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Encyclopedia > List of Quakers

This is a list of notable people associated with the Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers. The Religious Society of Friends (commonly known as Quakers) is a Christian religious denomination that began in England in the 17th century by people who were dissatisfied with the existing denominations and sects of Christianity. ...

The first part consists of individuals who are known to be or to have been Quakers continually from some point in their lives onward.

The second part consists of individuals whose parents were Quakers or who were Quakers themselves at one time in their lives but then converted to another religion, formally or informally distanced themselves from the Society of Friends, or were disowned by their Friends Meeting.


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Fahrid Murray Abraham[1] (born October 24, 1939) is an American actor. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Edgar Anderson (November 9, 1897 - June 18, 1969) was an American botanist. ... Jan Arnow (1947-) is most commonly known for her work as the founder and director of the Institute for Intercultural Understanding, the No More Violence Project, and the Stand and Be Counted group, but she is also the author eight published books, a teacher, activist, artist, and mother of three. ... Ann Austin was one of the first women persecuted for her religious beliefs in the American colonies. ... Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob (born August 6, 1934 in Oxford, England) is a writer in the science fiction and fantasy genres, publishing under the name Piers Anthony. ...


Edmund Backhouse (1824-1906), banker, J.P. for Co. ... James Backhouse (July 8, 1794 - January 20, 1869) was a botanist and missionary for the Quaker church in Australia. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Eric Baker was one of the founders and early secretaries general of the human rights group Amnesty International. ... Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) comprising a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights.[1] Founded in the UK in 1961, AI compares actual practices of human rights with internationally accepted standards and demands compliance where these... Emily Greene Balch (January 8, 1867 – January 9, 1961) was an American academic, writer, and pacifist who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1946 (the prize that year was shared with John Mott), notably for her work with the Womens International League for Peace and Freedom. ... Mark Ballard Mark Ballard, born June 27, 1971 is a Member of the Scottish Parliament for Lothians region, representing the Scottish Green Party and rector of the University of Edinburgh. ... Robert Barclay (1648? - October 3, 1690), one of the most eminent writers belonging to the Society of Friends, or Quakers, was born in 1648 at Gordonstown in Morayshire. ... Bernard Barton (January 31, 1784 _ February 19, 1849) was a poet, born in the vicinity of London, of Quaker parentage. ... Prof. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Joel Bean (1825-1914) was a Quaker (Religious Society of Friends) minister who started a branch of Quakerism known as “Beanite. ... Anthony Benezet (1713-1784) American educator and abolitionist. ... This English poster depicting the horrific conditions on slave ships was influential in mobilizing public opinion against slavery. ... Caleb Prew Bennett (November 11, 1758–July 11, 1836) was an American soldier and politician from Wilmington, in New Castle County, Delaware. ... Lewis Benson is a printer, researcher and writer about Early Quakerism, especially George Fox. ... Albert S. Bigelow (b. ... J. Brent Bill is an American author. ... George Birkbeck (1776-1841) was a doctor, academic, philanthropist and early pioneer in adult education. ... Birkbeck, University of London, sometimes referred to by its former name Birkbeck College or by the abbreviation BBK, is a College of the University of London. ... Kenneth Ewart Boulding (January 18, 1910 - March 18, 1993) was an economist, educator, poet, religious mystic, devoted Quaker, systems scientist, and interdisciplinary philosopher. ... Samuel Bownas (1676–1753) was a second-generation Quaker, a travelling minister, and a writer. ... John Bowne (1627-1695) was an English immigrant residing in the Dutch colony of New Netherland, who is honored today as a pioneer in the American struggle for religious liberty. ... Sandra Boynton (born April 3, 1953) is an American childrens author. ... John Bright John Bright (November 16, 1811–March 27, 1889), was a British Radical and Liberal statesman, associated with Richard Cobden in the formation of the Anti-Corn Law League. ... Moses Brown (1738–1836), designed and built the first factory houses for spinning machines during the American industrial revolution. ... S. Jocelyn Bell Burnell, CBE, FRS FRAS (born Susan Jocelyn Bell, 15 July 1943), Northern Irish astrophysicist and Quaker who discovered the first radio pulsars with her thesis advisor Antony Hewish. ... Spiral Galaxy ESO 269-57 Astrophysics is the branch of astronomy that deals with the physics of the universe, including the physical properties (luminosity, density, temperature, and chemical composition) of celestial objects such as stars, galaxies, and the interstellar medium, as well as their interactions. ... Edward Burrough (1634 - 1663) was an early British Quaker leader and controversialist. ... Maria Louisa Bustill (1853-1904) Maria Louisa Bustill (1853-1904) was a Quaker schoolteacher; the mother of Paul Robeson; and the wife of the Reverend William Drew Robeson of Witherspoon Church in Princeton, New Jersey. ... Smedley Darlington Butler (July 30, 1881 – June 21, 1940), nicknamed The Fighting Quaker and Old Gimlet Eye, was a Major General in the U.S. Marine Corps and, at the time of his death, the most decorated Marine in U.S. history. ... United States Marine Corps Emblem The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is the second smallest of the five branches of the United States armed forces, with 170,000 active and 40,000 reserve Marines as of 2002. ... Thomas Stalker Butler (November 4, 1855-May 26, 1928) was a U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, serving from March 4, 1897 until his death, having been elected to the House sixteen times. ... Charles Roden Buxton (27 November 1875 – 16 December 1942) was a English philanthropist and politician. ... Save the Children Logo Save the Children is an international non-profit organization dedicated to working for children. ...


George Cadbury (September 19, 1839 – October 24, 1922) was the third son of Quaker John Cadbury, the founder of Cadburys cocoa and chocolate company. ... Chocolate most commonly comes in dark, milk, and white varieties, with cocoa solids contributing to the brown coloration. ... Henry Cadbury (1 Dec 1883–9 Oct 1974) was a biblical scholar, writer, and non-profit administrator. ... American Friends Service Committee logo The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Religious Society of Friends (Quaker) affiliated organization which works for social justice, peace and reconciliation, abolition of the death penalty, and human rights, and provides humanitarian relief. ... Chocolate Chocolate We all love chocolate, White, milk and dark its all good chocolate chocolate yum yum yummmmm. ... SIECUS, the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States is a United States organization dedicated to sexuality education, sexual health, and sexual rights. ... Cover of Time Magazine (January 18, 1926) Arthur Capper (July 14, 1865 - December 19, 1951) was an American politician from Kansas. ... Official language(s) none Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Area  Ranked 15th  - Total 82,277 sq mi (213,096 km²)  - Width 211 miles (340 km)  - Length 417 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... Cyrus Clark is the co-founder of C&J Clark, shoe manufacturers in Street, Somerset. ... C & J Clark company headquarters C. and J. Clark Ltd is a British shoe manufacturer with a high-street retail operation. ... Map sources for Street at grid reference ST4836 Street is a town in the county of Somerset, England, situated on a dry spot in the Somerset Levels, at the end of the Polden Hills, two miles south west of Glastonbury. ... There have been a number of people named James Clark James Clark (Kentucky) was Governor of Kentucky from 1836 to 1839 James Clark (runner) was an early twentieth century marathon runner James H. Clark, internet entrepreneur, founder of Silicon Graphics, Netscape, and WebMD James Clark (XML expert) the author of... C & J Clark company headquarters C. and J. Clark Ltd is a British shoe manufacturer with a high-street retail operation. ... Map sources for Street at grid reference ST4836 Street is a town in the county of Somerset, England, situated on a dry spot in the Somerset Levels, at the end of the Polden Hills, two miles south west of Glastonbury. ... Whittaker Chambers, 1948 Jay Vivian (David Whittaker) Chambers (April 1, 1901 – July 9, 1961) was an American writer, editor, Communist party member and spy for the Soviet Union who defected and became an outspoken opponent of communism. ... Alger Hiss in Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary (Photos courtesy of the Federal Bureau of Prisons) Alger Hiss (November 11, 1904 – November 15, 1996) was a U.S. State Department official involved in the establishment of the United Nations. ... William Coddington (1601 – November 1, 1678) was the first governor of Rhode Island. ... Official language(s) English Capital Providence Largest city Providence Area  Ranked 50th  - Total 1,214* sq mi (3,144* km²)  - Width 37 miles (60 km)  - Length 48 miles (77 km)  - % water 32. ... Levi Coffin Levi Coffin (Born: October 28, 1798 in Greensboro, North Carolina, United States-September 16, 1877 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States) was an American educator and abolitionist. ... John Stiles Collins (1837-1928) builder of the Collins Bridge and co founder of Miami Beach, Florida Florida Photographic Collection John Stiles Collins (December 29, 1837-February 11, 1928) was a Quaker farmer from New Jersey who came to southern Florida and attempted to grow vegetables and coconuts on the... Peter Collinson (1694–1768) was a Fellow of the Royal Society best known for his friendship with Benjamin Franklin and their correspondence about electricity. ... Anne Conway (1631–1679) was an English philosopher whose work, in the tradition of the Cambridge Platonists, was an influence on Leibniz. ... James A. Jim Corbett (born Casper, Wyoming, October 8, 1933 - died near Benson, Arizona, August 2, 2001) was an American rancher, writer, philosopher, and human rights activist and a co-founder of the Sanctuary movement. ... Stephen Crisp (1628 – 1692), of Colchester. ... 1628 was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... Events February 13 - Massacre of Glencoe March 1 - The Salem witch trials begin in Salem Village, Massachusetts Bay Colony with the charging of three women with witchcraft. ... Colchester is a town and is the main settlement of the Essex borough of Colchester in the East of England. ...


John Dalton John Dalton (September 6, 1766 – July 27, 1844) was an English chemist and physicist, born at Eaglesfield, near Cockermouth in Cumberland. ... This article or section includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Abraham Darby (c. ... Abraham Darby II (1711-1763) was the second of that name of three generations of an English Quaker family that was key to the development of the Industrial Revolution. ... Abraham Darby III (1750 – 1791) was an English ironmaster and Quaker. ... Dame Judith Olivia Dench, CH, DBE (born 9 December 1934), usually known as Dame Judi Dench, is an Oscar, Golden Globe, Tony, three-time BAFTA, and six-time Laurence Olivier Award-winning English actress. ... John Dickinson (November 8, 1732 – February 14, 1808) was an American lawyer and politician from Jones Neck in St. ... List of Delaware Governors Governors of New Sweden, 1639-1655 Peter Minuit 1639-1640 Peter Hollandaer Ridder 1640-1643 Johan Björnsson Printz 1643-1653 Johan Papegoya 1653-1654 Johan Classon Rising 1654-1655 Part of New Netherland, 1655-1664 Part of New York, 1664-1682 Part of Pennsylvania, 1682... List of Pennsylvania Governors The office of Pennsylvania governor was created by the states Constitution of 1790. ... (For the Jonathan Dickinson who was a prominant Presbyterian minister and the first president of the College of New Jersey, see Jonathan Dickinson (of New Jersey). ... Richard Dillingham, ( June 18, 1823 - June 1850), was a Quaker school teacher from Morrow County, Ohio, who was arrested in Tennessee on December 5, 1848, while aiding the attempted escape of three slaves. ... Ambrose Dixon (c. ... Henry Doubleday (1 July 1808 – 29 June 1875) was an English entomologist and ornithologist. ... Entomology is the scientific study of insects. ... Ornithology (from the Greek ornitha = chicken and logos = word/science) is the branch of biology concerned with the scientific study of birds. ... Henry Doubleday (24 October 1808 – 13 December 1902) was an English scientist and horticulturist of Coggeshall in Essex. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Latin words hortus (garden plant) and cultura (culture) together form horticulture, classically defined as the culture or growing of garden plants. ... Sue Doughty, Former MP for Guildford, 2001-2005 Susan Kathleen Doughty (born 13 April 1948) is a politician in the United Kingdom, and a previous Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Guildford (2001-2005). ... This article is about the economist and senator; Paul Douglas. ... Alan Greenspan, former chairman, United States Federal Reserve. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... Mary Dyer is led to the gallows Mary Barrett Dyer (1611? - June 1, 1660) was an English Quaker who was hanged in Boston, Massachusetts for repeatedly defying a law banning Quakers from the colony. ...


One of Sir Arthur Stanley Eddingtons papers announced Einsteins theory of general relativity to the English-speaking world. ... Paul Eddington playing Jim Hacker in Yes, Prime Minister. ... Fritz Eichenberg (October 24, 1901–November 30, 1990) was a German-American illustrator who worked primarily in wood engraving. ... George Ellis is the Distinguished Professor of Complex Systems at the University of Cape Town (South Africa), in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics. ... Physical cosmology, as a branch of astrophysics, is the study of the large-scale structure of the universe and is concerned with fundamental questions about its formation and evolution. ... Thomas Ellwood (1639-1713) was an English religious writer. ...


Chuck Fager (1942 - ) is an activist, an author, an editor, a publisher and an outspoken and prominent member of the Religious Society of Friends. ... Margaret Fell or Margaret Fell-Fox (1614 - April 23, 1702) was one of the founding members of the Religious Society of Friends, and was popularly known as the mother of Quakerism. She was born Margaret Askew in Lancashire, England. ... Mary Fisher (ca. ... Richard Foster Richard J. Foster is a Christian theologian and author in the Quaker tradition, though his writings speak to a broader Christian audience. ... Christian ecumenism is the promotion of unity or cooperation between distinct religious groups or denominations of the Christian religion, more or less broadly defined. ... John Fothergill (March 8, 1712 – December 26, 1780), English physician, was born of a Quaker family at Carr End in Yorkshire. ... Robert Barclay Fox (September 6, 1815 - March 10, 1855), Quaker businessman, gardener and diarist, was the son of Robert Were Fox F.R.S. of Falmouth in Cornwall and Maria (born Barclay of Bury Hill), his wife. ... Caroline Fox (May 11, 1810 - January 12, 1871), English diarist, was born at Falmouth, the daughter of Robert Were Fox. ... 19th-century engraving of George Fox, based on a painting of unknown date. ... The Religious Society of Friends (commonly known as Quakers) is a Christian religious denomination that began in England in the 17th century by people who were dissatisfied with the existing denominations and sects of Christianity. ... Robert Were Fox, businessman lived July 5, 1754 - 1818. ... Robert Were Fox F.R.S. (April 26, 1789 - July 25, 1877), English geologist and natural philosopher[1], was born at Falmouth, the son of Robert Were Fox (1754 - 1818)[2] and his wife, Elizabeth Tregelles. ... Tom Fox (born 1951) is an American peace activist, affiliated with Christian Peacemaker Teams in Iraq. ... Ursula Martius Franklin (born September 16, 1921 in Munich, Germany) is a German-Canadian metallurgist and research physicist. ... Francis Frith. ... Christopher Fry (born December 18, 1907; died June 30, 2005) was an English playwright. ... Elizabeth Fry Elizabeth Fry (née Gurney; May 21, 1780 – October 12, 1845) was an English prison reformer, social reformer and philanthropist. ... Joan Mary Fry (July 27, 1862 – November 25, 1955) Social reformer. ... Margery Fry (11 March 1874 – 21 April 1958) was a British prison reformer as well as one of the first women to become a magistrate. ...


Samuel Tertius Galton (1783-1844) was a businessman and scientist. ... Thomas Garret was a Quaker Abolitionist and a notable stationmaster of the Underground Railroad. ... Henry Dilworth Gilpin (April 14, 1801–January 29, 1860) was an American lawyer and statesman of American Quaker extraction who served as Attorney General of the United States. ... The United States Attorney General is the head of the United States Department of Justice concerned with legal affairs and is the chief law enforcement officer of the United States government. ... Stephen Grellet (November 2, 1773 – November 16, 1855) was a French prominent Quaker missionary. ... Charles Willson Peale painted a portrait of General Greene from life in 1783, which was then copied several times by C.W. Peale and his son, Rembrandt Peale. ... Illustration depicting uniforms and weapons used during the 1779 to 1783 period of the American Revolution by showing four soldiers standing in an informal group General George Washington, was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army on June 15, 1775. ... Combatants American Revolutionaries French Monarchy Dutch Republic Spanish Empire Oneida and Tuscarora tribes Polish volunteers Prussian volunteers Kingdom of Great Britain Hessian mercenaries Iroquois Confederacy Loyalists Commanders George Washington Nathanael Greene Gilbert du Motier Comte de Rochambeau Bernardo de Gálvez Tadeusz KoÅ›ciuszko Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben Sir William... Joseph John Gurney (2 August 1788 - 4 January 1847) was a banker in Norwich, England and a prominent member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). ...


Elizabeth Haddon (1680-1762) was the founder of Haddon Township, New Jersey. ... Haddonfield is a borough located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Ham Seok-heon (13 March 1901 - 4 February 1989) was a notable figure in the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker) movement in Korea. ... Cornelia Hancock (1839 - 1926) was born in New Jersey. ... Sheila Hancock OBE (born 22 February 1933) is an English actress and comedienne. ... Dutch playwright, novelist and occasional social critic, Jan de Hartogs historical memorial The Hospital (1964), which exposed the horrid conditions of Houstons charity hospital in the 1960s, led to significant reforms of that citys indigent healthcare system. ... Jonathan J. Hazard (1744–c. ... The Peaceable Kingdom (c. ... Elias Hicks (March 19, 1748 - February 27, 1830) was an itinerant Quaker preacher from Long Island, New York. ... Thomas Hodgkin (b. ... Marshall G.S. Hodgson (1922 - 1968), was an Islamic scholar and a world historian at the University of Chicago. ... Gerard Hoffnung (1925-1959) was an artist and musician, best known for his humorous works. ... Christopher Holder (ca. ... Rush Dew Holt (born October 15, 1948) is an American politician and the current U.S. Representative for New Jerseys 12th Congressional District (map). ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... A Congressman or Congresswoman (generically, Congressperson) is a politician who is a member of a Congress. ... Elizabeth Hooton (ca. ... Herbert Clark Hoover, (August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964), the 31st President of the United States (1929–1933), was a world-famous mining engineer and humanitarian administrator. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, trade unions, universities, and countries. ... Johns Hopkins Johns Hopkins (May 19, 1795 – December 24, 1873) was a Baltimore businessman, a Quaker, an abolitionist, and a philanthropist. ... Luke Howard Luke Howard (November 28, 1772 – March 21, 1864) was a British meteorologist with broad interests in science. ... Francis Howgill (1618-November 20, 1668) was a prominent early member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in England. ... Geoffrey Hubbard,(1923 – June 1998) was director of the National Council for Educational Technology (now called British Educational Communications and Technology Agency -becta) and Chair of the National Extension Colleges [1]trustees from 1989 to his death in June 1998[2] . He was also a well-known, active Quaker. ... Charles Humphreys (September 19, 1714 – March 11, 1786) was an American miller and statesman from Haverford, Pennsylvania. ... Joshua Humphreys (June 17, 1751 – January 12, 1838) was an influential and successful ship builder in the United States. ... Events Adam Smith is appointed professor of logic at the University of Glasgow March 25 - For the last time, New Years Day is legally on March 25 in England and Wales. ... | Jöns Jakob Berzelius, discoverer of protein 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


  • Rufus Jones, Quaker theologian
  • T. Canby Jones, Quaker peace activist, theologian, and professor emeritus at Wilmington College

Rufus Matthew Jones (January 25, 1863-June 16, 1948) was an American writer, journal editor, college professor and one of the founders of the American Friends Service Committee. ... T. Canby Jones is an advocate of the War of the Lamb, a Quaker peace activist, a professor emeritus of Wilmington College in Ohio, and was a student of Thomas R. Kelly. ...


Thomas Raymond Kelly (1893-January 17, 1941) was a Quaker missionary and educator. ... Sir Ben Kingsley (born Krishna Pandit Bhanji on December 31, 1943) is an English actor of Indian (Gujarati) and Russian-Jewish descent. ...


Joseph Lancaster (25 November 1778 – 23 October 1838) was an English Quaker, and public education innovator. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Levellers were a mid 17th century English political movement, who came to prominence during the English Civil Wars. ... Dame Kathleen Lonsdale (January 28, 1903 - April 1, 1971) was a prominent crystallographer, who discovered the planar hexagonal structure of benzene. ...


Svetlana (Sotiroff) MacDonald, B.A. M.A., Ph. ... John MacMurray 30 December 1958 — 20 August 2006 John Stewart Wright MacMurray (30 December 1958 — 20 August 2006) was a Canadian musician from Saint John, New Brunswick, who held the position of Principal Trumpet with the Hallé Orchestra of Great Britain from 1986 to 2006. ... Madison in 1818 The only surviving photograph of Dolley Madison Dolley Payne Todd Madison (May 20, 1768 – July 12, 1849) was the wife of President James Madison, who served from 1809 until 1817. ... Elizabeth Lizzie J. Phillips nee Magie (1866 - 1948) was the inventor of The Landlords Game, the precusor to Monopoly // She was born in Canton, Illinois in 1866, and later became a follower of the economist Henry George. ... For other people named Dave (or David) Matthews see David Matthews (disambiguation) David John Matthews (born January 9, 1967) is a South African, now naturalized American, Grammy-winning lead vocalist and guitarist from Dave Matthews Band. ... April 8, 1956: CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow talking to reporters during a stop in Wiesbaden, Germany. ... Lucretia Coffin Mott (January 3, 1793 – November 11, 1880) was an American Quaker minister, abolitionist, social reformer and proponent of womens rights. ...


James Nayler (or Naylor) (1618–1660) was an English Quaker leader. ... George Newman (October 23, 1870, Leominster, Herefordshire - May 26, 1948) was an English public health physician, Quaker, the first Chief Medical Officer to the Ministry of Health in England, and wrote a seminal treatise on the social problems causing infant mortality. ... Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ... Russ Nelson (born 1958) is a computer programmer, who is a founding board member of the Open Source Initiative. ... Philip John Noel-Baker, Baron Noel-Baker (November 1, 1889 – October 8, 1982) was a politician, diplomat, academic and outstanding amateur athlete who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1959. ...


Amelia Opie (November 12, 1769 - December 2, 1853), English author, daughter of James Alderson, a physician in Norwich, and was born there. ... Lorcan Otway is a folk singer. ... Constantine Overton (1626/7-?1690), Quaker leader in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. ...


Parker J. Palmer (born 1939) is an author, educator, and activist. ... Alice Paul, 1901. ... Suffragette with banner, Washington DC, 1918 The title of suffragette was given to members of the womens suffrage movement in the United Kingdom and United States, particularly in the years prior to World War I. The name was the Womens Social and Political Union (founded in 1903). ... Edward Pease (31 May 1767 - 31 July 1858) was an English railway owner. ... Joseph Pease Joseph Pease (22 June 1799 – 8 February 1872) was involved in the early railway system in England and was the first Quaker elected to Parliament. ... Isaac Penington (1616-1679) was one the of the early member, of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). ... William Penn William Penn (October 14, 1644 – July 30, 1718) founded the Province of Pennsylvania, the English North American colony that became the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Official language(s) English, Pennsylvania Dutch Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Gerald Francis Priestland (26 February 1927 - 20 June 1991) was a news correspondent and newsreader for the BBC. Gerald Priestland at the news desk during BBC2s hampered opening night Priestland began his work at the BBC with a six-month spell writing obituary pieces for broadcast news. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, usually known as the BBC (and also informally known as the Beeb or Auntie) is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion...


Bonnie Raitt, (born November 8, 1949) is an American Blues-R&B singer, songwriter, and guitarist who was born in Burbank, California, the daughter of Broadway musical star John Raitt. ... Lewis Fry Richardson (October 11, 1881 - September 30, 1953) was a mathematician, physicist and psychologist. ... John Wigham Richardson was one of the great figures of British industrial life, and a leading shipbuilder on Tyneside during the late 19th and early 20h century. ... Joseph Rowntree (June 10, 1801 – November 4, 1859) was an educationist and shopkeeper. ... Bayard Rustin at news briefing on the Civil Rights March on Washington, August 27, 1963 Bayard Rustin (March 17, 1912 – August 24, 1987) was an African-American civil rights activist, important largely behind the scenes in the civil rights movement of the 1960s and earlier and principal organizer of the...


Anna Sewell (March 30, 1820 – April 25, 1878) was a British writer, the author of the classic novel Black Beauty. ... Moses Sheppard Moses Sheppard (1771 - 1857) was a Baltimore businessman, a Quaker, a philanthropist, and founder of the now Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital. ... Philip Sherman (1610-1687) was a prominent leader in early Rhode Island and one of its founders. ... Official language(s) English Capital Providence Largest city Providence Area  Ranked 50th  - Total 1,214* sq mi (3,144* km²)  - Width 37 miles (60 km)  - Length 48 miles (77 km)  - % water 32. ... Scott Simon is the host of National Public Radios Weekend Edition Saturday. ... John Alexander Sinton (VC, OBE) was a Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. ... Joan Lyn Slonczewski is a biologist who teaches at Kenyon. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Hannah Tatum Whitall Smith (February 7, 1832 - May 1, 1911) was a lay speaker and author in the Holiness movement in the United States and the Higher Life movement in Great Britain. ... Robert Pearsall Smith (1827 - 1899) was a lay leader in the Holiness movement in the United States and the Higher Life movement in Great Britain. ... Lawrence Southwick (ca. ... Cassandra Burnell Southwick (ca. ... Joseph Sturge (1793-1859) Joseph Sturge (1793 - May 14, 1859), son of a farmer in Gloucestershire, was an English Quaker and founder of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, now Anti-Slavery International, who spent his life engaged in radical political actions supporting pacifism, working class rights, and the... Donald Ibrahím Swann (September 30, 1923–March 23, 1994) was a British composer, musician and entertainer. ... Noah Haynes Swayne (December 7, 1804 - June 8, 1884) was an American jurist and politician. ...


Joseph H. Taylor, Jr. ... Hannes Alfvén (1908–1995) accepting the Nobel Prize for his work on magnetohydrodynamics [1]. List of Nobel Prize laureates in Physics from 1901 to the present day. ... Lesbian poet and novelist Valerie Taylor (1913-1997) was born Velma Nacella Young and also published as Nacella Young and Francine Davenport. ... Lillian Trasher was a Quaker woman. ... Peterson Toscano (born February 17, 1965) is a playwright, actor and gay activist. ... Connor Trinneer as Commander Charles Trip Tucker on Star Trek: Enterprise Connor Trinneer (born March 19, 1969 in Walla Walla, Washington) is an American television actor. ... Daniel Hack Tuke (April 19, 1827 - March 5, 1895), younger brother of James Hack Tuke, was born at York. ... James Hack Tuke (September 13, 1819 - January 13, 1896) was born at York, the son of Samuel Tuke. ... This article is about the Quaker mental health reformist. ... The Retreat is a not for profit charitable organisation in the United Kingdom. ... Samuel Tuke (July 31, 1784 - October 14, 1857), son of Henry Tuke was born at York. ... William Tuke (March 24, 1732-1822) was born at York. ... The Retreat is a not for profit charitable organisation in the United Kingdom. ... James Turrell (born 1943, Los Angeles) is an artist primarily concerned with light and space. ...


Mary Morris Vaux Walcott (July 31, 1860 - August 22, 1940) was an artist and naturalist known for her watercolor paintings of wildflowers. ... George Washington Walker (19 March 1800–1 February 1859) was a missionary for the church called Religious Society of Friends, or Quakers. ... Self Portrait of Benjamin West, ca. ... Mary Jessamyn West (July 18, 1902 – February 23, 1984) was an American Quaker who wrote numerous stories and novels, notably The Friendly Persuasion (1945). ... Ann Cooper Whitall (1716-1797) was a prominent Quaker woman in early America. ... John Greenleaf Whittier John Greenleaf Whittier (December 17, 1807 – September 7, 1892) was an American Quaker poet and forceful advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States. ... This article concerns the Irish-based inventor and lighthouse engineer, not his cousin the shipbuilder John Wigham Richardson John Richardson Wigham (1829 - 1906) was one of the greatest figures in lighthouse engineering. ... John Wilbur July 17, 1774 – May 1, 1856 was a prominent American Quaker preacher who was at the forefront of a controversy that led to a split in the Religious Society of Friends in the United States. ... David Ricardo (April 18, 1772 – September 11, 1823), a political economist, is often credited with systematising economics, and was one of the most influential of the classical economists, along with Thomas Malthus, and Adam Smith. ... Dallas Willard (September 4, 1935- ) is a philosophy professor and author. ... Waldo (Goronwy) Williams (30 September 1904 – 20 May 1971) was one of the leading Welsh-language poets of the twentieth century. ... publicity photo Anna Wing (born 30 October 1914 in Hackney, London) is a British actress. ... Gerrard Winstanley (1609 - September 10, 1676) was an English LEZZ CED religious reformer and political activist during the Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell. ... The Levellers were a mid 17th century English political movement, who came to prominence during the English Civil Wars. ... Caspar Wistar (1696–1752) was a German-born glassmaker and landowner in Pennsylvania. ... Victoria Wood OBE (born 19 May 1953) is an English comedian, actress, singer and writer. ... John Woolman (October 19, 1720 – October 7, 1772) was an itinerant Quaker preacher, traveling throughout the American colonies, advocating against conscription, military taxation, and particularly slavery. ...


Contents: Top - 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Thomas Young, English scientist // Young belonged to a Quaker family of Milverton, Somerset, where he was born in 1773, the youngest of ten children. ...

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Susan Brownell Anthony (February 15, 1820 – March 13, 1906) was a prominent, independent and well-educated American civil rights leader who played a pivotal role in the 19th century womens rights movement to secure womens suffrage in the United States. ... The movement for womens suffrage is a social, economic and political reform movement aimed at extending suffrage — the right to vote — to women. ... Joan Chandos Baez (born January 9, 1941) is an American folk singer and songwriter known for her highly individual vocal style. ... Sir Edmund Trelawny Backhouse, 2nd Baronet (20 October 1873 – 8 January 1944) was a British would-be-oriental scholar, brilliant linguist and black sheep of the Backhouse family whose work was very influential for the western view of the last decades of the Chinese Empire but is currently famous mostly... Robert Bage (1728 - September 1, 1801), English novelist, born in Derbyshire, was the son of a paper-maker and was himself a papier. ... This 1820 oil painting by Chester Harding is the only portrait of Daniel Boone made from life. ... David Byrne (born May 14, 1952 in Dumbarton, Scotland) is a musician best known as a founding member and the principal songwriter of the New Wave band Talking Heads. ... Dame Antonia Byatt, DBE (born August 24, 1936, Sheffield, England) has been hailed as one of the great postmodern novelists in Britain. ... John Cadwalader (1742-1786) was a merchant and soldier from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Ezra Cornell, co-founder of Cornell University Ezra Cornell (January 11, 1807 – December 9, 1874) was an American businessman and, with Andrew Dickson White, was the founder of Cornell University. ... Blythe Katherine Danner (born February 3, 1943) is a prolific two time Emmy-winning American actress who has appeared in numerous stage, screen, and film roles. ... James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955) was an American film actor. ... Thomas Fowell Buxton (1786 – 1845) was a British Member of Parliament and social reformer. ... Margaret Drabble (born June 5, 1939) is an English novelist. ... Roger Eliot Fry (14 December 1866 - 9 September 1934) was an English artist and critic, and a member of the Bloomsbury group. ... Samuel Tertius Galton (1783-1844) was a businessman and scientist. ... Abigail Hopper Gibbons (7 December 1801 - 16 January 1893) was an abolitionist, activist, and a nurse during the American Civil War. ... This article is about the abolition of slavery. ... This article is becoming very long. ... This biographical article needs to be wikified. ... Elisha Gray (August 2, 1835 – January 21, 1901) was an electrical engineer and is best known for his development of a telephone prototype in 1876 in Highland Park, Illinois, independently of Alexander Graham Bell. ... The telephone or phone is a telecommunications device which is used to transmit and receive sound (most commonly voice and speech) across distance. ... Angelina Weld Grimke (February 27, 1880 – June 10, 1958) was a prominent journalist and poet. ... Sarah Moore Grimké (November 26, 1792 - December 23, 1873) was born in South Carolina, the daughter of a plantation owner who was a firm believer in both slavery and the subordinate status of women. ... Lyndon LaRouche at a news conference in Paris in February 2006. ... Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister, OM , FRS (5 April 1827 – 10 February 1912) was an English surgeon who promoted the idea of sterile surgery while working at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. ... For other people named Dave (or David) Matthews see David Matthews (disambiguation) David John Matthews (born January 9, 1967) is a South African, now naturalized American, Grammy-winning lead vocalist and guitarist from Dave Matthews Band. ... Maria Mitchell Maria Mitchell (August 1, 1818 – June 28, 1889) was an American astronomer. ... James Albert Michener (February 3, 1907? - October 16, 1997) was the American author of such books as Tales of the South Pacific (for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1948), Hawaii, The Drifters, Centennial, The Source, The Fires of Spring, Chesapeake, Caribbean, Caravans, Alaska, Texas, and Poland. ... Annie Oakley (August 13, 1860 – November 3, 1926) b. ... Edward R. Pease (1857 - 1955) was an English writer and a founding member of the Fabian Society. ... The Fabian Society is a British socialist intellectual movement, whose purpose is to advance the socialist cause by gradualist and reformist, rather than revolutionary means. ... Ned Rorem (born October 23, 1923) is a noted American composer and diarist. ... Betsy Ross and two children presenting her sewn flag to George Washington and others Betsy Ross (January 1, 1752 - January 30, 1836) was an American woman who is said to have sewn the first American flag. ...


  1. Cantor, Norman F. (1993) Inventing the Middle Ages, p. 219, HarperCollins, ISBN 0-688-12302-3: "[1949] was also a moment in Time's history when a senior editor was Whittaker Chambers, the former Soviet spy and eventual nemesis of Alger Hiss. Now a devout Quaker, Chambers was keen on importing British conservative Christianity to American shores..."

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These queries relate to such matters as the proper education of their children, the use of intoxicants, care of the needy, and, on a broader scale, racial and religious toleration and the treatment of all offenders in a spirit of love rather than with the object of punishment.
Quakerism took on certain characteristics such as simplicity in the manner of living, encouraging women to be ministers, spiritual democracy in meeting, absolute adherence to truth, universal peace and brotherhood regardless of sex, class, nation, or race.
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