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William Lyon Mackenzie King

William Lyon Mackenzie King known as Mackenzie King or by the initials WLMK, was the dominant Canadian political leader from the 1920s through the 1940s. He served as the tenth prime minister of Canada in 1921–1926, 1926–1930 and 1935–1948, he is best known for his leadership of Canada throughout the Second World War when he mobilized Canadian money and volunteers to support Britain while boosting the economy and maintaining morale on the home front. A Liberal with 21 years and 154 days in office, he was the longest-serving prime minister in Canadian history. Trained in law and social work, he was keenly interested in the human condition, played a major role in laying the foundations of the Canadian welfare state. King acceded to the leadership of the Liberal Party in 1919. Taking the helm of a party bitterly torn apart during the First World War, he reconciled factions, unifying the Liberal Party and leading it to victory in the 1921 election, his party was out of office during the harshest days of the Great Depression in Canada, 1930–35.

He handled complex relations with the Prairie Provinces, while his top aides Ernest Lapointe and Louis St. Laurent skillfully met the demands of French Canadians. During the Second World War, he avoided the battles over conscription and ethnicity that had divided Canada so in the First World War. Though few major policy innovations took place during his premiership, he was able to synthesize and pass a number of measures that had reached a level of broad national support. Scholars attribute King's long tenure as party leader to his wide range of skills that were appropriate to Canada's needs, he understood the workings of labour. Keenly sensitive to the nuances of public policy, he was a workaholic with a shrewd and penetrating intelligence and a profound understanding of the complexities of Canadian society. A modernizing technocrat who regarded managerial mediation as essential to an industrial society, he wanted his Liberal Party to represent liberal corporatism to create social harmony. King worked to bring compromise and harmony to many competing and feuding elements, using politics and government action as his instrument.

He led his party for 29 years, established Canada's international reputation as a middle power committed to world order. King's biographers agree on the personal characteristics, he lacked the charisma of such contemporaries as Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, or Charles de Gaulle. He lacked a commanding oratorical skill. Cold and tactless in human relations, he had many political allies but few close personal friends, he never lacked a hostess whose charm could substitute for his chill. He kept secret his beliefs in spiritualism and use of mediums to stay in contact with departed associates and with his mother, allowed his intense spirituality to distort his understanding of Adolf Hitler throughout the late 1930s. A survey of scholars in 1997 by Maclean's magazine ranked King first among all Canada's prime ministers, ahead of Sir John A. Macdonald and Sir Wilfrid Laurier; as historian Jack Granatstein notes, "the scholars expressed little admiration for King the man but offered unbounded admiration for his political skills and attention to Canadian unity."

On the other hand, political scientist Ian Stewart in 2007 found that Liberal activists have but a dim memory of him. King was born in Ontario, to John King and Isabel Grace Mackenzie, his maternal grandfather was William Lyon Mackenzie, first mayor of Toronto and leader of the Upper Canada Rebellion in 1837. His father was a lawyer, a professor at Osgoode Hall Law School. King had three siblings, he attended Berlin High School. Tutors were hired to teach him more politics, math and French, his father was a lawyer with a struggling practice in a small city, never enjoyed financial security. His parents lived a life of shabby gentility, employing servants and tutors they could scarcely afford, although their financial situation improved somewhat following a move to Toronto around 1890, where King lived with them for several years in a duplex located on Beverley Street while studying at the University of Toronto. King became a lifelong practising Presbyterian with a dedication to applying Christian virtues to social issues in the style of the Social Gospel.

He never favoured socialism. King earned five university degrees, he obtained three degrees from the University of Toronto: B. A. 1895, LL. B. 1896 and M. A. 1897. B. in 1896 from Osgoode Hall Law School. While studying in Toronto he met a wide circle of friends, he was an early member and officer of the Kappa Alpha Society, which included a number of these individuals. It encouraged debate on political ideas, he met Arthur Meighen, a future political rival. King was concerned with issues of social welfare and was influenced by the settlement house movement pioneered by Toynbee Hall in London, England, he played a central role in fomenting a students' strike at the university in 1895. He was in close touch, behind the scenes, with Vice-Chancellor William Mulock, for whom the strike provided a chance to embarrass his rivals Chancellor Edward Blak

Rammy Ramsdell

Ashley Wakefield "Rammy" Ramsdell was a college football and basketball player and track athlete for the Florida Gators of the University of Florida. Ramsdell's athletic career was prematurely ended when he broke his leg playing baseball at the end of his junior year, he was the first scholarship athlete at the University of Florida. According to one writer "the Gators' first quarterback of note," he is the oldest player at the position in the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame, inducted in 1971, he was picked for an all-time Florida team at the position in 1927. Ashley Wakefield Ramsdell was born on November 1894 in Ocala, Florida, he attended Hillsborough High School in Tampa, class of 1913. Future Gator teammate Rex Farrior attended; as an end on the football team, Ramsdell dropped a pass to tie the state championship game. The basketball team however did win a state title. Ramsdell is in the school's hall of fame. Ramsdell attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he played several sports for the Florida Gators.

Ramsdell was the starting quarterback for two seasons on the football team, a centerfielder on the baseball team, a member of Florida's first basketball squad. Ramsdell began his collegiate athletic career on Florida's freshman football team, when he was taught the quarterback position by coach and former Gator quarterback Bob Shackleford, he played for coaches George E. Pyle and C. J. McCoy on the varsity Florida Gators football team from 1913 to 1915; the highlight of his football career was a 60-yard touchdown run in the rain to defeat Tulane in 1915. Ramsdell scored four touchdowns in the game with Mercer that year. While running the bases during a baseball game against Auburn in 1915, Ramsdell accidentally stepped on the foot of first baseman George Steed and got his spikes caught in Steed's laces, which resulted in Ramsdell breaking his left leg with "a loud cracking noise"; the serious injury ended Ramsdell's collegiate athletic career. Without their projected starting quarterback, the Gator football team went 0–5 and did not score a touchdown during the subsequent 1916 season.

Ramsdell married Geneva E. Mosley on June 2, 1917, their daughter Jean was a Tampa philanthropist. Ramsdell's First World War registration says, he settled in Plant City and owned a trucking company. After a stroke in 1950, he sold the business. List of University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame members McEwen, Tom; the Gators: A Story of Florida Football. Huntsville, Alabama: The Strode Publishers. ISBN 0-87397-025-X. Rammy Ramsdell at Find a Grave

Font superfamily

In typography, a font superfamily or typeface superfamily is a font family containing fonts that fall into multiple classifications. The norm in a superfamily is to start from an identical character shape; the result is a set of fonts that, while belonging to different classes such as sans and serif, have a similar appearance. The sans-serif member of a superfamily will be a humanist design to complement the serif. Other superfamilies may include fonts grouped together for a common purpose that are not complementary in letterform structure. FF Meta by Erik Spiekermann, comprising FF Meta, FF Meta Serif and FF Meta Headline FF Nexus by Martin Majoor, comprising FF Nexus Sans, FF Nexus Serif, FF Nexus Mix and FF Nexus Typewriter FF Quadraat by Fred Smeijers, comprising FF Quadraat, FF Quadraat Sans, FF Quadraat Display and FF Quadraat Headliner FF Scala by Martin Majoor, comprising FF Scala and FF Scala Sans FF Seria by Martin Majoor, comprising FF Seria and FF Seria Sans Generis by Erik Faulhaber, comprising Generis Sans, Generis Serif, Generis Simple and Generis Slab ITC Humana by Timothy Donaldso, comprising ITC Humana Sans, ITC Humana Serif and ITC Humana Script ITC Officina by Erik Spiekermann and Just van Rossum, comprising ITC Officina Sans, ITC Officina Serif and ITC Officina Display Linotype Authentic by Karin Huschka, comprising Linotype Authentic Sans, Linotype Authentic Serif, Linotype Authentic Small Serif and Linotype Authentic Stencil Linotype Compatil by Olaf Leu, comprising Compatil Text, Compatil Fact, Compatil Letter and Compatil Exquisit Lucida by Charles Bigelow and Kris Holmes, comprising Lucida Sans, Lucida Serif, Lucida Typewriter Sans, Lucida Typewriter Serif and Lucida Math Merriweather by Eben Sorkin, comprising Merriweather and Merriweather Sans Penumbra by Lance Hidy, comprising Penumbra Sans, Penumbra Serif, Penumbra Half Serif and Penumbra Flare PT Fonts by Alexandra Korolkova et al, comprising PT Serif, PT Sans and PT Mono.

Rotis by Otl Aicher, comprising rotis serif, rotis semi-serif, rotis semi-sans and rotis sans Sassoon by Rosemary Sassoon and Adrian William, comprising Sassoon Sans, Sassoon Book, Sassoon Primary, Sassoon Infant and Sassoon Sans Slope Source by Paul D. Hunt and Frank Grießhammer, comprising Source Sans Pro, Source Serif Pro and Source Code Pro Stone by Sumner Stone, comprising Stone Serif, Stone Sans and Stone Informal Thesis by Lucas de Groot, comprising TheSans, TheSerif, TheMix and TheAntiqua Trajan both Trajan and Trajan Sans. No lower-case. Computer Modern by Donald E. Knuth, comprising cmr and cmtt DejaVu and Bitstream Vera comprising DejaVu Sans, DejaVu Sans Mono and DejaVu Serif. Droid by Steve Matteson, comprising Droid Sans, Droid Serif and Droid Sans Mono. IBM Plex by Mike Abbink, comprising IBM Plex Sans, IBM Plex Sans Condensed, IBM Plex Serif and IBM Plex Mono Roboto by Christian Robertson, comprising Roboto, Roboto Slab and Roboto Mono Corporate ASE by Kurt Weidemann, comprising antiqua and Egyptienne Liberation by Steve Matteson, comprising Liberation Sans, Liberation Serif and Liberation Mono