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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…

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…

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…

Dennis Wilson

Dennis Wilson was the drummer for The Beach Boys, the pop band which ranked with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones among the biggest music acts of the 1960s. The group included Dennis Wilson, his bro…

Dooley Wilson

Name at birth: Arthur WilsonDooley Wilson played Sam, the cheerful piano player and sidekick to saloonkeeper Rick Blaine in the classic 1942 film Casablanca. He was the Sam in the famously misrememb…

Thomas WILSON

WILSON, Thomas, (father of Edgar Campbell Wilson and grandfather of Eugene McLanahan Wilson), a Representative from Virginia; born in Staunton, Va., September 11, 1765; studied law in Staunton,…

Cassandra Wilson

Belly of the SunBlue Note For the first time in her 20-year career, Cassandra Wilson went back home to her native Mississippi to record, and the resulting 15-song set breathes with the eleganc…