Davis, William


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Davis, William (Morris)

(1850–1934) geologist, geographer; born in Philadelphia. He studied at Harvard College, then spent three years (1870–73) as assistant at the National Observatory, Cordoba, Argentina. After working for his father, assisting Harvard's Nathaniel Shaler, and touring the world, he accepted an appointment in 1878 as Harvard instructor in physical geography and meteorology. He was extremely prolific throughout his lifetime, and bequeathed a still-relevant literature to his field, including Elementary Physical Geography (1902), Geographical Essays (1909), The Lesser Antilles (1926), and The Coral Reef Problem (1928). Creating a disciplined framework for a mass of data is regarded as his most enduring contribution.
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of Idaho) compile 19 essays and one poem written by Idaho writers, including Kim Barnes, Claire Davis, William Johnson, Buddy Levy, Joy Passanante, William Studebaker, and Robert Wrigley, who write about their relationship to air.
Among those who loathed him: Billy Wilder, Bette Davis, William Holden and George Raft (not to mention his ex-wives).
Ushers were Thomas Eric Davis, William Durham Finn, Derrick Stephen McKinley Holland, and Ryan Gerad Walters.
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Groomsmen were Matthew Richard Bailey, Brian Garrett Barlow, Bryce Michael Barlow, Austin Ward Brown, Stephen Bryan Buckley, Adam Robert Davis, Todd Owen Davis, William Ashley Evans, Justin Lamar Foster, Marcus Cliburn Ginn, Cary Westbrook McCormic, Matthew Allen Morris, and Keith Perry Russell.
Gareth Davis, William Hill's chairman, said keeping Mr Topping at William Hill was crucial to ensuring the bookmaker is well led.
Notable students include: Sir Colin Davis, William Hurt, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Kevin Kline, Paul McCartney, Paul Newman, Lynn Redgrave, Maggie Smith, Mary Steenbergen, Sting, Robin Williams, Joanne Woodward and members of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.