Anderson [an′dər sən]
Carl David 1905-91; U.S. physicist; discovered the positron (1932)
Dame Judith 1898-1992; U.S. actress, born in Australia
Marian 1897-1993; U.S. contralto
Maxwell 1888-1959; U.S. playwright
Sherwood 1876-1941; U.S. novelist & short-story writer
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city in EC Ind.: pop. 60,000
Origin: after Chief Anderson, Delaware Indian leader
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A city of east-central Indiana northeast of Indianapolis. There are numerous prehistoric mounds nearby. Population: 57,500.
, Carl David 1905-1991.
American physicist. He won a 1936 Nobel Prize for his discovery of the positron.
, Dame Judith 1898-1992.
Australian-born actress noted for her roles in the plays of Shakespeare and Eugene O'Neill and for her chilling portrayal of Mrs. Danvers in the 1940 film Rebecca.
, Margaret Caroline 1893?-1973.
American editor who founded and edited The Little Review (1914-1929), an influential literary magazine.
, Marian 1897-1993.
American contralto. Acclaimed for her renditions of spirituals, she was the first African-American singer to perform at New York City's Metropolitan Opera (1955).
, Maxwell 1888-1959.
American playwright whose works, some of which are in blank verse, include Both Your Houses, which won a 1933 Pulitzer Prize, and Winterset (1935).
, Philip Warren Born 1923.
American physicist. He shared a 1977 Nobel Prize for developments in computer memory systems.
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, Sherwood 1876-1941.
American writer whose often autobiographical works include Winesburg, Ohio (1919).
anderson - Medical Definition
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, Elizabeth 1836-1917.
British physician. The first licensed British woman doctor (1865), she established medical courses for women at a dispensary in London.