Pronunciation: (welz), [key]
1. (George) Orson, 1915–85, U.S. actor, director, and producer.
2. Gideon, 1802–78, U.S. journalist, legislator, and government official: Secretary of the Navy 1861–69.
3. Sumner, 1892–1961, U.S. diplomat and government official.
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