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Marvin Kalb -- b.6/9/1930
Lecturer, Newscaster, Correspondent, Journalist, Educator
Misc: Analyst
TV Shows: Meet The Press (moderator 1984-87)

Abraham Kaplan -- b.6/11/1918 d.6/19/1993 (75)
Author, Professor
Misc: known best for being the first philosopher to systematically examine the behavioral sciences in his book "The Conduct of Inquiry" (1964)

Bel Kaufman -- b.5/10/1911 d.7/25/2014 (103)
Author, Teacher
Book Titles: Up the Down Staircase

Alfred Kazin -- b.6/5/1915 d.6/5/1998 (83)
Critic, Editor, Teacher

Donald Keene -- b.6/18/1922 N.S. d.2/24/2019 N.S. (96)
Writer, Translator, Literary Critic, Historian, Scholar, Educator, Teacher, American
Misc: Translator of Japanese literature and culture.

Helen Adams Keller -- b.6/27/1880 d.6/1/1968 (87)
Author, Lecturer, Social Reformer, Educator
Names/Places: b. in Tuscumbia, Ala.
Misc: received a college degree and became an author (Let us Have Faith) and lecturer despite being blind and deaf most of her life

Edgar Kelley -- b.4/14/1857 d.11/12/1944 (87)
Teacher, Composer, Conductor

Florence Kelley -- b.9/12/1859 d.2/17/1932 (72)
Social Reformer

Joe Kennedy -- b.11/17/1923 d.4/17/2004 (80)
Educator, Violinist, Jazz Performer

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. -- b.1/17/1954
Author, Attorney, Environmental Activist
Names/Places: Robert Francis Kennedy's son

James Kent -- b.7/31/1763 d.12/12/1847 (84)
Jurist, Scholar

Marilyn Kentz -- b.??/??/1947
Artist, Author, Educator, Actress, TV Actress, Comedienne
TV Shows: Mommies (as Marilyn)

Alan Keyes -- b.8/7/1950
Author, Diplomat, Political Activist, Entertainment Figure, Radio Talk Show Host

James Kiberd -- b.7/6/1949
Artist, Humanitarian, Actor
Names/Places: Susan Keith's hubby
TV Shows: Loving, All My Children, As the World Turns
Movie Titles: Soldier's Heart

Q'orianka Kilcher -- b.2/11/1990
Political Activist, Actress, Singer, German
Movie Titles: The New World

William H. Kilpatrick -- b.11/20/1871 d.2/13/1965 (93)
Philosopher, Mathematician, Educator
Misc: father of progressive education

Coretta Scott King -- b.4/27/1927 d.1/30/2006 (78)
Civil Rights Leader, Educator, Political Activist
Names/Places: b. in Marion, Ala.; Martin Luther's widow

Martin Luther King III -- b.10/23/1957
Political Activist
Misc: community activist

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. -- b.1/15/1929 d.4/4/1968 (39)
Social Reformer, Educator
Names/Places: b. in Atlanta; RFN:Michael Jr.
Misc: Black freedom movement founder

Athanasius Kircher -- b.5/2/1602 d.11/28/1680 (78)
Scholar, German
Misc: Jesuit priest and; scholar, sometimes called the last Renaissance man, important for his prodigious activity in; disseminating knowledge. Kircher's research encompassed a variety of disciplines including geography, astronomy, mathematics, language, medicine, and music. The closest he seems to come to "archaeologist" is in his attempts to decipherment of hieroglyphics. A number of discoveries and inventions (e.g., the magic lantern) have sometimes been mistakenly attributed to him.

Grayson Kirk -- b.10/12/1903 d.11/21/1997 (94)

Jeane J. Kirkpatrick -- b.11/19/1926 N.S. d.12/7/2006 N.S. (80)
Ambassador, Diplomat, Educator
Names/Places: b. in Duncan, OK; MN:Jordan
Misc: foreign policy expert; ex-U.N. ambassador

Oskar Kokoschka -- b.3/1/1886 d.2/22/1980 (93)
Designer, Painter, Dramatist/Playwright, Educator, Humanitarian, Austrian
Misc: avant-garde

Elizabeth Koontz -- b.6/3/1919 d.1/6/1989 (69)

Jacques Kosciusko-Morizet -- b.1/31/1913 N.S. d.5/15/1994 N.S. (81)
Ambassador, Diplomat, Professor

Jonathan Kozol -- b.9/5/1936
Author, Writer, Educator
Misc: best known for his books on public education in the U.S.

Larry Kramer -- b.6/25/1935 N.S.
Author, Playwright, Political Activist, Movie Producer

Fritz Kreisler -- b.2/2/1875 d.1/29/1962 (86)
Scholar, Composer, Violinist, Austrian

Rodolphe Kreutzer -- b.11/15/1766 d.1/6/1831 (64)
Teacher, Conductor/Composer, Violinist, French

William Kristol -- b.12/23/1952
Political Activist
Misc: Political commentator

Maggie Kuhn -- b.8/3/1905 d.4/22/1995 (89)
Civil Rights Leader, Political Activist
Names/Places: b. in Buffalo
Misc: co-founded the Gray Panthers to fight discrimination after she was forced to retire at age 65

William M. Kuntsler -- b.7/7/1919 d.9/4/1995 (76)
Attorney/Lawyer, Political Activist

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