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  Benjamin C. Thompson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thompson was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, graduated from Yale University in 1941, and then spent four years in the United States Navy, fighting in World War II.
Thompson began his career as an architect in 1946 when he convinced Walter Gropius to form The Architects' Collaborative with himself and four Yale classmates.
Thompson was married to the urban planner Jane Thompson, with whom he collaborated on many of his major projects.
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 Benjamin Thompson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford (in German: Reichsgraf von Rumford), (26 March 1753 - 21 August 1814), was an Anglo-American physicist and inventor whose challenges to established physical theory were part of the 19th century revolution in thermodynamics.
Thompson was born in rural Woburn, Massachusetts, in America; his birthplace is preserved to this day as a museum.
Thompson excelled at his trade and, coming in contact with refined and well educated people for the first time, adopted many of their characteristics, including an interest in science.
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 Benjamin Hunter Thompson
Benjamin Hunter Thompson (1904-1997) received the national level Pugsley Medal in 1957 “in recognition of his outstanding, imaginative, dedicated and enthusiastic leadership in the field of park conservation.” He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was one of five children.
Thompson graduated with distinction with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Stanford University in 1928 and received a master’s in vertebrate zoology at the University of California at Berkeley in 1932.
While Thompson was still in the NPS he served with distinction on the Federal Inter-Agency Committee on Recreation, was treasurer and vice president of the National Conference on State Parks (NCSP), and chairman of the National Advisory Committee on Federal Recreation of the National Recreation Association.
www.rpts.tamu.edu /Pugsley/Thompson.htm   (1394 words)

 Rumford, Brown and the Rumford Mosaic
Benjamin Thompson was born a farmer's son on 26 March 1753 in North Woburn, Massachusetts; his father died before the boy was two years old.
She notes 'that the achievements and adventures of Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford, were one of Sandy's lifelong enthusiams, and that he published a biography of this interesting gent.'[5] Holleman's rendition of Professor Brown's 1962 study may be seen in the mosaic under Thompson's left hand.
Thompson is portrayed here holding, in his right hand, a Rumford portable lamp of 1811 resting on diagrams of two of his cooking utensils, and in his left hand, the biography.
www.dartmouth.edu /~library/Library_Bulletin/Apr1995/King_Rumford.html   (2053 words)

Indeed, Thompson was attached to a regiment of the Brookhaven Militia, as surgeon.
Thompson was then forty years of age, and while there is little doubt that he had long been interested in the history of the Island, it is highly probable that Mr.
Thompson was never content with merely one area of interest at a time, and there is little doubt but that he conducted considerable historical research during his years as district attorney, and probably earlier.
www.longislandgenealogy.com /WoodThompson.html   (2225 words)

 Race Matters - Benjamin C Thompson
Thompson himself at the South Street Seaport in Manhattan, Harborplace in Baltimore and Union Station in Washington  that it is difficult now to recall how radical the notion once was that a dilapidated, moribund inner-city locale could be remade as a vibrant, popular, round-the-clock gathering place.
Thompson was born in St. Paul, Minn., and graduated from Yale University in 1941, after which he served in the Navy.
Thompson's national reputation was earned in a series of waterfront projects with the developer James W. Rouse, beginning with Faneuil Hall and including Harborplace of 1980, the South Street Seaport of 1985 and the Bayside Marketplace in Miami and Jacksonville Landing in Jacksonville, Fla., both of 1987.
www.racematters.org /benjamincthompson.htm   (869 words)

 Search Results for "Thompson"
Thompson, river, Canada, river, 304 mi (489 km) long, formed by the junction of the North Thompson and the South Thompson rivers at Kamloops, S British Columbia,...
Thompson, Jacob, 1810-85, U.S. Representative (1839-51) and Secretary of the Interior (1857-61), b.
Caswell co., N.C. Thompson was a prosperous lawyer and prominent...
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 UNH Museum - Fields of Dreams Exhibit - Benjamin Thompson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Benjamin Thompson, a farmer and a highly competent business man, was born in Durham on April 22, 1806.
Although it is clear that his original intention was the establishment of a school exclusively for teaching agriculture, in 1874 he added a codicil to his will extending the scope of the college to include the mechanic arts.
Benjamin Thompson died on January 30,1890 and in 1891 the state legislature voted to accept the provisions of the Thompson will and to move the college from Hanover to Durham, establishing the foundation for the University of New Hampshire and the fulfillment of Ben Thompson's dream.
www.izaak.unh.edu /Museum/Fields/thompson.htm   (185 words)

 Benjamin Thompson Trust Fund   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Benjamin Thompson of Durham, NH bequeathed all of his property, both real and personal, to the State of New Hampshire upon his death on January 30, 1890.
Thompson specified in his will that the money and property were to be used to establish an agricultural college.
Thompson stipulated that the Benjamin Thompson Trust Fund be set up by the State to provide for the maintenance of the college in perpetuity.
www.izaak.unh.edu /archives/guides/bentrustinv.htm   (252 words)

 People of the Revolution
Benjamin Church made him colonel, and Arnold raised a regiment and captured the fort on May 10, 1775.
Benjamin Church was a member of both the Provincial Congress of Massachusetts and a member of the Sons of Liberty rebel organization along with other patriot leaders such as John and Samuel Adams, Paul Revere and John Hancock.
Thompson was born in the colonies in 1753.
www.si.umich.edu /spies/people.html   (3265 words)

 AIArchitect, Aug. 26, 2002 - Benjamin Thompson, Urban Marketplace Pioneer, Dies at 84
The commercial and popular success of Thompson's historic rehabilitation of Boston's old Quincy Market into the new and vibrant Faneuil Hall spawned for the architect similar renewal projects in other cities, such as the Harborplace in Baltimore and South Street Seaport in New York City.
He is the founder of two architecture practices, the Architect's Collaborative (TAC) in 1946, with Walter Gropius, FAIA, and six associates in Cambridge; and Benjamin Thompson and Associates (BTA) in 1966.
Following graduation, Thompson served five years in the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant on a destroyer escort and later with the O.S.S. He became a Fellow of the Institute in 1975.
www.aia.org /aiarchitect/thisweek02/tw0823/0823tjibenthompson.htm   (436 words)

 Benjamin Thompson - Great Buildings Online
Benjamin Thompson was born in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1918.
Thompson separated from the Collaborative in 1966, but his work remained faithful to its cause.
Thompson maintains a strong belief in the power of architecture.
www.greatbuildings.com /architects/Benjamin_Thompson.html   (324 words)

 HOS: Mechanical Theory of Heat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Benjamin Thompson (better known as Count Rumford) was born only two miles from the birthplace, a half century before, of that other Benjamin, Benjamin Franklin.
When the British troops left Boston, Thompson went with them (leaving wife and child behind) and spent the war in minor government offices in England, ending with a short stay in the still embattled colonies as a lieutenant colonel in the king's forces.
The Elector expressed his gratitude in 1790 by making Thompson a count, and Thompson chose Rumford as his name, for that was the town in which his wife was born and near which he had had an estate.
www.rit.edu /~flwstv/heat.html   (3964 words)

 Stories -- Spy Networks -- The Mad Scientist
Benjamin Thompson, one of the earliest and most famous American scientists, did not believe in the American rebellion.
In this letter, Thompson did not hide his leanings towards the loyalist cause, but he did use invisible ink to include secret text within the body of his letter.
In invisible ink Thompson wrote of a secret cache of papers, unfortunately the name of the courier has been erased and nothing is known of the Thompson's papers.
www.si.umich.edu /SPIES/stories-networks-2.html   (316 words)

 AmericanHeritage.com / Rumford
Benjamin Thompson was born in Woburn, Massachusetts, in 1753; he died on the outskirts of Paris, as Count Rumford of the Holy Roman Empire, at the age of sixty-one.
Yet Ben Thompson did not attend Harvard; he was a Tory sympathizer and a secret agent in the Revolution, and he and his daughter, whom he abandoned when she was an infant, rarely saw eye to eye.
Thompson was handsome, however, and tall and strong; he took French and fencing lessons and, in exchange for cut and delivered hardwood, bought a blue Hussar cloak.
www.americanheritage.com /articles/magazine/ah/1993/5/1993_5_68.shtml   (4291 words)

 Long Island History: The Man Huntington Loved to Hate
The reason none of Thompson's actions was necessary to the outcome of the war was that the British had long since given up, and its official end was merely a formality.
Thompson knew all this, but he persisted in his pigheaded goal of bringing Huntington to its knees.
Thompson went to London, and returned in 1781 as a lieutenant colonel in the British Army.
www.newsday.com /community/guide/lihistory/ny-history-hs412a,0,6109117.story?coll=ny-lihistory-navigation   (949 words)

 VisualStore | Benjamin Thompson Dies in Cambridge, Mass.
Thompson went on to repeat the Faneuil Hall Marketplace formula at the South Street Seaport in New York, Harborplace in Baltimore and Union Station in Washington.
Thompson was born in St. Paul, Minn., graduated from Yale University in 1941, and then served in the Navy.
Thompson's national reputation was earned in a series of waterfront projects with the developer James Rouse, beginning with Faneuil Hall and including -- in addition to the Harborplace of 1980 and South Street Seaport of 1985 -- the Bayside Marketplace in Miami and Jacksonville Landing in Jacksonville, Fla., both of 1987.
www.visualstore.com /index.php/channel/39/id/3288   (653 words)

Benjamin Fitzpatrick was the seventh of eight children of Bird Fitzpatrick and Alice Cross Fitzpatrick.
Frances Mae Thompson was the youngest child of Francis Alexander Thompson and Virginia Caroline Vereen Thompson.
Benjamin Fitzpatrick and Frances Mae Thompson were married in Marianna, Florida, on June 9, 1930.
www.auburn.edu /~fitzpjd/ben/docs/ben_frances.html   (1013 words)

 Births T-Y   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Thompson, Benjamin--From page # 60 of the record: The birth of Thompson, Benjamin was 31 Mar 1804, to parents and.
Thompson, Jonathan Drew--From page # 60 of the record: The birth of Thompson, Jonathan Drew was 27 Nov 1841, to parents Thompson, Benjamin and (Thompson), Lucinda Jane.
Thompson, Josiah Bartlett--From page # 60 of the record: The birth of Thompson, Josiah Bartlett was 8 Nov 1839, to parents Thompson, Benjamin and (Thompson), Lucinda Jane.
www.usgennet.org /usa/nh/town/barrington/births_t-y.htm   (2029 words)

 No. 4: Count Rumford
enjamin Thompson was raised in pre-Revolutionary New England.
He wrestled out a homemade education in Boston and, when he was only 18, went off to Rumford, Massachusetts, as the new schoolmaster.
Thompson devoted the next several years to shameless social climbing that eventually put him in a high-ranking position with the Bavarian court in Munich.
www.uh.edu /engines/epi4.htm   (434 words)

 NJDARM: Archives Collection Guides: Department of Treasury, State Treasurer's Office, Accounts of Interest Paid on ...
Benjamin Thompson was appointed, also in 1783, as Commissioner of Accounts in New Jersey.
As commissioner, Thompson had the authority, by a 1782 resolution of the Continental Congress, to settle accounts with citizens of New Jersey who had supplied the United States Army during the course of the war (Journal of the Continental Congress, vol.
Pierce's and Thompson's certificates (referred to as "continental certificates" or "final settlement notes") bore interest of 6% annually until the principal could be paid.
www.state.nj.us /state/darm/links/guides/ststr007.html   (1442 words)

 Brown/Dunn & Harbison/Garrard
Eliza Viola THOMPSON was born on 5 Jan 1875 in Glenshaw, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
Floyd THOMPSON was born on 22 Mar 1891 in Dove, Marion, Tennessee.
Kiziah THOMPSON was born on 11 Dec 1845 in Glenshaw, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
www.hal-pc.org /~wibr/d165.htm   (516 words)

 Franklin Stove History - Invention of the Franklin Stove   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Benjamin Franklin rectified this unsafe method of heating by inventing, in 1742, the cast-iron stove, or what he called the Pennsylvania Fireplace and we know today as the Franklin Stove.
Benjamin Franklin, a genius by anyone’s standards, was satisfied that he had invented an open stove for the better warming of rooms, and at the same time saving fuel.
Benjamin Franklin was a genius by anyone’s standards, but he made a big mistake with his invention.
www.ideafinder.com /history/inventions/story034.htm   (1750 words)

 Robert Thompson 1797
The first child of Robert Thompson and Elizabeth Beaney, Robert was born 21 September 1797 and Christened on 20 January 1799 at Holy Trinity Church of Sunderland.
The lease for the yard stipulated that, for the haulage of timber, Thompsons should employ horses belonging to the ground landlord, Sir Hedworth Williamson (Bart.), who claimed manorial rights over the foreshore.
She was a full rigged ship, the largest built by Thompsons up to that time, and was the fourth order received from the owner.
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 Johnson Thompson LLP | Benjamin W. Thompson | Attorney & Counselor at Law, Lawyer
Thompson provides a perspective uniquely informed by his experience clerking for judges at both the trial and appellate levels.
Thompson has participated in the arbitration and litigation of various matters, including commercial transactions.
Thompson campaigned in a tightly contested race to represent District 31 in the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature.
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 BENJAMIN THOMPSON, COUNT RUMFORD - LoveToKnow Article on BENJAMIN THOMPSON, COUNT RUMFORD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
British-American man of science, philanthropist and administrator, was born at Woburn, in Massachusetts, on the 26th of March 753.
The Thompson family had been settled in New England since the middle of the previous century, and belonged to the class of moderately wealthy farmers.
His wife was the widow of Colonel Benjamin Rolfe, and the daughter of Timothy Walker, a highly respectable minister, and one of the first settlers at Rumford, now called Concord, in New Hampshire.
www.1911ency.org /R/RU/RUMFORD_BENJAMIN_THOMPSON_COUNT.htm   (1294 words)

 The Life and Legend of Count Rumford
But that is where life began for Sir Benjamin Thompson at the home of his grandfather on March 26, 1753.
In this position of influence, young Thompson met Governor Wentworth of New Hampshire who was impressed enough to name him Major in the 2nd Provincial Regiment.
With the blessing of his English sponsors, Sir Benjamin accepted and was made Major-General of Calvary and Privy Councelor of state, Bavaria.
www.middlesexcanal.org /docs/rumford.htm   (798 words)

 Benjamin Thompson Rumford   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
RUMFORD, Benjamin Thompson, Count, scientist, born in Woburn, Massachusetts, 26 March, 1753; died in Auteuil, near Paris, France.
Colonel Thompson was received at Munich with consideration, and invited to enter the Bavarian service, but he refused to accept any offer, until he had visited Vienna.
Colonel Thompson devoted himself to various other reforms, such as the improvement of the dwellings of the working class, providing for them a better education and organizing homes of industry.
www.famousamericans.net /benjaminthompsonrumford   (1626 words)

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