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Hunter, Robert,

d. 1734, royal governor of New York and New Jersey (1709–19), b. Ayrshire, Scotland. His administration was notably successful. He maintained a vigorous campaign against the French and the Native Americans and cooperated with other colonies in military matters. He allayed the bitter political factionalism that had kept New York and New Jersey in turmoil for several decades, and he also straightened out financial and revenue matters. Hunter was less successful with several thousand Rhenish Palatinate refugees, whom he brought over and settled on the upper Hudson to produce naval stores for England. Unable to secure funds for the project from England or from his assembly, Hunter went in debt to the amount of £21,000 to save the colony. From 1727 until his death he was governor of Jamaica.

Hunter, (Wiles) Robert

(1874–1942) socialist, social worker, writer; born in Terre Haute, Ind. Appalled by the misery of the depression of 1893, he decided to become a social worker. He was organizing secretary of Chicago's Board of Charities (1896–1902) and lived at Hull House (1899–1902). He wrote a survey of working-class housing for the City Homes Association (1901). A man of independent means, he became head worker at the University Settlement on Rivington Street, New York City (1902), directing their successful campaign to enact child labor laws (1903). He published his most important book, Poverty (1904), the first general statistical survey of America's poor. Declaring himself a socialist (1905), he was elected to the first executive board of the Intercollegiate Socialist Society. He was Socialist candidate for the New York state assembly (1908), he represented American socialism at the Third International in Stuttgart (1907), and having moved to Noroton, Conn., he ran as Socialist candidate for the governorship of Connecticut (1910). Antipathetic to violence and unrestrained radicalism, he published an indictment of the Industrial Workers of the World, Violence in the Labor Movement (1914), then left the party disillusioned because socialism had failed to prevent the outbreak of World War I. He moved to California (1918) where he lectured on economics and English at the University of California: Berkeley (1918–22). Moving to Pebble Beach, he wrote Links (1926), a book on golf course design, and he laid out several West Coast courses. By the end of his life, he had turned right-wing, repudiated the New Deal, and wrote Revolution (1940), which rejected Marxism and revolutions.
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Robert Hunter, in 1906, in a book entitled "Poverty," pointed out that at that time there were ten millions in the United States living in poverty.
Mr Geffen, who has a practice in Birmingham, is still representing Birmingham Six member Robert Hunter in a claim for compensation.
Robert Hunter, insurance director at the Consumer Federation of America, said the bill could pressure states to gut consumer protections and that it could create a "race to the bottom" as federal regulators try to define a system that is acceptable nationwide.
His extensive industry experience in the lithography community provides him with the necessary perspective to lead the sales and marketing organization," stated Robert Hunter, Jr.
ONE of the prettiest coastal villages in Northumberland features in our latest aerial photograph from Robert Hunter.
Dr Robert Hunter made his appeal as he opened an inquest into the tragedy.
Stage 2 final positions: 1 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Credit Agricole 3hrs 45mins 13secs, 2 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia at same time, 3 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Columbia at same time, 4 Robert Hunter (RSA) Barloworld at same time, 5 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Milram at same time
ROBERT HUNTER scored a double first in yesterday's 113.
Initially Erik Zabel, Filippo Pozzato, Robert Hunter, Romain Feulli, Robbie McEwen, Heinrich Haussler, Oscar Freire and Sebastien Chavanel all vied for the top spot, but ultimately it was Steegmans who led his Quickstep teammate Tom Boonen over the line in their native Belgium with Boonen appearing to ease up.
Robert Hunter, the PGA golf professional, said: "The boys did extremely well and showed great dedication with their practice and remained disciplined throughout the course.
Cheshire Coroner Dr Robert Hunter was told the 18-year-old was returning from Stoke on the A51 Tarporley Road on June 3 last year after a day out with his girlfriend, Helen Raynor.
Robert Hunter described year-end bonuses agents can receive, which are calculated in part on the lower loss ratios, as "kickbacks" from insurance companies, and suggested that efforts to reduce losses provided an "obvious incentive for an agent to delay filing a legitimate claim or to improperly advise a consumer not to file it.