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Nichols, Edna Bloyd

Edna Bloyd Nichols

  • Name(s)
    • Edna Bloyd Nichols
    • Edna Raine Bloyd
  • Date of Birth
    • August 23, 1902
  • Date of Death
    • December 1985
    • Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Kentucky
    • Buried at the Magnolia Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Magnolia, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Hodgenville, LaRue County, Kentucky
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Writer
    • Historian

Nichols, Lester M.

Lester M. Nichols

  • Name(s)
    • Lester M. Nichols
    • Les Nichols
  • Date of Birth
    • December 28, 1913
  • Date of Death
    • January 8, 2004
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Hanover, New Hampshire
    • New York City, New York
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1940
  • Life Events
    • Married Edith Nichols, two children
  • Employment
    • Lester M. Nichols Associates, Louisville, Kentucky, 1955-1993
    • Professor, Latin American Institute, New York City, New York
    • Professor, New School for Social Research, New York City, New York
    • Assistant to the President, City College, New York City, New York
    • Press officer in Europe during World War II, under General George S. Patton
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Journalist
    • Writer
    • Educator
    • Professor
    • Fund-raiser

Nichols, Rhonda Hornback

Rhonda Hornback Nichols

  • Name(s)
    • Rhonda Hornback Nichols
    • Rhonda M. Hornback
  • Date of Birth
    • c.1969
    • LaRue County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • LaRue County, Kentucky
    • Hardin County, Kentucky
  • Education
  • Life Events
    • Married William M. Nichols, 1999
  • Employment
  • Field(s) of Activity
  • Occupation(s)

Nickell, Estelle B.

Estelle B. Nickell

  • Name(s)
    • Estelle B. Nickell
    • Estelle Boles Nickell
  • Date of Birth
    • July 6, 1913
    • West Forest, Tennessee
  • Date of Death
    • November 6, 2007
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
    • Buried at Walter Cemetery, Grassy Creek, Morgan County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • West Forest, Tennessee
    • West Liberty, Morgan County, Kentucky
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Tennessee
  • Education
    • M.A., University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 1958
    • B.S. in Home Economics, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky, 1935
  • Life Events
    • Married Roy Nickell, two children
  • Employment
    • Teacher, Home Economics, 33 years
      • Morgan County High School, 26 years
      • Alabama, North Carolina, Tennessee, 7 years
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Teacher
    • Writer

Nickell, J. Wendell

J. Wendell Nickell

  • Name(s)
    • J. Wendell Nickell
    • James Wendell Nickell
  • Date of Birth
    • January 26, 1914
    • Morgan County, Kentucky
  • Date of Death
    • November 30, 1983
    • West Liberty, Morgan County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • West Liberty, Morgan County, Kentucky
  • Education
  • Life Events
    • Married Ella Kathleen Turner; two children, including writer Joe Nickell
  • Employment
    • Postmaster, West Liberty, Kentucky
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Postmaster
    • Writer
    • Editor

Nickell, Joe

Joe Nickell

  • Name(s)
    • Joe Nickell
    • Joe Herman Nickell
  • Date of Birth
    • December 1, 1944
    • West Liberty, Morgan County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • West Liberty, Morgan County, Kentucky
    • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    • Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • Ph.D. in English, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 1987
    • M.A., University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 1982
    • B.A., University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 1967
  • Life Events
    • Member of the Historical Confederation of Kentucky
      • member of the executive committee, 1988-1995
    • Member of the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal
      • technical consultant, 1984-1988
      • member of the executive council, 1988-2005
    • Married Diana Gawen Harris, 2006; one child
    • Son of author and postmaster J. Wendell Nickell
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Award for the promotion of science in popular media, 3rd Annual Independent Investigative Group Awards, 2009
    • Co-recipient of the Robert P. Balles Prize in Critical Thinking, CSICOP (now CSI, Committee for Skeptical Inquiry), 2005, 2012
    • Isaac Asimov Award, American Humanist Association, 2004
    • Distinguished Skeptic Award, Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, 2000
    • Research fellowship, Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal, 1988
  • Employment
    • Associate Dean, Center for Inquiry Institute,
    • Senior research fellow, Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (now Committee for Skeptical Inquiry), Amherst, New York, 1995-
    • Instructor, technical writing, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 1980-1985
    • Freelance investigative writer, 1976-
    • Museologist, Dawson City Museum, Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada, 1975-1976
    • Private investigator, Toronto, 1973-1975
    • Professional stage magician, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1968-1973
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Paranormal investigator
    • Writer
    • Magician
    • Educator
    • Speaker

Nickell, W. Lynn

W. Lynn Nickell

  • Name(s)
    • W. Lynn Nickell
    • Lynn Nickell
    • William Lynn Nickell
    • Wm. Lynn Nickell
  • Date of Birth
  • Residence(s)
    • West Liberty, Morgan County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky, 1949
  • Life Events
    • Served in the United States Air Force, 1951-1956
    • Married Leatha Nell Blair Nickell; two children
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Named Outstanding Citizen of Morgan County, Kentucky
  • Employment
    • Rural letter carrier, Morgan County, Kentucky, 1956-
    • Served in the United States Air Force, 1951-1956
    • Athletic teacher and coach, high schools (various)
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Rural letter carrier
    • Historian
    • Writer

Niedermeier, Lynn E.

Lynn E. Niedermeier

  • Name(s)
    • Lynn E. Niedermeier
  • Date of Birth
    • 1956
  • Residence(s)
    • Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky
  • Education
  • Life Events
  • Employment
    • Archival assistant, Kentucky Library and Museum, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Archivist
    • Writer

Nietzel, Michael T.

  • Name(s)
    • Michael T. Nietzel
    • Mike Nietzel
  • Date of Birth
    • September 9, 1947
  • Residence(s)
    • Wheaton, Illinois
    • Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
    • Springfield, Missouri
  • Education
    • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, 1973
    • Masters degree, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, 1972
    • B.A., Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, 1969
  • Life Events
  • Employment
    • President, Missouri State University, Springfield Missouri, 2005-2010
    • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 1973-2005
      • Provost, 2002-2005
      • Acting Provost, 2001-2002
      • Dean of The Graduate School, 1997-2001
      • Psychology professor, 1973-2005
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Professor
    • Writer

Niles, John Jacob

  • Name(s)
    • John Jacob Niles
  • Date of Birth
    • April 28, 1892
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Date of Death
    • March 1, 1980
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
    • Buried at St. Hubert's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Winchester, Clark County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
    • Lyon, France
    • Paris, France
    • Cincinnati, Ohio, c.1920-1925
    • New York City, New York, c.1925-
    • Boot Hill farm, Clark County, Kentucky, 1936-1980
  • Education
    • Honorary Doctorate of Music, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • Music, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • Music, Schola Cantorium, Paris, France
    • Music, University of Lyon
    • DuPont Manual Magnet High School, Louisville, Kentucky, 1909
  • Life Events
    • Founded Boone-Tolliver Records, 1953
    • Married Rena Lipitz, 1937
    • Served as a pilot in the United States Army during World War One, 1917-1918
  • Awards and Recognitions
  • Employment
    • United States tour, 1938-
    • Music Director, John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, North Carolina, 1936
    • Toured with singer Marion Kerby, c.1933-
    • M.C., Silver Slipper Night Club, New York City; also worked part-time as a horse tender and gardener, c.1925-1933
    • Worked for Burroughs Adding Machine Company, Kentucky Appalachian region; collected folk songs while traveling, c.1909-1917
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Musician
    • Folklorist
    • Composer
    • Folk singer
    • Folk-music collector
    • Writer

Niles, Rena Lipetz

Rena Lipetz Niles

  • Name(s)
    • Rena Lipetz Niles
    • Rena A. Lipetz
  • Date of Birth
    • 1913
    • Russia
  • Date of Death
    • 1996
    • Buried at St. Hubert's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Winchester, Clark County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
    • Boot Hill Farm, Clark County, Kentucky, c.1936-1996
  • Employment
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity