ralph barton perry


Antoinette, 1888–1946, U.S. actress, theatrical manager, and producer.
Bliss, 1860–1954, U.S. educator, literary critic, and editor.
Frederick John ("Fred") 1909–1995, British tennis player.
Matthew Calbraith [kal-breyth] , 1794–1858, U.S. commodore.
his brother, Oliver Hazard, 1785–1819, U.S. naval officer.
Ralph Barton, 1876–1957, U.S. philosopher and educator.
a male given name: from a Middle English word meaning “pear tree.”
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perry (ˈpɛrɪ)
n , pl -ries
alcoholic drink made of pears, similar in taste to cider
[C14 pereye, from Old French peré, ultimately from Latin pirum pear]

Perry (ˈpɛrɪ)
1.  Fred(erick John). 1909--95, English tennis and table-tennis player; world singles table-tennis champion (1929); Wimbledon singles champion (1934--36)
2.  Grayson. born 1960, British potter. A transvestite, he won the Turner Prize (2003).
3.  Matthew Calbraith. 1794--1858, US naval officer, who led a naval expedition to Japan that obtained a treaty (1854) opening up Japan to western trade
4.  his brother, Oliver Hazard. 1785--1819, US naval officer. His defeat of a British squadron on Lake Erie (1813) was the turning point in the War of 1812, leading to the recapture of Detroit

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ralph barton perry

American educator and philosopher noted as the founder of the school of new realism in American pragmatic philosophy.

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