List of people from Compton, California
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This article lists notable people who are natives of Compton, California, or have been residents of the city.
- Omar Bradley - former mayor of Compton
- George H. W. Bush - U.S. President; resided briefly in Compton circa 1949-1950
- George W. Bush - U.S. President; resided briefly in Compton circa 1949-1950
- Lionel Cade - former mayor of Compton
- Del M. Clawson - US Congressman and former mayor of Compton 
- Doris A. Davis - The first African-American female mayor of a metropolitan city, Compton
- Douglas Dollarhide - California's first African-American mayor of a metropolitan city, Compton
- Roger Hedgecock - 30th mayor of San Diego, radio talk show host
- Eric J. Perrodin - Mayor of Compton
- Paul H. Richards II - former Compton City Manager and former mayor of Lynwood, California
- Walter R. Tucker, Jr. - former mayor of Compton
- Walter R. Tucker III - former U.S. Congressman & Compton mayor, son of Walter R. Tucker Jr.
Arts and entertainment
- Anthony Anderson - actor & comedian
- James Coburn - actor
- Kevin Costner - actor
- Ava DuVernay - film director, writer & producer
- Travon Free - comedian & writer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
- Jacob Lusk - top five finalist on 2011 American Idol
- Lynn Manning - award-winning playwright & co-founder of Watts Village Theater Company
- Michel'le - R&B singer-songwriter
- Niecy Nash - actress, comedienne, dancer, Style Network host of Clean House TV show
- Krist Novoselic - bassist of Nirvana
- Mort Sahl - satirist & comedian
- Leslie Sykes - television news anchor
- Jackie Lynn Taylor - actress & TV personality
- TQ - singer
- James Wheaton - actor, writer & educator
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They were living in Compton in 1949 ....
- "George H.W. Bush Collection". George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. 2009. Retrieved April 25, 2009.
- "George W. Bush and Robin Bush, Compton, California.". George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. December 1949.
- "George W. Bush, Compton, CA". George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Spring 1950.
- "Compton : Former Councilman and Mayor Lionel Cade Dies". Los Angeles Times. April 12, 1990.
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- "This Week In Black History". Jet. June 11, 2001. Retrieved April 25, 2009.
- Bermudez, Esmeralda (July 9, 2008). "Douglas Dollarhide, 85; community leader was first black mayor of Compton". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 25, 2009.
- De Gruy, Leiloni (April 22, 2009). "Voters Return Perrodin to City Hall". Los Angeles Wave. Retrieved April 25, 2009.
- Los Angeles Times http://articles.latimes.com/keyword/lynwood-ca. Missing or empty
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