List of people from Quincy, Illinois
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The following list includes notable people who were born or have lived in Quincy, Illinois. For a similar list organized alphabetically by last name, see the category page People from Quincy, Illinois.
- John Anderson, (MacGyver, Star Trek:The Next Generation The Survivors)
- Mary Astor, (The Maltese Falcon, The Great Lie)
- Roy Brocksmith, (Total Recall, Arachnophobia)
- Donald Gallaher, (The Great Train Robbery, A Royal Family)
- Tad Hilgenbrink, (American Pie: Band Camp, The Curiosity of Chance)
- Henry Kolker,
- Robert Livingston,
- Irving Sayles
- Ireene Wicker, radio actress, born in Quincy
- James Scott, convicted of sabotaging the levee in West Quincy causing major flooding throughout the floodplain (1993)
- Michael Swango, serial killer
- Neysa McMein, artist
- Robert S. Roeschlaub, architect
- Michaele Vollbracht, fashion designer and illustrator
- Mike Estabrook, contemporary Artist (lives in Brooklyn, NY)
- John Quidor, painter
Journalism and writing
- Ernest Hemmings, founder of the popular Hemmings Motor News magazine
- Thomas A. Oakley, CEO and chairman of Quincy Newspapers
- Arthur Pitney, inventor of the postage meter
- Jean Rabe, author
- James B. Stewart, author
- John Wingate, broadcaster, writer and communications consultant
- Thomas Scott Baldwin, US Army major during World War I; aviation pioneer and balloonist 
- Albert Cashier, Union Army soldier during the Civil War
- James Dada Morgan, Union Army general during the Civil War
- Benjamin Prentiss, Union Army general during the Civil War
- Paul Tibbets, World War II pilot, Enola Gay
- Scott L. Thoele, US Army National Guard brigadier general
- Ray Burke clarinetist
- Ralph Carmichael, composer
- Micki Free, professional musician
- The Graduate (2 members; Corey Warning and Jared Wuestenberg)
- Bob Havens, jazz musician
- Tony Peck, member of the rock band "The Forecast"
- Stephen Arnold Douglas, youngest supreme court justice in Illinois history (27 years old); ran as a Democrat against Abraham Lincoln in the 1860 election
- Frederick Kreismann, mayor of St.Louis
- Brian Munzlinger, state representative for Missouri
- Isaac N. Morris, state representative
- William Alexander Richardson, U.S. Senator
- William Rudolph Smith, attorney general of Wisconsin
- William D. Turner, state assemblyman for Wisconsin
- John Wood, city founder and the 12th governor of Illinois
- Edgar Johnson Goodspeed, theologian and scholar
- Father Augustine Tolton, first African-American priest
- Brian Clark, Canadian football player
- Jack Cornell, professional football player
- Al Demaree, professional baseball player
- Bruce Douglas, basketball player
- Bruce Edwards, major-league baseball catcher
- Jim Finigan, major-league baseball player
- Art Fromme, professional baseball player
- Luke Guthrie, professional golf player
- John W. Henry, principal owner of the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool FC and co-owner of Roush Fenway Racing
- Chase Hilgenbrinck, former major-league soccer player
- Caren Kemner, Olympic volleyball player
- Dutch Kemner, baseball player
- Nicole Kramer, Olympic swimmer.
- Luke Lutenberg, major-league baseball player
- Fritz Ostermueller, major-league baseball player
- Gary Phillips, basketball player
- Josh Rabe, former major-league baseball player
- Paul Reuschel, major-league baseball player
- Rick Reuschel, major-league baseball player
- Ike Samuels, third baseman for the St. Louis Browns
- El Tappe, Chicago Cubs coach (1961 season)
- D. A. Weibring, professional golf player
Legacies and tributes
- Baldwin Intermediate School is named after aviation pioneer Thomas Scott Baldwin.
- Illinois Route 336 is also known as the Thomas A. Oakley Highway, named after the CEO of Quincy Newspapers.
- John Wood Community College is named after the city's founder.
- John Wood Mansion is a Greek revival home located in Quincy in which John Wood resided.
- "Adams County History". Retrieved 2008-06-11.
- "IMDB Profile for Donald Gallaher". Retrieved 2008-06-11.
- "Flixter". Retrieved 2008-06-11.
- "IMDB Profile of Henry Kolker". Retrieved 2008-06-11.
- Johannsen, Robert (1973). Stephen A. Douglas. New ork: Oxford University Press.