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Antonio Agliardi

Antonio Agliardi was an Italian Roman Catholic Cardinal and papal diplomat. Agliardi was born in what is now the Province of Bergamo, he studied theology and canon law, after acting as parish priest in his native diocese for twelve years was sent by the pope to Canada as a bishop's chaplain. On his return he was appointed secretary to the Congregation of the Propaganda. In 1884, he was created by Pope Leo XIII Archbishop of Caesarea in partibus and sent to India as an Apostolic Delegate to report on the establishment of the hierarchy there. In 1887 he again visited India; the same year he was appointed secretary of the Congregation super negotiis ecclesiae extraordinariis. In 1889 he became papal Apostolic Nuncio in 1892 at Vienna. Allowing himself to be involved in the ecclesiastical disputes that divided Hungary in 1895, he was made the subject of formal complaint by the Hungarian government and in 1896 was recalled. In the consistory of 1896 he was elevated to Cardinal-Priest of Santi Nereo e Achilleo.

In 1899 he was made Cardinal Bishop of Albano. In 1903, he was named vice-chancellor of the Catholic Church, became the Chancellor of the Apostolic Chancery in the Secretariat of State in 1908, he was buried in Bergamo. Agliardi's episcopal lineage, or apostolic succession was: This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed.. "Agliardi, Antonio". Encyclopædia Britannica. 1. Cambridge University Press. P. 377. This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed.. "Agliardi, Antonio". Encyclopædia Britannica. London & New York. P. 71. Catholic-Hierarchy.org

Theophilus W. Smith

Theophilus Washington Smith was an Illinois Supreme Court Justice from 1825 until his resignation on December 26, 1842. He holds the distinction of being the subject of Illinois's first impeachment trial, held in 1833. Smith was born in New York City and joined the navy before becoming a law student in the offices of Aaron Burr, he was admitted to the New York bar in 1805. In 1816, Smith migrated to Illinois, he was unsuccessful. In 1822, Smith was elected to the state Senate. During this time, he was the editor of a pro-slavery newspaper and attempted to adopt a new Illinois State Constitution in 1823 that would have legalized slavery in the state. One of Smith's political rivals was Governor Ninian Edwards, upon. Edwards broke Smith's jaw, leaving a scar. Smith was elected as an Associate justice to the Illinois Supreme Court in 1825. In late 1832, he was impeached by the General Assembly on charges of oppressive conduct and high misdemeanors, he went on trial in the State Senate in 1833, the only time an impeachment trial has been held in Illinois until the impeachment of Governor Rod Blagojevich in 2009.

Smith was acquitted by a vote of 12 for conviction to 10 for acquittal with 4 Senators "excused from voting." A two-thirds conviction vote was required. When Jean Baptiste Beaubien sued for the property on which Fort Dearborn stood, Smith wrote the Supreme Court's decision in favor of Beaubien's claim, although it was overturned by the United States Supreme Court. During the Black Hawk War, Smith served as Quartermaster-General on Governor John Reynolds's staff, and he served on the first board of commissioners of the Illinois and Michigan Canal. One of Smith's daughters married Judge Jesse B. Thomas. Another daughter was courted by General James Semple, although Smith's rejection of Semple as a suitable suitor turned Semple, who would serve on the Supreme Court with Smith, into a lifelong enemy

Thomas Kallampally

Thomas Kallampally was a notable politician and educationist from Kanjirappally, Kerala. He was born in Kanjirappally, he started Netaji Vayanasaala a library for the youth at Anakkal, Kanjirappally at the age of 18. He was elected as the State General Secretary of Kerala Students Congress, the students wing of Kerala Congress while doing his Law Degree at Government Law College, Ernakulam, he served as the PTA president of St Antony's Public school from its inception till his demise. Kallampally was a member of Center for Human Resourced Development of State of Kerala and Kerala State Pollution Control Board, he was a lead campaign manager for the Kerala Congress for various Lok Sabha elections. Kallampally holds the record of the second youngest MLA in the history of Kerala Legislative Assembly having elected to the Assembly at the age of 26. Kallampally was born on 19 April 1953 in a family of agriculturists belonging to the Nasrani community, in Kanjirappally in Kottayam district of Kerala, India.

As the second son of Mr K. M Joseph and Annamma. Thomas Kallampally's parents send him to the AKJM school since he was good at studies from an early age. At the age of 18, he organized the local youth at his hometown to start a Library in his ancestral property, which he named after Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. After predegree at St. Dominics College, he joined St. Thomas College, Pala for his bachelor's degree in Botany, he was attracted to the students' politics of Kerala Students Congress and soon rose as a dynamic student leader. He joined Government Law College, Ernakulam for LLB, he had a brilliant academic career. Kallampally became a member of the Kerala Congress during his student days, he was elected as the district president of Kerala Students Congress, the student wing of the Kerala Congress. Due to his dynamic leadership and flamboyant oratory skills, he was soon elected as the state general secretary of Kerala Students Congress under Mr P. M. Mathew as the state president. Kallampally led a foot protest march of KSC from Kasargod to Parasala against the anti-student policies of the government.

He was the only leader to walk the entire 600+ kilo meters with his President. He was asked to contest the panchayat elections in Parathodu and he won the election to be the member of Parathodu panchayat, he worked as a lawyer in High Court of Kerala. In 1980 Kallampally contested for the Legislative Assembly from Kanjirappally as the Kerala Congress candidate, he defeated Joseph Varanam. Under the leadership of Kallampally, there were many development initiatives like roads, drinking water schemes and schools, brought in Kanjirappally, he was subsequently re-elected in 1982. He made a mark both outside the Kerala Legislative Assembly with his oratory, he could use both a forensic style and a more flamboyant grand style with ease depending on the situation. A development roadmap was put forth for constituency which he chased professionally to bring the development initiatives, he remained in office until 1987 elections and was known for exceptional development works that he brought in the constituency.

1987 saw a lot of political polarization in Kerala. Kerala Congress was split just before the elections under K. M. Mani. Kallampally's effort to avoid the split turned futile. Meanwhile, George J Mathew, another leader from Kerala Congress and earlier Member of Parliament from the Lok Sabha constituency was at odds with Kerala Congress, decided to contest the legislative elections from Kanjirappally against Kallampally. Both these developments caused the split in the United Democratic Front votes. In the triangular contest, Kallampally was defeated and Mr KJ Thomas of the Communist Party of India won. Kallampally worked as a lawyer after the 1987 election, he spent a lot of his time on education initiatives around Kanjirappally apart from legal career and politics. He worked with the parish priests of Anakkal church to start the St Antony's Public School and Junior College in 1988; the school was set up as an English medium school affiliated to the state syllabus. But the state government under E. K. Nayanar.

Ordered to cancel the newly setup English medium schools as per the policy of the LDF government. Kallampally decided to pursue a CBSE affiliation to the school on the advice of the education minister K. Chandrasekharan, it was a time when CBSE schools where unknown in the central Travancore area and CBSE schools at Yercaud and Ootty was the privilege of the elite rich planters. Kallampally realized that a CBSE school was the best way to attain his objective to give the poor people of Kanjirappaly an affordable opportunity to have quality education on par with international standards. In 1988, after his continuous effort, visits to Delhi, meetings with the Chairman of Central Board of Secondary Education, H. S Sinha and an inspection from a high power committee, CBSE affiliation was granted to the school. St Antony's Public School and Junior College has since grown to be one of the best schools in the State of Kerala. Kallampally was part of the Managing Council and played an intense role from selection of staff, laying down policies, aiding the principal in day-to-day administration challenges to spearheading the larger development initiatives of the school.

In 1991, he founded St Antony's College along with few other volunteers in Kanjirappaly with an aim to provide better higher education to the people around Kanjirappally. It was a time. St Antony's College was the first institution in the central Travancore area to provide DOEACC recognized A Level courses in computer science, he served as the Principal of St Antony's College until