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Other Notable Oregonians

The following are additional Oregonians or individuals closely associated with Oregon who have become significant in politics, arts, sciences, athletics, and other pursuits. Living politicians are not included. Suggest a notable Oregonian.

 

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Abernethy, George (governor, 1807-1877)
Ainge, Danny (athlete-basketball, 1959--)
Armstrong, Garner Ted (evangelist, 1930-2003)
Atkeson, Ray (photographer, 1907-1990)
Alexakis, Art (singer/songwriter, 1962--)

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Baker, Edward D. (politician, lawyer, 1811-1861)
Baker, Terry (athlete-football, 1941--)
Benson, Simon (logger, road supporter, philanthropist, 1852-1942)
Berry, Don (writer, 1932-2001)
Bird, Brad (film director, 1957--)
Bloch, Ernest (musical composer, 1880-1959)
Boon, John D. (state treasurer/merchant, 1817-1864)
Bowmer, Angus (Oregon Shakespeare Festival founder, 1904-1979)
Brennan, Walter (actor, 1894-1974)
Browne, Dan (athlete-running, 1975--)
Brown, Tabitha Moffat (pioneer/teacher, 1780-1858)
Bruns, George (composer, musician, 1914-1983)
Buchanan, Edgar (actor, 1903-1979)

Burrell, Ty (actor, 1967--)
Bush, Asahel (banker/publisher, 1824-1913)

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Carl, Marion (Marine pilot, 1915-1998)
Carver, Raymond (writer, 1938-1988)
Clark(e), Harvey (missionary/educator, 1807-1858)
Concomly, Chief (Indian leader, ca. 1760-1830)
Counts, Mel (Olympic basketball champion, 1941--)
Curry, George (governor/editor, 1820-1878)

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Dorion, Marie (pioneer, 1786-1850)
Drury, James (actor, 1934--)

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Elam, Jack (actor, 1918-2003)
Elliott, Sam (actor, 1944--)

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Fosbury, Dick (athlete-high jump, 1947--)
Fouts, Dan (athlete-football, 1951--)
French, Peter (cattle rancher/banker, 1849-1897)

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Green, Edith (congresswoman, 1910-1987)

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Hansell, Stafford (legislator/civic leader, 1913-1995)
Harmon, Katie (2002 Miss America, 1980--)
Haycox, Earnest (western writer, 1899-1950)
Haynes, Todd (film director, 1961--)
Hesseman, Howard (actor, 1940--)

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Ivory, James (filmmaker, 1928--)

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Jackson, Glenn L. (Oregon government leader, 1902-1980)
Jernstedt, Ken (WWII Flying Tiger pilot, legislator, 1917-2013)
Joseph, Chief (the Elder-Indian leader, 1790-1870)

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Keintepoos ("Captain Jack"-Indian leader, --1873)
Kennerly, David (photographer, 1947--)
Kilchis, Chief (Indian leader, 1806-1866)
Killebrew, Harmon (athlete-baseball, 1936-2011)
Kristof, Nicolas D. (journalist, author, columnist, 1959--)

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Lampman, Evelyn Sibley (author, 1907-1980)

Lancaster, Sam (highway engineer, 1864-1941)
Lappé, Frances Moore (activist, writer, 1944--)
Lauderdale, Thomas (musician, 1970--)
Lewelling, Seth (nurseryman, 1820-1896)
Lilly, Bob (athlete-football, 1939--)
Lolich, Mickey (athlete-baseball, 1940--)
Lopez, Barry (writer, 1945--)
Lovejoy, Asa (legislator, Portland founder, 1808-1882)

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Mahan, Larry (athlete-rodeo, 1943--)
Martin, Charles (governor/soldier, 1863-1946)
Maxwell, Robert (WWII Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, 1920--)
McGinley, Phyllis (writer, 1905-1978)
Meyer, Fred (retail businessman, 1886-1978)
Minto, John (legislator/writer, 1822-1915)
Murphy, William (1934 Nobel laureate in medicine, 1892-1987)

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Nesmith, James W. (pioneer/senator, 1820-1885)
Neuberger, Maurine (senator, 1907-2000)
Neuberger, Richard (senator/author, 1912-1960)
Newberry, Clare Turlay (children's book author, 1903-1970)
Newell, Robert (pioneer, 1807-1869)

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O'Conner, Frank Q. (WWII fighter pilot, 1917-1985)

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Palahniuk, Chuck (writer, 1962--)
Paulina, Chief (Indian leader,?--1867)
Pesky, Johnny (athlete-baseball, 1919-2012)
Pettit, Donald (astronaut, 1955--)
Phoenix, River (actor, 1970-1993)

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Rashad, Ahmad (athlete-football/sportscaster, 1949--)
Ray, Johnnie (singer, 1927-1990)
Ross, Katharine (actress, 1940--)

Rothko, Mark (artist-painter, 1903-1970)

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Salazar, Alberto (athlete-runner, 1958--)
Schwab, Les (businessman, ca.1919-2007)
Slaney, Mary Decker (athlete-runner, 1958--)
Spalding, Esperanza (musician, 1984--)
Struthers, Sally (actress, 1948--)

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Torvalds, Linus (computer software innovator, 1969--)

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Victor, Frances Fuller (historian, 1826-1902)

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Wagner, Lindsay (actress, 1949--)
Whalen, Phillip (poet, 1923-2002)
Wilcox, Dave (athlete-football, 1942--)
Williams, Mason (musician/songwriter, 1938--)
Winnemucca, Sarah (Indian peacemaker, 1842-1891)

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Yeon, John (architect, 1910-1994)
Young, Ewing (trapper/pioneer, 1799-1841)

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