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Old 01-05-2010, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Stephen Decatur? No, Thomas McDonough.

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Old 01-05-2010, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Thomas McDonough is correct
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Old 01-06-2010, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I was a prosperous businesswoman born in Oregon, and served a term as mayor of a California city. But my career was always controversial, and a future governor of California won his first statewide election on the basis of having successfully challenged me publicly. It is said that I had great influence in global politics, because of the important people who were clients at my place of business. One of my employees would later become so famous, that an Oscar was won by the actress who played her part in a biographical motion picture.
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Old 01-06-2010, 11:04 AM
 
Location: mid south
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I was a prosperous businesswoman born in Oregon, and served a term as mayor of a California city. But my career was always controversial, and a future governor of California won his first statewide election on the basis of having successfully challenged me publicly. It is said that I had great influence in global politics, because of the important people who were clients at my place of business. One of my employees would later become so famous, that an Oscar was won by the actress who played her part in a biographical motion picture.
Tough one....can you give another hint?
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Old 01-06-2010, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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There have been very few well-known women who made their mark in my field. (And no men at all.) One of them, in the 70s, became very well known after writing a best-selling book about it. Her name started with the letter X. The California governor involved was Edmund Brown.
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Old 01-06-2010, 04:03 PM
 
Location: mid south
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Took some research but I believe you are referring to

Sally Stanford--Madam and resturantuer (where the employee I assume worked?)

I am though still puzzled as to who the "employee" was.

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Old 01-06-2010, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Took some research but I believe you are referring to

Sally Stanford--Madam and resturantuer (where the employee I assume worked?)

I am though still puzzled as to who the "employee" was.
Barbara Graham (Susan Hayward, "I Want to Live").
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Old 01-06-2010, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Did I mention that you were right, it is Sally Stanford.
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:11 AM
 
Location: mid south
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Thanks.....please post more. I love doing the research!
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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If you are leaving it open, whoever wants to pose one can go ahead.
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