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-- b.10/31/1740 d.10/23/1799 (58)Revolutionary, Judge/Jurist, Jurist, StatesmanMisc: Declaration of Independence signer
Emmett Paige Jr.
-- b.1/29/1737 d.6/8/1809 (72)Author, Philosopher, Revolutionary, Political Theorist, EnglishBook Titles: Common Sense, Age of Reason
-- b.7/13/1729 d.9/17/1775 (46)Revolutionary
-- 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)GeneralNames/Places: b. in San Gabriel, CA; NN:Old Blood & GutsMisc: 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)GeneralMisc: Confederate general during the American Civil War, remembered for his tenacious but ultimately unsuccessful defense of Vicksburg.
-- b.9/9/1721 d.10/26/1803 (82)RevolutionaryMisc: Virginia patriot during the American Revolution.
-- b.5/6/1741 O.S. or 5/17/1741 N.S. d.9/14/1788 (47)Revolutionary, Attorney/LawyerMisc: Declaration of Independence signer
-- b.2/23/1633 d.5/26/1703 (70)Author, Diarist, Naval Officer, English
Matthew Culbraith Perry
-- b.4/10/1794 d.3/4/1858 (63)Military LeaderMisc: Commodore of U.S. Navy; NOT the Friends actor!
Oliver "Hazard" Perry
-- b.8/20/1785 d.8/23/1819 (34)Military Leader, Naval OfficerNames/Places: b. in South Kingstown, Rhode IslandMisc: 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 d.7/15/1948 (87)GeneralMisc: WWI commander
Henri Philippe Petain
-- b.4/24/1856 d.7/23/1951 (95)Hero, FrenchMisc: 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.
-- b.9/13/1739 d.8/11/1817 (77)Revolutionary, General
-- b.7/17/1745 d.1/29/1829 (83)Revolutionary, Statesman
George E. Pickett
-- b.1/25/1825 d.7/30/1875 (50)GeneralMisc: Confederate general
-- b.1/5/1779 d.4/27/1813 (34)Soldier, ExplorerMisc: sighted Pike's Peak in Colorado
-- b.10/26/1757 d.10/29/1824 (67)Revolutionary, StatesmanMisc: 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)
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)
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)
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)
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.9/20/1809 d.9/29/1867 (58)
Misc: US Confederate General during the U.S. Civil War
Count Kazimierz Pulaski -- b.3/6/1745 d.10/11/1779 (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)
Rufus Putnam -- b.4/9/1738 d.5/4/1824 (86)
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