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American Cancer Society

ORGANIZATION

Founded 1913 as the American Society for the Control of Cancer.

"The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has state divisions and more than 3,400 local offices."

Official Website:
http://www.cancer.org/

Location:
Atlanta, GA

Founding Date:
22-May-1913

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Christian Anfinsen
Chemist
26-Mar-1916 14-May-1995 Protein structure and folding
George Beadle
Scientist
22-Oct-1903 9-Jun-1989 One gene, one enzyme theory
Johnny Bench
Baseball
7-Dec-1947   Hall of Fame catcher
Paul Berg
Chemist
30-Jun-1926   Pioneer in recombinant DNA
Elizabeth H. Blackburn
Scientist
26-Nov-1948   Co-Discoverer of telomerase
Kathleen Blanco
Politician
15-Dec-1942   Governor of Louisiana
Erma Bombeck
Columnist
21-Feb-1927 22-Apr-1996 The Grass is Always Greener
Rudy Boschwitz
Business
7-Nov-1930   US Senator from Minnesota, 1978-91
Kirbyjon H. Caldwell
Religion
c. 1954   Windsor Village United Methodist Church
Doyle E. Carlton
Politician
6-Jul-1885 25-Oct-1972 Governor of Florida, 1929-33
Kimberly A. Casiano
Business
21-Dec-1957   President of Casiano Communications, 1994-2009
Thomas R. Cech
Chemist
8-Dec-1947   Proved enzyme role of RNA
Erwin Chargaff
Biologist
11-Aug-1905 20-Jun-2002 Biochemist at Columbia University
Sue Bell Cobb
Judge
1956   Alabama Chief Justice
Stanley Cohen
Scientist
17-Nov-1922   Nerve and skin cell growth factors
Stanley N. Cohen
Biologist
17-Feb-1935   Recombinant DNA
Joan Crawford
Actor
23-Mar-1905 10-May-1977 What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Len Dawson
Football
20-Jun-1935   KC Chiefs Quarterback
Charles Easley
Judge
c. 1950   Justice, Mississippi Supreme Court
Doris F. Fisher
Business
1932   Co-Founder of The Gap
J. Michael Fitzpatrick
Business
c. 1946   President of Rohm and Haas, 1999-2005
Martin Frost
Politician
1-Jan-1942   Congressman from Texas, 1979-2005
Walter Gilbert
Chemist
21-Mar-1932   Sequencing techniques for DNA
Newt Gingrich
Politician
17-Jun-1943   Speaker of the House, 1995-99
Lindsey Graham
Politician
9-Jul-1955   US Senator from South Carolina
Jeb Hensarling
Politician
29-May-1957   Congressman, Texas 5th
Robert W. Holley
Scientist
28-Jan-1922 11-Feb-1993 RNA's role in protein synthesis
Sherrill W. Hudson
Business
c. 1943   CEO of TECO Energy
Brenda LaGrange Johnson
Business
?   US Ambassador to Jamaica
Gladys Knight
Singer
28-May-1944   Lords dominion over The Pips
Brian Krolicki
Politician
c. 1961   Lt. Governor of Nevada
Patti LaBelle
Singer
24-May-1944   Lady Marmalade
Bert Lance
Government
3-Jun-1931   OMB Director, 1977
James A. Lash
Business
4-May-1944   Manchester Principal LLC
Albert Lasker
Business
1-May-1880 30-May-1952 Advertising executive and medical research patron
Mary Lasker
Activist
30-Nov-1900 21-Feb-1994 Health care advocate
Boyce F. Martin, Jr.
Judge
23-Oct-1935   6th Circuit Court of Appeals
John Mendelsohn
Biologist
31-Aug-1936   Cancer researcher
Lee Meriwether
Actor
27-May-1935   Miss America 1955
Bob Miller
Politician
30-Mar-1945   Governor of Nevada, 1989-99
Claude B. Nielsen
Business
c. 1951   Coca-Cola Bottling Company United
Marshall W. Nirenberg
Scientist
10-Apr-1927 15-Jan-2010 RNA's role in protein synthesis
Queen Noor
Royalty
23-Aug-1951   Queen of Jordan
Gregory Peck
Actor
5-Apr-1916 12-Jun-2003 To Kill A Mockingbird
Matthew Perkins
Business
23-Nov-1911 31-Dec-1990 Founder of Perkins Restaurant and Bakery
Patrick S. Pittard
Business
c. 1945   CEO of Heidrick & Struggles, 1997-2002
Wolfgang Puck
Chef
8-Jan-1949   Spago restaurant
Monroe Rathbone
Business
1-Mar-1900 2-Aug-1976 Formed Exxon
Harry Reid
Politician
2-Dec-1939   US Senate Majority Leader
George E. Sangmeister
Politician
16-Feb-1931 7-Oct-2007 Congressman from Illinois, 1989-95
Glenn S. Schafer
Business
c. 1949   President of Pacific Life, 1995-2005
Manuel N. Stamatakis
Business
c. 1948   Capital Management Enterprises
Wendell M. Stanley
Chemist
16-Aug-1904 15-Jun-1971 First to crystallize a virus
Edward Tatum
Scientist
14-Dec-1909 7-Nov-1975 One gene, one enzyme theory
Howard M. Temin
Scientist
10-Dec-1934 9-Feb-1994 Tumor viruses and host genetics
Robert I. Toll
Business
c. 1941   Co-Founder of Toll Brothers
Harold E. Varmus
Scientist
18-Dec-1939   Genetic causes of cancer
Andrew von Eschenbach
Government
30-Oct-1941   FDA Commissioner, 2005-09
William J. White
Business
c. 1939   CEO of Bell & Howell, 1993-97


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