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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.
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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.
Derbyshire coroner Robert Hunter, in a narrative verdict, also criticised officers who questioned him for not referring the case.
ONE of the prettiest coastal villages in Northumberland features in our latest aerial photograph from Robert Hunter.
Tying these figures to the CFA report, and to CFA's Director of Insurance Robert Hunter's call for regulators to look into how non-driving rating factors impact low- and moderate-income families, I.I.I.
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
And it left 26-year-old Boonen - who also won stage six - with the green jersey, 20 points ahead of Robert Hunter, the third-placed finisher in Castres.
DONE IT: Robert Hunter of South Africa and Team Barloworld celebrates as he crosses the line.
15secs (35.81 km/h), 2 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Milram, 4 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep - Innergetic, 5 Robert Hunter (RSA) Barjo-world, 6 Robert Forster (Ger) Gerolsteiner, 7 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Predictor - Lotto, 8 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) T-Mobile Team, 9 Mark Cavendish (Gbr) T-Mobile Team, 10 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Gerolsteiner, 11 Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Francaise des Jeux, 12 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Credit Agricole, 13 Sebastien Chavanel (Fra) Francaise des Jeux, 14 Andreas Kloden (Ger) Astana, 15 Romain Feillu (Fra) Agritubel.
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, who is now director of insurance with the Consumer Federation of America.
The day also saw the course professional Robert Hunter break the course record with a seven under par 63.