Folsom (surname)

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Folsom is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Abby Folsom (died 1867), American feminist and abolitionist
  • Allan Folsom (born 1941), American motion picture cameraman, editor, writer, and producer
  • Augustine H. Folsom (died 1926), photographer
  • Burton W. Folsom, Jr. (born 1947), American historian and author. Wrote The Myth of the Robber Barons
  • David Folsom (born 1947), US District Court Judge
  • Frances Folsom Cleveland Preston (1864–1947), who married the President of the United States, Grover Cleveland
  • Frank M. Folsom (1894–1970), electronics company executive
  • Franklin Folsom (1907-1995), children's author and labor activist
  • Fred Folsom (1871–1944), American football coach at the University of Colorado (1895–1915) and Dartmouth College (1903–1906)
  • George Folsom (1802–1869), American antiquarian, librarian, diplomat, lawyer and politician
  • J. D. Folsom (born 1984), American football linebacker
  • Jim Folsom, Sr. (1908–1987), American Democratic Governor of the Alabama
  • Jim Folsom, Jr. (born 1949), former American Democratic Governor of Alabama, and who also served as the Lieutenant Governor both before and after that
  • Jonathan P. Folsom (1820–1893), twentieth Mayor of Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Joseph Libbey Folsom (1817–1855), U.S. Army officer and real estate investor
  • Marion B. Folsom (1893–1976), U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare
  • Nathaniel Folsom (1726–1790), American merchant and statesman
  • Richard G. Folsom (1907–1996), twelfth president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Robert Folsom (1927-2017), American businessman and politician
  • Steve Folsom (born 1958), player with the National Football League
  • Tom Folsom (born 1974), writer living in New York
  • William Harrison Folsom (1815–1901), American architect and contractor