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W. H. Auden

Name at birth: Wystan Hugh AudenW. H. Auden was a young, sensational English poet of the 1930s who became an elder statesman of Anglo-American literature by the time he died in 1973. He made his repu…

W. H. Auden Biography

W. H. Auden(Wynstan Hugh Auden)poet, dramatistBorn: 2/21/1907Birthplace: York, England Considered the poet of the British left for confronting the social problems of pre-WWII Britain, Auden mo…

W. H. Smith Biography

W. H. Smith(William Henry Smith, Jr.)newsagent, bookseller, statesman Born: 1825Birthplace: London, England He entered the family's bookselling business, becoming his father's partner in 1846.…

Cabinet Members Under G. H. W. Bush

Secretary of State James A. Baker 3d, 1989Lawrence S. Eagleburger, 1992Secretary of the Treasury Nicholas F. Brady (Cont.)Secretary of Defense Richard Cheney, 1989Attorney General Richard L. T…

Cabinet Members Under W. H. Harrison

Secretary of State Daniel Webster, 1841Secretary of the Treasury Thomas Ewing, 1841Secretary of War John Bell, 1841Attorney General John J. Crittenden, 1841Postmaster General Francis Granger, …

Gregory W. MEEKS

MEEKS, Gregory W., a Representative from New York; born in East Harlem, New York County, N.Y., September 25, 1953; graduated from Julia Richman High School, New York, N.Y., 1971; B.A., Adelphi …

Donald H. Rumsfeld Biography

Donald H. RumsfeldGeorge W. Bush's secretary of DefenseBorn: 7/9/1932Birthplace: Chicago, Ill. The ultimate Washington insider, Rumsfeld became President Bush's secretary of defense in Januar…

Donald H. Rumsfeld Biography

Donald H. RumsfeldGeorge W. Bush's secretary of DefenseBorn: 7/9/1932Birthplace: Chicago, Ill. The ultimate Washington insider, Rumsfeld became President Bush's secretary of defense in Januar…

David H. Petraeus

General David Howell Petraeus led the American military "surge" in Iraq (2007-08) and commanded international forces in Afghanistan (2010-11) before resigning as CIA director under cloud of scandal in…

Norris H. COTTON

Senate Years of Service: 1954-1974; 1975-1975Party: Republican; RepublicanCOTTON, Norris H., a Representative and a Senator from New Hampshire; born on a farm in Warren, Grafton County, N.H., M…