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William BROWN

BROWN, William, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Frederick County, Va., April 19, 1779; attended the common schools; moved with his father to Bourbon County, Ky., in 1784 and to Cynthian…

William Hill WELLS

Senate Years of Service: 1799-1804; 1813-1817Party: Federalist; FederalistWELLS, William Hill, a Senator from Delaware; born in Burlington, N.J., January 7, 1769; received a liberal education; …

Orson Welles

Name at birth: George Orson WellesOrson Welles's 1941 feature film Citizen Kane is still thought by many critics to be the best film ever made in America. It made his reputation as the leading enfant …

William Gay BROWN

BROWN, William Gay, (father of William Gay Brown, Jr.), a Representative from Virginia and from West Virginia; born in Kingwood, Preston County, Va. (now West Virginia), September 25, 1800; att…

William Ripley BROWN

BROWN, William Ripley, a Representative from Kansas; born in Buffalo, N.Y., July 16, 1840; was prepared for college in Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.H., and was graduated from Union Colleg…

William Brown MACLAY

MACLAY, William Brown, a Representative from New York; born in New York City March 20, 1812; received private instruction; was graduated from the College of the City of New York in 1836; associ…

William Brown READ

READ, William Brown, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Hardin County, near Hodgenville, Ky., December 14, 1817; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and com…

William John BROWNING

BROWNING, William John, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Camden, N.J., April 11, 1850; attended the Friends' School; at an early age engaged in the wholesale dry goods business in Camd…

William John BROWN

BROWN, William John, a Representative from Indiana; born near Washington, Mason County, Ky., August 15, 1805; moved to Clermont County, Ohio, in 1808 with his parents, who settled near New Rich…

William Wallace BROWN

BROWN, William Wallace, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Summer Hill, Cayuga County, N.Y., April 22, 1836; moved with his parents to Elk County, Pa., in 1838; attended the common sch…