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warren US English

A network of interconnecting rabbit burrows

Warren1 US English

An industrial city in southeastern Michigan, north of Detroit; population 133,939 (est. 2008)

Warren2 US English

American family of physicians. Joseph Warren (1741–75), a patriot active in the events leading up to the American Revolution, was killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill. His brother John Warren (1753–1815) was a leading medical practitioner in New England and a surgeon in the American Revolution. John Collins Warren (1778–1856), the son of John Warren, helped to found Massachusetts General Hospital in 1811

Warren, Earl US English

(1891–1974), US chief justice 1953–69. He did much to extend civil liberties, including the prohibition of segregation in schools. He is also remembered for heading the Warren Commission (1963–64), which investigated into the assassination of President Kennedy and concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald was the sole gunman

Warren, Mercy Otis US English

(1728–1814), American writer and political satirist; the sister of James Otis. She wrote The Adulateur (1773) and The Group (1775), as well as the three-volume History of the Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution (1805)

Warren, Robert Penn US English

(1905–89), US poet, novelist, and critic. The first person to win Pulitzer Prizes in both fiction and poetry categories, he was made the US’s first poet laureate in 1986. Notable works: All the King’s Men (1946), A Place To Come To(1977), Promises(1957), Now and Then (1978)

Beatty, Warren US English

(1937-), US actor, director, and screenwriter; born Henry Warren Beaty; the brother of actress Shirley MacLaine. He produced Bonnie and Clyde (1967), wrote and produced Shampoo (1975), codirected Heaven Can Wait (1978), and was producer, cowriter, and Academy Award-winning director of Reds (1981). He starred in them all

Burger, Warren US English

(1907–95), US chief justice 1969–86; full name Warren Earl Burger. Appointed to head the US Supreme Court by President Richard Nixon, he was a conservative, except in matters of civil rights, and an advocate of judicial restraint

Spahn, Warren US English

(1921–2003), US baseball player; full name Warren Edward Spahn. He played almost entirely for the Boston (later Milwaukee) Braves 1942–65 and held the record for the most games won (363) by a left-handed pitcher. Baseball Hall of Fame (1973)

Buffett, Warren US English

(1930-), US businessman and financier, noted for his philanthropic activities; full name Warren Edward Buffett

Hastings, Warren US English

(1732–1818), British colonial administrator. India’s first Governor General (1774–84), he introduced vital administrative reforms. He was later impeached for corruption but acquitted after a seven-year trial

Christopher, Warren US English

(1925–2011), US statesman and lawyer; full name Warren Minor Christopher. He served as secretary of state 1993–97 in President Bill Clinton’s administration

Sears, Richard Warren US English

(1863–1914), US businessman. He founded his first mail-order business, selling watches, in Minneapolis in 1886, moved to Chicago, and sold the business. He then began a partnership with Alvah Curtis Roebuck (1864–1948), a watch repairman, that became Sears, Roebuck & Co. in 1893

Anderson, Philip Warren US English

(1923-), American physicist. He made significant contributions to the study of solid-state physics, investigating magnetism and superconductivity. Nobel Prize for Physics (1977)

Harding, Warren Gamaliel US English

(1865–1923), 29th president of the US 1921–23. A Republican, he served in the US Senate 1915–21 before becoming president. His administration was marked by corruption and scandal, in particular, the Teapot Dome scandal, in which his secretary of the interior accepted money in return for leasing the Teapot Dome oil reserves in Wyoming to private oil producers. Harding died in office while on a trip to California

Stilwell, Joseph Warren US English

(1883–1946), US army officer; known as Uncle Joe or Vinegar Joe. He commanded US troops in the China-Burma-India theater 1942–44, US army ground forces under Douglas MacArthur in 1945, and the US 10th Army in the Pacific 1945–46

John Warren in Warren2 US English

American family of physicians. Joseph Warren (1741–75), a patriot active in the events leading up to the American Revolution, was killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill. His brother John Warren (1753–1815) was a leading medical practitioner in New England and a surgeon in the American Revolution. John Collins Warren (1778–1856), the son of John Warren, helped to found Massachusetts General Hospital in 1811

Joseph Warren in Warren2 US English

American family of physicians. Joseph Warren (1741–75), a patriot active in the events leading up to the American Revolution, was killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill. His brother John Warren (1753–1815) was a leading medical practitioner in New England and a surgeon in the American Revolution. John Collins Warren (1778–1856), the son of John Warren, helped to found Massachusetts General Hospital in 1811

Bradley, Bill US English

(1943-), US basketball player and politician; full name William Warren Bradley. He played professionally for the New York Knicks 1967–77 before entering politics. A New Jersey Democrat, he served as a US senator 1979–97. In 2000, he unsuccessfully campaigned to be the Democratic presidential nominee. Basketball Hall of Fame (1983)

Henry Warren Beaty in Beatty, Warren US English

(1937-), US actor, director, and screenwriter; born Henry Warren Beaty; the brother of actress Shirley MacLaine. He produced Bonnie and Clyde (1967), wrote and produced Shampoo (1975), codirected Heaven Can Wait (1978), and was producer, cowriter, and Academy Award-winning director of Reds (1981). He starred in them all

David Warren Brubeck in Brubeck, Dave US English

(1920–2012), US jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader; full name David Warren Brubeck. He formed the Dave Brubeck Quartet in 1951 and gained a reputation as an experimental musician. He won international recognition with the album Time Out (1959), which included “Take Five.”

Warren Edward Buffett in Buffett, Warren US English

(1930-), US businessman and financier, noted for his philanthropic activities; full name Warren Edward Buffett

Warren Earl Burger in Burger, Warren US English

(1907–95), US chief justice 1969–86; full name Warren Earl Burger. Appointed to head the US Supreme Court by President Richard Nixon, he was a conservative, except in matters of civil rights, and an advocate of judicial restraint

Warren Edward Spahn in Spahn, Warren US English

(1921–2003), US baseball player; full name Warren Edward Spahn. He played almost entirely for the Boston (later Milwaukee) Braves 1942–65 and held the record for the most games won (363) by a left-handed pitcher. Baseball Hall of Fame (1973)

John Collins Warren in Warren2 US English

American family of physicians. Joseph Warren (1741–75), a patriot active in the events leading up to the American Revolution, was killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill. His brother John Warren (1753–1815) was a leading medical practitioner in New England and a surgeon in the American Revolution. John Collins Warren (1778–1856), the son of John Warren, helped to found Massachusetts General Hospital in 1811

William Warren Bradley in Bradley, Bill US English

(1943-), US basketball player and politician; full name William Warren Bradley. He played professionally for the New York Knicks 1967–77 before entering politics. A New Jersey Democrat, he served as a US senator 1979–97. In 2000, he unsuccessfully campaigned to be the Democratic presidential nominee. Basketball Hall of Fame (1983)

Warren Minor Christopher in Christopher, Warren US English

(1925–2011), US statesman and lawyer; full name Warren Minor Christopher. He served as secretary of state 1993–97 in President Bill Clinton’s administration


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