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Sir George Paget 1892-1975; Eng. physicist
James 1700-48; Scot. poet
James (pseud. B.V.; i.e., Bysshe Vanolis) 1834-82; Scot. poet
Sir J(ohn) Arthur 1861-1933; Scot. naturalist & writer
Sir Joseph John 1856-1940; Eng. physicist: father of Sir George
Virgil 1896-1989; U.S. composer
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, Elihu 1853-1937.
British-born American electrical engineer and inventor who with Thomas Edison formed the General Electric Company (1892). His inventions include the street arc lamp.
, James 1700-1748.
Scottish-born British poet whose works, most notably The Seasons (1726-1730) and The Castle of Indolence (1748), presaged romanticism.
, Sir Joseph John 1856-1940.
British physicist. He won a 1906 Nobel Prize for investigating the electrical conductivity of gases.
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, Virgil Garnett 1896-1989.
American composer and music critic. His works include the opera Four Saints in Three Acts (1927), with a libretto by Gertrude Stein.