Claire Merritt Hodgson Ruth, born Clara Mae Merritt (September 11, 1897 – October 25, 1976), was a native of Athens, Georgia, United States, who is most famous for having been the second wife of Babe Ruth.
Thomas Vincent Learson (September 26, 1912 – November 4, 1996) was IBM's chairman and chief executive officer from June 1971 through January 1973. He was succeeded by Frank Cary. Both the previous chairman Thomas Watson, Jr. and senior project manager Fred Brooks regarded Learson as the driving force behind the System/360 project, which was huge and risky but whose success ensured IBM's dominance of the mainframe computer market.
Mark J. Coyle was a political consultant in West Virginia. Coyle started as a radio reporter, but in the early 1990s he moved into public relations. In 1996, he worked for former astronaut Jon McBride, who ran unsuccessfully for governor of West Virginia, and he later played a key role in George W. Bush's 2000 victory in that state. More recently he directed media relations for the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths, founded by Betsy McCaughey Ross. He died October 13, 2007, at age 42, in a car crash on his way to a football game at Syracuse University where he had been a student.
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