Ira N. Forman was Executive Director of the National Jewish Democratic Council from January 1996 through June 2010, the United States Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating anti-Semitism from May 2013 until January 2017. In 1974, Forman graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, where he majored in Political Science. Forman started his career in 1977 working as a legislative liaison for AIPAC, his title was Political Director. He stayed with AIPAC until 1981, when he left to go to Stanford University, where he completed an MBA in 1983. After completing his MBA went to work for the National PAC as the New York Office Director, which he continued until 1985. From 1990 to 1993, he served as a fellow at the Center for National Policy where he worked on the volume "Democrats and The American Idea: A Bicentennial Appraisal", he left the Center for National Policy to serve as the Director of Congressional Relations in the Office of Personnel Management of the Clinton Administration. He left the Clinton Administration in January 1996 when he became the Executive Director of the National Jewish Democratic Council.
In September 2011, Forman was named Jewish Outreach Director for President Obama's 2012 Reelection Campaign. In May 2013, Secretary of State John Kerry appointed Forman as the U. S. Special Envoy of the Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, he served in the position until January 20, 2017. Forman and his wife, Caryn Pass, have three children, live in Washington, D. C. Official biography at United States Department of State Appearances on C-SPAN Articles by Ira Forman in The Jewish Week Articles by Ira Forman in the Huffington Post Ira Forman on Twitter Speech at the Center for Jewish Civilization
James Forman was a prominent African-American leader in the civil rights movement. He was active in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the Black Panther Party, the League of Revolutionary Black Workers; as the executive secretary of SNCC from 1961 to 1966, Forman played a significant role in the freedom rides, the Albany movement, the Birmingham campaign, the Selma to Montgomery marches. After the 1960s, Forman spent the rest of his adult life organizing black people around issues of social and economic equality, he taught at American University and other major institutions. He wrote several books documenting his experiences within the movement and his evolving political philosophy including Sammy Younge Jr.: The First Black College Student to Die in the Black Liberation Movement, The Making of Black Revolutionaries and Self Determination: An Examination of the Question and Its Application to the African American People. The New York Times called him "a civil rights pioneer who brought a fiercely revolutionary vision and masterly organizational skills to every major civil rights battleground in the 1960s."
Forman was born on October 1928, in Chicago, Illinois. As an 11-month-old baby he was sent to live with his grandmother, "Mama Jane", on her farm in Marshall County, Mississippi, he was raised in a "dirt poor" environment, it was not uncommon for him to eat dirt because it was believed to have some nutritional value. In his autobiography, he called eating dirt a "staple" of his diet, he recalls being "hungry all the time." His family had no electricity. They used leaves and corncobs for toilet paper and they used twigs as toothbrushes. Despite these things, Forman claims to have never questioned his poverty and did not understand it at the time, his Aunt Thelma once caught James reading a shopping catalog in the dark. She, being a school teacher, took an interest in accelerating James' studying and gave him lessons at home. James credits his upbringing for his eventual successes, saying his grandmother gave him a sense for justice while his aunt gave him his "intellectual fire." James' first experience with lynching came when a white man showed up on his doorstep, asking for food and asking that they not tell anyone where he was.
The next day, news spread. When Forman was around the age of six he had his first experience with racial segregation. While visiting an aunt in Tennessee, Forman attempted to buy a Coca-Cola from a local drugstore, he was told that if he wanted to buy one that he would have to drink it in the back and not at the counter. Confused, Forman asked why and was told "Boy, you're a nigger." This was the first time in his life he realized that because of the color of his skin that there were "things could and could not do, other people had the'right' to tell what could and could not do."In the summer of 1935, Forman moved to Chicago to live with his mother and step-father. That September he enrolled in St. Anselm's Catholic School, his first official schooling, was put into the second grade, he adjusted to his new life in Chicago well, when playing with the neighborhood kids he would throw rocks and cans at white pedestrians and threw bricks off of roofs and onto police cars. However, his new school put a lot of pressure on him to convert to Catholicism, with his Protestantism becoming a "great issue" by the 6th grade.
Being the only Protestant at an all-Catholic school put James through "great emotional turmoil." He decided to transfer to the Betsy Ross Grammar School. He did so well there. From the age of seven onward, James earned a small amount from selling issues of the Chicago Defender, he would read these papers which helped develop a "strong sense of protest." He read the works of Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois and was influenced by Du Bois, he called Washington an "apologist" and quoted Du Bois and his call for advancing blacks through education. He had yet to enter high school but for James the "race issue was on my mind, before my eyes, in my blood."After finishing his primary education, Forman enrolled in Englewood Technical Prep Academy. He started his high school career by taking vocational courses instead of the general, pre-college coursework; this led to a poor performance and a suspension from school. He was sent to a continuation school, Washburne High, he got a job as a paper roller at Cueno Press, joined a gang known as the "Sixty-first Raiders."
His gang activity was limited in scope and he said he thought using drugs was "a waste of time." Around the age of fourteen James Forman, going under the name of James Rufus, found out that his step-father was not his real father by happening upon his own birth certificate. His real father was a cab driver that Forman coincidentally met and introduced himself to while working at his step-father's gas station; when Forman returned to high school he was an honors student. During school he was influenced by the writings of such figures as Carl Sandburg, he received ROTC training and the Chicago Tribune Silver and Gold medal for efficiency as a non-commissioned officer. He was the honor student of his graduating class which landed him an interview in the Chicago Tribune. During the interview he said that when he grew up he wanted to become a "humanitarian" and a minister as opposed to a preacher, he graduated high school in January 1947. Shortly after Forman graduated highschool he was k
Simon Forman was an Elizabethan astrologer and herbalist active in London during the reigns of Queen Elizabeth I and James I of England. His reputation, was tarnished after his death when he was implicated in the plot to kill Sir Thomas Overbury. Writers from Ben Jonson to Nathaniel Hawthorne came to characterize him as either a fool or an evil magician in league with the devil. Forman was born in Quidhampton, Fugglestone St Peter, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, on 31 December 1552. At the age of nine he went to a free school in the Salisbury area but was forced to leave after two years following the death of his father on 31 December 1563. For the next ten years of his life he was apprenticed to a local merchant. Commin traded in cloth and herbal medicines, it was during his time as a young apprentice that Forman started to learn about herbal remedies. After arguments with Mrs Commin, Simon found his apprenticeship terminated, he moved to Oxford to live with cousins, he spent a year and a half at Magdalen College, where he studied chiefly medicine and astrology, continuing the same studies in Holland.
Through the 1570s and 1580s Forman worked as a teacher. In 1583 he moved to London starting up a practice as a physician in Westminster. Having survived an outbreak of the plague in the city that year and again in 1594 his medical reputation began to spread. Around this time a Buckinghamshire clergyman named Richard Napier became his protégé. From 1597 he began to develop a more serious interest in the occult setting up an alternative medical practice in Billingsgate, providing astrologically-based remedies keeping detailed casebooks of his clients' questions about illness, stolen goods, career opportunities and marriage prospects. In his new office he was able to fulfill the role of both surgeon; this unorthodox practice, soon attracted the attention of the Company of Barber-Surgeons who banned him from medical practice. Since he possessed no diploma, following the death of one of his patients, Forman served several prison sentences, he continued to dispute with the Company of Barber-Surgeons obtaining a license to practice from the University of Cambridge in 1603.
With a notable sexual appetite, Forman was said to have pressed himself upon nearly every woman he met. Forman himself wrote of his conquests in his diaries, showing as little regard for the background of his inamoratas as for the location of consummation. Many of his clients provided brief affairs, he wrote of having his first sex with his "beloved" on 15/12/1593, 5:00 PM, London." Writing after "She died 13/6/1597." On 22 July 1599, Forman wed seventeen-year-old Jane Baker, a girl renting a room in his house in Lambeth. Having never been content with just one woman, the marriage sadly, “did not make much difference to way of life, except that he had an inexperienced girl now as mistress of the house. In 1611, he predicted his own death on the River Thames. Another astrologer, William Lilly, reports that one warm Sunday afternoon in September of that year, Forman told his wife that he would die the following Thursday night. And, sure enough: Monday came, all was well. Tuesday came, he not sick.
Wednesday came, still he was well. Thursday came, dinner was ended, he well: he went down to the water-side, took a pair of oars to go to some buildings he was in hand with in Puddle-dock. Being in the middle of the Thames, he presently fell down, only saying,'An impost, an impost,' and so died. A most sad storm of wind following. After his death he was implicated in the murder of Thomas Overbury through his association with his two patients, Lady Frances Howard, Mrs Anne Turner. During the testimony of Howard's trial, lawyers hurled accusations at Forman, claiming that he had given Lady Essex the potion with which she plotted to kill Overbury. During the trial he was described by Sir Edward Coke, Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench as the "Devil Forman". Forman's papers have proven to be a treasure trove of rare, unusual data on one of the most studied periods of cultural history, they include autobiographies, guides to astrology, plague tracts, alchemical commonplace books and notes on biblical and historical subjects.
They contain his disputes with the Company of Barber-Surgeons and his unsuccessful magical experiments. At one time he possessed the copy of the Picatrix in the British Library. Forman left behind a large body of manuscripts dealing with his patients and with all the subjects that interested him, from astronomy and astrology to medicine and magic, his Casebook is the most famous of these resources, though he produced diaries and a third-person autobiography. His only printed work was a pamphlet advertising a bogus method for divining longitude while at sea, his intimate knowledge of Shakespeare's circle makes him attractive to literary historians. Modern scholars—A. L. Rowse is one prominent example, others have followed his lead—have exploited Forman's manuscripts for the manifold lights they throw on the less-exposed private lives of Elizabethan and Jacobean men and women. One of Forman's patients was the poet Emilia Lanier, Rowse's candidate to have been Shakespeare's Dark Lady. Sixty-four volumes of his manuscripts were collected
George V. Forman
George V. Forman was a founder of VanderGrift, Forman & Company, which became part of the Standard Oil Company. Forman was a prominent Buffalo banker in the late 1800s and early 1900s, founding "The Fidelity Trust and Guaranty Company" which merged with the Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company to become M&T Bank. George Van Syckel Forman was born near Milford, New Jersey in 1841. After graduating from Princeton University in 1861, he practiced law in New Jersey, he moved to Oil City, where with Capt. J. J. Vandergrift, he established the "Oil City Trust Co." of which Forman was president for a time. While a resident of Olean, New York, a member of the "Exchange National Bank of Olean," Forman organized the "Eastern Oil Co.". Incorporated in West Virginia, he came to Buffalo, New York to be president of the company. In May 1893, along with John J. Albright, John Satterfield, Franklin D. Locke, founded The Fidelity Trust and Guaranty Company of Buffalo, New York, of which he became president.
In 1909, E. B. Green was commissioned to build the "Fidelity Trust Building", today known as "Swan Tower" and owned by Ellicott Development Co. located at 284 Main Street in Buffalo. Forman, a punctual man, according to Anson Goodyear, "every morning left his house at a certain hour and met George Williams at his house just above North Street, to walk to the Fidelity Building together. Mr. Forman boasted a prominent corporation and leaned backward to achieve his balance. Mr. Williams was bent forward to achieve his, it was a procession on which people checked their watches."In December 1925, a few years after his death in 1922, the Fidelity Trust Company, with $35 million in assets, merged with Manufacturers and Traders Bank, founded in 1856, with $64 million in assets, under the new name Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company. The $100 million company was headed by 36-year-old Lewis G. Harriman. Harriman and a group of investors including A. H. Schoellkopf, from the founding family of the Niagara Falls Hydraulic Power and Manufacturing Company, James Forrestal, who would become the first United States Secretary of Defense, owned enough shares to control both Fidelity and M&T. Forman was married to Martha Carter from New Jersey, with whom he had three children.
Howard Arter Forman, who married Georgia M. Green, daughter of George C. Greene, the General Counsel for the Lake Shore Railroad. Howard served as vice-president of Eastern Petroleum and during World War I, he was the Federal Fuel Administrator for Buffalo. After the war, he and Georgia separated and by the early 1920s he had moved to Lexington, where he died in 1931. Georgia served for more than a decade on the Board of Managers of Children's Hospital and was a contributor to the Room of Contemporary Art at the Albright Art Gallery. George Alfred Forman, who married Lucie Hatter. George was the founder and principal stockholder of "Southwestern Petroleum Company," a West Virginia corporation with offices in Buffalo, worth $5 million when he died about the steamer Berengaria as the liner was about to dock at Plymouth, England in 1925. After George's death, his widow remarried Harry Blanchard Spaulding, grandson of Elbridge G. Spaulding. Mary Martha Forman, who married Anson Goodyear, the son of Charles W. Goodyear on June 29, 1904.
Conger was president of the Great Southern Lumber Company, vice-president of the Buffalo and Susquehanna Railroad, helped establish the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, of which he was the first president as well as a member of the board of trustees. The marriage ended in divorce. Forman is buried at Mount View Cemetery in Olean, New York. In 1893, Forman built the beaux arts classical mansion, now known as the "Forman-Cabana House," for his family at 824 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo, New York in the present day Delaware Avenue Historic District; the home was designed by Wicks with E. B. Green serving as the principal designer; the home is fronted by prominent columns and features yellow Roman brick, the round arched front entrance has flanking paired fluted Ionic pilasters. Today the residence is home to Child and Family Services and the Stanley G. Falk School, located in the carriage house. Goodyear family
Harry Buxton Forman
Henry Buxton Forman was a Victorian-era bibliographer and antiquarian bookseller whose literary reputation is based on his bibliographies of Percy Shelley and John Keats. In 1934 he was revealed to have been in a conspiracy with Thomas James Wise to purvey large quantities of forged first editions of Georgian and Victorian authors. Henry Buxton Forman was born in Camberwell, south London on 11 July 1842, the third son of George Ellery Forman, a retired Royal Naval surgeon and his Sussex born wife Maria Courthorpe. At the age of ten months his family moved to Teignmouth in Devon and he was educated at a Royal Naval School in New Cross where Edmund Gosse was a contemporary and lifelong acquaintance although not an intimate. Whilst at school he adapted the sobriquet Harry by, he returned to London in 1860 and lived with his brothers in Stockwell in south London after joining the Post Office at 18 years of age. Harry Buxton Forman pursued a successful career in the Post Office starting as supplementary class clerk in the Secretary's Office at St.
Martin's-le-Grand in April 1860. He served as acting surveyor of British Post Offices in the Mediterranean in 1883 and thereafter served as principal clerk from 1885 and second secretary advancing to controller of the packet services. In 1897 he received the CB for his services to the Post Office retiring in 1907 after 47 years' service, he attended as a representative of the United Kingdom four Postal Union Congresses – at Paris in 1880, at Lisbon in 1885, at Vienna in 1891, at Washington in 1897. He was one of the earliest workers on behalf of the Post Office Library and Literary Association, was its secretary for several years, it is as an authority on the lives and works of Percy Shelley and John Keats that Forman is remembered. His literary endeavours began in 1869 with a series of anonymous articles in William Tinsley's eponymous Tinsley's Magazine reprinted in 1871 as Our Living Poets; this resulted in a friendly relationship with Dante Gabriel Rossetti and a fateful encounter with another poet Richard Hengist Horne, the subject of an early known forgery.
This success resulted in regular articles for the London Quarterly Review and a series of articles including four on Ibsen in 1872. Buxton Forman became interested in the philosophy of free thinking as expounded in the works of Auguste Comte and he met his wife Laura Sellé, the daughter of the musician Dr William Christian Sellé at a positivist lecture attended by George Eliot with whom he became acquainted. Many positivists looked to Shelley and Keats as examples of free thinking and in 1876 Buxton Forman published an edition of the Poetical Works of Shelley, followed in 1880 by Shelley's Prose Works. In 1878 he edited the Letters of John Keats to Fanny Brawne, in 1883 the Poetical Works and Other Writings of John Keats which ran to five volumes, he proved a gifted textual editor although the criticism he printed included much, trivial. He contributed to the study of Shelley with an uncompleted Shelley Library that included a number of first editions and rare writings. Other Shelley related material included an Essay in Bibliography in 1886, the Letters of Edward John Trelawny, Thomas Medwin's Life of Shelley, the latter work being scrupulously re-edited to remove many of Medwin's inexactitudes.
He followed up his edition of Keats' poetic works with Three essays by John Keats and Prose by John Keats: a book of fresh verses and new readings, a one-volume edition of the Poetical Works of John Keats. He took an active interest in the purchase and establishment of the Keats and Shelley House in Rome, presented to it a large number of his books, his passion for Shelley and Keats resulted in collaborative work with others and articles on a number of minor poets such as Thomas Wake and Charles Jeremiah Wells. He contributed articles on Wade and Horne and verses of his own in W R Nicol and TJ Wise's Literary Anecdotes of the 19th Century and for A H Miles's Poets and Poetry of the 19th Century Forman made and prefaced the selections from Wade, Wells and William Morris. In 1887 an association with a London commodity broker and book collector Thomas James Wise saw the first of many illegal printings by Wise and Buxton Forman; the origins began in November 1886. It printed a considerable number of poems for the first time that Forman and Wise decided to print separately as Poems and Sonnets inventing the Philadelphia Historical Society as a cover.
It was the start of a full scale conspiracy with numerous forgeries over the next fifteen years that were printed in London with templates that stated otherwise. They specialised in early pamphlets privately published, of poets some of whom such as Rossetti and Swinburne were still living. Many of the forgeries were printed by the firm of Richard Clay & Sons who had printed legitimate facsimile issues of works by Robert Browning and Percy Shelley; these were "creative forgeries" in that they were not copies of works that existed but were presented as works that could or should have existed. Dates, places of publication, publishers led the collecting world to believe in the'rare private' editions. Buxton Forman and Wise forged publications by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, George Eliot, John Ruskin, Matthew Arnold, Alfred Tennyson, George Meredith and William Thackeray and many others. Many of these forgeries were sold by Buxton Forman and Wise to collectors across the English speaking world and it would be forty years th
Phillip Forman was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Born on November 30, 1895, in New York City, New York, Forman received a Bachelor of Laws in 1919 from the Temple University Beasley School of Law, he served in the United States Navy from 1917 to 1919 during World War I. He entered private practice in Trenton, New Jersey from 1919 to 1932, he was an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey from 1923 to 1928 and was the United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey from 1928 to 1932. Forman was nominated by President Herbert Hoover on June 11, 1932, to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey vacated by Judge William Nelson Runyon, he was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 23, 1932, received his commission on June 25, 1932. He served as Chief Judge from 1951 to 1959 and as a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States from 1957 to 1959.
His service terminated on September 1959, due to his elevation to the Third Circuit. Forman was nominated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on February 9, 1959, to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit vacated by Judge Albert Branson Maris, he was confirmed by the Senate on September 9, 1959, received his commission the next day. He assumed senior status on March 31, 1961, his service terminated on August 17, 1978, due to his death. In 1940, Forman gave the German physicist Albert Einstein his United States Citizenship, he served the same role for the mathematician Kurt Gödel. Phillip Forman at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center
Justus Miles Forman
Justus Miles Forman was an American novelist and playwright. Forman was born on November 1875 in Le Roy, New York, he attended Yale University. His only play, The Hyphen, did not receive the success Forman expected; the Hyphen was a topical drama about "German-Americans" and "Irish-Americans" whose patriotism and fidelity to the United States is questioned due to events in Europe during World War I. Forman hoped that the drama would do better business in a production in London and decided to book a first-class passage aboard the RMS Lusitania. Days before he was to board the liner, however, he received a mysterious phone call from a man with a thick German accent who warned him not to board the Lusitania. Forman ignored the phone call and embarked on the Lusitania on May 1, 1915; the Lusitania was torpedoed on May 7, 1915, Forman was among the 1,198 passengers who perished in the sinking. His body was never recovered. Garden of Lies Jason Bianca's Daughter The Opening Door The Unknown Lady Journey's End Island of Enchantment Monsigny: The Soul Of Gold Tommy Carteret Buchanan’s Wife A Modern Ulysses.
The Quest. The Court Of The Angels; the Harvest Moon. The Six Rubies. Works by Justus Miles Forman at Project Gutenberg Works by or about Justus Miles Forman at Internet Archive Justus Miles Forman on IMDb at the Internet Movie Database