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Arthur Tappan

borndied
1786, May 221865, Jul 23
an American abolitionist. He was the brother of Senator Benjamin Tappan, and abolitionist Lewis Tappan and nephew of Harvard Theologian Rev. Dr. David Tappan. In 1826, Arthur and his brother Lewis moved to New York City, a center of business and retail trade...
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Lewis Tappan

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17881873
a New York abolitionist who worked to achieve the freedom of the illegally enslaved Africans of the Amistad. Contacted by Connecticut abolitionists soon after the Amistad arrived in port, Tappan focused extensively on the captive Africans. He ensured the acquisition of high-quality lawyers for the captives, which led to their being set free after the case we...
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Pascal Taskin

aka: Pascal-Joseph
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1723, Jul 271793, Feb 9
a Belgium-born French harpsichord and piano maker. Taskin inherited Blanchet's title of facteur des clavessins du Roi, and became keeper of the King’s instruments when Christophe Chiquelier retired in 1774. He set up a workshop in Versailles with his nephew Pascal Joseph Taskin II (1750–1829) in 1777 in order to carry out the latter role; his other nephe...
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George Taylor

bornactivedied
1716 ca1736-17811781, Feb 23
a Colonial ironmaster and a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Pennsylvania. In 1776, the Continental Congress voted for independence on July 2 and adopted the Declaration of Independence two days later, July 4. Before the vote for independence, five of Pennsylvania’s delegates, all loyalists, were forced to resi...
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Charles Lewis Tiffany

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1812, Feb 151902, Feb 18
a nineteenth century leader in the American jewelry trade and founded New York City's Tiffany & Co. in 1837. Known for his jewelry expertise, Tiffany created the country's first retail catalog and introduced the English standard of sterling silver in 1851. One of the great achievements in his life was when he teamed up with Thomas Edison. Together they creat...
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Thomas Tompion

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16391713
an English clockmaker, watchmaker and mechanician who is still regarded to this day as the "Father of English Clockmaking". Tompion's work includes some of the most historic and important clocks and watches in the world, and can command very high prices whenever outstanding examples appear at auction. A plaque commemorates the house he shared on Fleet Street...
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Richard Tottel

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unknown1540-1580s1594
an English publisher and influential member of the legal community. He ran his business from a shop located at Temple Bar on Fleet Street in London. The majority of his printing was centered on legal documents, but he is most known for a collection he edited and published in 1557 called Songes and Sonnettes. Tottel’s career leapt forward when he was...
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Jonathan Trumbull

aka: Trumble
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1710, Oct 121731-17841785, Aug 17
one of the few Americans who served as governor in both a pre-Revolutionary colony and a post-Revolutionary state. He was the only colonial governor at the start of the Revolution to take up the rebel cause. Trumbull was a friend and advisor of General George W...
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