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Old 01-03-2010, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Edward Pellew?
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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That's our gentleman.
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Old 01-03-2010, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I was a notorious, reclusive, penny pinching miser, but in my will, I left a legacy that survives to this day. I left my large fortune to public schools for my city's poor white and free black children, and more than 40 schools once bore my name, distinguished only by a number. But only seven remain because of subsequent movements to rename schools that were named for slave owners. I devised a scheme in the 1820s to enable slaves to buy their freedom, and many of my own former slaves returned to Liberia. After being rebuffed in marriage and defeated in a senate race, I moved out of the city, and established a suburban municipality that attracted mostly new immigrants.
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:33 PM
 
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John McDonogh
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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John McDonogh
Of New Orleans. Correct.
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Old 01-03-2010, 09:29 PM
 
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I am one of fifty six Americans who did something famous, although the fifty six of us were never all assembled at one time. Among the group, I was the only one who was both an ordained minister and a college president.
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Old 01-03-2010, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Can you be more specific on the first part? Were you ever partly or mostly assembled owing to that commonality? Does the fact you were never assembled all together imply that you were contemporaries and could have been?
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Old 01-03-2010, 09:36 PM
 
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Can you be more specific on the first part? Were you partly or mostly assembled? Does the fact you were never assembled all together imply that you were contemporaries and could have been?
Yes to the latter.
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Old 01-03-2010, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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John Witherspoon would meet all your criteria, provided the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence were never all assembled together.
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Old 01-04-2010, 06:43 AM
 
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Witherspoon it was.
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