Famous Americans

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Benjamin Franklin
Inventor
1706 – 1790
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
Poet
1803 – 1862
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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Jurist
1841 – 1935
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Susan B. Anthony
Suffragette
1820 – 1906
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John Marshall
Jurist
1755 – 1835
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Louisa May Alcott
Author
1832 – 1888
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P.T. Barnum
Showman
1810 – 1891
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Henry Beecher
Author
1813 – 1867
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J.P. Morgan
Banker
1837 – 1913
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Robert E. Lee
Soldier
1807 – 1870
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Mark Twain
Author
1835 – 1910
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Frederick Douglas
Abolitionist
1817 – 1895
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William Penn
Colonist
1644 – 1715
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Henry David Thoreau
Author
1817 – 1862
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General George Patton
Soldier
1885 – 1945
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Tecumseh
Indian Chief
1768 – 1813
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Henry W. Longfellow
Poet
1807 – 1882
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Thomas A. Edison
Inventor
1847 – 1931
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Davy Crockett
Folk Hero
1786 – 1836
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Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
1903 – 1941
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Samuel Gompers
Labor Union Leader
1850 – 1924
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Washington Irving
Author
1783 – 1859
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James Fenimore Cooper
Author
1789 – 1854
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John Paul Jones
Naval Commander
1747 – 1782
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Daniel Webster
Statesman
1782 – 1852
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Daniel Boone
Frontiersman
1734 – 1820
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Alexander Hamilton
Treasurer
1757 – 1804
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Booker T. Washington
Author and Educator
1856 – 1915
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Will Rogers
Humorist
1879 – 1935
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Eleanor Roosevelt
Social Activist
1884 – 1962
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Henry Ford
Businessman
1863 – 1947
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John Dewey
Educator
1859 – 1952
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