List of people from Fort Wayne, Indiana

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The following is a list of notable natives, residents, or former residents of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Artists, designers, and architects[edit]


Manager of the Cleveland Indians from 2003–2009, Fort Wayne native Eric Wedge
Pro Football Hall of Famer and Fort Wayne native Rod Woodson

Authors and writers[edit]

Business leaders[edit]

Inventors and scientists[edit]

Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of the modern television, lived in Fort Wayne from 1948–1967


Fort Wayne native and screen legend Carole Lombard


Fort Wayne native and national recording artist DeAngelo Samuel, aka Nyzzy Nyce

Physicians and medical researchers[edit]

Public servants[edit]

Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and first Comptroller of the Currency, Hugh McCulloch

Religious leaders[edit]

John Chapman, also known as Johnny Appleseed, is believed to have died in Fort Wayne.



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