Biofiles: American and World Biography
Welcome to Biofiles, one of the most popular features on the History Guy website. This section features biographical files on individuals who impact American and World politics, culture, business, education and other arenas of life in the United States.
Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi (d. 2004) was a Zaidi Shiite religious leader in Yemen. al-Houthi began the Shiite rebellion in northern Yemen known as the Sa’dah conflict, which began in 2004.
Julian Assange–Controversial founder of WikiLeaks
The Beatles–The Fab Four from Liverpool took America by storm in the 1960s. Their new video game, Beatles Rock Band will likely take America by storm again in 2009.
William Blum–-Political writer critical of American foreign policy and of the Bush Administration. Author of the controversial book “Rogue State.”
Susan Boyle–Scottish singing sensation whose vocal performance on “Britain’s Got Talent” amazed the audience and quickly gained fame as word spread across the internet.
L. Paul Bremer–President Bush’s Envoy to Iraq as head of the Provisional Coalition Authority in 2003 and 2004.
President George H.W. Bush–The 41st President of the United States and the father of President George W. Bush and former Florida governor Jeb Bush.
Anna Chapman–Red-headed Russian spy and Maxim model whose capture and career captivated the world.
Hillary Rodham Clinton–-Formerly a Senator representing New York State, and a former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton is a former First Lady and was a candidate for President in the 2008 election.
Johnny Cochran–Legal icon and attorney for such luminaries as O.J. Simpson, Michael Jackson and other controversial figures.
George Armstrong Custer–American Army General, veteran of the Civil War. Best known for his “Last Stand,” the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
Tom DeLay–House Majority Leader and conservative Republican. Currently under indictment in Texas and, for now, the former Majority Leader.
Arthur Duncan–American tap dancer who gained fame as a regular performer on the Lawrence Welk Show.
Clancy Eccles–Jamaican reggae and ska artist who was politically active in support of socialist Prime Minister Michael Manley.
William Roscoe Estep –An American Baptist historian and professor known as an expert on the Anabaptist Movement.
John Francis “Honey Fitz” Fitzgerald– Mayor of Boston, and Grandfather of President Kennedy and Senators Robert and Ted Kennedy, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, and Great-Grandfather of California First Lady Maria Shriver, former Maryland Lt. Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, and Congressman Patrick Kennedy.
Sister Teresa Forcades–Controvsial Catholic nun who claims the Swine Flu vaccine is dangerous.
President Gerald R. Ford–The 38th President of the United States.
David Geffen–-Hollywood music and movie producer and well known policial fundraiser for Democratic candidates.
The Reverend Billy Graham–Religious cultural icon and spiritual advisor to every American president since Dwight Eisenhower.
Rudolph “Rudy” Giuliani–-American politician currently for the Republican nomination for the office of President of the United States. He is best known as the Mayor of New York City during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Dennis J. Kucinich–American politician running for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination. Formerly known as the “Boy Mayor of Cleveland,” Kucinich is now the Congressional Representative for Ohio’s 10th District.
General Robert E. Lee— Army general for the South in the American Civil War.
Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy–U.S. Senator and late patriarch of the Kennedy Family.
General Stanley McChrystal–Commanding General of allied forces in Afghanistan from May, 2009.
Timothy McVeigh–Domestic American terrorist responsible for the Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995.
Thomas Nast-American political cartoonist.
John Negroponte–American diplomat nominated to serve as the first Director of National Intelligence; a position created to help fight the War on Terror.
Willie Nelson–Country singer and pop culture icon.
Barack Obama–An American politician currently representing the state of Illinois in the United States Senate. he is running for the Democratic nomination for President in the 2008 election.
General George Patton–Famed American army general of World War Two.
Billy Preston–Grammy-winning keyboardist known as the “Fifth Beatle,” and as an unofficial member of the Rolling Stones.
Dave Reichert–Republican Congressman from Washington State’s 8th District.
The Rolling Stones–Famous British rock band known as “The World’s Greatest Rock ‘n Roll Band.”
Saddam Hussein–Biofile on the late Iraqi dictator
Julius Schwartz–Comic book editor whose career greatly influenced the comics industry.
Ariel Sharon-Israeli military leader and Prime Minister.
Casey Sheehan–U.S. Army soldier who died in the Iraq War. His death caused his mother, Cindy Sheehan, to launch an anti-war demonstration which gained nation-wide attention.
Cindy Sheehan–The mother of Casey Sheehan. Her son’s death led her to begin an anti-war demonstration outside of President Bush’s ranch in the summer of 2005.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver–Co-founder of the Special Olympics, and a leading force behind the creation of the federal agency devoted to researching disabilities in children, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. She is also the mother of Maria Shriver.
Maria Shriver–Former award-winning television journalist, best-selling author, current First Lady of California, niece to President John F. Kennedy, and daughter of Vice-Presidential candidate Sargent Shriver.
Sargent Shriver—Co-Founder of America First, 1st Director of the Peace Corps, and key figure in the creation and organization of the Special Olympics, Father of Maria Shriver, and Brother-in-Law to President Kennedy and Senators Robert and Ted Kennedy.
Britney Spears– Pop music icon, singer, actress, and star.
Andrew Joseph “Joe” Stack III(1956-2010)– Domestic terrorsit suicide/homicide pilot who crashed his plane into an office of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on Feb. 18, 2010.
Ian “Stu” Stewart–Rolling Stones founding member, pianist and road manager, who is considered “The Sixth Stone.”
William Howard Taft-President of the United States and later Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Tom TSquared Taylor–American Video Game Pro
Tiger Woods--Golf champion
Biographical Categories :
Presidents of the United States–-A listing of American Presidents, with links to biographical information.
American Domestic Terrorists and Assassins–-A listing of individuals and groups from the United States, who committed acts of terrorism against the American people.
Lawyers, Attorneys, and Judges –A listing of individuals from the legal profession in the United States.
Chief Justices of the United States Supreme Court–From John Jay in 1789 to John Roberts, Jr. in 2005 and beyond.
Kennedy Family Political Dynasty–The famous family of American politicians.
Speakers of the House of Representatives–A list of the House Speakers from Frederick A.C. Muhlenberg in 1789 to the Present.