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Sir Walter Scott

Walter Scott was a superstar novelist of the early 19th century, and a pioneer in the art of the historical novel. His special interest was Scotland's history and culture; his first literary success w…

Brewer's: Scott

The Walter Scott of Belgium. Hendrick Conscience. (Born 1812.) The Southern Scott. Lord Byron calls Ariosto the Sir Walter Scott of Italy. (Childe Harold, iv. 40.) Source: Dictionary of…

Walter Cronkite

Name at birth: Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr.Walter Cronkite was called "the most trusted man in America" during his two decades as anchor of The CBS Evening News. Walter Cronkite was a correspondent fo…

Walter Mitty

Walter Mitty appears in the short story The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, written by humorist James Thurber and published in The New Yorker in 1939. Mitty is a meek and henpecked husband who daydreams …

Barbara Walters

Barbara Walters is a veteran broadcaster whose TV career extended from her prominent 1970s interviews with world leaders through her 21st-century successes with the morning show The View. Barbara Walt…

Walter Brennan

Walter Brennan was a much-loved and much-Oscared character actor in American movies of the 1930s through 1960s. His specialty was cranky-but-good-hearted sidekicks, uncles, bosses and doctors, all pla…

Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter (Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr.)krŏngˈkĪt, krŏnˈ–, 1916–2009, American news broadcaster, b. St. Joseph, Mo. He left (1935) the Univ. of Texas to write for the Houston Press and later for…

Walter LOWRIE

Senate Years of Service: 1819-1825Party: Democratic Republican; Crawford RepublicanLOWRIE, Walter, a Senator from Pennsylvania; born in Edinburgh, Scotland, December 10, 1784; immigrated to the…

Walter JONES

JONES, Walter, a Representative from Virginia; born in Williamsburg, Va., December 18, 1745; was graduated from William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Va., in 1760; studied medicine in Edinbur…

Walter LEAKE

Senate Years of Service: 1817-1820Party: Democratic RepublicanLEAKE, Walter, a Senator from Mississippi; born in Albemarle County, Va., May 25, 1762; served in the Revolutionary War; studied la…