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W. Somerset Maugham

Name at birth: William Somerset MaughamW. Somerset Maugham was a prolific and popular writer of plays, novels and short stories during the first six decades of the 20th century. His passionate semi-au…

W. Somerset Maugham Biography

W. Somerset Maugham(William Somerset Maugham)novelist, playwright, and short story writerBorn: 1/25/1874Birthplace: Paris, France Although he was most well known as an author, W. Somerset Mau…

Brewer's: Somerset

Anciently Sumorsoete or Sumorsoet - i.e. Suth-mor-soet (south moor camp). Somerset or Somersault. A leap in which a person turns head over heels in the air and lights on his feet. (Latin…

Brewer's: Somerset House

occupies the site of a princely mansion built by Somerset the Protector, brother of Lady Jane Seymour, and uncle of Edward VI. At the death of Somerset on the scaffold it became the propert…

W. W. Law 2002 Deaths

W. W. LawAge: 79 civil-rights activist who served as president of the Savannah branch of the NAACP from 1950 to 1976. He led the drive to desegregate the city and helped to establish a civil-r…

W. W. (William Worth) DICKERSON

DICKERSON, W. W. (William Worth), a Representative from Kentucky; born in Sherman, Grant County, Ky., November 29, 1851; attended the public schools and the private academy of N.M. Lloyd in Cri…

Emmett W. Chappelle Biography

Emmett W. ChappellebiochemistBorn: 10/25/1925Birthplace: Phoenix, Ariz. Emmett W. Chappelle earned a B.S. degree from the University of California in 1950, and from 1950 to 1953 he served as a…

Robert W. Sarnoff

Robert W. Sarnoffmedia executiveBorn: 7/2/1918Birthplace: New York City Son of David Sarnoff, a pioneer in radio and television who had organized NBC in 1926, Robert W. Sarnoff was groomed to …

Robert W. Sarnoff Biography

Robert W. Sarnoffmedia executiveBorn: 7/2/1918Birthplace: New York City Son of David Sarnoff, a pioneer in radio and television who had organized NBC in 1926, Robert W. Sarnoff was groomed to …

Robert W. Bower

Robert W. Bower Born: 1936 Birthplace: Santa Monica, Calif. Field-effect device with insulated gates—Als…