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W. Edwards Deming

William Edwards Deming was an American statistician, professor, author, lecturer and consultant. He is perhaps best known for his work in Japan. There, from 1950 onward, he taught top management how to improve design, product quality, testing, and sales through various methods, including the application of statistical methods.

Type: ScientistNationality: American

W. Eugene Smith

William Eugene Smith was an American photojournalist known for his refusal to compromise professional standards and his brutally vivid World War II photographs.

Type: PhotographerNationality: American

W. G. Sebald

W. G. Max Sebald was a German writer and academic. At the time of his death at the age of 57, he was being cited by many literary critics as one of the greatest living authors and had been tipped as a possible future winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Type: Writer, academicNationality: German

W. H. Auden

Wystan Hugh Auden, who published as W. H. Auden, was an Anglo-American poet, born in England, later an American citizen, regarded by many critics as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. His work is noted for its stylistic and technical achievements, its engagement with moral and political issues, and its variety of tone, form and content.

Type: PoetNationality: English

W. H. Davies

William Henry Davies or W. H. Davies was a Welsh poet and writer. Davies spent a significant part of his life as a tramp or hobo, in the United Kingdom and United States, but became known as one of the most popular poets of his time. The principal themes in his work are the marvels of nature, observations about life's hardships, his own tramping adventures and the various characters he met.

Type: Poet, writer, trampNationality: Welsh

W. H. Murray

William Hutchison Murray was a Scottish mountaineer and writer, one of a group of active mountain climbers, mainly from Clydeside, before and just after World War II.

Type: AthleteNationality: Scottish

W. I. Thomas

William Isaac Thomas was an American sociologist. He is noted for his innovative work on the sociology of migration on which he co-operated with Florian Znaniecki, and for his formulation of what became known as the Thomas theorem, a fundamental principle of sociology: If men define situations as real, they are real in their consequences.

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W. J. Woodhouse

W. J. Woodhouse was an Australian historian.

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W. L. George

Walter Lionel George was an English writer, chiefly known for his popular fiction, which included feminist, pacifist, and pro-labor themes.

Type: WriterNationality: English