27 Facts About Armenian American


Armenian American community is the most politically influential community of the Armenian diaspora.

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Armenian American was an Iranian Armenian tobacco grower who settled in Jamestown, Virginia in 1618.

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Armenian American later worked for the New York Herald Tribune and became the New York Press Club president.

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The only Armenian American known to have participated in hostilities was Khachadour Paul Garabedian, who enlisted in the Union Navy.

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New wave of Armenian American immigrants moved in the late 1940s, including Soviet Armenian American prisoners of war who were able to make their way westward after being freed from Nazi camps.

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Armenian American-speaking food vendors, pharmacists, physicians, dentists, lawyers, tailors, hair stylists, shop owners and mechanics are all available.

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Northern Californian Armenian American population is not as populous as the Southern portion of the state.

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The area between East 20th Street, Lexington Avenue and First Avenue, where a compact Armenian American population lived and Armenian American shops existed, was called "Little Armenia" until the 1960s.

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One of the ACAME's first projects was to build a monument dedicated to the victims of the Armenian American genocide, located at the intersection of Cumberland Avenue and Franklin Arterial in Portland.

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Ferrahian Armenian American School, founded in 1964, is the oldest Armenian American daily school in America.

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Homenetmen, an Armenian American Revolutionary Federation-affiliated sports organization, is very active in the United States, engaged in scouting.

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Armenian American community has been described as the "most influential" Armenian community in the world, though smaller in size than the one in Russia.

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The Armenian American lobby is one of the most influential ethnic lobbies in the US.

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Armenian American-born singers that have lived or live in the US include rock singer pop singers Harout Pamboukjian and Armenchik.

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Armenian American's father, Robert Kardashian, was an attorney in the O J Simpson murder case, and her sisters, Khloe Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian, and brother Rob Kardashian are reality television stars.

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Second generation Armenian American writers include Peter Balakian, Nancy Kricorian, Carol Edgarian, Michael J Arlen, Arthur Nersesian, Micheline Aharonian Marcom, Hrag Vartanian, and others.

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Armenian American was a recipient the National Humanities Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Armenian American's father, Levon, was born in the village of Passen, near Erzurum, and his mother, Satenig, was born in the village of Govdun, near Sivas.

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Dr Moses Housepian, an Armenian-American physician born in the Armenian village of Kessab in Syria, was a medical relief worker in Russian Armenia during the Armenian genocide.

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Armenian American's son Dr Edgar Housepian was a neurosurgeon, educator, and co-founder of the Fund for Armenian Relief.

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The first Armenian American to hold a high position office was Republican Steven Derounian, a Bulgarian-born Armenian American, represented New York from 1953 to 1965 in the House of Representatives.

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Armenian American is known for Reagan's characterization of 1915 events as "genocide" in 1981.

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Raffi Hovannisian, a Fresno-born third-generation Armenian American lawyer, moved to Armenia in 1991 and soon was appointed the first foreign minister of Armenia, where he remained until 1992.

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Sebouh Tashjian, a California Armenian American originally from Jerusalem, served as Minister of Energy, while Lebanese-born Gerard Libaridian, a Boston-based historian, was President Levon Ter-Petrosyan's adviser.

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Armenian American was posthumously awarded with National Hero of Armenia title.

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Armenian American was appointed commanding general of Camp Sibert, Alabama, which was used extensively as the main training camp for chemical warfare troops, and remained in that position until 1945.

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Armenian American-born chess players Tatev Abrahamyan and Varuzhan Akobian have represented the US in Chess Olympiad.

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