This is the grave of Charles Evans Hughes. Born in 1862 in Glens Falls, New York, Hughes enrolled at what is today Colgate University at the age of 14, transferred to Brown, and graduated at the age o
This is the grave of Ed Muskie. Born in 1914 to a Polish immigrant father originally named Stephen Marciszewski before he changed his name when he immigrated in 1903, Muskie grew up in a working-class
This is the grave of Millard Fillmore. Please, try not to get too excited by this post. I recognize what hero worship looks like and I know the average LGM reader loves Millard Fillmore for obvious re
This is the grave of Miles Davis. For my money, Miles Davis is the greatest jazz musician of all time. This is hardly a novel assertion. I say this not because of his skill as a trumpter or because of
This is the grave of Sa-go-ye-wa-tha, or as he was known among whites, Red Jacket. Born in approximately 1750, the future Seneca leader lived in a world of massive and terrible change for his people.
This is the grave of Louis Armstrong. One of the greatest and most important musicians of all time, Armstrong was born in 1901 to a poor family in New Orleans. Like many poor kids, he grew up in a bro
This is the grave of William Gibbs McAdoo. Born in 1861 in Marietta, Georgia, McAdoo’s family moved to Knoxville, Tennessee in 1877 when his dad became a professor at the University of Tennsseee
This is the grave of Charles Sumner. Born in Boston in 1811, Sumner’s family were strong abolitionists and of course their son picked this up with passion. He graduated from Harvard in 1830 and