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David A. Wolf
Wolf, David A., 1956- ; Astronauts; Air pilots; Military air pilots; Medical personnel; Engineers; Model airplanes
A NASA astronaut, Dr. Wolf is a graduate of North Central High School in Indianapolis. He earned an engineering degree from Purdue University and a medical degree from Indiana University. In 1983, he joined...
Lilly, Eli, 1885- ; Eli Lilly and Company; Pharmaceutical industry; Philanthropists; Historians; Business people
After graduating from college, Lilly joined the family pharmaceutical business. He was president of the company from 1932 to 1948. Following that he was chairman of the board. He showed great management...
Albert Von Tilzer
Von Tilzer, Albert; Composers; Musicians; Music publishing industry; Music; Suits (Clothing)
Albert Von Tilzer's real name was Albert Gumm. He and his brother used their mother's maiden name, Tilzer. He was born in Indianapolis and worked in the family's business. In 1899 he moved to Chicago and...
Baxter, Anne; Actresses
Anne Baxter was an actress. She performed in plays, movies, and on television. In 1946 she won an Academy Award for best supporting actress in the movie, The Razor's Edge.
Authors, American; Children's literature; Artists; Cartoonists; Motion picture industry; Animation; Peet, Bill, 1915-2002
As a child Bill Peet spent much of his time drawing pictures. He was awarded a scholarship to study at Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis. He went to work for Walt Disney studios and worked on several...
Journalism; Journalists; Newspaper industry; Reporters; Newspapers; Authors; Women; Portraits; Portrait photographs; State parks & reserves; Strauss, Juliet V. (Juliet Virginia), 1863-1918
As a child Strauss showed a talent for writing. The editor of the Rockville Tribune noticed her talent and encouraged her. In 1893 she began writing the column "Squibs and Sayings" for the Rockville Tribune....
Bayh, Birch, 1928- ; Politicians; Lawyers; Legislators
Bayh graduated from Indiana University Law School in 1960 and was admitted to the bar in 1961. He was in the Indiana State House of Representatives from 1954-1962. In 1961 he was elected to the U.S. Senate...
Hoagland Howard Carmichael
Songs & music; Composers; Singers; Musicians; Pianos
Carmichael was born in Monroe County and grew-up during the ragtime era. He formed a jazz band while he was studying law at Indiana University. In 1927 when he heard a recording of his song "Washboard...
Chief Menominee Statue
Chief Menominee, d. 1838; Indians of North America; Potawatomi Indians--Middle West; Potawatomi Indians--Relocation; Indians of North America--Relocation; Trail of Death, 1838
Chief Menominee was a leader among the Potawatomi Indians. In 1838 some of the Indians in the state had agreed to leave their land by August, but white settlers began moving in early. Governor David Wallace...
George Rogers Clark
Clark, George Rogers, 1752-1818; Explorers; Surveyors; Soldiers; Military uniforms; Clark's Expedition to the Illinois, 1778-1779
Clark was from Virginia and was a trained surveyor and frontiersman. He also fought in the Revolutionary War. His brother William was famous for the Lewis and Clark expedition. In 1778, Patrick Henry,...
Coffin, Levi, 1798-1877; Underground railroad system; Abolition movement; Abolitionists; Business people
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...
Politicians; Vice presidents; Newspaper editors; Legislators; Beards; Colfax, Schuyler, 1823-1885
Colfax clerked in the family store as a teenager. The store was also the town post office. He decided on a career in journalism and politics. He became a newspaper editor in South Bend, Indiana, and was...
Crowe, Ray, 1915-2003; African Americans; Teachers; Coaches (Athletics); Basketball; Politicians; Basketball coaches--Indiana; Crispus Attucks High School (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Crowe grew up on a farm in Johnson County. He graduated from Indiana Central College and was a public school teacher in Indianapolis. In 1955 he coached the Crispus Attucks High School basketball team...
David Curtis Stephenson
Stephenson, David Curtis, 1891-1966; Ku Klux Klan (1915- ); Racism; Politics
D.C. Stephenson came to Indiana in 1920. He joined the KKK and became Grand Dragon of the Indiana Realm in 1923. Stephenson was a powerful orator and had a charming personality. Unknown to his followers,...
Eugene V. Debs
Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Labor movement--United States; Labor unions; Labor leaders; Socialists--United States; Socialism; Social-Democratic Party of America; Presidential candidates--United States
Debs was a founder of the American Railway Union and served as the Union's first president. He organized the Social Democratic Party of America in 1897, and ran for the U.S. Presidency in 1900, 1904, 1908,...
Business people; Businessmen; New York Stock Exchange; Portraits; Paintings
Director and Chairman of the Board of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, President of the New York Stock Exchange
Dresser, Paul, 1858-1906; Composers; Singers; Tuxedoes; State songs
Dresser's real name was Johann Paul Dreiser, Jr. He studied at St. Meinrad's seminary in Southern Indiana, but left the school to become a composer and singer. He went to Chicago and worked as part of...
Ehrmann, Max, 1872-1945; Poets; Authors; Poetry; Ehrmann, Max, 1872-1945. Desiderata; Paintings; Portraits; Palettes; Philosophers
Ehrmann was born in Terre Haute, Indiana. He attended DePauw University and edited the DePauw Weekly. He later studied law and philosophy at Harvard. He worked as a lawyer at his brother's overall factory...
Senator J. Danforth (Dan) Quayle
Quayle, Dan, 1947- ; Politicians; Legislators; Vice presidents; African Americans
Elected to the U.S. Congress in 1976 and to the U.S. Senate in 1980. He was reelected in 1986. In 1988 George H. W. Bush chose him to be his running mate in the presidential election. Quayle was the ninth...
Poetry; Poets; Prisoners; African Americans; Knight, Etheridge
Etheridge Knight was born in Mississippi. He was in the Army and served in the Korean Conflict. He was seriously wounded there causing him to become addicted to drugs and alcohol. He turned to crime to...
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