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Famous New Yorkers


Famous New Yorkers XVII:

Listed in alphabetical order, the following individuals are profiled in the 2018-2019 series: Dick Clark - American radio and television personality; Elizabeth Frazier - First African-American public school teacher in NYC; Orville Gibson - Stringed instrument craftsman; Bret Harte - Author and poet, known for depictions of the early American west; John B. Jervis - Early civil engineer, most notably worked on the Erie Canal; David McConnell - Founder of the Avon Products, Inc.; Mary Tyler Moore - Actress and producer; Stephen Myers - Abolitionist and Albany area leader of the Underground Railroad; Phil Rizzuto - Professional baseball player and announcer; Emily Warren Roebling - Helped coordinate completion of the Brooklyn Bridge; Dorothy Schiff - Owner and publisher of the New York Post; Pete Seeger - Folk singer and activist and Francis Striker - Writer and creater of The Lone Ranger and Green Hornet.

Click here to access the Famous New Yorkers XVII Teachers' Guide and Student Graphic Organizers.

Click here to access a SoundCloud site with audio podcasts of each of the above profiles.

Click here to download the order form. The cost is only $65 for the complete series, graphic organizers/teaching guide and set of 13 audio pod casts of each profile.

The posted samples below will give you some idea what these materials have to offer. Please contact Mary Miller at NYNPA if any of these series are of interest to you.

John Clum Feature (downloadable PDF file)

John Clum Audio Pod Cast (MP3 file)


Previous Editions of Famous New Yorkers:

Famous New Yorkers I: Alice Austen, Lucille Ball, Francis Bellamy, Danny Biasone, George Eastman, Wilson Greatbatch, Grandma Moses, Robert Moses, Kate Mullany, Hal Roach, Carl Sagan, William Seward and Sojourner Truth.

Famous New Yorkers II: Antoinette Brown Blackwell, John Brown, Willis Carrier, Frederic Church, Julia Etta Crane, Grace Murray Hopper, Robert H. Jackson, Henry Johnson, Eli Parker, Jedidiah Smith, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Mary B. Talbert and Walt Whitman.

Famous New Yorkers III: Amelia Jenks Bloomer, DeWitt Clinton, Glenn H. Curtiss, Jane Delano, William J. Donovan, Belva Ann Lockwood, Solomon Northup, Tito Puente, George Pullman, Frederic Remington, Philip John Schuyler, Mary Edwards Walker, and Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney.

Famous New Yorkers IV: Susan B. Anthony, Margaret Bourke-White, James Cagney, Cab Calloway, Cornplanter, Chauncey Depew, Gertrude Ederle, Washington Irving, Rev. Jermaine Wesley Loguen, Joan Whitney Payson, Margaret Evans Price, Rod Serling and Frank Winfield Woolworth.

Famous New Yorkers V: Louise Blanchard Bethune, Maria Callas, Theodore Case, Shirley Chisholm, Ezra Cornell, William Fargo, Marietta Holley, John W. Jones, Rosalie Jones, Alfred E. Smith, Seneca Ray Stoddard, Nicholas Stoner and Martin Van Buren.

Famous New Yorkers VI: Cassius Marcellus Coolidge, Rodney Dangerfield, Ella Fitzgerald, William Floyd, Benjamin Franklin Goodrich, Walter Hagen, Anna Caroline Maxwell, Jack Shea, Susan McKinney Steward, Edith Wharton, E.B. White, Helen Munson Williams, and John Peter Zenger.

Famous New Yorkers VII: Fanny Brice, Melville Dewey, Frederick Douglass, Elmer Ellsworth, Sarah Loguen Fraser, Katharine Graham, Leroy Grumman, Alex Haley, Alexander Hamilton, Johnny Hart, Robert R. Livingston, Bruce McKinley Shanks, and Philip Van Cortlandt.

Famous New Yorkers VIII: Thomas Elkins, Ray Evans, Frank Gannett, Lou Gehrig, Julia Ward Howe, Bob Keeshan, Beth Levine, Abraham Maslow, Roger Tory Peterson, John D. Rockefeller, Tim Russert, Mitchell Sabattis, and Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Famous New Yorkers IX: George Francis Abbott, Anne Bancroft, Mathew Brady, Lucille Clifton, Agnes de Mille, William West Durant, Jackie Gleason, John Jay, Isaac Merritt Singer, Elbridge G. Spaulding, Kateri Tekakwitha, Jimmy Van Heusen and Fats Waller.

Famous New Yorkers X: Roscoe Conkling, Millard Fillmore, Kate Gleason, Jupiter Hammon, Lena Horne, Charlotte Pruyn Hyde, Michael "King" Kelly, Madeleine L'Engle, The Statue of Liberty, Julius Sterling Morton, Elmer A. Sperry, William Steig and Harriet Tubman.

Famous New Yorkers XI: James Baldwin, George Crum, Ernie Davis, Bob Denver, Matilda Joslyn Gage, Sybil Ludington, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Milton Rogovin, J. D. Salinger, Blanche Stuart Scott, Edward Livingston Trudeau, William Van Alen and Almanzo James Wilder.

Famous New Yorkers XII: Harold Arlen, Edwin Binney, John Burroughs,Geraldine Ferraro, The Three Stooges - Morris, Samuel and Jerome Horwitz, Clarence "Fats" Jenkins, Mary Edmonia Lewis, Isabel Sanford, Gerrit Smith, Annie Edson Taylor, Edward B. Vreeland, William Almon Wheeler, and Walter Winchell.

Famous New Yorkers XIII: Eugenie Besserer, Bessie Buchanan, John Clum, Gertrude Belle Elion, Annette Funicello, Seth Green, Edward Henry Harriman,George “Gabby” Hayes, Othniel Charles Marsh, Andrew Rooney, James McCune Smith,Gore Vidal, and Glenn Scobey “Pop” Warner.

Famous New Yorkers XIV: Ira Frederick Aldridge, Francis Church, Sara Jane Clark, Marie Maynard Daly, Ann B. Davis, John McGraw, Ogden Nash, John Edward Nobel, Arthur C. Parker, Joan Rivers, Jonas Salk, Dorothy Thompson and Louis Zamparini.

Famous New Yorkers XV:Joseph Barbera, Lina Beecher, Jane Bolin, Elizabeth Jennings Graham, Richie Havens, Herman Hollerith, Edward Hopper, Robert Lansing, Vince Lombardi, Albert Myer, Henry Jarvis Raymond, Julia Gardiner Tyler and Thomas J. Watson, Sr.

Famous New Yorkers XVI: Jehudi Ashmun, Walter Rollin Brooks, Sammy Davis Jr, Marian de Forest, Abner Doubleday, John "Bud" Fowler, Jerome "Brud" Holland, Jonathan Larson, Emma Lazarus, Ross Gilmore Marvin, Nancy Davis Reagan, Clarence Stein and Benjamin Franklin Tracy.

Click here for a complete alphabetical list of Famous New Yorker profiles.

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