List of Scottish Americans

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This is a list of notable Scottish Americans, including both original immigrants who obtained U.S. citizenship and their American descendants.

To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are Scottish American or must have references showing they are Scottish American and are notable.


List of notable Americans with Scottish ancestry[edit]

Actors and entertainers[edit]

Artists[edit]

Athletes[edit]

Business[edit]

Musicians and singers[edit]

Government and military[edit]

Inventors, engineers and academics[edit]

Writers[edit]

Native American leaders[edit]

Religion[edit]

Other[edit]

Butch Cassidy
Malcolm X

References[edit]

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  9. ^ [1] "Cody Kasch, who plays Zach Young on Desperate Housewives, wore an argyle sweater with a burgundy tie. "I wore the sweater because I'm Scottish," he said."
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  27. ^ 'Elvis Presley's Scottish Ancestry'
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  42. ^ The Autobiography of Malcolm X. with the assistance of Alex Haley. New York: Grove Press, 1965, pp. 4–5. X's mother was born in Grenada - her father was Scottish. Initially he felt it was a status symbol to be light-skinned, but later he would say that he "hated every drop of that white rapist's blood that is in me." His mother had been born in Grenada, with a white father and black mother.