in KY. His father was Austin French, b. 1817
and Martha French, b. 1828. Most likely FFA
Michael French, British actor
who played wide boy David Wicks on the BBC drama “EastEnders” in the early
1990s. He was born on 17 Sep 1962 in East London, England.
James C. French, born ca. 1828
in Maine, invented an improvement in vault lights in 1871 at the age of about
43 in Chicago and New York, where the witness was R. R. French (his son
Richard R. French, b. 1852). Thus started the J. C.
& Sons Company.
Rosella French Porterfield of
Elsmere, KY, granddaughter of a slave, was in the Hall of Fame in 2007.
Field Marshal John Denton Pinkstone French, 1st Earl of Ypres, KP, GCB,
OM, GCVO, KCMG, PC, born 28 Sep 1852, died 22 May 1925, was a British Field
Marshal, the first commander of the British Expeditionary Force in WWI. Also
see “The Tragedy of Sir John French”
written by George H. Cassar, and “Guns of August”
by Tuchman, awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1962.
John Lumsden French, born 10 Nov
1872 in TN, formed the St. Louis Motor Carriage Company in 1900 with George
P. Dorriss. They produced 85 automobiles.
Ironically, Mr. French died as a result of an automobile accident in Pittsburgh.
He was on a business trip and took a trial spin in a new car and collided
with another car. He suffered severe head injuries when he was thrown from
Charles K. French, (born Charles Ekrauss
French; January 17, 1860 – August 2, 1952) was an American film actor,
screenwriter and director who appeared in more than 240 movies between 1909
General Sir George Arthur French KCMG (19 June 1841 – 7 July 1921) was a British Army officer who served as the first Commissioner of the North-West
from October 1873 to July 1876, and as Commandant of the colonial military
forces in Queensland
(1883–91) and New South Wales (1896–1902). He was born at Roscommon,
Ireland. He was educated at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, and commissioned in the Royal Artillery in 1860.
52. Robert Shenton French AC (born 19 March 1947) is the twelfth and
current Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, the highest court in the Australian court hierarchy.
Mar 1928 – 3 Nov 1990, was a British film and stage actress. She was born
Valerie Harrison in London. Her best-remembered roles were in Jubal in 1956
opposite Glenn Ford and in Decision at Sundown opposite Randolph Scott in
1957. Neither of her two husbands was named French, which might have been a
co-founder of the Homebrew Computer Club, collaborated with Steve Wozniak and
Steve Jobs and held their first meeting in Gordon’s garage in Menlo Park, CA,
in March 1975, and afterwards started designing the Apple A. See also Homebrew
1802-1886, was an abolitionist, a New England Sea Master, a prosperous ship
owner and merchant, the Mayor of New Bedford, MA, and a commander of the