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Şükrü Saracoğlu

Mehmet Şükrü Saracoğlu was a Turkish politician, the fifth Prime Minister of Turkey and the Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs during the early stages of World War II. He signed the German–Turkish Treaty of Friendship in 1941, which would prevent Turkish involvement in the war, he was the chairman of the Turkish sports club Fenerbahçe S. K. for 16 years between 1934 and 1950, including holding that post concurrently with his time as Prime Minister from 1942 to 1946. Born in Ödemiş in the Ottoman Empire in 1887, Mehmet Şükrü was the son of Saraç Mehmet Tevfik Usta, of Albanian heritage, he completed primary and middle school in Ödemiş and high school in the prestigious İzmir Atatürk Lisesi in İzmir and graduated from the School of Civil Service halla in 1909. For a while, he worked as officer of attendance and performed as mathematics teacher in İzmir High School in Sultaniye. In 1915, he studied in the Academy of Political Sciences in Geneva, for the account of İzmir. During the Greco-Turkish War, he returned to Turkey and fought in the region of Kuşadası, Aydın, Nazilli.

He was elected to the Grand National Assembly of Turkey from İzmir in 1923. He was appointed as Minister of National Education in the cabinet of Prime Minister Fethi Okyar, he presided over the Commission for Composite Population Exchange, which would conduct the negotiations with the Greek government on. He was appointed as the Minister of Finance in the cabinet formed by Prime Minister İsmet Pasha. After resigning, he was sent to the United States to complete some contacts about economic issues in 1931 and presided over the board going to the Paris Treaty of 1933 to solve the Ottoman public debt issue. In 1933, he reentered Cabinet as the Minister of Justice and performed as the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the second cabinet of Prime Minister Celal Bayar. After the 1934 Surname Law, which required all Turkish citizens to adopt a surname, Mehmet Şükrü took on the surname "Saracoğlu", meaning "son of Saraç", Saraç being the epithet of his father. In the closing days of World War II, he took place in the negotiations with the Soviet Union in Moscow for months.

Upon the death of Refik Saydam in 1942, he was assigned as the Prime Minister and resigned because of illness. He was elected as the President of the Grand National Assembly in 1948 and remained until 1950. Saracoğlu, who retired from political life in 1950, was fluent in English, he had three children. He died on 27 December 1953; the home of the Turkish football club Fenerbahçe, Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, is named after him. 13th government of Turkey Biography, BASVEKIL SUKRU SARACOGLU'NDAN ANILAR Newspaper clippings about Şükrü Saracoğlu in the 20th Century Press Archives of the ZBW

Lawrence J. Vilardo

Lawrence Joseph Vilardo is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of New York. Vilardo was born on June 1955, in Buffalo, New York, he graduated from Canisius High School and received a Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude, in 1977 from Canisius College. He received a Juris Doctor magna cum laude, in 1980 from Harvard Law School, he served as a law clerk to Judge Irving Loeb Goldberg of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, from 1980 to 1981. From 1981 to 1986, he was an associate at the law firm of Damon Morey LLP. From 1986 to 2015, he was a founding partner of the law firm of Connors & Vilardo, LLP. where he conducted a wide range of civil and criminal litigation in State and Federal courts at the trial and appellate levels. On February 4, 2015, President Obama, on the recommendation of Senator Chuck Schumer, nominated Vilardo to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, to the seat vacated by Judge Richard Joseph Arcara, who took senior status on January 3, 2015.

He received a hearing before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee on May 6, 2015. On June 4, 2015 his nomination was reported out of committee by voice vote. On October 26, 2015 the United States Senate voted in favor of final confirmation by a vote of 88–0, he received his judicial commission on October 29, 2015. Lawrence J. Vilardo at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center. Lawrence Joseph Vilardo at Ballotpedia

Tom Burlison

Thomas Henry Burlison, Baron Burlison, DL was a British footballer, GMB trade unionist and Treasurer of the Labour Party. He was the first professional footballer to take a seat in the House of Lords. Burlison was born in Edmondsley, County Durham, the son of a miner, Robert Burlison, his wife, Georgina, he was educated in Edmondsley and worked as a panel beater from 1951 to 1957, joining the General and Municipal Workers' Union. He was a professional footballer from 1953 to 1965. Between 1959 and 1961 he did National Service in the Royal Air Force, he became a regional officer of the GMB in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1965, regional secretary in 1978. A polite and unassuming man with a low profile, he was an effective "fixer" behind the scenes, drawing from a base in the union's heartland in the northeast and setting many on the path to power, his staff included former Labour ministers Nick Brown and Doug Henderson, former MEP and Labour leader in the European parliament Alan Donnelly. He was involved in the selection of many Labour MPs, including Tony Blair and Peter Mandelson.

He was involved in the negotiations in 1982 to merge the GMWU with the Boilermakers to form the General, Municipal and Allied Trades Union. He was runner-up behind John Edmonds in the election for general secretary of the GMB in 1985; the GMB merged with APEX in 1989 for form the GMB Union, Burlison served as deputy general secretary of the merged union from 1991 to 1996. He was treasurer of the Labour Party from 1992 to 1996, he was chairman of the TUC northern region for nine years. He was a trustee of the Board of Governors of the University of Northumbria, a Deputy Lieutenant and Honorary President of Hartlepool United, he was an important moderniser on Labour's National Executive Committee in the years before the party's landslide victory at the 1997 general election. On 21 October 1997, he was created a life peer as Baron Burlison of Rowlands Gill, in the County of Tyne and Wear, he was a working peer, was a Lord in Waiting from 1999 to 2001. Burlison married Valerie Stephenson in 1981, they had one daughter.

Burlison lived in Rowlands Gill and Wear, for at least 20 years. He died in Gateshead on 20 May 2008 at the age of 71. "DodOnline". Archived from the original on 8 February 2007. Retrieved 12 February 2007. Obituary: The Independent, 23 May 2008 Obituary: The Daily Telegraph, 23 May 2008 Obituary: The Guardian, 11 June 2008 Obituary: The Times, 20 June 2008

John Aiken (RAF officer)

For others named, see the John Aiken navigation pageAir Chief Marshal Sir John Alexander Carlisle Aiken, was a senior Royal Air Force officer, the Commander of British forces in Cyprus at the time of the Turkish invasion of the island in 1974. Educated at Birkenhead School, Aitken joined the Royal Air Force in 1941, serving in the Second World War in North-West Europe, flying Spitfires with No. 611 Squadron from 1942 and in the Far East as a flight commander with No. 548 Squadron flying Spitfires out of Darwin from 1944. In 1948 he became an instructor at the RAF College Cranwell before becoming Officer Commanding Birmingham University Air Squadron in 1950, he was made Personal Staff Officer to the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief at Fighter Command in 1954, Officer Commanding No. 29 Squadron in 1956 and a Staff Officer at Headquarters Allied Forces Northern Europe in 1958. He went on to be Deputy Director, Intelligence at the Air Ministry in 1960 before being appointed Station Commander at RAF Finningley in 1962.

His next series of appointments were as Air Commodore at the Ministry of Defence in 1964, Deputy Commander-in-Chief at RAF Germany in 1969 and Director-General of RAF Training in 1971. He was appointed as Commander-in-Chief Near East Air Force in 1973, he remained there throughout the period of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, during which time he was responsible for organising the evacuation of several thousand foreign nationals from Nicosia and Limassol. He became Air Member for Personnel, he retired in March 1978. On retirement, he was appointed Director General of Intelligence at the Ministry of Defence from 1978–81, he was President of the Royal Air Forces Association from 1984–85, 1987–88. Aiken was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath in 1967, raised to Knight Commander of the Order in 1973, he died on 31 May 2005, aged 83. In 1948 he married Pamela Bartlett.

William Alves de Oliveira

William Alves de Oliveira is a Brazilian football forward who plays for Al-Faisaly. William started off career in known Brazilian club Botafogo, he made his debut for Botafogo in Copa Sudamericana match against Colombian Independiente Santa Fe. In this match William netted the equalizing goal; the match ended in a 1-1 draw. He signed three and half year contract, he made his debut for AS Trenčín in a friendly match against Czech SFC Opava on 26 January 2013. On 2 March 2013, he made his competitive debut for Trenčín in the league game against Spartak Myjava, when he came on in 77th minute. In winter 2013-2014, he left the club due to a disagreement between AS Botafogo. William signed a three-year contract with fellow Corgoň liga club MŠK Žilina in January 2014. On 1 March, he scored a goal on his competitive debut for Žilina in a 2-1 league loss to his former club AS Trenčín. On 6 August 2015 he scored a 120th-minute goal against FC Vorskla that allowed Žilina to reach the play-off rounds of Europa League.

Two weeks William scored a brace against Athletic Bilbao in the first leg of the Europa League play-off round, which Žilina won 3-2 after having been 2-0 down. In January 2016, William was transferred to Turkish club Kayserispor. William Alves de Oliveira at Soccerway William Alves de Oliveira at Sambafoot Data2.7m Profile