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4000 Years of Women in Science  
This site concentrates on pre-20th century women who made some contribution to scientific discovery; many entries contain links to related sites.

Biographical Dictionary

Biographical Directory of the American Congress  
Search for United States Congressional members from 1774 to present.

Biographies of Women Mathematicians  
"Biographies or commentaries on women mathematicians, includes some photos. "

Biography.com  
"Search over 25,000 of the greatest lives, past and present."

Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients
Created by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, this resource provides a database searchable by keyword, rank, service unit, division, company and conflict.  Some biographical information as well as detailed accounts of combat are included.  There is a full archive or separate lists of recipients living, deceased, recently honored, and double recipients.

Dead or Alive?  
This site tracks whether famous people are still alive or whether they have passed away.

Dead People Server  
"The Dead People Server is a list of interesting celebrities who are long dead, newly dead or might possible be dead. This site can be searched by name or by time period."

Distinguished Women Past and Present  
Links to women's biographies on the Internet.

Faces of Science: African Americans in Science  
Profiled here are African American men and women who have contributed to the advancement of science and engineering. The accomplishments of the past and present can serve as pathfinders to present and future engineers and scientists. African American chemists, biologists, inventors, engineers, and mathematicians have contributed in both large and small ways that can be overlooked when chronicling the history of science.

Information Please Almanac Biographies Page  
Information on thousands of people in the public eye. Includes lists of celebrity deaths as well.

Lucid Cafe's Biography Archive  
"Profiles of influential people, both historical and contemporary, with links to related web sites."

NASA Astronaut Biographies  
Biographies of NASA's space flight crew or candidates of the program.

National Inventors Hall of Fame  
Inventors and inventions in the hall of fame accessible by name or invention.

National Women's Hall of Fame  
Lists women of achievement in the hall of fame accessible by name.

POTUS: Presidents of the United States  
"Background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest on each of the presidents plus links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites."

Resources on Women Mathematicians & Scientists  
Biographies of women mathematicians and links to information on women mathematicians and scientists.

Women's International Center Biography Index  
"Biographies of female humanitarians, with links to humanitarian organizations."