John Cotton Dana

John Cotton Dana bio

Birth Name: John Cotton Dana

Occupation: Activist

Place Of Birth: Vermont

Date Of Birth: August 19, 1856

Date Of Death: July 21, 1929

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

John Cotton Dana was born on the 19th of August, 1856. He was best known for being a Activist. He devoted his life to making public libraries more accessible and useful to users, as well as promoting reading.

John Cotton Dana was born in Vermont. After studying law he became the director of the Denver Public library, which he made among the first to allow visitors to browse without librarian oversight. At the Newark Public library in New Jersey he instituted one of the first foreign-language literature sections, and decorated it with paintings from American artists.

John Cotton Dana was a Leo and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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John Cotton Dana was born in 1850s.

John Cotton Dana is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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John Cotton Dana’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on John Cotton Dana’s parents.

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Personal Life

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John Cotton Dana was born in the Year of the Dragon.

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REAL NAME: John Cotton Dana
BIRTH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: John Cotton Dana was a Leo. People of this zodiac sign like to be admired, expensive things, bright colors, and dislike being ignored, facing difficulties, not being treated specially. The strengths of this sign are being creative, passionate, generous, warm-hearted, cheerful, humorous, while weaknesses can be arrogant, stubborn, self-centered, lazy and inflexible. The greatest overall compatibility with Leo is Aquarius, Gemini.

Chinese Zodiac: John Cotton Dana was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are energetic and excitable. They hate hypocrisy and gossip and can sometimes be a bit arrogant and impatient.

Ruling Planet: John Cotton Dana had a ruling planet of Sun and has a ruling planet of Sun and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Sun. The Sun is about vitality and is the core giver of life. It is also known as being the most generous and noble of signs. People who are born with the Sun as the ruling planet are courageous, self-expressive and bold.

John Cotton Dana’s birth sign is Leo and he had a ruling planet of Sun.

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