Burton E. Green
Burton Edmond Green was an American oilman and real estate developer. He was critical in the development of Beverly Hills, he is credited with naming it Beverly Hills after Beverly Farms in Massachusetts. Burton Edmond Green was born on September 1868 near Madison, Wisconsin, his father was his mother, Amanda Hill Green. He attended the Beaver Dam Academy in Wisconsin, he moved to California at the age of sixteen. He graduated from the Los Angeles High School in 1889. Green worked as an orange grower in California for five years, he decided to return to Los Angeles and invest in the oil industry. Together with Max Whittier, he established the Green & Whittier Oil Company and drilled oil in the Los Angeles area. Shortly after, they started drilling near California. In 1905, the Green & Whittier Oil Company merged with two other oil companies to become the Associated Oil Company of California; as a result, he served on the Board of Directors of the Associated Oil Company serving as its President. He served as the President of the Bellridge Oil Company, which encompassed 32,000 acres of the Lost Hills Oil Field in Kern County, California.
In 1900, together with Max Whittier, Charles A. Canfield, Frank H. Buck, Henry E. Huntington, William G. Kerckhoff, William F. Herrin, W. S. Porter and Frank H. Balch, known as the Amalgated Oil Company, he purchased Rancho Rodeo de las Aguas from Henry Hammel and Andrew H. Denker and renamed it Morocco Junction. After drilling for oil and only finding water, they reorganized their business into the Rodeo Land and Water Company to develop a new residential town known as Beverly Hills, California. Green served as the President of the Rodeo Water Company, he called the new town Beverly Hills after his fond recollections of time spent in Beverly Farms, Massachusetts. He hired architects Wilbur David Myron Hunt to design the master plans of the city. Green was a large investor in the Booth-Kelly Lumber Company; the company owned many wind mills in Oregon. It founded several towns in Oregon. Green was married to the daughter of Judge Olin Wellborn, they had three daughters: Dorothy and Burton, named after her father.
Their daughter Dolly was a horsebreeder. The Liliore Green Rains Houses, one of the largest housing complexes on the campus of Stanford University, is named for their second daughter, they resided in a Tudor Revival mansion at 1601 Lexington Road, North of the Beverly Hills Hotel, in Beverly Hills. It was built in 1913-1914; the Green family owned the house until the 1960s. The house still stands. Green was a member of the California Club, the Jonathan Club and Crags Country Club in Los Angeles, as well as the Pacific-Union Club and the Bohemian Club in San Francisco, California. Additionally, he enjoyed "hunting, fishing and motoring" at the Los Angeles Country Club, the San Francisco Country Club, the Bolsa Chica Gun Club, the Flat Rock Club in Idaho, the San Ysidro Rancho Co. in Mexico. Green died on May 1965 in Los Angeles County, California; the thoroughfare Burton Way in Beverly Hills is named in his honor. The CII Burton E. Green Campus of the Children's Institute Inc. in Torrance, California, is named in his honor.
The Burton E. Green Professor of Pediatric Neuropathology at Children's Hospital Los Angeles is named in his honor, it has been held by Floyd H. Gilles since 1982. Gross, Michael. Unreal Estate: Money and the Lust for Land in Los Angeles. Robinson, W. W..'Myth-Making in the Los Angeles Area', Southern California Quarterly, Vol. 45, No. 1, March 1963
Los Angeles the City of Los Angeles and known by its initials L. A. is the most populous city in California, the second most populous city in the United States, after New York City, the third most populous city in North America. With an estimated population of four million, Los Angeles is the cultural and commercial center of Southern California; the city is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity and the entertainment industry, its sprawling metropolis. Los Angeles is the largest city on the West Coast of North America. Los Angeles is in a large basin bounded by the Pacific Ocean on one side and by mountains as high as 10,000 feet on the other; the city proper, which covers about 469 square miles, is the seat of Los Angeles County, the most populated county in the country. Los Angeles is the principal city of the Los Angeles metropolitan area, the second largest in the United States after that of New York City, with a population of 13.1 million. It is part of the Los Angeles-Long Beach combined statistical area the nation's second most populous area with a 2015 estimated population of 18.7 million.
Los Angeles is one of the most substantial economic engines within the United States, with a diverse economy in a broad range of professional and cultural fields. Los Angeles is famous as the home of Hollywood, a major center of the world entertainment industry. A global city, it has been ranked 6th in the Global Cities Index and 9th in the Global Economic Power Index; the Los Angeles metropolitan area has a gross metropolitan product of $1.044 trillion, making it the third-largest in the world, after the Tokyo and New York metropolitan areas. Los Angeles hosted the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics and will host the event for a third time in 2028; the city hosted the Miss Universe pageant twice, in 1990 and 2006, was one of 9 American cities to host the 1994 FIFA men's soccer World Cup and one of 8 to host the 1999 FIFA women's soccer World Cup, hosting the final match for both tournaments. Home to the Chumash and Tongva, Los Angeles was claimed by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo for Spain in 1542 along with the rest of what would become Alta California.
The city was founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican War of Independence. In 1848, at the end of the Mexican–American War, Los Angeles and the rest of California were purchased as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, becoming part of the United States. Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850, five months before California achieved statehood; the discovery of oil in the 1890s brought rapid growth to the city. The completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913, delivering water from Eastern California assured the city's continued rapid growth; the Los Angeles coastal area was settled by the Chumash tribes. A Gabrieleño settlement in the area was called iyáangẚ, meaning "poison oak place". Maritime explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo claimed the area of southern California for the Spanish Empire in 1542 while on an official military exploring expedition moving north along the Pacific coast from earlier colonizing bases of New Spain in Central and South America.
Gaspar de Portolà and Franciscan missionary Juan Crespí, reached the present site of Los Angeles on August 2, 1769. In 1771, Franciscan friar Junípero Serra directed the building of the Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, the first mission in the area. On September 4, 1781, a group of forty-four settlers known as "Los Pobladores" founded the pueblo they called El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles,'The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels'; the present-day city has the largest Roman Catholic Archdiocese in the United States. Two-thirds of the Mexican or settlers were mestizo or mulatto, a mixture of African and European ancestry; the settlement remained a small ranch town for decades, but by 1820, the population had increased to about 650 residents. Today, the pueblo is commemorated in the historic district of Los Angeles Pueblo Plaza and Olvera Street, the oldest part of Los Angeles. New Spain achieved its independence from the Spanish Empire in 1821, the pueblo continued as a part of Mexico.
During Mexican rule, Governor Pío Pico made Los Angeles Alta California's regional capital. Mexican rule ended during the Mexican–American War: Americans took control from the Californios after a series of battles, culminating with the signing of the Treaty of Cahuenga on January 13, 1847. Railroads arrived with the completion of the transcontinental Southern Pacific line to Los Angeles in 1876 and the Santa Fe Railroad in 1885. Petroleum was discovered in the city and surrounding area in 1892, by 1923, the discoveries had helped California become the country's largest oil producer, accounting for about one-quarter of the world's petroleum output. By 1900, the population had grown to more than 102,000; the completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913, under the supervision of William Mulholland, assured the continued growth of the city. Due to clauses in the city's charter that prevented the City of Los Angeles from selling or providing water from the aqueduct to any area outside its borders, many adjacent city and communities became compelled to annex themselves into Los Angeles.
Los Angeles created the first municipal zoning ordinance in the United States. On September 14, 1908, the Los Angeles City Council promulgated residential and industrial land use zones; the new ordinance established three residential zones of a single type, where industrial uses were
Lingen is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany. In 2008, its population was 52,353, in addition there were about 5,000 people who registered the city as their secondary residence. Lingen "Lingen" is located on the river Ems in the southern part of the Emsland district, which borders North Rhine-Westphalia in the south and the Netherlands in the west. Lingen was first mentioned in the Middle Ages. Lingen is known for its offshore- and nuclear industry, but for its beautiful nature alongside the river Ems; the University of Applied Sciences Osnabrueck has set up a branch campus, located in the centre of Lingen, with the three Institutes for Management and Engineering, Communications Management and Teaching of Theatre. In 2000 the institutes in Lingen merged into the Faculty of Technology. In 2010 there are expected to be about 2000 students attending. Lingen has five twin cities: - Bielawa, Poland - Burton upon Trent, England, UK - Elbeuf sur Seine, France - Marienberg, Saxony - Salt, Spain Lingen Eberhard von Danckelmann, Prime Minister of Brandenburg-Prussia from 1692-97 Theodorus Jacobus Frelinghuysen, German-American Dutch-Reformed minister and theologian Konrad Beckhaus a German Protestant clergyman and botanist Joseph Rosemeyer a German track cyclist, competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens Hermann Wilhelm Berning, Bishop of Osnabrück, 1914-1955 Herms Niel, composer of military songs and marches Bernd Rosemeyer, racing car driver Harry Kramer, German sculptor, choreographer and professor of art Beatrix Borchard a German musicologist and author.
Peter van Roye, a German rower who competed in the 1976 Summer Olympics Wilfried Telkämper, MEP, Vice President of the European Parliament 1989-1992 Jens Gieseke a German politician, CDU Member of the European Parliament Ingo Schultz retired German 400 metres runner Michael Rensing, footballer, a goalkeeper for Fortuna Düsseldorf Thilo Leugers, football player with SV Meppen Janik Jesgarzewski a German footballer, plays for SV Meppen Official website students website
Kerckhoff Marine Laboratory
The William G. Kerckhoff Marine Laboratory is owned and operated by the California Institute of Technology, it is located 101 Dahlia Street, in the Corona del Mar district of Newport Beach, in Orange County, California. HistoryThe marine laboratory was established by biologist Thomas Hunt Morgan in 1928 to replicate the facilities at the Stazione Zoologica in Naples, Italy. Caltech made the decision to purchase the facility in 1929, it is one of the oldest marine laboratories on the West Coast of the United States. From 1962 until his death in 2002, Dr. Wheeler J. North conducted numerous studies on the ecology of the California kelp forests while based at this laboratory. During the 1990s and 2000s investigators included members of the Eric Davidson lab working on various marine biology related projects; the facility fell into disuse by the early 2010s, as Caltech no longer maintained an oceanography research program. In 2015, Caltech and UC Irvine began talks to revitalize the facility as a shared laboratory to support UC Irvine's marine science programs.
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University of Giessen
University of Giessen, official name Justus Liebig University Giessen, is a large public research university in Giessen, Germany. It is named after its most famous faculty member, Justus von Liebig, the founder of modern agricultural chemistry and inventor of artificial fertiliser, it covers the areas of arts/humanities, dentistry, law, science, social sciences, veterinary medicine. Its university hospital, which has two sites and Marburg, is the only private university hospital in Germany; the University of Giessen is among the oldest institutions of higher educations in the German-speaking world. It was founded in 1607 as a Lutheran university in the city of Giessen in Hesse-Darmstadt because the all-Hessian Landesuniversität had become Reformed. Louis V, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, whence the university got its original name "Ludoviciana," founded his own institution of higher education in Giessen, which as a Lutheran institution had the primary function of ensuring the education of pastors and civil servants.
Endowed with a charter issued by Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor, on 19 May 1607, the university was allowed to proceed with instruction in October 1607. During the Thirty Years' War, when Hesse-Darmstadt was able to take the area around Marburg for itself, the University of Giessen ceased instruction and was moved back to its more long-standing location in Marburg; the Peace of Westphalia led to the restoration of the old location and in 1650 to the relocation of the university to Giessen. In the 17th and 18th centuries the Ludoviciana was a typical small state university that had the four common faculties; the instruction was reasonable, with about 20 to 25 professors teaching several hundred students, the latter of which were "Landeskinder." In the 18th century came gradual modernization of the curricula and reforms in the instruction, which were definitively influenced by the local lordly court in Darmstadt. The example for the reforms were both of the "model universities of the Enlightenment," the University of Halle, founded in 1694, more still Georgia Augusta, founded in Göttingen in 1734/37.
Indeed, all attempts at reform were from the start limited by the limited finances of Hesse-Darmstadt. The noteworthy creation of a Faculty of Economics was was born out of this financial hardship. In the Faculty of Economics, new practical subjects were brought together, which the university was supposed to make "expedient" and "profitable." After finishing studies in this Faculty, a number of these youths were able to gain recognition in the Faculties of Medicine and Philosophy. They established the unusually diverse course offerings that continue to exist to the modern day at the University of Giessen; the University of Giessen weathered the transition from the 18th to the 19th century unscathed and was still the only university of an enlarged territory, the Grand Duchy of Hesse. Alongside Jena, Giessen was the prototype for the politicized Vormärz university, the "Giessener Schwarzen" with Karl Follen and Georg Büchner, marked the revolutionary spirit of this decade. With the appointment of the 21-year-old Justus von Liebig in 1824 through the Grand Duchy — against the will of the university on the recommendation of Alexander von Humboldt — a new era in the natural sciences began, not only in Giessen.
Young, promising scientists created a new impulse in their respective areas of knowledge. At the turn of the 20th century, the Ludoviciana began to expand into a modern university. During this period, new clinics in human and veterinary medicine were established, the university library received its first proper building. With the creation of the university's central building and the adjacent newly constructed facilities for chemistry and physics a new cultural centre was established on what was the border of the city; the decisive backer of this project was the last Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig, to whom the university bestowed out of thankfulness the honorary title of "Rector Magnificentissimus." In 1902 the student body surpassed one thousand. For the first time included in the student body were women, who since 1900 were admitted as guest students and starting in 1908 were admitted for regular study. After the different Hessian states were united in 1929, both universities became public universities of that German state.
The University of Giessen now has 23,000 students and 8,500 employees, which together with the Giessen students of Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen, makes Giessen the most student-dominated German city. Following is the growth in the student population of University of Giessen In the 2014/2015 winter semester the student population exceeded the mark of more than a total of 28,000 students and 7,000 first-semester students for the first time. Faculty 01 - Law Faculty 02 - Economics and Business Studies Faculty 03 - Social Sciences and Cultural Studies Faculty 04 - History and Cultural Studies Faculty 05 - Language, Culture Faculty 06 - Psychology and Sports Science Faculty 07 - Mathematics and Computer Science, Geography Faculty 08 - Biology and Chemistry Faculty 09 - Agricultural Sciences, Nutritional Sciences and Environmental Ma
Virtual International Authority File
The Virtual International Authority File is an international authority file. It is a joint project of several national libraries and operated by the Online Computer Library Center. Discussion about having a common international authority started in the late 1990s. After a series of failed attempts to come up with a unique common authority file, the new idea was to link existing national authorities; this would present all the benefits of a common file without requiring a large investment of time and expense in the process. The project was initiated by the US Library of Congress, the German National Library and the OCLC on August 6, 2003; the Bibliothèque nationale de France joined the project on October 5, 2007. The project transitioned to being a service of the OCLC on April 4, 2012; the aim is to link the national authority files to a single virtual authority file. In this file, identical records from the different data sets are linked together. A VIAF record receives a standard data number, contains the primary "see" and "see also" records from the original records, refers to the original authority records.
The data are available for research and data exchange and sharing. Reciprocal updating uses the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting protocol; the file numbers are being added to Wikipedia biographical articles and are incorporated into Wikidata. VIAF's clustering algorithm is run every month; as more data are added from participating libraries, clusters of authority records may coalesce or split, leading to some fluctuation in the VIAF identifier of certain authority records. Authority control Faceted Application of Subject Terminology Integrated Authority File International Standard Authority Data Number International Standard Name Identifier Wikipedia's authority control template for articles Official website VIAF at OCLC
William F. Herrin
William Franklin Herrin was an American lawyer, businessman and real estate developer. Herrin assisted William Sharon in his acrimonious divorce from his wife Sarah, he subsequently became Chief Counsel for the Spring Valley Company. He served as Chief Counsel of the Southern Pacific Railroad, where he was critical of government overregulations, he nominated gubernatorial candidates, supreme court justices, appellate court judges. In 1908, in the San Francisco Call, James W. Rea, a former associate, accused him and Jere Burke of corruption over bonds of the San Jose and Los Gatos Interurban Railroad Company. In 1900, together with Burton E. Green, Charles A. Canfield, Max Whittier, Frank H. Buck, Henry E. Huntington, William G. Kerckhoff, W. S. Porter and Frank H. Balch, known as the Amalgated Oil Company, he purchased Rancho Rodeo de las Aguas from Henry Hammel and Andrew H. Denker and renamed it Morocco Junction. After drilling for oil and only finding water, they reorganized their business into the Rodeo Land and Water Company to develop a new residential town known as Beverly Hills, California.
He served on the Board of Directors of Wells Fargo from 1904 to 1918. From 1904 to 1906, he worked with John Muir to convince Congress to include the Yosemite Valley as part of the Yosemite National Park, he was the Committee of Fifty. Herrin resided at 2530 Broadway at Scott Street in San Francisco, California, in a house designed by architect Julius E. Krafft. Herrin, William F.. Government Regulation of Railways. 2. California Law Review. Pp. 87–103. Herrin, William F.. Public duties of educated men: an address. Oregon Agricultural College. William F. Herrin at Find a Grave