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Whos's Who in AA History
that begin with the letter:

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dot.jpg W. J. (Jim) Estelle Jr -chairperson General Service Board Alcoholics Anonymous (E 7)

dot.jpg W. W. -Yale University proposed initials conveying honorary Doctor Laws degree, protect Bill's anonymity (H 206-207) (P 313)

dot.jpg W.H. Shaw -Seminary faculty Burr & Burton, pall bearer Bertha Bamford Bill's childhood sweetheart (P 36)

dot.jpg Waldo Barrow -Bill's great-uncle, killed 1864 Battle Wilderness (P 54)

dot.jpg Wallace Beery -character `Tugboat Annie', hid bottles stocking tops (D 42)

dot.jpg Wally G. -early Akron A.A., sponsored Ty M. from Milwaukee with Dr. Bob; wife Annabelle G., daughter went King school, checked out to start A.A. meetings Dr. Bob's house to small; helped many alcoholics in home (A 11, 91) (D 119, 219) (P 266)

dot.jpg Walter B. -wife Marie; 1st alcoholic Dr. Bob & Sister Ignatia admit St. Thomas Hospital August 16 1939; notorious alcoholic & regular consumer paregoric [over counter] opiate, Sister Ignatia labeled problem acute gastritis; some say this occurred August 18; put in Flower Room; joined A.A. September 1939 (D 106) (H 374) (S 14, 16, 122, 146)

dot.jpg Walter C. -went 12 Step with Bob, brother Edith M., his sister, told 12 Step himself (D 257)

dot.jpg Walter P. -writer Bill contacted Towns Hospital, took home try sober up (B 233)

dot.jpg Walter W. -alcoholic, wife Nona W. alcoholic, early A.A.'s, friends Sister Francis who invited Nona Joy Farm starting A.A.'s contact Sister Francis (L 122)

dot.jpg Warren C. -joined A.A. July 1939, broke & proud in Cleveland, caused debate because not hospitalized, 12 stepped by Clarence S. July 1939 (D 102, 203) (N 236)

dot.jpg Warren T. -wife Alice; early San Francisco A.A., 1st member employed alcoholic specialist by industry, Kaiser shipyard, assisted starting 1st A.A. penitentiary group; worked with wife persuade top management 1 America's leading railroads to help alcoholic employees; died 1957 (A 88-90)

dot.jpg Wendell Willkie -present February 8 1940 Rockefeller's A.A. dinner (A 183) (B 296) (H 62)

dot.jpg Wes P. -chaired host committee 1970 International Convention Miami Beach; raised $10,000 local groups provide complimentary coffee, consumed end 1st day (G 106)

dot.jpg Wes W. -lived Wilson's basement; day before died cancer asked Russ R. bottle Johnnie Walker Scotch Black Label (L 119) (P 165)

dot.jpg West -nonalcoholic friend, accountant of West & Flint & Co, lifelong associate Willard S. Richardson, saw Works Publishing properly incorporated, personally audited it since beginning 1938, turned over then Wilbur S. (A 188)

dot.jpg Widow Wilson -Bill's grandmother, ran Wilson House hotel (P 13)

dot.jpg Wilbur "Bur" S. -outside accountant headquarters office, took over from Mr. West (A 188) (G 140)

dot.jpg Wilbur S. -friend Wilsons, wife Ruth S., drove them see Stepping Stones (L 133)

dot.jpg Will -grandfathers nickname Bill (P 29)

dot.jpg Will Griffith -got terms agents Bill's grandfather buy cars sell (P 46)

dot.jpg Willard Hunter -close associate Dr. Frank Buchman (P 130)

dot.jpg William James -author Varieties Religious Experience, theory spiritual experiences have definite objective reality & might totally transform man's life, all had common denominator source pain & utter hopelessness, complete deflation depth; Bill derived idea deflation ego & reaching bottom, articulated 1st step basis of recovery; Harvard professor, founding father American psychology; made detailed analysis wide number religious or conversion experiences Gifford Lecture series Edinburgh 1901, 1902; Bill called him 1 of A.A. founders; gave Bill material understand spiritual experience (A 64) (D 306) (G 21) (H 197, 279-298) (N 20, 23, 33-34) (P 124-125) (W 154, 172)

dot.jpg Willie -Dr. Bob's nickname Bill; Bill's grandmother's name for Bill (B 31, 345) (D 46) (G 80)

dot.jpg Woman -Dr. Bob's nickname student nurses (D 48)

dot.jpg Wright brothers -proved ideas about heavier-than-air flying machines (P 31)



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