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William Torrey Harris

William Torrey Harris was an American educator, philosopher, and lexicographer.

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William Trevor

William Trevor, KBE is an Irish author and playwright. One of the elder statesmen of the Irish literary world, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest contemporary writers of short stories in the English language.

Type: Writer, novelistNationality: Irish

William Tyler Page

William Tyler Page, was best known for his authorship of the American's Creed. He was born in Frederick, Maryland, United States, a descendant of Carter Braxton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence; and of the tenth U.S. President John Tyler. In 1881, at the age of 13, he travelled to Washington D.C. to serve as a page at the U.S.

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William Tyndale

William Tyndale was an English scholar who became a leading figure in Protestant reform in the years leading up to his execution. He is remembered for his translation of the Bible into English. He was influenced by the work of Desiderius Erasmus, who made the Greek New Testament available in Europe, and by Martin Luther.

Type: ClergymanNationality: English

William V. Shannon

William Vincent Shannon was a member of the editorial board of the New York Times and U.S. ambassador to Ireland under President Jimmy Carter.

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William Van Horne

Sir William Cornelius Van Horne succeeded Lord Mount Stephen as President of Canadian Pacific Railway in 1888. He was key in building the Cuba Railway in 1901. He lived at the Van Horne Mansion in Montreal's Golden Square Mile.

Type: Nationality: American

William Vaughn Moody

William Vaughn Moody was a United States dramatist and poet. Author of The Great Divide, first presented under the title of The Sabine Woman at the Garrick Theatre in Chicago on April 12, 1906. Moody's poetic dramas included The Masque of Judgment, The Fire Bringer, and The Death of Eve.

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William Vickrey

William Spencer Vickrey was a Canadian professor of economics and Nobel Laureate. Vickrey was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics with James Mirrlees for their research into the economic theory of incentives under asymmetric information. The announcement of the prize was made just three days prior to his death; his Columbia University economics department colleague C.

Type: EducatorNationality: Canadian

William Wake

William Wake was a priest in the Church of England and Archbishop of Canterbury from 1716 until his death in 1737.

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William Waldorf Astor

William Waldorf Astor, 1st Viscount Astor was a wealthy American attorney, and the son of John Jacob Astor III. He moved with his family to the United Kingdom in 1891, became a citizen in 1899, and was made a peer in 1916 for his contributions to war charities. He was a member of the prominent Astor family.

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William Walker

William Walker was a schoolmaster and author of works on grammar and rhetoric.

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William Wallace

Sir William Wallace was a Scottish knight and landowner who became one of the main leaders during the Wars of Scottish Independence.

Type: RevolutionaryNationality: Scottish

William Wallace Campbell

William Wallace Campbell was an American astronomer, and director of Lick Observatory from 1900 to 1930. He specialized in spectroscopy.

Type: ScientistNationality: American

William Wallace Crapo

William Wallace Crapo was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts. He was elected to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James Buffinton. He served slightly more than three terms in congress from November 2, 1875 to March 3, 1883

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