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]

Youtubers[edit]

Inventors and engineers[edit]

  • Victor Grinich - member of the "traitorous eight" who founded Silicon Valley
  • Brian Krzanich - CEO of Intel
  • Anthony Francis Lucas - oil explorer; inventor; organized with Pattillo Higgins the drilling of an oil well near Beaumont, Texas that became known as Spindletop, which led to the widespread exploitation of oil and the start of the petroleum age
  • Anthony Maglica - inventor, owner and founder of Mag Instrument Inc.[9]
  • Jacob Matijevic, Ph.D - NASA engineer, posthumously, NASA named a hill on Mars after him
  • Boris Miksic - Cortec Corporation owner and founder
  • Andrija Puharich - medical and parapsychological researcher, medical inventor
  • Mario Puratić - inventor of the fishing Puretic power block
  • George M. Skurla - aeronautical engineer for the Apollo program, Director of Operations at the Kennedy Space Center, former president of the Grumman Corporation
  • Nicholas Sulentic - industrialist, creator of Sears Craftsman tool boxes, chests and cabinets

Military personnel[edit]

  • Sylvester Antolak - US Army Sergeant, recipient of the Medal of Honor
  • Paul William Bucha - US Army Captain, recipient of the Medal of Honor; highly decorated American Vietnam War veteran; foreign policy adviser to Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign
  • Louis Cukela - recipient of the Medal of Honor
  • Albert A. Francovich - Navy Cross recipient
  • Rade Grbitch - US Navy, recipient of the Medal of Honor
  • Ron Kovic - US Marine Corps, Vietnam War veteran; peace activist
  • Leonard Matlovich - US Air Force, recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star; Vietnam War veteran and first publicly gay person to appear on TIME magazine's cover
  • Michael J. Novosel - US Army Chief Warrant Officer, recipient of the Medal Of Honor; veteran of World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War
  • Ivan L. Slavich, Jr. - United States Army colonel
  • Peter Tomich (Petar Herceg 'Tonić') - US Navy Chief Watertender, WWII recipient of the Medal of Honor
  • John J. Tominac - US Army First Lieutenant, recipient of the Medal of Honor
  • Albert Vadas - US Navy, recipient of the Medal of Honor
  • Donald W. Wolf - Navy Cross recipient

Politicians[edit]

Scientists[edit]

Sportspersons[edit]

Writers[edit]

Others[edit]

References[edit]

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  6. ^ Michael Matijevic
  7. ^ Johnny Mercer
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