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Wilson,

city (1990 pop. 36,930), seat of Wilson co., E N.C., in a rich agricultural region; inc. 1849. It is a commercial and industrial center with a large tobacco market. There is tobacco and food processing and the manufacture of metal, paper, plastic, glass, fiberglass, and electrical products; chemicals; and apparel. Barton College is there.

Wilson

1. Alexander. 1766--1813, Scottish ornithologist in the US
2. 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)
3. Charles Thomson Rees. 1869--1959, Scottish physicist, who invented the cloud chamber: shared the Nobel prize for physics 1927
4. Edmund. 1895--1972, US critic, noted esp for Axel's Castle (1931), a study of the symbolist movement
5. (James) Harold, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx. 1916--95, British Labour statesman; prime minister (1964--70; 1974--76)
6. 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).
7. Richard. 1714--82, Welsh landscape painter
8. (Thomas) Woodrow . 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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Too many contemporary galleries have flexible partitions that, in Wilson's opinion, can have the effect of reducing works of art to little more than travel posters.
Wilson's beatification as an icon of the left received a big boost with the release of The Corporation two years ago.
hosted the Olympics, a sprawling work called ``the CIVIL warS,'' Wilson's boldest project ever, was to be staged here.
In Wilson's case, it was his work on Radio Golf, the final installment in his l0-play cycle, that occupied him in his final days.
In subsequent chapters, Elam examines Wilson's "rites" and "(w)righting" as illustrative of music, fools, women, men, and the Yoruban god Ogun.
Ten years later, on the heels of representing the United States at the 2003 Venice Biennale, Wilson's traveling retrospective seems less belated than simply redundant.
In certain respects, 86 years later the United States is still grappling with Wilson's vision.
The adviser first tells Wilson's heirs that his stock was an asset includible in his gross estate; the estate tax value is determined by the stock's FMV, either (1) at the time of death, under Sec.
During his tenure overseeing racquet sports, he more than tripled Wilson's U.
This was typical of Wilson's open, upfront negotiating style, he adds.