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Jack Markell

Jack Alan Markell is an American former businessman and politician who served as the 73rd Governor of Delaware from 2009 to 2017. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Markell served three terms as the State Treasurer of Delaware from 1999 to 2009. After term-limited Governor Ruth Ann Minner was prevented from running for reelection, Markell announced his intention to run for the Democratic nomination for governor. Markell defeated Lieutenant Governor of Delaware John Carney with 51% of the vote in the Democratic primary, defeated the Republican nominee, former Delaware Superior Court Judge William Swain Lee, with 67% of the vote in the general election. Markell won reelection by a margin of over 40%, the largest margin in any race for governor in Delaware's history. Markell was born and raised in Newark, the son of Elaine "Leni", a social worker, William Markell, who taught accounting at the University of Delaware, he graduated from Newark High School. As a child, he attended a summer camp in the Labor Zionist youth movement, Habonim Dror.

He graduated from Brown University earning his Bachelor of Arts in economics and development studies, went on to the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, earning his Master of Business Administration. Markell began his business career in 1982, he became a consultant at McKinsey & Company in 1986. Markell joined Fleet Call – known as Nextel Communications – where he served as the Senior Vice President for Corporate Development from 1989 to 1995. Becoming the company's 13th employee, Markell joined Nextel. After leaving Nextel, Markell worked as a senior manager at Comcast Corporation from 1996 to 1998. Markell is married to Carla Smathers. On November 16, 2013, Markell and his wife performed A. R. Gurney's play Love Letters at a fundraiser for the Delaware Theater Company in Delaware. Markell was first elected State Treasurer of Delaware in 1998, unseating four-term Republican incumbent Janet C. Rzewnicki, was re-elected in 2002 and 2006; as treasurer, Markell led the development of several educational efforts in personal financial management, known collectively as "the Financial Literacy initiatives".

He created the "Delaware Money School", which offers free classes to Delaware residents on topics such as saving for college and retirement planning. He started the "Delaware Bank at School Program" which takes banks and financial education to schools, he partnered with the University of Delaware, Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship, as well as several Delaware banks, to teach young people the basics of money and savings. In 2001, Governor Ruth Ann Minner chose Markell to chair the Information Services Task Force, which developed and implemented recommendations to modify the state's management of information technology. In 2002, he led an effort to streamline and coordinate the procurement of goods and services while using state-of-the-art purchasing techniques, he led the "Health Rewards" initiative, which offers Delaware state government employees comprehensive physical assessments, detailed statistics about how their health compares with their peers across the country, recommendations about how they can improve their health.

On June 6, 2007, Markell launched his candidacy for Governor of Delaware, setting up a primary with Lieutenant Governor John Carney. Beginning in the summer of 2007, Markell released fourteen policy papers on issues ranging from energy to health care to education. Early, Markell was far behind in endorsements. Markell closed in the polls until election day when Carney still held a small lead. Markell won an upset victory with 51.2 % of the vote in the Democratic primary. Against former judge William Swain Lee, the Republican nominee for governor in 2004, Markell won the general election with 67% of the vote. Markell won a second term on November 6, 2012, defeating Republican challenger Jeff Cragg by nearly 40 points. InaugurationAccording to The News Journal, Markell's 2009 inauguration ceremony was held in the middle of the night to comply with the requirements of the state constitution that the Governor be inaugurated on the third Tuesday of January and to allow Delaware residents to enjoy the historic event that would occur that day: the inauguration of President Barack Obama, his vice president, Delaware's Joseph R. Biden Jr.

A traditional swearing-in ceremony was held the following day on Legislative Mall in Dover, Delaware. BudgetMarkell entered office with an unprecedented budget challenge, facing a deficit of $800,000,000. One of his first actions was to cut his own salary by 20%. Markell announced his plan to balance the budget in March 2009. Avoiding lay-offs, Markell's plan included an 8% pay cut for state employees and taxation of sports betting, over $200 million worth of cuts, revenue enhancements on such things as liquor and tobacco. After failing to obtain an initial majority in the House of Representatives, Markell's sports betting proposal was approved on a second vote in May 2009. Legislation legalizing sports betting was approved by the Senate, signed into law by the Governor. Initial estimates of revenue for the state from sports betting were between 50 and 60 million dollars. Current revenues estimat

Frederick Howard Marsh

Frederick Howard Marsh, known as Howard Marsh, was a surgeon and academic. From 1907 until his death he was Master of Cambridge. Howard Marsh was born in 1839 in a small village in eastern England, near Bungay, on the Suffolk / Norfolk border, his father, Edward Brunning Marsh, is described as a "gentleman farmer", of Homersfield, on the Waveney, Suffolk. His mother Maria, née Haward, daughter of Charles and Maria, came near Norwich; the Marsh family was'old-established East Anglian farming stock' from Eye. He studied at St Bartholomew's Hospital in London, where he signed on in December 1858, becoming a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons in June 1861, he was appointed house surgeon at the hospital in 1862. He obtained his F. R. C. S. Diploma in 1866 and in 1868 was appointed Administrator of Chloroform, he held a succession of progressively more senior appointments as assistant surgeon before becoming a full surgeon in 1891. By this time he had since 1868, worked as a surgeon at the Hospital for Sick Children in Great Ormond Street where he became full surgeon in 1879 and consulting surgeon in 1888.

In the late 1860s Marsh became surgeon to the Queen Square House of Relief for Children with Chronic Disease of the Joints, an establishment founded "in great part through the exertions of Miss Perceval". Howard Marsh married Jane Perceval, the grand daughter of an assassinated British prime minister, in 1870. In 1903 Marsh was appointed Professor of Surgery at Cambridge University in belated succession to Sir George Murray Humphry. Marsh resigned from his post at Bart's and relocated to Cambridge, becoming a fellow of King's College. Four years he relocated again, half a mile to the south, becoming Master of Downing College, Cambridge; as Master of Downing College Marsh resisted government pressure to restrict access for students from India an important British Colony. One third of all Indian students attending Cambridge University during the early years of the twentieth century chose Downing College: Marsh attributed this to the college's reputation for excellent teaching of law, a subject favoured by India's burgeoning mercantile classes.

Government pressure was part of a wider political strategy to limit anti-colonial activism in British universities. After consulting with fellow members of the college governing body Marsh politely rejected the British minister's request to restrict admissions in a way which would have been "a rebuff to Indian students". Marsh was father to the polymath Edward Marsh and father-in-law of the controversial general and writer, Frederick Barton Maurice. A grand daughter was the economist Joan Robinson

Nathanael Matthaeus von Wolf

Nathanael Matthaeus von Wolf, Nathanael Matthäus von Wolf, Polish: Nataniel Mateusz Wolf was a German botanist and astronomer. Wolf studied medicine at the University of Erfurt and received his degree of M. D. in 1748. He became the personal physician of Teodor Kazimierz Czartoryski, the Prince-bishop of Poznań, until the bishop's death in 1768; the next year he opened a private office at Tczew and practised at Danzig from 1772. He went on to spend most of his adult life in Danzig, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1777. As an astronomer, Wolf taught the Corps of Cadets in Warsaw, he left his scientific collections to them. He supported the building of a planetarium. On 10 May 1785, a few months after Wolf's death, the Danzig physician Philipp Adolph Lampe presented a memorial at the Danzig Research Society. Genera Plantarum, Vocabulis characteristicis definita S.l. 1776 Genera et Species Plantarum vocabulis characteristicis definita. Marienwerder, Typis Joan. Jac. Kanteri, 1781 Concordantia Botanica.

Dantisci, Muller, 1780 J. C. Poggendorff. Biographisch-Literarisches Handwörterbuch zur geschichte der exacten wissenschaften. Verlag von Johann Ambrosius Barth.. Edmund Cieślak "Historia Gdańska", t. III, /1:1655-1793, Gdańsk 1993 Kazimierz Kubik & Lech Mokrzecki "Trzy wieki nauki gdańskiej", Zakład Narodowy im. Ossolińskich, Gdańsk 1976 ISBN 83-215-3251-9 "Mieszczaństwo gdańskie", Gdańskie Towarzystwo Naukowe, Gdańsk 1997 ISBN 83-87359-16-5