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August Wilson

Name at birth: Frederick August KittelAugust Wilson was an influential 20th-century playwright and the most prominent African American of that craft. Though he lived much of his adult life in St. Paul…

August Wilson

August Wilsonplaywright, poet, writerBorn: 4/27/1945Birthplace: Pittsburgh Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, poet and writer whose work focused on the struggles of African Am…

August Wilson 2005 Deaths

August WilsonAge: 60 playwright, poet, and writer whose work focused on the struggles of African Americans. His plays, which were usually set in his native Pittsburgh, include Ma Rainey's Blac…

Brian Wilson

Brian WilsonmusicianBorn: 6/20/1942Birthplace: Hawthorne, California Founding member of the Beach Boys and main songwriter, arranger, and producer for the group during its heyday; between 1962…

Wilson REILLY

REILLY, Wilson, a Representative from Pennsylvania; was born in Waynesboro, Franklin County, Pa., August 8, 1811; attended the common schools; engaged as a hatter in Waynesboro and Chambersburg…

John WILSON

WILSON, John, a Representative from South Carolina; born at Wilson’s Ferry (now Pelzer), Anderson County, S.C., August 11, 1773; attended the common schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits …

Henry WILSON

WILSON, Henry, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Dauphin, Dauphin County, Pa., in 1778; completed preparatory studies; studied law in Harrisburg, Pa.; was admitted to the bar December…

Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson is the president who led the United States through World War I. After a respectable career as a scholar, Woodrow Wilson became the president of Princeton College in 1902. He entered po…

Pete WILSON

Senate Years of Service: 1983-1991Party: RepublicanWILSON, Pete, a Senator from California; born in Lake Forest, Lake County, Ill., August 23, 1933; attended private school in St. Louis, Mo.; g…

Wilson SHANNON

SHANNON, Wilson, (brother of Thomas Shannon), a Representative from Ohio; born at Mount Olivet, Belmont County, Ohio, February 24, 1802; attended Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 1820-1822 and Tr…