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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. was known as "the Great Dissenter" for his principled stands during three decades on the U.S. Supreme Court. The son of Boston physician and author Oliver Wendell Holmes, S…

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

An intellectual triple threat as doctor, speaker and author, Oliver Wendell Holmes was a leading citizen of 19th-century Boston. He graduated from Harvard in 1829 and first came to prominence the next…

Larry Holmes

Larry HolmesBorn: Nov. 3, 1949Boxer heavyweight champion (WBC or IBF) from 1978-85; successfully defended title 20 times before losing to Michael Spinks; returned from first retirement in 1988…

Brewer's: Olive

(2 syl.). Sacred to Pallas Athene. (See Olive-Tree.) EMBLEM of (1) Chastity. In Greece the newly-married bride wore an olive-garland; with us the orange-blossom is more usual. (2) Fecundity…

Brewer's: Oliver

Son and heir of Sir Rowland de Boys, who hated his youngest brother Orlando, and persuaded him to try a wrestling match with a professed wrestler, hoping thus to kill his brother; but when …

Wendell WYATT

WYATT, Wendell, a Representative from Oregon; born in Eugene, Lane County, Oreg., June 15, 1917; graduated from Jefferson High School, Portland, Oreg.,1935; LL.B., University of Oregon, Eugene,…

Wendell Hampton FORD

Senate Years of Service: 1974-1999Party: DemocratFORD, Wendell Hampton, a Senator from Kentucky; born near Owensboro, Daviess County, Ky., September 8, 1924; attended the public schools of Davi…

Wendell Chino 1998 Deaths

Wendell ChinoAge: 74 influential former president of the Mescalero Apache Nation and the National Congress of American Indians who helped strengthen his people's self-determination in the 1960…

R. Wendell BAILEY

BAILEY, R. Wendell, a Representative from Missouri; born in Willow Springs, Mo., July 30, 1940; graduated from Willow Springs High School, Willow Springs, Mo.; B.S., Southwest Missouri State Un…