List of Lebanese Americans

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Lebanese Americans
Ralph NaderChrista McAuliffeJamie Farr
Helen ThomasDarrell IssaTiffany
Tony ShalhoubJohn E. SununuJames Abourezk
Rima FakihRay LaHoodMarlo Thomas
Ralph Nader • Christa McAuliffe • Jamie Farr
Helen Thomas • Darrell Issa • Tiffany
Tony Shalhoub • John E. Sununu • James Abourezk
Rima Fakih • Ray LaHood • Marlo Thomas
Total population

504,000 (ancestry unknown)

0.16% of total population (2007)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Michigan, California, New York, Florida, Ohio, Massachusetts, Texas,[2] Illinois, Pennsylvania, Arizona, New Jersey, Washington
American English, Arabic, French, and Armenian
Predominantly Christianity (mostly Catholic), with minorities of Islam and Judaism
Related ethnic groups
Other Lebanese people and Arab diaspora, Syrian Americans, Turkish Americans, Cypriot Americans, Egyptian Americans, Armenian Americans and Greek Americans

This is a list of notable individuals born in the United States of Lebanese ancestry and/or people of Lebanese and American dual nationality who live or resided in the United States.

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Education and academics[edit]

  • Joseph Aoun – president of Northeastern University
  • Charbel Farhat – Chair of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University; member of National Academy of Engineering
  • Fouad Abd El Khalick – professor and Dean of the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Co-Editor of the Journal of Research in Science Teaching
  • Robert Khayat – chancellor of the University of Mississippi








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World Series of Poker Champions[edit]


See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Every Culture – Lebanese American
  3. ^ Adamson, Jeremy; Sam Maloof (2001). The Furniture of Sam Maloof. W. W. Norton & Company. p. 2. ISBN 0-393-73080-8.  |owned an orchard in Douma, Lebanon
  4. ^ Charles, David (May 27, 2010). "An Amazing Melting Pot of Religions and Faiths". Retrieved June 23, 2010. 
  5. ^ Drawn From Life
  6. ^ TY: Casey Kasem born as Kamal Amin Kasem
  7. ^ Being Catherine Keener from Entertainment Weekly, date 14 April 2006
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  10. ^ Zoë Saldana: A Woman We Love from Esquire Magazine
  11. ^ ^ Tony Shalhoub at the Internet Movie Database
  12. ^ "Vince Vaughn: Company". Retrieved May 24, 2006. 
  13. ^ Lee, Linda (March 9, 2003). "A NIGHT OUT WITH: John Ritter and Amy Yasbeck; Clowning and Autographing". The New York Times. Retrieved May 8, 2010. 
  14. ^ "Emilio Estefan". Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel. May 2009. 
  15. ^ Soraya Survivor from Cuerpo Magazine 2005
  16. ^ Prominent Lebanese Americans
  17. ^ "Making a Difference". Washington D.C.: the Embassy of Lebanon. Retrieved February 13, 2007. 
  18. ^ a b "20 Years Later...Remembering Lebanese American Astronaut Christa McAuliffe" (PDF). Lebanese Monthly Magazine. February 2006. p. 18, Volume 1, Issue 2. Retrieved January 12, 2009. 
  19. ^ Anne Barnard and Neil Swidey (March 27, 2003). "Commander's background a strength". Boston Globe. Retrieved December 3, 2008. 
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  23. ^ Shain, Yossi (1999). Marketing the American Creed Abroad: Diasporas in the U.S. and Their Homelands. Cambridge University Press. p. 122. ISBN 052164531X. 
  24. ^ Politics and Propaganda: Weapons of Mass Seduction
  25. ^ Embassy of Lebanon in Washington: Making a Difference from
  26. ^ Ralph Nader: An Unreasonable Man
  27. ^ Women in Congress: Mary Roase Oakar
  28. ^ Elias James Corey – Autobiography
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