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Clark

1. Helen. born 1950, New Zealand politician; Labour prime minister from 1999
2. James, known as Jim. 1936--68, Scottish racing driver; World Champion (1963, 1965)
3. Kenneth, Baron Clark of Saltwood. 1903--83, English art historian: his books include Civilization (1969), which he first presented as a television series
4. William. 1770--1838, US explorer and frontiersman: best known for his expedition to the Pacific Northwest (1804--06) with Meriwether Lewis

Clark

 

a family of American opticians and amateur astronomers; including Alvan Clark (born Mar. 8, 1804, in Ashfield, Mass.; died Aug. 19, 1887, in Cambridge, Mass.) and his sons George (born in 1827; died in 1891) and Alvan Graham (born July 10, 1832, in Fall River, Mass.; died June 9, 1897, in Cambridge, Mass.).

The Clarks discovered many double stars, including the companion of Sirius. The Clarks’ largest refractors are in the U.S. Naval Observatory (refractor made in 1873; diameter of the objective, 66 cm), the Pulkovo Observatory (1885; diameter, 76 cm), the Lick Observatory (1888; diameter, 91 cm), and the Yerkes Observatory (1896; diameter, 102 cm).

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WEDNESDAY: Restoration Home (BBC Two, 8pm) Carolin Quentin probably never saw herself as a viable alternative to our elected leaders or English Heritage, but she is now following in the footsteps of people like Griff Rhys Jones and George Clark in helping to save some of our architectural gems.
Caroline Quentin probably never saw herself as a viable alternative to our elected leaders, but she is now following in the footsteps of people like Griff Rhys Jones and George Clark in helping to save some of our architectural gems.
The best tip I've had was from the architect George Clark - have a water softener fitted.
Working with the AAO, its Council on Communications, and its Board of Trustees, and learning about today's patients has been a tremendous experience," said George Clark of Athorn, Clark & Partners.
Mr Clark, who lives in Carmarthen, is one of 11 children of bricklayer George Clark and his wife Hetty, who was the older sister of Kate's grandfather Ronald.
For celebrity spotters you'll get the chance to see the Show's ambassadors in the jam packed theatre programme - Gregg Wallace, Linda Barker, George Clark, Suzi Perry, Fiona Philips and garden's expert Diarmuid Gavin.
The hero recovered; essays on medieval heroism in honor of George Clark.
Tomorrow The Restoration Man Channel Four, 9pm Smiley architect George Clark is looking for neglected architecture upon which to work his magic and bring them into the 21st century.
Corporate Scandals: The Many Faces of Greed--the Great Heist, Financial Bubbles and the Absence of Virtue By Kenneth Gray, Larry Frieder and George Clark, Jr.
Manufacturing jobs have started to grow again in Alabama, but according to George Clark, president of Manufacture Alabama, "It became very obvious to us as manufacturers that we had to [develop] a work force that is far superior to work forces in other countries if we were going to survive.
It is pleasing to see that each year there are more and more different cultures and younger generations attending the Remembrance service,' said 74year-old George Clark, from the Korean Veterans Association, satisfied that the 'Lest we forget' dictum remains true in the 21st Century.
Perceptions of history and notions of about the craft of writing history have changed significantly since the first volume under general editor Sir George Clark appeared in 1934.