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Guest ContributorApril 2, 2013 by Tim Ott
The arrival of spring brings the start of another baseball season, and with it an American tradition as occasionally awkward as a slow dance at a junior prom: the...also in this article
Academic, Supreme Court Justice, U.S. President / 1857 - 1930
William Howard Taft, the 27th president of the United States, fulfilled a lifelong dream when he was appointed chief justice of the Supreme Court, becoming the only person to have served as both a U.S. chief justice and president.
February 20, 2013 by Thad Morgan
Whether acquiring power through one's birthright or through a democratic process, running a nation is no easy task. Louis XII, King of France in 1498, ran the country...also in this article
March 5, 2013 by Eudie Pak
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died from a two-year bout with cancer, reports the NY Times. He was 58.
The Socialist leader, who came to power 14 years ago...also in this article
World Leader / 1954 - 2013
Hugo Chávez served as president of Venezuela from 1999 until his death in 2013. During his presidency, he sold oil to Cuba and resisted efforts to stop narcotic trafficking in Columbia, and subsequently strained relations with the United States.
Guest ContributorFebruary 18, 2013 by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy
Wanna look at Presidents’ Day in a whole new light? Hot off the presses, The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity is a sneak peek inside...also in this article
Diplomat, U.S. President, U.S. Vice President, U.S. Representative / 1924 -
The 41st president of the United States, George H.W. Bush served as vice president under Ronald Reagan. He is the father of George W. Bush, the 43rd president.
General, U.S. President, Journalist / 1890 - 1969
Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th president of the United States, promoted Atoms for Peace at the United Nations General Assembly in order to ease Cold War tensions.
Lawyer, U.S. President, U.S. Representative / 1961 -
Barack Obama is the 44th and current president of the United States, and the first African American to serve as U.S. president. First elected to the presidency in 2008, he won a second term in 2012.
February 28, 2013 by Eudie Pak
There may be disunion at the Vatican amid Pope Benedict XVI's departure today, but take heart: In other places in the world, there are eyelash-batting feelings of...also in this article
Animal Rights Activist, Basketball Player / 1961 -
Dennis Rodman is considered one of professional basketball's all-time great rebounders. He helped lead the Detroit Pistons and later the Chicago Bulls to multiple titles.
February 11, 2013 by Andrew Cannizzaro
The producers at BIO.com review hundreds of photos of famous figures each week, from award-winning actors and popular singers, to headliners and scandal makers...also in this article
Environmental Activist, Warrior, Governor, U.S. President / 1858 - 1919
A New York governor who became the 26th U.S. president, Theodore Roosevelt is remembered for his foreign policy, corporate reforms and ecological preservation.