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Noun: Wilson  wil-sun
  1. American Revolutionary leader who was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence (1742-1798)
    - James Wilson
  2. Canadian geophysicist who was a pioneer in the study of plate tectonics (1908-1993)
    - John Tuzo Wilson
  3. English writer of novels and short stories (1913-1991)
    - Sir Angus Wilson, Angus Frank Johnstone Wilson
  4. Author of the first novel by an African American that was published in the United States (1808-1870)
    - Harriet E. Wilson, Harriet Wilson
  5. Scottish ornithologist in the United States (1766-1813)
    - Alexander Wilson
  6. A peak in the San Juan mountains of Colorado (14,246 feet high)
    - Mount Wilson
  7. United States entomologist who has generalized from social insects to other animals including humans (born in 1929)
    - E. O. Wilson, Edward Osborne Wilson
  8. Scottish physicist who invented the cloud chamber (1869-1959)
    - Charles Thomson Rees Wilson
  9. 28th President of the United States; led the United States in World War I and secured the formation of the League of Nations (1856-1924)
    - Woodrow Wilson, Thomas Woodrow Wilson, President Wilson
  10. United States literary critic (1895-1972)
    - Edmund Wilson
  11. United States physicist honoured for his work on cosmic microwave radiation (born in 1936)
    - Robert Woodrow Wilson
  12. British Labour politician (1916-1995), Prime Minister of the UK 1964-1970 and 1974-1976
    - Harold Wilson, James Harold Wilson

Derived forms: Wilsons

Type of: American Revolutionary leader, author, bird watcher, bug-hunter, bugologist, Chief Executive, entomologist, geophysicist, literary critic, mountain peak, nuclear physicist, ornithologist, physicist, PM, POTUS [US, informal], premier, President, President of the United States, Prime Minister, United States President, writer

Part of: British Labour Party, Labor [US], Labour [UK], Labour Party [UK], San Juan Mountains

Encyclopedia: Wilson, OH