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Morrison, Toni(Encyclopedia)Morrison, Toni, 1931–2019, American writer, b. Lorain, Ohio, as Chloe Ardelia (later Anthony) Wofford; B.A. Howard Univ., 1953, M.F.A. Cornell, 1955. Her fiction is noted for its poetic language, lu...
Morrison, Scott(Encyclopedia)Morrison, Scott, 1968–, Australian political leader, b. Sydney. Morrison was head of tourism for both New Zealand and Australia before he became state director (2000–2004) of the Liberal party in ...
Morrison, Arthur(Encyclopedia)Morrison, Arthur, 1863–1945, English novelist. A journalist, he worked on the National Observer for William Ernest Henley. His stories of life in the London slums include Tales of Mean Street (1894)...
Morrison, Mount(Encyclopedia)Morrison, Mount, Taiwan: see Yushan.
Sellars, Peter(Encyclopedia)Sellars, Peter, 1957–, American director, b. Pittsburgh, grad. Harvard (1981). A highly innovative director, he began his career with the Boston Shakespeare Co. (1983–84) and Washington's American...
Demme, Jonathan(Encyclopedia)Demme, Jonathan (Robert Jonathan Demme)dm´ [key], 1944–2017, American filmmaker, b. Baldwin, N.Y. Demme, known for eclectic subjects and social satire, made feature films, documentaries, and co...
Flagler, Henry Morrison(Encyclopedia)Flagler, Henry Morrison, 1830–1913, American financier and real-estate developer, b. Hopewell, near Canandaigua, N.Y. As a youth he struck out for himself in Ohio. After trying the grain and salt bu...
MacIver, Robert Morrison(Encyclopedia)MacIver, Robert Morrison mk´vr, –k´vr [key], 1882–1970, Scottish-American sociologist, b. Scotland, grad. Univ. of Edinburgh and Oxford. He began teaching at Columbia Univ. in 1927. Hi...
Waite, Morrison Remick(Encyclopedia)Waite, Morrison Remick wt [key], 1816–88, American jurist, 7th chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1874–88), b. Lyme, Conn. Admitted to the bar in 1839, he became prominent when he represen...
Yushan(Encyclopedia)Yushan, Yu Shan, or Mount Morrison, 13,113 ft (3,997 m) high, S Taiwan; highest peak on the island. It was first ascended in 1896 by a Japanese expedition.
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