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-- b.12/7/1924Executive, Music Executive, Composer, Pianist, Danish (Denmark)Names/Places: RN:Bent Fabricus-Bjerre aka Frank BjornSong Titles: Alley Cat
James G. Fair
-- b.12/3/1831 d.12/28/1894 (63)Financier, Irish
-- b.5/20/1818 d.8/3/1881 (63)Businessperson, ExecutiveNames/Places: MN:GeorgeMisc: with partner Henry Wells, founded Wells Fargo & Co. in 1852; American Express co-founder
-- b.1/12/1920 d.7/9/1999 (79)Founder, Civil Rights LeaderMisc: of Congress of Racial Equity
Robert F. Fausti
-- b.??/??/???? d.11/28/1992 (57)Philanthropist
-- b.2/2/1947 d.6/25/2009 (62)Roman Catholic, Merchant, TV/Movie Actress, Commercial ActressNames/Places: b. in Corpus Christi, Tex.; FN:Mary; Lee Majors' then Ryan O'Neal's wifeMisc: Poster queen of the 1970s; Wella Balsam commercials; some say 1946 or 1942TV Shows: The Burning Bed (TV movie), Harry-O (as next door neighbor), Charlie's Angels (as Jill Munroe), Good Sports (as Gayle)
-- b.5/9/1918 d.9/6/1984 (66)Businessperson, ProducerMisc: Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus prez
-- b.12/16/1853 d.2/22/1914 (60)Manufacturer, Philanthropist
Dorr E. Felt
-- b.3/18/1862 d.8/7/1930 (68)Inventor, Industrialist
-- b.12/18/1863 d.6/28/1914 (50)Politician, Leader, AustrianMisc: Austrian Archduke
-- b.3/24/1919Painter, Author, Poet, Publisher, BusinesspersonMisc: one of the founders of the Beat movement in San Francisco in the mid 1950s.Book Titles: A Coney Island of the Mind
Cyrus West Field
-- b.11/30/1819 d.7/12/1892 (72)Financier, MerchantMisc: Laid the first Atlantic Telegraph cable
-- b.8/18/1834 d.1/16/1906 (71)Businessperson, Merchant, PhilanthropistMisc: Marshall's dept stores 1881; was 72?
Marshall Field III
-- b.9/28/1893 d.11/8/1956 (63)Publisher, Philanthropist, BankerMisc: founded Chicago Sun, pub'd Chicago Sun Times, owned N.Y. Daily News
-- b.9/18/1956Businessperson, ExecutiveMisc: Mrs. Field's Cookies Inc. founder
-- b.1/22/1968Chef, Businessperson, Restaurateur, Game Show Host
Edward Albert Filene
-- b.9/3/1860 d.9/26/1937 (77)Merchant, PhilanthropistMisc: U.S. Credit Union originator
-- b.4/5/1865 d.8/27/1957 (92)Merchant
-- b.2/25/1965Businessperson, Philanthropist, Personality
-- b.11/20/1914 d.2/23/1995 (80)BusinesspersonMisc: who founded Fingerhut Corp. with his brother and helped build it into a multimillion-dollar business
-- b.9/6/1954Businessperson, Executive
Harvey Firestone Jr.
-- b.4/20/1898 d.6/1/1973 (75)ManufacturerMisc: Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. chairman; where the rubber meets the road.
Harvey Samuel Firestone
-- b.12/20/1868 d.2/7/1938 (69)Author, Inventor, Executive, Industrialist, ManufacturerMisc: Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. founder where the rubber meets the road
-- b.3/4/1906 d.2/26/1994 (87)Businessperson, PhilanthropistMisc: electronics empire founder
-- b.4/1/1835 N.S. d.1/7/1872 N.S. (36)BusinesspersonMisc: known variously as "Big Jim," "Diamond Jim," and "Jubilee Jim" was an American stockbroker and corporate executive who has been referred to as one of the "robber barons" of the Gilded Age.
-- b.1/21/1743 d.7/2/1798 (55)Engineer, Inventor, EntrepreneurMisc: Clockmaker; Gunsmith; Surveyor; had a working steamboat years before Fulton.
-- b.3/1/1895 d.1/9/1986 (90)BusinesspersonMisc: civic leader whose name became a household word after the ship bearing his name sunk in Lake Superior in a storm in 1975.
-- b.4/7/1908 d.5/6/1981 (73)LeaderMisc: of labor
Henry M. Flagler
-- b.1/2/1830 d.5/20/1913 (83)Businessperson, FinancierMisc: Standard Oil co-founder
Father Edward Joseph Flanagan
-- b.7/13/1886 d.5/15/1948 (61)Religious Leader, PhilanthropistMisc: Boys Town founder
-- b.12/10/1964Chef, Restaurateur, Personality
Charles Lou Fleischmann
-- b.11/3/1835 d.12/10/1897 (62)Manufacturer, HungarianMisc: manufacturer of yeast and other consumer food products during the 19th century
Henry Clay Folger Jr.
-- b.6/18/1857 d.6/11/1930 (72)Businessperson, IndustrialistMisc: Founded Folger Shakespeare Library
-- b.4/8/1918 d.7/8/2011 (93)First Lady, Philanthropist, DancerNames/Places: b. in Chicago; RN:Elizabeth Bloomer Warren Ford; Gerald's wifeMisc: founded own clinic
-- b.11/6/1893 d.5/26/1943 (49)Businessperson, ExecutiveNames/Places: Henry's sonMisc: Automobile exec; had a car named after him
-- b.3/25/1922 d.7/9/2014 (92)BusinesspersonMisc: Modeling Agency head
-- b.7/30/1863 d.4/7/1947 (83)Inventor, Businessperson, Manufacturer, Auto Racer, AmericanNames/Places: b. in Dearborn, MIMisc: developed the first popular cheap car: The Model T; founded Ford Motor Co.; father of modern industrial production; not an auto racer but in the Motorsports Hall of Fame for founding a motor company.
Henry Ford II
-- b.9/4/1917 d.9/29/1987 (70)Executive, ManufacturerNames/Places: Henry's grandsonMisc: Automaker; industrialist and head of Ford Motor Company for 34 years (1945-79). He is generally credited with reviving the firm.
Earl Kenneth "Ken" Forsse
-- b.9/25/1936 d.3/19/2014 (77)Author, Inventor, Businessperson, ProducerMisc: created the hit toy Teddy Ruxpin and his animated seriesTV Shows: The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin (creator)
-- b.4/17/1915 d.1/1/2003 (87)LeaderMisc: N.R.A. president; the leading fighter ace of the United States Marine Corps during World War II.
-- b.4/22/1944 d.9/3/2007 (63)Adventurer, Aviator, Balloonist, BusinesspersonMisc: date of death is estimated
Tom "Stubby" Fouts
-- b.11/24/1918 N.S. d.5/24/2004 N.S. (85)Farmer, Actor, Comedian, Singer
William Clifton "Bill" France Jr.
-- b.4/4/1933 N.S. d.6/4/2007 N.S. (74)Executive, Auto RacerMisc: served from 1972-2000 as the head of NASCAR
Emile Perry Francis
-- b.9/13/1926Executive, NHL Coach, NHL Player, CanadianNames/Places: NN:The CatSports Teams: Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers
-- b.1/17/1706 N.S. or 1/6/1705 J-LD or 1/6/1706 Ju-1 d.4/17/1790 N.S. (84)Author, Philosopher, Scientist, Inventor, Publisher, Printer, Statesman, Diplomat, Philanthropist, AmericanNames/Places: b. in Boston; d. in PhiladelphiaMisc: Postmaster General; Declaration of Independence signer; invented bifocals, streetlights, lightning rods, stoves, & harmonicas; Elder Statesman of the American Revolution; 1st Ambassador of France; on a $100 billBook Titles: Poor Richard's Almanac
Douglas A. Fraser
-- b.12/18/1916 d.2/23/2008 (91)BusinesspersonMisc: former UAW president
-- b.5/20/1776 d.8/18/1862 (86)Explorer, Fur Trader, ScotishMisc: charted much of what is now the Canadian province of British Columbia
-- b.12/15/1922 d.1/20/1965 (42)Executive, Songwriter, Radio Disc JockMisc: The Father & coiner of the term "Rock & Roll"; payola accepter
Charles Lang Freer
-- b.2/25/1856 d.9/25/1919 (63)Artist, Art Collector, Businessperson
Henry Clay Frick
-- b.12/19/1849 d.12/2/1919 (69)IndustrialistMisc: U.S. Steel co-founder
-- b.12/15/1893 d.10/14/1968 (74)Businessperson
-- b.3/6/1459 J-LD d.12/30/1525 J-LD (66)Executive, Financier, BritishNames/Places: aka Jacob the RichMisc: Trader
Alfred Carl Fuller
-- b.1/13/1885 d.12/4/1973 (88)Manufacturer, CanadianMisc: Fuller Brush Co. founder