George Vanderveer was an early 20th-Century American "conservative Seattle lawyer" who defended Industrial Workers of the World members during the union's years of "deepest trouble." Vanderveer was born on August 2, 1875. During and after World War I, Vanderveer became a champion of IWW laborers. Beyond cases, he wrote Governor Ernest Lister of Washington State to stop the arrest of "Wobblies" because their imprisonment was a "grievous social and industrial wrong." In 1916, Vanderveer defended Wobblies accused in this massacre. Vanderveer defended 101 IWW members, including IWW co-founder Bill Haywood, in a Chicago espionage trial in 1918. During World War I the U. S. government moved against the IWW. On September 5, 1917, U. S. Department of Justice agents made simultaneous raids on dozens of IWW meeting halls across the country. Minutes books, mailing lists, publications were seized, with the U. S. Department of Justice removing five tons of material from the IWW's General Office in Chicago alone.
This seized material was scoured for possible violations of the Espionage Act of 1917 and other laws, with a view to future prosecution of the organization's leaders and key activists. Based on documents seized on September 5, a Federal Grand Jury in Chicago indicted 166 IWW leaders for conspiring to hinder the draft, encourage desertion, intimidate others in connection with labor disputes, under the new Espionage Act. 101 went on trial en masse before Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis, which began on April 1, 1918. Vanderveer argued that most evidence predated the war, they were all convicted -- including those for years. The judge sentenced 35 to 5 years, 33 to 10 years, 15 to 20 years. In 1919, Vanderveer defended AFL and IWW members in this five-day general work stoppage by more than 65,000 workers in Seattle, which lasted February 6–11. In late 1919, Vanderveer returned from Chicago to Seattle, where he defended eleven men arrested and charged with the murder of Warren O. Grimm during the Centralia massacre, which landed local lawyer Elmer Smith in jail among others.
During the trial, Vanderveer is reputed to have said: The IWWs say there must be a fundamental change and that fundamental change must be in the reorganization of industry, for public service, so that the purpose shall be that we will work to live and not live to work. Work for service rather than work for profit... This is a big case, counsel says, the biggest case, tried in this country, but the biggest thing about these big things is from beginning to end it has been a struggle on the one side for ideas and on the other side to suppress those ideas! Vanderveer represented teachers in Seattle High School Teachers Chap. No. 200 of the American Federation of Teachers v. Sharples; when teachers formed a union, the state school board imposed a "yellow dog" contract on them. AFT Local 200 fought the yellow dog rule in court. Hawley, Lowell S.. Counsel for the damned: a biography of George Francis Vanderveer. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co. Workers of the World Collection, Part 1, Papers, 1905–1972 Phillip Taft Papers
Logan Vandeveer, early Texas Ranger, pioneer. He was the son of Emily Vandeveer, he came to Texas in 1833, joining Stephen F. Austin's Little Colony at Mina in present-day Bastrop County, he enlisted in Capt. Jesse Billingsley's company on February 28, 1836. Vandeveer, a private, was badly wounded in the battle of San Jacinto and was discharged at Mina on June 1, 1836, his name is inscribed at the San Jacinto Monument. Logan Vandeveer married Lucinda Mays of Alabama in 1838 or 1839. After his discharge from the army, Vandeveer entered the Texas Rangers and fought Indians throughout the Bastrop area. Receiving tracts of land in what is now Burnet County for his service in the Texas Revolution, he purchased additional land in the area. In 1849 he secured a contract from the United States government to supply meat and foodstuffs to Fort Croghan and Fort Mason, fifty miles farther west; the Vandeveers had seven children and are found on the 1850 Census for Travis County with their four surviving daughters.
Lucinda died soon after this. Vandeveer was a leader in presenting the petition to the legislature in 1852 to establish Burnet County and was instrumental in having the town of Burnet named the county seat, he was appointed postmaster at Burnet Texas by Samuel D. Hubbard, US Postmaster General, August, 1852. In 1853 he opened the first Burnet school, known as the Collegiate School, hiring as teacher William H. Dixon, an Oxford University graduate. A number of subjects, including French, geography, philosophy and elocution were taught in the one room school pictured at right. In 1854 Vandeveer and an associate built the first substantial building in the town, it is still in use today for that purpose. A rock house was built for his family and his father and was located East of Hamilton Creek, his daughter lived there and the home was continuously occupied for many years. It has since been moved to the grounds of Fort Croghan. In the summer of 1855, following a severe drought, his brother Zachary, three other men took a large herd of cattle to Louisiana.
Vandeveer developed yellow fever and died on September 2, 1855, in Plaquemines Parish, where he is buried. His brother Zachary died of Yellow Fever two days later, his death left a void in the civic leadership of his home state. He had maintained friendly relations with the Comanche Indians in Central Texas. Many depredations occurred afterwards. A section of Burnet known as the Vandeveer addition and a street bear his name. 1. Texas Handbook Online http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fva18 2. Texas State Library Archives http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/treasures/republic/san-jacinto/wounded-01.html 3. Vandeveer Papers: Vertical Files Herman Brown Free Library of Burnet County 4. Vandeveer Family History: http://www.mogenweb.org/cooper/Biographical/Logan_Vandiver.pdf John Henry Brown, Indian Wars and Pioneers of Texas. Darrell Debo, Burnet County History. Sam Houston Dixon and Louis Wiltz Kemp, The Heroes of San Jacinto. Adam R. Johnson, The Partisan Rangers of the Confederate Army, ed. William J. Davis.
Marble Falls Highlander newspaper, April 13, 20, 27, 1972. Frank C. Rigler, "Logan Vandeveer, Forgotten Pioneer," Texana 10. Burnet Bulletin newspaper, 1938, "Four Grand Old Men--Our Trail Blazers", Vandeveer and Holland, compiled by Alta Holland Gibbs
Ferdinand Van Derveer
Ferdinand Van Derveer was a lawyer and a brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Van Derveer was born in Ohio, he was educated at Farmer's College, studied law, passed his bar exam and established his practice in Middletown. However, when the Mexican–American War erupted, he left his law office and enlisted in the military as a private in the 1st Ohio Volunteers, he commanded an assaulting column at the Battle of Monterrey and by the end of the war he had risen to the rank of captain. While his regiment was being mustered out Van Derveer served as a second to Capt. Carr B. White in a duel with Lt. James P. Fyffe over White's promotion to captain. Van Derveer resumed his legal career, he served for a number of years as the Sheriff of Ohio. When the Civil War began, Van Derveer became its first colonel, it consisted of 921 men, 750 of whom came from Butler County. The regiment fought at Mill Springs, Stones River, Missionary Ridge, Chickamauga, during which nearly half the men in the regiment were killed or wounded.
In 1862 Van Derveer became a brigade commander in the Army of the Ohio and in the XIV Corps. He mustered out with his regiment in September 1864 and in the next month he was promoted to Brigadier General of Volunteers. In February 1865 he was assigned to lead a brigade in the IV Corps in Alabama. After the conclusion of the war, Van Derveer served as a judge, he is buried in Ohio. His grave can be found in the Hill Section, Lot 561. List of American Civil War generals List of Ohio's American Civil War generals Ohio in the American Civil War Warner, Ezra J. Generals in Blue: Lives of the Union Commanders. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1964, ISBN 0-8071-0822-7. A History of the Thirty-Fifth Ohio Volunteer Infantry The 35th Ohio Volunteer Infantry "Gen'l Venderveer Dead"; the Journal News. 7 November 1892. P. 2. Retrieved 8 August 2015 – via Newspapers.com. "Ferdinand Van Derveer". Find a Grave. Retrieved 2008-02-12
Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden
Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden was an American geologist noted for his pioneering surveying expeditions of the Rocky Mountains in the late 19th century. He was a physician who served with the Union Army during the Civil War. Ferdinand Hayden was born in Massachusetts; as a young boy he was fascinated with all nature and wildlife, which led him into the field of medicine. He worked in Cleveland under Jared Potter Kirtland and thereafter in Albany, NY, where he worked under James Hall, of the Geological Survey of New York, he graduated from Oberlin College in 1850 and from the Albany Medical College in 1853, where he attracted the notice of Professor James Hall, state geologist of New York, through whose influence he was induced to join in an exploration of Nebraska Territory, with Fielding B. Meek to study geology and collect fossils. Hall sent him on his first geological venture in the summer of 1853. Being of independent mind Hayden ended his commission with Hall, with the encouragement of S. F. Baird, a partial sponsorship from the Smithsonian Institution, he spent the remainder of the 1850s on various exploring and collecting expeditions in the northern Missouri River areas.
In 1856 and 1857, Hayden accompanied exploration expeditions led by Lieutenant Gouverneur K. Warren and in 1859, the Raynolds Expedition of 1860 led by Captain William F. Raynolds, both of the Topographical Engineers. One result of, his Geological Report of the Exploration of the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers in 1859–1860. During the Civil War he served as an army surgeon, he rose to be chief medical officer of the Army of the Shenandoah. After the American Civil War Hayden led geographic and geologic surveys of the Nebraska and Western Territories for the United States Government. In 1867 he was appointed geologist-in-charge of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories. Hayden organized and led previous expeditions into the Rocky Mountains, both before and after the Civil War. In 1869, he led an expedition along the Front Range to Sante Fe. In 1870 he received a $25,000 governmental grant to lead a 20-man expedition to South Pass, Fort Bridger, Henry's Fork, back to Cheyenne.
About this time, he became identified with the Megatherium Club at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D. C. To measure distances during their journeys into the western frontier Hayden employed the use of an odometer, a device used by mappers to estimate distances traveled; the device was mounted on a mule-drawn cart. Because of rough terrain the device was accurate to within about 3%. In 1871, Hayden led America's first federally funded geological survey into the Yellowstone region of northwestern Wyoming, given directions by President Ulysses S. Grant's Secretary of Interior Columbus Delano; the survey consisted of some 50 men which included notables such as Thomas Moran and famous frontier/Civil War photographer William Henry Jackson. The following year and his work, Preliminary Report of the United States Geological Survey of Montana and Portions of Adjacent Territories. S. National Park, aided by Jackson's stunning large-format photographs and Moran's dramatic paintings; these publications encouraged the westward expansion of the United States.
From his twelve years of labor and annual survey journeys there resulted a most valuable series of volumes in all branches of natural history and economic science. The last of the annual survey journeys was in 1878; as a result of Hayden's extensive geological work, he uncovered numerous dinosaur fossils which he brought back east with him for further scientific study. Much of what he brought back is still housed in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution. American paleontologist Joseph Leidy obtained most of his fossil specimens from Hayden. Hayden was made professor of geology at the University of Pennsylvania in 1865 with the help of Leidy. Hayden was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1873, he was elected a Foreign Member of the Geological Society of London in 1879. Upon the reorganization and establishment of the United States Geological Survey in 1879 he acted for seven years as one of the geologists, he is interred at The Woodlands Cemetery. Hayden Valley in Yellowstone is named after him.
In 2018, Native American leaders have called for it to be renamed, because he "advocated for the extermination of tribal people who refused to comply with federal dictates". The town of Hayden, located in the Yampa River valley, is named for him. Many mountain peaks bear his name as well; the sedge Carex haydeniana was named for him by Stephen Thayer Olney, in 1871. A subspecies of garter snake, Thamnophis radix haydenii, was named for him by Robert Kennicott in 1860. A land snail, Oreohelix haydeni, was named for him by William Gabb in 1869. Hayden Hall at the University of Pennsylvania which housed the dental school now houses the bioengineering and earth sciences departments. With FB Meek, he wrote "Palaeontology of the Upper Missouri, Pt. 1, Invertebrate." His valuable notes on Native American dialects are in The Transactions of the American Philosophical Society in The American Journal of Science and in The Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. With ARC Selwyn he wrote North America for Stanford's Compendium.
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Tara Ann VanDerveer is an American basketball coach, the head women's basketball coach at Stanford University since 1985. Designated the Setsuko Ishiyama Director of Women's Basketball, VanDerveer led the Stanford Cardinal to two NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championships: in 1990 and 1992, she stepped away from the Stanford program for a year to serve as the U. S. national team head coach at the 1996 Olympic Games. VanDerveer is a ten-time Pac-12 Coach of the Year, she is one of only nine NCAA Women's Basketball coaches to win over 900 games, one of ten NCAA Division I coaches – men's or women's – to win 1,000 games. VanDerveer was born on June 26, 1953, to Dunbar and Rita VanDerveer, who named their first child "Tara" after the plantation in Gone with the Wind, she was born in Melrose, Massachusetts, a part of Greater Boston, but grew up in a small town in West Hill, near Schenectady, New York. Her parents were interested in a well-rounded education, her father was studying for a doctorate at the school now known as the University at Albany.
He took the family to Chautauqua in the summer. At the age of ten, her parents bought her a flute, arranged for lessons. Two years one of the premier flutists in the world was staying in Chautauqua, her father arranged for lessons with this distinguished teacher. Although she learned to play, she did not enjoy the experience, gave up the flute in ninth grade; the love of music stayed with her though, in years she would take up the piano. There were no sports teams for girls when she was in high school, but she played a number of sports including basketball, in rec leagues and pickup; when she was younger, she played with both girls. As she entered her high school years, the girls dropped out for other interests, so she was more apt to play with boys. To help make sure she would be chosen, she bought the best basketball she could afford, so if the boys wanted to play with her basketball, they would have to pick her, her father wasn't supportive of her basketball interest, calling her in from the neighbor's basketball hoop, telling her, "Basketball won't take you anywhere.
Come in and do your algebra." Tara was certain that algebra wasn't going to take her anywhere. Her family moved to Niagara Falls in her sophomore year in high school; the house in West Hill had a gravel driveway, making a basketball hoop impractical, but her parents got her a hoop for Christmas when they were in Niagara Falls. By she thought she was too old for basketball, although she would take it up again after she transferred to Buffalo Seminary, an all-girls college preparatory school, in her junior year, she ended up earning a place in the Buffalo Seminary's Athletic Hall of Fame. VanDerveer was determined to play basketball in college, her first choice was Mount Holyoke, but as one of five children, it wasn't financially possible for her to attend Mount Holyoke, so she chose Albany where her father had studied for his doctorate. It wasn't a great team; the team turned out not be challenging enough. Although a guard, she jumped center, led the team in many categories, despite being the freshman on the team.
She decided she needed a bigger challenge so she talked some of her friends into attending the AIAW National Championship, where she watched many teams, took notes, decided where she wanted to go. She chose Indiana where she transferred and spent three years, making the Dean's List each of the three years. In her sophomore year, 1973 she helped the team reach the Final Four of the AIAW championship, losing in the semi-finals to Queens College. At that time, the men's basketball team at Indiana was coached by future Hall of Fame coach Bobby Knight. While Knight was not a direct influence on VanDerveer's choice of school, he may have been had an indirect effect; the Indiana women's coach, Bea Gorton, patterned her style of play and practices after Knight, it was the observation of the style of play at the AIAW event that persuaded her to choose Indiana. The effect would become more direct; because Gorton designed her practices based upon what she observed from Knight, VanDerveer started attending Knight's practices to see what she would be doing that day in practice.
VanDerveer carried. After completing college, VanDerveer took a year off, with a plan to return to law school; when she ran out of money she returned home. When her parents realized she was doing little beyond playing chess and sleeping, they urged her to help with her sister Marie's basketball team, her sister was five years younger, by the time Marie reached high school, the school had basketball teams for girls. The experience was exasperating in some ways, as the girls did not take it but VanDerveer realized coaching was something she loved. VanDerveer sent out resumes to twenty schools, looking for a graduate assistant job, an unpaid position, she only got two responses, one of, for Ohio State, where the athletic director had remembered her from Indiana. To prepare herself, she attended; when she had attended his practices, she had stayed out of sight, but enrolled in a class, she followed her parents advice and sat up front. One of the coaches asked. Knight embarrassed her with one of his questions, but she didn't stop attending, although she moved back a few rows.
She was hired as an assistant coach to the varsity and the head coach of the JV. In her first year, she coached the JV team to an 8–0 season; that caught the attention of Marianne Stanley at Old Dominion, who offered her an ass
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Willem van der Veer
Willem van der Veer was a Dutch film actor of the silent era. He appeared in 32 films between 1913 and 1937. Willem van der Veer on IMDb