A great man is one who collects knowledge the way a bee collects honey and uses it to help people overcome the difficulties they endure - hunger, ignorance and disease!
- Nikola Tesla

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
- Franklin Roosevelt

While their territory has been devastated and their homes despoiled, the spirit of the Serbian people has not been broken.
- Woodrow Wilson

Helen Delich Bentley

United States Congresswoman

Helen Delich Bentley was born on November 28, 1923. She was an American politician and a former Republican U.S. House Representative from the second district of her adopted home state of Maryland.

She was born in the tiny town of Ruth, White Pine County, Nevada, and attended the University of Nevada and George Washington University. She earned a BA from University of Missouri in 1944. She was a maritime reporter and editor of the Baltimore Sun and served on the Federal Maritime Commission from 1969 to 1975.

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She was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the Ninety-seventh in 1980 and Ninety-eighth Congresses in 1982. She was elected as a Republican to the Ninetyninth Congress in 1984, and to the four succeeding Congresses, serving in Congress from January 3, 1985 to January 3, 1995. During her time in office, she was strong advocate for protectionist trade policies in support of U.S. manufacturing and the U.S. Merchant Marine fleet. Of Serbian origin, she was known to be sympathetic towards Serbians during the civil war in Yugoslavia in the 1990s, and opposed U.S. military involvement in that conflict.

She was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fourth Congress in 1994, but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination for Governor of Maryland. She was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the One Hundred Eighth Congress in 2002, losing to then-Baltimore County Executive C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger.

Before and since that time she has been an active businesswoman and lobbyist as the President and CEO of Helen Delich Bentley & Associates, Inc., and also as an International Trade, Business and Government Consultant. She also is/was a consultant for the Maryland Port Administration, Port of Baltimore.


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Paul Djurisic

Paul Djurisic, born and raised in Chicago Illinois, is a graduate of the University of Illinois – Urbana with honors in economics. He obtained his Juris Doctor from DePaul University in 1991. Following graduation, he did a six month internship with United States District Court Judge George M. Marovich, and then began his legal career as General Counsel for a professional golf tournament operations company. He spent the next 14 years practicing immigration with his own boutique immigration practice before merging with Chicago’s largest immigration firm in April, 2007.

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Serbian Americans: History—Culture—Press

by Krinka Vidaković-Petrov, translated from Serbian by Milina Jovanović

Learned, lucid, and deeply perceptive, SERBIAN AMERICANS is an immensely rewarding and readable book, which will give historians invaluable new insights, and general readers exciting new ways to approach the history​ of Serbian printed media. Serbian immigration to the U.S. started dates from the first few decades of 19th c. The first papers were published in San Francisco starting in 1893. During the years of the most intense politicization of the Serbian American community, the Serbian printed media developed quickly with a growing number of daily, weekly, monthly and yearly publications. Newspapers were published in Serbian print shops, while the development of printing presses was a precondition for the growth of publishing in general. Among them were various kinds of books: classical Serbian literature, folksong collections, political pamphlets, works of the earliest Serbian American writers in America (poetry, prose and plays), first translations from English to Serbian, books about Serb immigrants, dictionaries, textbooks, primers, etc.

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