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County: Schenectady

Al Ries

(1926-2022) Author. Al Ries was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, and died in Atlanta, Georgia.

Lyn Lifshin

Poet. Lyn Lifshin was born in Barre, Vermont, and died in Vienna, Virginia. She moved to the New York State Capital Region in the 1970s. She published over 130 works. She was honored as a “Literary Legend” by the Albany Public Library.

Edward Sagarin

(1913-1986) Novelist, writer. Edward Sagarin was born in Schenectady, New York. He was also known by his pen name Donald Webster Cory.

Lamin Sanneh

(1942-2019) Scholar. Lamin Sanneh was born in Gambia. He received a bachelor’s degree in history from Union College in Schenectady, New York, in 1967. He was the author of more than 20 books and more than 200 articles. He died in New Haven, Connecticut.

Alison Des Forges

(1942-2009) Historian. Alison Des Forges was born in Schenectady, New York, and died in a plane crash near Buffalo, New York, in 2009.

Kurt Vonnegut Jr

(1922-2007) Writer. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. was the author of many satirical novels. He attended Cornell University in Ithaca, New YOrk, and later, lived in Schenectady, New York.