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Lorado Taft -- b.4/29/1860 d.10/30/1936 (76)
Sculptor, Writer, Teacher

Oliver Tambo -- b.10/27/1917 d.4/24/1993 (75)
Political Activist
Misc: African National Congress founder; of South Africa

Helen Tamiris -- b.4/24/1902 d.8/4/1966 (64)
Teacher, Choreographer
Misc: on Broadway

Sergei Taneyev -- b.11/25/1856 N.S. or 11/13/1856 Ju-1 d.6/6/1915 Ju-1 (58) or 6/19/1915 N.S. (58)
Author, Theorist, Teacher, Composer, Pianist, Russian

Frank William Taussig -- b.12/28/1859 d.11/11/1940 (80)
Economist, Educator

Billy Taylor -- b.7/21/1921 d.12/28/2010 (89)
Educator, Composer, Bandleader, Jazz Pianist
Misc: a jazz leading figure
TV Shows: David Frost Show

Dame Elizabeth Taylor -- b.2/27/1932 N.S. d.3/23/2011 N.S. (79)
Judaism convert, Humanitarian, TV/Movie Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, English
Names/Places: b. in London; married to Nicky Hilton, Michael Wilding, Michael Todd, Eddie Fisher, Richard Burton (twice), John Warner, then Larry Fortensky
TV Shows: North & South, General Hospital (as Helena Cassadine guest 1981), The Simpsons (as Maggie talking guest)
Movie Titles: The Comedians, Reflections in a Golden Eye, Boom!, Suddenly Last Summer, Cleopatra, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Butterfield 8, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf; National Velvet, The Flintstones (as mother-in-law Pearl Slaghoople)

Harold Taylor -- b.9/28/1914 d.2/9/1993 (78)
Educator, Canadian

Kenneth Douglas Taylor -- b.10/5/1934 d.10/15/2015 N.S. (81)
Ambassador, Diplomat, Businessperson, Educator, Canadian

Barbara Ann Teer -- b.6/18/1937 N.S. d.7/21/2008 N.S. (71)
Writer, Teacher, Actress, Producer, Director

Howard M. Temin -- b.12/10/1934 d.2/9/1994 (59)
Scientist, Educator

Mary Church Terrell -- b.9/23/1863 d.7/24/1954 (90)
Author, Civil Rights Leader, Educator

Abbott Thayer -- b.8/12/1849 d.5/29/1921 (71)
Painter, Naturalist, Teacher
Misc: created camoflage, a combination of colors for military uniforms that are hard to see in combat; Stan Ridgeway sang about a marine with the name Camouflage

Sylvanus Thayer -- b.6/9/1785 N.S. d.9/7/1872 N.S. (87)
Engineer, Educator
Names/Places: NN: The Father of the Military Academy

Martha Carey Thomas -- b.1/2/1857 d.12/2/1935 (78)
Suffragate, Educator

Norman Mattoon Thomas -- b.11/20/1884 d.12/19/1968 (84)
Minister, Social Reformer
Misc: help found the ACLU

Richard Scott Thomas -- b.12/3/1925 d.7/27/2013 (87)
Educator, Dancer
Names/Places: Richard's dad

Henry David Thoreau -- b.7/12/1817 d.5/6/1862 (44)
Author, Poet, Philosopher, Naturalist, Pacifist
Names/Places: b. in Concord, Mass.
Misc: always had Ralph Waldo Emerson around to bail him out of trouble; he was known as the "Hermit of Walden" because he lived in the woods around Walden pond for several years.

Howard Thurman -- b.11/18/1900 d.4/10/1981 (80)
Author, Theologian, Educator

George Ticknor -- b.8/1/1791 d.1/26/1871 (79)
Author, Educator
Misc: modernized the curriculum at Harvard University

Seymour Topping -- b.12/11/1921
Writer, Journalist, Editor, Leader, Educator
Misc: of American Society of Newspaper Editors

Bob Toski -- b.9/18/1927
Teacher, Golfer
Misc: regarded as one of the best golf teachers

Charles Hard Townes -- b.7/28/1915 d.1/27/2015 (99)
Inventor, Physicist, Educator
Misc: developed lasers

Arnold Toynbee -- b.8/23/1852 d.3/9/1883 (30)
Economist, Social Reformer, English

Mary Travers -- b.11/9/1936 d.9/16/2009 (72)
Author, Political Activist, Composer, Songwriter, Folk Singer
Names/Places: b. in Louisville, KY
Misc: some say b. Nov 7, 1937
Group Names: Peter Paul & Mary

Marietta Tree -- b.4/12/1917 d.8/15/1991 (74)
Politician, Civil Rights Leader
Misc: Committee of the U.N. Representative

Lionel Trilling -- b.7/4/1905 d.11/5/1975 (70)
Artist, Author, Novelist, Critic, Educator

Lennie Tristano -- b.3/19/1919 d.11/18/1978 (59)
Educator, Composer, Bandleader, Jazz Pianist

Sojourner Truth -- b.11/18/1797 d.11/26/1883 (86)
Evangelist, Feminist, Civil Rights Leader
Names/Places: RN:Isabella Baumfree
Misc: Women's & Black's rights; possibly born as early as 1787

Harriet Tubman -- b.3/10/1820 d.3/10/1913 (93)
Social Reformer, Abolitionist
Misc: The Underground Slave Railroad conductor; born between 1820 and 1823

Sterling Tucker -- b.12/21/1923
Writer, Politician, Civil Rights Leader
Misc: Urban League executive director

Frederick Jackson Turner -- b.11/14/1861 d.3/14/1932 (70)
Historian, Educator
Misc: of Harvard U.

Nat Turner -- b.10/2/1800 d.11/11/1831 (31)
Preacher, Civil Rights Leader, Political Activist
Misc: Slave rebellion leader

Thomas Turner -- b.4/16/1877 d.4/21/1978 (101)
Biologist, Civil Rights Leader, Educator

Cicely Tyson -- b.12/18/1924
Vegetarian, TV/Movie Actress, Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City; Miles Davis' ex-
Misc: many say b. 1933, 1934 or 1939, new sources say she was born in 1924 or Dec 19.
TV Shows: East Side/West Side (as Jane Foster), Roots (as Binta), Sweet Justice (as Carrie Grace Battle)

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