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Nera White

Nera D. White was an American basketball player. White played in the AAU national tournaments for the Nashville Business College team. Later, she led the United States national womens basketball team to their victory in the 1957 FIBA World Champi ...

                                               

Robert M. White

Robert Mayer "Bob" White was an American meteorologist and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations first administrator from 1970 to 1977. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts. White was also the director of the United States Weather ...

                                               

Ryan White

Ryan Wayne White was an American teenager from Kokomo, Indiana, who became a national poster child for HIV/AIDS in the United States after failing to be readmitted to school following an AIDS diagnosis. As a hemophiliac, he became infected with H ...

                                               

Tony Joe White

Tony Joe White was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. He was born in Oak Grove, West Carroll Parish, Louisiana. White was best known for his 1969 hit "Polk Salad Annie" and for "Rainy Night in Georgia", which he wrote but was first made ...

                                               

Mal Whitfield

Malvin Greston Whitfield was an American former athlete and goodwill ambassador. He was the Olympic champion in the 800 metres at the 1948 and 1952 Summer Olympics. Overall, he is a five-time Olympic medalist. Whitfield was born in Bay City, Texa ...

                                               

John Greenleaf Whittier

John Greenleaf Whittier was an American poet. He was from Haverhill, Massachusetts and was a Quaker. Like many Quakers, Whittier believed that slavery was wrong. Whittier was active in the movement to end American slavery, and was a member of the ...

                                               

Faith Whittlesey

Faith Ryan Whittlesey was an American Republican politician and White House Senior Staff member. She was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. She served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1973 to 1976. Whittlesey served as the United S ...

                                               

Richard Wilbur

Richard Purdy Wilbur was an American poet and literary translator. He became the second Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1987. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry two times; in 1957 and again in 1989. Wilbur ...

                                               

Albert H. Wilkening

Major General Albert H. Wilkening was an American major general. He was an adjutant general of Wisconsin from 2002 to 2007. He was responsible for both the federal and state missions of the Wisconsin Army and Air National Guard and the Wisconsin ...

                                               

Roger Wilkins

Roger Wilkins was an African-American civil rights leader, professor of history, and journalist. He was a journalist for The Crisis and for a short time wrote for The Washington Post. Between 1966 and 1969, Wilkins served as the United States Ass ...

                                               

Dallas Willard

Dallas Albert Willard was an American philosopher also known for his writings on Christian spiritual formation. His work in philosophy has been primarily in phenomenology, particularly the work of Edmund Husserl. He was Professor of Philosophy at ...

                                               

Lois Wille

Lois Jean Wille was an American journalist, editor, and author. She won her first of two Pulitzer Prizes in 1963 for her reports about how the Chicago local government’s failure to have good services to low-income women. Her stories led to a numb ...

                                               

June A. Willenz

June Adele Willenz was an American military veterans activist and writer. Willenz was born in New York City. She was an Executive Director of the American Veterans Committee AVC. She was the author of Women Veterans: Americas Forgotten Heroines C ...

                                               

William Rosecrans

William Rosecrans was a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was born in 1819 in Ohio. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1842 and became an engineer. He resigned from the army in 1854 and became a busi ...

                                               

Andre Williams

Zephire Andre Williams was an American R&B musician. He started his career in the 1950s at Fortune Records in Detroit. His most famous songs include the hits "Jail Bait," "Greasy Chicken," "Bacon Fat" and "Cadillac Jack". He was known for his ...

                                               

Andy Williams

Andy Williams was an American singer. He had many gold and several platinum albums and songs, including 8 Christmas albums. Williams was born in Wall Lake, Iowa. Some sources say he was born in 1927, others say 1928. Williams was married to Claud ...

                                               

Elmo Williams

James Elmo Williams was an American movie editor, producer, director, and television executive. He is best known for his work on the movie High Noon. For High Noon, he won the Academy Award for Film Editing. In 2006, he published the memoir Elmo ...

                                               

Essie Mae Washington-Williams

Essie Mae Washington-Williams was an American school teacher. She is best known as the oldest and natural child of Strom Thurmond, Governor of South Carolina and longtime United States Senator. In 2003, she came forward and announced that she was ...

                                               

Esther Williams

Esther Williams was an American former swimmer and actress. She starred in movies in her career. She later became a businesswoman.

                                               

George C. Williams

George Christopher Williams was an American evolutionary biologist. Williams was a professor emeritus of biology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He was best known for his critique of group selection, though later in life he re ...

                                               

Miller Williams

Miller Williams was an American contemporary poet, as well as a translator and editor. He wrote over 25 books and won several awards for his poetry. He was perhaps best known for reading a poem at President Clintons 1997 inauguration. One of his ...

                                               

Robert Williams (psychologist)

Robert Lee Williams II was an American professor emeritus of psychology and African and Afro-American studies at the Washington University in St. Louis. He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was a well known person in the history of African-Am ...

                                               

Stanley Williams

Stanley "Tookie" Williams III was an American murderer and co-founder of a street gang, the Crips. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1959, he moved to Los Angeles, California, where in 1970 he stole a car, for which he was convicted and s ...

                                               

Oliver E. Williamson

Oliver Eaton Williamson an American economist. He was a professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He was a laureate of the 2009 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. Williamson died on May 21, 2020 in Oakland, California of pneumo ...

                                               

Willie K

William Awihilima Kahaialii, known as Willie K, was an American singer-songwriter, musician and record producer. His music genres were blues, rock, Hawaiian, and opera. He was born in Lahaina, Maui. In 1993, Willie began to work with Amy Hānaiali ...

                                               

Eddie Willis

Eddie "Chank" Willis was an African-American soul musician. Willis played electric guitar and occasional electric sitar for Motowns in-house studio band, the Funk Brothers. He was born in Grenada, Mississippi. He was active in the 1960s and the 1 ...

                                               

Wesley Willis

Wesley Willis was an American singer-songwriter and visual artist from Chicago. Willis began a career as an underground singer-songwriter in the outsider music tradition, with songs featuring his bizarre, humorous and often obscene lyrics sung ov ...

                                               

Hal Willner

Hal Willner was an American music producer. His works focused on movies, TV and live events. He was best known for creating tribute albums and events featuring a wide variety of artists and musical styles. His first tribute album was Amarcord Nin ...

                                               

August Wilson

August Wilson was an American playwright. His best known work was a collection of ten plays, The Pittsburgh Cycle, for which he received two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama. His works talk about the tragic lives and hardships African-Americans had in t ...

                                               

Charlie Wilson (politician)

Charles Nesbitt Wilson was an American politician and naval officer. He was a 12-term Democratic United States Representative from Texass 2nd congressional district. Wilson is best known for leading Congress into supporting Operation Cyclone, the ...

                                               

Gerald Wilson

Gerald Stanley Wilson was an American jazz trumpeter, big band bandleader, composer/arranger, and educator. He was from Los Angeles. He began his career since the early 1940s. Wilson was born in Shelby, Mississippi. Wilson joined the Jimmie Lunce ...

                                               

Joseph C. Wilson

Joseph Charles Wilson IV was an American diplomat. He was best known for his 2002 trip to Niger to investigate allegations that Saddam Hussein was attempting to purchase yellowcake uranium. His New York Times op-ed piece, "What I Didnt Find in Af ...

                                               

Nancy Wilson (jazz singer)

Nancy Sue Wilson was an American jazz singer and actress. Her career began in 1950 and she retired in 2011. She was born in Chillicothe, Ohio. Wilson won three Grammy Awards for her recordings. She was known as "Sweet Nancy", "The Baby", "Fancy M ...

                                               

Norro Wilson

Norris Wilson was an American country music singer-songwriter, producer, and member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Wilson wrote or co-wrote numerous hit songs during more than 40 years in the industry, including songs for David Housto ...

                                               

Robert Anton Wilson

Dr Robert Anton Wilson was a futurist thinker, libertarian, and writer. He held a Ph.D in Psychology. At one time he was a writer for Playboy magazine.

                                               

Samuel V. Wilson

Lieutenant General Samuel Vaughan Wilson, aka "General Sam", was an American military person. He served as President of Hampden-Sydney College from 1992 through 2000 and as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency from May 1976 through August ...

                                               

Jesse Winchester

James Ridout Winchester known as Jesse Winchester, was an American musician and songwriter. He was known for being a Vietnam War activist. To avoid going to the war, he moved to Canada. He became a Canadian citizen in 1973, gained amnesty in the ...

                                               

Claire Wineland

Claire Wineland was an American health activist, entrepreneur and author. She was known for her non-profit organization "Claire’s Place Foundation". She worked to support and organize people with terminal and chronic illness and their families. S ...

                                               

Bobby Winkles

Bobby Brooks Winkles was an American baseball player and manager. He was born in Tuckerman, Arkansas, but was raised in Chicago, Illinois. Winkles was the third base coach for the Oakland Athletics int the 1970s. Winkles worked at Arizona State U ...

                                               

Ernst Florian Winter

Ernst Florian Winter was an Austrian-American historian and political scientist. He was the first director of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna after World War II. He was also the chairman of the International Council of the Austrian Service Abroa ...

                                               

John Winter

John Winter was a weather man for NBCs channel WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida. Winter was born and grew up in Seminole, Florida. He was a graduate of Seminole High School. Winter was a Bachelor of Arts graduate in weather at the University of Kansas. ...

                                               

Johnny Winter

John Dawson Winter III was an American albino blues musician from Beaumont, Texas. His brother, Edgar Winter, is also a famous musician. He also worked as producer and produced two Grammy winning albums of Muddy Waters. He died in his hotel room ...

                                               

Tex Winter

Morice Fredrick "Tex" Winter was an American retired basketball coach, and innovator of the triangle offense. He was born in Wellington, Texas. Winter served as an assistant coach to the Chicago Bulls from the 1985-86 season through the 1998-99 s ...

                                               

William Winter

William Forrest Winter was an American politician. He served as the 57th Governor of Mississippi from 1980 to 1984 as a Democrat. He was born in Grenada, Mississippi. Winter died on December 18, 2020 in Jackson, Mississippi at the age of 97.

                                               

Richard Winters

Richard Winters was a US soldier who fought in World War II. His experience was made famous by a book and television series, Band of Brothers. Winters was a member of Company E, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. He led t ...

                                               

Dorothy Wise

Dorothy Wise is an American professional pool player. She was born in Spokane, Washington. When she first started playing pool professionally, there were very few national tournaments for women. She won many local and state tournaments, so she ca ...

                                               

Thomas A. Wiseman Jr.

Thomas Anderton Wiseman Jr. was an American politician and lawyer. From 1964 to 1968, he was a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives. Wiseman Jr. was Tennessee State Treasurer from 1971 to 1974. He was a United States District Judge of ...

                                               

Loren Wiseman

Loren Wiseman was an American wargame and role-playing game designer, game developer and editor. He was born in Bloomington, Illinois. Wiseman co-founded Game Designers Workshop with Frank Chadwick, Rich Banner, and Marc Miller on June 22, 1973. ...

                                               

Al Wistert

Albert Alexander "Ox" Wistert was a former All-Pro American football player. He played college football at the University of Michigan with the Wolverines. He was born in Chicago, Illinois. He played in the National Football League for the Phil-Pi ...

                                               

Bill Withers

William Harrison "Bill" Withers, Jr. was an American singer-songwriter and musician. He performed and recorded from 1970 until 1985. He recorded major hits including "Lean on Me", "Aint No Sunshine", "Use Me", "Just the Two of Us", "Lovely Day", ...