An Irish political leader and author of the eighteenth century who spent his career in England. A member of the British Parliament and an exceptional speaker, he sympathized with the American Revolutionary War as a defense of existing rights of citizens. He opposed the French Revolution, however, saying that it was a complete and unjustified break with tradition. (See Thomas Paine.)
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In 1972, Maine Sen. Edmund Muskie was the odds-on favorite to win the Democratic Presidential nomination.
Robert Kennedy and his Assistant Attorney General Burke Marshall brought new energy to the Civil Rights Division.Honoring The Late John Doar, A Nearly Forgotten Hero Of The Civil Rights Era|Gary May|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now, however, it appears that Democrat Mary Burke leads among women by six points.
No friend of liberty can avoid the tumble back and forth between Burke and Paine.
The USS Arleigh Burke, a destroyer, and USS Philippine Sea, a cruiser, launched a total of 47 Tomahawk missiles.$70 Billion Stealth Jet Finally Flies in Its First War|Dave Majumdar|September 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Edmund de la Pole, earl of Suffolk, on account of his near relationship to the house of York, beheaded.
The building, which has five storeys, stands on three sides of a square courtyard, and faces into Edmund Street.
The worthy knight not being now alive to veto the project, a figure of him has been placed opposite the College in Edmund Street.
Edmund Chishull, an English traveler, died; author of a book of travels in Turkey.
Edmund Calamy died; an eminent English divine among the non-conformists.