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Dale E. Wolf

Dale Edward Wolf was an American businessman and politician. He was born in Wilmington, Delaware. He was veteran of World War II. Wolf was a member of the Republican Party. For three weeks, he was the 70th Governor of Delaware. Wolf died on March ...

                                               

Howlin Wolf

Chester Arthur Burnett, known as Howlin Wolf, was an American blues singer. He was born on a plantation near Ruleville, Mississippi. Burnett tried to emulate the singing style of Jimmie Rodgers, a white, country yodeler. Although he never mastere ...

                                               

Buddy Wolfe

Les Wolff was an American football player and professional wrestler. He was known by his ring name "Beautiful" Buddy Wolfe, who competed in North American regional promotions including the American Wrestling Association, National Wrestling Allian ...

                                               

Gene Wolfe

Gene Rodman Wolfe was an American science fiction and fantasy writer. He was known for his fantasy novels which had connections to his Catholic faith. His best known work was The Book of the New Sun, a collection of four novels. Wolfe won two Neb ...

                                               

Linda Wolfe

Linda Wolfe was an American journalist, essayist, and fiction writer. She was best known for her award-winning work, Wasted: The Preppie Murder, an investigation of the so-called "rough sex" killer, Robert Chambers. Wolfe was also a book critic a ...

                                               

Tom Wolfe

Thomas Kennerly Tom Wolfe, Jr. was an American author and journalist. He was born in Richmond, Virginia. Wolfe best known for his work with and influence over the New Journalism literary movement. He began his career as a regional newspaper repor ...

                                               

Bob Wolff

Robert Alfred "Bob" Wolff was a longtime sportscaster who has called football, baseball, basketball, and ice hockey. Wolff was born in New York City. He studied at Duke University. From 1945 until his death, Wolff was married to Jane Hoy. They ha ...

                                               

Flossie Wong-Staal

Flossie Wong-Staal was a Chinese-American virologist and molecular biologist. She was born in Guangzhou, China. She was the first scientist to clone HIV and discovered the function of its genes, which was a major step in proving that HIV is the c ...

                                               

Ellen Meiksins Wood

Ellen Meiksins Wood was an American-Canadian Marxist historian and scholar. She was a publisher of the Monthly Review from 1997 to 2000, along with Harry Magdoff and Paul Sweezy. She wrote over ten books. Her books The Retreat from Class and The ...

                                               

Fernando Wood

Fernando Wood was an American politician of the Democratic Party from Pennsylvania. He served as the Mayor of New York City twice, United States Representative three times and as Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means in both the 45th and 46 ...

                                               

Grant Wood

His main painting style included a mix of stippling and cross-hatching. He usually painted on beaverboard. His preferred paints were oils and tempera.

                                               

James Wood (governor)

James Wood Jr. was an American military officer and politician. He was born in Winchester, Virginia. He was an officer of the U.S. Continental Army during the American Revolution. Wood was the 11th Governor of Virginia from 1796 to 1799. Wood was ...

                                               

John Wooden

John Robert Wooden was an American basketball player and coach. Nicknamed the "Wizard of Westwood", he won ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period - seven in a row. Wooden was named a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame as a player ...

                                               

Ron Woodroof

Ronald Dickson Woodroof was an American activist and businessman who created what would become known as the Dallas Buyers Club in March 1988. He was born in Dallas, Texas. After being diagnosed with in 1985, he created the group as part of his ef ...

                                               

James Hutchinson Woodworth

James Hutchinson Woodworth was an American politician. He was in the Illinois State Senate and in the Illinois State House of Representatives. He was a Chicago Alderman. He was elected to consecutive terms as Mayor of Chicago, Illinois as an Inde ...

                                               

Alfred Worden

Alfred Merrill Worden was an American astronaut, engineer and USAF officer. He was the Command Module Pilot for the Apollo 15 lunar mission in 1971. He is one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon and orbited it 74 times in the Command Modu ...

                                               

Bill Workman

William Douglas Workman III was an American businessman and Republican politician. He was the mayor of Greenville, South Carolina from 1983 to 1995. Workman was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He was also the town manager of Bluffton.

                                               

Stephen T. Worland

Stephen Thomas Worland Jr. was an American economist. He was a professor at the University of Notre Dame. Worland was known for his works that included the history of economic thought, social economics, and welfare economics. Worland was the auth ...

                                               

Conrad Worrill

Conrad Worrill was an African-American writer, educator, activist, and talk show host for the WVON call-in program On Target. He was born in Pasadena, California. His activism was focused in Chicago. He was involved with the Million Man March, an ...

                                               

Herman Wouk

Herman Wouk was a Pulitzer Prize winning American writer. He was from New York City, New York. Wouk had written many books including The Caine Mutiny. He won Pulitzer Prize award in 1952. Wouk was Orthodox Jewish and was known for his defence of ...

                                               

Mr. Wrestling

George Burrell Woodin was an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring names, Mr. Wrestling and Tim Woods. He was born in Utica, New York. Woodin began his wrestling career at the age of 28 using the name "Tim Woods". He was then g ...

                                               

Al G. Wright

Alfred Geoffrey "Al" Wright was an American bandleader and conductor. He was the Director of Bands Emeritus at Purdue University and Chairman of the Board of the John Philip Sousa Foundation. He was born in London, but his family moved to the Uni ...

                                               

Carolyn D. Wright

Carolyn D. "C. D." Wright was an American poet. He was born in Mountain Home, Arkansas. In 1977 the publishing company founded by Frank Stanford, Lost Roads, published Wrights first collection, Room Rented by A Single Woman. In 1983 she moved to ...

                                               

Erik Olin Wright

Erik Olin Wright was an American analytical Marxist sociologist. He focused in social stratification and alternative futures to capitalism. He worked at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was known for his classical Marxism views in his brea ...

                                               

Jim Wright

James Claude Wright, Jr. was an American politician from Texas. He served for 34 years in the U.S. House of Representatives and was the Speaker of the House from 1987 to 1989. Wright resigned from the House in 1989 because of a scandal.

                                               

Tom Wright (baseball)

Thomas Everette "Tom" Wright was an American professional baseball player. He played as an outfielder. He was born in Shelby, North Carolina. Wright played all or part of nine seasons in Major League Baseball for four American League teams. He th ...

                                               

R. Lee Wrights

Roger Lee Wrights was an American politician and political activist. He was the founder, editor, and publisher of the online libertarian newsletter Liberty For All. Wrights was the National Vice Chair of the Libertarian National Committee, servin ...

                                               

Bernie Wrightson

Bernard Albert "Bernie" Wrightson was an American artist. He was known for co-creating the creature Swamp Thing, his Frankenstein illustration work, and for his other horror comics and illustrations, which feature his trademark intricate pen and ...

                                               

Harry Wu

Harry Wu was a Chinese-born American human rights activist. Wu spent 19 years in Chinese labor camps. He was born in Shanghai. He was a resident and citizen of the United States. In 1992, he founded the Laogai Research Foundation. Among Wus suppo ...

                                               

Lester Wunderman

Lester Wunderman was an American advertising executive. He was born in New York City. Wunderman was known as the creator of modern-day direct marketing. He also created the magazine subscription card, the toll-free 1-800 number and loyalty reward ...

                                               

Elizabeth Wurtzel

Elizabeth Lee Wurtzel was an American feminist writer, essayist and journalist. She was known for publishing her best-selling memoir Prozac Nation, at the age of 27. Wurtzel wrote regularly for The Wall Street Journal. She was played by Christina ...

                                               

Sam Wyche

Samuel David Wyche was an American professional football player, coach and politician. He was a player and head coach for the Cincinnati Bengals and a quarterbacks coach for the San Francisco 49ers. He led the Bengals to Super Bowl XXIII. He was ...

                                               

Andrew Wyeth

Andrew Newell Wyeth was an American visual artist, primarily a realist painter, working mostly in a regionalist style. He was one of the best-known U.S. artists of the middle 20th century. Wyeth was born in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. He was the y ...

                                               

N.C. Wyeth

Newell Convers Wyeth was an American painter and book illustrator. He was born in Needham, Massachusetts. He was known for his illustrations for such books as Robin Hood, Robinson Crusoe, The Yearling, The Last of the Mohicans, and King Arthur. H ...

                                               

Jimmy Wynn

James Sherman Wynn, nicknamed The Toy Cannon ", was an American professional baseball player. He had a 15-year career with the Houston Colt.45s / Astros and four other teams. He played as a center fielder. He was born in Hamilton, Ohio. He also p ...

                                               

XXXTentacion

Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy, known professionally as XXXTentacion, was an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Born in Plantation, Florida, Onfroy spent most of his childhood in Lauderhill. He began writing music after being released from a ...

                                               

Sol Yaged

Sol Yaged was an American jazz clarinetist. He was born in New York City. Yaged was inspired by Benny Goodman. Yaged played clarinet with professional groups for over 70 years, with such musicians as Phil Napoleon, Coleman Hawkins, Red Allen, and ...

                                               

Jerry Yellin

Jerome "Jerry" Yellin was a former United States Army Air Forces fighter pilot. He flew the final combat mission of World War II in a North American P-51 Mustang against a military airfield near Tokyo on August 14, 1945. Yellins mission was execu ...

                                               

Bill Yeoman

William Frank Yeoman was an American college football player and coach. His career began in 1962. He was the University of Houstons head coach, holding the position through 1986. In his tenure, he became the most successfull coach in school histo ...

                                               

Clayton Keith Yeutter

Clayton Keith Yeutter, ONZM was an American politician. He served as United States Secretary of Agriculture under President George H. W. Bush from 1989 to 1991 before serving as Counselor to the President in 1992. He served as United States Trade ...

                                               

David Yewdall

David Lewis Yewdall was an American production sound mixer. He was born in Springfield, Missouri. He worked with Roger Corman on Battle Beyond the Stars and as the co-supervising sound editor on Talvisota. He published a book about the profession ...

                                               

Mordechai Yissachar Ber Leifer

Mordechai Yissachar Ber Leifer was an American rabbi. He was the third Rebbe of the Pittsburgh Hasidic dynasty. He was born in Newark, New Jersey. He was well known for being in charge of the Hasidim in Jerusalem, Bnei Brak, Beit Hilkia, New York ...

                                               

William Yorzyk

William Albert Yorzyk Jr. was an American competition swimmer. He was born in Northampton, Massachusetts. Yorzyk represented the United States at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. He was the first swimmer to win the gold medal in ...

                                               

Izzy Young

Israel Goodman Young or Izzy Young was an American-Swedish folklorist, businessman, columnist and writer. He was known in the world of folk music. He was the former owner of the Folklore Center in Greenwich Village, New York. He owned and operate ...

                                               

John W. Young

Captain John Watts Young was a retired American astronaut, naval officer and aviator, test pilot, and aeronautical engineer. He became the ninth person to walk on the Moon as Commander of the Apollo 16 mission in 1972. Young was on the first orbi ...

                                               

Mae Young

Johnnie Mae Young is an American female professional wrestler and is also a WWE Ambassador. She is probably best known for wrestling for the National Wrestling Alliance and World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment. She helped increase the popular ...

                                               

Reggie Young

Reggie Young was an American guitarist. He was lead guitarist in the American Sound Studio house band, The Memphis Boys and was a leading session musician. He played on various recordings with artists such as Elvis Presley, Merrilee Rush, B.J. Th ...

                                               

Lotfi A. Zadeh

Lotfi Aliasker Zadeh was an Azerbaijani-born American mathematician, computer scientist, electrical engineer, artificial intelligence researcher and professor emeritus of computer science at the University of California, Berkeley. Zadeh was born ...

                                               

Richard D. Zanuck

Richard Darryl Zanuck was an American movie producer. He won an Academy Award for Best Picture in 1989 for his work in Driving Miss Daisy. He has also won the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, and a Hollywood Film Award. Zanuck and David Brown w ...

                                               

John Zdechlik

John Zdechlik was an American composer, music teacher, and conductor. Zdechlik was elected to the American Bandmasters Association in 1989. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His best known work was Chorale and Shaker Dance. In 1970, Zdechlik ...