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Port Phillip Bay

(Encyclopedia) Port Phillip Bay, large deepwater inlet of Bass Strait, 30 mi (48 km) long and 25 mi (40 km) wide, Victoria, SE Australia. Port Melbourne and Williamstown are on Hobson's Bay, its…

Williams, Ephraim

(Encyclopedia) Williams, Ephraim, 1715–55, American soldier, founder of Williams College, b. Newton, Mass. After several years as a sailor, he lived in Massachusetts and took part in defending the…

Williams College

(Encyclopedia) Williams College, at Williamstown, Mass.; coeducational; chartered 1785, opened as a free school 1791, became a college 1793, named for Ephraim Williams. The Williams campus, noted for…

Ando, Tadao

(Encyclopedia) Ando, Tadao tädäō ändō, 1941–, Japanese architect, b. Osaka. The majority of his buildings are in Japan; he is particularly known for religious structures and museums. Informally…

Renoir, Pierre Auguste

(Encyclopedia) Renoir, Pierre Auguste pyĕr ōgüst´ rənwär´, 1841–1919, French impressionist painter and sculptor, b. Limoges. Renoir went to work at the age of 13 in Paris as a decorator of factory-…

Daniel DEWEY, Congress, MA (1766-1815)

DEWEY Daniel , a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Sheffield, Mass., January 29, 1766; attended Yale College; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1787 and commenced practice in…

Elijah PAINE, Congress, VT (1757-1842)

Senate Years of Service: 1795-1801 Party: Federalist PAINE Elijah , a Senator from Vermont; born in Brooklyn, Conn., January 21, 1757; attended the public schools; served in the Revolutionary…

James PORTER, Congress, NY (1787-1839)

PORTER James , a Representative from New York; born in Williamstown, Mass., April 18, 1787; was graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., in 1810; studied law; was admitted to the…