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Wafd al-Miṣrī

( wŏft ), in modern Egyptian history, a political party. It arose out of the delegation [Arabic wafd =delegation] headed by Zaghlul Pasha that was to

Wagner, Robert F. (Robert Ferdinand), 1877-1953

( wăg'nӘr ), 1877–1953, American legislator, b. Germany. He arrived with his family in the United States in 1885 and grew up in poor surroundings in

Wakefield, Edward Gibbon, 1796-1862

1796–1862, British colonial statesman. He was attached to the British embassies in Turin (1814–16) and Paris (1820–26), but in 1826 was convicted of

Wałesa, Lech (1943 - )

Polish trade union leader, president of Poland 1990–95. One of the founding members of the Solidarity free-trade-union movement, which emerged to

Open Walker, Alice, 1944-
Walker, Alice, 1944-

Author Alice Walker was born on February 9, 1944, in Eatonton, Georgia. She attended college at Spelman and transferred to Sarah Lawrence, where she

Walker, David, 1785-1830

A free black who left the South to settle in Boston, David Walker was an influential voice in the fight against slavery through his writing. Born the

Walker, James John, 1881-1946

1881–1946, American politician, b. New York City. Dapper and debonair, Jimmy Walker, having tried his hand at song writing, engaged in Democratic

Walker, William, 1824-1860

1824–60, American filibuster in Nicaragua, b. Nashville, Tenn. Walker, a qualified doctor, a lawyer, and a journalist by the time he was 24, sought a

Open Wallace, George C. (George Corley), 1919-1998
Wallace, George C. (George Corley), 1919-1998

1919–98, governor of Alabama (1963–67, 1971–79, 1983–87), b. Clio, Ala. Admitted to the bar in 1942, he was active in the Alabama Democratic party,

Wallace, Henry A. (Henry Agard), 1888-1965

1888–1965, vice president of the United States (1941–45), b. Adair co., Iowa; grad. Iowa State Univ. He was (1910–24) associate editor of Wallaces'