Jan Paulsen

Jan Paulsen

Name Jan Paulsen
Profession Religious Leader
Date of Birth 1935-01-05
Place of Birth Norway
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Birth Sign Capricorn

About Jan Paulsen

President of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, and the church’s foremost religious figure, from 1999 to 2010.

Early Life of Jan Paulsen

He served as Vice President of the General Conference for four years under his predecessor.

Trivia

He strengthened the church with dialogues on science and faith, as well as outreach to the younger generation.

Family Life

He had three children with his wife of over 50 years, Kari Trykkerud.

Associated With

Art Blakey, the jazz drummer, also came from a devout Seventh day Adventist family.

Violeta Chamorro | World Leader

Violeta Chamorro | World Leader

Name Violeta Chamorro
Profession World Leader
Date of Birth 1929-10-18
Place of Birth Rivas,
Nicaragua
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Birth Sign Libra

About Violeta Chamorro

Politician who was the President of Nicaragua from 1990 to 1997. She was notably the first elected female head of state in the Americas as well as a successful publisher.

Early Life of Violeta Chamorro

She attended the Blackstone College for Girls, but had to leave the United States because her father was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.

Trivia

She was the recipient of the Isaiah Thomas Award in Publishing from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Family Life

She married Pedro Joaquín Chamorro and took over his newspaper after his assassination.

Associated With

She retained Humberto Ortega as a military leader during her peace reforms, which have been the most enduring thus far.

Vicente Fox | World Leader

Vicente Fox | World Leader

Name Vicente Fox
Profession World Leader
Date of Birth 1942-07-02
Place of Birth Mexico
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Birth Sign Cancer

About Vicente Fox

President of Mexico who served from 2000 to 2006 and was the first president elected from an opposition party since Francisco I. Madero in 1910. He is widely recognized for his cowboy style of boots and jeans.

Early Life of Vicente Fox

He started off as a Coca Cola truck driver and moved all the way up to supervisor of Coca Cola operations in Latin America.

Trivia

In his autobiography, Revolution of Hope: The Life, Faith and Dreams of a Mexican President, he called President George W. Bush the cockiest guy he had ever met.

Family Life

He divorced Lilian de la Concha in 1990 after 20 years of marriage.

Associated With

He received a call of congratulations from Bill Clinton after being elected President of Mexico.

Vernon Dahmer | Civil Rights Leader

Vernon Dahmer | Civil Rights Leader

Name Vernon Dahmer
Profession Civil Rights Leader
Date of Birth 1908-03-10
Place of Birth Mississippi
Age 57 yrs
Death Date 1966-01-11
Birth Sign Pisces

About Vernon Dahmer

An American Civil Rights Leader who was also president of a chapter of the NAACP in Mississippi and led voter registration drives during the 1960s.

Early Life of Vernon Dahmer

He was the music director and Sunday School teacher at the Shady Grove Baptist Church.

Trivia

He worked for the African-American right to vote and led voter registration drives before being killed by Klu Klux Klan members, who firebombed his home and the grocery store he owned.

Family Life

He was the child of George and Ellen Dahmer.

Associated With

He was involved in fighting for the same cause as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s.

Vernon Jordan | Civil Rights Leader

Vernon Jordan | Civil Rights Leader

Name Vernon Jordan
Profession Civil Rights Leader
Date of Birth 1935-08-15
Place of Birth Georgia
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Birth Sign Leo

About Vernon Jordan

After working with fellow civil rights activist Donald L. Hollowell on a lawsuit against the University of Georgia for the institution’s racially discriminatory admissions policies, this attorney held executive positions with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the National Urban League, and the United Negro College Fund.

Early Life of Vernon Jordan

After graduating from Indiana’s DePauw University, he earned a J.D. from the Howard University School of Law.

Trivia

He survived a 1980 murder attempt in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In 1996, serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin confessed that he had shot Jordan.

Family Life

His first marriage, to Shirley Yarbrough, resulted in a daughter named Vickee. Following his first wife’s death, he married Revlon executive Ann Dibble Jordan.

Associated With

During the early 1990s, he was an adviser to President Bill Clinton.