Dana

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Da·​na | \ ˈdā-nə How to pronounce Dana (audio) \

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Charles Anderson 1819–1897 American newspaper editor

Dana

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James Dwight 1813–1895 American geologist

Dana

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Richard Henry 1815–1882 American lawyer and author

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