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Pitt 1

 (pĭt), William First Earl of Chatham. Known as "Pitt the Elder." 1708-1778.
British political leader and orator who directed his country's military effort during the Seven Years' War (1756-1763).

Pitt 2

 (pĭt), William Second Earl of Chatham. Known as "Pitt the Younger." 1759-1806.
British prime minister (1783-1801 and 1804-1806). He accomplished the Act of Union between Ireland and Britain (1800) but was unsuccessful in his efforts to achieve Catholic emancipation.


1. (Biography) William Bradley, born 1963, US actor; his films include Thelma and Louise (1991), Interview with the Vampire (1994), Fight Club (1999), Babel (2006), and Moneyball (2011)
2. (Biography) William, known as Pitt the Elder, 1st Earl of Chatham. 1708–78, British statesman. He was first minister (1756–57; 1757–61; 1766–68) and achieved British victory in the Seven Years' War (1756–63)
3. (Biography) his son William, known as Pitt the Younger. 1759–1806, British statesman. As prime minister (1783–1801; 1804–06), he carried through important fiscal and tariff reforms. From 1793, his attention was focused on the wars with revolutionary and Napoleonic France



1. William, 1st Earl of Chatham, 1708–78, British statesman.
2. his son William, 1759–1806, British prime minister 1783–1801, 1804–06.
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3.Pitt - English statesman who brought the Seven Years' War to an end (1708-1778)
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Archer and her son and daughter, like every one else in New York, knew who these privileged beings were: the Dagonets of Washington Square, who came of an old English county family allied with the Pitts and Foxes; the Lannings, who had intermarried with the descendants of Count de Grasse, and the van der Luydens, direct descendants of the first Dutch governor of Manhattan, and related by pre-revolutionary marriages to several members of the French and British aristocracy.
Our senior scholar is Dr Bill Pitts, and I can testify that we are proud he is the recipient of this Festschrift.
Johnny Pitts, chief manager, Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance, LLC of Memphis, Tenn.
To raise money for the trust, an intrepid group of 15 cyclists -made up of employees from Vauxhall and Saab dealership in Telford where Mr Pitt works, as well as friends and family of the Pitts and others - will be arriving at Porthmadog this Saturday having taken part in a gruelling 90-mile cycle ride.
Pitts Enterprises has acquired the assets of Dorsey Trailer, including Dorsey's 800,000-sq-ft plant in Elba AL.
Bryan Pitts, former president of his family's Beach Abstract in Little Rock, is scheduled to be released Friday from the Federal Correctional Institution at Texarkana, Texas, according to his attorney, Byron Southern of Little Rock.
Overall, our fiscal 2005 performance was solid, in spite of a variety of challenges including higher natural gas and electricity prices and disruptions in production and shipments directly caused by the hurricanes which battered the Central Gulf Coast Region," Jerry Pitts, Bayou Steel president and CEO, says.
Corey Pitts took a moment to assess the insurmountable devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast region this summer.
But both Pitts and Williams agree that internationalization could work for Cleveland--though only in the long term.
Ruth Pitts, NCTM, was honored as MTNA Teacher of the Year at the National Conference in Seattle.
Things Are Different In Africa is the personal account of Frederick Edward Pitts life in an equatorial village located deep inside the Congo for almost a year.
Pitts to thank for this discovery and for a wealth of new information on Wilson shared in their 2005 Penguin Classics edition of Our Nig.