William M. Blair (born May 25, 1836 – 1919) was a farmer and political figure in Nova Scotia, Canada. He represented Colchester County in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1878 to 1886 as a Liberal-Conservative member.
William Richards Blair (November 7, 1874 – September 2, 1962) was an American scientist and U.S. Army officer, who was credited with the invention, in 1937, of radar. He led the U.S. Army's Signal Corps Laboratories during its formative years. He is often called the "Father of American Radar".
(July 16, 1821 – December 7, 1888) was a Captain and company commander in the 51st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Colonel and commander of the 179th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, and a Union Brevet Brigadier General during the American Civil War. Blair was buried at the Union Cemetery in Bellefonte.
M.Inst.C.E. (10 August 1841–4 May 1891), was a New Zealand engineer and surveyor. He was born in Kilmeny, Argyllshire, Scotland on 10 August 1841. He was in the service of the Provincial Government of Otago from 1864 to 1865 whereupon he became district engineer in the Public Works Department of New Zealand in 1871, Engineer-in-charge of the Middle Island in 1878, and Assistant Engineer-in-Chief for the colony in 1884. In 1890 Mr. Blair was appointed Engineer-in-chief, and died on May 4th, 1891.
Sir James William Blair KCMG (16 May 1870 18 November 1944) was an Australian politician, lawyer and judge. He was a successful politician, being elected to the Queensland Parliament on several occasions. He held the office of Attorney-General and was also the Minister for Mines and introduced many successful law reforms measures in Queensland. In latter life, he took up an appointment as a judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland and went on to become the Chief Justice of that court. Blair took on many civic roles including that of Chancellor of the University of Queensland.
William Gourley Blair (born January 13, 1890 in Bathurst Township, Ontario-died June 16, 1957) was a politician and physician. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1945 election as a Member of the Progressive Conservative Party to represent the riding of Lanark. He was re-elected in 1949, 1953 and in 1957. He was appointed to the joint committees of Joint Committee on Federal District Commission and Joint Committee on Old Age Security. Prior to his federal political experience, he was a captain in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps between 1916 and 1919.
(born October 24, 1916) served as U.S. Ambassador to Denmark from 1961 to 1964 and as U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines from 1964 until 1967. A lawyer, he also was a close associate of Adlai Stevenson.
(December 6, 1834 March 14, 1920) was a United States Representative and Senator from New Hampshire. Born in Campton, he attended the common schools and private academies, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1859 and commenced practice in Plymouth. He was appointed prosecuting attorney for Grafton County in 1860, and during the Civil War he served in the Union Army as lieutenant colonel of the Fifteenth Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry.
(2 August 1751 – 17 February 1839) was a Scottish advocate, barrister, politician and judge. He served as Solicitor General for Scotland (1802–1805) and as Lord Chief Commissioner of the Jury Court (1815–39).
William Drummond Stewart (Dec. 26, 1795 - Apr. 28, 1871) was a Scottish adventurer and British military officer. He traveled extensively in the American West for nearly six years in the 1830s, wintering in New Orleans, where he speculated in the cotton market, and Cuba. In 1837 he took along the American artist, Alfred Jacob Miller, hiring him to do sketches of the trip. Many of his completed oil paintings of American Indian life and the Rocky Mountains hang in Murthly Castle.