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William Radford -- b.9/9/1809 d.1/8/1890 (80)
Naval Officer
Misc: Commander, Union Navy

Sir Walter Raleigh -- b.1/22/1552 J-LD d.10/29/1618 J-LD (66)
Poet, Soldier, Explorer, Navigator, Outlaw, Courtier, English
Misc: was accused of trason in a plot to oust King James I and was beheaded.

Nathaniel Ramsay -- b.5/1/1741 d.10/23/1817 (76)
Revolutionary, Soldier, Lawyer
Misc: officer

Albert C. Read -- b.3/29/1887 d.10/10/1967 (80)
Naval Officer, Aviator

George Read -- b.9/18/1733 d.9/21/1798 (65)
Revolutionary, Judge/Jurist, Lawyer
Misc: Declaration of Independence signer

Joseph Reed -- b.8/27/1741 d.3/5/1785 (43)
Revolutionary, Statesman

Samuel Chester Reid -- b.8/24/1783 d.1/28/1861 (77)
Naval Officer

Paul Revere -- b.12/21/1734 J-LD or 1/1/1735 N.S. d.5/10/1818 N.S. (83)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Engraver, Revolutionary, Inventor, Statesman
Names/Places: b. in Boston; d. in Boston
Misc: Silversmith; Political; New England Patriot; False Teeth, Eye Glasses, Picture Frames, Surgical Tools, warned the colonists "The British Are Coming!"

Gitz Rice -- b.3/5/1891 d.10/16/1947 (56)
Military Leader, Songwriter, Singer, Pianist
Misc: Lt. of the First Canadians

Jean Baptiste Richambeau -- b.7/1/1725 N.S. d.5/10/1807 N.S. (81)
General, French

Tacy Richardson -- b.1/1/1754 d.6/18/1807 (53)

Henry M. Robert -- b.5/2/1837 d.5/11/1923 (86)
Author, General
Book Titles: Robert's Rules of Order

Maximilien Robespierre -- b.5/6/1758 d.7/28/1794 (36)
Revolutionary, French
Names/Places: MN:Francois Marie Isidore de

Nathaniel Rochester -- b.2/21/1752 d.5/17/1831 (79)
Revolutionary, Soldier, Pioneer

Captain Ell B. Rockwell -- b.2/18/1830 d.12/3/1928 (98)
Misc: of a steamboat

John Rodgers -- b.1/15/1881 d.8/26/1926 (45)
Naval Officer, Aviator
Misc: WWI

Caesar Rodney -- b.10/7/1728 d.6/26/1784 (55)
Revolutionary, Politician, Statesman, Lawyer
Misc: Declaration of Independence signer

Bernard W. Rogers -- b.7/16/1921 d.10/27/2008 (87)
Misc: Supreme Allied Commander

William Rogers -- b.7/26/1823 d.??/??/????
Naval Officer
Misc: ship captain

Roh Tae-Woo -- b.12/4/1932
General, Head of State, Politician, South Korean
Misc: ex-President of South Korea (1988-93); Korean military officer and politician who as president of South Korea instituted democratic reforms.

Erwin K. Rommel -- b.11/15/1891 d.10/14/1944 (52)
General, Army Officer, German
Names/Places: NN:The Desert Fox; d. suicide

Elliott Roosevelt -- b.9/23/1910 d.10/27/1990 (80)
Author, General, Mayor, Announcer
Names/Places: Franklin & Eleanor's son, Theodore's great nephew; wed 5x's
Misc: WWII Air Corps

Theodore Roosevelt Jr. -- b.9/13/1887 d.7/12/1944 (56)
Names/Places: Theodore's son

William Rosecrans -- b.9/6/1819 d.3/11/1898 (78)
General, Congressperson
Misc: Union general and excellent strategist early in the American Civil War (1861-65); after his defeat in the Battle of Chickamauga (September 1863), he was relieved of his command.

Betsy Ross -- b.1/1/1752 d.1/30/1836 (84)
Revolutionary, Inventor
Names/Places: b. in Philadelphia; RN:Elizabeth Griscom
Misc: Flagmaker (1776); legend has it that she sewed the first stars and stripes flag of the United States for George Washington during the Revolution.

George Ross -- b.5/10/1730 d.7/14/1779 (49)
Revolutionary, Judge/Jurist, Politician, Attorney/Lawyer
Misc: Declaration of Independence signer

Andrew Summers Rowan -- b.4/23/1857 d.1/10/1943 (85)
General, Army Officer

Karl V. Rundstedt -- b.12/12/1875 d.2/24/1953 (77)

Benjamin Rush -- b.12/24/1745 J-LD or 1/4/1746 N.S. d.4/19/1813 N.S. (67)
Revolutionary, Physician, Humanitarian
Misc: Declaration of Independence signer

Louis Russel Jr. -- b.4/25/1925 d.11/27/1974 (49)
Misc: Longest surviving heart transplant recipient in 1968

Charles Joseph Anthony "Rush" Russhon -- b.3/23/1911 d.6/26/1982 (71)
Misc: Air Force Lt. Colonel invaluable as a key production liaison on five James Bond films

Henry Rutgers -- b.10/7/1745 d.2/17/1830 (84)
Revolutionary, Soldier, Philanthropist

Edward Rutledge -- b.11/23/1749 d.1/23/1800 (50)
Revolutionary, Congressperson, Lawyer
Misc: Declaration of Independence signer

Ramón Castro Ruz -- b.10/14/1924 N.S. d.2/23/2016 N.S. (91)
Revolutionary, Celebrity Relative, Cuban
Names/Places: Angel's son, brother of Fidel and Raul

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