List of people from Staten Island

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This is a list of people who were either born or have lived in Staten Island, a borough of New York City, New York, at some time in their lives.

Actors, actresses, film, and TV[edit]




Clear Comfort, the Alice Austen House Museum



  • Thomas Adams (1818-1905) – invented chewing gum; founder of the chewing gum industry, later teamed up with William Wrigley Jr; lived on Staten Island in the 1860s–1870s
  • Charles Goodyear – inventor; lived on Staten Island for several years; experimented with rubber 1836–39 on Staten Island; that business failed and he moved to Boston; patented the vulcanization of rubber in the 1840s
  • Gustave Mayer – inventor of the Nilla wafer, later popularized by Nabisco
  • Antonio Meucci – inventor of the telephone; immigrated to Staten Island, settling in the Clifton area in 1850, where he lived for the remainder of his life

Historical notables and early settlers[edit]


Military and government[edit]

  • Michael R. Boera – Major General, USAF; F-16 pilot Desert Storm, Bosnian War; holder of Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star; born and had elementary education on Staten Island
  • Walter L Bunyea;– Colonel, Armor, USA; Deputy Commanding Officer, 197th Infantry Brigade during Operation Desert Storm; Bronz Star; longest successful attack without operational pause in history; PS46, Curtis HS, South Beach Lifeguard
  • Father Vincent Capodanno – Chaplain, Lieutenant, United States Navy; Congressional Medal of Honor recipient
  • Ichabod Crane – US Army Colonel during the War of 1812; the nominal inspiration for the fictional protagonist in Washington Irving's Legend of Sleepy Hollow; buried in Staten Island
  • Thomas D Doubleday – Wall Street merchant; Colonel in Civil War; lived in Port Richmond; brother of Abner Doubleday
  • Fred Espenak – NASA scientist; born and educated on Staten Island
  • Louis V. Iasiello – Chief of Navy Chaplains from 2003 to 2006
  • Robert Gould Shaw (1837-1863) – Colonel who headed the Union Army's first African American regiment
  • Edward Stettinius Jr. – Chairman of US Steel; left to become Secretary of State to FDR Administration; former home is now Staten Island Academy, Todt Hill










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