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He was elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives (1913–27) and the Senate (1927–49), where he served as majority leader (1937–47). J., United States died April 26, 1984, Hollywood, Fla. Basie was influenced by the Harlem pianists James P. In Kansas City in 1936 he formed his own band, which became known as the most refined exponent of swing.
In 1908 he became Britain's first professor of genetics and in 1909 he introduced the term genetics.
born November 21, 1785, Lebanon, Conn., United States died April 25, 1853, St. He is remembered for his gothic novel Vathek (1786), about an impious voluptuary who builds a tower so high that he challenges Muhammad in heaven and so brings about his own fall to the kingdom of the prince of darkness; though unevenly written, the story is full of invention and bizarre detail.
Beckford and his family were forced to leave England for 10 years by a scandal involving a youth.
Forced to abandon the post by Indians, he instituted the annual rendezvous (1825), where trappers would trade their furs to him for supplies for the next year. Elected to the United States House of Representatives (1831–37), he championed Western interests. The book was influential among the English and French Romantics.
born November 24, 1877, Graves county, Ky., United States died April 30, 1956, Lexington, Va. After graduating from college, he studied law and was admitted to the Kentucky bar in 1901. Bartram was also noted for his renderings of plants and animals. William Allen Basie; born August 21, 1904, Red Bank, N.