Gates

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\ ˈgāts \

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Bill 1955–     William Henry Gates III American computer software manufacturer

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Henry Louis, Jr. 1950–     American educator

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Horatio circa 1728–1806 American general in Revolution

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Robert Michael 1943–     U.S. Secretary of Defense (2006–11)

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