List of people from Eureka, California
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The following list includes notable people who were born or have lived in Eureka, California.
Academics and writing
|Vincent Gaddis||December 28, 1913||February 26, 1997||Author and creator of the term "Bermuda Triangle"||Born in Eureka|||
|Joseph T. Gregory||July 28, 1914||November 18, 2007||Paleontologist and professor||Lived and died in Eureka|||
Business and philanthropy
|Hans Ditlev Bendixsen||Oct 14, 1842||Feb 12, 1902||Shipbuilder; instrumental in the development of the merchant marine industry on the West Coast of the United States||Lived in Eureka|||
|Betty Kwan Chinn
(also known as 關惠群)
|Philanthropist||Lives in Eureka|||
|Charles Noski||Aug 23, 1952||Bank of America Corp Vice Chairman||Born in Eureka|||
|Myron Spaulding||Oct 28, 1905||Sep 11, 2000||Sailor, ship builder, and concert violinist||Born in Eureka|||
Media and art
|Ray Jerome Baker||Dec 1, 1880||Oct 1972||Photographer||Lived in Eureka|||
|Luke Burbank||May 8, 1976||Radio host||Born in Eureka|||
|Jeff Jordan||Artist||Born in Eureka|||
|Seth Kinman||Sep 29, 1815||Feb 24, 1888||Performer; hunter for Fort Humboldt||Lived in Eureka|||
|Matthew Monahan||1972||Artist||Born in Eureka|||
|Jimmy Swinnerton||Nov 13, 1875||Sep 8, 1974||Cartoonist and landscape painter||Born in Eureka|||
|Robert Whiting||Oct 24, 1942||Author and journalist||Grew up in Eureka|||
|Lloyd Bridges||Jan 15, 1913||Mar 10, 1998||Actor||Eureka High graduate, owner of historic buildings|||
|Sarah Joy Brown||Feb 18, 1975||Actress||Born in Eureka|||
|Steve Cochran||May 25, 1917||Jun 15, 1965||Actor||Born in Eureka|||
|Brendan Fraser||Dec 3, 1968||Actor||Lived in Eureka as a child|||
|Minerva Urecal||Sep 22, 1894||Feb 26, 1966||Actress||Born in Eureka|||
- Sara Bareilles, musical artist
- Blackhouse (Brian Ladd), musical artist
- Trevor Dunn, musical artist
- Ernie Earnshaw, musician
- Mindy Gledhill, musical artist
- El Hefe (Aaron Abeyta), musical artist
- Mel Lyman, musician and film maker,
- Alexander McCurdy, organist and educator
- Michael Moore, musician
- Parasite (Armin Elsaesser), musician
- Mike Patton, musical artist and lead vocalist of Faith No More
- Trey Spruance, musical artist
- Robert M. Viale, U.S. Medal of Honor recipient
- Stephen Girard Whipple, 49er, newspaper editor, Union Army officer, and politician
Politics and law
- Bob L. Beers, politician
- David Cobb, presidential candidate and orator
- Thomas Cottrell, politician
- James G. Crichton, politician
- James Gillett, Governor of California
- Peter D. Hannaford, political adviser and author associated with Ronald W. Reagan
- Frank C. Newman, Supreme Court of California associate justice
- Lafayette Henion, Major League baseball pitcher
- Dane Iorg, Major League baseball player
- Garth Iorg, Major League baseball player
- John Jaso, Major League baseball catcher and designated hitter
- Eddie Kearse, Major League baseball catcher
- Bill Kenworthy, Major League baseball player
- Roy Partee, Major League baseball catcher
- Greg Shanahan, Major League baseball pitcher
- Ned Yost, Major League baseball manager
- Walter Ray Williams, Jr., professional bowler
- Dennis Silk, cricketer
- Dave Harper, football player
- Rey Maualuga, professional football player
- Mike Nott, professional football player
- Maurice Purify, professional football player
- Elbie Schultz (1917-2002), collegiate All-American and NFL football player
- John Woodcock, football player
- Nate Quarry, professional fighter
- Bradley, Nancy. "My Life with Paranormal Icon Vincent Gaddis". Haunted America Tours. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
- Staff. "Joseph T. Gregory, 1914–2007". University of California Museum of Paleontology.
- Irvine, Leigh H. (1915). History of Humboldt County California. Los Angeles, California: Historic Record Company.
- Thadeus Greenson (2010-08-05). "Eureka's Betty Chinn receives Presidential Citizens Medal". Eureka Times-Standard.
- Heffes, Ellen M. (July 1, 2006). "Charles Noski". The Free Library.
- Van Collie, Shimon. "Myron Spaulding - End of an Era", Latitude 38, October, 2000, p. 135
- "The Ray Jerome Baker Collection Finding Aid" (PDF). MS 34. Kawai Historical Society Archives. March 1999. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-29.
- Sanders, Eli (December 9, 2008). "Beautiful Thing: The Best New Radio Show in Seattle Is on... KIRO?". The Stranger. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
- Shinn, Chas. Howard (October 1891). "With the Humboldt Trappers". Outing. XIX (2): 94–95. Retrieved November 25, 2008.
- Modern Art Exhibitions 2012 Matthew Monahan, Modern Art, 13 April - 12 May
- George Stern Fine Art. James Guilford Swinnerton (1875–1974)
- People: Robert Whiting, Japan Times, Vivienne Kenrick, November 12, 2000
- [Famous Humboldt: From the redwoods to the limelight, Myles Cochrane/Tri-City Weekly, Eureka Times-Standard, June 28, 2011
- Sarah Brown - Filmbug
- Geoff Mayer (2012). Historical Dictionary of Crime Films. Scarecrow Press. pp. 89–. ISBN 978-0-8108-6769-7.
- Diamond, Jamie (June 21, 1992). "Up and Coming: Brendan Fraser; A Man Schooled for Success". The New York Times. Retrieved January 8, 2008.
- Minerva Urecal (1894-1966) , What a Character, July 29, 2013
- California. Adjutant General's Office, Records of California men in the war of the rebellion 1861 to 1867, SACRAMENTO: State Office, J. D. Young, Supt. State Printing, 1890, pp. 11, 826-831
- Bell, Rachael. "Wayne Adam Ford: The Remorseful Serial Killer". TruTV Crime Library. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
- "Key Club Hears Talk by Former Rams Player," Humboldt Standard, Jan. 19, 1961, pg. 3.
- Kevin Still, SR Olympic Sports, Sports Reference LLC.
- "Heather Erickson". Team USA. United States Olympic Committee. Retrieved July 7, 2013.