- Sir Angus (Frank John·stone) [jon-stuh n, -suh n] /ˈdʒɒn stən, -sən/, 1913–91, English writer.
- August,1945-2005, U.S. playwright.
- Charles Thom·son Rees [tom-suh n-rees] /ˈtɒm sən ris/, 1869–1959, Scottish physicist: Nobel prize 1927.
- Edith Bolling (Galt),1872–1961, U.S. First Lady 1915–21 (second wife of Woodrow Wilson).
- Edmund,1895–1972, U.S. literary and social critic.
- Ellen Louise Axson,1860–1914, U.S. First Lady 1913–14 (first wife of Woodrow Wilson).
- Harriet,1825–1900, U.S. novelist: first African American woman to publish a novel.
- HenryJeremiah Jones Colbath or Colbaith, 1812–75, U.S. politician: vice president of the U.S. 1873–75.
- James,1742–98, U.S. jurist, born in Scotland: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1789–98.
- Sir (James) Harold,1916–95, British statesman: prime minister 1964–70, 1974–76.
- JohnChristopher North, 1785–1854, Scottish poet, journalist, and critic.
- Lanford [lan-ferd] /ˈlæn fərd/, 1937–2011, U.S. playwright.
- Robert W(oodrow),born 1936, U.S. radio astronomer: Nobel Prize in physics 1978.
- Sloan,1920–2003, U.S. journalist and novelist.
- (Thomas) Woodrow,1856–1924, 28th president of the U.S. 1913–21: Nobel Peace Prize 1919.
- Mount, a mountain in SW California, near Pasadena: observatory. 5710 feet (1740 meters).
- a city in E North Carolina.
- a male given name.
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Examples from the Web for wilson
Wilson famously said “what was good for our country was good for General Motors, and vice versa.”The Left’s Answer to ALEC
December 15, 2014
On October 5, 2013, Wilson pointed a pistol at a postal clerk.
Five days later authorities were able to match a fingerprint at the post office to Wilson sending him to an early retirement.
The contrast with the Wilson grand jury is a stunning illustration of the racial double standards in criminal justice.We Need More Ferguson-style Grand Juries
November 30, 2014
That McCulloch failed to obtain an indictment of Wilson means only one thing: He did not want to obtain an indictment.Prosecutor Used Grand Jury to Let Darren Wilson Walk
November 28, 2014
But Wilson wanted to punish Ben, and was determined to do so.
Wilson told me when he got home that he had sent Ben to hell, and that he would send me there too.
After laying in the jail at Holly Springs about three weeks Wilson came for me.
Dr. Wilson, the surgeon, is going to take me through the hospital this afternoon.
As he went down the Street, Wilson's car came around the corner.
- Alexander. 1766–1813, Scottish ornithologist in the US
- Sir Angus (Frank Johnstone). 1913–91, British writer, whose works include the collection of short stories The Wrong Set (1949) and the novels Anglo-Saxon Attitudes (1956) and No Laughing Matter (1967)
- Charles Thomson Rees. 1869–1959, Scottish physicist, who invented the cloud chamber: shared the Nobel prize for physics 1927
- Edmund. 1895–1972, US critic, noted esp for Axel's Castle (1931), a study of the symbolist movement
- (James) Harold, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx. 1916–95, British Labour statesman; prime minister (1964–70; 1974–76)
- Jacqueline . born 1945, British writer for older girls; her best-selling books include The Story of Tracey Beaker (1991), The Illustrated Mum (1998), and Girls in Tears (2002).
- Richard. 1714–82, Welsh landscape painter
- (Thomas) Woodrow (ˈwʊdrəʊ). 1856–1924, US Democratic statesman; 28th president of the US (1913–21). He led the US into World War I in 1917 and proposed the Fourteen Points (1918) as a basis for peace. Although he secured the formation of the League of Nations, the US Senate refused to support it: Nobel peace prize 1919
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- British physicist noted for his research on atmospheric electricity. He developed the Wilson cloud chamber, a device that makes it possible to study and photograph the movement and interaction of electrically charged particles. He shared the 1927 Nobel Prize for physics with Arthur Compton.
- American zoologist who was one of the founders of modern genetics. He researched the function, structure, and organization of cells, emphasizing their importance as the building blocks of life. He also demonstrated the significance of chromosomes, especially sex chromosomes, in heredity.
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