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James Harry COVINGTON

COVINGTON, James Harry, a Representative from Maryland; born in Easton, Talbot County, Md., May 3, 1870; received an academic training in the public schools of Talbot County and the Maryland Mi…

Harry Luther GANDY

GANDY, Harry Luther, a Representative from South Dakota; born in Churubusco, Whitley County, Ind., August 13, 1881; attended the public schools; was graduated from Tri-State College, Angola, In…

Brewer's: Harris

Mrs. Harris. An hypothetical lady, to whom Sarah Gamp referred for the corroboration of all her statements, and the bank on which she might draw to any extent for self-praise. (Dickens: Mar…

Brewer's: Harry

Old Harry. Old Scratch. To harry (Saxon) is to tear in pieces, whence our harrow. There is an ancient pamphlet entitled The Harrowing of Hell. I do not think it is a corruption of “Ol…

Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson is the president who led the United States through World War I. After a respectable career as a scholar, Woodrow Wilson became the president of Princeton College in 1902. He entered po…

Jackie Wilson

Jackie Wilson's astonishing vocal range and exuberance on stage earned him the nickname "Mr. Excitement," and he had dozens of hit records from the late 1950s into the early 1970s, including "Lonely T…

Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson is the quarterback who led the Seattle Seahawks to victory in Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014. Russell Wilson was born in Ohio but grew up in Virginia. He played his college football at North…

Brian Wilson Biography

Brian WilsonmusicianBorn: 6/20/1942Birthplace: Hawthorne, California Founding member of the Beach Boys and main songwriter, arranger, and producer for the group during its heyday; between 1962…

Charlie Wilson

Charlie Wilson's adventures in governance, womanizing, and shipping guns to Afghan rebels were so colorful that Hollywood made a movie out of them. Charlie Wilson's War (2007), based on the 2003 Georg…

Lanford Wilson Biography

Lanford WilsonplaywrightBorn: 4/13/1937Birthplace: Lebanon, Missouri Prolific playwright whose works center on dynamic characters, often plagued by psychological problems. In 1969, he co-foun…