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William S. Burroughs

William Seward Burroughs came from an upper-class background in the midwestern United States, studied at Harvard University and then turned to drugs, crime and writing. In the 1940s he became addicted…

William S. Burroughs Biography

William S. Burroughs writer The controversial Beat Generation writer will be best remembered for his hip, yet slightly insane novel, Naked Lunch. In a book review, the New York Times said the…

William Seward Burroughs

William Seward Burroughs Born: 1857Birthplace: Rochester, N.Y Calculating machine—In 1885 Burroughs submitted his first patent for his “calculating machine. ” This first mode…

Sherman Everett BURROUGHS

BURROUGHS, Sherman Everett, a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Dunbarton, Merrimack County, N.H., February 6, 1870; attended the public schools, and was graduated from Dartmouth Colle…

Silas Mainville BURROUGHS

BURROUGHS, Silas Mainville, a Representative from New York; born in Ovid, N.Y., July 16, 1810; completed a preparatory course; village clerk of Medina, Orleans County, N.Y., in 1835; village tr…

Edgar Degas

Name at birth: Hilaire Germain Edgar De GasEdgar Degas was a 19th century artist from France who is best known for paintings, pastels and drawings of dancers, women at the toilette and Parisian street…

Edgar Wright

Filmmaker Edgar Wright is best known for his comedy trio made up of Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007) and The World's End (2013). After a childhood of making his own movies and two years of a…

Edgar Bergen

Edgar Bergen(Edgar Bergren)ventriloquist, comedianBorn: 2/16/1903Birthplace: Chicago A vaudeville performer with a popular night-club act, Bergen, with his sidekick/dummy, Charlie McCarthy, be…

Edgar COWAN

Senate Years of Service: 1861-1867Party: RepublicanCOWAN, Edgar, a Senator from Pennsylvania; born in Westmoreland County, Pa., September 19, 1815; graduated from Franklin College, Ohio, in 183…

Edgar HOWARD

HOWARD, Edgar, a Representative from Nebraska; born in Osceola, Clarke County, Iowa, September 16, 1858; attended the common schools, Western Collegiate Institute, and Iowa College of Law; repo…