T.A.M. Craven

Tunis Augustus Macdonough Craven was a United States Navy officer in the first half of the 20th century involved in the development of radio and communications. Born in Philadelphia, Craven was given the name of the Union U. S. Navy Commander Tunis Augustus Macdonough Craven who famously went down with his ship, the USS Tecumseh, during the American Civil War at the Battle of Mobile Bay; the younger Craven graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1913. He was a Navy engineer involved in the early history of radio and a close friend of Stanford C. Hooper, his first cruise was aboard the USS Delaware, a battleship in the Atlantic Fleet, where he served as the radio officer, moving in 1915 to the staff of the Commander in Chief, U. S. Asiatic Fleet as the fleet radio officer and fleet intelligence officer. In 1917 he was ordered to the Office of Director of Naval Communications, where he oversaw the organization and operation of the Navy's trans-Atlantic radio communications system during the war.

In 1927 he served as a technical adviser to the U. S. delegation to Washington international communications conference, subsequently served as executive officer aboard the oil tanker USS Sapelo. He resigned from active duty in 1930 taking a reserve commission, he remained a commander in the reserves until 1944. Craven served as Chief Engineer to the Federal Communications Commission between 1935 and 1937 before being appointed to the commission by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1937. A Democrat by party, he was at odds with chairman James Lawrence Fly, he declined reappointment at the end of his term in 1944, choosing instead to return to private industry as the vice-president of Iowa Broadcasting Company, owned by the Cowles interests. After a long delay, FCC general counsel Charles R. Denny was nominated to succeed Craven in March, 1945. Craven was appointed to an unusual second appointment by President Dwight D. Eisenhower from 2 July 1956 to 25 March 1963

Giacomo del Pò

Giacomo del Pò spelled del Po, was an Italian painter of the Baroque. He was born in Palermo, the son of Pietro del Pò, his teacher, he was admitted to the Roman Accademia di San Luca. He was chiefly occupied in decorating the mansions of the Neapolitan nobility with emblematical and allegorical subjects. Rome possesses only two of his pictures, one in the church of Sant'Angelo in Pescheria, the other in Santa Marta al Collegio Romano, he worked in Naples, where he painted frescoes for the Palatine chapel in the Royal Palace. He was a contributor to the scenography of the operas Giasone, il Minotauro, Arianna at the Teatro San Bartolomeo in Naples, he collaborated with Francesco di Maria and Francesco de Mura, in the frescoes for the Palazzo Carafa and the palace of the Prince Caracciolo de Avellino. He painted frescoes in the gallery of the Marquis of Genzano, he painted frescoes in the Milano Chapel of San Domenico Maggiore and in the church of San Gregorio Armeno. He painted canvases for Church of Santa Teresa degli Scalzi.

He painted in the Basilica of San Antonio and the cathedral in Sorrento. He painted frescoes in the Belvedere palace in Vienna for Eugene of Savoy, he died in Naples in 1726. This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Michael. "Del Po, Giacomo". In Graves, Robert Edmund. Bryan's Dictionary of Engravers. I. London: George Bell & Sons

Frank Saul (basketball)

Frank Benjamin Saul Jr. was an American National Basketball Association player. Raised in Westwood, New Jersey, Saul spent three years at Holy Trinity High School in Hackensack, New Jersey, where he played both baseball and basketball, he transferred to Seton Hall Preparatory in New Jersey for his senior year. He played collegiately for the Seton Hall Pirates men's basketball, leaving college after his freshman year to serve for three years in the United States Army during World War II, he scored his 1,000th career point in a game against Creighton University on March 5, 1949, making him the first player from Seton Hall to reach that milestone. Saul won four consecutive NBA championships with the Rochester Royals in 1951 and with the Minneapolis Lakers from 1952 to 1954. He, Steve Kerr and Patrick McCaw are the only three players in NBA history who won three championships with two different teams in consecutive seasons, with him and Kerr winning four times in a row. Saul was known as "Pep Saul" during his career.

Saul was a resident of New Jersey. He died in November 2019 at the age of 95