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David Foster Wallace

David Foster Wallace was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and professor of English and creative writing. Wallace is widely known for his 1996 novel Infinite Jest. It was called by Time magazine as one of the 100 best English-la ...

                                               

Robert James Waller

Robert James Waller was an American author. He was best known for The Bridges of Madison County, a very successful book in 1993. He was also a photographer and musician. Waller died on March 10, 2017, at his home in Fredericksburg, Texas. He was ...

                                               

Dan Walters

Daniel Gene "Dan" Walters was an American professional baseball player. He was born in Brunswick, Maine. He played as a catcher in Major League Baseball for the San Diego Padres in the 1992 and 1993 seasons. In 84 career games, he had 64 hits in ...

                                               

Vernon A. Walters

Vernon A. Walters was an American politician. He was a member of the United States Army. Walters was born in New York City, New York. He served from 1972 to 1976 as Deputy Director of Central Intelligence, from 1985 to 1989 as the United States A ...

                                               

Artemas Ward

Artemas Ward was an American major general in the American Revolutionary War. He was a Congressman from Massachusetts. Ward was the Speaker of the Massachusetts House in 1785. He was elected twice to the United States House of Representatives, se ...

                                               

Leon Ware

Leon Ware was an American music artist, songwriter and composer. He was born in Detroit, Michigan. Besides a solo career as a performer, Ware was best known for producing hits for other artists including Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Maxwell, Mi ...

                                               

Otto Warmbier

Otto Frederick Warmbier was an American college student. He was imprisoned in North Korea from March 2016 to June 2017 after being convicted of "hostile acts" against the country.

                                               

Carolyn Warner

Carolyn Rexroat Warner was an American Democratic politician. She was born in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Warner was the 15th Superintendent of Public Instruction for the state of Arizona from 1975 to 1987. Warner was the Democratic nominee for Governor o ...

                                               

Emily Howell Warner

Emily Howell Warner was an American airline pilot. She the first woman captain of a scheduled US airline. She was born in Denver, Colorado. In 1973, Warner was the first woman pilot to be hired by a scheduled US airline since Helen Richey was hir ...

                                               

Gertrude Chandler Warner

Gertrude Chandler Warner was an American writer. She wrote the popular Boxcar Children books. She was criticized for showing children with little parental supervision. Her critics thought that this would cause child rebellion. She was born in Put ...

                                               

Susan Bogert Warner

Susan Bogert Warner was a popular 19th-century American writer. She wrote 30 books under the name, "Elizabeth Wetherell". She was born in New York City to upscale parents. She was privately educated. Her first book was the sentimental and moralis ...

                                               

Earl Warren

Earl Warren was an American lawyer, judge and politician. He served as Governor of California from 1943 to 1953. Warren ran for Vice-President in 1948 as a Republican, but lost to Alben W. Barkley in a close election. Warren was born in Los Angel ...

                                               

Harold Washington

Harold Lee Washington was an American lawyer and politician. He became the first African-American Mayor of Chicago, serving from 1983 until his death in 1987. The Harold Washington Library is named after him. Washington was born on April 15, 1922 ...

                                               

Walter Washington

Walter Edward Washington, was an American politician. He was chief executive of District of Columbia from 1967 to 1979, serving as the first and only Mayor-Commissioner from 1967 to 1974 and as the first home-rule mayor of the District of Columbi ...

                                               

James D. Watkins

James David Watkins was an American politician. He was a United States Navy admiral and former Chief of Naval Operations. He served as the U.S. Secretary of Energy during the George H. W. Bush administration, also chairing U.S. government commiss ...

                                               

Bill Watrous

William Russell Watrous III was an American jazz trombonist. He was best known for his version of Sammy Nesticos arrangement of the Johnny Mandel ballad "A Time for Love," which he recorded on a 1993 album of the same name. In 1971, he played wit ...

                                               

Brad Watson

Wilton Brad Watson was an American author and academic. He was a professor at the University of Wyoming until his death. Watson published four books, two novels and two collections of short stories. He was born in Meridian, Mississippi. Watsons 2 ...

                                               

Carl Eugene Watts

Carl Eugene Watts was an American criminal. He was a thief, burglar, stalker, kidnapper, torturer and serial killer. Watts was born in Killeen, Texas. During his childhood his parents separated and divorced; he moved with his mother to Inkster, M ...

                                               

Jim Weatherly

James Dexter Weatherly was an American singer-songwriter. He wrote mostly pop and country music. His best-known song is "Midnight Train to Georgia", recorded by Gladys Knight & the Pips. It peaked to number 1 on the pop and R&B charts, and we ...

                                               

Earl Weaver

Earl Sidney Weaver was an American professional baseball player and manager. After playing in minor league baseball, he retired without playing in Major League Baseball. He became a minor league manager, and then managed in MLB for 17 years with ...

                                               

James H. Weaver

James Howard "Jim" Weaver was an American politician and environmentalist. He served as the Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Oregon serving from January 3, 1975 through January 3, 1987. Weaver was born in Brook ...

                                               

Sylvester Weaver (executive)

Sylvester Laflin "Pat" Weaver, Jr. was an American radio advertising executive, who became president of NBC between 1953 and 1955. He has been well-known for his commercial broadcastings format and philosophy as radio gave way to television as Am ...

                                               

Joe Weider

Josef Edwin "Joe" Weider was a Canadian-American bodybuilder, trainer, businessman, and television personality. He was the founder of Mr. Olympia. Weider was born on November 29, 1919 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada to a Polish-Jewish family. He was ...

                                               

Len Wein

Len Wein was an American comic book writer and editor. He was born in New York City, New York. Wein was best known for co-creating DC Comics Swamp Thing and Marvel Comics Wolverine, and for helping revive the Marvel superhero team the X-Men. Addi ...

                                               

Caspar Weinberger

Caspar Willard "Cap" Weinberger, GBE, was an American politician and businessman. As a prominent Republican he served in a variety of prominent state and federal positions for three decades, including Chairman of the California Republican Party, ...

                                               

Jerry Weintraub

Jerome Charles Jerry Weintraub was an American talent agent, concert promoter, movie producer and chairman and CEO of United Artists. Weintraub was born in Brooklyn and raised in the Bronx. For some time, Weintraub worked at MCA Records. His care ...

                                               

Paul J. Weitz

Paul Joseph Weitz was an American naval officer and aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and former NASA astronaut. Weitz flew into space twice. He was a member of the three-man crew who flew on Skylab 2, the first manned Skylab mission. H ...

                                               

Frank G. Wells

Franklin G. Wells was the former President of Warner Bros. and the Walt Disney Company. He climbed the highest mountain of every continent, but he did not reach the summit of the Mount Everest. Frank Wells was born in 1932. At age 37, he became t ...

                                               

Junior Wells

Junior Wells, born Amos Wells Blakemore Jr., was an American Chicago blues vocalist, harmonica player, and recording artist. Wells was best known for his performances and recordings with Muddy Waters, Earl Hooker and Buddy Guy. He also performed ...

                                               

Paul Wellstone

Paul David Wellstone was an American academic and politician who represented Minnesota in the United States Senate from 1991 until he was killed in a plane crash in Eveleth, Minnesota in 2002. A member of the Democratic Farmer-Labor Party, Wellst ...

                                               

Henry Wessel Jr.

Henry Wessel was an American photographer. He was born in Teaneck, New Jersey. He was the recipient of two Guggenheim Fellowships and three National Endowment for the Arts grants. His photographs are included in the permanent collections of major ...

                                               

Dottie West

Dottie West was an American country musician and songwriter. She was one of the genres most influential artists. Her career began in the 1960s with her Top 10 hit "Here Comes My Baby Back Again". That won her a Grammy Award for Best Female Countr ...

                                               

Ed Westcott

James Edward Westcott was an American photographer. He is best known for working with the U.S. government during the Manhattan Project and the Cold War. He was one of the few people allowed to have a camera in the Oak Ridge, Tennessee area during ...

                                               

Wally Westlake

Waldon Thomas Westlake was an American utility baseball player. He had a ten-year career from 1947 to 1956. He was born in Gridley, California. Westlake played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phil ...

                                               

Randy Weston

Randy Weston was an American jazz pianist and composer. Westons works were influenced by Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk. Weston worked often with trombonist and arranger Melba Liston. Weston died on September 1, 2018 in New York City of heart ...

                                               

Paul Westphal

Paul Douglas Westphal was an American basketball player, head coach, and commentator. He was born in Torrance, California. His played from 1972 to 1984. He coached from 1985 to 2016. Westphal played for the National Basketball Association for the ...

                                               

Haskell Wexler

Haskell Wexler, A.S.C. was an American cinematographer, movie producer, screenwriter and director. He was born in Chicago, Illinois. He won an Academy Award for Best Cinematography in 1966. Wexler was known for his works One Flew Over the Cuckoos ...

                                               

John P. Wheeler III

John Parsons Wheeler III, known as Jack Wheeler, was an American Vietnam War veteran and businessman. He was born in Laredo, Texas. He was chairman of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, senior planner for Amtrak 1971–1972, official of the Securi ...

                                               

John Archibald Wheeler

John Archibald Wheeler was an American theoretical physicist. He was known for his interest in general relativity in the United States. Wheeler also worked with Niels Bohr in explaining the basic principles behind nuclear fission. He is best know ...

                                               

Pernell Whitaker

Pernell Whitaker was an American professional boxer. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Whitaker was a four-weight world champion, having won titles at lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight, and light middleweight; the undisputed lightwe ...

                                               

Edgar Whitcomb

Edgar Doud Whitcomb was an American politician. He was the 43rd Governor of Indiana. He served from 1969 to 1973. Whitcomb was born in Hayden, Indiana. Whitcomb died February 4, 2016 at his home in Rome, Indiana from heart failure at the age of 98.

                                               

Andrew White (saxophonist)

Andrew White was an American jazz and R&B multi-instrumentalist, musicologist and publisher. He played the saxophone, oboe and bass guitar. He was born in Washington, D.C. He taught at the music and works of musician John Coltrane. As a music ...

                                               

Chet "JR" White

Chet "JR" White was an American record producer, rock musician and mix engineer. He was a member of the indie rock band Girls until their disbandment in 2012. He produced the album Goon by Tobias Jesso Jr. and Sob Story by the Spectrals. White wa ...

                                               

Clarence White

Clarence White, was an American bluegrass and country guitarist and singer. He is best known as a member of the bluegrass ensemble the Kentucky Colonels and the rock band the Byrds. He was born in Lewiston, Maine. White died on July 14, 1973 in P ...

                                               

E. B. White

Elwyn Brooks White was an American writer. He is most famous for his 1959 manual about how to write well in English, The Elements of Style which was first written by William Strunk Jr. in 1918, and also for his three childrens books Stuart Little ...

                                               

Edward Douglass White

Edward Douglass White, Jr. was an American politician and jurist. He was a United States senator, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court and the ninth Chief Justice of the United States.

                                               

Edward Higgins White

Edward Higgins "Ed" White II was an American test pilot and astronaut. He was the first American to take a "spacewalk," leaving the safety of his spaceship while in space and moving around outside in a spacesuit. On June 3, 1965, White flew into ...

                                               

Hayden White

Hayden White was an American historian in the tradition of literary criticism. He was most famous for his work Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe. He ended his career as University Professor Emeritus at the histo ...

                                               

James White (New Mexico politician)

James P. "Jim" White was an American politician. He was a member of the New Mexico Senate from 2016 until his death. White was a member of the New Mexico House of Representatives from 2009 to 2015. White was a member of the Republican Party. Whit ...

                                               

Mark White

Mark Wells White, Jr., was an American lawyer. He served as the 43rd Governor of Texas serving from January 18, 1983 to January 20, 1987. White died at age 77 at his home in Houston, Texas on August 5, 2017 from a heart attack.