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Nathanael Greene PENDLETON

PENDLETON, Nathanael Greene, (father of George Hunt Pendleton), a Representative from Ohio; born in Savannah, Ga., August 25, 1793, moved to New York City with his parents; was graduated from C…

The West

Source: The U.S. Department of State Americans have long regarded the West as the last frontier. Yet California has a history of European settlement older than that of most midwestern states. …

North West

Name at birth: North WestNorth West, the daughter of reality show star Kim Kardashian and musician Kanye West, was born on 15 June 2013 amid frenzied eruptions of celebrity gossip. Kim Kardashian is t…

Cornel West

Media personality Cornel West is an African American Studies scholar and socialist critic of the "white patriarchy" that is the United States of America. West grew up in Sacramento and graduated from …

Kanye West

Beatmaking music producer Kanye West's 2004 debut album, The College Dropout, jumped to the top of the charts and earned him 10 Grammy nominations in 2005. Raised in Chicago, Kanye West got his start…

Rebecca West

Name at birth: Cicily Isabel FairfieldRebecca West published her first novel in 1918, The Return of the Soldier. She is perhaps best known for her journalistic studies of the Nazi war crimes trials i…

Shane West

Name at birth: Shannon Bruce SnaithActor Shane West got his big break on TV's critically-acclaimed family drama Once and Again (1999-2002) and went on to play Dr. Ray Barnett on the series ER from 200…

Adam West

Name at birth: William West AndersonActor Adam West is best known for his three high-flying years as the star of the spoofy 1960s superhero show Batman. Adam West was raised on a farm near Walla Wall…

West Virginia

West Virginia State Facts Entered Union: June 20, 1863 (35th State) Present constitution adopted: 1872 Fun Facts State abbreviation/Postal code: W.Va./WV Nickname: Mountain State Origi…

Jerry West

Jerry WestBorn: May 28, 1938Basketball G 2-time All-America and NCAA Final 4 MOP (1959) at West Virginia; led 1960 U.S. Olympic team to gold medal; 10-time All-NBA 1st-team; NBA finals MVP (19…