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Geoffrey Fenton

Sir Geoffrey Fenton was an English writer, Privy Councillor, Principal Secretary of State in Ireland. Geoffrey was born in 1539, the son of Henry Fenton from Nottinghamshire and was the brother of Edward Fenton the navigator. Geoffrey is said to have visited Italy in his youth; this book is a free translation of François de Belleforest's French rendering of Matteo Bandello's Novelle. Until 1579 Fenton continued his literary labors, publishing Monophylo in 1572, Golden epistles gathered out of Guevaraes workes as other authors... 1575, various religious tracts of strong Protestant tendencies. In 1579 appeared the Historie of Guicciardini, translated out of French by Fenton and dedicated to Queen Elizabeth. Through Lord Burghley he obtained, in 1580, the post of secretary to the new Lord Deputy of Ireland, Lord Grey de Wilton, thus became a fellow worker with the poet, Edmund Spenser. Fenton thereafter abandoned literature for service to the Crown in Ireland, he proved himself a zealous Protestant, who worked against the "diabolicall secte" of Rome, urged the assassination of the Crown's most dangerous subjects.

He secured the Queen's confidence with his written reports, but was arrested at Dublin in 1587 by the authority of the sitting governor, Sir John Perrot, on account of his debts, was paraded in chains through the city. He was soon released, made himself an instrument in Perrot's downfall in the following years. In 1589 Fenton was knighted, in 1590–1591 he acted as a Commissioner at London in the controversial impeachment of Perrot, which concluded when a death sentence was passed upon the former governor. By 1603 he was Principal Secretary of State, Privy Councillor, in Ireland. Fenton is said to have disliked the Scots and in particular of James VI of Scotland. So upon James's succession to the English crown as James I of England, Fenton's post was in danger, but Cecil exerted himself in his favour, in 1604 it was confirmed to him for life, though he had to share it with Sir Richard Coke. Fenton died in 1608, was buried in St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. Fenton married in June 1585, daughter of Dr Robert Weston Lord Chancellor of Ireland by his first wife Alice Jenyngs, widow of Dr Hugh Brady, bishop of Meath, by whom he had two children—a son, Sir William Fenton, a daughter, who in 1603 married Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork.

Lodge, John. The Peerage of Ireland. 1. Dublin. P. 156. Attribution This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed.. "Fenton, Sir Geoffrey". Encyclopædia Britannica. 10. Cambridge University Press. P. 260. Endnotes: Harl. Soc. publications, vol. iv. Visitation of Nottinghamshire, 1871. Hist. MSS. Comm.. Grosart. L. Douglas, Tudor Translation series, vols. xix. xx

Jeannette Gadson

Jeannette Gadson was an American politician from New York. She was born on July 5, 1945. Jeannette Gadson entered politics as a Democrat, became executive secretary to her uncle, Assemblyman Samuel D. Wright. On November 4, 1975, she was elected to the New York State Assembly, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Charles T. Hamilton, she took her seat in the 181st New York State Legislature that month during a special session, remained in the Assembly until the end of 1976. In September 1976, she challenged the incumbent Major Owens in the Democratic primary in the 17th State Senate District, but was defeated. Afterwards she was a member of the 23rd District School Board, District Manager of Brooklyn Community Board 16. In 1990, she was appointed to the New York City Board of Elections. In 1993, she was appointed by Brooklyn Borough President Howard Golden as his deputy, she resigned the post on March 31, 2001, was appointed by Golden as a special assistant instead, because she planned to run that year to succeed Golden as borough president and certain appointed public officials are barred from receiving campaign contributions under New York City election law.

In September 2001, she ran in the Democratic primary for borough president, but was defeated by Marty Markowitz. She died on February 13, 2007, of lung cancer, was buried at the Talbird Cemetery in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Jeannette Gadson at Find a Grave

Sheldon Wolin

Sheldon Sanford Wolin was an American political theorist and writer on contemporary politics. A political theorist for fifty years, Wolin became Professor of Politics, Emeritus, at Princeton University, where he taught from 1973 to 1987. During a teaching career which spanned more than forty years, Wolin taught at the University of California, University of California, Santa Cruz, Oberlin College, Oxford University, Cornell University, University of California, Los Angeles, he was a notable teacher of undergraduate and graduate students, serving as a mentor to many students who themselves became prominent scholars and teachers of political theory. After graduating from Oberlin College, Wolin received his doctorate from Harvard University in 1950, for a dissertation entitled Conservatism and Constitutionalism: A Study in English Constitutional Ideas, 1760–1785. After teaching at Oberlin, Wolin taught political theory at the University of California, from 1954 to 1970, built a political theory program by bringing Norman Jacobson, John H. Schaar, Hanna Fenichel Pitkin, Michael Rogin into the department.

One of Wolin's central concern was how the history of political thought could contribute to understanding contemporary political dilemmas and predicaments. He played a significant role in the Free Speech Movement and with John Schaar interpreted that movement to the rest of the world. During the seventies and eighties he published for The New York Review of Books, he wrote opinion pieces and reviews for The New York Times. In 1980, he was the founding editor of the short-lived but intellectually influential journal democracy. At Princeton, Wolin led a successful faculty effort to pass a resolution urging university trustees to divest from endowment investment in firms that supported South African apartheid. Wolin left Berkeley in the fall of 1970 for the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he taught until the spring of 1972. From 1973 through 1987, he was a professor of politics at Princeton University. Wolin served on the editorial boards of many scholarly journals, including Political Theory, the leading journal of the field in the Anglo-American world.

He consulted for various scholarly presses and public entities, including Peace Corps, American Council of Learned Societies, the Social Science Research Council. Wolin served as president of the Society for Legal and Political Philosophy. Wolin was instrumental in founding, his approach to the history of political thought offered an original perspective that constituted a formidable challenge to more classical approaches to the study of the history of political thought. It challenged behavioralism, the reigning orthodoxy in political science departments, he has been compared to thinkers like Eric Voegelin, Hannah Arendt, Leo Strauss. In his classic Politics and Vision, Wolin formulates an interpretative approach to the history of political thought, based on careful study of different theoretical traditions, he pays particular attention to how the latter contribute to the changing meanings of a received political vocabulary, including notions of authority, power, justice and the state. Wolin's approach had a bearing on contemporary problems and questions and he notoriously defined the inquiry into the history of political thought, the study of different traditions and forms of theorizing that have shaped it, “as a form of political education.”Wolin’s approach to the study of political theory consisted of a historical-minded inquiry into the history of political thought to inform the practice of political theory in the present.

A consummate reader of texts, he combined attention to both the intellectual and political contexts in which an author intervened and the genres of writing he deployed, with an eye to understanding how a particular body of work shed light on a specific political predicament. But this was no antiquarian exercise, it rather consisted of an attempt to "understand some aspect of the historical past is conscious of the historical character and locus of own understanding. Historicity has to do with the convergence of the two, the inquirer’s contribution of his present is crucial.”Similarly, his classic essay "Political Theory as a Vocation," written in the context of the Cold War, the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights Movement, mounted a seething critique of Behaviorism and how it impaired the ability to grasp the crises of the time. Thirty years he explicitly formulated the importance of political theory and the study of political thought as “primarily a civic and secondarily an academic activity.”Wolin's 2001 study of Alexis de Tocqueville, Tocqueville Between Two Worlds, constitutes his second summum opus.

Cornel West has called it Wolin’s masterpiece, the crowning achievement of “the greatest political theorist of and for democracy of our time.”Wolin’s involvement in the events of the sixties represented a formative experience that set the stage for the transition from an imaginative and erudite scholar of political thought to an original political thinker in his own right. In essays dealing with major thinkers of the recent past, including some of the most formidable bodies of work of the twentieth century, Wolin probed different approaches to both understanding the nature of theory and its bearing on the political from a perspective aligned with the principles of participatory democracy. From this perspective, Wolin engaged with a vast array of thinkers: Theodor W. Adorno & Max Horkheimer, Hannah Arendt, John Dewey, Michel Foucault, Leo Strauss, Harvey C. Mansfield, Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche, Mich

Public Employees Federation

The Public Employees Federation is an American union representing 54,000 professional and technical public employees in the state of New York. The union is one of the largest local white-collar unions in the United States and is New York's second-largest state-employee union. PEF represents employees who work in private-sector jobs and local government agencies; the union publishes The Communicator, online newsletter with a 2007 distribution of 70,000, on a monthly basis. According to PEF's Department of Labor records, the union is composed of three categories of members: "administrative," "institutional," and "private/public sector." Of the total membership, these comprise around 69%, 28% and 3%, or 35,088, 14,065, 1,443 members, respectively. The first two of these classifications cover two types of labor in "the Professional and Scientific Titles as designated by NYS and Civil Service." The third, portion covers several other employers. PEF contracts cover some non-members, known as agency fee payers, which number comparatively about one twentieth of the size of the union's membership, or 2,790 non-members.

In 1971, 61-year-old George Hardy was elected president of the Service Employees International Union. Under Hardy, SEIU's health care and public employee divisions saw rapid growth. Much of the membership growth, came through affiliation rather than new member organizing. Hardy viewed the fast-growing American Federation of State and Municipal Employees as SEIU's chief competitor. AFSCME had grown from a mere 100,000 members in 1951 to 500,000 members in 1972, had elected a dynamic and aggressive new leader, 45-year-old Jerry Wurf, in 1964. Not only was AFSCME's growth substantial, its demographics matched those of SEIU's: At least two-thirds of the rival union's members were blue-collar workers, a fifth of them worked in hospitals and nursing homes. To counter AFSCME's rapid growth, Hardy adopted a strategy of affiliating existing unions rather than organizing unorganized workers. Between 1971 and 1980, SEIU affiliated 22 independent unions. Merger and affiliation accounted for 230,000 new members from 1971 to 1985, all of the union's growth from 1980 to 1984.

One of SEIU's major growth spurts came in 1978, when it raided the Civil Service Employees Association. In existence since 1910, CSEA had won representation rights for New York State's 140,000 public employees after the state passed a public employee collective bargaining law in 1968. Structured like an association rather than a union, CSEA hesitated to engage in militant labor action or strike, yet it had a rocky relationship with the state: The union struck for two days at the beginning of April 1972 and won a 5.5 percent pay hike. But the strike and dissatisfaction with CSEA's leadership led some CSEA members to ask for representation by SEIU. With Hardy's strong backing, the newly formed union was able to gather enough signatures on petitions to trigger a representational vote in two of the four units where workers were represented by CSEA, but SEIU lost the vote by a 3-to-1 margin in December 1972. A second strike planned by CSEA leaders was called off after delegates overwhelmingly repudiated a strike resolution supported by the union's leaders.

The internal strife led SEIU to once again challenge CSEA for a large unit of New York State public employees. In an election held December 5, 1975, an SEIU-led coalition which included the American Federation of Teachers, the Laborers' International Union of North America, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, several building trades unions was defeated by CSEA, 10,858 to 10,348 with 1,015 voting for neither union. With neither side winning a majority, a second election was held the first week of February 1976, which CSEA won, but Hardy continued to raid CSEA. CSEA leaders sought protection by affiliating with AFSCME. Article 20 of the AFL-CIO constitution prohibits affiliates from raiding one another's members, an affiliation with AFSCME would have won CSEA relief from the raids, but CSEA delegates formally barred their leaders from seeking an affiliation with AFSCME in March 1976. CSEA's contract with the state of New York expired in 1977. Although CSEA leaders once more proposed a strike, the union settled for a 14 percent pay raise in April 1977.

Hardy, convinced SEIU could raid CSEA, conducted secret polls which showed that deep unrest in the professional and technical unit. Working only with the AFT, SEIU once more obtained enough petitions to challenge CSEA representation in the PS&T unit; the raid was successful, the coalition won, 15,062 to 12,259. Hardy and AFT leader Albert Shanker hoped to raid CSEA further, but CSEA affiliated with AFSMCE on April 21, 1978; the affiliation made AFSCME the largest affiliate in the AFL-CIO. CSEA challenged the SEIU/AFT coalition's victory, however. CSEA attorneys alleged that nearly 5,000 of the signatures on the petition forcing an election were fraudulent. A New York Supreme Court dismissed the suit, but it was reinstated by a state appellate court; as the lawsuit progressed, CSEA won a new three-year contract which included a 7 percent pay hike in the first year. But the new union, now called the Public Employees Federation prevailed in the New York Court of Appeals on March 28, 1979. PEF subsequently negotiated a controversial contract which gave union members a 36 percent pay increase over three years.

Submitted to the members without the approval of PEF's executive council, the contract was overwhelmingly approved by PEF members on December 6, 1979. PEF's firs

Croatian Eagles

Croatian Eagles Soccer Club is an American soccer team that plays in the United Premier Soccer League. The club was established in 1922 by Croatian Americans, is one of the oldest continuously run soccer club in North America.. According to legend, the club was going to be named "NK Hrvatski Sokole" but the founders of the club were not able to translate "Sokole"; the clubs biggest rivals are the United Serbians Soccer Club and Milwaukee Bavarian SC. The club participated in the 2006 Lamar Hunt U. S. Open Cup, they were champs of the Wisconsin Adult Soccer Association's Challenge Cup five times, from 1999 to 2003. The club is a regular participant in the Croatian-North American Soccer Tournament which they have hosted 4 times and they last hosted in 2017, they have not won a tournament to date. The Croatian Eagles represented the state of Wisconsin at the USSF National Amateur Cup Region II in Bowling Green, KY, they completed the tournament with a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Scott Gallagher team.

The women's team is in regionals. This men's team has many players who play professional soccer throughout the world. Many players from the Majors team at Croatian Eagles Soccer Club have many Division 1 along with Division 2 and 3 players in the summers; the Croatian Eagles have a growing youth program with many teams that complete in the Wisconsin Developmental Academy and Midwest Regional League. The former Director of Coaching, Scott Suprise, has grown the youth program of Croatian Eagles from one team in 1998, to 34 teams at the end of 2016; the club uses the youth program to uniquely feed college, post-college, professional players to their Premier League of America team, headed by current coach, Chris Logan. On Sunday July 22, 2012 the Croatian Eagles represented the state of Wisconsin at the USASA National Cup winning 3-2 over the ASC New Star's from Texas and were national Champions for 2012, they automatically qualified for competing in the 2013 Lamar Hunt U. S. Open Cup; the 2015 season saw Croatian Eagles enter their men's team in the fledgling Great Lakes Premier League along with teams from Illinois and Michigan.

They finished fifth that season, continued with the league, re-branded as the Premier League of America until that league merged with the United Premier Soccer League. Croatian Park was founded in 1956 by Croatian Americans from Milwaukee; the ground was purchased as a place for Croatians to celebrate their culture. Over the years Croatian Park has expanded to now over 30 acres and part of the local community in Franklin, it is still joy of the Croatian Community of Milwaukee and surrounding areas. It now is a local gathering place not only for Croatians, but locals from the SE WI area who appreciate using the Park for their own activities. Croatian Park is home to the Croatian Eagles Soccer Club, North America’s older active soccer club. Croatian Park has 5 regulation sized fields, any one is guaranteed to see some team practicing or playing any time of the week. Croatian Fest has been held every year for atleast 50+ years; every year there is a Croatian Mass at 10 A. M. with a cultural program a few hours later.

Many Croatians from around Wisconsin and Illinois come to celebrate the culture. There is a weekly beer garden held on Thursdays from 5-10 PM starting in May and lasts until September. In the summer of 2019, special guests from New Zealand, Klapa Samoana, who have performed at numerous Dinamo Zagreb games, KUD Tena from Đakovo, Croatia and performed for many people at the Park. Dinamo Zagreb held 2 soccer camps at the park, coached by trainers from Zagreb. Food is provided by American European Foods with all sorts of Croatian delicacies, such as Ćevapi and Croatian Sausages. Croatian Park is home to Croatian Park Ale, supplies Karlovačko, Croatian Cordials such as Šljivovica and many other items for every major event. Croatian Eagles SC Croatian Park Beer Garden Croatian Park Croatian Fest