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Philip Charles Habib -- b.2/25/1920 d.5/25/1992 (72)
Misc: career U.S. diplomat (Middle-East/Asia) who had helped arrange the Camp David summit and led the American delegation at the Vietnam peace talks

Pat Haden -- b.1/23/1953
Attorney/Lawyer, Sportscaster, NFL Quarterback, WFL Figure
Sports Teams: Southern California Sun, Los Angeles Rams

Chuck Hagel -- b.10/4/1946 N.S.
Government Official
Misc: former Secretary of Defense

Sir Henry Rider Haggard -- b.6/22/1856 d.5/14/1925 (68)
Novelist, Attorney/Lawyer, English
Book Titles: King Solomon's Mine

Alexander Meigs Haig Jr. -- b.12/2/1924 d.2/20/2010 (85)
General, Presidential Aide
Misc: NATO Supreme Allied Commander; Sec of State 1981-82; Chief of Staff 1973-74

H. R. Halderman -- b.10/27/1926 d.11/12/1993 (67)
Government Official
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles; RFMN:Harry Robert
Misc: Watergate figure, White House chief of staff

Nikki Haley -- b.1/20/1972 N.S.

George Montagu Dunk Halifax -- b.10/6/1716 d.6/8/1771 (54)
Statesman, English
Misc: the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, is named after him.

Gus Hall -- b.10/8/1910 d.10/13/2000 (90)
Names/Places: RN:Arvo Kusta Halberg
Misc: leader of the Communist Party USA

John Hall -- b.7/23/1948
Congressperson, Environmentalist, Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer, Rhythm and Blues Guitarist, Soul Musician
Group Names: Orleans

Lyman Hall -- b.4/12/1724 d.10/19/1790 (66)
Revolutionary, Physician, Clergyman, Statesman, Governor
Misc: Declaration of Independence signer

William J. Halley -- b.??/??/???? d.11/14/1961 (68)
Judge/Jurist, Politician, Singer

Alexander Hamilton -- b.1/11/1755 d.9/24/1806 (51)
Revolutionary, Politician, Statesman, Presidential Aide, Gay
Names/Places: b. in West Indies
Misc: the first Secretary of the Treasury; on a $10 bill

Lee Hamilton -- b.4/20/1931

Hannibal Hamlin -- b.8/27/1809 d.7/4/1891 (81)
Vice President, Attorney/Lawyer
Misc: 15th U.S. Vice President 1861-65

Phoebe Ann Coffin Hanaford -- b.5/6/1829 d.7/2/1921 (92)
Religious Leader, Minister
Names/Places: aka FN: Phebe; RN:Phoebe Ann Coffin
Misc: the first female ordained minister in New England

John Hancock -- b.1/12/1736 J-LD or 1/23/1737 N.S. or 1/12/1737 Ju-1 d.10/8/1793 N.S. (56)
Revolutionary, Statesman, Merchant
Names/Places: b. in Braintree, MA
Misc: the first signer of The Declaration of Independence; the most prominent of the signers

Learned Hand -- b.1/27/1872 d.8/18/1961 (89)
Misc: U.S. Court of Appeals

Nancy Hanks -- b.12/31/1927 d.1/7/1983 (55)
Government Official
Misc: second chairman of the National Endowment of the Arts

John Hanson -- b.4/14/1721 N.S. or 4/3/1721 J-LD d.11/15/1783 (62)
Revolutionary, President
Misc: the first president of Continental Congress; first U.S. President under the Articles of Confederation

Ty Hardin -- b.1/1/1930 N.S. d.8/3/2017 N.S. (87)
Reverend, Politician, TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: RN:Orson Whipple Hungerford II
Misc: some say b. June 1
TV Shows: Bronco (as Bronco Layne), Riptide (1960s)

Florence King De Wolfe Harding -- b.8/15/1860 N.S. d.11/21/1924 N.S. (64)
First Lady
Names/Places: Warren's wife

Warren Gamaliel Harding -- b.11/2/1865 d.8/2/1923 (57)
Names/Places: b. in Corsica, OH; d. in San Francisco.
Misc: 29th U.S. President (1921-23)

Bourguiba Harib -- b.8/3/1903 d.4/6/2000 (96)
Head of State, Tunisian
Misc: Tunisia's first president

Thomas R. "Tom" Harkin -- b.11/19/1939
Senator, Government Official
Misc: Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman

John Marshall I Harlan -- b.6/1/1833 d.10/14/1911 (78)
Supreme Court Justice
Misc: Associate Supreme Court Justice 1877-1911

John Marshall Harlan II -- b.5/20/1899 d.12/29/1971 (72)
Supreme Court Justice
Misc: 91st Supreme Court justice (1955-71)

Bryce Harlow -- b.8/11/1916 d.2/18/1987 (70)
Presidential Aide
Misc: adviser to Ford, Nixon, & Eisenhower

Cornelius Harnett -- b.4/10/1723 d.4/28/1781 (58)
Revolutionary, Statesman, Merchant, Farmer

Stephen Harper -- b.4/30/1959
Prime Minister, Canadian
Misc: Prime Minister 2006-2015

Pamela Harriman -- b.3/20/1920 d.2/5/1997 (76)

W. Averell Harriman -- b.11/15/1891 d.7/26/1986 (94)
Statesman, Governor, Ambassador, Diplomat
Names/Places: FN:William

Michael Harrington -- b.2/24/1928 d.7/31/1989 (61)
Writer, Politician, Social Reformer

Claude Harris -- b.6/29/1940 d.10/2/1994 (54)
Congressperson, Attorney/Lawyer

Fred Harris -- b.11/13/1930

Kamala Harris -- b.10/20/1964 N.S.
Senator, Lawyer

Patricia Roberts Harris -- b.5/31/1924 d.3/23/1985 (60)
Misc: of Luxembourg; served in two Cabinet posts in the Carter administration

Anna Symmes Harrison -- b.7/25/1775 d.2/25/1864 (88)
First Lady
Names/Places: Benjamin's wife

Benjamin Harrison -- b.8/20/1833 d.3/13/1901 (67)
Names/Places: b. in North Bend, Ohio; William Henry's grandson; d. in Indianapolis
Misc: 23rd U.S. President (1889-1893)

Caroline Lavinia Scott Harrison -- b.10/1/1832 d.10/25/1892 (60)
First Lady
Names/Places: Benjamin's wife #1

Leland Harrison -- b.4/25/1883 d.6/6/1951 (68)

Mary Scott Lord Dimmick Harrison -- b.4/30/1858 d.1/5/1948 (89)
First Lady
Names/Places: Benjamin's wife #2; MN:Lord Dimmick

William Henry Harrison -- b.2/9/1773 N.S. d.4/4/1841 N.S. (68)
General, President
Names/Places: b. in Charles City County, Va.
Misc: 9th U.S. President for only a month March 4, 1841 until his death, but gave the longest inaugural speech at 2 hours length

Gary Hart -- b.11/28/1936
Names/Places: RN:Gary Warren Hartpence

Philip Hart -- b.12/10/1912 d.12/26/1976 (64)
Senator, Attorney/Lawyer

Vance Hartke -- b.5/31/1919 d.7/27/2003 (84)

Dennis Hastert -- b.1/2/1942

William Henry Hastie -- b.11/17/1904 d.4/14/1976 (71)
Judge/Jurist, Attorney/Lawyer, Educator

Orrin Grant Hatch -- b.3/22/1934

Richard G. Hatcher -- b.7/10/1933 N.S. d.12/13/2019 N.S. (86)
Misc: Mayor of Gary, Indiana for 20 years from 1967-1987

Mark O. Hatfield -- b.7/12/1922 d.8/7/2011 (89)
Author, Senator, Governor
Book Titles: Not Quite So Simple, Conflict and Conscience, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Against the Grain: Reflections of a Rebel Republican

Richard Hatfield -- b.4/9/1931 d.4/26/1991 (60)
Senator, Canadian

William Dodd Hathaway -- b.2/21/1924 d.6/24/2013 (89)
Senator, Attorney/Lawyer

Charles Haughey -- b.9/16/1925 d.6/13/2006 (80)
Prime Minister
Misc: ex Ireland president (1979-81, 82, 87-92)

Václav Havel -- b.10/5/1936 N.S. d.12/18/2011 N.S. (75)
Dramatist/Playwright, Head of State, Czechoslovakian
Misc: former Czechoslovakia prez

João Havelange -- b.5/8/1916 d.8/16/2016 N.S. (100)
Lawyer, Businessperson, Soccer Player, Brazilian
Misc: president of Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) from 1974-1988; also a member of International Olympic Committee.

Robert Hawke -- b.12/9/1929 N.S. d.5/16/2019 N.S. (89)
Prime Minister, Labor Leader, Australian
Misc: Prime Minister 1983-91

Paula Hawkins -- b.1/24/1927 d.12/4/2009 (82)
Misc: Florida senator

Josh Hawley -- b.12/31/1979 N.S.

John Milton Hay -- b.10/8/1838 d.7/1/1905 (66)
Author, Journalist, Statesman, Presidential Aide, Diplomat

S. I. Hayakawa -- b.7/18/1906 d.2/27/1992 (85)
Senator, Canadian
Names/Places: RFMN:Samuel Ichiye; NN:Sleepy Sam

Carl Hayden -- b.10/2/1877 d.1/25/1972 (94)

Michael Hayden -- b.3/17/1945
Government Official
Misc: Former National Security Agency Director and former CIA Director

Mike Hayden -- b.3/16/1944

Tom Hayden -- b.12/11/1939 N.S. d.10/23/2016 N.S. (76)
Journalist, Politician, Political Activist
Names/Places: Jane Fonda's ex-
Misc: some say b. 1940; 1960s anti-war activist

Lucy Ware Webb Hayes -- b.8/28/1831 d.6/25/1889 (57)
First Lady
Names/Places: Rutherford's wife

Rutherford Birchard Hayes -- b.10/4/1822 d.1/17/1893 (70)
Names/Places: b. in Delaware, OH
Misc: 19th U.S. President 1877-81, Civil War general

Sir Edward Heath -- b.7/9/1916 d.7/17/2005 (89)
Prime Minister, English
Misc: was British prime minister from 1970-74 and took Britain into the then European Economic Community.

Chic Hecht -- b.11/30/1928 d.5/15/2006 (77)

Roger Hedgecock -- b.5/2/1946
Mayor, Radio Talk Show Host
Misc: former San Diego mayor

Howell Thomas Heflin -- b.6/19/1921 d.3/29/2005 (83)

Gustav Heinemann -- b.7/23/1899 d.7/7/1976 (76)
Head of State, German

H. John Heinz III -- b.10/23/1938 d.4/4/1991 (52)

Dean Heller -- b.5/10/1960 N.S.

Jesse Helms -- b.10/18/1921 d.7/4/2008 (86)

Richard "Dick" Helms -- b.3/30/1913 N.S. d.10/23/2002 N.S. (89)
Government Official
Misc: CIA director

John E. Henderson -- b.1/4/1917 d.12/3/1994 (77)
Judge/Jurist, Congressperson, Attorney/Lawyer

Richard Henderson -- b.4/20/1735 d.1/30/1785 (49)
Pioneer, Jurist, Colonist, Merchant
Misc: attempted to create a colony called Transylvania

Bill Hendon -- b.11/9/1944 N.S. d.6/20/2018 N.S. (73)
Author, Congressperson

Thomas Andrews Hendricks -- b.9/7/1819 N.S. d.11/25/1885 N.S. (66)
Vice President
Misc: 21st U.S. Vice President

Patrick Henry -- b.5/29/1736 d.6/6/1799 (63)
Orator, Revolutionary, Statesman, Attorney
Misc: Patriot

Paul Henry -- b.7/9/1942 d.7/31/1993 (51)

Gary Herbert -- b.5/7/1947 N.S.

William Herndon -- b.12/25/1818 d.3/18/1891 (72)
Misc: the law partner and biographer of Abraham Lincoln.

Edouard Herriot -- b.7/5/1872 d.3/26/1957 (84)
Misc: Radical Socialist, a rad dude indeed!

Bruce Herschensohn -- b.9/10/1932
Author, Politician

Chaim Herzog -- b.9/17/1918 d.4/17/1997 (78)
Head of State, Boxer
Misc: Israel president 1983-93; helped shape Israel; Ireland bantamweight boxing champ

Thomas Heyward Jr. -- b.7/28/1746 d.3/6/1809 (62)
Revolutionary, Attorney/Lawyer
Misc: Declaration of Independence signer

Walter J. Hickel -- b.8/18/1919 d.5/7/2010 (90)
Misc: U.S. Secretary of Interior 1969-71

Hope Hicks -- b.10/21/1988 N.S.
Government Official

Patrick John Hillery -- b.5/2/1923 d.4/12/2008 (84)
Head of State, Irish
Misc: politician and sixth president of Ireland, from 1976. He was the youngest person ever to attain that position.

Carla Anderson Hills -- b.1/3/1934
Government Official, Lawyer
Misc: ex-U.S. Trade Rep

Alger Hiss -- b.11/11/1904 d.11/15/1996 (92)
Government Official
Misc: ex-state Dept official

Ho Chi Minh -- b.5/19/1890 d.9/3/1969 (79)
Revolutionary, Head of State
Misc: North Vietnam president; d. Sep 2?

Peter Hoagland -- b.11/17/1941 d.10/30/2007 (65)

George Frisbie Hoar -- b.8/29/1826 d.9/30/1904 (78)
Misc: one of the leading organizers of the Republican Party and a lifelong crusader for good government.

Garret Augustus Hobart -- b.6/3/1844 d.11/21/1899 (55)
Vice President
Misc: 24th U.S. Vice President (1897-99)

Donald Hodel -- b.5/23/1935
Presidential Aide
Misc: Secretary of Interior & Energy under Reagan

John Hoeven -- b.3/13/1957 N.S.

Anna Marie Rosenberg Hoffman -- b.6/19/1902 d.5/9/1983 (80)
Presidential Aide, Attorney/Lawyer
Misc: assistant secretary of defense under President Harry S. Truman

Harold Hoffman -- b.2/7/1896 d.6/4/1954 (58)
Humorist, Governor
Misc: Governor of New Jersey

Julius Hoffman -- b.7/7/1895 d.7/1/1983 (87)

Sir Solomon Holchoy -- b.4/20/1905 d.11/15/1983 (78)
General, Governor
Misc: of Trinidad & Tobago

Eric Holcomb -- b.5/2/1968 N.S.

Eric Holder -- b.1/21/1951
Government Official
Misc: Attorney General of the United States 2009-2015

François Hollande -- b.8/12/1954 N.S.
President, Mayor, French
Misc: President 2012-2017

Ernest "Fritz" Hollings -- b.1/1/1922 N.S. d.4/6/2019 N.S. (97)

Oliver Wendell Holmes -- b.8/29/1809 N.S. d.10/7/1894 N.S. (85)
Author, Novelist, Poet, Physician, Judge/Jurist
Names/Places: b. in Cambridge, MA; Old Ironsides

Wendell Oliver Holmes Jr. -- b.3/8/1841 N.S. d.3/6/1935 N.S. (93)
Supreme Court Chief Justice
Names/Places: b. in Boston; NN: The Great Dissenter
Misc: the 59th Supreme Court justice (1902-32)

Elizabeth Holtzman -- b.8/11/1941

Lord Home -- b.7/2/1903 d.10/9/1995 (92)
Prime Minister, Politician, Diplomat, English
Misc: Alexander Frederick Douglas Home

Erich Honecker -- b.8/25/1912 d.5/29/1994 (81)
Misc: East German political leader, built the Berlin Wall

William Hooper -- b.6/17/1742 O.S. or 6/28/1742 N.S. d.10/14/1790 (48)
Revolutionary, Politician, Lawyer
Misc: Declaration of Independence signer; June 17=O.S.; June 28=N.S.

Herbert Clark Hoover -- b.8/10/1874 d.10/20/1964 (90)
Quaker, President
Names/Places: b. in West Branch, Iowa
Misc: 31st U.S. President 1929-33; the first prez to have a telephone on his desk in 1929; d. in New York; in the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame for radio

Lou Henry Hoover -- b.3/29/1874 N.S. d.1/7/1944 N.S. (69)
First Lady
Names/Places: Herbert J.'s wife

Harry L. Hopkins -- b.8/17/1890 d.1/29/1946 (55)
Presidential Aide
Misc: New Deal Democratic administrator who personified the ideology of vast federal work programs to relieve unemployment in the 1930s

Stephen Hopkins -- b.3/7/1707 d.7/13/1785 (78)
Judge/Jurist, Governor, Merchant, Educator
Misc: Declaration of Independence signer

Francis Hopkinson -- b.9/21/1737 J-LD or 10/2/1737 N.S. d.5/9/1791 N.S. (53)
Author, Revolutionary, Judge/Jurist, Governor
Misc: Declaration of Independence signer

Joseph Hopkinson -- b.11/12/1770 d.1/15/1842 (71)
Poet, Jurist, Congressperson

Amory Houghton -- b.8/7/1926

Edward M. House -- b.7/26/1858 N.S. d.3/28/1938 N.S. (79)
Politician, Presidential Aide, Diplomat
Misc: confidential adviser to President Woodrow Wilson (1913-21) who played a key role in framing the conditions of peace to end World War I.

Charles Houston -- b.9/3/1895 d.4/22/1950 (54)
Attorney/Lawyer, Civil Rights Leader

Samuel Houston -- b.3/2/1793 d.7/26/1863 (70)
Army Officer, Soldier, Senator, Governor
Misc: the first president of the Republic of Texas (1836-38, 1841-44); born near Lexington, Virginia.

John Eager Howard -- b.6/4/1752 d.10/12/1827 (75)
Revolutionary, Senator

Geoffrey Howe -- b.12/20/1926 N.S. d.10/9/2015 N.S. (88)
Politician, British

Steny Hoyer -- b.6/14/1939

Hugh Desmond Hoyte -- b.3/9/1929 d.12/22/2002 (73)
Head of State
Misc: Guyana president 1985-92

Roman Hruska -- b.8/16/1904 d.4/25/1999 (94)
Misc: "mediocrity" (he meant the judges and lawyers) deserved representation on the U.S. Supreme Court that undoubtedly was his best remembered quote
Song Titles: Dead Puppies (was referenced in the song by Ogden Edsl)

Mike Huckabee -- b.8/24/1955

Walter Dee Huddleston -- b.4/15/1926 N.S. d.10/16/2018 N.S. (92)

Shirley Hufstedler -- b.8/24/1925 d.3/30/2016 N.S. (90)
Government Official, Attorney/Lawyer
Misc: Secretrary of Education

Charles Evans Hughes -- b.4/11/1862 d.8/27/1948 (86)
Supreme Court Justice, Supreme Court Chief Justice
Misc: 11th Supreme Court Chief Justice 1910-16

Harold Hughes -- b.2/10/1922 d.10/24/1996 (74)
Misc: New Jersey governor

Thomas Hughes -- b.10/20/1822 d.3/22/1896 (73)
Author, Judge/Jurist, English

Cordell Hull -- b.10/2/1871 d.7/23/1955 (83)
Congressperson, Senator
Misc: Secretary of State under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt; lowered tariffs, Nobel 1945

John Hume -- b.1/18/1937
Politician, Northern Ireland

Gordon J. Humphrey -- b.10/9/1940
Misc: ex-

Hubert Horatio Humphrey -- b.5/27/1911 d.1/13/1978 (66)
Vice President, Senator
Names/Places: d. in Waverly, Minn.
Misc: 38th U.S. Vice President 1965-69

Muriel Fay Buck Humphrey -- b.2/20/1912 d.9/20/1998 (86)
Names/Places: Hubert's widow

David Humphreys -- b.7/10/1752 d.2/21/1818 (65)
Revolutionary, Soldier, Diplomat

Reed Hundt -- b.3/3/1948
Government Official
Misc: FCC Chairman

Guy Hunt -- b.6/17/1933 d.1/30/2009 (75)

Howard E. Hunt -- b.10/9/1918 d.1/23/2007 (88)
Government Official
Misc: Nixon adviser

James B. Hunt Jr. -- b.5/16/1937

Ward Hunt -- b.6/14/1810 d.3/24/1886 (75)
Supreme Court Justice
Misc: Associate Justice of the Supreme Court 1873-82

Duncan Hunter -- b.5/31/1948

Samuel Huntington -- b.7/5/1731 J-LD or 7/16/1731 N.S. d.1/5/1796 (64)
Revolutionary, Judge/Jurist, Governor
Misc: Declaration of Independence signer; prez of Continental Congress, CT gov

Tim Hutchinson -- b.8/11/1949

Kay Bailey Hutchison -- b.7/22/1943

Sir Christopher Hutton -- b.11/20/1540 d.11/20/1591 (51)
Attorney/Lawyer, Courtier, British

Cindy Hyde-Smith -- b.5/10/1959 N.S.

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