|NW Quadrant, West of Rock Creek, Environmentalists, Federal Government Employees, Major Literary Awardees|
William W. Warner
2243 47th St. NW, Foxhall neighborhood, DC.
Warner won the Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction in 1977 for Beautiful Swimmers: Watermen, Crabs, and the Chesapeake Bay.
Warner worked for the US Information Agency beginning in 1953. In 1961, he became Program Coordinator for Latin America for the newly-created Peace Corps. From 1964 to 1972, he held administrative posts for the Smithsonian Institution.
Warner was the author of four books of nonfiction. He followed Beautiful Swimmers (1976) with: Distant Water: The Fate of North Atlantic Fisherman (1983); At Peace with Their Neighbors (1994), a history of Catholicism in DC; and Into the Porcupine Cave and Other Odysseys (1999), a collection of essays.
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