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Robert Todd Lincoln, Big Man on Campus

The eldest son of the 16th U.S. President, Robert Todd Lincoln was an American statesman, diplomat, businessman, lawyer, and briefly a union captain during the Civil War. Lincoln was in his early 20s when his father was assassinated, and he vowed to carry on the family legacy. In his later years, Lincoln served as the Secretary of War in the administration of President James A. Garfield—and remained at that cabinet post under Chester A. Arthur until 1885…

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How Some Stanford Homework Led to the Birth of Nike

One of the most influential figures in sports, Phil Knight is the co-founder of global juggernaut Nike. After selling sneakers from the back of his car, Knight launched Nike (originally named Blue Ribbon Sports) with his college track coach in 1964. Nearly sixty years later, Knight is one of the richest men in the world and Nike is one of the most iconic brands on the globe…

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Four-Star General Mark Milley: Not a Job, but a Calling

Mark Milley is a U.S. Army general who serves as the 20th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation’s highest-ranking military officer, and the principal military advisor to the President, Secretary of Defense, and National Security Council. The general earned his “tabs” as an Army Ranger and a Green Beret, and he has extensive combat experience, taking part in operations in Panama, the Balkans, Iraq, and Afghanistan…

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