List of people from Davenport, Iowa
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The following list includes notable people who were born or have lived in Davenport, Iowa.
Fine arts and music
- Bix Beiderbecke, jazz musician; the Bix 7 Road Race and Memorial Jazz Festival are named for him
- Isabel Bloom, sculpture artist; raised in Davenport
- Branden Campbell, bassist for Neon Trees; born in Davenport
- Matthew Ashford, actor (Jack Deveraux on Days of Our Lives)
- Lara Flynn Boyle, actress (Twin Peaks and The Practice)
- Louise Carver, silent film and stage actress
- Dana Davis, actress (Franklin & Bash and 10 Things I Hate About You)
- Joe Frisco, jazz dancer and performer in vaudeville
- John Getz, stage and film actor
- Anne Marie Howard, actress
- Hazel Keener, silent-film actress
- Perry Lafferty, executive TV producer (All in the Family, M*A*S*H, and The Mary Tyler Moore Show)
- Sue Lyon, actress (Lolita)
- Stuart Margolin, actor and director (The Rockford Files)
- Mary Beth Peil, actress and singer (The Good Wife)
- Roger Perry, actor
- James Philbrook, actor
- Linnea Quigley, actress, known as a B movie scream queen
- Hynden Walch, voice actress
- Jim Leach, U.S. congressman; chairperson of the National Endowment for the Humanities
- Hiram Price, U.S. congressman
- Anthony Van Wyck, Wisconsin state senator
- Frederick G. Clausen, architect
- Samuel Cody, aviation pioneer; native of Davenport
- Edward Hammatt, architect 
- Daniel David Palmer, founder of chiropractic
- Oran Pape, only Iowa state patrolman murdered in the line of duty
- Otto Frederick Rohwedder, inventor of mass-produced sliced bread; grew up in Davenport
- Jim Skinner, CEO and Vice President of McDonald's; graduated from West High School (1962)
- Ambrose Burke, priest and eighth president of Saint Ambrose University
- Martin Cone, priest and sixth president of Saint Ambrose University
- John Flannagan, priest and second president of Saint Ambrose University
- Gail Karp, cantor of Temple Emanuel
- Cletus Madsen, priest
- Carl Meinberg, priest and seventh president of Saint Ambrose University
- Sebastian Menke, priest and tenth president of Saint Ambrose University
- Marvin Mottet, priest
- Gerald Francis O'Keefe, bishop of the Diocese of Davenport
- Gene Baker, infielder for Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates
- Mike Butcher, pitcher and coach for the California Angels
- Ed Conroy, college basketball head coach
- Roger Craig, running back for the San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Raiders, and Minnesota Vikings
- Ricky Davis, basketball shooting guard for multiple NBA teams
- Justin Diercks, driver with NASCAR
- Greg Engel, center for the San Diego Chargers and Detroit Lions
- Bill Fitch, two-time NBA Coach of the Year
- Austin Howard, offensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles, Baltimore Ravens, and New York Jets
- James Jones, defensive tackle for the Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens, and Detroit Lions
- Josh Kroeger, outfielder for the Arizona Diamondbacks
- Elmer Layden, fullback for three NFL teams
- Colby Lopez, professional wrestler known as Seth Rollins in WWE
- Pat Miletich, mixed martial artist, inaugural UFC welterweight champion
- Michael Nunn, middleweight boxing champion; born in Davenport
- Nat Pendleton, Olympic wrestler (silver medalist); actor
- Scott Pose, outfielder for the Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, and Kansas City Royals
- Alice Braunlich (1888-1989), classical philologist; taught at Shimer and Goucher colleges
- George Cram Cook, novelist, poet, and playwright
- Susan Glaspell, writer, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright
- Charles Edward Russell (1860-1941), muckraking journalist; co-founder of the NAACP;1927 Pulitzer Prize winner
- "Isabel Bloom Remembered". Isabel Bloom, L.L.C. Retrieved 2008-01-18.
- Arpy, Jim (2001-05-02). "Sculptor Isabel Bloom dies at 93". Quad City Times. Retrieved 2010-09-29.
- Vorhees, Don (2004). Why do donuts have holes? : fascinating facts about what we eat and drink. New York: Citadel Press. pp. 112–113. ISBN 9780806525518. OCLC 56800212.
- Reese, Peter (2006). The Flying Cowboy: Samuel Cody, Britain's first airman. Stroud, Gloucestershire: Tempus. p. 15. ISBN 0752436597. Retrieved 2009-12-12.
- "Obituary" (PDF). American Institute of Architects. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
- "NFL Roger Craig". National Football League (NFL). Retrieved 2008-01-18.
- Ruger, Todd (2004-12-26). "Michael nunn; Ex-boxer sentenced". Quad-City Times. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
- Robert Miraldi, The Pen is Mightier: The Muckraking Life of Charles Edward Russell. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003; pg. 17.