As per our current Database, William Alexander Percy is still alive (as per Wikipedia, Last update: May 10, 2020).
Currently, William Alexander Percy is 135 years, 1 months and 24 days old. William Alexander Percy will celebrate 136rd birthday on a Friday 14th of May 2021. Below we countdown to William Alexander Percy upcoming birthday.
|Popular As||William Alexander Percy|
|Born||May 14, 1885 (Mississippi)|
William Alexander Percy’s zodiac sign is Taurus. According to astrologers, Taurus is practical and well-grounded, the sign harvests the fruits of labor. They feel the need to always be surrounded by love and beauty, turned to the material world, hedonism, and physical pleasures. People born with their Sun in Taurus are sensual and tactile, considering touch and taste the most important of all senses. Stable and conservative, this is one of the most reliable signs of the zodiac, ready to endure and stick to their choices until they reach the point of personal satisfaction.
William Alexander Percy was born in the Year of the Rooster. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rooster are practical, resourceful, observant, analytical, straightforward, trusting, honest, perfectionists, neat and conservative. Compatible with Ox or Snake.
An American lawyer and poet, he is known for his bestselling autobiography, Lanterns on the Levee. He also penned the lyrics to the Episcopal hymn, They Cast Their Nets in Galilee.
Before earning his law degree from Harvard, he studied abroad in Paris for a year. He later earned the Croix de Guerre for his service in the U.S. Army during World War I.
He owned 20,000 acres of land, where he grew cotton and other crops.
He adopted the children of his cousin after his cousin committed suicide. His adopted children were named Walker, LeRoy, and Phinizy. Percy was married twice; his second wife was Sarah Hunt Farish.
He was a friend of Herbert Hoover, whom he met during the World War I-era Belgian Relief Effort.