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Hannibal Lafayette GODWIN

GODWIN, Hannibal Lafayette, a Representative from North Carolina; born on a farm near Dunn, Harrett County, N.C., November 3, 1873; attended the common schools and Trinity College (now Duke Uni…

Edwin Godwin READE

READE, Edwin Godwin, a Representative from North Carolina; born on a farm in Person County, N.C., November 13, 1812; completed preparatory studies; engaged in agricultural pursuits; studied law…

Peter Godwin VAN WINKLE

Senate Years of Service: 1863-1867; 1867-1869Party: Unconditional Unionist; RepublicanVAN WINKLE, Peter Godwin, (granduncle of Marshall Van Winkle), a Senator from West Virginia; born in New Yo…

Percy Bysshe Shelley

A radical young fellow, Percy Bysshe Shelley was expelled from Oxford University in 1811 when he published The Necessity of Atheism. His early poems advocated social reform, reflecting the influence o…

Brewer's: William

(2 syl.; in Jerusalem Delivered), Archbishop of Orange. An ecclesiastical warrior, who besought Pope Urban on his knees that he might be sent in the cru…

Brewer's: William L

King of Prussia and Emperor of Germany, was called by his detractors Kaiser Tartuffe. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894W…

Mary Shelley

Name at birth: Mary Wollstonecraft GodwinEnglish author Mary Godwin Shelley wrote Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus and was second wife of the great poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Mary Godwin was the…

William WILLIAMS

WILLIAMS, William, a Representative from New York; born in Bolton, Conn., September 6, 1815; received a common-school education; clerk in a bank in Windham, Conn.; moved to Sandusky, Ohio, in 1…

William Carlos Williams

William Carlos Williams was a local doctor in New Jersey throughout his life while also becoming a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Williams was considered a groundbreaker: he wrote poems about the eve…