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Famous Hoosiers

Just a few of the famous people who call Indiana home 

President Benjamin Harrison

 


President Abraham Lincoln

William Henry Harirson

The Andretti Family - Indy 500 racing

George Rogers Clark

Belle Gunness

Anne Baxter

 

  




 

 



 



  




 

 



 

 

 



 

   

 

 

 



 

 

EARLY INDIANA LEGENDS

Johnny Appleseed
John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed)  
George Rogers Clark  
Levi and Catharine Coffin
John and William Conner  
Chief Menominee   
Robert Dale Owen
Johann George Rapp  
Frances Slocum
Tecumseh   
The Prophet   
Anthony Wayne

POLITICAL FIGURES 

Sarah Evans Barker
Evan Bayh   
Dr. Otis Bowen    
Schuyler Colfax   
Willis Van Devanter   
William H. English   
Charles Fairbanks
Walter Q. Gresham   
President Benjamin Harrison   
President William Henry Harrison   
John Milton Hay 
Thomas A. Hendricks
Jonathan Jennings  
President Abraham Lincoln    
Richard Lugar   
Thomas R. Marshall   
Paul V. McNutt
Harry S. New 
J. Danforth Quayle   
Little Turtle 
Wendell Willkie   

  ENTERTAINERS

Leon Ames
David Anspaugh   
Claude Akins  
May Frances Aufderheide   
Dave Baker
Arija Bareikis   
Anne Baxter    
Joshua Bell 
James Best
Monte Blue
Avery Brooks
Steve Burton
Hoagy Carmichael
Scatman Crothers   
Gretchen Cryer  
Madelyn Pugh Davis
James Dean   
Paul Dresser  
Irene Dunne
Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds
Chad Everett 
Frances Farmer   
Vivica A. Fox   
Brendan Fraser   
Gaither Family   Bill & Gloria Gaither   
Garfield (the cartoon fat cat)  
Crystal Gayle  
Will Geer
Josef Gingold   
Ron Glass  
The Hampton Family Orchestra
Phil Harris 
Howard Hawks  
Will Hays   
Florence Henderson   
Freddie Hubbard   
Jackson Five   
Janet Jackson    
Michael Jackson  
J.J. Johnson   
Buck Jones    
Emmett Kelly   
Greg Kinnear   
David Letterman  
Shelley Long   
Carole Lombard   
Karl Malden   
Marjorie Main 
James McCracken   
Steve McQueen    
John Mellencamp  
Bill Monroe  
Wes Montgomery
Oliver Nelson   
Betsy Palmer   
Sandi Patty 
Jane Pauley  
Angelo Pizzo   
Sydney Pollack
Cole Porter  
Ned Rorem  
Axl Rose (William Bailey)
David Lee Roth   
Constance LeRoy Runcie   
Herb Shriner 
Noble Sissle    
Red Skelton  
Tavis Smiley  
Meshach Taylor   
Steve Tesich  
Twyla Tharp  
Albert Von Tilzer
Forrest Tucker   
Steve Wariner   
Michael Warren   
Clifton Webb
Matt Williams   
Robert Wise  
Dick York   

ARTISTS AND AUTHORS

George Ade   
Sarah T. Bolton 
Jared Carter 
Theodore Dreiser   
Shirley Graham DuBois   
Max Ehrmann
Mari Evans   
Janet Flanner       
William Forsyth  
Michael Graves   
Alfred Bertram Guthrie    
John Hardrick   
Felrath Hines   
Robert Indiana   
Porter  James 
Annie Fellows Johnston   
Etheridge Knight  
Ross Lockridge, Jr.
Joaquin Miller  
Meredith Nicholson   
Nancy Noel   
Paul Osborn   
Gene Stratton-Porter   
Whitcomb Riley  
Janet Scudder
Julia Graydon Sharpe 
Jean Shepard   
Portia and Ralph Sperry   
Otto Stark   
T.C. Steele
Rex Stout 
Gene Stratton 
Booth Tarkington
James Alexander Thom
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.  
Dan Wakefield   
Lew Wallace    
Marie Webster   
Jessamyn West   

JOURNALISTS

Margaret C. Anderson    
John Bushemi    
Janet Flanner    
Brian Lamb   
Jane Pauley
Ernie Pyle    
William Raspberry   
Tavis Smiley   
Dr. Nancy Snyderman
George Stewart    
Juliet Strauss

CARTONNISTS

Norman Bridwell (Clifford)    
Jim Davis (Garfield)   
Johnny Gruelle (Raggedy Ann)
Kin Hubbard (Abe Martin)   
John T. McCutcheon   
Dale Messick (Brenda Starr)
Bill Peet (Disney animator)   
Tom Ryan (Tumbleweeds)

SPORTS

Andretti family   
Mike Aulby   
Larry Bird  
Bettenhausen family   
Mordecai "Three-Fingers" Brown
Oscar Charleston   
Ray Crowe   
Anita DeFrantz   
Carl Erskine   
Bob Griese   
Jeff Gordon
Tom Harmon   
Gil Hodges   
Tommy John   
Peyton Manning
Don Mattingly 
George McGinnis 
Ryan Newman   
Dan Patch   
Eddie Rickenbacker  
Knute Rockne   
Oscar Robertson
Mark Spitz
Tony Stewart   
Marshall "Major" Taylor   
John Wooden   
Fuzzy Zoeller

OTHERS

Joseph P. Allen
Sandy Allen   
James Allison
Johnny Appleseed   
Albion Fellows Bacon   
Frank Clayton Ball  
George A. Ball  
William Biederwolf   
Eliza Blaker    
Bill Blass   
Rupert Boneham   
Frank Borman   
Eugene V. Debs  
Judge S. Hugh Dillin   
John Dillinger   
James Buchanan Eads   
Max Ehrmann  
Carl Fisher  
Julius R. Frederick    
Roy Frowick (Halston)  
Dr. Richard J. Gatling
Bernard F. Gimbel    
Virgil Ivan Grissom
 (more widely known as Gus Grissom)  
Saint Theodora Guerin
Belle Gunness   
Charles "Buster" Hall   
Ida Husted Harper   
Elwood Haynes  
Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh   
Jimmy Hoffa   
Hulman family
Jim Irsay
Jim Jones   
Percy Julian 
Alfred Kinsey
Eli Lilly 
Mariah Mendenhall 
Caleb Mills
Judge Sherman Minton  
James Mooney  
Andrew J. Moyer   
James Muir   
Norman Norell
James Oliver  
John Purdue   
Orville Redenbacher   
Reno Brothers   
Jerry Ross 
Colonel Harland Sanders    
Dr. William Scholl 
Richard Royce Schrock
May Wright Sewall   
Judge William E. Steckler
D.C. Stephenson
Clement Studebaker   
Billy Sunday  
Harold C. Urey   
Madame C.J. Walker   
Herman Wells   
Ryan White   
Donald Williams  
Wright Brothers   
David Alexander Wolf 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 
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