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Biography Resource Center

Biography and Genealogy Master Index
Biographical information about 25,000 famous people, past and present. Biographical profiles and images of individuals from antiquity to the present. Covers nearly 5 million people and points to books and other publications that contain their biographies.

Special Topics

African Americans/Notable
From Infoplease.com. A comprehensive list of notable African Americans. Very short essay.

Christians of the Past/Notable
Biographical sketches of over 200 saints and other Christians. Organized in chronological, calendar and alphabetical order. Sponsored by the Society of Archbishop Justus.

Civil War Generals
US Civil War. Generals from both sides of the U.S. Civil War.

Congressional Members/United States Congress
Biographical directory of Congress. Searchable by name, state, political party. Congress.gov

From the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Men and women responsible for great technological changes.

Nobel prize winners
Nobel e-Museum. To find Nobel prize laureates first click on PRIZE ANNOUNCEMENTS. Current and past winners are covered.

Pen Names/Nom de Guerre
Contains the real names of hundreds of celebrities and historical figures. Entries are listed alphabetically by pseudonym and contain brief biographical information. This resource is useful but not guaranteed to be accurate.

Background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events and some points of interest on each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files and other presidential sites. From the Internet Public Library.

Presidents and More/US
Biographies of Presidents & First Ladies. Presidential news, policies and history as well as speeches, photos and a site for children. From the White House. 

Sports Biographies
Very short biographies of famous sports figures. From infoplease.

National Women's Hall of Fame. Historically distinguished women, living and deceased.