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General Information

Name:  Wayne Samuel Kurzeja  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1946 in Chicago, Illinois

-- Wayne Samuel Kurzeja on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

A life long resident of Illinois, Wayne Kurzeja grew up in River Grove, Illinois and is a 35 year resident of Barrington. Illinois. He attended SIU in Carbondale, Illinois on an art scholarship. He also attended Roosevelt University and John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois and National-Louis University in Evanston, Illinois. He is married to Dr. Lou Kurzeja.

Biographical and Professional Information

Wayne Kurzeja an artist, author, movie and television producer as well as a licensed entertainment attorney. He holds J.D. and LL.M. Degrees from John Marshall Law School in Chicago, and is an O.P.M. graduate of Harvard University's Graduate School of Business in Boston. He also holds a Degree in Applied Behavior Science from National-Louis University in Evanston, Illinois. He was a recipient of an award from the Motion Picture hall of Fame for his movie anti-piracy system patent. He is married to Dr. Lou Kurzeja.

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Titles At Your Library

The Presidential Quotient: Puzzlers, Anecdotes, and the Pq Quiz
ISBN: 0914091530

Chicago Review Pr. 1984

Gathers anecdotes and little-known facts about U.S. presidents, their parents, families, education, pets, wives, and character

Presidential Parallels: What Our Presidents Had in Common, and Didn't
ISBN: 0988693712

Anabal. 2013

THIS BOOK REVEALS SOME EXTRAORDINARY PRESIDENTIAL COINCIDENCES! Almost everyone is aware of the strange, if sometimes questionable, parallels between Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. But the fact is that every American president has one or more astonishing connection with other presidents. In Presidential Parallels: What Our Presidents Had in Common, and Didn’t!, by Wayne Samuel Kurzeja with Paul Weisser, published by Anabal Press, we see that the American presidency is literally bursting with uncanny coincidences. In addition, the book contains many deceptive quizzes, to which you will be certain you know the answer, but you will almost invariably be wrong! Here are a few examples: 1. Born in Virginia, this president first served as a state governor for three years. Although his first name was Thomas, the answer is not Jefferson! 2. This president’s birth certificate was in question, and some skeptics believed that he was not born in the United States.The answer is not Barack Obama! 3. This president’s child, who was a twin, was married in Philadelphia during the president’s second term. Although George W. Bush is the only president who has ever fathered twins, he is not the answer! 4. This man was both appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court and elected president. William Howard Taft is the only person to have ever served in both positions, but he is not the answer! 5. This twentieth-century president was the first to have an airport named after him in Washington, DC, but the answer is not Ronald Reagan! The answers to these six questions are found in Presidential Parallels: What Our Presidents Had in Common, and Didn’t!—along with the answers to twenty-six other equally tantalizing puzzlers, an astounding variety of presidential flukes and quirks, and a questionnaire to determine if you have what it takes to be president.

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