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People in AA's History
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* Farragut, Admiral - US naval hero during Civil War, Bill 'met' the spirit of one of his sailors (P 276,278)

* 'Father Ed' - see "Dowling, Father Edward -S.J."

* Felicia G., Countess - Daughter of Count Josef Gizycka; her story "Stars Don't Fall" in 2nd and 3rd edition (A 102) (BB2 401-18u) (BB3 400-17u)
Note: The above about Felicia G. and the Count used to read, "Felicia G., Countess - wife of Count Josef Gizyicki; her story "Stars Don't Fall" in 2nd and 3rd edition" -Thanks to an email I received, the above about the Count and Felicia G. has been corrected. You can read Felicia's G.'s obitiuary from The New York Times.

* Feller, Bob (Robert William Andrew) - pitched no-hit baseball game Cleveland Indians May 1940, Rollie H. was catcher for game, got lot of publicity (D 251) (N 85-86)

* Ferguson, Dr. George A. - friend Smiths, operated on Anne's cataract, most prominent eye doctor Akron, took Dr. Bob home when drunk (C 145) (D 129)

* Firestone, Harvey - Dr. Tunks was his minister; brought 60 Oxford Group people Akron for 10 days gratitude after helping son quit drinking 1/2 year (N 27) (S 19)

* Fitz M. (John Henry Fitzhugh M.) - 2nd man recover Towns Hospital 1935; strongly religious; came to Tuesday night meetings at Bill's house 1935-37; spring 1937 went home to Maryland, trying start A.A. group there; present at meeting December 1937 Rockefeller raise money; led Big Book conservatives wanted more Christian doctrine, insisted Big Book should express Christian doctrine & use Biblical terms & expressions; looked at Library Congress for number books named Way Out-12, number named Alcoholics Anonymous-0; loner Washington D.C. joined by Hardin C., Bill A. & Florence R. started Washington Group in 1940; wrote story "Our Southern Friend" (A 17-8,74,162,166) (B 250, 263, 274, 282, 286) (D 108) (E 25) (G 111) (H 13, 107, 200) (L 107) (N 334) (P 161-162, 168, 191, 199, 257) (BB1 226-41) (BB2 460-70) (BB3 xxixu, 56u, 238-9, 497-507u)

* Fitzgerald, F Scott - popular author (BB3 225, 304, 405)

* Florence B. - Freddie B.'s wife, divorced after Freddie sober (L 94)

* Florence R. - Bill knew her husband Wall Street; Bill & Lois got her out Bellevue; 1st female drunk stay Bill's house; only female NY A.A. when names for Big Book discussed -objected calling it 100 Men; her story in 1st edition "A Feminine Victory"; helped Fitz M. start Washington Group; returned to drinking died apparent suicide in Washington D.C. (A 18) (B 263-264) (E 25) (L 107) (P 202) (BB1 217-225)

* Florman, Nils - headed rival group in proxy fight over National Rubber Machinery Company (P 134-5,157-8)

* Ford, Henry - asked head man A.A. to come Detroit to help a friend -Bill went (L 121) (BB3 124)

* Forest H., Dr. - early Los Angeles A.A. helped by Johnny Howe & Kaye M., became marathon 12 Stepper around Los Angeles; wife Merle (A 92) (P 287)

* Fosdick, Dr. (Reverend) Harry Emerson - highly respected minister Riverside Church New York; completely satisfied with Big Book, wrote good reviews June 1939 which were reprinted by religious publications; spoke for religion at Rockefeller's February 1940 dinner; 1st clergyman recognize A.A. (A viii,15,168,173,183-184,322f) (B 286-287,295) (G 73,86) (H 62,145-6,177) (L 116,198) (N 75,93) (SM 11) (P 201,223,232-233) (BB3 xvii-iii, 574)

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Four Horsemen - plagues of alcoholics (BB3 151)

* Fox, Dr. Ruth - Felicia G's psychiatrist (BB3 409u, 411-2u)

* Francis C. - gave Bill a suit, late 1940 (P 241)

* Francis H. - young Boston A.A., read Lois's book, offered help her late 1982; came Stepping Stones January 1983, 1st as caretaker, then secretary, stayed till Lois's death (G 139)

* Francis J. - wife Mort J., Los Angeles A.A. (A 94) (P 288)

* Francis, Saint - see "Saint Francis of Assisi"

* Francis, Sister - owned & operated Joy Farm in Kent Connecticut; early A.A.'s New York & Connecticut took over as drying out place; 1940's renamed High Watch Farm (A 181) (G 23) (L 122,199)

* Francisco, Tex - huge ex-drunk ran Calvary Episcopal Mission; led meeting Bill went to there (A 59) (B 215) (L 88) (N 18) (P 117,118) (W 152)

* Frank - Ester E's husband (BB3 386-94)

* Frank - a man from AA who approached Dr. Paul O. (BB3 446u)

* Frank M. - Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age says he translated Big Book to Spanish, Dr. Bob & Good Oldtimers states Dick P. did it (A 200)

* Frank M. - A.A. archivist 1982 & administrative assistant General Service Office; secretary Trustees' Archives Committee (G 112,126)

* 'Frank, Old' - East Dorset's shoemaker, taught Bill about nature (B 24)

* Frank R. - A.A., read Big Book Arizona, book convert rushed to Los Angeles to see if true, wife Elinor (A 93-94) (P 288,389-90,392)

* Frank R. - trustee Boston area (P 389)

* Frank S. - Los Angeles A.A. (P 288)

* Franklin, Benjamin - one of US founding fathers (A 267)

* Frazer, Clint - see "Clint F"

* Fred - early San Francisco A.A. (A 88)

* Fred B. - see "Freddie B"

* Fred K. - New Jersey A.A. help start A.A. Miami (A 25)

* Freddie B. - wife Florence, divorced after sober; chemistry professor; after Bill spoke Oxford Group came talk to Bill & became friends; drank off & on 11 years before sober in A.A., attended Tuesday night meetings Bill's house (L 94,102) (P 132,162,335)

* Freddie S. - joined A.A. with wife Vi S. May 1941, former mayor of Akron, is the 'Victor' who wrote 13th Step with 'Lil' (D 97-9,245-6)

* Freud, Sigmund - Viennese psychiatrist (A 3) (D 12,338) (H 282)

* Fulton Sheen - see "Sheen, Monsignor Fulton"


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