British immigrants to the United States

Posted Oct 27, 2009
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  1. Graham Nash

    Graham Nash


    Graham William Nash, OBE (born 2 February 1942) is a British singer-songwriter known for his light tenor voice and for his songwriting contributions with the British pop group The Hollies, and with the folk-rock super group Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. A dual citizen of the United Kingdom and United States, Nash became an American citizen on 14 August 1978.

  2. Gareth Wigan

    Gareth Wigan


    Gareth Wigan (December 2, 1931 – February 13, 2010) was a British agent, producer and studio executive known for working on such films as George Lucas's Star Wars. His early recognition of the power of the global entertainment market allowed his employer, Sony Pictures Entertainment, to take advantage of films such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

  3. Shihab Rattansi

    Shihab Rattansi


    Shihab Rattansi works for Al Jazeera English as a lead news anchor in their Washington, DC Broadcast Center. He regularly anchors the Al Jazeera Newshour on weekdays with Ghida Fakhry.

  4. Thomas Paine

    Thomas Paine


    Thomas Paine (16321715) was a colonial American privateer who, during the late 17th century, raided several Spanish settlements, including his raid with Jan Willems who together looted Rio de la Hacha in 1680 as well as driving the French out of Block Island. Although a subject of Great Britain, he was associated with many prominent Dutch privateers of the day including Jan Corneliszoon.

  5. Ian Mitchell (musician)

    Ian Mitchell (musician)


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  6. George Q. Cannon

    George Q. Cannon


    George Quayle Cannon (January 11, 1827 – April 12, 1901) was an early member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), and served in the First Presidency under four successive presidents of the church: Brigham Young, John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff, and Lorenzo Snow. He was the church's chief political strategist, and was dubbed "the Mormon premier" and "the Mormon Richelieu" by the press. He was also a five-time Territorial Delegate from Utah.

  7. Robert Morris (financier)

    Robert Morris (financier)


    Robert Morris, Jr. (/ˈmɒrɨs/) (January 20, 1734 – May 8, 1806), a Founding Father of the United States, was a Liverpool-born American merchant who financed the American Revolution and signed the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution. He was elected to the Pennsylvania Assembly, became the Chairman of the Pennsylvania Committee of Safety, and was chosen as a delegate to the Second Continental Congress, where he served as chairman of the "Secret Committee of Trade" and as a member of the Committee of Correspondence.

  8. Sarvadaman Chowla

    Sarvadaman Chowla


    Sarvadaman D. S. Chowla (22 October 1907 – 10 December 1995) was a British-born Indian American mathematician, specializing in number theory.

  9. Judah P. Benjamin

    Judah P. Benjamin


    Judah Philip Benjamin, QC (August 11, 1811 – May 6, 1884) was a lawyer and politician who was a United States Senator from Louisiana, a Cabinet officer of the Confederate States and, after his escape to the United Kingdom at the end of the American Civil War, an English barrister. Benjamin was the first Jew to be elected to the United States Senate who had not renounced the religion, and the first of that faith to hold a Cabinet position in North America.

  10. Edward Dickinson Baker

    Edward Dickinson Baker


    Edward Dickinson Baker (February 24, 1811 – October 21, 1861) was an English-born American politician, lawyer, and military leader. In his political career, Baker served in the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois and later as a U.S. Senator from Oregon. A long-time close friend of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, Baker served as U.S. Army colonel during both the Mexican-American War and the American Civil War. Baker was killed in the Battle of Ball's Bluff while leading a Union Army regiment, becoming the only sitting senator to be killed in the Civil War.

  11. Gregory Bateson

    Gregory Bateson


    Gregory Bateson (9 May 1904 – 4 July 1980) was an English anthropologist, social scientist, linguist, visual anthropologist, semiotician, and cyberneticist whose work intersected that of many other fields. In the 1940s he helped extend systems theory and cybernetics to the social and behavioral sciences. He spent the last decade of his life developing a "meta-science" of epistemology to bring together the various early forms of systems theory developing in different fields of science. His writings include Steps to an Ecology of Mind (1972) and Mind and Nature (1979). Angels Fear (published posthumously in 1987) was co-authored by his daughter Mary Catherine Bateson.

  12. Colin Bucksey

    Colin Bucksey


    Colin Bucksey (born 1946 in Camberwell, London, England) is a British-born American film and television director.

  13. Ervand Abrahamian

    Ervand Abrahamian


    Ervand Abrahamian (Armenian: Երուանդ Աբրահամեան; Persian: یرواند آبراهامیان‎‎; born 1940) Ervand Abrahamian is a historian of Middle Eastern and particularly Iranian history.

  14. Alexander Treadwell

    Alexander Treadwell


    Alexander F. "Sandy" Treadwell (born March 25, 1946 in London, England, UK) is an American politician who was a longtime Republican Party political leader in New York. He was New York's National Committeeman on the Republican National Committee. In 2008, he was defeated in the race to represent New York's 20th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. Subsequently he moved to California.

  15. Clive Granger

    Clive Granger


    Sir Clive William John Granger (/ˈɡrnər/; 4 September 1934 – 27 May 2009) was a British economist, who taught in Britain at the University of Nottingham and in the United States at the University of California, San Diego. In 2003, Granger was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, in recognition that he and his co-winner, Robert F. Engle, had made contributions to the analysis of time series data that had changed fundamentally the way in which economists analyse financial and macroeconomic data.

  16. Sylvia Sleigh

    Sylvia Sleigh


    Sylvia Sleigh (Llandudno, Gwynedd, Wales, 8 May 1916—24 October 2010, New York, NY) was a Welsh-born naturalised American realist painter.

  17. Ingrid Newkirk

    Ingrid Newkirk


    Ingrid Newkirk (born June 11, 1949) is an English-born British-American animal rights activist and the president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the world's largest animal rights organization. She is the author of several books, including Making Kind Choices (2005) and The PETA Practical Guide to Animal Rights: Simple Acts of Kindness to Help Animals in Trouble (2009).

  18. Clive Barnes

    Clive Barnes


    Clive Alexander Barnes CBE (13 May 1927 – 19 November 2008) was an English writer and critic. From 1965 to 1977 he was the dance and theater critic for the New York Times, the most powerful position he had held, since its theater critics' reviews historically have had great influence on the success or failure of Broadway productions.

  19. Sean McManus

    Sean McManus


    Father Seán Gabriel McManus (born 1944, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland) is an American-based Irish nationalist activist and Roman Catholic priest.

  20. John Nicks

    John Nicks


    John Allen Wisden Nicks (born April 22, 1929) is a British figure skating coach and former pair skater. With his sister and pairs partner, Jennifer Nicks, he is the 1953 World champion. As a coach, his skating pupils have included Peggy Fleming, pairs team Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner, Kristi Yamaguchi, and Sasha Cohen.

  21. William Lorimer (politician)

    William Lorimer (politician)


    William Lorimer (April 27, 1861 – September 13, 1934) was a U.S. Representative from the State of Illinois. He subsequently served in the United States Senate and was known as the "Blond Boss" in Chicago. In 1912, however, the Senate held Lorimer's election invalid due to the use of corrupt methods and practices including vote-buying.

  22. D. W. Davis

    D. W. Davis


    David William Davis (April 23, 1873 – August 5, 1959) was the 12th Governor of Idaho, serving from 1919 to 1923. He later served briefly as Commissioner of the U. S. Bureau of Reclamation. From that, he became a Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Department of Interior.

  23. Zvi Kolitz

    Zvi Kolitz


    Zvi Kolitz (Hebrew: צבי קוליץ‎; December 14, 1912 – September 29, 2002) was a Lithuanian-born Jewish film and theatrical producer and a writer whose short story Yosl Rakover Talks to God became a classic of Holocaust literature.

  24. Frederick Hurten Rhead

    Frederick Hurten Rhead


    Frederick Hurten Rhead (1880–1942) was a ceramacist and a major figure in the Arts and Crafts movement. A native of England, worked as a potter in the United States for most of his career. In addition to teaching pottery techniques, Rhead was highly influential in both studio and commercial pottery. He worked for the Roseville Pottery, established his own Rhead Pottery (1913–1917), and in 1935 designed the highly successful Fiesta ware for Homer Laughlin China Company. Today, his work is displayed in major art museums.

  25. George Sutherland

    George Sutherland


    Alexander George Sutherland (March 25, 1862 – July 18, 1942) was an English-born U.S. jurist and political figure. One of four appointments to the Supreme Court by President Warren G. Harding, he served as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court between 1922 and 1938.

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