The career of John Sessions, best known for his part in the improvisational game show Whose Line is it Anyway? Sam was one of the leading players on the European Tour from the mids to the late s. He had 21 tour wins.
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He was also a member of European Ryder Cup teams that won four out of the eight matches between and He was the winning non-playing captain of the European Ryder Cup team in Last Updated:. New book features Largs' famous sons 1.
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Order by Oldest first Newest first Highest scored Lowest scored. Loading comments The former BBC Head of Radio said people born in the historic Renfrewshire town have played a massive role in shaping incredible events such as the American Civil War, political reform, journalism, music and the world of popular entertainment. During the Civil War, Phillips turned down a small fortune to continue as a war correspondent and, instead, enlisted in the Union Army, rising to the rank of colonel. A trained lawyer, he later became an attorney and was elected to the 43rd, 44th and 45th Congresses as a Republican — the same side he had fought for during the war.
He famously went after corrupt leaders of Tammany Hall, who were indicted for acts of fraud against banks, insurance firms and private citizens.
Even though the first trial ended in a hung jury in , Maxwell won convictions at a second trial. Other brilliant Buddies included in the book are late actor Fulton Mackay, who was born in Paisley in and is best known for his brilliant portrayal of prison officer Mackay, opposite Ronnie Barker, in the hit TV sitcom Porridge.
McKellar was born in Paisley in and his traditional Scottish songs are still played around the world today, while songwriter Gerry Rafferty was born in Paisley in and went on to enjoy chart success with huge hits such as Baker Street. Buddies also have a great sense of humour and that really shines through.
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By Ron Moore. Jock Gallagher. Scotland's Global Empire is one journalist's tribute to some of the lesser-known great Scots and their contribution to the world. Jock Gallagher was encouraged in his epic enterprise by a quote from Voltaire: We look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilisation. Is that a fine conceit, an extravagant claim or perhaps a journalist talking in headlines?
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