List of Croatian Americans

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This is a list of notable Croatian Americans, including both original immigrants who obtained American citizenship and their American descendants.

To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are Croatian American or must have references showing they are Croatian American and are notable.

Academics[edit]

Artists[edit]

Entertainers[edit]

Actors[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Screenwriters, directors, and producers[edit]

Inventors and engineers[edit]

Military personnel[edit]

  • Paul William Bucha - highly decorated American Vietnam War veteran and recipient of the Medal of Honor (He is currently a foreign policy adviser to Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign.)
  • Louis Cukela - famous Marine and the recipient of the Medal of Honor
  • Leonard Matlovich - Vietnam War veteran and first publicly gay person to appear on TIME Magazine cover
  • Michael J. Novosel - World War II veteran, Korean War veteran, Vietnam War veteran - recipient of the Medal Of Honor
  • Ron Kovic - Vietnam War veteran and peace activist

Politicians[edit]

  • Rudy Svorinich - politician for the Republican party
  • Vincent Thomas - Democratic Party politician from California, the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro was named after him in 1963
  • Peter Tomich - United States Navy sailor and a recipient of the Medal of Honor
  • John J. Tominac - United States Army officer and a recipient of the Medal of Honor
  • Michael Antonovich - Los Angeles County Supervisor, 5th District, 9 terms since 1980, former California State Assemblyman for six years, Republican Party
  • Michael A. Stepovich - The last governor of the Alaska Territory 1957-58, Republican Party
  • Andy Vidak - Politician, California State Senate, Republican

Scientists[edit]

Sportspersons[edit]

Writers[edit]

Others[edit]

References[edit]

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