What is Whig?

  • (noun): Urged social reform in 19th century England.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on whig:

Cecil Whig
... The Cecil Whig is a local newspaper published in Cecil County, Maryland three days a week ... The paper was founded in 1841 to circulate the Whig political party beliefs ... The Whig promoted itself as “Devoted to Politics, Agriculture, The Useful Arts, Literature and General Intelligence.” The Whig was originally published weekly, from a log cabin ...
Modern Whig Party - History
... to The News Observer "The national Modern Whig Party, as it calls itself, was started in the most unlikely of locations—the deserts of Iraq and ... troops." The Modern Whig Party was organized as a grassroots movement in the beginning of 2008 ... The Florida Whig Party was created two years earlier with a similar goal at the state level but is not affiliated in any way ...
Stoke-upon-Trent (UK Parliament Constituency) - Members of Parliament - 1832-1885
... member First party Second member Second party 1832 Josiah Wedgwood Whig John Davenport Conservative 1835 Richard Edensor Heathcote Whig 1836 Hon ... George Anson Whig 1837 William Taylor Copeland Conservative 1841 John Ricardo Whig 1852 Hon ... Frederick Leveson-Gower Whig 1857 William Taylor Copeland Conservative 1859 Liberal 1862 Henry Riversdale Grenfell Liberal 1865 Alexander Beresford Hope Conservative February ...
Whig - Other Uses
... American Whig-Cliosophic Society, also known as "Whig-Clio", a political, literary, and debating society at Princeton University White House Iraq Group, also known ...
List Of Secretaries Of State For Foreign Affairs (UK) - Foreign Secretary of Great Britain
... Charles James Fox The Marquess of Rockingham (Whig) 27 March 5 June 1782 Whig The Lord Grantham The Earl of Shelburne (Whig) 13 July 3 ... April 1783 Whig Charles James Fox The Duke of Portland (Whig) 2 ...

More definitions of "Whig":

  • (noun): A supporter of the American Revolution.
  • (noun): A member of the Whig Party in the United States in pre-Civil-War times.

Famous quotes containing the word whig:

    You whig emblem, you woman chaser,
    why do you dance over the wide lawn tonight
    clanging the garbage pail like great silver bells?
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    A Whig is properly what is called a Trimmer—that is, a coward to both sides of the question, who dare not be a knave nor an honest man, but is a sort of whiffling, shuffling, cunning, silly, contemptible, unmeaning negation of the two.
    William Hazlitt (1778–1830)