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George Cabot -- b.12/3/1752 d.4/18/1823 (70)
Politician, Merchant, American
Misc: Powerful Federalist Party leader, especially in New England.

Adrian Cadbury -- b.4/15/1929 d.9/3/2015 N.S. (86)
Businessperson, Rower, Olympic Athlete, British
Names/Places: RN: George Adrian Hayhurst Cadbury
Misc: chairman of Cadbury candies and Cadbury Schweppes

Sir George Cadbury -- b.9/19/1839 d.10/24/1922 N.S. (83)
Entrepreneur, Manufacturer, British
Names/Places: the third son of John
Misc: took over the business of his father John who founded Cadbury's cocoa and chocolate company

William Cadbury -- b.2/17/1867 d.7/8/1957 (90)
Misc: chocolate empire

James Cagney -- b.7/17/1899 d.3/30/1986 (86)
Founder, Movie/Stage Actor, Movie Director
Names/Places: RN:James Cagney Jr.; b. in New York City; Jeanne's brother; d. in Stanfordville, New York
Movie Titles: Yankee Doodle Dandy, White Heat, Angels with Dirty Faces, One Two Three

Mary Calderone -- b.7/1/1904 d.10/24/1998 (94)
Physician, Founder
Misc: Planned Parenthood

Herbert "Sonny" Leon Callahan -- b.9/11/1932 N.S.
Congressperson, Businessperson

Howard Callaway -- b.4/2/1927 d.3/15/2014 N.S. (86)
Politician, Presidential Aide, Businessperson
Names/Places: RN: Howard Hollis Callaway Sr., aka Bo Callaway
Misc: Secretary of Army

Marie Callender -- b.3/26/1907 d.11/11/1995 (88)
Misc: founded own restaraunt chain

Asa Griggs Candler -- b.12/30/1851 d.3/12/1929 (77)
Inventor, Mayor, Businessperson
Misc: founder Coca Cola Corp in 1873

James W. Cannon -- b.4/25/1852 d.12/21/1921 (69)
Misc: of towels

Nick Cannon -- b.10/8/1980
Entrepreneur, Actor, Comedian, Personality, Music Producer, Rapper
Song Titles: Parents Just Don't Understand
TV Shows: All That, Nick Cannon Show, Wild 'N Out, America's Got Talent

Eric Cantor -- b.6/6/1963
Politician, Lawyer, Businessperson

Homer Capehart -- b.6/6/1897 d.9/3/1979 (82)
Senator, Businessperson
Misc: the father of the jukebox industry

Ron Carey -- b.3/22/1936 d.12/11/2008 (72)
Misc: Teamsters president

Edward Carlson -- b.6/4/1911 d.4/3/1990 (78)
Misc: United Airlines Chairman of the Board

Andrew Carnegie -- b.11/25/1835 d.8/11/1919 (83)
Financier, Industrialist, Philanthropist, Zillionaire, Scotish
Names/Places: b. in Dunfermline
Misc: Educational Institution, Peace Endeavor, & Library benefactor; U.S. Steel baron; built 1700+ public libraries, founded Carnegie Hall and Carnegie Steel Co.

John William Carter -- b.7/3/1947
Politician, Businessperson
Names/Places: NN:Jack

William Carter -- b.2/25/1830 d.7/16/1918 (88)
Manufacturer, English

Alexander Cartwright -- b.4/17/1820 d.7/12/1892 (72)
Executive, MLB Manager
Misc: organized the first professional baseball game and designed the baseball diamond

Tom Carvel -- b.7/14/1906 d.10/21/1990 (84)
Misc: ice cream chain

James E. Casey -- b.3/29/1888 d.6/6/1983 (95)
Misc: UPS founder

Leo Castelli -- b.9/4/1907 N.S. d.8/21/1999 N.S. (91)
Merchant, American, Austrian, Hungarian, Italian
Names/Places: b. in Austria-Hungary
Misc: Art Dealer

S. Truett Cathy -- b.3/14/1921 N.S. d.9/8/2014 N.S. (93)
Misc: founder of Chick-fil-A restaurants

Bennett Cerf -- b.5/25/1898 d.8/12/1971 (73)
Humorist, Publisher, Businessperson, Panelist
Misc: Random House Publishers founder
TV Shows: What's My Line

Albert B. "Happy" Chandler -- b.7/14/1898 N.S. d.6/15/1991 N.S. (92)
Senator, Governor, Executive, MLB Player
Misc: 2nd MLB commissioner

Dorothy Chandler -- b.5/19/1901 d.7/6/1997 (96)
Publisher, Executive, Philanthropist
Names/Places: Norman's wife
Misc: Los Angeles Times with hubby

Gene Chandler -- b.7/6/1937 N.S.
Executive, Music Producer, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Chicago; RN:Eugene Dixon
Misc: AP says b. 1940; in the Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame
Song Titles: Duke of Earl

Roy D. Chapin -- b.2/23/1880 d.2/16/1936 (55)

Colin Chapman -- b.5/19/1928 d.12/16/1983 (55)
Businessperson, Auto Racer, British
Misc: auto designer, Lotus Cars founder

Dov Charney -- b.1/31/1969 N.S.
Entrepreneur, Canadian
Misc: American Apparel

Peggy Charren -- b.3/9/1928 d.1/22/2015 (86)
Misc: Action for Children's TV founder

César Chávez -- b.3/31/1927 d.4/23/1993 (66)
Labor Leader
Misc: of United Farm Workers of America & National Farm Workers Association

Steven Shih "Steve" Chen -- b.8/18/1978 N.S.
Entrepreneur, Internet Website Owner, Taiwan
Misc: One of the co-founders of YouTube

Leonard Chess -- b.3/12/1917 d.10/16/1969 (52)
Businessperson, Executive, Music Figure
Misc: founder of Chess Records

Phil Chess -- b.3/27/1921 N.S. d.10/18/2016 N.S. (95)
Executive, Music Producer, Polish
Misc: co-founder of Chess Records

Louis Chevrolet -- b.12/25/1878 d.6/6/1941 (62)
Designer, Inventor, Businessperson, Manufacturer, Auto Racer, Swiss
Misc: Founder of the Chevrolet auto & truck motor companies as well as Frontenac

Jonas Chickering -- b.4/5/1798 d.12/8/1853 (55)
Misc: Grand pianos

Priyanka Chopra -- b.7/18/1982 N.S.
Philanthropist, Actress, Video Game Voice Actress, Singer, Beauty Pagent Winner, India
Misc: Miss World 2000
Song Titles: In My City
TV Shows: Quantico (as Alex Parrish)
Video Games: Avengers Academy

Pierre Chouteau -- b.10/10/1758 N.S. d.7/10/1849 N.S. (90)
Pioneer, Fur Trader
Names/Places: b. in New Orleans, Louisiana (was New France when he was born); NN: The Father of Oklahoma

Tina Chow -- b.4/18/1950 d.1/24/1992 (41)
Businessperson, Model

John Christie -- b.12/14/1882 d.7/4/1962 (79)
Philanthropist, British
Misc: Founder of the Glendebourne Opera House

Walter Chrysler -- b.4/2/1875 d.8/18/1940 (65)
Inventor, Entrepreneur, Industrialist, Manufacturer
Misc: Chrysler Corporation founder 1925; 6-cylinder engine developer

Andre Citroen -- b.2/5/1878 d.7/3/1935 (57)
Engineer, Manufacturer, French
Misc: introduced Henry Ford's methods of mass production to the European automobile industry.

Louise Fenner Claiborne -- b.11/20/1903 d.5/7/1993 (89)
Names/Places: Liz's mom

Charles Joseph "Joe" Clark -- b.6/5/1939 N.S.
Prime Minister, Politician, Statesman, Businessperson, Canadian
Misc: Prime minister of Canada from June 1979 to March 1980, the 16th and youngest person ever to win the post.

A. W. Clausen -- b.2/17/1923 d.1/21/2013 (89)

Lucius D. Clay -- b.4/23/1897 d.4/16/1978 (80)
General, Banker
Misc: U.S. Army officer who became the first director of civilian affairs in defeated Germany after World War II.

Chris Cline -- b.7/5/1958 N.S.
Entrepreneur, Philanthropist
Misc: Coal Executive

George Clymer -- b.3/16/1739 d.1/23/1813 (73)
Revolutionary, Statesman, Merchant
Misc: Declaration of Independence signer

Howard Coffin -- b.9/6/1873 d.11/21/1937 (64)
Engineer, Businessperson, Industrialist
Misc: with Roy Chapin, founded Hudson Motor Car Co.

Ben Cohen -- b.3/18/1951 N.S.
Entrepreneur, Philanthropist
Misc: co-founder of Ben and Jerry's ice cream company

Nudie Cohn -- b.12/15/1902 d.5/9/1984 (81)
Misc: country music figure who was a clothier who brought his rhinestone suit to prominence, fashioning outfits for Hank Williams, Porter Wagoner, Elvis Presley, and others.

William Colgate -- b.1/25/1783 d.3/25/1857 (74)
Businessperson, Manufacturer, Philanthropist, British
Misc: founded Colgate-Palmolive Co.

Steve Coll -- b.10/8/1958
Author, Journalist, Executive

Martha Collins -- b.12/7/1936
Governor, Businessperson
Misc: former Kentucky governor

Charles Albert "Charlie" Comiskey -- b.8/15/1859 N.S. d.10/26/1931 N.S. (72)
Executive, MLB First Baseman
Names/Places: RN:Charles Albert Comiskey; NN:Commy or The Old Roman
Misc: founding owner of the Chicago White Sox Comiskey Park
Sports Teams: St. Louis Brown Stockings/Browns (1882-1889), Chicago Pirates (1890), St. Louis Browns (1891), Cincinnati Reds (1892-1894), St. Louis Browns (manager, 1883-1889, 1891), Chicago Pirates (manager, 1890), Cincinnati Reds (manager, 1892-1894), Chicago White Sox (owner, 1901-1931)

Sara Agnes Conboy -- b.4/3/1870 d.1/7/1928 (57)
Misc: United Textile Workers of America founder

Harry Conover -- b.8/29/1911 d.7/21/1965 (53)

Marquis M. Converse -- b.10/23/1861 d.??/??/1931
Misc: founded Converse Rubber Shoe Company to make basketball shoes

Thomas Cook -- b.11/22/1808 d.7/18/1892 (83)
Businessperson, English
Misc: travel agent

Jay Cooke -- b.8/12/1821 N.S. d.2/16/1905 N.S. (83)
Misc: fund-raiser for the federal government during the American Civil War.

Joan Ganz Cooney -- b.11/30/1929
Executive, TV Producer/Director
Misc: founder Children's Television Workshop
TV Shows: Sesame Street (developer)

Peter Cooper -- b.2/12/1791 d.4/4/1883 (92)
Inventor, Businessperson, Industrialist, Philanthropist, American

Joseph Coors -- b.11/12/1917 d.3/15/2003 (85)
Businessperson, Brewer
Misc: Adolph Coors Co. head

William Coors -- b.8/11/1916 N.S. d.10/13/2016 N.S. (100)
Names/Places: RN: William Kistler "Bill" Coors; the grandson of Adolph Coors, founder of the Coors Brewing Company.

Barbara Corcoran -- b.3/10/1949
Businessperson, Personality
TV Shows: Shark Tank

William Winston Corcoran -- b.12/27/1798 d.2/24/1888 (89)
Financier, Philanthropist, Banker

Ezra Cornell -- b.1/11/1807 d.12/9/1874 (67)
Businessperson, Philanthropist, Educator
Misc: founded Western Union Telegraph & Cornell University.

Erastus Corning -- b.12/14/1794 d.4/9/1872 (77)

François Coty -- b.5/3/1874 N.S. d.7/25/1934 N.S. (60)
Publisher, Industrialist, French
Misc: Newspapers & Perfumes

Cleo F. Craig -- b.4/6/1895 N.S. d.4/21/1978 N.S. (83)
Misc: AT&T President & Chairman 1950s

Frederick Coolidge Crawford -- b.3/19/1891 d.12/9/1994 (103)
Misc: one of the founders of TRW, chief contributor and namesake of Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum, trustee and patron of numerous Cleveland institutions

Luigi Creatore -- b.12/21/1921 d.12/13/2015 N.S. (93)
Executive, Producer, Music Producer, Songwriter
Misc: Luigi and his song writing partner Hugo Peretti wrote Elvis' hit "Can't Help Falling In Love With You". Hugo & Luigi also produced Sam Cooke and "Shout" by the Isley Brothers. They later founded Avco Embassy record label, home of the Stylistics during the run of success during the 70's.

Bartolommeo Cristofori -- b.5/4/1655 N.S. d.1/27/1731 N.S. (75)
Inventor, Manufacturer, Italian
Misc: musical instrument maker, pianos & harpsichords

Charles S. Crocker -- b.9/16/1822 d.8/14/1888 (65)
Misc: railroad builder; Pres of Central & South Pacific Railroad

Joe Cronin -- b.10/12/1906 d.9/7/1984 (77)
Executive, MLB Manager, MLB Shortstop
Names/Places: RFN:Joseph Edward
Misc: AL League president 1959-74; MVP 1930
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Pirates (player 1926-1927), Boston Red Sox (player 1935-1945, manager 1935-1947), Washington Senators (player 1928-1934, manager 1933-1934)

Harry Crosby -- b.8/8/1958
Banker, Actor, Singer
Movie Titles: Friday the 13th

Taio Cruz -- b.4/23/1983
Entrepreneur, Songwriter, Pop Singer, English
Misc: some say b. in 1985
Song Titles: Break Your Heart, Dynamite, Rokstarr

Mark Cuban -- b.7/31/1958
Businessperson, TV Host, Movie Producer, NBA Owner
Sports Teams: Dallas Mavericks
Book Titles: How to Win at the Sport of Business
TV Shows: The Benefactor, Shark Tank (investor)

Emmett J. Culligan -- b.3/5/1893 d.6/3/1970 (77)
Misc: water treatment founder

Sir Samuel Cunard -- b.11/21/1787 d.4/28/1865 (77)
Pioneer, Executive, Canadian
Misc: trans-Atlantic steam navigation; founded first regular Atlantic steamship line

Mike Curb -- b.12/24/1944
Politician, Lt. Governor, Executive, Music Producer, Songwriter, Pop Singer
Misc: MGM Records & Curb Records prez; ex-Calif Lt. Governor
Group Names: The Mike Curb Congregation

John Curley -- b.12/31/1938
Misc: Gannet President & CEO

Joseph Curran -- b.3/1/1906 d.8/14/1981 (75)
Misc: labor leader

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