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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…

James West

physicistBorn: 2/10/1931Birthplace: Prince Edward County, Va. James West was born in 1931 in Prince Edward County, Virginia, and studied physics at Temple University. Specia…

Cornel West

Cornel WestscholarBorn: 6/2/1953Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma One of America's most prominent black intellectuals, West earned a BA from Harvard University and his MA and PhD degrees from Prince…