Robert Duff
Robert Duff
Robert Duff was an officer of the Royal Navy during the War of the Austrian Succession, the Seven Years' War and the American War of Independence. He rose to the rank of Admiral, and served briefly as colonial governor of Newfoundland.
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Grape day for a parade - Evening Observer
Google News - over 5 years
The 82 Airborne Division and US Navy Sea Cadets Sullivans Div-ision marched up Main Street followed by Legisla-tor Robert Duff on a tractor. Chadwick Bay Buccaneers Bugle and Drum Corps came next wearing the signature head scarf of pirates
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Westport Resources marks 25 years - Westfair Online
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Robert Duff of Norwalk; US Sen. Richard Blumenthal; Robert Forrester, president of Newman's Own Foundation; and aquarium trustees Sandy Davies of Norwalk and Richard Hokin of Darien. US Sen. Richard Blumenthal joined Norwalk officials to launch
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Usk gipsy family's bid to make permanent move will be decided by inspector in ... - Free Press Series
Google News - over 5 years
But Robert Duff, representing residents, said: "We are here to protect the public interest. We are here to understand the impacts on residents and visual amenity as residents walk past the site, they walk past the lane. Anyone who suggests it might not
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Norwalk Aquarium Launches New Shark Pool - The Daily Fairfield
Google News - over 5 years
Photo caption: Launching sharks are: (from left) Norwalk Mayor Richard Moccia, aquarium President Jennifer Herring, state Sen. Robert Duff, US Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Robert Forrester, president of Newman's Own Foundation, and aquarium trustees Sandy
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Inquiry told of Usk gipsy site plans - South Wales Argus
Google News - over 5 years
But Robert Duff, representing residents, said he was concerned how it would affect them: “We are here to protect the public interest. We are here to understand the impacts on residents and visual amenity as residents walk past the site, theywalk past
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Football: Cros-Lex backs pick up steam - Port Huron Times Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Wendy Torello/Times Herald By JOSEPH HAYES Last season, the Croswell-Lexington football team enjoyed enormous success on the ground because of a talented offensive line and the explosiveness of quarterback Ryan Fabbri and running back Robert Duff
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Robert Duff continues football career - Port Huron Times Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Croswell-Lexington's Robert Duff tackles Lamphere's Ryan Horvath during high school football playoffs in 2010 at Croswell-Lexington High School. / Times Herald Not long ago, Robert Duff wasn't sure he would have the opportunity to play
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Thirteen Crews Earn USA Senior National Team Berths - row2k.com
Google News - over 5 years
The GMS crew won with a time of 6:34.04 over the composite entry from USTC-Oklahoma City/New York Athletic Club's Robert Duff (Huntingdon Valley, Pa.) and Tom Paradiso (Blue Bell, Pa.) that finished in 6:37.01. "That was probably the toughest field we
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City ballot lineups just about set - Evening Observer
Google News - over 5 years
Keith Ahlstrom (District 1), Shaun Heenan (District 2) and Robert Duff (District 3) should be winners on election night. As for the winner of the most ballot lines - it's Duff. He will be on the Democratic, Republican, Conservative and Independence
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Sounding an Alarm After an Idyll Is Broken
NYTimes - about 10 years
WHEN life is close to perfection, it's the little things that chafe, and chafe and chafe. Darien and Rowayton are two of the plushest spots on the planet, with gracious homes, well-run schools and a landscape of charming inlets crowned by marinas stocked with ample yachts. Life is orderly, even genteel, and for the most part crisis free. But
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WEDDINGS; Mary Jean Bonadonna, Robert Ely
NYTimes - over 18 years
Mary Jean Elizabeth Bonadonna, a daughter of Patricia and Vincent Bonadonna of Barrett Park, Staten Island, was married yesterday to Robert Duff Ely, a son of Ambassador Nancy Ely-Raphel of Washington and Dr. Robert A. Duff of Carlsbad, Calif. The Rev. Kenneth Applegate performed the ceremony at the Mayfield (N.Y.) Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Ely,
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PROPOSAL SEEKS TO AID RETIREE HEALTH FUNDS
NYTimes - over 29 years
LEAD: Some companies have billions of dollars in overfunded retiree pension plans. And some of those same companies need billions of dollars for underfunded retiree health plans. Some companies have billions of dollars in overfunded retiree pension plans. And some of those same companies need billions of dollars for underfunded retiree health
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Miss Green Plans Wedding in June
NYTimes - almost 32 years
Eleanor Duff Green and Robert Allen Long Jr., who graduated with the class of '80 from the University of North Carolina, where they were both Morehead Scholars, plan to be married June 29. The future bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Duff Green of Orange, Va., who have announced her engagement to a son of Mr. and Mrs. Long of Clemmons,
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John Carr Duff, Ex-Chairman Of Adult Education at N.Y.U.
NYTimes - over 34 years
Dr. John Carr Duff, chairman of New York University's department of adult education from 1949 to 1958, died Tuesday at Nassau Hospital. He was 80 years old and a resident of Garden City, L.I. Dr. Duff, a graduate of Kenyon College, joined N.Y.U. as a teaching fellow in 1930 and earned his Ph.D. there three years later. He also taught at Hofstra
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1787
    Age 66
    His portrait was painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds for Greenwich Hospital. Increasingly ill with gout during his later years, he died at Queensferry on 6 June 1787, his death being attributed to an attack of gout in the stomach.
    More Details Hide Details He had a number of children by his marriage to Helen Duff: Another of Robert Duff's relations, his grandnephew George Duff, achieved distinction in the navy. He was part of Horatio Nelson's fleet, and was assigned to command the inshore squadron watching the enemy in Cadiz prior to the Battle of Trafalgar. He commanded the 74-gun during the battle, and was killed during the fighting.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1778
    Age 57
    He had been promoted to vice-admiral of the blue on 29 January 1778, and was advanced to vice-admiral of the white later that year, but held no further command after his return to England in 1780.
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  • 1776
    Age 55
    His posting was brief, in 1776 he became rear-admiral of the white and in September 1777 he was appointed to the command of the Mediterranean, with the 60-gun as his flagship.
    More Details Hide Details By now a rear-admiral of the red, he supported the British forces defending Gibraltar from Don Antonio Barcelo's fleet when the siege there broke out in 1779, but had limited forces at his disposal and he was recalled early in 1780.
  • FORTIES
  • 1764
    Age 43
    In 1764 he married Helen Duff, the daughter of his cousin, the first Earl of Fife.
    More Details Hide Details Duff was promoted to rear-admiral of the blue on 31 March 1775, and in April was sent out as commander-in-chief at Newfoundland.
  • 1762
    Age 41
    Duff saw action at the capture of Martinique during January and February 1762, but owing to his seniority, he refused to serve as Rodney's flag-captain, and was sent home.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1759
    Age 38
    He became senior officer of a small squadron stationed off Brittany in 1759, watching the French fleet in Morbihan, while a fleet under Edward Hawke blockaded Brest, France.
    More Details Hide Details While at anchor in Quiberon Bay on 20 November, his scouts reported a large French fleet to the south of Belle Île. Duff hurried his squadron, consisting of four 50-gun ships and four frigates, out to sea while the French chased them. Before they could be caught, the main fleet under Hawke came up and overran the French, defeating them in the decisive Battle of Quiberon Bay. Duff was then appointed to the 80-gun and went out with her to the West Indies with Rear-Admiral George Brydges Rodney's fleet.
  • 1758
    Age 37
    He spent several years cruising, either independently or as part of the main fleet, and in 1758 was part of Commodore Richard Howe's squadron defending the expeditions against St Malo, Cherbourg and St Cas.
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  • 1755
    Age 34
    Duff's next ship was the 50-gun, which he joined in 1755.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1744
    Age 23
    He was advanced to commander on 4 December 1744, and by 1746 was in command of the bomb vessel, serving off the Scottish coast.
    More Details Hide Details Duff received the command of the 44-gun on 23 October, and remained in her off the Irish and English coasts until the signing of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle in 1748 ended the War of the Austrian Succession.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1721
    Age 0
    Born in 1721.
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