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Edith Wharton

Name at birth: Edith Newbold JonesEdith Wharton was one of the most celebrated female authors of the early 20th century, famous for naturalistic novels that depicted New York high society, including 1…

Edith Wharton Biography

Edith WhartonnovelistBorn: 1/24/1862Birthplace: New York City Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist whose work gives an intelligent, ironic picture of post-Civil War society life. Wharton's books i…

Jesse WHARTON

Senate Years of Service: 1814-1815Party: Democratic RepublicanWHARTON, Jesse, (grandfather of Wharton Jackson Green), a Representative and a Senator from Tennessee; born in Covesville, Albemarl…

Samuel WHARTON

WHARTON, Samuel, a Delegate from Delaware; born in Philadelphia, Pa., May 3, 1732; received a liberal schooling; engaged in mercantile pursuits; speculated in western lands and promoted the Van…

Edith Roosevelt

Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt was First Lady of the United States during her husband Theodore Roosevelt's presidency, from 1901 until 1909. The two were childhood friends in New York, but did not marry…

Edith Head

"Gowns by Edith Head" was one of the most-seen motion picture credits of the 20th century. She was Oscar-nominated an amazing 35 times, winning a total of eight best costume design Oscars for her work…

Edith Piaf

Name at birth: Edith Giovanni GassionEdith Piaf was one of the most popular French singers of the 1940s and '50s, internationally famous for her husky, mournful voice and her songs of loneliness and d…

Edith Flanigen

Edith FlanigenBorn: 1929 Molecular Sieves. A pioneer in silicate and molecular sieve chemistry, Flanigen invented or co-invented over 200 synthetic materials. Her work with zeolite Y made oil …

George Wharton PEPPER

Senate Years of Service: 1922-1927Party: RepublicanPEPPER, George Wharton, a Senator from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., March 16, 1867; prepared privately for college; graduated from…

Thomas Wharton PHILLIPS

PHILLIPS, Thomas Wharton, (father of Thomas Wharton Phillips, Jr.), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born near Mount Jackson in that section of Beaver County now included in Lawrence County,…