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Sarah Josepha Hale -- b.10/24/1788 N.S. d.4/30/1879 N.S. (90)
Poet, Journalist, Political Activist, American
Misc: wrote Mary Had A Little Lamb and claimed it was a true story

Granville Hall -- b.2/1/1844 d.4/24/1924 (80)
Writer, Psychologist, Educator
Misc: founder of Child Psychology

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

Samuel Read Hall -- b.10/27/1795 d.6/24/1877 (81)

Fannie Lou Hamer -- b.10/16/1917 d.3/14/1977 (59)
Civil Rights Leader

Pete Hamill -- b.6/24/1935
Author, Novelist, Essayist, Journalist, Editor, Columnist, Educator
Misc: New York Post

Walker Kirtland Hancock -- b.6/28/1901 d.12/30/1998 (97)
Sculptor, Teacher

John Handy -- b.2/3/1933
Educator, Composer, Clarinetist, Oboist, Alto-sax, Tenor-sax, Jazz Saxophonist
Misc: most commonly associated with the alto saxophone, although he also plays tenor and baritone saxophone, saxello, clarinet and oboe, and sings

Chris Hani -- b.6/28/1942 d.4/10/1993 (50)
Political Activist
Misc: anti-apartheid leader

Daryl Hannah -- b.12/3/1960
Vegetarian, Movie Actress
Movie Titles: The Fury, Blade Runner, Splash, Roxanne, Wall Street, Steel Magnolias, Grumpy Old Men, The Little Rascals, Grumpier Old Men, Addams Family Reunion, My Favorite Martian, Kill Bill (series), Keeping Up With The Steins

Howard Hanson -- b.10/28/1896 d.2/16/1981 (84)
Educator, Conductor/Composer

Al Harewood -- b.6/3/1923 d.3/13/2014 (90)
Teacher, Drummer

Gaylord Harnwell -- b.9/29/1903 d.4/18/1982 (78)
Physicist, Educator
Misc: President of the University of Pennsylvania

William Rainey Harper -- b.7/26/1846 d.1/10/1906 (59)
Misc: the first president of the University of Chicago

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

Barry Harris -- b.12/15/1929
Educator, Arranger, Composer, Bandleader, Jazz Pianist

William Torrey Harris -- b.9/10/1835 d.11/5/1909 (74)
Philosopher, Educator

Billy Hart -- b.11/29/1940
Educator, Jazz Drummer

Bret Harte -- b.8/25/1836 d.5/5/1902 (65)
Novelist, Short Story Writer, Poet, Journalist, Printer, Educator, English
Names/Places: RFMN:Francis Brett

John Harvard -- b.11/14/1607 O.S. or 11/26/1607 N.S. d.9/24/1638 (30)
Clergyman, Scholar, English
Misc: founded Harvard College at Cambridge

Johann Adolph Hasse -- b.3/25/1699 N.S. d.12/16/1783 N.S. (84)
Teacher, Composer, Singer, German

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

Robert Hayden -- b.8/4/1913 d.2/25/1980 (66)
Essayist, Poet, Educator

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

Stanley Hayter -- b.12/27/1901 d.5/4/1988 (86)
Misc: graphic arts

James Edward "Jimmy" Heath -- b.10/25/1926
Educator, Composer, Reeds, Saxophonist, Jazz Performer
Names/Places: NN: Little Bird
Group Names: The Heath Brothers

Dorothy Irene Height -- b.3/24/1912 d.4/20/2010 (98)
Civil Rights Leader

Carolyn Heilbrun -- b.1/13/1926 d.10/9/2003 (77)
Writer, Feminist, Educator

Donald Ainslie Henderson -- b.9/7/1928 N.S. d.8/19/2016 N.S. (87)
Physician, Educator
Misc: Epidemiologist; helped eradicate smallpox throughout the world from 1967-1977

Doug Henning -- b.5/3/1947 d.2/7/2000 (52)
Vegetarian, Actor, Magician/Illusionist, Canadian

Theodore M. Hesburgh -- b.5/25/1917 d.2/26/2015 (97)
Reverend, Theologian, Educator

Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel -- b.1/11/1907 d.12/23/1972 (65)
Scholar, Polish

Granville Hicks -- b.9/9/1901 d.6/18/1982 (80)
Author, Novelist, Critic, Teacher

Peter Higgs -- b.5/29/1929 N.S.
Physicist, Professor, British

Gilbert Highet -- b.6/22/1906 d.1/20/1978 (71)
Author, Critic, Educator, Scotish

Anita Faye Hill -- b.7/30/1956
Misc: of Law

Patty Smith Hill -- b.3/27/1868 d.5/25/1946 (78)
Author, Educator, Songwriter
Song Titles: Good Morning To All (as later known for the melody of the song "Happy Birthday To You")

Sir Rowland Hill -- b.12/3/1795 d.8/27/1879 (83)
Inventor, Educator, English
Misc: administrator, originator of the penny postage system, principally known for his development of the modern postal service, which was subsequently adopted throughout the world; introduced first adhesive postage stamp (1840)

Sidney Hillman -- b.3/23/1887 d.7/10/1946 (59)
Social Reformer

Robert Hillyer -- b.6/3/1895 d.12/24/1961 (66)
Author, Poet, Educator

Paul Hindemith -- b.11/16/1895 d.12/28/1963 (68)
Teacher, Composer, German

Shere Hite -- b.11/2/1942
Author, Feminist
Misc: Sex Therapist

John Hobart Hobart -- b.9/14/1775 d.9/12/1830 (54)
Author, Publisher, Educator

Dr. Charles Hodges -- b.10/12/1894 d.10/8/1964 (69)
Misc: of New York University

Abbot "Abbie" Hoffman -- b.11/30/1936 N.S. d.4/12/1989 N.S. (52)
Author, Political Activist
Names/Places: b. in Worcester, MA
Misc: Member of the Chicago 7; Founded "Yippies" Youth Int'l Party; Vietnam War protest leader; d. Apr 13?

Robert W. Holley -- b.1/28/1922 d.2/11/1993 (71)
Scientist, Biochemist, Educator
Misc: worked with RNA (Nobel 1968)

John Haynes Holmes -- b.11/29/1879 d.4/3/1964 (84)
Clergyman, Social Reformer, American

John Holt -- b.4/14/1923 d.9/14/1985 (62)
Author, Educator

Edward Holyoke -- b.6/26/1689 N.S. d.1/1/1769 N.S. (79)
Clergyman, Educator
Misc: 9th president of Harvard College, who liberalized and strengthened its academic program.

Sidney Hook -- b.12/20/1902 d.7/12/1989 (86)
Author, Philosopher, Educator

Sir Bob Hope -- b.5/29/1903 d.7/27/2003 (100)
Author, Protestant, Humanitarian, Radio Actor, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Variety Show Host, Vaudevillan, Producer, Dancer, Pop Crooner, Golfer, English
Names/Places: b. in Eltham; RFMN:Leslie Townes; Dolores' hubby
Misc: 20th Century's favorite entertainer, founded his own PGA Tour event
TV Shows: The Bob Hope Show
Movie Titles: Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number!, The Road to Hong Kong, The Seven Little Foys, Road to Rio, The Cat and the Canary

Mark Hopkins -- b.2/4/1804 d.6/17/1887 (83)
Author, Philosopher, Educator

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

A. E. Housman -- b.5/26/1859 d.4/30/1936 (76)
Poet, Scholar, English
Names/Places: RFN:Alfred Edward

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

Edgar Watson Howe -- b.5/3/1853 d.10/3/1937 (84)
Author, Educator

Harold Howe II -- b.8/17/1918 d.11/30/2002 (84)

Julia Ward Howe -- b.5/27/1819 N.S. d.10/17/1910 N.S. (91)
Poet, Social Reformer
Book Titles: Battle Hymn of the Republic

Samuel Gridley Howe -- b.11/10/1801 d.1/9/1876 (74)
Social Reformer, Educator, Humanitarian
Misc: first director of the Perkins School for the Blind

Gardiner Hubbard -- b.8/25/1822 d.12/11/1897 (75)
Misc: founder National Geographic Society, Hubbard medal named after him, founder Clarke School for the Deaf

L. Ron Hubbard -- b.3/13/1911 d.1/24/1986 (74)
Artist, Author, Scriptwriter, Philosopher, Explorer, Educator, Humanitarian, Composer
Names/Places: RFMN:Lafayette Ronald
Misc: Administrator; Church of Scientology scientologist founder
Book Titles: Dianetics (Read it!)

Nathan I. Huggins -- b.1/14/1927 d.12/5/1989 (62)
Author, Historian, Scholar, Educator

David Edward Hughes -- b.5/16/1831 d.1/22/1900 (68)
Inventor, Professor, British
Misc: famed for the Printing Telegraph & Microphone

William Huie -- b.11/13/1910 d.11/20/1986 (76)
Writer, Journalist, Publisher, Educator

Robert Maynard Hutchins -- b.1/17/1899 d.5/14/1977 (78)

Thomas Henry Huxley -- b.5/4/1825 d.6/29/1895 (70)
Author, Philosopher, Biologist, Educator, English
Names/Places: NN:T.H.
Misc: whose speculations on philosophy and religion and whose promotion of Darwinism led him to an advocacy of agnosticism.

Cornelie Huygens -- b.7/13/1848 d.10/31/1902 (54)
Author, Feminist, Dutch (Netherlands)

Bruce Hyde -- b.9/14/1941 d.10/13/2015 N.S. (74)
Educator, Actor
TV Shows: Star Trek (as Lt. Kevin Riley)

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