List of people from Quincy, Illinois
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The following list includes notable people who were born or have lived in Quincy, Illinois. For a similar list organized alphabetically by last name, see the category page People from Quincy, Illinois.
Acting and comedy
|Anderson, JohnJohn Anderson||October 20, 1922||August 7, 1992||Actor and director (Twilight Zone, Gunsmoke)||Raised in Quincy|||
|Astor, MaryMary Astor||May 3, 1906||September 25, 1987||Actress (The Maltese Falcon, The Great Lie)||Born in Quincy|||
|Brocksmith, RoyRoy Brocksmith||September 15, 1945||December 16, 2001||Actor (Total Recall, Arachnophobia)||Born in Quincy and graduated from Quincy University in 1970.|||
|Fleer, HarryHarry Fleer||March 26, 1916||October 14, 1994||Actor (Little Giants, Tormented)||Born in Quincy|||
|Gallaher, DonaldDonald Gallaher||June 25, 1895||August 14, 1961||Actor and director (The Great Train Robbery, Temple Tower)||Born in Quincy|||
|Hilgenbrink, TadTad Hilgenbrink||October 9, 1981||Actor (American Pie Presents: Band Camp, The Curiosity of Chance)||Born in Quincy and attended Quincy Senior High School|||
|Kolker, HenryHenry Kolker||November 13, 1874||July 15, 1947||Actor||Family moved to Quincy when he was young|
|Livingston, RobertRobert Livingston||December 9, 1904||March 7, 1988||Actor (The Three Mesquiteers, The Lone Ranger Rides Again)||Born in Quincy|||
|Sayles, IrvingIrving Sayles||1872||February 8, 1914||Vaudeville entertainer||Born in Quincy|||
|Wicker, IreeneIreene Wicker||November 24, 1905||November 17, 1987||Actress and singer (The Singing Lady)||Born in Quincy|||
|Jonathan Van Ness||March 28, 1987||Hairdresser and TV Personality (Queer Eye (2018 TV series))||First male cheerleader of Quincy Senior High School|||
|Ray, James EarlJames Earl Ray||March 10, 1928||April 23, 1998||Convicted of shooting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.||Raised in Quincy|||
|Scott, JamesJames Scott||November 20, 1969||Charged with sabotaging a levee in West Quincy, Missouri during the Great Flood of 1993||Born in Quincy|||
|Swango, MichaelMichael Swango||October 21, 1954||Serial killer||Raised in Quincy and attended Quincy Notre Dame High School|||
- Mike Estabrook, contemporary artist (lives in Brooklyn, NY)
- Neysa McMein, artist
- John Quidor, painter
- Robert S. Roeschlaub, architect
- Michaele Vollbracht, fashion designer and illustrator
Journalism and writing
- Harriet Bates (1856-1886), poet and novelist
- Ernest Hemmings, founder of the popular Hemmings Motor News magazine
- Rick Hummel, Hall of Fame baseball writer
- Thomas A. Oakley, CEO and chairman of Quincy Newspapers
- Arthur Pitney, inventor of the postage meter
- Jean Rabe, author
- James B. Stewart, author
- John Wingate, broadcaster, writer and communications consultant
- Thomas Scott Baldwin, US Army major during World War I; aviation pioneer and balloonist 
- Albert Cashier, Union Army soldier during the Civil War
- James Dada Morgan, Union Army general during the Civil War
- Benjamin Prentiss, Union Army general during the Civil War
- Scott L. Thoele, US Army National Guard brigadier general
- Paul Tibbets, World War II pilot, Enola Gay
- Ray Burke clarinetist
- Ralph Carmichael, composer
- Micki Free, professional musician
- Tom Goss, musician, born in Quincy
- The Graduate (members Corey Warning and Jared Wuestenberg)
- Bob Havens, jazz musician
- Charlie "Specks" McFadden, country blues singer and songwriter
- Tony Peck, member of the rock band The Forecast
- Thomas Awerkamp, Illinois State Senator and businessman
- Horace S. Cooley, Illinois Secretary of State
- Laura Kent Donahue, Illinois State Senator
- Stephen Arnold Douglas, youngest supreme court justice in Illinois history (27 years old); ran as a Democrat against Abraham Lincoln in the 1860 election
- Mary Lou Kent, Illinois state legislator
- Frederick Kreismann, mayor of St.Louis
- Charles E. Lippincott, California State Senator and Illinois Auditor
- Benjamin M. Mitchell, state representative, born in Quincy
- Charles E. Morris, state assemblyman for Wisconsin
- Isaac N. Morris, state representative
- Brian Munzlinger, state representative for Missouri
- William Alexander Richardson, U.S. Senator
- Onias C. Skinner, Illinois jurist and legislator
- William Rudolph Smith, attorney general of Wisconsin
- Art Tenhouse, Illinois state legislator
- William D. Turner, state assemblyman for Wisconsin
- John Wood, city founder and the 12th governor of Illinois
- Edgar Johnson Goodspeed, theologian and scholar
- Etta Semple, atheist activist
- Father Augustus Tolton, first African-American priest
- Brian Clark, Canadian football player
- Jack Cornell, professional football player
- Al Demaree, professional baseball player
- Bruce Douglas, basketball player
- Bruce Edwards, major-league baseball catcher
- Jim Finigan, major-league baseball player
- Art Fromme, professional baseball player
- Luke Guthrie, professional golfer
- John W. Henry, principal owner of the Boston Red Sox, the Boston Globe, Liverpool F.C.; co-owner of Roush Fenway Racing
- Chase Hilgenbrinck, former major-league soccer player
- Caren Kemner, Olympic volleyball player
- Dutch Kemner, baseball player
- Nicole Kramer, Olympic swimmer
- Luke Lutenberg, major-league baseball player
- Fritz Ostermueller, major-league baseball player
- Gary Phillips, basketball player
- Josh Rabe, former major-league baseball player
- Paul Reuschel, major-league baseball player
- Rick Reuschel, major-league baseball player
- Ike Samuels, third baseman for the St. Louis Browns
- El Tappe, Chicago Cubs catcher and coach (1961 season)
- F. Morgan Taylor, Jr., golfer
- D. A. Weibring, professional golfer
- Society, Historical (2010-09-14). "Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County: John Anderson Returns to Quincy". Adamscountyhistory.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
- "John Anderson : Biography". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
- "Mary Astor". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
- "Roy Brocksmith". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
- "Harry Fleer". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
- "Donald Gallaher". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
- "Tad Hilgenbrink". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
- "Robert Livingston". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
- "Photographic Image of Death Certificate of Irving Sayles" (JPG). Nugrape.net. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
- Robertson, Nan (1987-11-18). "Ireene Wicker Hammer Dies, 86 - Storyteller to Millions of Children". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
- "LIFE STORIES: Van Ness on whirlwind journey as one of Fab Five on 'Queer Eye' reboot". Herald-Whig. 2018-03-05. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
- Carter, Tamara (February 19, 2011). A Memoir of Injustice. Trine Day. ISBN 1936296055.
- Pitluk, Adam (December 18, 2007). Damned To Eternity. Da Capo Press. ISBN 0306815273.
- "Adams County History". Archived from the original on 2006-11-18. Retrieved 2008-06-11.
- Eagle, Bob; LeBlanc, Eric S. (2013). Blues - A Regional Experience. Santa Barbara, California, United States: Praeger Publishers. p. 134. ISBN 978-0313344237.
- Johannsen, Robert (1973). Stephen A. Douglas. New York: Oxford University Press.
- 'Illinois Blue Book 1927-1928,' Biographical Sketch of Benjamin M. Mitchell, pg. 252-253