A. James Clark’s life and career are the embodiment of the American Dream. Clark spent his life building an empire in the construction industry, the road to success paved by his hard work and steadfast commitment to honesty, integrity, and good citizenship. In 1994, the University of Maryland’s School of Engineering became known as the A. James Clark School of Engineering.
Abraham Johannes Muste was born in the Netherlands in 1885 and came to America at age six years. Grew up in Michigan. Ordained a minister in the Dutch Reformed Church in 1909. Graduated from Union Theological Seminary in 1913. A pacifist, he opposed U.S. entry into both world wars. Director of Brookwood Labor College in Massachusetts during the 1920s. Later executive director of the F.O.R. (Fellowship of Reconciliation). Had a long history of activism and leadership in progressive Christian and labor causes, civil rights, and war resistance. A strong proponent of nonviolent direct action. Died in 1967.
A.J. McLean was born on January 9, 1978 in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA as Alexander James McLean. He is an actor, known for Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001), This Is the End (2013) and Hi Honey, I’m Home (1991). He has been married to Rochelle Karidis since December 17, 2011.
A. J. Liebling was a prominent American journalist known for his long-term association with ‘The New Yorker’. Counted amongst the most creative journalists of his age, he is remembered for his many quotes and aphorisms, such as “Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one”; “People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news”; and “I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better.”
A.J. Jacobs is the editor of What It Feels Like and the author of The Two Kings: Jesus and Elvis and America Off-Line. He is the senior editor of Esquire and has written for The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Glamour, New York magazine, New York Observer, and other publications.
A.J. Langer was born in Columbus, Ohio. At age 5, her family moved to the San Fernando Valley, just outside of Los Angeles. She first began using her initials to join an all-boys baseball team, and the nickname stuck. She was introduced to Ernie Lively, who became her acting coach. After roles on television shows, including Drexell’s Class (1991) (which starred a then-unknown Brittany Murphy), Coach (1989), and The Wonder Years (1988), she gained international fame on the series My So-Called Life (1994) as Rayanne Graff. Though a critical hit, the series was canceled after only 19 episodes, and Langer moved on to several more short-run series. After marrying Charles Courtenay, a practicing attorney and British Lord, Langer took several years off to raise two children. In 2011, she returned to television by joining the cast of the hit series Private Practice (2007). Continue reading “A. J. Langer Quotes”
Arthur Edward Waite was a scholarly mystic who wrote extensively on occult and esoteric matters, and was the co-creator of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck. As his biographer, R.A. Gilbert described him, “Waite’s name has survived because he was the first to attempt a systematic study of the history of western occultism←viewed as a spiritual tradition rather than as aspects of proto-science or as the pathology of religion.
Andrea Joy Cook is a Canadian actress best known for her role as Supervisory Special Agent Jennifer “JJ” Jareau on the CBS crime drama Criminal Minds. She has also appeared in films such as The Virgin Suicides (1999), Out Cold (2001), and Final Destination 2 (2003).
Alfred Elton van Vogt was a Canadian-born science fiction author regarded by some as one of the most popular and complex science fiction writers of the mid-twentieth century—the “Golden Age” of the genre.
van Vogt was born to Russian Mennonite family. Until he was four years old, van Vogt and his family spoke only a dialect of Low German in the home.
Alfred Charles Bowen Jr., known professionally as A. J. Bowen, is an American actor and producer. He starred in The Signal (2007) and A Horrible Way To Die (2010).
Bowen was born in Marietta, Georgia, and attended the University of Georgia along with Jacob Gentry and David Bruckner. He was initially a musician.