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- 3 Nance Lyons
- 4 worldalmanac
- 5 Wealthiest Persons
- 6 US Cabinet
- 6.1 Secretary of Agriculture
- 6.2 Secretaries of Commerce
- 6.3 Secretaries of Education
- 6.4 Secretaries of Energy
- 6.5 Secretaries of Health and Human Services
- 6.6 Secretaries of Housing and Urban Development
- 6.7 Secretaries of the Interior
- 6.8 Secretaries of Labor
- 6.9 Secretaries of State
- 6.10 Secretary of Transportation
- 6.11 Secretary of Veterans Affairs
- 6.12 Attorney General
- 6.13 National Security Advisor
- 6.14 White House Counsel
- 7 Political/Matrimonial Alliances
In a speech, Developing Human Resources for the Future Oil & Gas Industry, given at the 2004 SPE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, Sbiti reflected on the next generation of oil men and women: Where will tomorrow's workforce come from, how will they be educated.
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The almanac is now produced by the World Almanac Education Group, which is owned by The Weekly Reader corporation (WRC Media Inc.). The Almanac is distributed throughout the world by Simon & Schuster.
1868: First edition
The first edition was published by The New York World newspaper in 1868 (the name of the publication comes from the newspaper itself, which was known as "The World"). Its 120 pages of information touched on such events as the process of Reconstruction and the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson.
1876: Suspended; 1886:Revived by Pulitzer
Publication was suspended in 1876, but in 1886 newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer, who had purchased The New York World, revived annual publication of the almanac with the intention of making it "a compendium of universal knowledge."
1894,1923: Name changes
1940's: World War II
Some lists published are:
- "World Almanac's Ten Most Influential People of the Second Millennium", 2000
- "World Almanac's 25 Most Influential Women in America" (includes Helen Thomas, Gloria Steinem, Jane Bryant Quinn, Mary Cunningham Agee, Erma Bombeck, Phyllis Schlafly, ...)
- In 1923, Calvin Coolidge was sworn as president after Warren Harding's sudden death by his father, a Vermont Justice, who read the oath of office from a copy of the almanac.
- In 1961, a wire service photograph showed President John F. Kennedy sitting behind his desk in the Oval Office and on his desk were 6 books: the only reference book was the almanac.
- A 1999 New York Times photo showed President Bill Clinton in almost the exact same position, seated at his desk in the Oval Office. Clearly visible on the desk behind him are busts of Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln, pictures of his wife and daughter, a Bible, and a copy of the almanac.
- At Franklin Roosevelt's home in Hyde Park, a reproduction of his White House desk includes a copy of The World Almanac 1945.
- Fred MacMurray talks about it with Edward G. Robinson in Double Indemnity
- Bette Davis screams about it in All About Eve
- Audrey Hepburn and Gary Cooper flirt about it in Love in the Afternoon
- it is featured in Miracle on 34th Street when a trial is held to see if Santa Claus really exists
- Rosie Perez continually reads it in the film White Men Can't Jump.
- "My #1 reference work for facts." -- Will Shortz, The New York Times Crossword Editor
- "Useful to any human being on the planet. The World Almanac still reigns as the world's most powerful reference." --The Seattle Times
- "The most useful reference book known to modern man." --Los Angeles Times
- "It's the best in the business" --Manchester Union Leader
Forbe's List of billionaires
|Germany||$41.1B||$41.1B||Karl and Theo Paul Albrecht||Supermarkets|
|$10.6B||Roman Abramovich||Oil, Aluminum, Sports|
|Hong Kong||$23.8B||$12.4B||Li Ka Shing||Plastics Real Estate|
|$11.4B||Walter, Thomas & Raymond Kwok||Real Estate Telecom Transport|
|Saudi Arabia||$21.5B||$21.5B||Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud||Oil|
|Sweden/Switzerland||$18.5B||$18.5B||Ingvar Kamprad||Home Furnishing|
|Canada||$17.2B||$17.2B||Kenneth Roy Thomson||Media|
|Mexico||$13.9B||$13.9B||Carlos Slim Helú||Telecommunications|
|Italy||$10.0B||$10.0B||Silvio Berlusconi||Media, Banks|
|England||$8.7B||$8.7B||The Duke of Westminster||Real Estate|
|India||$6.7B||$6.7B||Azim Premji||Food, Technology|
|Alphonso Michael Espy|
|No.||Name||Term of Office||President(s) served under||Programs / Policies||Government Positions||Private Sector|
|1||James R. Schlesinger||1977–1979||Jimmy Carter||Carbon Dioxide Effects and Assessment Program; He has written a number of opinion pieces on global warming, expressing a strongly skeptical position.||CIA Director; Defense Secretary; Atomic Energy Commission; Homeland Security Advisory Council; Defense Policy Board; co-chair Defense Science Board study on DOD Energy Strategy||Rand Corporation; Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the MITRE Corporation; a Senior Advisor for Lehman Brothers; Publisher of The National Interest; a Director of BNFL, Inc., Peabody Energy, Sandia Corporation, Seven Seas Petroleum Company|
|2||Charles W. Duncan, Jr.||1979–1981||Jimmy Carter||United States Deputy Secretary of Defense|
|3||James B. Edwards||1981–1982||Ronald Reagan||U.S. Naval Reserve; Governor of South Carolina||Doctor of Dental Medicine; President of the Medical University of South Carolina|
|4||Donald Paul Hodel||1982–1985||Ronald Reagan||Chairman of the company FreeEats.com/ccAdvertising, which has had a controversial role disseminating push polls for the Economic Freedom Fund. He was known during his tenure as Secretary of the Interior for his controversial "Hodel Policy," which stated that disused dirt roads and footpaths could be considered right-of-ways under RS 2477.
Critics disrupted his efforts to impose a new management policy on a large amount of federal land, and blocked his efforts to create vast new wilderness areas. In spite of these criticisms, the Reagan Administration Secretaries added over two million acres (8,000 km²) to the national wilderness system. The Hodel policy was continued under Manuel Lujan Jr. (1989-93) in the Bush Administration. It was finally rescinded in 1997 by Secretary Bruce Babbitt.
In an article, Hodel wrote, "Throughout President Reagan's eight years, his secretaries of the Interior pursued these objectives within the framework of his and their conviction that America could have both an improving environment and an adequate energy supply. We did not and do not have to choose between them, as some have contended. . . ."
While secretary, Hodel proposed to undertake a study on the removal of the O'Shaugnessy Dam in Yosemite National Park, and the restoration of Hetch Hetchy Valley, a smaller, but inundated version of Yosemite Valley. Senator Diane Feinstein, former mayor of San Francisco, which owns the dam, however, opposed the study and had it quashed.
|Secretary of the Interior|
|5||John S. Herrington||1985–1989||Ronald Reagan|
|6||James D. Watkins||1989–1993||George H. W. Bush|
|9||Bill Richardson||1998–2001||Bill Clinton|
|10||2001–2005||George W. Bush|
|11||Samuel Bodman||2005–present||George W. Bush|
|Donna Esther Shalala|
|Carla Anderson Hills|
- 1926: David K. Bruce & Ailsa Mellon
- 1953: Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr. & Eunice Mary Kennedy - married on May 23, 1953
- 1986: Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger & Maria Owings Shriver - married on April 26, 1986
- 1990: Andrew Mark Cuomo & Mary Kerry Kennedy - married on June 9, 1990, in Washington, D.C.
- 1992: Bobby "Bobby" Koch & Dorothy Bush - married in June 1992 at Camp David
- ?: James Carville & Mary Joe Matalin
- ?: B. Jay Cooper & Chris Black ??