NW Quadrant, West of Rock Creek, Environmentalists, Federal Government Employees, Major Literary Awardees

William W. Warner
(April 2, 1920 – April 18, 2008)

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.

First edition cover.