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Mother Cabrini -- b.7/15/1850 d.12/22/1917 (67)
Social Reformer, Humanitarian, Italian
Names/Places: RN:Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini
Misc: the first U.S. saint

Helen Caldicott -- b.8/7/1938
Author, Physician, Social Reformer, Australian
Misc: an anti-nuclear advocate who has founded several associations dedicated to opposing the use of nuclear power, depleted uranium munitions, nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons proliferation, war and military action in general.

Helen M. Cam -- b.8/22/1885 d.2/9/1968 (82)
Historian, Educator, British

Angus Campbell -- b.8/10/1910 d.12/15/1980 (70)
Author, Psychologist, Sociologist, Professor

Joseph John Campbell -- b.3/26/1904 d.10/30/1987 (83)
Author, Mythologist, Scholar

Leonard Carmichael -- b.11/9/1898 d.9/16/1973 (74)
Psychologist, Educator
Misc: as secretary of the Smithsonian Institution from 1953 to 1964, was responsible for the modernization of the "nation's attic."

Stokely Carmichael -- b.6/29/1941 d.11/15/1998 (57)
Civil Rights Leader
Misc: black power advocate; aka Kwame Ture

Ian Carr -- b.4/21/1933 d.2/25/2009 (75)
Writer, Educator, Composer, Flugelhorn, Jazz Trumpeter, Scotish
Misc: Jazz-Rock
Group Names: Nucleus

Amy Lynn Carter -- b.10/19/1967
Political Activist, Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: b. in Plains, GA; Rosalynn and Jimmy's daughter

George Washington Carver -- b.7/12/1861 d.1/5/1943 (81)
Scientist, Botanist, Chemist, Inventor, Educator
Misc: studied the peanut; d. in Tuskegee, Alabama

Jim Cash -- b.1/17/1941 d.3/25/2000 (59)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Educator

Rene Cassin -- b.10/5/1887 d.2/20/1976 (88)
Jurist, Civil Rights Leader, French

Ernst Cassirer -- b.7/28/1874 d.4/13/1945 (70)
Philosopher, Educator, German
Book Titles: Essay On Man

Christopher Castile -- b.6/15/1980
Teacher, Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Misc: retired from acting in 1998
TV Shows: Hey Arnold! (as Eugene), Step By Step (as Mark Lambert)
Movie Titles: Beethoven, Beethoven's 2nd

Carrie Lane Chapman Catt -- b.1/9/1859 d.3/9/1947 (88)
Feminist, Social Reformer, Suffragate
Misc: founded National League of Women Voters in 1919.

Lauro F. Cavazos -- b.1/4/1927
Government Official, Educator
Misc: Secretary of Education

Edwin Chadwick -- b.1/24/1800 d.7/6/1890 (90)
Social Reformer, English

John R. Chamberlain -- b.10/28/1903 d.4/9/1995 (91)
Author, Literary Critic, Columnist, Educator

Joshua Chamberlain -- b.9/8/1828 d.2/24/1914 (85)
Soldier, Educator

Thomas Chamberlin -- b.9/25/1843 d.11/15/1928 (85)
Geologist, Educator
Misc: who proposed the planetesimal hypothesis, which held that a star once passed near the Sun, pulling away from it matter that later condensed and formed the planets.

Mary Ellen Chase -- b.2/24/1887 d.7/28/1973 (86)
Author, Novelist, Scholar, Teacher

Judy Chicago -- b.7/20/1939
Artist, Feminist
Names/Places: RLN:Cohen

Francis James Child -- b.2/1/1825 d.9/11/1896 (71)
Poet, Professor
Misc: Folk song scholar; some say d. Sep 16, 1896

Julia Child -- b.8/15/1912 d.8/12/2004 (91)
Author, Chef, Teacher, TV Hostess, Pianist
Names/Places: b. in Pasadena, California
Misc: Cookbook author; permanently immoralized not only in the Culinary Institute of America's Hall of Fame, but also by Dan Aykroyd parodying her on a Saturday Night Live skit.
TV Shows: The French Chef

Noam Chomsky -- b.12/7/1928
Writer, Linguist, Educator, Political Activist
Misc: founded transformational grammar

Julie Christie -- b.4/14/1941
Vegetarian, Movie Actress, India
Names/Places: b. in Chukua, India
Misc: some say b. 1940
Movie Titles: Dr. Zhivago, Thunderball, Hamlet, Finding Neverland, Away From Her

John Ciardi -- b.6/24/1916 d.3/30/1986 (69)
Poet, Children's Author, Translator, Critic, Educator, TV Host

Tennessee Claflin -- b.10/26/1845 d.1/18/1923 (77)
Social Reformer, Suffragate

Margaret Clapp -- b.4/10/1910 d.5/3/1974 (64)
Misc: Wellesley College president

Kathryn Clarenbach -- b.10/7/1920 d.3/4/1994 (73)
Misc: helped form N.O.W.

Kenneth Bancroft Clark -- b.7/14/1904 d.5/1/2005 (100)
Psychologist, Educator

Ramsey Clark -- b.12/18/1927
Government Official, Lawyer, Political Activist
Names/Places: RFN:William
Misc: ex-Attorney General

Joan Claybrook -- b.6/12/1937
Government Official, Lawyer, Political Activist

Eldridge Cleaver -- b.8/31/1935 d.5/1/1998 (62)
Statesman, Civil Rights Leader, Political Activist
Names/Places: FN:Leroy
Misc: Black Panther turned Republican; NO RELATION to the Beaver clan!

Father George Harold Clements -- b.1/26/1932
Clergyman, Civil Rights Leader

Joseph W. Clokey -- b.8/28/1890 d.9/14/1960 (70)
Educator, Professor, Composer, Organist
Names/Places: Art's adoptive father

Amal Alamuddin Clooney -- b.2/3/1978
Human Rights Activist

Iron Eyes Cody -- b.4/3/1904 d.1/4/1999 (94)
Political Activist, Actor, Native American
Misc: Cherokee Indian; TV ecology ads; some say b. 1904, 1914, or 1915
Movie Titles: Ernest Goes to Camp

Levi Coffin -- b.10/28/1798 d.9/16/1877 (78)
Social Reformer, Abolitionist

William Sloane Coffin -- b.6/1/1924 d.4/12/2006 (81)
Clergyman, Political Activist

Nevill Coghill -- b.4/19/1899 d.11/6/1980 (81)
Educator, British
Misc: chaucer authority

Ben Cohen -- b.9/14/1978
Political Activist, Rugby Player, English
Misc: MBE

Frank Moore Colby -- b.2/10/1865 N.S. d.3/3/1926 N.S. (61)
Essayist, Editor, Educator, Encyclopediaist, American

Johnnetta Cole -- b.10/19/1936
Anthropologist, Scholar, Educator
Misc: Museum Director; president of Spelman College

Marva Collins -- b.8/31/1936 d.6/24/2015 (78)

Claudette Colvin -- b.9/5/1939 N.S.
Civil Rights Leader

Johann Amos Comenius -- b.3/28/1592 d.11/15/1670 (78)
Theologian, Social Reformer, Educator
Misc: Moravian

Henry Steele Commager -- b.10/25/1902 d.3/2/1998 (95)
Author, Historian, Educator
Book Titles: Atlas of the Civil War

Karl Taylor Compton -- b.9/14/1887 d.6/22/1954 (66)
Physicist, Educator
Misc: was closely associated with development of the atomic bomb

Ada Comstock -- b.12/11/1876 d.12/12/1973 (97)
Misc: A women's education pioneer.

Anthony Comstock -- b.3/7/1844 d.9/21/1915 (71)
Social Reformer

Elizabeth Comstock -- b.10/30/1815 d.8/3/1891 (75)
Social Reformer, Abolitionist, English

John Henry Comstock -- b.2/24/1849 d.3/20/1931 (82)

James B. Conant -- b.3/26/1893 d.2/11/1978 (84)
Chemist, Statesman, Educator
Misc: 20-year Harvard president

Confucius -- b.9/28/555BC or 9/28/551BC d.??/??/479BC (72)
Philosopher, Teacher, Chinese
Misc: PRON:K'ung Fu-tzu; Bdate according to tradition; Even he couldn't fugure out when he was born; b. by some accounts on the 27th day of the eighth lunar month.

Moncure D. Conway -- b.3/17/1832 d.11/15/1907 (75)
Author, Clergyman, Abolitionist, American
Book Titles: Life of Thomas Paine

Dr. Denton Arthur Cooley -- b.8/22/1920 d.11/18/2016 N.S. (96)
Surgeon, Educator
Misc: Heart diseases & transplants; performed the first artifical heart transplant

Dr. Carleton Coon -- b.6/23/1904 d.6/3/1981 (76)
Anthropologist, Professor

Robert Coover -- b.2/4/1932
Novelist, Short Story Writer, Professor

Keith Copeland -- b.4/18/1946 d.2/14/2015 N.S. (68)
Educator, Jazz Drummer

Ray Copeland -- b.7/17/1926 d.5/19/1984 (57)
Teacher, Arranger, Composer, Trumpeter

Aaron Copland -- b.11/14/1900 d.12/2/1990 (90)
Author, Educator, Composer, Pianist, Conductor
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn; NN:The Dean of American Music; d. in North Tarrytown, NY

Irwin Corey -- b.7/29/1914 N.S. d.2/6/2017 N.S. (102)
Professor, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: NN: The World's Funniest Authority
Misc: A Professor of comedy double-talk routines; some say b. Jul 29, 1914, others say Jan 29, 1912
TV Shows: The Andy Williams Show, Doc
Movie Titles: Jack, Car Wash

Allan Cormack -- b.2/23/1924 d.5/7/1998 (74)
Physicist, Educator, South African

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

Mairead Corrigan -- b.1/27/1944
Pacifist, Anarchist, Northern Ireland
Names/Places: now knwon as Mairead Maguire; aka Mairead Corrigan Maguire

Victor Cousins -- b.11/28/1792 d.1/13/1867 (74)
Philosopher, Social Reformer, French

Jacques Cousteau -- b.6/11/1910 N.S. d.6/25/1997 N.S. (87)
Author, Explorer, Inventor, Oceanographer, Environmentalist, TV Host, Producer, French
Names/Places: b. in St. Andre-de-Cubzac; FN:Captain Jacques Yves Cousteaust
Misc: Marine Biologist; co-iventor of the aqualung which made SCUBA diving possible; captain of the "Calypso"
TV Shows: The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau

Louis Coxe -- b.4/15/1918 d.5/25/1993 (75)
Dramatist/Playwright, Poet, Professor, British

Jacob Sechler Coxley -- b.4/16/1854 d.5/18/1951 (97)
Social Reformer

Prudence Crandall -- b.9/3/1803 d.1/28/1890 (86)
Misc: founded school for "young ladies of colour"

Thomas Cranmer -- b.7/2/1489 J-LD d.3/21/1556 J-LD (66)
Clergyman, Religionist, Archbishop, Social Reformer, English
Misc: some say b. 1486

Paul P. Cret -- b.10/24/1876 d.9/8/1945 (68)
Architect, Teacher, American, French

Barry Crimmins -- b.7/3/1953 N.S. d.2/28/2018 N.S. (64)
Author, Satirist, Political Activist, Comedian

Stanley Crouch -- b.12/14/1945
Writer, Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Poet, Columnist, Biographer, Teacher, Actor, Drummer
Book Titles: Don't the Moon Look Lonesome?

Haskell Brooks Curry -- b.9/12/1900 d.9/1/1982 (81)
Mathematician, Educator
Misc: calculus and logictician

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