List of people from Wheaton, Illinois

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This list includes notable people who were born or have lived in Wheaton, Illinois.

Business[edit]

Media and entertainment[edit]

Military[edit]

Music[edit]

Politics[edit]

  • Joe Birkett (born 1955), Illinois Appellate Court justice; former DuPage County State's Attorney
  • George Peter Foster (1858–1928), U.S. congressman from Illinois, 3rd and 4th districts
  • William L. Guild (1910–1993), Illinois Attorney General and jurist
  • Randy Hultgren (born 1966), U.S. congressman, representing Illinois's 14th congressional district
  • Robert Jauch (born 1945), Wisconsin state legislator
  • Prentice Marshall (1926–2004), U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois (1973–1996)
  • Peter Roskam (born 1961), U.S. congressman (2007- ) representing Illinois's 6th congressional district
  • Evelyn Sanguinetti (born 1970), Lieutenant Governor of Illinois
  • Samuel K. Skinner (born 1938), U.S. Secretary of Transportation and White House Chief of Staff under President George H. W. Bush[5]

Religion[edit]

Science and design[edit]

  • Edwin Hubble (1889–1953), astronomer after whom the Hubble Space Telescope is named
  • Jarvis Hunt (1863–1941), architect and designer of Chicago Golf Club's clubhouse in Wheaton
  • Grote Reber (1911–2002), amateur astronomer, radio engineer and pioneer of radio astronomy

Sports[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Football[edit]

+ Bob Zeman (born 1937} high school All-State and All-American football player All- Big Ten def. back at Wisconsin [played for San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos]All -NFL def- back coached in NFL 22 years 15 years in play-offs and two Super Bowl wins

Golf[edit]

Hockey[edit]

Olympics[edit]

  • Adam Harris (born 1987), Olympic sprinter
  • Sean Rooney (born 1982), Olympic volleyball outside hitter; gold medalist
  • Jim Spivey (born 1960), three-time Olympic 1500 meter and 5000 meter track and field athlete
  • Nancy Swider-Peltz (born 1956), Olympic speedskater (1976, 1980, 1984, 1988); mother of Nancy Jr.
  • Nancy Swider-Peltz, Jr. (born 1987), Winter Olympian speed skater (2010)

Tennis[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cress, Doug (May 5, 1993). "CNN Anchor Bobbie Battista Has Become A Worldwide Hit". Chicago Tribune. p. 1. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Rose Ann Locke". Chicago Tribune. 10 May 2004. Retrieved 17 February 2011. 
  3. ^ Dellios, Hugh (October 8, 1990). "Son also arises as county worker". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Lauren Jiggetts and James Langton (2010-09-10). "Wheaton Soldier Receives Posthumous Medal of Honor". NBC Chicago. Retrieved 2010-10-04. 
  5. ^ Mehler, Neil H. (9 December 1991). "Wheaton Pals Recall `Good Guy` Skinner". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  6. ^ Cox, Ted (September 27, 2002). "Thankful Otto misses the cut with Cubs". Daily Herald. p. 5. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  7. ^ Mike Lee bio page
  8. ^ "Broncos' Juriga faces back surgery". Chicago Tribune. May 6, 1992. p. 2. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  9. ^ Finn, Robin (4 May 1996). "Tim Gullikson, 44, Tennis Coach and Player". The New York Times. Retrieved 9 July 2014.