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J Allard

J Allard was Chief Experience Officer and Chief Technology Officer for the Entertainment and Devices Division at Microsoft. He also oversaw Microsoft's first foray into the video game industry, the Xbox, and he is also known to have contributed to the first edition of the specification for the Windows Sockets API, with assistance from many others.

Type: ScientistNationality: American

J Mascis

Joseph Donald Mascis Jr. (; born December 10, 1965) is an American musician, best known as the singer, guitarist and main songwriter for the alternative rock band Dinosaur Jr. He has also released several albums as a solo artist and played drums and guitar on other projects. His most recent solo album, Elastic Days, was released in November 2018. He was ranked number 86 in a Rolling Stone list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists", and number 5 in a similar list for Spin magazine in 2012.

Type: actor,singer,singer-songwriter,guitarist,film actorNationality: United States of America

J. A. Jance

Judith Ann (J. A.) Jance (born October 27, 1944) is an American author of mystery novels. She writes at least three series of novels, centering on retired Seattle Police Department Detective J. P. Beaumont, Arizona County Sheriff Joanna Brady, and former Los Angeles news anchor turned mystery solver Ali Reynolds. The Beaumont and Brady series intersect in the novel Partner in Crime, which is both the 16th Beaumount mystery and the 10th Brady mystery. They intersect again in Fire and Ice.

Type: novelistNationality: United States of America

J. A. Konrath

Joseph Andrew Konrath (born 1970 in Skokie, Illinois) is a fiction writer working in the mystery, thriller, and horror genres. He writes as J. A. Konrath and Jack Kilborn. In 2011 Konrath was named one of the "5 eBook Authors To Watch" by Mediabistro.com's Dianna Dilworth.

Type: novelist,science fiction writerNationality: United States of America

J. A. Spender

John Alfred Spender was a British journalist, newspaper editor, and author. He is best known for serving as the editor of the London newspaper the Westminster Gazette from 1896 until 1922.

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J. Allen Hynek

Dr. Josef Allen Hynek was a United States astronomer, professor, and ufologist. He is perhaps best remembered for his UFO research. Hynek acted as scientific adviser to UFO studies undertaken by the U.S. Air Force under three consecutive names: Project Sign, Project Grudge, and Project Blue Book.

Type: ScientistNationality: American

J. Anthony Lukas

Jay Anthony Lukas, or J. Anthony Lucas (April 25, 1933 – June 5, 1997), was an American journalist and author, probably best known for his 1985 book Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families. Common Ground is a classic study of race relations, class conflict, and school busing in Boston, Massachusetts, as seen through the eyes of three families: one upper-middle-class white, one working-class white, and one working-class African-American.

Type: journalistNationality: United States of America

J. Arthur Thomson

Sir John Arthur Thomson was a Scottish naturalist who authored several notable books and was an expert on soft corals.

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J. August Richards

Jaime Augusto Richards III (born August 28, 1973) commonly known as J. August Richards is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayal of vampire hunter Charles Gunn on the WB television series Angel and Mike Peterson/Deathlok in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Type: actor,television actor,film actorNationality: United States of America

J. Augustine Wade

Joseph Augustine Wade was an Irish composer and conductor. Wade was popular in his lifetime, and he was quoted in the 1919 Bartlett's Familiar Quotations.

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J. B. Brown

J. B. Brown is a former professional American football player who played cornerback for eleven seasons for the Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers, Arizona Cardinals, and Detroit Lions.

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J. B. Bury

John Bagnell Bury, known as J. B. Bury, was an Irish historian, classical scholar, Byzantinist and philologist. But he would have objected to the label of Byzantinist, and did so explicitly in the preface to the 1889 edition of his Later Roman Empire.

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J. B. Handelsman

John Bernard J.B. Handelsman was a cartoonist and illustrator whose work appeared for decades in The New Yorker, Punch, Playboy, and other United States and British publications.

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J. B. Morton

John Cameron Andrieu Bingham Michael Morton, better known by his preferred abbreviation J. B. Morton was an English humorous writer noted for authoring a column called By the Way under the pen name Beachcomber in the Daily Express from 1924 to 1975.

Type: WriterNationality: English

J. B. Priestley

John Boynton Priestley, OM, known as J. B. Priestley, was an English novelist, playwright and broadcaster. He published 26 novels, notably The Good Companions, as well as numerous dramas such as An Inspector Calls. His output included literary and social criticism.

Type: WriterNationality: British

J. B. Pritzker

Jay Robert "J. B." Pritzker (born January 19, 1965) is an American businessman, philanthropist, and politician who is the 43rd governor of Illinois, since 2019. He is a private business owner based in Chicago and a managing partner and co-founder of the Pritzker Group and a member of the Pritzker family who own the Hyatt hotel chain, and has an estimated personal net worth of $3.5 billion.Pritzker was the Democratic nominee for governor of Illinois in the 2018 gubernatorial election. He defeated Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner in the general election on November 6, 2018. As governor, he holds more private wealth than any other governor in U.S. history and is the second-wealthiest U.S. politician to have ever held office, after Michael Bloomberg.

Type: politicianNationality: United States of America

J. B. Rhine

Joseph Banks Rhine, usually known as J. B. Rhine, was an American botanist who founded scientific research in parapsychology as a branch of psychology, founding the parapsychology lab at Duke University, the Journal of Parapsychology, the Foundation for Research on the Nature of Man, and the Parapsychological Association.

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