(born Meara) (1869-1963) US botanist and suffragist who made outstanding contributions to the study of grasses. During the course of several research expeditions she collected many plants previously unknown to science, and her work provided much important information about naturally occurring cereals and other food crops.
Meara was born in Iroquois County, Illinois, and was self-educated. From 1903 she worked in Washington, DC for the US Department of Agriculture Bureau of Plant Industry and Exploration, and became the principal scientist for agrostology (study of grasses). She was politically active in various reform movements, especially those for female suffrage, and on this account was jailed and forcibly fed during World War I.
Chase was particularly responsible for work in modernizing and extending the national grass herbarium. She traveled widely, collecting plants from several regions of North and South America, and also visiting European research institutes and herbaria during the 1920s. Altogether she collected more than 12,000 plants for the herbarium.
Chase’s publications include the authoritative Manual of the Grasses of the United States 1950.
(1895-1986) US general. He served with the US cavalry in World War I. In World War II, he served mainly in the Far East and Sept 1945 led the 1st Cavalry Division, the first US military force to enter Tokyo. After the war he became Chief of Staff 3rd Army, then went to Taiwan as military adviser to Chiang Kai-shek until his retirement 1956.
From 1943, he commanded 1 Cavalry Brigade which recaptured the Admiralty Islands March 1944. He later took part in the invasion of the Philippines and led the first US troops into Manila 3 Feb 1945. He then took command of 38 Infantry Division and cleared the Japanese out of Bataan and supervised the airborne assault on Corregidor.
(1808-1873) US public official and chief justice of the US. He held a US Senate seat 1849–55 and 1860; helped found the Republican Party 1854–56; was elected governor of Ohio 1855; became Abraham Lincoln's secretary of the treasury 1861; and was appointed chief justice of the US Supreme Court 1864. He presided over the impeachment trial of President A Johnson 1868.
Born in Cornish, New Hampshire, US, Chase was educated at Dartmouth. He studied law and was admitted to the bar 1829. Moving to Cincinnati, Ohio, he became an abolitionist, often taking the cases of runaway slaves in the campaign to end the institution of slavery.
1. (Typography) A rectangular iron frame in which pages or columns of type are imposed.
2. A groove, or channel, as in the face of a wall; a trench, as for the reception of drain tile.
3. A kind of joint by which an overlap joint is changed to a flush joint, by means of a gradually deepening rabbet.
4. The part of a cannon in front of the swell of the muzzle.