herbert putnam

Putnam

[puht-nuhm]
noun
1.
Herbert, 1861–1955, U.S. librarian: headed Library of Congress 1899–1939.
2.
Israel, 1718–90, American Revolutionary general.
3.
Rufus, 1738–1824, American Revolutionary officer: engineer and colonizer in Ohio.
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Putnam (ˈpʌtnəm)
 
n
1.  Israel. 1718--90, American general in the War of Independence
2.  his cousin Rufus. 1738--1824, American soldier in the War of Independence; surveyor general of the US (1796--1803)

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herbert putnam

American librarian who built the Library of Congress into a world-renowned institution.

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