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Haywood, William Dudley(Encyclopedia)Haywood, William Dudley, 1869–1928, American labor leader, known as Big Bill Haywood, b. Salt Lake City, Utah. He began work as a miner at 15 years of age. In 1896 he joined the newly organized West...
Dudley(Encyclopedia)Dudley, metropolitan borough (1991 pop. 186,513), W central England. Dudley's famed iron, coal, and limestone industries began declining c.1870. Other industries include engineering works, steelworks,...
Tryon, William(Encyclopedia)Tryon, William, 1729–88, English colonial governor in North America. After a distinguished army career he was appointed (1764) lieutenant governor of North Carolina and succeeded (1765) Arthur Dobbs...
Haywood, Eliza (Fowler)(Encyclopedia)Haywood, Eliza (Fowler), 1693?–1756, English author. Separated from her husband, she supported herself and her two children by writing plays and novels. Two of her books, Utopia (1725) and The Court...
Dudley, John(Encyclopedia)Dudley, John: see Northumberland, John Dudley, duke of.
Dudley, Joseph(Encyclopedia)Dudley, Joseph, 1647–1720, colonial governor of Massachusetts, b. Roxbury, Mass.; son of Thomas Dudley. In 1682 he was one of the agents sent to England to protest against the threatened loss of the...
Dudley, Robert(Encyclopedia)Dudley, Robert: see Leicester, Robert Dudley, earl of.
Dudley, Thomas(Encyclopedia)Dudley, Thomas, 1576–1653, colonial governor of Massachusetts, b. England. As a young man he served as a clerk and later as steward to the earl of Lincoln. In 1630 he emigrated to America as deputy ...
Halesowen(Encyclopedia)Halesowen hlz´wn [key], city (1991 pop. 57,533), Dudley metropolitan district, central England. Listed in the Domesday Book as Hala, Halesowen manufactures machine tools, electronic equipment, ...
Herschbach, Dudley Robert(Encyclopedia)Herschbach, Dudley Robert hûrsh´bk [key], 1932–, American chemist, b. San Jose, Calif., Ph.D. Harvard, 1958. In 1986, Herschbach shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Yuan T. Lee and John C. ...
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