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Posted: 9/30/2005 5:35:22 PM EDT
What famous people are from your state or town, and what did they do?

A few from Maine are:

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poet, Portland

Sarah Orne Jewett author, South Berwick

Stephen King writer, Portland

Linda Lavin actress, Portland

Hiram Stevens Maxim inventor, Sangerville

Edna St. Vincent Millay poet, Rockland

So, who are some of your Jebediahs?
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 5:41:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/30/2005 5:42:40 PM EDT by mjohn3006]
Its Virginia. The names are endless.

But I think my particular town was just a forest during our founding fathers time/war of northern agression.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 5:49:41 PM EDT
Larry Bird basketball player, French Lick

Bill Blass fashion designer, Fort Wayne

James Dean actor, Marion

Virgil Grissom astronaut, Mitchell

James R. Hoffa labor leader, Brazil

David Letterman TV host, comedian, Indianapolis

James Whitcomb Riley poet, Greenfield

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. author, Indianapolis

Wilbur Wright inventor, Millville
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:10:53 PM EDT

Ronald Reagan

Eddie Albert

Bix Beiderbecke

Louie Bellson

Ken Berry

Isabel Bloom

Suzy Bogguss

Max Allan Collins

Roger Craig

John Deere

Don Nelson

Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:16:28 PM EDT
Al Sharpton!
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:16:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/30/2005 6:45:38 PM EDT by Dusty_C]
Here, no one, just me. I am Arkansas' almighty

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anyone got a donut?

ETA.Duh, forgot the important one. quite possibly the ONLY important person to ever come from this state.

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Carlos Norman Hathcock.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:23:29 PM EDT
George Washington

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Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:26:19 PM EDT
The Blue Appalacians of Kentucky.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:30:36 PM EDT
Let's see,
Terry Bradshaw
Freddy Spencer
Joe Ferguson
Stan Humphries (grew up down the street)
B.J. Ryan
Tom Jerrell
Todd Walker
David Toms
Hal Sutton
Reed Dickens
and last but not least.........Johnny Cochran

Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:33:51 PM EDT
Too many to list...

But here's a few of the most famous ones:

Crockett
Bowie
Travis
Sam Houston
Stephen F. Austin
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:35:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:41:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BravoCompanyUSA:
Who is Jebediah Springfield ?



You never watch the simpsons?
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:42:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/30/2005 6:43:32 PM EDT by Older_Crow]
Older_Crow...

Survived!
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:43:00 PM EDT
Matt Groening - cartoonist (The Simpsons), Portland

Chuck Mawhinney - Marine Scout Sniper (103 confirmed kills), Baker City (where I went to high school, I know this guy personally)

Story about Chuck

Sally Struthers - actress, Portland

Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:44:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Stormtrooper:
What famous people are from your state or town, and what did they do?

A few from Maine are:

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poet, Portland

Sarah Orne Jewett author, South Berwick

Stephen King writer, Portland

Linda Lavin actress, Portland

Hiram Stevens Maxim inventor, Sangerville

Edna St. Vincent Millay poet, Rockland

So, who are some of your Jebediahs?



Your list is fine for me since I am originally from Sanford, ME.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:52:09 PM EDT
lets see

Brad Pitt
John Goodman went to school at SMS
BassPro
Cashew Chicken
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:59:02 PM EDT


Musicians/Singers:

BB King
Elvis Presley
Bo Diddly
Faith Hill
Charlie Pride
Conway Twitty
Tammy Wynette
John Lee Hooker
Robert Johnson
Muddy Waters
Jimmy Buffet
Le Ann Rimes

Actors/Actresses:
James Earl Jones
Morgan Freeman
Sela Ward

Writers:
William Faulkner
John Grisham
Tennessee Williams
Willie Morris
etc.
Stephen Ambrose died in MS but wasn't born here

Sports:
Jerry Rice
Brett Favre
Walter Payton
to name a few...

Other:
Oprah Winfrey
Megar Evers
Jim Henson (the muppets)
etc. etc.

Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:59:33 PM EDT
A Noble Heart Embiggens the Soul.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 7:04:35 PM EDT
That's a good list Cypher, where in MS are you?
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 7:10:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Currahee:
That's a good list Cypher, where in MS are you?



Starkville, originally from Jackson.
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Henry Huntington. Huntington Beach...

Nephew of the famous Rail magnate. A successful person in his own right, his collections at the Huntington Library, Art Collection, and Botanical Gardens are hard to top. His Red Cars brought rail travel to Southern California which promoted the development of Orange County. Who Framed Roger Rabbit, the Disney movie, followed the conspiracy theme that the Red Cars were shut down to promote cars and freeways....

Very much like the Springfield guy.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 7:51:09 PM EDT
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Collins, Harrison

Gillespie, Jr., George Lewis

Lawson, Gaines

Beauford, Clay
aka: Welford Chapman Bridwell

Hobday, George

Jordan, George

Kyle, John

Cantrell, Charles P.

Cecil, Joseph Samuel

Greer, Allen James

Weld, Seth Lathrop

Harrison, Bolden Reush

Adkinson, Joseph B.

Karnes, James Ernest

Lemert, Milo

Talley, Edward R.

Ward, Calvin John

York, Alvin Cullium

Cooley, Raymond Henry

Coolidge, Charles Henry

Huff, Paul Bert

Kinser, Elbert Luther

McGaha, Charles L.

McGarity, Vernon

Willis, John Harlan

Duke, Ray E.

Lyell, William Franklin

Gardner, James Alton

Jenkins, Don

Ray, David Robert

Singleton, Walter Keith

Bonney, Robert Earl

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William Blount

Sam Houston

Andrew Jackson

James Polk (I knew it started with a "J")
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 8:01:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Shoot-N-Scoot:

(John?) Polk




James K.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 8:05:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cypher214:

Musicians/Singers:

BB King
Elvis Presley
Bo Diddly
Faith Hill
Charlie Pride
Conway Twitty
Tammy Wynette
John Lee Hooker
Robert Johnson
Muddy Waters
Jimmy Buffet
Le Ann Rimes

Actors/Actresses:
James Earl Jones
Morgan Freeman
Sela Ward

Writers:
William Faulkner
John Grisham
Tennessee Williams
Willie Morris
etc.
Stephen Ambrose died in MS but wasn't born here

Sports:
Jerry Rice
Brett Favre
Walter Payton
to name a few...

Other:
Oprah Winfrey
Megar Evers
Jim Henson (the muppets)
etc. etc.




We'll split him with you. When he goes to Arkansas to film his movies he tells everyone he's from Arkansas.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 8:12:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cypher214:

Originally Posted By Currahee:
That's a good list Cypher, where in MS are you?



Starkville, originally from Jackson.



So, who arrested Johhny Cash there?
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 8:13:54 PM EDT
Hey Cypher, don't forget:

Peyton, Eli, and Archie Manning-Football
Eudora Welty-Author and namesake of the email program
Bob Ross-Late, great painter of Happy Trees!
Morgan Freeman owns a farm near Oxford, but he was born in Memphis..close enough..

The Mississippi Rising festival is held every year in Amory, MS, formerly known as Stars over MS, where a lot of the native sons and daughters and other people come for a week..This year they are focusing on hurricane relief..It's the two times a year a 747 comes to Tupelo packed with celebs...

Link Posted: 9/30/2005 8:13:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By yugosksfan:
Too many to list...

But here's a few of the most famous ones:

Crockett
Bowie
Travis
Sam Houston
Stephen F. Austin



Crockett was from Tennessee, Bowie was from Kentucky, Travis was from South Carolina, Houston & Austin were both from Virginia.


A couple of people from my state are Davy Crockett & Alvin York (lots of famous people from TN but these fit the Jebediah Springfield part)

Here's an interesting line I found during a search: The Republicans have the most strength in East Tennessee, which is arguably consists of the most Republican counties in the entire U.S.A. The people of East Tennessee have not elected a Democrat to represent them in Congress since 1878
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 8:21:11 PM EDT
From this area, specifically, George Mason, George Washington lived here, America Online and MAE East (okay, those aren't people, fine), Robert E. Lee (in the later part of his life), and I think that's about it.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 12:57:26 AM EDT
John Coltrane is from the town I live in.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 1:37:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/1/2005 1:52:26 AM EDT by Sukebe]
To name a few

Sherwood Anderson (author)
Neil Armstrong (astronaut)
Theda Bara (actress)
Kathleen Battle (opera singer)
George Bellows (painter)
Halle Berry (actress)
Ambrose Bierce (author)
Cindy Blackman (musician)
Erma Bombeck (author)
William Boyd (actor, Hoppalong Cassidy)
Louis Bromfield (author)
John Brown (abolitionist)
Drew Carey (actor)
Tracy Chapman (musician)
Salmon Chase (Lincoln Cabinet member)
Arthur Compton (Nobel Prize, Physics 1927)
Hart Crane (poet)
Wes Craven (filmmaker)
George Armstrong Custer (military)
Dorothy Dandridge (actress)
Clarence Darrow (attorney)
Doris Day (actress)
Ruby Dee (actress)
Stephen Donaldson (author)
Rita Dove (poet)
Hugh Downs (TV broadcaster)
Paul Lawrence Dunbar (poet)
Thomas Edison (inventor)
Carmen Electra (model, actress)
Angie Everhart (model, actress)
Jamie Farr (actor)
Suzanne Farrell (ballet dancer)
Harvey Firestone (industrialist)
Sarah Fisher (race car driver)
Clark Gable (actor)
James Gamble (industrialist)
James Garfield (President)
Cass Gilbert (architect)
Dorothy Gish (actress)
Lilian Gish (actress)
John H. Glenn (astronaut, senator)
Ulysses S. Grant (President)
Macy Gray (musician)
William Green (labor leader)
Zane Grey (author)
Archie Griffin (football player)
Warren G. Harding (President)
Benjamin Harrison (President)
William Henry Harrison (President)
"Screamin" Jay Hawkins (musician)
Rutherford B. Hayes (President)
Wayne "Woody" Hayes (football coach)
Anne Heche (actress)
Bob Hope (actor, comedian)
Dard Hunter (painter)
Christine Hynde (musician)
Allison Janey (actress)
Jim Jarmusch (filmmaker)
Melinda Kanakaredes (actress)
Charles Kettering (inventor)
Bobby Knight (coach)
Kenisaw Mountain Landis (baseball commissioner)
Hudson Liech (actor)
Dean Martin (actor, singer)
William McGuffey (educator)
William McKinley (President)
Toni Morrison (author)
Paul Newman (actor)
Jack Nicklaus (golfer)
Annie Oakley (sharpshooter)
Sarah Jessica Parker (actress)
Norman Vincent Peale (clergyman)
Dave Pilkey (author)
Tyrone Power (actor)
William Proctor (industrialist)
The Prophet (Shawnee leader)
Judith Resnick (astronaut)
Eddie Rickenbacker (military pilot)
Branch Rickey (baseball manager)
John D. Rockefeller (industrialist)
Roy Rogers (actor)
Frank Seiberling (industrialist)
Martin Sheen (actor)
William Tecumseh Sherman (General) One of my personal favorites.
Mamie Smith (musician)
Lily Martin Spencer (artist)
Steven Spielberg (director)
Gloria Steinem (journalist)
Harriet Beecher Stowe (author)
Rachel Sweet (musician)
Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. (historian)
William Howard Taft (President)
Art Tatum (musician)
Tecumseh (Shawnee leader)
James Thurber (cartoonist, author)
Jim Tressel (football coach)
Ted Turner (broadcasting)
Clarence White (photographer)
Isaac Mayer Wise (educator)
Victoria Woodhull (activist)
Granville Woods (inventor)
Charles Woodson (football player)
Orville Wright (inventor)
Wilbur Wright (inventor)
Frank Yankovic (musician)
Denton Cy Young (baseball player)
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 6:20:33 AM EDT



A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man.


- Jebediah Obadiah Zachariah Jedediah Springfield
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