Harrison, the grandson of President William Henry Harrison, moved to Indiana from Ohio in 1854. He was a lawyer and was active in politics. He was in the 70th Indiana Infantry in the Civil War reaching the rank of brevet brigadier general. In 1881...
Stewart along with Will H. Porter co-founded the Indianapolis Recorder newspaper in the 1890s. It began in an office on New York Street in Indianapolis. Stewart eventually became sole owner. He was active in several business, political, and...
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Stewart, George P. (George Pheldon), 1874-1924; Newspapers; Newspaper industry; African Americans; Journalists
Jim Davis created Garfield the cat. That cartoon strip is the most widely syndicated Sunday comic in the United States and is read daily by more than 220 million people worldwide. Davis is an active environmentalist and participates in the National...
Garfield (Fictitious character); Cartoon characters; Comics; Cartoonists; Dogs; Cats; Artists; Environmentalists; Living Legends; Davis, Jim, 1945 July 28-
Coffin was born in North Carolina and moved with his family to Newport (now Fountain City), Indiana, in 1826. He became a leading merchant and miller. In 1844 he began selling only goods not produced by slave labor. He and his wife Catherine...
Coffin, Levi, 1798-1877; Underground railroad system; Abolition movement; Abolitionists; Business people
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