Ackerman, Carl William b. January 16, 1890 d. October 9, 1970 Educator, Journalist. The Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism from 1931 to 1956, he was a co-founder of the American Press Institute, administered Pulitzer Prizes, helped establish Maria Moors Awards, championed civil liberties and freedom of information and helped emphasize practical training in newspaper work. Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Armstrong, Samuel Chapman b. January 30, 1839 d. April 11, 1893 Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, Educator. Served in the Civil War first as Major of the 125th New York Volunteer Infantry, then as Lieutenant Colonel of the 9th United States Colored Troops, then finally as Colonel and commander of the 8th United States Colored Troops. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "meritorious services". He founded Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute (now Hampton University) in 1868, and is buried in the Campus cemetery...[Read More] (Bio by: Garver Graver) Hampton University Cemetery, Hampton, Hampton City, Virginia, USA
Asakawa, Kanichi b. December 20, 1873 d. August 11, 1948 Historian. He became a graduate of Dartmouth and the Yale Graduate School. As a member of the Yale faculty, he became the first Japanese professor at a major university in the United States. He dedicated himself to serving as a bridge between the United States and Japan to promote amicable relations. Some of his remains are also interred at Konjiki cemetery at his hometown of Nihonmatsu, Fukushima, Japan. (Bio by: Warrick L. Barrett) Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Babb (Bird), Mary (Mary Alice) Alice b. May 8, 1850 d. November 21, 1926 Alice Bird Babb was one of the seven founders of P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization), one of the pioneer societies for women, that was founded on January 21, 1869, at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Today, P.E.O. has grown to almost a quarter of a million members in chapters in the United States and Canada. The P.E.O. Sisterhood, headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, is a philanthropic educational organization that promotes and funds educational opportunities for women...[Read More] (Bio by: Anonymous (inactive)) Forest Home Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa, USA
Bache, Alexander Dallas b. July 19, 1806 d. February 17, 1867 Graduated West Point in 1825 at the top of his class. Professor of natural philosophy and chemistry University of Pennsylvania. Appointed Superintendent of the Coast Survey by Pres. Tyler in 1843, a position he held until 1861. Bache introduced many new and innovative ideas into the Coast Survey including the involvement of many of the top scientific minds of the day. When President Lincoln established the National Academy of Sciences in 1863, Bache and about four dozen other scientists, many...[Read More] (Bio by: Don Connelly) Congressional Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA Plot: Range 32, Site 194
Bagley, Daniel b. September 7, 1818 d. April 26, 1905 Seattle Pioneer, Minister. Born in Crawford County, Pennsylvania, he was ordained a Methodist minister in 1842. He spent the first 10 years of his ministry traveling throughout the state of Illinois as a circuit preacher, before being assigned to the Oregon Territory in 1852. On April 20, 1852 he left Princeton, Illinois, for the Oregon Territory, which included the present day states of Washington, Idaho and parts of Wyoming and Montana. Accompanying him on his westward journey were the...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Baker, James A. b. 1910 d. April 14, 1975 Animal virologist and educator. He led the research at Cornell University in developing vaccines for puppies. Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Baldwin, Maria Louise [cremation location] b. 1856 d. 1922 Educator. She was one of the most distinguished African-American educators of the late 19th and early 20th century. First a teacher, later principal, then Master of the interracial Agassiz Grammar School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, she was the first African-American woman to attain those positions in the state. She was also active in many clubs, including the Women's Era Club, and was President of the League for Community Service in Boston.