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Parsons,

city (1990 pop. 11,924), Labette co., SE Kans.; inc. 1871. It is a shipping point for dairy products, grain, and livestock. Manufactures include ammunition, wire and paper products, plastics, and appliances.

Parsons

1. Sir Charles Algernon. 1854--1931, English engineer, who developed the steam turbine
2. Gram, real name Cecil Connor. 1946--73. US country-rock singer and songwriter; founder of the Flying Burrito Brothers (1968--70), he later released the solo albums G.P. (1973) and Grievous Angel (1974)
3. Talcott. 1902--79, US sociologist, author of The Structure of Social Action (1937) and The Social System (1951)
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Under the leadership of Frank Alva Parsons, Parsons established the first program in interior design in the United States in 1906 and defined the parameters of a new and growing industry in this country.
The associates later worked with Parsons on preliminary choreographic planning for the dances he is creating for a musical theater production of Daddy Long Legs.
Frank Parsons settled in Boston in about 1885, after returning from his hiatus in the Southwest, and lived there until his death in 1908.
Parsons and Tina Buck had met in 1979 in an Atlanta sports bar, when Parsons was 33 and Buck was 17.
Before he turned around, Parsons was busy fending off unhappy regulators, and then the real tough stuff hit.
Although Parsons died at a young age, his legacy continues in the work of many career counselors and vocational psychologists.
Although this year's honorees are from three different dance styles--Ann Reinking from jazz and theater dance, David Parsons from modern dance, and Ben Stevenson from ballet--they share, besides uncommon talent, a gift for creating and perpetuating dances of great popular appeal.
But, Parsons says, her character's coming-out process began more than a year ago.