Commander Adelaide Sinclair (1900-1982), Director of the Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service. Adelaide was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the New Year Honours 1945 for her work with the Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service. After the war, she went to work for the UN and eventually became Deputy Director of UNICEF (1957-1967). In 1967, she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.
Robert Pershing Wadlow was not a freak in the conventional sense — that is, he never wished to exhibit himself in the context of a circus or carnival sideshow. Wadlow's one brief stint in a circus role was with Ringling Brothers for a season or two starting in 1937, but his contract stated he would only appear in two three-minute shows a day at the annual Madison Square Garden and Boston Garden dates — and only in center ring as part of the main show.