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List of people from San Francisco

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This is a list of notable people from San Francisco, California. It includes people who were born/raised in, lived in, or spent portions of their lives in San Francisco, or for whom San Francisco is a significant part of their identity, as well as music groups founded in San Francisco. This list is in alphabetical order.

Academics

  • Andrew Smith Hallidie (1836–1900) promoter of the first cable car line, served as a regent of the University of California from 1868-1900, lived and died in San Francisco[1]
  • Phoebe Hearst (1842–1919) first woman Regent of the University of California, socialite, philanthropist, feminist and suffragist, lived in San Francisco
  • Terry Karl (born 1947), professor of Latin American Studies at Stanford University, lives in San Francisco.[2]

Artists and designers

Architects

Designers

  • Josh Begley (b. 1984), digital artist and designer that works with data visualization, born in San Francisco
  • Yves Béhar (b. 1967), industrial designer, resides in San Francisco in Cow Hollow.[8]
  • Frank Kozik (b. 1946), music poster artist, toy designer, resides in San Francisco

Fashion

Illustrators and comic book artists

Mixed media and installation

  • Bruce Conner (1933–2008), multimedia artist, lived in San Francisco in the mid-1960s
  • Pam DeLuco (b. 1968), textile and fiber artist, papermaker and book arts, based in San Francisco
  • Jo Hanson (1918–2007), environmental artist and activist
  • David Ireland (1930–2009), American sculptor, conceptual artist and Minimalist architect
  • Gay Outlaw (b. 1959), sculptor, photographer & printmaker based in San Francisco.[13]
  • Reminisce (b. 1970), street artist, sculptor, painter, part of the Mission School art movement

Painters

Photographers

Sculptors

Business

Chefs

Crime

Entertainment industry

Actors

Dancers

Filmmakers

Promoters

Theatre

Military

Musicians and bands

News and commentary

Political figures, activists and civil servants

Scientists

  • Dian Fossey (1932–1985), primatologist, researcher and animal advocate, born and raised in San Francisco.
  • Clifford Geertz (1926–2006), anthropologist, born in San Francisco.
  • Eugene Gu (b. 1986), doctor and CEO of Ganogen Research Institute with work growing human organs on animals in the search for a treatment for congenital heart and kidney diseases.[30] Also a news media writer, born in San Francisco.[30]
  • Stephen Herrero, biologist, bear expert, professor at University of Calgary, born in San Francisco.
  • Daniel Levitin (b.1957) cognitive psychologist, neuroscientist, writer, musician, and record producer, born in San Francisco.
  • Kazue Togasaki (1897–1992) one of the earliest women with Japanese ancestry to earn a medical degree in the United States, served as a medical doctor in Japanese internment camps, born and raised in San Francisco.[31]
  • Robert Wartenberg (1887–1956) neurologist and clinical professor of neurology at the University of California.
  • John W. Young (b. 1930), astronaut, born in San Francisco.

Socialites

Writers

Athletes

Baseball

See San Francisco Giants#Baseball Hall of Famers for San Francisco Giants players in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Basketball

Boxing

Football

  • Gary Beban (b. 1946), NFL quarterback and 1967 Heisman Trophy winner
  • Ed Berry (b. 1963), NFL defensive back for Green Bay Packers and San Diego Chargers[37]
  • Tom Brady (b. 1977), NFL quarterback for New England Patriots and two-time NFL most valuable player[38]
  • Tedy Bruschi (b. 1973), NFL linebacker for New England Patriots[39]
  • Al Cowlings (b. 1947), USC and NFL defensive lineman
  • Chris Darkins (b. 1974), NFL running back for Green Bay Packers[40]
  • Bob deLauer (1920–2002), NFL center[41]
  • Eddie Forrest (1921–2001), NFL offensive lineman for San Francisco 49ers[42]
  • Jason Hill (b. 1985), NFL wide receiver for Jacksonville Jaguars[43]
  • Mike Holmgren (b. 1948), NFL head coach for Green Bay Packers and president of Cleveland Browns[44]
  • James Hundon (b. 1971), NFL player[45]
  • Zeph Lee (b. 1963), NFL player[46]
  • Joe Montana (b. 1956), NFL quarterback for San Francisco 49ers, inductee into Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • John Nisby (b. 1936), NFL guard with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins; one of the first African American players to play for the Washington Redskins[47]
  • Paul Oglesby (1939–1994), Oakland Raiders tackle[48]
  • Igor Olshansky (b. 1982), NFL defensive end for Dallas Cowboys[49]
  • Jerry Rice (b. 1962), NFL wide receiver for San Francisco 49ers, inductee into Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • George Seifert (b. 1940), Head Coach of the San Francisco 49ers (1989-1996), Carolina Panthers (1999-2001)
  • O. J. Simpson (b. 1947), NFL running back with Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers (1985); inductee into Pro Football Hall of Fame; previously, City College of San Francisco and USC running back[50]
  • Donald Strickland (b. 1980), current NFL cornerback for the New York Jets[51]
  • Eric Wright (b. 1985), NFL cornerback for Detroit Lions[52]
  • Steve Young (b. 1961), NFL quarterback for San Francisco 49ers, inductee into Pro Football Hall of Fame

Golf

  • Johnny Miller (b. 1947), professional golfer, TV commentator
  • Ken Venturi (1931–2013), professional golfer, TV commentator

Wrestling

Other sports

Other

See also

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