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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.
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Yet that other music hall of fame would certainly be chuffed to see the kind of performance lineup that the Songwriters Hall has cooked up for its 46th year: Inducting seven songwriters who range from country to blues, pop and rock, the New York soiree will see performances from Lady Gaga (recipient of the Hall's debut Contemporary Icon award), the reclusive Grateful Dead collaborator Robert Hunter, Toby Keith, Cyndi Lauper and Johnny Mercer Award winner Van Morrison, making one of his only two scheduled U.
WE have featured many aerial photographs taken by Robert Hunter this year but this one from 2014 has a special place in his heart.
Robert Hunter, The Ulster Plantation in the Counties of Armagh and Cavan, 1608-1641 (Belfast: Ulster Historical Foundation, 2012, 459 pp.
It has never been more important to shop around for auto insurance, no matter how long you have been with your current company," says Robert Hunter, CFA's director of insurance, in a statement.
Coroner Dr Robert Hunter reached a conclusion that Mr Gough, who was unemployed and of no fixed address, died as a result of misadventure.
Pervert Robert Hunter, 35, spent years targeting hundreds of girls and boys as young as nine across the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Serbia, Asia, Canada, the USA and Tasmania.