List of people from Colorado Springs, Colorado

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The city of Colorado Springs, the second-largest city in Colorado and the county seat of El Paso County, Colorado, United States, has been the birthplace and home of several notable individuals. This list of people from Colorado Springs includes people that were born or lived in the city or greater metropolitan area. Individuals included in this list are people presumed to be notable because they have received significant coverage in reliable sources that are independent of the subject.[A]

Agriculture[edit]

  • Nick Venetucci (1911–2004), philanthropist who donated over 1 million pumpkins to children

Arts and entertainment[edit]

Art[edit]

Journalism[edit]

Literature and poetry[edit]

Modeling[edit]

Music and comedy[edit]

Television, theater, and film[edit]

Video game designers[edit]

Politics[edit]

Religion[edit]

Science and technology[edit]

  • Seymour Cray, lived in Colorado Springs; killed in an automobile accident in northern Colorado Springs
  • Myra Keen, malacologist[3]
  • Ancel Keys, physiologist, born in Colorado Springs
  • Warren P. Mason, electrical engineer and physicist, born in Colorado Springs
  • Kenneth Sims, geologist, born in Colorado Springs
  • Nikola Tesla, Serbian physicist; built a laboratory in Colorado Springs in 1899 for his experiments in the wireless transmission of electrical power

Astronauts[edit]

Sports[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Football[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

  • David Hale, professional hockey player; born in Colorado Springs

Wrestling and boxing[edit]

Soccer[edit]

Other sports and competitive events[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chriselrod.Com Archived June 7, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Preacher-turned-pariah tells of his two years in the wilderness
  3. ^ W. R. Evitt. "Myra Keen" (PDF). Memorial Resolution. Stanford University. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 27, 2011. Retrieved March 5, 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_10049475?source=pkg
  5. ^ http://www.teamusa.org/usa-wrestling/athletes/Henry-Cejudo