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©2012 C.O.P. Audit Committee - file update generated 4-9-2012 at 04:45 GMT

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fashion designer  Emilio Marchese di Barsento Pucci
born on 11-20-1914 in Naples, Italy
expired 11-30-1992 in Florence, Italy   age 78
former Illinois rep. (1959-72)  Roman Conrad Pucinski   also served as a Chicago alderman (1973-91)
born on 5-13-1919 in Buffalo, New York
expired 9-25-2002 in Chicago, Illinois   age 83   cause: pneumonia
Hall of Fame baseball player  Kirby Puckett
born on 3-14-1960 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 3-6-2006 in Phoenix, Arizona   age 45   cause: stroke
percussionist & bandleader  Ernest Anthony "Tito" Puente
¤mom called him "Ernestito" (Little Ernest)
later shortened to "Tito" 
born on 4-20-1923 in New York, New York
expired 5-31-2000 in New York, New York   age 77   cause: heart failure
 Pu Jie   younger brother of Pu Yi, last emperor of China
¤aka: Pu Chieh 
expired 2-28-1994   age 87
publisher  Joseph Pulitzer Sr.   established eponymous journalism prizes (1917)
born on 4-10-1847 in Mako, Hungary
expired 10-29-1911 in Charleston, South Carolina   age 64
publisher  Joseph Pulitzer Jr.
born on 3-21-1885 in New York, New York
expired 3-30-1955 in Saint Louis, Missouri   age 70
publisher  Joseph Pulitzer III
born on 5-13-1913
expired 5-26-1993   age 80
highly decorated Marine Corps commander Lt.General  Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller
born on 6-26-1898 in West Point, Virginia
expired 10-11-1971 in Hampton, Virginia   age 73
gravel-voiced nightclub comedian  Bernard Shaw Pully   originated role of Big Jule in Guys and Dolls
¤born: Murry Lerman 
born on 5-14-1910 in Newark, New Jersey
expired 1-6-1972 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 61   cause: heart attack
obscure anti-pope  Earl P. "Lucian" Pulvermacher   elected pontiff of the Montana-based "true Catholica Church" in 1998
¤title: "Pope Pius XIII" 
born on 4-20-1918 in Marshfield, Wood County, Wisconsin
expired 11-30-2009 in Springdale, Washington   age 91
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AKS: Lucien Pulvemacher
jazz guitarist  Joseph J. "Joe" Puma
born on 8-13-1927
expired 5-15-2000 in New York, New York   age 72   cause: cancer
hyperrealist illustrator  Donald Ivan Punchatz   studied under Burne Hogarth; did the film poster for the first Star Wars movie (1977); drew the cover art for Asmiov's "Foundation" trilogy and Harlan Ellison's "Dangerous Visions" anthology; also did work for National Geographic, National Lampoon, Rolling Stone, Esquire & Playboy
born on 9-8-1936 in Hillside, New Jersey
expired 10-22-2009 in Arlington, Texas   age 73   cause: cardiac arrest
physician  Bernard Punsley   as a child played Dead End Kid Milty (the fat kid)
born on 7-11-1923 in New York, New York
expired 1-20-2004 in Torrance, California   age 80   cause: cancer
AKS: Punsley
 Edward Mills Purcell   shared the 1952 Nobel prize in physics for the discovery of nuclear magnetic resonance (1946)
born on 8-30-1912 in Taylorville, Illinois
expired 3-7-1997 in Cambridge, Massachusetts   age 84   cause: respiratory failure
character actor  Edmund Anthony Cutlar Purdom   his main claim to fame was for dumping wife Anita Phillips for actress Linda Christian (1962; it lasted barely a year)
born on 12-19-1924 in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England
expired 1-1-2009 in Rome, Italy   age 84
automobile writer  Kenneth W. Purdy   contributing editor for Playboy Magazine; his father wrote "On Wisconsin"
born on 4-28-1913 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 6-7-1972 in Wilton, Connecticut   age 59   cause: suicide; gunshot to head
Bollywood character actor  Amrish Puri   played great villains including Mola Ram in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984); also appeared in Gandhi as Khan (1982)
born on 6-22-1932 in India
expired 1-12-2005 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India   age 72   cause: brain hemorrhage; malaria
horror-punk band co-founder  Erick Lee Purkhiser   co-founder/front man for The Cramps
¤aka: "Lux Interior
born on 10-21-1948 in Stow, Ohio
expired 2-4-2009 in Glendale, California   age 60   cause: heart condition
"Old Folks" sausage grinder  Clara Bridges Purnell   co-founded Purnell Sausage Co. in 1932 (with husband Fred B. Purnell Sr.)
born on 10-22-1901 in Springfield, Tennessee
expired 4-24-2004 in Simpsonville, Kentucky   age 102
silent movie actress  Edna Purviance   co-starred with Charlie Chaplin in The Tramp (1915)
¤born: Edna Squires 
born on 10-21-1894 in Lovelock, Nevada
expired 6-13-1958 in Woodland Hills, California   age 63
former Chicago FBI office head  Melvin Horace Purvis Jr.   led teams that killed criminals John Dillinger and Pretty Boy Floyd in 1934
born on 10-24-1903 in Timmonsville, South Carolina
expired 2-29-1960 in Florence, South Carolina   age 56   cause: suicide; automatic weapon bullet; depression; ill health
surviving World War I military veteran  Ernest Charles Pusey   started working for General Motors in 1926, retiring in 1958; he had drawn a pension from them for longer than he worked for them — waso the oldest U.S. Navy veteran
born on 5-5-1895 in Washington, District of Columbia
expired 11-19-2006 in Bradenton, Florida   age 111
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former Harvard president (1953-71) Dr.  Nathan Marsh Pusey
born on 4-4-1907 in Council Bluffs, Iowa
expired 11-14-2001 in New York, New York   age 94
armless/legless "entertainer"  Frieda Katherine Pushnik   worked for Ripley's Believe It or Not (1933-43), then Ringling Brother's Circus side show (1943-56)
born on 2-10-1923 in Conemaugh, Pennsylvania
expired 12-24-2000 in Costa Mesa, California   age 77   cause: bladder cancer
former McNairy County, Tennessee sheriff (1964-70)  Buford Pusser   exploits basis for the movie Walking Tall
born on 12-12-1937 in Adamsville, Tennessee
expired 8-21-1974 in Adamsville, Tennessee   age 36   cause: auto accident
author & book publisher  George Palmer Putnam   husband of Amelia Earhart
expired 1-4-1950 in Trona, California   age 63   cause: uremic poisoning
Librarian of Congress (1899-1939)  Herbert Putnam
expired 8-15-1955 in Woods Hole, Massachusetts   age 93
VFW co-founder  James Carollton Putnam   first national commander of the organization
expired 10-11-1956 in Fayetteville, Arkansas   age 88
last Chinese Emperor  Henry Pu-Yi   last Emperor of China (Manchu Dynasty) from 1909 to 1911 (age 3-5); Japanese puppet emperor Kang Teh of Manchukuo 1935-45; subject of 1987 movie The Last Emperor; first wife, Wan Rong (married in 1923) died in 1946, an opium addict; married second wife, Li Shuxian, in 1962; fourth wife Li Yuqin abandoned after World War II; tortured during the Cultural Revolution
¤born: P'ui Husan T'ung 
born on 2-07-1906 in Peking, China
expired 10-17-1967 in Beijing, China   age 61   cause: cancer
writer  Mario Puzo   wrote The Godfather series; won two Academy Awards for his screenplays; his book Omerta was excerpted in the July 2000 Playboy magazine
born on 10-15-1920 in New York, New York
expired 7-2-1999 in Bay Shore, New York   age 78   cause: heart failure
actor  Denver Pyle   Uncle Jesse on the Dukes of Hazard
born on 5-11-1920 in Bethune, Colorado
expired 12-25-1997 in Burbank, California   age 77   cause: lung cancer
World War II correspondent  Ernest Taylor "Ernie" Pyle   won a 1944 Pulitzer Prize
born on 8-3-1900 in Dana, Indiana
expired 4-18-1945 in Ie Island, Ryukyu Archipeligo, Japan   age 44   cause: machine gun fire
abrasive tv talk show host  Joseph "Joe" Pyne   "why don't you go out and gargle with some razor blades"; forerunner of many worse shows to follow (Geraldo Rivera and Jerry Springer come to mind); he loved smokin' those "coffin nails"
born on 12-22-1924 in Chester, Pennsylvania
expired 3-23-1970 in Hollywood, California   age 45   cause: lung cancer
engineer & contractor  Morris S. Pynoos   invented the nail gun for Howard Hughes during construction of the Spruce Goose
born on 8-22-1917 in New York, New York
expired 7-5-2002 in Los Angeles, California   age 84   cause: congestive heart failure

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