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.

Notable natives and former residents[edit]

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]

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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