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William Paca -- b.10/31/1740 d.10/13/1799 (58)
Revolutionary, Judge, Statesman
Misc: Declaration of Independence signer

Emmett Paige Jr. -- b.2/20/1931 N.S. d.8/31/2017 N.S. (86)

Thomas Paine -- b.1/29/1737 Ju-1 or 1/29/1736 J-LD or 2/9/1737 N.S. d.6/8/1809 (72)
Author, Philosopher, Revolutionary, Political Theorist, English
Book Titles: Common Sense, Age of Reason

John Parker -- b.7/13/1729 d.9/17/1775 (46)

Robert Parker Parrott -- b.10/5/1804 N.S. d.12/24/1877 N.S. (73)
Soldier, Inventor
Misc: the Parrott Gun, the most formiddable cannon of its time.

William Paterson -- b.8/17/1755 d.6/21/1810 (54)
Revolutionary, Explorer, Naturalist, British

George Patton IV -- b.12/24/1923 d.6/27/2004 (80)
General, Army Officer

George Smith Patton Jr. -- b.11/11/1885 d.12/21/1945 (60)
Names/Places: b. in San Gabriel, CA; NN:Old Blood & Guts
Misc: Tank warfare expert; a top colorful gen'l in history; WWII War Commander; died of injuries he'd suffered in a car accident in Heidelberg, Germany.

John Clifford Pemberton -- b.8/10/1814 d.7/13/1881 (66)
Misc: Confederate general during the American Civil War, remembered for his tenacious but ultimately unsuccessful defense of Vicksburg.

Edmund Pendleton -- b.9/9/1721 d.10/23/1803 (82)
Misc: Virginia patriot during the American Revolution.

John Penn -- b.5/6/1741 J-LD or 5/17/1741 N.S. d.9/14/1788 N.S. (47)
Revolutionary, Attorney/Lawyer
Misc: Declaration of Independence signer

Samuel Pepys -- b.2/23/1633 J-LD d.5/26/1703 J-LD (70)
Author, Diarist, Naval Officer, English

Matthew Culbraith Perry -- b.4/10/1794 d.3/4/1858 (63)
Military Leader
Misc: Commodore of U.S. Navy; NOT the Friends actor!

Oliver "Hazard" Perry -- b.8/20/1785 N.S. d.8/23/1819 N.S. (34)
Military Leader, Naval Officer
Names/Places: b. in South Kingstown, Rhode Island
Misc: American commander at Battle of Lake Erie; "we have met the enemy and they are ours"; some say b. Aug 23

John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing -- b.9/13/1860 N.S. d.7/15/1948 N.S. (87)
Misc: WWI commander

Henri Philippe Petain -- b.4/24/1856 d.7/23/1951 (95)
Hero, French
Misc: general who was a national hero for his victory at the Battle of Verdun in World War I but was discredited as chief of state of the French government at Vichy in World War II. He died under sentence in a prison fortress.

Andrew Pickens -- b.9/13/1739 d.8/11/1817 (77)
Revolutionary, General

Timothy Pickering -- b.7/17/1745 d.1/29/1829 (83)
Revolutionary, Statesman

George E. Pickett -- b.1/25/1825 d.7/30/1875 (50)
Misc: Confederate general

Zebulon Pike -- b.1/5/1779 d.4/27/1813 (34)
Soldier, Explorer
Misc: sighted Pike's Peak in Colorado

Charles Pinckney -- b.10/26/1757 N.S. d.10/29/1824 N.S. (67)
Revolutionary, Statesman
Misc: American Founding Father, political leader, and diplomat whose proposals for a new government--called the Pinckney plan--were largely incorporated into the Federal Constitution drawn up in 1787.

Charles Cotesworth Pinckney -- b.2/25/1746 d.8/16/1825 (79)
Soldier, Governor, Diplomat

Thomas Pinckney -- b.10/23/1750 d.11/2/1828 (78)
Soldier, Politician, Diplomat
Misc: negotiated Pinckney's Treaty (Oct. 27, 1795) with Spain

Allan Pinkerton -- b.8/25/1819 d.7/1/1884 (64)
Hero, Scotish
Misc: the first Detective; founded Pinkerton National Detective Agency

Molly Pitcher -- b.10/13/1754 d.1/22/1832 (77)
Names/Places: RN:Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley
Misc: carried water to American soldiers during the battle of Monmouth

John Poindexter -- b.8/12/1936
Military Leader, Government Official
Misc: ex-National Security Adviser

Jackson Pollack -- b.12/15/1866 or 12/25/1869 d.10/25/1995
Misc: allegedly the oldest living man in the world (1989); DOB remains unknown

Seth Pomeroy -- b.5/20/1706 d.2/9/1777 (70)
Revolutionary, Soldier

Pompey -- b.9/29/106BC d.9/28/48BC (57)
Names/Places: RN:Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus
Misc: one of the great statesman and generals of the late Roman Republic

David Dixon Porter -- b.6/8/1813 d.2/13/1891 (77)
Naval Officer
Misc: held important Union commands in the American Civil War (1861-65).

Fitz-John Porter -- b.8/31/1822 d.5/21/1901 (78)

Colin Luther Powell -- b.4/5/1937
General, Statesman, Government Official
Misc: ex-Nat'l Security Adviser & Chairman of U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff; Secretary of State 2001-

Enoch Powell -- b.6/16/1912 d.2/8/1998 (85)
Writer, Poet, Linguist, Soldier, Politician, English
Misc: racist Greek professor

Richard Pratt -- b.12/6/1840 d.4/23/1924 (83)
Army Officer, Educator

Edward Preble -- b.8/15/1761 d.8/25/1807 (46)
Naval Officer
Misc: Commander of U.S. naval forces during much of the Tripolitan War (1801-05).

Samuel Prescott -- b.8/19/1751 d.??/??/1777

William I Prescott -- b.2/20/1726 d.10/13/1795 (69)
Misc: said "Don't fire until you see the whites in their eyes"

Sterling Price -- b.9/14/1809 N.S. d.9/29/1867 N.S. (58)
General, Governor
Names/Places: NN: Old Pap
Misc: US Confederate General during the U.S. Civil War

Prince Potemkin -- b.9/30/1739 Ju-1 or 10/11/1739 N.S. d.10/5/1791 Ju-1 (52) or 10/16/1791 N.S. (52)
Military Leader, Prince, Statesman, Russian
Names/Places: FN:Grigori Aleksandrovich

Professor Tanaka -- b.1/6/1930 N.S. d.8/22/2000 N.S. (70)
Soldier, Actor, College Football Player, Boxer, Wrestler, Martial Arts
Names/Places: RN: Charles J. Kalani Jr; Ring Names: Professor Toru Tanaka or Professor Tanaka

Count Kazimierz Pulaski -- b.3/6/1745 N.S. d.10/11/1779 N.S. (34)
Revolutionary, Military Leader, Soldier, Lithuanian, Polish
Names/Places: or FN:Casimir
Misc: honorary U.S. citizen; d. 10-9? b. between March 4 and 7.

Israel Putnam -- b.1/7/1718 d.5/29/1790 (72)
Revolutionary, General

Rufus Putnam -- b.4/9/1738 d.5/4/1824 (86)

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