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Notable Birthdays for January 11

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Those born on this date include:

- American statesman Alexander Hamilton, first secretary of the U.S. Treasury, in 1757
- Ezra Cornell, founder of Western Union Telegraph company and Cornell University, in 1807
- John MacDonald, first prime minister of Canada, in 1815
- Psychologist and philosopher William James in 1842
- Feminist lawyer Alice Paul in 1885
- South African novelist Alan Paton (Cry, the Beloved Country) in 1903
- Automobile designer Carroll Shelby in 1923
- Actors Rod Taylor in 1930 (age 83)
- Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien in 1934 (age 79)
- Musician Clarence Clemons in 1942
- Singers Naomi Judd in 1946 (age 67) and Mary J. Blige in 1971 (age 42)
- Actor Amanda Peet in 1972 (age 41)
- Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer Tracy Caulkins in 1963 (age 50).

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