Thurber can refer to:
James Grover Thurber was an American cartoonist, author, humorist, journalist and playwright. He was best known for his cartoons and short stories, published mainly in The New Yorker and collected in his numerous books.
Charles Murray may refer to:
Chuck, Charlie or Charles Stewart may refer to:
James Wilson may refer to:
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1939) is a short story by James Thurber. The most famous of Thurber's stories, it first appeared in The New Yorker on March 18, 1939, and was first collected in his book My World and Welcome to It. It has since been reprinted in James Thurber: Writings and Drawings, is available on-line on the New Yorker website, and is one of the most anthologized short stories in American literature. The story is considered one of Thurber's "acknowledged masterpieces". It was made into a 1947 film of the same name, with Danny Kaye in the title role, though the film is very different from the original story. It was also adapted into a 2013 film, which is again very different from the original.
Stevenson is an English language patronymic surname meaning "son of Steven". Its first historical record is from pre-10th-century England. Another origin of the name is as a toponymic surname related to the place Stevenstone in Devon, England. There are variant spellings of the name, including Stephenson.
Pringle is a Scottish surname.
McClintock is a surname of Scottish and Irish Gaelic origin deriving from an anglicization of a Gaelic name variously recorded as M'Ilandick, M'Illandag, M'Illandick, M'Lentick, McGellentak, Macilluntud, McClintoun, and Mac Illiuntaig from the 14th century onward. The name is found mostly in County Donegal. The surname "McClinton" is an anglicization of the same Gaelic name. Notable people with the surname include:
Molloy or O'Molloy is an Irish surname, anglicised from Ó Maolmhuaidh, maolmhuadh meaning 'Proud Chieftain'. They were part of the southern Uí Néill, the southern branch of the large tribal grouping claiming descent from Niall of the Nine Hostages, the fifth-century king who supposedly kidnapped St Patrick to Ireland. They held power over a large part of what is now Co Offaly, where the surname is still very common. A second family were the O Maoil Aodha, 'descendant of the devotee of (St) Aodh', from maol, literally 'bald', a reference to the distinctive tonsure sported by early Irish monks. As well as Molloy, this surname has also been anglicised as Mulloy, Malloy, Maloy, 'Miley' and 'Millea'. The name arose in east Connacht, in the Roscommon/east Galway region, and remains numerous there today.
Melville is a surname and a given name.
James Allen Thurber is university distinguished professor of government and founder (1979) and former director (1979-2016) of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies (american.edu/spa/ccps) and affiliate distinguished professor of public administration and policy at American University, Washington, D.C. He is author or editor of numerous books and more than 90 articles and chapters on Congress, the U.S. presidency, interest groups and lobbying, and campaigns and elections.
The Thurber Prize for American Humor, named after American humorist James Thurber, recognizes outstanding contributions in humor writing. The prize is given out by the Thurber House. It was first awarded irregularly, but since 2004 has been bestowed annually. In 2015, the finalists were for the first time, all women. Winners of the Thurber Prize have included authors from an array of diverse backgrounds, from The Daily Show hosts Jon Stewart and Trevor Noah to The New Yorker staff writers Calvin Trillin and Ian Frazier, as well as university professors Julie Schumacher and Harrison Scott Key.
Gould is a surname that is sourced mainly to Ireland, Scotland and England. It is possibly linked to the Celts, Normans or Vikings, but is more likely Anglo-Saxon in origin. Many families that share the Gould surname today had their names evolve or become "Anglicized" over time as their original names would have been strange or misunderstood due to accents and language barriers, especially in the United States and Canada. Gould is a variant of the surname "Gold" which is a very ancient name found in Scotland and England.
Randall is a surname.
Philip Duffield Stong was an American author, journalist and Hollywood scenarist. He is best known for the 1932 novel State Fair, which was adapted as a film three times and as a Broadway musical in 1996.
Thorburn is a surname, and may refer to:
William "Bill" Sweeney, Jr. OBE is a businessman and politician who was the president and chief executive officer of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) from 2009 to 2018. He currently serves as an executive-in-residence at the American University School of Public Affairs.
Thoburn may refer to:
McIlwain is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
Lowell is a surname, see "Lowell family" for name origin. Notable people with the surname include: