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Adventurers, explorers and pioneersEdit

  • James Austin Kern (Florida Trail Founder, Hiker, Conservationist, Environmentalist, Photographer and Author) Jim Kern founded the Florida National Scenic Trail, the Florida Trail Association, Big City Mountaineers and the American Hiking Society. Kern self-published “The Wildlife Art & Adventures of Jim Kern Photographer” (2008), “Trail Reflections, 50 Years of Hiking and Backpacking” (2012) and “Broken Promise: The Plight of Our National Trails” (2021). [237][238] [239][240][241] [242]


Ambassadors and other diplomatic personnelEdit

To distinguish the professions listed here from e.g. political figures read the article Diplomatic rank explaining their official status.

  • Nasser Haji Al-Muzayen - Kuwaiti ambassador to Russia - Bio
  • A. Gopinathan - Current permanent Indian representative to UN offices in Geneva. Elected to serve in United Nations Joint Inspection Unit from January 2013. [244]
  • Nicholas J. Greanias - Former US diplomat, United Nations Political Officer, Army Officer, professor, and attorney. Serving as a military attorney in the US Army for eight years before joining a professional practice. He then joined the foreign service for over 25 years. During his tenure in the foreign service he taught at the Foreign Service Institution in Arlington, VA, and served as the United Nations political officer. He had also been stationed in Canada, Romania, Ukraine, Greece, New Zealand, and also served in Turkey and the Samoan Islands, mostly serving as the Consul General at the Embassies he was assigned. He taught at Loyola University for 4 years as an adjunct professor in American Foreign Policy. He currently serves as an advisor to members of the US Congress, notably Representative Gus Bilirakis. [245] [246] [247]
  • Hector S. R. F. Posset - Benin ambassador to the United States - [248]
  • Noureddine Sefiani - Moroccan ambassador to Russia - Bio
  • Yogeshwar Varma - High Commissioner of India to Nairobi, Kenya, concurrently Ambassador of India to the Federal Republic of Somalia [249] [250] [251]




  • Ayssar Arida (born 1971) - architect, urbanist and author; [252]
  • Mario Asnago - [253]
  • Roberto Einaudi - American-Italian architect; [254]
  • Dan Hogman - American architect and artist, known for his high-rise residential and commercial work in San Francisco and China, as well as architectural illustration and sketching; [255] [256] [257]
  • John Evans Junkin IV owner and architect of PJB Architects in Miami, Florida; [258]; [259]
  • Itai Palti (born 1983) - Israeli-British architect and urbanist. Founder of the Conscious Cities movement. Developer of Science-Informed Design and Conscious Design approaches in architecture and planning. [260] [261] [262]
  • Norman Raab - bridge architect; [263]; [264]; possibly related to the Norman Raab Foundation (I think it would be an uncommon name, so probably(?)
  • Jack Self (born 1987) Architect and writer. Curator of the British Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale with the show "Home Economics". Author of "Real Estates: Life Without Debt" (2014); "Home Economics" (2016); "Mies in London" (2018); Director of REAL foundation and Editor-in-Chief of contemporary culture magazine Real Review. Published widely, including The Guardian, BBC, 032c, Fantastic Man. Article requested 21 June 2018. [265] [266] [267] [268] [269] [270] [271] [272] [273] [274]
  • Roy Stout (born 1928) Founding partner in the renowned Stout & Litchfield partnership, whose works include the listed Somerton Erleigh, Somerton. [275] & Shipton-under-Wychwood [276]
  • Tristan d'Estree Sterk (born 1974) - Founding partner of the Office for Robotic Architectural Media & Bureau for Responsive Architecture ( [277], Associated with the field of Responsive Architecture [278] and tenured faculty member of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago [279]. Tristan was born in Canada and studied architecture at The University of Adelaide [280]. Early career spent working for Skidmore Owings and Merrill [281] and Peter Busby at Busby Perkins + Will Vancouver [282]
  • Victor F. "Trey" Trahan III, FAIA (born 1960) New Orleans-based architect with an office in New York. Founder of Trahan Architects. Architect Magazine's #1 design firm in America in 2019. Trahan won the 2021 America Prize for Architecture from the Chicago Athenaeum. He was also named the Walton Critic at Catholic University. The firm is leading the renovation for Caesars Superdome. Trahan also did the Coca-Cola Stage at Alliance Theatre. [283] [284] [285] [286] [287] [288] [289] [290] [291]
  • Jeremy Sturgess (born 1949) - Canadian architect; [292]


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Comic ArtistsEdit

  • Matteo Lolli - (born the 16 April 1975 in Bologna, Italy).[508] Requested on 29 May 2020. He's known for his Marvel works as a comic artist. In 2008 he was a selected finalist of the ChesterQuest, a worldwide comic book talent search for 12 new artists for Marvel Comics, by C.B.Celbulski [509]. From 2008 to 2012 he worked for Marvel Comics as a penciler on several Marvel Adventure titles, the “all ages” Marvel series.[510], creating new characters such as Sophia "Chat" Sanduval. From 2012 to 2018 he mainly drew Deadpool with writers such as Cullen Bunn, Gerry Duggan. [511]; [512][513]; [514]; [515]; [516]. In 2018-2019 he drew the new Asgardians of The Galaxy series, written by Cullen Bunn.[517]. In 2019 he created the new Marauders, written by Gerry Duggan. [518]. See Asgardians of the Galaxy, Marauders (comic book), and Sophia "Chat" Sanduval for projects they have worked on.


  • LuckyDesigns (Laotian/Thai American Graphic designer and video editor who was work with well known Youtubers and artists like KSI, DTG & DDG and many more.) [572] [573] [574]

Graphic artistsEdit


  • Sara Andreasson - a Swedish illustrator based in London, United Kingdom [575] [576]
  • Christina Connelly (born 8th December 1987) is an illustrator and designer from Glasgow , Scotland, currently living in Manchester , England. Christina is the Co-Founder and Director of Experience Design of Honey Badger, a Manchester-based agency that designs and delivers measurable change through culture and experience. She is most notable for being the illustrator for comedienne Janey Godley. Her illustration of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon Frank Get The Door, was printed onto cards, mugs, t-shirts and later used along with more illustrations for the Frank Get The Door book released in 2020. Christina and Janey donated a percentage of the profits of the sales of the Frank Get The Door merchandise to charities during the Covid 19 pandemic and raised over £30,000. In 2019 Christina was awarded as one of the TechWomen100. Christina worked as a designer for the BBC from 2012 to 2018, working on various games, apps and websites for CBeebies , CBBC and BBC Bitesize. [577] [578] [579] [580] [581] [582] [583] [584]
  • Jay Fosgitt - American comic book illustrator (b. 7 Oct 1974), currently working for Marvel, IDW, and Source Point. Known for his work on My Little Pony, Sesame Street, Betty and Veronica, Avengers, and Deadpool as well as his original creations Dead Duck and Zombie Chick, and Bodie Troll. [585], [586], [587], [588], [589], [590]
  • Elsie Herbold Froeschner — medical and biological illustrator at the Smithsonian, vice president of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, wife of Richard Froeschner. [591], [592], Nicholson, T. 2006. Elsie Froeschner, the founding member of Guild, passes away. Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Newsletter 38: 14., Photos: [593] [594]
  • Alana Dee Haynes - a mixed media artist from Brooklyn, usually working with illustrations on photographs, but dabbling with fashion, sculpture, photography, and murals.[595] [596]
  • Mad Dog Jones - The most expensive living Canadian artist. He partnered with Phillips auction house for their first ever NFT sale with his Replicator piece. He also recently designed a custom made helmet for British race car driver Lewis Hamilton. [597][598][599]
  • Martin Justice (1869-1961) - An illustrator and painter active in the early Twentieth Century. Staffer at the Saturday Evening Post, including two covers. Settled in Los Angeles in 1925 and became associated with the movie industry as an artist and director. Numerous works remain available. Some recent appreciative references. [600] [601] [602] [603]
  • Ola Liola (born 7 August 1979) birth name Olga Kushnir is a contemporary illustrator, artist, storyteller, designer. Olga was born in Ukraine, Poltava in 1996 moved to Israel with family. Current residence Berlin, Germany. Graduated from industrial design facility Shenkar College of Engineering and Design. The main motive in her creations is the animal world, which appears in vivid colours layered with dense patterns. Medium: watercolour, ink. [604] [605] [606]


  • Steven Alexander (painter) - American contemporary abstract painter; [607]; [608]; [609]; [610]; [611]
  • Marion Boddy-Evans - contemporary South African-born Scottish painter and art teacher/writer; [612], [613]
  • Bryce Brown (artist) (Requested June 09, 2015) New Zealand exhibiting artist, international, born March 1971. Painting since 1999 with many solo exhibitions, work in the John Deere International Art Collection. References; [614] [615]
  • Johnna Bush Alabama Portrait, Wildlife and Landscape Artist. Currently resides in Grove Hill, Alabama. [616] [617]
  • Jane Cartney (born 1951) - contemporary Scottish expressionist painter and musician; based in Weston-super-Mare, near Bristol, England; [618], [619]
  • Claire Christerson (multimedia artist) - born in Manhattan in 1992, Christerson is a visual artist whose work includes painting, drawing, ceramics, and video. Christerson received a BFA in photography in 2015. Christerson has featured work in dozens of shows, including internationally. They identify as non-binary and use they/them pronouns. [620];[621];[622];[623]; [624];[625];[626];[627];[628]
  • Matt Dangler (born 1984) - Painter and Illustrator; [629]; [630]; [631]; [632]; [633]
  • Peter Dean (artist) (born in Berlin 1934, Died Elizaville, NY 1993) Socially conscious expressionist artist known for his colorful, aggressively painted works that tended to be crowded with figures and often depicted allegorical or political themes [634]. In 1969 Dean co-founded another group, the iconoclastic Rhino Horn, which included Peter Pasuntino, Nick Sperakis, Benny Andrews, Leonel Gongora Ken Bowman. , Mike Feuerbach, and sometimes, Jay Milder and Red Grooms. This socially critical expressionist outpost, with its unashamedly phallic intentions (the rhinoceros horn) considered an aphrodisiac, did not succeed in penetrating the Minimal/Conceptual strongholds, but it did raise the temperature of the art against the Vietnam war [635]
  • Victor Figol (painter) - Ukrainian impressionist with some scrupling and ceramics ([636])
  • Adrián Gómez Guzmán (b. 1962, a Costa Rican artist who lives and works in San José, Costa Rica.) (Sensaciones del Caribe; An Afternoon With Afro Latino Travels Host Kim Haas (PBS Host and Producer); 5 questions for Costa Rican artist Adrián Gómez)
  • Carne Griffiths - British watercolour painter ([637])
  • Hong Sung-dam - Korean painter ([638]; [639]; [640];[641]; [642])
  • Matt Kane (artist) - American born painter and generative artist. A leader in the Crypto art movement. ([643];[644];[645];[646];[647];[648];[649];[650];[651];[652];[653];[654];)
  • Alan Lachman - American born painter. Contemporary Expressionist Artist. Born 1936 in New York City. Has been painting for 60 years. Alan Lachman studied at Syracuse University, the School of Visual Arts and the Art Students League in New York City. Parents: Irving Lachman & Molly Lachman (ne: Applebaum). Siblings: Diane Lachman Calmis & Andrea Lachman Wasser. Two children: April Lachman Vassaro (born 1961, now deceased) and Lawrence Lachman. ([655]; [656]; [657])
  • Chau-Chin Lee - (born 1941) Kaohsiung-based abstract painter ([658])
  • Master of the Blue Jeans (fr:Maestro della tela jeans, de:Meister der Blue Jeans) - newly-discovered painter who is thought to have been active in 17th-century Italy (1650s) ([659]; [660]; [661]; [662])
  • Winston Megoran - English artist of maritime and naval themes; noted for book-jacket illustrations of the Mariners Library series (1948–1963) ([663])
  • Rithika Merchant - Indian artist (born 1986), Merchant has collaborated with Chloé, a French fashion house on multiple collections for which she was awarded the Vogue India Young Achiever of the Year Award at its Women of the Year Awards 2018. She was also named one of Vogue Magazine’s Vogue World 100 Creative Voices.; []; [664] [665][666][667][668][669]
  • Vincenzo Molaroni - (1859–1912) Italian pottery painter ([670]; [])
  • John Pelham Napper - (1916–2001) English experimental artist; known for radiance of colour and precision; wide variety of styles ([671]; [672])
  • Patrick Gorman Pettis - Italian-American Fine Arts Modern Impressionist from Saratoga NY ([673]; [674])
  • Paul Plaschke - (1878–1954) cartoonist and painter; notable works: Nocturnes, Ohio River Shanty Boats, Southern Indiana Hllsides and Fishing Craft at Biloxi ([675])
  • Angelo Romano - Spanish painter; known for his angels, small protective talismans and for his murals that decorate many public spaces in Europe and the U.S. ([676])
  • Carlos Lucien Romero - Afro/Hispanic/American Avant-garde digital painter ([677]; [678])
  • Vitus Shell (born 20 November 1978, Monroe, LA) is a mixed-media collage painter born in Monroe, LA, where he lives and works. His work is geared toward the black experience, giving agency to people from this community through powerful images deconstructing, sampling, and remixing identity, civil rights, and contemporary black culture. He received a BFA from Memphis College of Art in Tennessee, 2000 and an MFA from University of Mississippi, 2008. Vitus Shell has been in residence at the Bemis Center for the Contemporary Arts, Mass MoCA, Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans, Skowhegan School of Art, Tougaloo Art Colony, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Hermitage Artist Retreat, and Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA. To date, he has accumulated an impressive list of achievements, some of which include: participating in exhibits at universities, museums, and private galleries across the country including The McKenna Museum of African American Art, New Orleans, LA, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ, New Orleans Museum of Art, University of Louisiana at Monroe, LA, Philander Smith College, Little Rock, AR, Cue Art Foundation, NYC, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX, University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, Tennessee Art Commission Gallery, Nashville, TN, Miami University, Oxford, OH ; painted murals for the National Civil Rights Museum’s NBA Pioneers exhibit, Indianola City Pool in Indianola, MS, Union Parish Elementary School in Farmerville, LA; and being commissioned to do public art by the Memphis UrbanArt Commission. Shell has received numerous grants including the Joan Mitchell MFA Award and Camille Hanks-Cosby Scholarship. [679] [680][681]
  • Kenneth Showell - (October 22, 1939 - May 10, 1997) An American abstract painter. His early work was associated with Lyrical Abstraction, Color field painting, and Abstract expressionism. He was represented by the David Whitney Gallery and his work is held by the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago. An extensive oral history is available in the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian.([682][683][684][685][686][687][688][689][Landfall Press: Twenty-Five Years of Printmaking Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH, 1999 Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, 1996][690])
  • Gene Speck - American landscape painter. Born 1936 in South Dakota. ([691])
  • Rudolf Wacker, Austrian artist, 1883-1939, associated with Neue Sachlichkeit. [692] [693]. A tiny bit more than a stub at de:Rudolf Wacker
  • Seamus Wray - American artist; [694]; [695].
  • Liz Kelly Zook (Liz Kelly Zook is a Pop artist from Murfreesboro, TN who is known for her bold line and her fun subject matter. She has been featured in magazines and news articles in Middle Tennessee. She has been accredited as one of the strong female artists of the area who has inspired many of the college students to pursue their dreams as artists. Requested 4/24/2017) ([696] [697] [698])


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  • Robert Carrithers - Deeply involved in underground music, art and club scenes going all the way back to New York in the early 1980s. He was a freelance photographer covering cultural events for various magazines and newspapers in New York, London and Paris. He photographed personalities in the club scene in New York and has had several gallery exhibits. [31]
  • Ruven Afanador (es:Ruven Afanador) - Colombian-born American photographer with three books and many international exhibitions
  • Erik Almas - Norwegian photographer and cinematographer. Usually known for his surrealistic and panoramic-styled photos that are whimsical and unusual. Won many awards throughout the years since he was around 22 and has created photos used in ads made by big brands like Toyota, Nike, Hyatt, Microsoft, etc. Also featured in "Luerzers Archive's 200 Best Advertising photographers Worldwide, 2007-2008, 2010-2011, 2012-2013, 2014-2015 & 2016-2017" (All information used above was contained in his Official Website About Section) (A few Photography Samples, and a Feature in an interview hosted by a Photographer-managed magazine based around other photographers are also included here)
  • Douglas Barkey - American-born photographer, raised in Argentina, multiple international exhibitions, originated intentional camera movement as mode of photographic expession; [699] [700] [701]
  • William C. Beall - 1958 Pulitzer Prize for Photography winner, for "Faith and Confidence" ([702])
  • Brian Bielmann - (born October 30, 1957, Buffalo, New York) American surf photographer based in Haleiwa, Hawaii since 1975. His photographs have appeared in magazines, newspapers, movies, and major ad campaigns. He has received photography awards from American Photo Magazine, Billabong XXL, Red Bull Illume, and Transworld. His photos have appeared on the cover of over 150 magazines. ([703]; [704]; [705]; [706]; [707])
    • Note: I have a COI with Brian as I have worked with him in the past. added at 23:03, 22 October 2019 by Mattmdavid
  • River Clark - fashion photographer; in permanent photography collection at the Guggenheim; numerous books and publications including Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Sports Illustrated, Cosmopolitan, Bazaar, Playboy; [708]; [709]
  • Shola Creative, - award-winning Nigerian Veteran photographer. Born and raised in Ekiti State, Notable for taking photos of Nigerian celebrities and turning ordinary people into celebrities since 1997 [[710]] his continuous effort in advancing photography in Nigeria got him recognition from the Lagos state government
  • Richard K. Dean - American Photographer, world-traveled and most well known for his photography work in the Glens Falls and Lake George New York area. His photographs from the ground and air are the largest collection of photos of the Adirondack Mountains. ([711])
  • Bryan Denton - photojournalist based in Beirut, Lebanon; notable for his extensive coverage of the Libyan Revolution for The New York Times; the first solo exhibition will be at New York University's Gulf and Western Gallery ([712]); [713]; [714]
  • Benjamin Donaldson - American fine-art photographer; work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at Jen Bekman Gallery; [715]; work featured in The New Yorker, Details, Nylon and Sueddeutsche Zeitung magazines; photography lecturer, Yale School of Art; ([716])
  • Trevor Godinho (born December 18, 1982) - Indian-born Canadian celebrity and fashion photographer; published in many international magazines including Maxim, Playboy (French and U.S. editions); Alfa Norway, Elle Canada, Zoo Weekly Australia, Che Belgium, UMM Canada; has photographed celebrities including Michael Douglas, Nicolas Cage, Edward North, Jeff Bridges, Clive Owen, et al.; interviewed for ROOM100 ([717]) interviewed for ([718]) interviewed for ([719])and Fashion One TV in Los Angeles; graduated from Sheridan College and University of Toronto (2008); [720]; works internationally out of New York City and other locations
  • John Kippin - [721]; [722]
  • Irene Kung Swiss photographer, her work has been published in The New York Times, The Sunday Times, AD China, The Economist... Two books of her work have been published in several languages, she has exhibited in numerous international institutions such as Bozar, Tyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art.


  • Brooke Lark (Formerly Brooke McLay) Author of several published cookbooks, well-known food photographer, content creator, and teacher within the blogging and photography community. Contributor to Unsplash, a free stock photo website. [723] [724] [725] [726] [727]
  • Troy Lilly - nature photographer; author of ForestWander Nature Photography; File:Elakala Waterfalls Swirling Pool Mossy Rocks.jpg; [728]; [729]; [730]; [731]; [732]; [733]
  • Hollister Lowe - American photographer (portraitist) whose work has appeared in Allure, i-D, Vogue Italia, Vogue Nippon, and Sunday Times Magazine. Advertising clients include Ralph Lauren Tommy Hilfiger. Portraiture is in the permanent collection of The National Portrait Gallery London ([734])
  • Marc McAndrews - American Photographer, most known for his book 'Nevada Rose' with large format photographs from 33 legal Nevada brothels ([]; [735]; [736])
  • Bertil Nilsson (artist) (born 1981) - Swedish art photographer living in England [737]; Known for unique work with dance and circus; First monograph Undisclosed: Images of the Contemporary Circus Artist [738] published in 2011; exhibited internationally in both galleries and public institutions including museums; extensive coverage of work online and in international press [739]
  • Bernice Palmer - American photographer; She was the 17-year-old passenger on the Titanic who took the only known photos of the passage, sinking, and aftermath on the rescue boats, documented the likely iceberg that sank the boat ([740]); [741]
  • Kenneth Parker - American fine-art landscape photographer; represented in multiple galleries nationally including the Weston Gallery ([742]); assistant to Eliot Porter; praise by Paul Caponigro; [743]; [744]; [745]
  • Stuart Pilkington - British photographer and curator. Street portrait photographer documenting the people of Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside, and Manchester. Photographed film directors such as Terry Gilliam, Alan Parker, and Peter Greenaway for the BFI, London. A member of Documenting Britain and Fèis, his work is to be exhibited at Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow, and French Institute for Scotland in 2015. Known as a curator in the photography community bringing together the unknown with the well-known. His projects have been featured by the BBC, Esquire, National Public Radio, PDN, Huck Magazine, Professional Photographer and many more; [746];[747];[748];[749];[750]
  • Jeeva Rajgopaul - South African photographer (and physical science high school teacher) who used his photography to counter the propaganda of the South African apartheid government. He was the first South African to receive the Eli Weinberg Scholarship for Documentary Photography at the University of Cape-Town (UCT) in conjunction with Duke University, North Carolina, USA, which enabled him to study photography at the International Centre for Photography in New York, USA. His works have appeared in a number of books, magazines and newspapers and he has had exhibitions locally and abroad. ; [751] [752] [753]
  • Jake Rajs (born 1952) - landscape and architectural photographer; published 16 coffee table books by Rizzoli, Monacelli Press and Random House ([754]; [755])
  • Mike Rosenthal (photographer) - American director and photographer, has been featured on numerous seasons of America's Next Top Model as a photographer and guest judge (cycles 9, 11, 5, 7, 13, 8, 16, 12, 10, 17), and is the resident photographer and judge of Asia's Next Top Model [756] Asia's Next Top Model (cycle 2)
  • Rukes (Drew Ressler) - Worldwide EDM photographer for artists such as Zedd, Deadmau5, Swedish House Mafia, Avicii, Martin Garrix and festivals around the world like Ultra Music Festival [757]; multiple exhibitions including W Hotel New York, covered by Wall Street Journal [758]; Named #1 in top 50 music photographers right now by Complex [759]
  • Allen Russ - landscape and architectural photographer; [760]; [761]; [762]; [763]; publications/reviews: [764]; [765]; [766]
  • Rainer W. Schlegelmilch (born 1941) - Formula 1, sports car and automobile photographer; 50 years of consistent motorsport archive since 1962; 42 editorial books published by 2012; international exhibitions; [767]; [768]; [769]; [770]; [771]
  • Andrew Stuart (photographer) (Born in Los Angeles California January 22, 1978, an American professional photographer best known for his work with rock bands like Foo Fighters, Slayer, Fleetwood Mac's Mick Fleetwood. His professional career began in 2008 when he began documenting Slayer's, World Painted Blood album while working for the band's management. He went on to work with artists like Foo Fighters, Social Distortion, Mick Fleetwood, Fleetwood Mac, Kat Von D, Nine Inch Nails, Dave Grohl, ZZ Top, and Many More. Stuart's photographs have appeared in print and online publications including Billboard, Rolling Stone, Guitar player Magazine, Guitar World Magazine, Revolver Magazine, Metal Hammer, Premier Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drumhead magazine. He has photographed commercial images for ESP guitars, Ernie Ball, Shure, Journeys, EMP pickups, Kat Von D Beauty. His photography has also been used for album artwork including Foo Fighters/ Sonic Highways, Dave Grohl/ PLAY, Fireball Ministry/ Remember the Story, Fu Manchu/ Gigantoid, ZZ Top/Live Greatest Hits from Around the World)(Photography website [772]; interview with Leica Camera: [773]; Allmusic album credits [774]; Foo Fighters Sonic Highways album photography credit
  • Fedor Telkov - award-winning Russian photographer ([775]; [776])


  • Salvatore Vitale (Artist) - Swiss-based photographer and publisher. [777] Official Website, [778] How To Secure a Country (Book), [779] Article Le Monde, [780], Interview Deutschlandfunkkultur, [781], Article British Journal of Photography, [782] Fotozentrum Winterthur, [783] Nearest Truth, [784] Swiss Design Awards.
  • A.D. Wheeler, New York-based photographer and writer. Notable for photos of historically significant abandoned and non-abandoned sites, for example [785], Official Website, [786], PBS feature video, [787], Magazine article
  • Alice Wheeler, Seattle-based photographer. Notable for photos of musicians, the countercultural scene, street protests, etc. See, for example Art Zone: Alice Wheeler, Seattle Channel
  • Albert Witzel (1879–1929) – Active 1902 through early 1920s. Founder of Witzel Studios. Noted for publicity photographs of silent-era movie stars. A number of existing images in Wikipedia/Wikimedia are credited to Witzel. [788] [789] [790]




Fiction writers, dramatists and poetsEdit

Non-fiction writersEdit


  • Ali R. Jaber Lebanese-American author and motivational speaker, author of the book "Public Speaking: Motivational Speeches In Depth".[800], [801]
  • Mehmet Emin Aksaray (born March 18, 1998 in Istanbul, Turkey) Turkish poet, writer, designer and creative director. "Mehmet Emin Aksaray's biography" by Kidega (10 January 2018), is on Kidega website "Mehmet Emin Aksaray's biography" by Biyografya (07 May 2020), is on Biyografya website
  • Jay Alani Indian Paranormal investigator and author [802], [803]
  • Imtiyaz 'Ali Khan 'Arshi – Urdu scholar; commonly read when studying Urdu poet Ghalib; Works by or about Imtiyaz 'Ali Khan 'Arshi in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
  • Mikhail Davidovich Baitalsky (1908–1978) - Trotskyist journalist, writer, and publisher in Samizdat, author of Notebooks for the Grandchildren - Recollections of a Trotskyist Who Survived the Stalin;Works by or about Mikhail Davidovich Baitalsky in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
  • Kevin Barbieux - author of The Homeless Guy, a blog he began writing in 2002; chronically homeless; featured in media including USA Today, Associated Press, [804]; [805]
  • Michael Gardiner Bayer - also known as Mike Bayer or Coach Mike, is author of New York Times Bestseller BEST SELF, Be You, Only Better published by HarperCollins in 2019. The book gives readers the opportunity to be coached without having a life coach. [806] [807]
  • Raffi Berg - BBC News website Middle East editor and author [808]. Wrote Red Sea Spies: The True Story of Mossad's Fake Diving Resort (Icon Books, 2020) [809], praised by former Mossad chief Efraim Halevy as "a gifted and worthy author". Reported from Israel during 2006 war [810].
  • J. M. Berger - Author of Jihad Joe: Americans Who Go to War in the Name of Islam (Potomac Books, 2011), the only definitive history of American involvement in jihadist movements, and co-author of ISIS: The State of Terror (Ecco, 2015), with Jessica Stern. J. M. Berger is a nonresident fellow in the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World in the Center for Middle East Policy. With roots in newspaper journalism, Berger is an author and analyst studying extremism. (request made 08-25-2015)
  • Kurt W. Beyer - author of best seller Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age (MIT Press; 2009); Brigade Commander and distinguished graduate, United States Naval Academy ([811]
  • Robert M. Blevins - Science fiction author and managing editor for Adventure Books of Seattle. ([812]) Author of The 13th Day of Christmas, Say Goodbye to the Sun, and The Corona Incident. Published the controversial book Into The Blast, which names Kenneth Christiansen and Bernard Geestman from Washington state as the men who pulled off the DB Cooper hijacking. He later appeared on the Christiansen episode of History Channel's Brad Meltzer's Decoded in January 2011 to defend his findings and to cooperate in the investigation by the show. He has edited over fifty books for other authors and is the secretary for the nonprofit Washington Literacy Organization. ([813] Born: March 17, 1954. Age: 61.
  • Zoë Boccabella (Author) - Italian-Australian author of Mezza Italiana: An Enchanting Story About Love, Family, La Dolce Vita and Finding Your Place in the World and Joe's Fruit Shop & Milk Bar published by ABC Books/ HarperCollins; [814]; [815]; [816]; [817]; [818]; [819]; [820]; [821]
  • Lee Brickley - Paranormal investigator and author of UFO's Werewolves & The Pig-Man; born in Staffordshire, England, and shot to fame after making headlines all over the world due to numerous sightings of black-eyed children on Cannock Chase in September and October 2014; has been interviewed on hundreds of radio stations and television shows including ITV's This Morning with Eamonn Holmes.[822]; [823]; (talk) 00:07, 23 October 2014 (UTC) [824]; [825]
  • Robert Buccellato - Author, Historian; [826],[827], [828], [829], [830], [831]
  • Henry Burton (clergyman) (1840–1930) - English Methodist clergyman and author; wrote poem "Pass It On" ([832]) as well as several books[833]. Short bio here.


  • Montgomery Carmichael (1856–1936), author of In Tuscany: Tuscan towns, Tuscan types and the Tuscan tongue (1902), The Life of John William Walshe, F. S.; translator, Rosmersholm: a play in four acts / by Henrik Ibsen (1890), Francia's masterpiece; an essay on the beginnings of the Immaculate conception in art (1909); editor and translator, The Lady Poverty: a XIII. century allegory (1901); co-author, Sketches on the old road through France to Florence (1905); [834]
  • Sheldon Charrett - author of several Paladin Press titles, including several in their New ID category ([835]) with titles going back all the way to 1997.
  • Onur Cinar - Author of several books on application development on Android platform, such as Android Quick APIs Reference, Pro Android C++ with the NDK, Android Apps with Eclipse, Android Best Practices, by Apress. [836] Onur Cinar also works for Skype.
  • Kenneth Cloke - Mediator, dialogue facilitator, conflict resolution systems designer, teacher, public speaker, author of numerous books ([837]) and articles ([838]), and a pioneer and leader in the field of mediation and conflict resolution for the last 37 years.) ([839]) Co-Founder of Mediators Beyond Borders International. ([840]; [841]) Director of the Center for Dispute Resolution. Education: B.A. University of California, Berkeley 1963; J.D. U.C. Berkeley, Boalt Law School 1966; Ph.D. U.C.L.A. 1980; LLM U.C.L.A. Law School 1980; Post-doctoral work at Yale University School of Law 1980; Graduate, National Judicial College, Reno. Nevada 1981 ([842]) Member of SLATE ([843]) Other sources: ([844]) Editor NOTE: This article could be under the profession of mediator, but it doesn't exist. Requested by FractalFriend (contributions), who has made a public declaration indicating that they have a conflict of interest with regard to Kenneth Cloke.
  • Elliot D. Cohen - philosopher and author ; co-founder, in 1992, of the Society for Philosophy, Counseling and Psychotherapy (ASPCP), the first association of philosophical counseling in the U.S. ([845]); inventor of logic-based therapy (LBT), a philosophical counseling variant of rational emotive behavior therapy ([846]); founder and editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Applied Philosophy; blogger for Psychology Today ([847]); ethics editor of Free Inquiry ([848]); contributing writer and freelance journalist for political news sites ([849]); inventor of artificial-intelligence technology for checking reasoning for fallacies ([850])
  • Adryan Corcione - journalist; contributor to Teen Vogue (, "Vice" ( and "Mic" (h ;
  • Barbara Corcoran - Fiction Author, b. 1911, d. 2003 (not the "Shark Tank" celebrity / entrepreneur / author). Barbara Corcoran was a prolific writer, most notable for the many young adult novels she authored. She was an alumnus of Wellesley College, began her career writing for Federal Writers Project during the Great Depression as a playwright, and shifted to young adult novels in the 1950s. Her books won a number of awards. This entry was added May 9, 2021. ( (;
  • Subhorup Dasgupta (req. 2014-11-30) - DOB: November 2, 1965. Hyderabad-based writer, educator and activist, social media evangelist, creator of SoCh, a platform for connecting local changemakers with needed support, part of several community based initiatives like Our Sacred Space, a cultural center in Secunderabad, Writers' Carnival, a bi-annual training workshop for writers, and the annual Hyderabad Bloggers' Meet, now in its fourth edition. Writes on simplicity, responsibility and frugality as the key components of preserving what is good about societal development. Tea and Jazz educator, conducts tea appreciation programs and jazz listening sessions. Heads Eight Winds, a business solution suite that aims to correct the imbalanced approach to consumption based economies. Personal philosophy appears to a mix of Buddhism and atheism. Popular blogger, among topranked Indian bloggers in several categories (Source:,; [851]; [852]; [853]; [854]; [855]; [856]
  • Thomas Donaldson (biographer) (requested April 28, 2021) - Friend and biographer of Walt Whitman. The Last Words (Real and Traditional) of Distinguished Men and Women, Frederic Rowland Marvin, p. 181.



  • Barbara Todd Hager (Métis Canadian author of two books: Honour Song and On Her Way: The Life and Music of Shania Twain. Produced, written and directed over 150 TV episodes and documentaries that have been broadcast on APTN, CBC, CTV and ZDF. Winner of the 2019 Indspire Award for Arts.) ([916] [917] [918] [919])
  • Ryan Hampton (author) (Ryan Hampton is the author of “American Fix: Inside the American Opioid Addiction Crisis – and How to End It” published by St. Martin's Press.[920] He is also a national opioid addiction recovery activist.[921] Hampton was a White House assistant during the Clinton administration and became addicted to opioids shortly after leaving the White House in 2001. He was homeless and entered treatment for his addiction in 2015.[922] He works with the addiction advocacy group Facing Addiction. Hampton's rise to prominence is attributed to his social media presence and political views. He was a delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention.[923] Hampton identifies as a Democrat but has worked with Republicans like Jeb Bush and celebrities such as Dr. Mehmet Oz to urge action by Donald Trump on the opioid crisis.[924] Hampton is an outspoken critic of Donald Trump. He lives in Pasadena, California.[925] In 2017, Hampton was named a William J. Clinton distinguished lecturer at the University of Arkansas School of Public Policy for his work and activism on the opioid crisis.[926] [927]) ([928] [929] [930] [931] [932] [933] [934] [935] [936])
  • Nancy Grass Hemmert - author of Public Speaking in American English, (Allyn & Bacon, 2008) and co-author of Relationships Inside Out (Kendell Hunt, 2014). Foremost expert in training non-native English speakers in the art of public speaking for American English speaking audiences. Also, an expert in intercultural communication training and education. Santa Monica College ( Los Angeles County Academy ( Also known for her service work she conducts with students. ( (
  • Daniel Hernandez, Daniel Michael Hernandez (1980- ) - Mexican-American author of Down & Delirious in Mexico City, (Scribner, 2011) and former correspondent for Vice News Tonight on HBO. Former bureau chief of Vice News in Mexico City. Current culture staff writer at Los Angeles Times, former staff writer at The New York Times. See official bio, 'Daniel Hernandez is transformed by Mexico City'. Known for appearances on local and national radio and television programs commenting on politics, culture, Latino identity. Also known for his food and drug-war videos from Mexico for the VICE network. Author of 'The Haunting of Girls Town' for Epic magazine. References: [1][2][3][4][6][8]
  • Booton Herndon (1915–1995) - writer; wrote histories of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the Junior Chamber of Commerce, the Ford empire, wrote biographies on Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford, Guy Lombardo, Fulton Lewis, Desmond Doss, Bergdorf Goodman, and a work on The Humor of JFK; [937]; [938]
  • Alan G. Jamieson - is/was based in Alberta/Canada [[939]] and wrote plenty of books between 1960 and 2018. He is the author of books like Lords of the Sea: A History of the Barbary Corsairs, Faith and Sword: A Short History of Christian-Muslim Conflict (Globalities), Exploiting the Sea: Aspects of Britain's Maritime Economy since 1870, Ebb Tide in the British Maritime Industries: Change and Adaptation, 1918-1990 and A People of the sea : the maritime history of the Channel Islands which are widely used in the Wikipedia as references. He has already got some identifiers like VIAF and ISNI but perhaps already past away.[[940]], [[941]] Works by or about Alan G. Jamieson in libraries (WorldCat catalog); [[942]]
  • Gregory Paul Johnson - author of Put Your Life on a Diet: Lessons Learned Living in 140 Square Feet ([943]), published by Gibbs-Smith ([944]); interviewed by numerous international media outlets; [945]
  • A. C. Kermode (Alfred Cotterill Kermode) - books include Mechanics of Flight (1932) and Flight Without Formulae (1940); Works by or about Alfred Cotterill Kermode in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
  • Simon Kingsnorth - (Requested October 2015) Author of Digital Marketing Strategy: An integrated approach to online marketing and contributing author to the books Understanding Digital Marketing and Understanding Social Media by Damian Ryan. Brother of award-winning author Paul Kingsnorth. Also a senior digital marketing businessman and speaker. [946]
  • Sharon Lebell One of the first to popularize Stoicism for for a general audience with her bestselling 1995 translation of the work of Epictetus, The Art of Living, influential in the growth of modern Stoicism. Speaker at major Stoicism conferences. [947][[948].
  • Ralph D. Lorenz - Author of several books on Aerospace Engineering and Planetary Science e.g. Spinning Flight: Dynamics of Frisbees, Boomerangs, Samaras and Skipping Stones (Springer, 2006), Titan Unveiled (Princeton, 2010), Dune Worlds (Springer 2014), Cassini-Huygens Owners Workshop Manual (Haynes, 2017) [949]. He has made several TV appearances
  • Frank Abbott Magruder author of American Government: A Consideration of the Problems of Democracy d:Q51093851 [950]
  • Carlos Malvar - author of Not Quite Unreal; toured with a speechless project for the British Council Literature Department ([951]); Korea Literature Translation Institute's writer-in-residence (a one-week program);[952]; [953]; [954]
  • Danine Manette - author of Ultimate Betrayal-Recognizing, Uncovering and Dealing with Infidelity; media pundit on HLN's Dr Drew On-Call; professional model; criminal investigator; [955]; [956]; [957]; [958]; [959]
  • Daniel Mangena - British Speaker and Author. Author of Stepping Beyond Intention, Dreamer’s Manifesto and Money Game. Co-author of Power of Proximity with Greg Author and Success-onomics with Jack Canfield. Contributor to Entrepreneur magazine and executive contributor for Brainz Magazine [960] .[961] [962] [963] Has written articles for Thrive Global, Elephant Journal [964] [965] We Motivate People [966] and the Good Men Project. Host of the Do it With Dan and Beyond Success Podcasts. Previously co-host of the Method Meets Magic Radio show on 1150 KKNW (Seattle). Currently co-host of LOA Today – a Law of Attraction Focused Daily show on local cable in Connecticut as well as YouTube and audio only podcast. Certified Reality Transurfing instructor. Yahoo! featured as one of the Top 10 Coaches to Watch in 2021 [967] Featured in the The Wall Street Journal as a Master of Success. Amazon Best-selling author for 3 books.
  • Drew Manning - American fitness and diet author. Wrote book titled Fit2Fat2Fit. Drew voluntarily decided to stop eating correctly and working out in an attempt to gain so that he may better understand the psyche of his overweight/obese clientele. Drew also has a website that tracked his journey of gaining and losing weight.[968] and [969] and [970]
  • Steve Maraboli - American author, behavioral science academic. Wrote, Unapologetically You (ISBN 0979575087), Life, the Truth, and Being Free (ISBN 1496086244), The Power of One (ISBN 097957501X), La Vida, La Verdad, y Ser Libre (ISBN 0979575044) He is the creator of Psycho-Neuro-Actualization™; a counseling/coaching methodology. [971] [972]
  • Ron Martinsen - (Requested August 19, 2015) Ronald Robert Martinsen (born May 6, 1970 Baton Rouge, Louisiana) co-author of Using Visual Basic 4, Special Edition (ISBN 1-56529-998-1), Using Visual Basic 5, Special Edition (ISBN 0-7897-0922-8) Printing 101 Notebook: An Introduction to Fine Art Photography Printing [973]. Ron is also an internationally renown photographer with images published in magazines around the world including GQ France, Robb Report Russia and more [974] and blogger [975]. Ron's also contributed articles on photography [976] and data protection [977] on Scott Kelby's blog Scott Kelby. Ron is also a featured photographer for NEC [978] and is a successful engineer / inventor at Microsoft for 21 years who has six patents issued by the US Finally Ron is mentioned in MSDE and referenced in Noiseware.
  • D. J. MacLennan - Writer and cryonicist. Featured in New Scientist magazine, June 2016 - 'Why I signed up to have my head cryogenically frozen'. Author of cryonics book Frozen to Life: A Personal Mortality Experiment (Anatta Books, 2015). Contributor of chapters 'The Wonder of Indeterminacy' and 'Buddhism and Cryonics' to cryonics anthology The Prospect of Immortality - Fifty Years Later (Ria University Press, 2014).
  • Harvey McKinnon - Canadian born author, filmmaker and one of Canada's top fundraising experts[979][980][981]. Co-author of the best-selling "Power of Giving" [982], he has also published several books on fundraising including Hidden Gold [983], The 11 Questions Every Donor Asks[984], Tiny Essentials of Monthly Committed Giving, and How to Create Lifelong Donors Through Monthly Giving. He has also appeared in a variety of media outlets including the Globe and Mail[985], National Observer[986], the Georgia Straight[987][988], The National Observer[989], The Chronicle of Philanthropy[990], and many others. He has also worked on numerous films, including producing The Nature of David Suzuki[991], Danube Blues[992], Jeff Gibbs: Life Voyages[993], Legacy of Jon Gates[994], Sangoma: Traditional Healers in Modern Society[995], Side By Side: Women Against AIDS in Zimbabwe[996], writing for At Home in the Universe: The Life and Times of William Shatner[997], and directing Black Sea, Voyage of Healing[998].
  • Danielle McLaughlin - New Zealand born, U.S.-based lawyer [999] and author of The Federalist Society: How Conservatives Took The Law Back From Liberals (2013), with Michael Avery. Her published work has been reviewed by The New York Times [1,000], the Washington Independent Review of Books [1,001], the L.A. Review of Books [1,002], and The Daily Beast [1,003] among others, and examines the strategies employed by conservative and libertarian lawyers, academics, judges and policy makers, grounded in theories of constitutional originalism and small government, in various areas including international law and policy, privacy rights, and economic and property rights. Danielle has appeared as a guest on the Sean Hannity Show, discussing the IRS 501(c)(4) ideological profiling scandal [1,004], as well as various radio outlets including This Is Hell! with Chuck Merz [1,005], the Jim Bohannon Show and David Alpern's For Your Ears Only. Danielle has co-authored articles on the federal courts and marriage equality for the Chronicle of Higher Education [1,006] and Truthout [1,007] with Michael Avery. Danielle honed her writing skills early in her career as a public relations consultant and marketing manager in London, England and in Vail, Colorado. Prior to that, Danielle was a consulting engineer in her native New Zealand.
  • Lex B. Meyer (Lex B. Meyer is a pastor, Bible teacher, and author. Lex is the founder of UNLEARN, a ministry that focuses on seeking the truth, and exposing the lies we have inherited. He has a degree in Theology, and has devoted most of his life to studying and teaching the Bible. (,,
  • Bryan Miller (food writer) (req. 2015-07-15) - former restaurant critic and food writer, The New York Times; magazine writer; Works by or about Bryan Miller in libraries (WorldCat catalog); [1,008]; [1,009]; [1,010]; [1,011]
  • Robert Mole - author; British civil servant; twice Mentioned in Despatches; awarded a Burma Star; wrote The Temple Bells Are Calling, an autobiography of his posting in Burma incorporating the politics of Burma from 1824 to 1948 during the Japanese occupation of Burma; [1,012]; Works by or about Robert Mole in libraries (WorldCat catalog); [1,013]
  • Amy Morin - author of the viral article turned book 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do. Her book is available in 34 languages. She is a psychotherapist, lecturer at Northeastern, and international bestselling author. Her other books include 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do and 13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don't Do. Her TEDx talk is one of the most popular talks of all time with more than 9 million views. [1,014]; [1,015]; [1,016]
  • James Austin Kern (Florida Trail Founder, Hiker, Conservationist, Environmentalist, Photographer and Author) Jim Kern founded the Florida National Scenic Trail, the Florida Trail Association, Big City Mountaineers and the American Hiking Society. Kern self-published “The Wildlife Art & Adventures of Jim Kern Photographer” (2008), “Trail Reflections, 50 Years of Hiking and Backpacking” (2012) and “Broken Promise: The Plight of Our National Trails” (2021). [1,017][1,018] [1,019][1,020][1,021] [1,022][1,023][1,024] [1,025][1,026][1,027] [1,028][1,029][1,030][1,031]


  • Jon Negroni - Author of The Pixar Theory [1,032], a serial novel explaining the theory through original characters called The Pixar Detective [1,033], and Killerjoy. Blogs about theories and news about Pixar [1,034]
  • Krista Neher - Author of 6 books on digital marketing, social media and personal branding. [1,035]. Krista's most recent book "Digital Marketing That Actually Works: The Ultimate Guide" has a companion workbook "Implementing Digital Marketing That Actually Works: The Ultimate Planner" with over 40 additional resources including templates, action planners, quick-start guides, tips and tricks to supplement the material covered in the book. She is also a contributing author to search engine journal and her author page can be found here: She was featured in an article on Medium, with more info: She was featured in a video interview at PubCon 2011 here:
  • The Office Hobo - Nom de plume of the contemporary writer whose experiment of living in his Los Angeles office for nearly two years got him noticed as a social agitator. The Office Hobo got his start on his blog [] and published subsequent articles in L.A. Weekly [1,036]; [1,037]. An interview with the anonymous writer appeared in the June 2014 issue of Germany's Business Punk Magazine [print version only]. In 2014, The Office Hobo moved out of his office and into his truck camper. Though the actual identity of the author is unknown, his blurred image has been on national television, featured on the Fusion TV channel in September 2014 [1,038]. The Office Hobo is reporting to be completing a memoir titled Home-Free: My Life as The Office Hoboon his time living in his office, though no report of its publication has been mentioned yet.
  • Maxim Popenker - Russian programmer who is a firearm hobbyist, wrote seven books about guns (both in English and Russian) and has been working for several domestic and foreign gun magazines [1,039] [1,040]
  • Philip Porter (author) - author and publisher, writer of several Jaguar titles and director of Porter Press International. Founder of Jaguar E-type Club and the International XK Club. [1,041] [1,042] [1,043] [1,044] [1,045]
  • Crystal Renaud - author of Dirty Girls Come Clean (Moody Publishers, 2011). Founder of Dirty Girls Ministries assisting women addicted to pornography and sexual addiction ([1,046]; [1,047]; [1,048])
  • Rebecca Renner - American journalist and Twitter personality. She writes about science for National Geographic. Her stories, like this one about pandemic dreams, often go viral.
  • Carey Roberts - American columnist, men's-rights activist and anti-feminist; conservative commentator on political correctness; [1,049]
  • Martin Rosenbaum - freedom-of-information journalist; blogger for the BBC (since 2006); [1,050]; [1,051]; [1,052]
  • Yalqun Rozi Uyghur author, editor of Uyghur textbooks, now jailed by China. [1,053][1,054][1,055]
  • Neil P. Ruzic - author of Where the Winds Sleep - Man's Future on the Moon, a Projected History (1970; Garden City, New York: Doubleday; OCLC 73907); innovator; part of Operation Paperclip (NASA's Von Braun group)
  • Suzanne Samples - English professor and author of the memoir Frontal Matter: Glue Gone Wild (Running Wild Press, 2018) and its follow-up, Stargazing in Solitude (Running Wild Press, 2021). Both books provide raw insight into her diagnosis with terminal brain cancer at the age of 36. Frontal Matter: Glue Gone Wild was named a Best Indie Book of 2019 by Kirkus Reviews and was given to all 2019 Golden Globe nominees.

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  • Unto Tähtinen - philosopher; author of Ahimsa - Non-Violence in Indian Tradition; Works by or about Unto Tähtinen in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
  • Susanne Tedrick - Author of Women of Color of Tech: A Blueprint for Inspiring and Mentoring the Next Generation of Technology Innovators; host and producer of Wiley's Diversity in Tech webinar series; 2020 recipient of CompTIA's Diversity in Technology Leadership Award; cloud infrastructure specialist at Microsoft. [1,074][1,075][1,076][1,077][1,078][1,079][1,080][1,081][1,082][1,083]
  • Jennifer Ashley Tepper - theater historian, Broadway producer; author of The Untold Stories of Broadway, consultant on tick...tick...BOOM!, creator of the Jonathan Larson Project, programming director for 54 Below ; {}
  • Josephine Van de Grift - Also known as Helen Josephine Vandegrift Rigby (born 1899), an early 20th century woman writer and columnist for the Akron Beacon Journal in Akron, Ohio. Her play, "The Lonely Road" won her a scholarship to partake in Dr. George Pierce Baker's Harvard 47 Workshop in Cambridge, Mass. Additionally, she worked with the N.E.A. (Newspaper Enterprise Association) in New York from 1923-1925 interviewing notable persons such as John D. Rockefeller, Sr., Will Rogers, Ring Lardner, Dorothy Parker, and others. She joined the Blue Pencil Club, an elite literary guild in 1923-1924 during the time H.P. Lovecraft was also a member. In 1923, she went undercover as a reporter on Broadway under the pseudonym of Huldah Benson. There was an entire segment published about the 6-part series in the nationwide newspapers. In December 2019, author Kristin Groulx (also known as Kristin Carter-Groulx) who is Josephine's great-granddaughter published a biographical book about Josephine and her column "Demi-Tasse and Mrs. Grundy." Josephine passed away suddenly at the age of 33 in 1927 leaving her devoted readers wondering what would become of her 18 month old daughter, Mary. Her stories and daily column "Demi-Tasse and Mrs. Grundy" is published 1924-1927 in the newspaper the Akron Beacon Journal. She was close friends with co-worker Herman Fetzer who went by the pen-name of Jake Falstaff, and wrote Pippins and Cheese during the same years Josephine worked at the Beacon Journal. [1,084] [1,085] [1,086] [1,087]
  • Mary Anne Venning – 19th century woman writer on natural history and other subjects, principally for young adults, but with strong grounding in the sciences she writes about. She channeled her interest in the natural world into the "acceptable" field of writing, creating works of great depth. Her books include Rudiments of Conchology ..., A Botanical Catechism, A Geographical Present; Being Descriptions of the Principal Countries of the World and Rudiments of Mineralogy [1,088]
  • Wayne Wickelgren, Author, Professor,,
  • Kai D. Wright, Author of "Follow the Feeling: Brand Building in a Noisy World" (Wiley), Lecturer at Columbia University, Businessman (currently Global Consulting Partner at Ogilvy), Public Speaker, Forbes 30 under 30 recipient.[1,089][1,090][1,091][1,092][1,093]
  • Raghda Zaid (blogger) (born 1991) - author of Baghdad Girl blog,Baghdad Girl blog: Part 2, [1,094] ; [1,095] ; [1,096] ; [1,097] ; [1,098] ; [1,099]
  • David Zweig (born 1974) - American journalist and fiction writer. Author of Invisibles: The Power of Anonymous Work in an Age of Relentless Self Promotion based on his widely read article for The Atlantic "What Do Fact-Checkers and Anesthesiologists Have in Common?" Invisibles has been translated into five languages and received coverage in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Salon, Wired, Fortune, Forbes, and the author was interviewed on numerous public radio programs and TV shows, including CBS This Morning, CNBC, MSNBC, FOX, and the CBC. Zweig is also a well known writer on technology, media and psychology for outlets such as The Atlantic and The New York Times. His 3,000 word takedown in Salon on errors in the David Brooks book "The Road to Character" was widely read and cited, including a citation in the Sunday New York Times itself, by Margaret Sullivan, the paper's Public Editor, where it was noted that Zweig's piece led to Brooks's publisher altering the text of the book for future editions and the Times making corrections on past Brooks columns. (The piece is also linked to in David Brooks (journalist)#Criticism.) Zweig's 2,000 word feature on the front page of The New York Times real estate section on his move from the city to the suburbs was widely read and cited as well, and also generated backlash on social media.



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  • Saba Nagiyani(2021.04.22 requested) is a famous Indian food stylist and photographer.She was born in Mumbai,India.She has a book. [1,100] [1,101] Her official cooking website is [1,102].
  • Marc Matsumoto: Official Site is a Japanese-American celebrity chef and the host of NHK World television show Bento Expo. Born in Miyazaki-prefecture, Japan in 1977, and raised in Napa, California, he was an early employee of Netflix[34] before leaving the tech industry to start his food blog No Recipes. He currently resides in Tokyo, Japan where he develops recipes for his website and YouTube Channel. He is also the co-author of the book Ultimate Bento. He made an appearance on Chopped Season 7, Episode 9, Booze Traveller Season 1, Episode 8.
  • Segev Moshe (or Moshe Segev; I don't know which is correct; he): Official site. Apparently a celebrity chef from Israel. Infamous for serving Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe (who was visiting Israel) pieces of chocolate in a shoe-shaped metal bowl. ([1,103], [1,104], [1,105], [1,106]) That shoe was apparently made by Tom Dixon.
  • Itamar Srulovich British-Israeli chef, restaurateur and food writer. Born Jerusalem, 1978. Married to chef Sarit Packer.[1,107]. Author of a weekly recipe column for FT Magazine.[1,108]
  • Craig Wong(2021.10.28 requested): Official site. is a famous Jamaican-Chinese chef, restauranteur, and TV personality.[35] His cuisine incorporates his Jamaican-Chinese heritage along with the techniques and discipline he acquired from years working in Michelin starred restaurants such as, Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée in Paris, followed by Heston Blumental’s Fat Duck in England. [36] In 2014, he opened Patois Toronto. [37] In 2020, he opened Bar Mignonette [38]. He is currently the executive chef of Ting Irie, Dubai’s first Jamaican restaurant.[39] Craig is the co-host of the iconic television series Cook Like A Chef, broadcasting on CTV Life Channel in Canada and multiple platforms in the US, Singapore, and South America.[40] This fusion of flavours has garnered Chef Craig Wong rave reviews and features in International publications such as Eater, Food & Wine, Food Fanatics (Chicago), The Clever Quarterly (China) and home grown publications such as Toronto Life, Zagat Toronto, Globe & Mail, and Porter Magazine. [41] [42] [43] [44]


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  • Shailendra Sharma - Traditional Kriya Yoga Guru, Founder of Siddha Siddhanta Yoga Academy in Govardhan India, Author of nine independent books in 4 languages, 4 books are part of Library of Congress (LC) link [1,210] Fifth Guru in the linage of great immortal guru Babaji. [1,211] [1,212] [1,213] [1,214]
  • Justin Stoney (age 39 in 2020) - International Voice Coach, Author of the Book "Sing Like Never Before", President and founder of New York Vocal Coaching in New York, featured severl times on NBC, CBS, ABC, MTV, Fox News, Huffington Post Live, and Fox 5 New York, The New York Times, Esquire Magazine, Newsweek/The Daily Beast, SELF, NME, Fox News Magazine, Discovery News, Medical Daily, UK's Daily Mail, Tech Times, and Backstage Magazine; holds a BFA in Musical Theatre Performance and a BA in English from the University of Michigan, where he graduated at the top of his class and also was elected University Commencement Speaker. He is a member of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing), Vocology in Practice, VASTA (Voice and Speech Trainers Association), The Voice Foundation, Actors Equity, and SAG-AFTRA. He is recognized as a Distinguished Voice Professional with NYSTA (New York Singing Teachers Association) and served for 8 years on the NYSTA Board of Directors. He is also certified in Yoga with a strong background in anatomy, Alexander Technique, and physical fitness.; [1,215]
  • Priya Venkatesan - former Dartmouth College professor who threatened lawsuits against the school and some of her undergraduate students; [1,216]; [1,217] [1,218]
  • Rakesh Vohra George A. Weiss and Lydia Bravo Weiss University Professor at the [University of Pennsylvania]; [1,219]
  • James W. Walters (1945-)Professor of Religion and Bioethics at [Loma Linda University School of Religion]; [1,220] Co-founder of [Adventist Today] Author of several publications including but not limited to: [Living is Loving: Relationships Matter Most (Washington DC: Review and Herald Publishing Assoc., 1985)] [Bioethics Today, A New Ethical Vision (Loma Linda University Press, 1988), editor. [War No More? Options in Nuclear Ethics (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1989), editor] [Facing Limits: Ethics and Health Care for the Elderly (Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 1993), edited with Gerald R. Winslow] [Choosing Who's to Live: Ethics and Aging (University of Illinois Press, 1996), editor] [What is a Person? An Ethical Exploration (University of Illinois Press, 1997)] [Martin Buber and Feminist Ethics, The Priority of the Personal (Syracuse University Press, 2003)] [The Predicament of Belief in Dialogue, Philip Clayton and Steven Knapp and 8 Discussants (in press), edited with Philip Clayton]
  • Neil L. Waters - Professor of History; Kawashima Professor of Japanese Studies at Middlebury College in Vermont; noted for speaking out against Wikipedia as a citable reference. Required subject of study at DeVry University Online..... [1,221] and [1,222]
  • Patricia Zander (1943–2008) - British-American pianist and instructor; ARCM, LRAM, Royal College of Music, London; studied with Cyril Smith; longtime faculty member of the New England Conservatory; students included Yo-Yo Ma, Judith Gordon, and Max Levinson; toured and recorded with Ma; [1,223]


  • Jan Arps - Published a formula to predict how much crude a well will produce and when it will run dry. Used by almost every oil company in the world today. Should be combined with an Arps equation article.
  • Dan E. Arvizu Current Laboratory Director of NREL, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Arvizu became the eighth Director of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on January 15, 2005. Dr. Arvizu also is a Senior Vice President with Midwest Research Institute, which manages NREL on behalf of the DOE. Prior to joining NREL, Dr. Arvizu was Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of the Federal and Industrial Client Groups with CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd. Before joining CH2M HILL, he was an executive with Sandia National Laboratories, where he directed Research Centers for Advanced Energy Technology, Material and Process Sciences, and Technology Commercialization. [1,224] [1,225] [1,226]
  • Fabian Bartos (Youngest 30 Under Thirty 2016, Leyden High School Student. 3D Printed Electric Violin and Electric Cello, etc. White House printed and presented at White House.) (
  • Allen Baum - principal engineer, Intel named on over 17 patents in the area of processor architectures; [1,227]
  • Ermanno Bazzocchi (1914 – 2015), Italian aeronautical engineer and designer (it)
  • Gary Boone - Fairly famous as the co-creator of the Texas Instruments TMS1000 microcontroller, sometimes described as the first single-chip microprocessor in history. Recognized by the Smithsonian, subject of stories in the New York Times, Washington Examiner and IEEE Spectrum, sole inventor of U.S. Patent 3,757,306 and co-inventor of U.S. Patent 4,074,351, and so on. Texas Instruments TMS1000 [1,228] [1,229] [1,230] [1,231] [1,232] [1,233] [1,234][1,235] [1,236] and the books "Computer Structures: Principles and Examples" by Daniel P. Siewiorek, "Microcontroller Programming and Interfacing with Texas Instruments" by Steven F. Barrett and Daniel J. Pack, and "Encyclopedia of World Scientists" by Elizabeth H. Oakes.
  • Ching Chuen Chan Current Professor of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, the university of Hong Kong. Fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Fellow of the prestige Royal Academy of Engineering U.K, the first Academician of the prestige Chinese Academy of Engineering in Hong Kong, and Fellow of the Ukraine Academy of Engineering Sciences, Honorary Doctor of Technology Degree from the Loughborough University U.K, Member of the Hungarian Academy of Engineering, Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the Polytechnic University of Odessa in 1992 and 1993. World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) Medal of Engineering Excellence in 2013. Royal Academy of Engineering Prince Philip Medal in 2014. Professor C. C. Chan have been a key figure in the development and commercialisation of electronic vehicles in Asia. Both in research and by founding multiple organisations and institution related to the subject. In later year Professor C. C. Chan have broaden his scope to cover more subjects and is on multiple company and institutional boards related to research, technology any the commercialisation of it. [1,237] [1,238] [1,239] [1,240] [1,241] [1,242]

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  • Linda Zhang has received a great deal of media coverage for being the chief engineer for Ford's F-150 Lightning truck. She's been profiled in Time, USA Today, Fox News Radio and a whole bunch of automotive sites. [1,277] [1,278]






  • Matthew Broussard - Rising stand-up comedian, actor, and creator of the popular "Monday Punday" website [1,443]. He frequently performs at New York's Comedy Cellar and recently appeared on "Conan" and "the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon." He has a half-hour Comedy Central stand-up special, as well acting appearances on popular shows such as "The Mindy Project" and "Roast Battle." [1,444]
  • Sherman Edwards (comedian) - had a scene in war of the worlds but was eventually cut. voted 2012's best stand up comedian by the Chicago reader[1,445]. 2012 INNY award winner for 'Best in Stand Up' [1,446]
  • Matt Golightly - stand-up comic; appeared on the The Bob & Tom Show (April 11, 2008) - American comedian; [1,447]- American comedian; [1,448] - Professional, Touring stand-up comic based out of Austin, Texas
  • Danny 'Slim' Gray [1,449] - pioneer[1,450] of Black British comedy. Subject of the the documentary Black British and Funny[1,451] by Mo Gilligan for Black History Month on Channel 4. First Black British comedian to play the Comedy Store (LA).
  • Joe Machi [1,452] - comedian based in New York City; recurring panelist on the satirical talk show Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld as the "Frightened Correspondent"; finalist on the reality television talent show Last Comic Standing and winner of its first ever "Sudden Death Round". [1,453]
  • LP (Comic) [1,454] Writer/Comedian/Videographer/on-stage performer based in San Diego, CA. Primarily known for his onstage performances in San Diego as well as his groundbreaking comedy concept recording "Black Reparations." [1,455] The track was released on February 28th, 2021. LP is rumored to currently be working on a comic book.
  • Katy Olson (comedian), Comedian, Actress, met her long lost biological half sister in a class at Columbia University [1,456] Olson Is in the upcoming film, The Paper Store starring [Richard Kind]. She was also featured in the series Stand Up or Shut Up, which aired on the [Starz] Network in 2006. The story of her reunion with her sister received widespread media attention. [], [1,457]
  • Matt Saincome (satirist), Founder of popular music satire site The Hard Times [1,458] Co-author of The Hard Times book. [1,459] As a journalist he wrote for Rolling Stone, Vice, SF Weekly. He founded a tech start up OutVoice, which helps freelancers get paid easier. [1,460]. More info about Matt can be found on The Hard Times wikipedia page
  • Julieanne Smolinski - comedian and blogger; name appears in several articles on Wikipedia, known for debating Will Shortz [1,461]


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Documentary filmmakersEdit

  • Guillaume Coudray, a French documentary director and producer fr [1,518] [1,519]
  • Ian McAllister Ian McAllister [1,520] is the director of several environmental conservation films, including the recently released Great Bear Rainforest Film: Land of the Spirit Bear [1,521], shot in IMAX format and released worldwide. He is also a professional photographer and author of over a dozen books documenting the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia, and Executive Director of Pacific Wild [1,522], a British Columbia conservation organization.
  • Kevin McMahon (Kevin McMahon is an award-winning Canadian director, writer and producer of feature documentaries and documentary TV series.) [1,523]; [1,524]; Canadian Made; National Parks Project; [1,525]; Waterlife; [1,526]; [1,527];
  • Gunjan Menon Gunjan Menon is a conservation filmmaker and National Geographic Explorer from India known for her impact-driven wildlife and human interest stories. Her work has been broadcast on Animal Planet, Discovery India, BBC Earth, National Geographic among other Indian platforms. She has won multiple accolades with over 40 International awards and nominations across 14 countries so far for her work including her film, The Firefox Guardian being shortlisted for a student BAFTA award. [1,528]. She is a TEDx speaker [1,529], an advocate for shifting the limelight to lesser-known habitats and species. She was awarded the 'Rising Star' award in 2020 for her contributions to nature, conservation and science media and her outstanding achievements alongside extended impact. [1,530] She is the co-founder-CEO of ‘Beyond Premieres’, an organisation that supports filmmakers to create tangible impact through their art. [1,531] [1,532]
  • Alan Raymond and Susan Raymond - documentary filmmakers; Academy Award winners; created PBS documentary An American Family (1973); [1,533]
  • Diana Rodgers (award winning film director, producer, author, and a registered dietitian) directed the film Sacred Cow about the polarizing war between meat eatres and vegans, and how beef is a healthy food and can be raised in an environmentally beneficial and ethical way which won an award at the Nature Beyond Borders Film Festival ( She is an international speaker [1,534] and is co-author of the best selling book, Sacred Cow along with longtime friend and collegue Robb Wolf. She is also the host of the Sustainable Dish Podcast [1,535] and has written Paleo Lunches and Breakfasts on the Go and The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook which is a homesteading guide and cookbook. Prior to her work as an author and dietitian, Diana worked for National Public Radio, in the natural foods industry and was also an accomplished painter and fine furniture maker.



Other filmmakersEdit

(casting directors, cinematographers, special-effects people, et al.)

Film EditorsEdit



Performance artistsEdit


Radio personalitiesEdit

See also the list of requests for Wikipedia:Requested articles/Biography/By profession#Disc jockeys.

Television personalitiesEdit


  • Emile Grandjean Danish immigrant born in 1861 who studied forestry before immigrating to the US in 1883. Before Idaho became a State in 1890, he built a winter cabin below Grandjean Peak on a site that later became occupied by Grandjean Ranger Station. Emile joined the Forest Service in 1905, and is credited for his early efforts in organizing many of the conservation activities to protect the land from uncontrolled grazing and mining. Today, Emile's original forest ranger cabin is part of Sawtooth Lodge located on the south fork of the Payette River. He served as supervisor of Boise National Forest from 1906-1922. The roadside marker dedicated to Emile Grandjean is found on Highway 21 between Lowman and Stanley. [1,706]
  • Irvin Williams (1926 to 2018) He was the longest serving White House head gardener. Served from the Kennedy to Bush 2 administrations- 1962 to 2008. He was a key figure in the design of the White House Rose Garden. He was in charge of managing landscaping changes to the White House grounds. He was previously superintendent of the Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens. He was also involved in other garden projects in the DC area. Obituary and mentions on Google books

Espionage and intelligenceEdit

  • Burton Gerber - Senior CIA officer and Soviet Bureau chief who helped to manage Adolf Tolkachev and was one of the supervisors of Aldrich Ames. Awarded the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, now a professor at Georgetown University and a contributor to intelligence circles in the United States. Mr. Gerber is now old but still living and working in an educational and civilian capacity at Georgetown University. [1,707] [1,708] [1,709]
  • Pawel Monat Polish spy assigned to Polish Embassy in the United States in height of the Cold War, defected to west. paywalled Time article, on Amazon Spy-U-S-Pawel-Monat non-fiction book he wrote], scan on Google books of Life magazine article, appeared on television's To Tell the Truth but not much information there.
  • Valerie Pettit – Senior MI6 officer in charge of the daring operation to get Soviet double agent Oleg Gordievsky out of Russia after his cover was blown. [1,710] [1,711]


Feminist figuresEdit





  • Justinian Caire (One of the investors in Santa Cruz Island in the late 1800s. He was a French immigrant and founder of a successful San Francisco hardware business that sold equipment to miners. By the late 1880s Caire had acquired all of the shares of the Santa Cruz Island Company.) (
  • Alan Cocconi (link is current a redirect to AC Propulsion) - engineer, inventor, and developer of technology needed for modern electric cars and airplanes; founder of AC Propulsion; has registered several patents [1,832] [1,833] [1,834]. A few refs: [1,835]; [1,836]; [1,837]; [1,838]; [1,839]; [1,840]; [1,841]
  • Ariel R. Davis - inventor of the first slider multiple tap autotransformer dimmer and numerous other patents relating to stage lighting. Davis filed for the transformer patent (USRE23409 E)[80] in 1941. He also created the first slider cross connect panel for connecting lighting circuits to individual dimmers. Many schools, colleges, churches and buildings in the United States have had his products installed. He founded the Ariel Davis Mfg. Co. in Provo, Utah and later moved it to Salt Lake City, Utah. He sold the company around 1970 so he could focus on inventing when it was renamed ElectroControls. His inventions include one for solar heating (US 4136668 A)
  • Normand Dubé French-Canadian genius ultralight airplane developer and convicted criminal [1,842]
  • Riccardo Giraldi - Italian Inventor, Designer and Creative Director. Explores new technologies focusing on user experience and designed experiences that connect physical and digital. Award winner designer shaping the future of human computer interaction. Now Creative Director at Microsoft working on HoloLens [1,843]. Invented Escape Flight [1,844],[1,845],[1,846],[1,847],[1,848], Mind Controlled Scalextric (first mind controlled race game) [1,849],[1,850],[1,851], Creative Director of Google Web Lab[1,852],[1,853],[1,854], Honda The Experiment, EELs [1,855], and numerous other award-winning projects [1,856],[1,857],[1,858]. Speaker at FITC [1,859], Cannes, Imagination Day, Kikk [1,860], Glugg[1,861] [1,862]. [1,863],[1,864],[1,865], [1,866],[1,867],[1,868],[1,869]
  • Johnathan Goodwin - co-founder of SAE Energy; [1,870]; [1,871]
  • Stephen M. Key - award-winning inventor and patent holder of the SpinLabel Rotating Label Technology.[1,872] Licensed over 30 products in the past 30 years. Co-Founder of inventRight - Helping people bring ideas to market for over 10 years. Author of the One Simple Idea book series. [1,873];[1,874]
  • Jan Vinzenz Krause - German businessman; director, Institute for Condom Consultancy; invented a spray-on condom; [1,875];[1,876]
  • William R. Pape - Co-Founder of Verifone, EVP and Co-Founder of TraceGains, Inc. Holder of multiple patents, professor, rancher, author, blogger, co-designer of the first commercial spell checker system for computers. [1,877]
  • Frank J. Richtig Blacksmith; regarded for much of the 20th century as among the greatest custom knifemakers in the United States.[81] Perhaps best known today for inventing a steel heat-treatment process that achieved exceptional results but was lost when he died; some of today's leading knife makers are still working to recreate it.[82]
  • David Rodgers: If, as asserted at [1,878] he "is credited with revolutionizing the shipbuilding industry" when he worked at Skinner & Eddy then clearly he deserves an article. Currently just mentioned in passing in the Skinner & Eddy article. Here's a finding aid to a collection about him. Also, a pretty solid essay on HistoryLink. We have a Commons category about him.
  • Stephen L. Rush - inventor of organic hydrolysis and combination ethanol / bio-diesel plant [1,879], "Systems and Processes for Cellulosic Ethanol Production" application Ser. No. 12/014,090, filed January 14, 2008; [1,880]
  • David Schurig - EE professor, inventing invisibility cloak; [1,881]
  • Nachiket Deval - Indian entrepreneur, designer, and mechanical engineer. He is the founder of Coeo Labs, an award-winning health care startup based out of Bangalore, India. He is the inventor of VAPCare, intelligent secretion management and oral hygiene system that reduces the risk of ventilator-associated infections for patients in critical care and 'Saans, a low-cost, portable breathing support device for babies with respiratory problems; His invention has received the Commonwealth Secretary-General's Innovation for Sustainable Development Award in London in 2019.

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  • Charlie Sobcov - Ottawa student who invented window decals transparent to humans, but not to birds; [1,894], but his "invention" had been on sale for more than a year
  • Allan Thieme - Inventor of the Amigo in 1968, the world's first power operated vehicle, more commonly known as a mobility scooter. Thieme's company Amigo Mobility is still operating in Michigan. In 1977, the Social Security Administration added power operated vehicles (Amigos) to coverage under Medicare [1,895]. In 1982, Amigo Mobility was #212 on Inc.'s Fastest Growing Companies list [1,896] and Allan Thieme was named the US Small Businessman of the Year. In 2012, Allan Thieme of Amigo Mobility was named the Michigan Manufacturer of the Year [1,897].


See also the list of requests for Documentary Filmmakers.



Detectives and policeEdit



LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) figuresEdit



Medical peopleEdit

Military figuresEdit

American Medal of Honor recipientsEdit

Natural scientists, otherEdit

Ornithologists (birds)Edit


  • Muhammad Shakeel Auj - A Karachi University Prof, [2,276], Dr Muhammad Shakeel Auj: Islamic scholar murdered in Pakistan due to his liberal views, Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent leader says attacks on 'blasphemers' ordered by ZawahiriObaid Raza (talk) 19:31, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Philip Cole - Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of the West of England, Bristol and a Visiting Professor of Applied Philosophy with Social Ethics Research Group at University of South Wales. Author of The Myth of Evil. Now redirects to Philip Cole, a professor and the director of the Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences at Johns Hopkins University Medical School [2,277] [2,278] [2,279]
  • Jacob Michael Held - philosopher, University of Central Arkansas; see [2,280]; editor Dr. Suess and Philosophy, with James B. South, James Bond and Philosophy, and numerous articles and essays on pop culture, political and legal theory, and the history of philosophy; [2,281]
  • Olga Loužilová - Author, philosopher and teacher at Charles University in Prague; born 22/07/ 1929 Prague, died 01/09/2018 Holice. Wrote Masaryk's philosophy of man (Acta Universitatis Carolinae, XVII, 1967), Masarykův problém moderního člověka (Masaryk's problem of modern man, Acta Universitatis Carolinae, ISSN 0567-8307, 1970 - prints destroyed by communist party, then published again after Velvet Revolution in 1990), A brief overview of the history of Czech philosophical thinking from the mid-14th century to the beginning of the 20th century (1985). Journal articles: Problém osobnosti v Masarykově filosofii člověka (FČ 1968), Masarykův problém sebevraždy (AUC 1968), Hegelovské motivy v české a ruské filosofii 40. let 19. století (AUC 1979), K charakteru české filosofie po půldruhém století (FČ 1991). See [2,282], [2,283]; [2,284]. Requested article - request made 03/09/2018
  • Adrian Mróz - Polish-American musician, renowned guitarist of the Polish punk rock band Babayaga Ojo during 2006-2011; saxophonist and guitarist for the Krakow based band SMOGGG; graduate of the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań and Adam Mickiewicz University; philosopher at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, and vice-chair of TEFT (Towarzystwo Etyki i Filozofii Techniki), the Polish Society of Ethics and the Philosophy of Technology; editor of the Polish Journal of Aesthetics, born 18/05/1988 in Baltimore, Maryland in the United States. Discography includes "Siła" (2007), "Singiel II" (2008), and "Décompositions. Variations Sans Thème. Lo Fi Série, Vol 1." (2019). See [2,285], [2,286], [2,287], [2,288], [2,289]
  • Jerome M. Segal - Senior research scholar at the University of Maryland Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy; author of Agency and Alienation: A Theory of Human Presence (1991) and Creating the Palestinian State: A Strategy for Peace (1989), and coauthor of Negotiating Jerusalem (2000); President and founder of The Jewish Peace Lobby. To the Editors, What We Work for Now
  • Gerard Vilar (Born September 1954) Critical Theory, Aesthetics, and philosophy of art professor and researcher. published many books and articles in philosophy. Now president of the Spanish Society of Aesthetics and Art Theory. Pioneer in gustatory aesthetics and Artistic Research.(Gerard Vilar)


Political figuresEdit



Religious figuresEdit


Atheistic SatanismEdit


  • Absalom Backus Earle (1812–1895) - American Baptist preacher and author; seven books including Bringing in the Sheaves and Abiding Peace; [2,351]



Eastern OrthodoxEdit

Metropolitan Nathanael of Chicago (Hierarch of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago) [2,361] [2,362]




New-age spiritualityEdit

Non-denominational ChristianEdit


Pentecostal and charismaticEdit

Presbyterian, Reformed and CalvinismEdit


  • Adrian Bulley - United Reformed Church minister and Synod Clerk for the United Reformed Church synod of Wales, previously Moderator for the United Reformed Church synod of Wessex; outspoken supported of LGBT inclusion in the Church and supporter of asylum justice in the UK [2,379] [2,380] [2,381] [2,382]
  • Matthew Flannagan - New Zealander Christian, apologist and philosopher [2,383]
  • William E. Gilroy, D.D. (Editor of The Congregationalist, Boston MA. Gilroy's articles were published nationally in newspapers for apparently decades. I have seen a brilliantly written article from Gilroy on page 4 the 16 November 1929 edition of The Clarksburg Exponent, Clarksburg West Virginia. The article urged new attitudes of kindness and love toward all racial groups. This article is as relevant today as it was in 1929. According to The American Missionary Volume 76, 1922, Gilroy took a tour of the South to get acquainted with the works of the A.M.A. and came back a profound believer in its value. Gilroy's articles were obviously still being published in the late 1950s as seen in the links below.)1 2 3 4
  • Enos Hitchcock - quoted in an Economist article as having said "The free access which many young people have to romances, novels and plays has poisoned the mind and corrupted the morals of many a promising youth."; may be the Enos Hitchcock (1745–1803) who was a well-known minister (not sure of denomination) during the American Revolution mentioned here
  • B. J. Oropeza, B.J. Oropeza, Ph.D., is professor of biblical and religious studies and an author whose many works include Exploring Second Corinthians (SBL Press, 2016), Exploring Intertextuality (Cascade Books, 2016), articles in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Biblical Interpretation and The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Theology, and studies and translations in the Common English Bible and the Wesley Study Bible. He is the founder of the Intertextuality in the New Testament Section of the Society of Biblical Literature and on the editorial board of the Rhetoric of Religious Antiquity series (SBL Press), which specializes in the sociorhetorical approach to biblical interpretation. Oropeza’s specialties include Intertextual studies, sociorhetorical analytics, Pauline studies, apostasy, and superheroes. Professor, Department of Biblical and Religious Studies quoted for instance in: Apostasy in Christianity, Arminianism, Conditional preservation of the saints.
  • Robert E. Picirilli, is the former Academic Dean of the Graduate School at Free Will Baptist Bible College in Nashville. He began teaching in 1955. He is a member of the Research Commission of the American Association of Bible Colleges and served twice as chairman of the southeastern section of the Evangelical Theological Society. Dr. Picirilli is the author of a number of books including Paul The Apostle, The Book of Romans, and Time and Order in the Circumstantial Participles of Mark and Luke. Dr. Picirilli and his wife, Clara, have five daughters, all married. Robert E. Picirilli he is quoted for instance in:Arminianism, Conditional preservation of the saints, Prevenient grace, Unlimited atonement.
  • William Schnoebelen - American fundamentalist Christian author focussing on Satanism, Wicca, Mormonism, Freemasonry, Vampirism, anti-Catholicism, UFOs and spiritual warfare. Some books published by Chick Publications. [2,384] [2,385]

Unitarian UniversalistEdit

Wicca and witchesEdit


Sports figuresEdit