I, Jacob1207, have been a Wikipedian since February of 2004, but made anonymous contributions prior to that. I mainly contribute to history and government related articles, especially those concerning my home state of Maryland. Below you'll find a little bit about me along with the contributions that I am most proud of, a small but growing body of work.
Hobbies and interests
In addition to being a Wikipedian, I am an amateur vexillologist and backyard astronomer. I am also an avid reader. Among non-fictional works, I enjoy biograpies, histories, and works on politics, philosophy, and theology. I have enjoyed works by Niccolò Machiavelli, Edward Gibbon, and John Stuart Mill.
These and a few of my other interests are indicated in the Wikiboxes to the right. Naturally, questions and comments left on my talk page will be well received.
About my contributions
I have found that I most enjoy working on small- to mid-sized articles, especially biographical ones. A considerable number of my contributions are to articles concerning my home state of Maryland and other items of local interest. Recently, I have become interested in expanding some of the articles related to Fundamentalist Christianity, especially the Reconstructionist brand thereof, and Christian Universalism.
Though most of my work on Wikipedia involves starting articles or adding content to existing ones, I also spend some time contributing to Wikipedia by voting and commenting on deletions, featured article candidates, creating requested articles and the like. I never create stubs.
My most notable contributions
The articles below are those which I have contributed very significantly to and/or started.
* denotes an article which I began
** denotes an article which I began that was featured in "Did you know..." on Wikipedia's main page
† denotes an article I shepherded through the good article process
†† denotes an article I shepherded through the featured article process
Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice of 8 July 1996* - Afghan Supreme Court* - Alabama Constitution** - Creation Museum - Fanny Crosby** - Cytherean - "The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner" - Thomas Dewey - Gregg Easterbrook - Paul R. Ehrlich - Eton Wall Game - Deneb - Executive agreement - Foundation - Owen Gingerich - Robert H. Goddard - Jonah Goldberg* - History of the Peloponnesian War - Tim LaHaye - Ryan Leaf - André Maginot** - Missouri Plan - Reference re Secession of Quebec* - Rousas John Rushdoony - Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary* - University of Dallas - Daniel Webster -
Articles concerning Maryland
I have begun and contributed to many articles concerning my native state, Maryland, and other items of local interest to me. The most notable are as follows.
Fatti maschii, parole femine* - Flag of Maryland – Government of Maryland†† – Governor of Maryland - History of Maryland* - List of people from Maryland* - Lt. Governor of Maryland - Maryland Constitution* - Maryland Constitution of 1776* - Maryland Constitution of 1864** - Maryland Court of Appeals** - Maryland, My Maryland* - Maryland state house* - Michael S. Steele* - Morgan State University – Robert L. Ehrlich – Roger Taney - Salisbury University* - Seal of Maryland - Washington College* -
United States Supreme Court Case Articles
I am also part of the United States Supreme Court Case Article Improvement Project, pursuant to which I have contributed significantly to the following articles:
United States v. E. C. Knight Co., 156 U.S. 1 (1895)
Miller v. California, 413 U.S. 15 (1973)
Batson v. Kentucky, 476 U.S. 79 (1986)
Texas v. Johnson, 491 U.S. 397 (1989)
Boy Scouts of America v. Dale, 530 U.S. 640
Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966)
Note: Wikipedians interested in United States Supreme Court cases are encouraged to assist with this project.