List of people from Wisconsin

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This is a list of prominent people from the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Hometown is in parentheses.

Art and literature[edit]

Alter Esselin
E. Gary Gygax
Ron Kovic
Georgia O'Keeffe
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Frank Lloyd Wright

Business[edit]

Carol Bartz
Edward L. Doheny
King C. Gillette

Brewing[edit]

Education[edit]

A. Starker Leopold
Luna Leopold
Margarethe Schurz

Entertainment[edit]

Film and theatre[edit]

Don Ameche
Jack Carson
Willem Dafoe
Heather Graham
Harry Houdini
Frederic March
Pat O'Brien
Mark Ruffalo
Spencer Tracy
Orson Welles

Television[edit]

Kristin Bauer van Straten
Gary Burghoff
Tyne Daly
Kurtwood Smith
Bradley Whitford

Comedians[edit]

Music[edit]

Liberace
Steve Miller
Les Paul
Justin Vernon
Josh Thompson

History[edit]

George Mosse

Military[edit]

Fred Ascani
James H. Flatley
Amos Fries
Albert W. Grant
Lucius Roy Holbrook
Jay L. Johnson
James Benjamin Lampert
Daniel P. Leaf
William D. Leahy
James J. Lindsay
Arthur MacArthur, Jr.
Douglas MacArthur
Charles C. McDonald
Billy Mitchell
Marc Mitscher
Tad J. Oelstrom
Merrill B. Twining
Nathan Farragut Twining
Hoyt Vandenberg
Elmo Zumwalt

Nobel laureates[edit]

John Bardeen

Politicians and activists[edit]

Les Aspin
Paul Clement
Wilbur J. Cohen
Charles G. Dawes
Lawrence Eagleburger
Russ Feingold
Timothy O. Howe
Herb Kohl
Robert M. La Follette, Sr.
Mel Laird
Richard D. Lamm
Joseph McCarthy
Golda Meir
Gaylord Nelson
Steve Preston
Reince Priebus
William Rehnquist
Jeremiah McLain Rusk
Carl Schurz
Tommy Thompson
William Freeman Vilas
Frank Zeidler

Religion[edit]

Stuart E. Barstad
Raymond Leo Burke
Franz Pieper

Science and medicine[edit]

Roy Chapman Andrews
Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin
John Benjamin Murphy

Space exploration[edit]

Jim Lovell

Sports[edit]

Ken Behring
Pat Bowlen
Eddie Cochems
Abner Dalrymple
Doug Free
Eric Heiden
Eric Hinske
Elroy Hirsch
Ed Hochuli
Mark Johnson
Addie Joss
Matt Kenseth
Phil Kessel
Alvin Kraenzlein
Curly Lambeau
Carl Landry
Alphonse Leemans
Craig Ludwig
Rick Neuheisel
Kid Nichols
Danica Patrick
Terry Porter
Tony Romo
Pants Rowland
Lindsay Tarpley
Joe Thomas
Gus Welch
Bob Wickman

Notorious and infamous Wisconsinites[edit]

Bernadine Dohrn
Charles J. Guiteau

Fictional characters[edit]

Paul Bunyan

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walter B. Wriston Archives, Biography