People

Paul Tsongas

born February 14th, 1941

Paul Efthemios Tsongas was an American politician who represented Massachusetts in the United States Senate from 1979 until 1985 and in the United States House of Representatives from 1975 until 1979. A member of the Democratic Party, he ran for president in 1992. He won eight contests during the presidential primaries, but lost the nomination to Bill Clinton, who later won the general election. Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, Tsongas graduated from Dartmouth College, Yale Law School and the Kennedy School of Government. After working for the Peace Corps and as an aide to Congressman F. Bradford Morse, Tsongas successively won election as a city councilor and county commissioner.

Paul Van Asbroeck

born May 1st, 1874

Paul Van Asbroeck was a Belgian sport shooter who competed in the early 20th century in rifle and pistol shooting. He competed at the 1900 Olympics in Paris and won a bronze medal in the military rifle 3 positions category. However the medal was tied with Norwegian Ole Ostmo.

Paul Vandervort

born February 5th, 1985

Paul Jeffrey Vandervort is an American actor, film producer, and former model.

Paul Vaughan (rugby league)

born April 23rd, 1991

Paul Vaughan is a professional rugby league footballer who plays as prop for the Warrington Wolves in the Betfred Super League. He has played for both Italy and Australia at international level.

Paul Verlaine

born March 30th, 1844

Paul-Marie Verlaine was a French poet associated with the Symbolist movement and the Decadent movement. He is considered one of the greatest representatives of the fin de siècle in international and French poetry.

Paul Verner

born April 26th, 1911

Paul Verner was a German communist politician. He joined the communist movement at a young age and went into exile during Adolf Hitler's rule. Verner became a prominent political personality in the German Democratic Republic after the war.

Paul Vidal de La Blache

died April 5th, 1918

Paul Vidal de La Blache was a French geographer. He is considered to be the founder of modern French geography and also the founder of the French School of Geopolitics. He conceived the idea of genre de vie, which is the belief that the lifestyle of a particular region reflects the economic, social, ideological and psychological identities imprinted on the landscape.

Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck

March 20th, 1870 - March 9th, 1964

Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck, popularly known as the Lion of Africa, was a general in the Imperial German Army and the commander of its forces in the German East Africa campaign. For four years, with a force of about 14,000, he held in check a much larger force of 300,000 British, Indian, Belgian, and Portuguese troops. He is known for never being defeated or captured in battle.

Paul von Ragué Schleyer

born February 27th, 1930

Paul von Ragué Schleyer was an American physical organic chemist whose research is cited with great frequency. A 1997 survey indicated that Dr. Schleyer was, at the time, the world's third most cited chemist, with over 1100 technical papers produced. He was Eugene Higgins Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University, professor and co-director of the Institute for Organic Chemistry at the University of Erlangen–Nuremberg in Germany, and later Graham Perdue Professor of Chemistry at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. He published twelve books in the fields of lithium chemistry, ab initio molecular orbital theory and carbonium ions. He was past president of the World Association of Theoretically Oriented Chemists, a fellow of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science and editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of Computational Chemistry.

Paul W. S. Anderson

born March 4th, 1965

Paul William Scott Anderson is an English filmmaker who regularly works in science fiction films and video game adaptations.

Paul Waner

born April 16th, 1903

Paul Glee Waner, nicknamed "Big Poison", was an American professional baseball right fielder who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for four teams between 1926 and 1945, most notably playing his first 15 seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The greatest Pirate outfielder up to his retirement, he won the 1927 NL Most Valuable Player Award in his second season, collecting a team record 237 hits that year. Waner set the team record for doubles in a season three times, including 1932, when he set the NL record for doubles in a season with 62. In the only postseason appearance of his career, he hit .333 in the Pirates' 1927 World Series loss against the New York Yankees. Waner won three National League (NL) batting titles, led the NL in hits twice and collected over 200 hits each season from 1926 to 1934.

Paul Warfield

born November 28th, 1942

Paul Dryden Warfield (born November 28, 1942) is an American former professional football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) from 1964 to 1977 for the Cleveland Browns and Miami Dolphins, except for a year in the World Football League (WFL) with the Memphis Southmen. He was known for his speed, fluid moves, grace, and jumping ability. A consistent big-play threat throughout his career, his 20.1 average yards per reception is the highest in NFL history among players with at least 300 receptions.

Paul Wassif

born April 25th, 1963

Paul Wassif is a British musician, guitarist, and singer songwriter.

Paul Watson (footballer, born 1975)

born January 4th, 1975

Paul Douglas Watson is an English former footballer.

Paul Watzlawick

died March 31st, 2007

Paul Watzlawick was an Austrian-American family therapist, psychologist, communication theorist, and philosopher. A theoretician in communication theory and radical constructivism, he commented in the fields of family therapy and general psychotherapy. Watzlawick believed that people create their own suffering in the very act of trying to fix their emotional problems. He was one of the most influential figures at the Mental Research Institute and lived and worked in Palo Alto, California.

Paul Way

born March 12th, 1963

Paul Graham Albert Way is an English professional golfer.

Paul Weinstein (athlete)

born April 5th, 1878

Paul Weinstein was a German athlete who competed in the early twentieth century. He was born in Wallendorf.

Paul West (writer)

born February 23rd, 1930

Paul Noden West was a British-born American novelist, poet, and essayist. He was born in Eckington, Derbyshire in England to Alfred and Mildred (Noden) West. Before his death, he resided in Ithaca, New York, with his wife Diane Ackerman, a writer, poet, and naturalist. West is the author of more than 50 books.

Paul Westerberg

born December 31st, 1959

Paul Harold Westerberg is an American musician, best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter for The Replacements. Following the breakup of The Replacements, Westerberg launched a solo career that saw him release three albums on two major record labels.

Paul Whiteman

March 28th, 1890 - December 29th, 1967

Paul Samuel Whiteman was an American bandleader, composer, orchestral director, and violinist.

Paul Wilbur Klipsch

March 9th, 1904 - May 5th, 2002

Paul Wilbur Klipsch was an American engineer and high fidelity audio pioneer, known for developing a high-efficiency folded horn loudspeaker. Unsatisfied with the sound quality of phonographs and early speaker systems, Klipsch used scientific principles to develop a corner horn speaker that sounded more lifelike than its predecessors.

Paul Williams (footballer, born 1971)

born March 26th, 1971

Paul Darren Williams is an English professional football coach and former player who was until August 2022 academy director at Birmingham City.

Paul Willis (actor)

born April 9th, 1901

Paul Willis was an American actor of the silent film era.

Paul Wilmet

born November 8th, 1958

Paul Richard Wilmet (born November 8, 1958) is a former professional baseball pitcher. He appeared in three Major League Baseball games for the Texas Rangers during their 1989 season. Wilmet learned a slider from his brother, Steve, who played in the Los Angeles Dodgers system. Wilmet attended West De Pere High School in Wisconsin and played college baseball at Des Moines Area Community College in Boone, Iowa.

Paul Wilson (cricketer)

born January 12th, 1972

Paul Wilson is an Australian cricket umpire and former cricketer who played one Test match and 11 One Day Internationals (ODIs) for the Australian national cricket team, as well as domestically representing South Australia and Western Australia.

Paul Winchell

born December 21st, 1922

Paul Winchell was an American ventriloquist, comedian, actor, humanitarian, and inventor whose career flourished in the 1950s and 1960s. From 1950 to 1954, he hosted The Paul Winchell Show, which also used two other titles during its prime time run on NBC: The Speidel Show, and What's My Name? From 1965 to 1968, Winchell hosted the children's television series Winchell-Mahoney Time.

Paul Winfield

May 22nd, 1939 - March 7th, 2004

Paul Edward Winfield was an American actor. He was known for his portrayal of a Louisiana sharecropper who struggles to support his family during the Great Depression in the landmark film Sounder (1972), which earned him an Academy Award nomination. He portrayed Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1978 television miniseries King, for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award. Winfield was also known for his roles in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, The Terminator, L.A. Law, and 24 episodes of the sitcom 227. He received four Emmy nominations overall, winning in 1995 for his 1994 guest role in Picket Fences.

Paul Wiseman

born May 4th, 1970

Paul John Wiseman is a New Zealand former international cricketer. "Wiz", as he was nicknamed, was an off spinner who took nine wickets in an innings for Canterbury against Central Districts in Christchurch to record the second best figures in New Zealand domestic cricket bowler. Internationally, however, he was unable to forge a significant career due to the incumbency of first-choice spinner Daniel Vettori. Wiseman was a member of the New Zealand team that won the 2000 ICC KnockOut Trophy.

Paul Wittgenstein

died March 3rd, 1961

Paul Wittgenstein was an Austrian-American concert pianist notable for commissioning new piano concerti for the left hand alone, following the amputation of his right arm during the First World War. He devised novel techniques, including pedal and hand-movement combinations, that allowed him to play chords previously regarded as impossible for a five-fingered pianist.

Paul Wolfowitz

born December 22nd, 1943

Paul Dundes Wolfowitz is an American political scientist and diplomat who served as the 10th President of the World Bank, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense, U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia, and dean of Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University. He is currently a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.

Paul Young

born January 17th, 1956

Paul Antony Young is an English musician, singer and songwriter. Formerly the frontman of the short-lived bands Kat Kool & the Kool Cats, Streetband and Q-Tips, he became a teen idol with his solo success in the 1980s. His hit singles include "Love of the Common People", "Wherever I Lay My Hat", "Come Back and Stay", "Every Time You Go Away" and "Everything Must Change", all reaching the top 10 of the UK Singles Chart. Released in 1983, his debut album, No Parlez, was the first of three UK number-one albums.

Paul Zindel

born May 15th, 1936

Paul Zindel Jr. was an American playwright, young adult novelist, and educator.
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