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R. A. Butler

Richard Austen Butler, Baron Butler of Saffron Walden, KG CH DL PC, who invariably signed his name R. A. Butler and was familiarly known as Rab, was a British Conservative politician. Butler was one of only two British politicians to have served in three of the four Great Offices of State but never to have achieved the Premiership, for which he was twice passed over.

Type: PoliticianNationality: British

R. A. Lafferty

Raphael Aloysius Lafferty was an American science fiction and fantasy writer known for his original use of language, metaphor, and narrative structure, as well as for his etymological wit. He also wrote a set of four autobiographical novels, In a Green Tree; a history book, The Fall of Rome; and a number of novels that could be more or less loosely called historical fiction.

Type: NovelistNationality:

R. A. Salvatore

Robert Anthony Salvatore, who writes under the name R. A. Salvatore, is an American author best known for The DemonWars Saga, his Forgotten Realms novels, in which he created the popular character Drizzt Do'Urden, and Vector Prime, the first novel in the Star Wars: The New Jedi Order series.

Type: Author, novelistNationality: American

R. A. Torrey

Reuben Archer Torrey, was an American evangelist, pastor, educator, and writer.

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R. Buckminster Fuller

Richard Buckminster Fuller (; July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983) was an American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor and futurist.

Type: scientist,writer,architect,poet,engineer,inventor,artist,university teacher,visual artist,diaristNationality: United States of America

R. C. Sherriff

Robert Cedric Sherriff was an English writer best known for his play Journey's End, which was based on his experiences as a captain in World War I. He wrote several plays, novels, and screenplays, and was nominated for an Academy award and two BAFTA awards.

Type: WriterNationality: English

R. C. Sproul

Robert Charles Sproul ( SPROHL; February 13, 1939 – December 14, 2017) was an American theologian, author, and ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church in America. He was the founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries (named for the Ligonier Valley just outside Pittsburgh, where the ministry started as a study center for college and seminary students) and could be heard daily on the Renewing Your Mind radio broadcast in the United States and internationally. Under Sproul's direction, Ligonier Ministries produced the Ligonier Statement on Biblical inerrancy, which would eventually grow into the 1978 Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy, of which Sproul, alongside Norman Geisler, was one of the chief architects. Sproul has been described as "the greatest and most influential proponent of the recovery of Reformed theology in the last century.".

Type: theologian,university teacher,philosopher,non-fiction writerNationality: United States of America

R. D. Laing

Ronald David Laing (7 October 1927 – 23 August 1989), usually cited as R. D. Laing, was a Scottish psychiatrist who wrote extensively on mental illness – in particular, the experience of psychosis. Laing's views on the causes and treatment of psychopathological phenomena were influenced by his study of existential philosophy and ran counter to the chemical and electroshock methods that had become psychiatric orthodoxy. Taking the expressed feelings of the individual patient or client as valid descriptions of lived experience rather than simply as symptoms of mental illness, Laing regarded schizophrenia as a theory not a fact. Though associated in the public mind with anti-psychiatry he rejected the label. Politically, he was regarded as a thinker of the New Left. Laing was portrayed in the 2017 film Mad to Be Normal.

Type: military personnel,psychiatrist,psychologist,author,physician writer,military physician,non-fiction writerNationality: United Kingdom

R. Foster Winans

R. Foster Winans is a former columnist for The Wall Street Journal who co-wrote the Heard on the Street Column from 1982 to 1984 and was convicted of insider trading and mail fraud. He was indicted by then-U.S. Attorney Rudolph Giuliani and convicted in 1985 of violating Federal law by leaking advance word of the contents of his columns to a stockbroker, Peter N. Brant, at Kidder, Peabody & Co.

Type: Journalist, author, ghostwriter, commentatorNationality: American