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  Robert Stephenson life timeline
Robert’s parents were George and Frances Stephenson (George also played a major role in the development of railways and the, often overlapping, achievements of George and Robert Stephenson are frequently confused).
Robert gave evidence in favour of the narrower gauge.
Robert was chief mourner at George’s funeral on the 17
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  Trakkies | History Zone | Robert Stephenson
Robert Stephenson was born on 16 October 1803.
Robert left school in 1819 when he was 16, and went to work at the Killingworth Colliery, where his father also worked.
Robert Stephenson became the MP for Whitby in the 1847 General Election, but in 1859 he was told to retire from business and politics because he was ill.
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 Robert Stephenson
Robert Stephenson, the only son of George Stephenson, was born on 16th October, 1803.
Robert's abilities as an engineer was illustrated by the success of the Rocket at the Rainhill Trials in October, 1829.
Stephenson to limit his indulgence in cigars and stimulants, the consequence was that by the end of the voyage he felt himself, as he said, "quite a new man".
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 Robert Baden-Powell as an educational innovator
Robert Baden-Powell placed a special value on adventure; on children and young people working together - and taking responsibility (his 'patrol' building on the idea of 'natural' friendship groups and 'gangs'); on developing self-sufficiency; and on 'learning through doing' (he was deeply suspicious of curriculum forms).
While Robert Baden-Powell's analysis of the social and moral situation in Britain certainly diverged from the more progressive thinking of Christian Socialists and many of the workers involved in the settlement movement, there were important commonalities.
Robert Baden-Powell also stresses 'the value of patience and cheery good temper; the duty of giving up some of one's time and pleasure for helping one's country and fellow-men; and the inner meaning of out motto, "Be Prepared"' (1909: 295).
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 A-La Robert - In Loving Memory
Robert Stephenson was one of the ‘real-deal’ San Diego natives.
Robert was among the 60 sailors that landed on the island of Vella Lavella.
Robert remembers one of his best meals ever was a pot hanging on tree branches over an open fire filled with rations of corned beef and rice that the natives stole from the Japanese.
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 Robert Stephenson
ROBERT Stephenson would have occupied a bigger place in history had it not been for the ground-breaking achievements of his father.
The younger Stephenson was born at Willington Key in 1803, and as a toddler, he is reputed to have been dandled on the knee of Richard Trevithick, who was visiting his father.
Robert was apprenticed to a coal viewer at Killingworth, but at the age of 19 his father, painfully aware of his own educational shortcomings, sent him to Edinburgh University for six months.
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 George Stephenson
English engineer, was the second son of Robert Stephenson, fireman of a colliery engine at Wylam, near Newcastle, where he was born on the 9th of June 1781.
Stephenson was thrice married, his only son Robert being the child of Fanny Henderson, his first wife, who died in 1806.
A nephew, George Robert Stephenson, who was born at Newcastle in 1819 and died near Cheltenham in 1905, was placed by him on the engineering staff of the Manchester & Leeds line in 1837, and subsequently constructed many railways in England, New Zealand and Denmark.
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 George Stephenson (1781 - 1848) and Robert Stephenson (1803 - 1859)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Above: George Stephenson examines the mechanism of "Puffing Billy" one of the earliest locomotives built by William Hedley for colliery work in 1813.
George Stephenson was born in Wylam, Northumberland in 1781.
From 1833 to 1838, Robert Stephenson served as chief engineer for the construction of the London and Birmingham Railway, the first main rail line to enter London.
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 Robert Stephenson Biography | World of Invention
Robert Stephenson was born near Newcastle, England, on October 16, 1803.
Upon his return he managed Robert Stephenson and Company, manufacturers of locomotives, which was founded in 1823 by his father with the financial support of Edward Pease (1767-1858).
The Stephensons became known as the parents of steam-powered rail transportation and were honored throughout the world.
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 George and Robert Stephenson Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
The English railway engineers George Stephenson (1781-1848) and his son, Robert Stephenson (1803-1859), pioneered in steam railway engineering, which led directly to the onset of the railway age in Britain.
Stephenson had only a most elementary education and seemingly lacked the capacity to grasp concepts, but he had great powers of observation, keen mechanical intuition, and remarkable foresight for the potential of the steam railway.
Robert Stephenson's engineering ability was most clearly shown in the great tubular bridges of unprecedented size on the Chester and Holyhead Railway, designed and built from 1845 to 1850 under his supervision.
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 Robert Stephenson, Brunel and J Locke   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Robert Stephenson and Joseph Locke were to divide the lion’s share of the many railway schemes that followed, both at home and abroad.
Robert Stephenson had learned from his father’s experiences and his comprehensive drawings and specifications and careful planning, supervision and contract management for the London and Birmingham Railway provided a model that Brunel and many others were to copy, with varying degrees of success.
Stephenson was President of the Institution of Civil Engineers in the two years from 1855 and Locke succeeded him, in place of Brunel who was already ill from overwork.
www2.umist.ac.uk /construction/intranet/teaching/ue365/lectures/b01sbl01.htm   (851 words)

 George Stephenson biography
His father Robert worked in the Wylam Colliery as a fireman, and the family's cottage was right beside the Wylam Wagonway.
Stephenson moved to Killingworth Colliery as an engineman, but his fascination with machines continued, and in his spare time he took apart the colliery engines to discover how they worked.
Stephenson developed a new safety lamp that would not explode when used near the highly flammable gasses found in the mines.
www.britainexpress.com /History/bio/stephenson.htm   (469 words)

 George Stephenson and Robert Stephenson
George Stephenson was a man of many achievements, but like many others, few of which were uniquely his, that is not to imply any lessening of his achievements, but merely implies that he had the ability to respond to what was needed at the time.
Stephenson returned in 1827 and at once became involved in the dispute over the form of traction for the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, resulting in the building of the Rocket in 1829 (covered in Warren).
Stephenson was active in the 'battle of the gauges', upholding the standard gauge against Brunel's 7ft gauge.
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 No. 1965: Sephenson's Locomotives
Stephenson's father George was a rail pioneer who, like Trevithick, had come up through the trades.
Robert was 26 when he won the trials, and he was already a seasoned locomotive builder.
She was playing in Liverpool at the time, and had been invited to ride the new train with both George and Robert Stephenson.
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 Families United for our Troops and Their Mission
Stephenson hit the ground in Al Asad, Iraq on October 12, 2004, which proved to be a safer and more desirable destination than his next stop, Kalsu (pictured at the airfield, top left).
Stephenson expressed gratitude for the strength of his wife and the strength of other military wives; Theresa not only cared for their family and ran the household while he was away, but she also continued to homeschool their six children (pictured with Lt. Col.
Stephenson left Iraq with a greater respect for his country and its freedoms and values.
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 St James Paddington - Robert Baden-Powell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Robert Stephenson Smyth, 1st Baron Baden-Powell of Gilwell (created 1929), the Founder of the international Scouting Movement, was born on 22 February 1857 at Number 6 Stanhope Street, (now called Stanhope Terrace) a short walk from S. James’ Church.
Robert was the fifth of seven children born to the Reverend Professor Baden Powell and his wife Henrietta Grace (née Smyth).
Stephenson constructed a similar bridge over the St. Lawrence at Montreal, Canada (1854-59) - and for many years, this was the longest bridge in the world.
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 Robert   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Robert Stephenson-Padron was chosen the “Man of the Year” by the California Young Democrats at the recent State Democratic Convention in Los Angeles.
Robert was also the Deputy Regional Director for 2001-2002, a post now held by John Brison of Cal Poly.
Robert says his parents are not particularly political, but they definitely are Democrats.
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 Robert Stephenson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1823 Robert set up a company in partnership with his father and Edward Pease to build railway locomotives; the firm, Robert Stephenson and Company, built a large proportion of the world's early locomotives and survived into the mid-20th century.
In 1833 Robert was given the post of Chief Engineer for the London and Birmingham Railway, the first main-line railway to enter London, and the initial section of the West Coast Main Line.
Stephenson was directly responsible for the tunnel under Primrose Hill, which required excavation by shafts.
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 Europe - Fondation Robert Schuman - Le centre de recherches sur l'Europe
The Robert Schuman Foundation's constant concern is to present its readers with the necessary information to nourish their reflection on the institutional treaty, from the beginning of the process onwards: Convention, Intergovernmental Conference, ratification process.
The Robert Schuman Foundation has launched the first edition of an annual report which is to be a reference on Europe.
The blue, star-decorated flag of the EU was raised on 13th July over the French Foreign and European Ministry where it will now fly on a permanent...
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 Robert Stephenson and Company - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Robert Stephenson and Company was a locomotive manufacturing company founded in 1823.
The company was set up in 1823 in Forth Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne in England by George Stephenson, his son Robert, with Edward Pease and Michael Longridge (the owner of the ironworks at Bedlington).
Initially these "long-boiler" engines were 2-2-2 designs, but in 1844, Stephenson moved the trailing wheel to the front in 4-2-0 formation, so that the cylinders could be mounted between the supporting wheels.
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Robert Stephenson was born in 1803 and was the only son of
Robert's mother died in 1806 and was consequently brought up by his father.
Both Robert and George Stephenson produced locomotives for the Bolton and Leigh Railway and the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.
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 Making the Modern World - Robert Stephenson
The son of George Stephenson (1781-1848), Robert was responsible for building the Rocket steam locomotive which proved a success at the Rainhill Trials in October 1829.
Robert was appointed Chief Engineer of the London and Birmingham Railway in 1833, which opened in 1838.
Stephenson was famed for the many bridges he designed, including the High Level Bridge at Newcastle upon Tyne (1849), the Britannia tubular bridge over the Menai Straits in Wales (1850) and the Royal Border Bridge at Berwick upon Tweed (1850).
www.makingthemodernworld.org.uk /people/BG.0159   (216 words)

John Robert Stephenson was born in Greenfield, Ohio, on November 1, 1927, son of Glendon Earl and Harriet (Milnor).
Leading an outspoken campaign on the subject of drugs and the civil rights of young drug offenders, he was in favor of liberalizing the State's Marijuana laws as a method of controlling the flow and use of the drug.
June Lum, Dr. Stephenson's office nurse for six and a half years, wrote of him in the December, 1970, issue of the Straub Clinic "Pacebo": "He was brilliant and knowledgeable; he understood his teenage patients, their needs, and their problems.
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 Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Lewis Balfour Stevenson was born in Edinburgh.
He was the only son of Thomas Stevenson, a prosperous joint-engineer to the Board of Northern Lighthouses, and Margaret Balfour, daughter of a Scottish clergyman.
Holmes by Loren D. Estelman (1979), Jekyll, Alias Hyde: A Variation by Donald Thomas (1988), The Jekyll Legacy by Robert Bloch and Andre Norton (1990) and Mary Reilly by Valrie Matin (1990).
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 Baden-Powell, Chief Scout of the World
Perhaps one of the finest portraits of the significance of the life and work of Sir Robert Baden-Powell.
Baden-Powell's painting "South Africa, August 21st, 1900." When C. Barrett was writing the History of the XIII Hussars, he looked to one of the most distinguished veterans and serving officers of the 13th Hussars, Lieutenant-General Sir Robert Baden-Powell.
Reynolds, B-P: The Story of His Life, is a major source of biographical information about B-P. It is one of several works by E. Reynolds documenting the life of the Chief Scout and the early days of the Scout Movement.
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 Robert Hogan Stephenson, Captain, United States Air Force
Steve was born at Indianapolis, Indiana on the 23rd of January 1923.
The Stephenson family moved shortly thereafter to California, which Steve adopted as his native state.
This ability to give part of himself to those who needed him made his life, though too short, the height of success itself.
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 :: Robert Wahlberg - An Unofficial Site :: The Exchange (2000) :: Directed by Ed Nicoletti   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The youn two, Matty (Sam Levassar) and Lee (Robert Wahlberg), are attracted to the excitement of the uderworld lifestyle and do not heed warnings.
When Lee (Robert Wahlberg) puts a hit on a wealthy business man, he unknowingly pins the entire family up against the Chinese mafia.
Among the hundred or so at the wrap fest were local actors Bob Wahlberg, Alison Wachtler, Cyndi Freeman, and other stars Robert Stephenson, Anthony Mangano, and Sam Lavassar.
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 Author Topics : Robert N Stephenson - Altair Aus
I saw the name Robert N Stephenson as the editor who ripped it apart pretty much.
The way I saw it, someone had a grudge against Robert from a previous head-butting, and was joined in a pile-on by those objecting to his contest.
Robert, thank you for stopping by that other forum to post some support.
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