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Famous Nebraskans

Alexander Payne- Movie Director

http://www.nebraskalife.com/Nebraskan-Director-Alexander-Payne/

 

Bob Devaney- NE Head Coach

https://huskers.com/staff.aspx?staff=613

 

Bob Gibson- MLB Pitcher

https://sabr.org/bioproj/person/34500d95

 

William F. Cody or “Buffalo Bill” Entertainer

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_Bill

 

Chief Red Cloud Native American Leader

https://www.biography.com/political-figure/red-cloud

 

Chip Davis- Musician

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0204353/bio

 

Clayton Anderson Astronaut

https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/anderson_clayton.pdf

 

Crazy Horse- Native American Leader

https://crazyhorsememorial.org/story/the-history/about-crazy-horse-the-man/

 

Larry the Cable Guy- Comedian

https://www.larrythecableguy.com/bio

 

Grace Abbott Social Worker, Child Labor advocate

http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/gilded/jb_gilded_abbott_1.html

 

Kay Orr- First Female Governor of Nebraska

https://www.nga.org/governor/kay-a-orr/

 

Jordan Larson Olympic Athlete- Volleyball

https://www.teamusa.org/usa-volleyball/athletes/Jordan-LarsonBurbach

 

John Neihardt- Poet, Writer, Traveler

https://historicmissourians.shsmo.org/historicmissourians/name/n/neihardt/

 

Gabrielle Union- Actress

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005517/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm

 

Lee Simons- Former Director of the Henry Doorly Zoo

https://www.omahazoofoundation.org/giving-information/dr-lee-g-simmons-legacy-fund

 

Edward “Babe” Gomez- Medal of Honor Recipient, United States Marine

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_G%C3%B3mez

 

Edwin Perkins

http://www.nebraskastudies.org/1925-1949/edwin-perkins-kool-aid-inventor/

 

Gale Sayers- NFL- Hall of Fame Member

https://dataomaha.com/neb100/player/2

 

Gerald Ford- Former President

https://www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov/biography.aspx

 

Edward Creighton- Business Owner

https://history.nebraska.gov/publications/edward-creighton

 

Father Flanagan Priest, Founder of Boys Town

https://www.boystown.org/about/father-flanagan/Pages/biography.aspx

 

Fred Astaire- Actor/Dancer

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000001/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm

 

George Norris

https://history.nebraska.gov/george-norris

 

Harold “Doc” Edgerton- Inventor

http://edgerton-digital-collections.org/docs-life/midwestern-boy

 

Joel Sartore- Wildlife Photography

https://www.nationalgeographic.org/find-explorers/joel-sartore

 

Johnny Carson- Comedian

https://www.biography.com/performer/johnny-carson

 

Joyce C. Hall- Founder of Hallmark Cards

https://corporate.hallmark.com/about/j-c-hall/

 

Malcom X Activist

https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/encyclopedia/malcolm-x

 

Marlon Brando- Actor

https://www.notablebiographies.com/Br-Ca/Brando-Marlon.html

 

Mary Pipher- Psychologist and Author

https://lincolnlibraries.org/bookguide/booklists/nebraska-author-mary-pipher/

 

Matthew Sweet- Musician

https://www.encyclopedia.com/people/literature-and-arts/music-popular-and-jazz-biographies/matthew-sweet

 

Michael Forsberg Wildlife Photographer

http://plattebasintimelapse.com/author/mike/

 

Rose Blumkin Business Owner (Started NE Furniture Mart)

http://thetylergroup.ca/mrs-b-and-the-story-of-nebraska-furniture-mart/

 

Standing Bear- Ponca Native American Chief

http://www.nativepartnership.org/site/PageServer?pagename=airc_bio_standingbear

 

Susan La Flesche Picotte First Native American to earn a medical degree

http://www.nebraskastudies.org/1875-1899/susan-la-flesche-picotte-first-na-female-physician/

 

Susette “Bright Eyes” La Flesche Tibbles- Native American activist

http://www.nebraskastudies.org/1875-1899/the-trial-of-standing-bear/susette-la-flesche-tibbles/

 

Ted Kooser - Poet

http://www.tedkooser.net/

 

Tom Osborne- NE Head Coach/ U.S. House of Representatives

https://huskers.com/coaches.aspx?rc=1599&path=football

 

Warren Buffet Investor/Philanthropist

https://www.biography.com/business-figure/warren-buffett

 

Willa Cather- Author

https://www.notablebiographies.com/Ca-Ch/Cather-Willa.html

 

Niles Paul- NFL Receiver

https://huskers.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=14674

 

Paula Zahn- Journalist/Newscaster

https://premierespeakers.com/paula-zahn/bio

 

Preston Love Jazz Player

https://musicians.allaboutjazz.com/prestonlove

 

Terence Crawford- World Champion Boxer

https://sportytell.com/boxing/terence-crawford-biography-facts-childhood-personal-life/


Douglas Vincent “SA” Martinez Vocalist & DJ for Alternative Rock Band 311

https://leoadambiga.com/2011/12/19/a-martinez-music-legacy-311s-sa-martinez-takes-a-music-tradition-laid-down-by-his-father-and-grandfather-in-a-new-direction/

 

John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum Mt. Rushmore Sculptor

https://www.nps.gov/moru/learn/historyculture/gutzon-borglum.htm

 

John Najjar Designer of the Ford Mustang

https://auto.howstuffworks.com/john-najjar.htm

 

Henry T. Lynch Physician/Cancer Researcher

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(19)31502-8/fulltext

 

Francis La Flesche- Native American enthnologist

https://www.loc.gov/item/ihas.200196221/

 

George L Miller Founder of the Omaha World Herald newspaper

https://www.omaha.com/news/local/herald-publisher-george-l-miller-sought-to-astonish-the-world/article_53a85ae1-b7a2-5eea-9f85-09d8b97d761a.html

 

Peter Kiewit Founder of International Construction Firm

https://journalstar.com/news/local/jim-mckee-peter-kiewit-became-builder-to-the-world/article_43c5e00a-2c2c-5ac3-8dac-d09facfb1fa1.html

 

Doris Stevens Suggragist/Women’s Rights Advocate

http://www.chsfomaha.org/news-4/875-doris-stevens

 

Sarah Joslyn Entrepreneur, philanthropist

https://omahamagazine.com/articles/tag/sarah-joslyn/

 

Ernie Chambers- Nebraska State Senator

https://thehumanist.com/commentary/lifetime-service-celebrating-ernie-chambers

 

Eric Crouch football player, Heisman Trophy Winner

https://www.heisman.com/heisman-winners/eric-crouch/

 

Jeff Koterba- Editorial cartoonist, musician, author

http://jeffreykoterba.com/

 

Scott Frost- NE Football coach

https://huskers.com/coaches.aspx?rc=1970&path=football

 

Houston Alexander- Professional MMA fighter, radio host, rapper

https://www.houstonalexander.org/who-we-are

 

Jerry Tagge- NFL Player for Green Bay Packers

https://www.tagge-rutherford.com/bios/jerry_tagge

 

Bob Boozer- NBA Player, Olympic medalist

https://dataomaha.com/neb100/player/4

 

Bob Gibson- Major League Baseball player

https://dataomaha.com/neb100/player/1

 

Alex Gordon- Major league baseball player

https://dataomaha.com/neb100/player/33

 

Johnny Rodgers NFL Player

 https://dataomaha.com/neb100/player/5

 

John Beasley- actor

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0064040/bio

 

Extra source:

http://www.nebraskalife.com/17-Nebraskan-Groundbreakers/

 

Mildred Brown- Founder of the Omaha Star newspaper

http://www.nebraskastudies.org/1925-1949/mildred-brown-omaha-star-founder/

 

Takechi- jewelry business owners

         Kimi- https://www.omaha.com/columnists/kelly/kelly-at-years-old-omaha-businesswoman-kimi-takechi-is-still/article_9a05b6e2-4287-571f-92d2-18a7a6285cab.html

         Richard- https://jefferson.ops.org/LIBRARY/Links/FamousOmahans/RichardTakechi/tabid/230/Default.aspx

 

Staff Sgt. Ashleigh Buch- first openly serving transgender woman at Offut Air force Base

https://dataomaha.com/bigstory/news/transgender-offutt-airman-finally-able-to-live-as-my-true-self-finds-support-acceptance-during-transition

 

Luigi Waites- jazz drummer and vibraphonist

https://leoadambiga.com/2011/07/18/luigis-legacy-the-late-omaha-jazz-artist-luigi-waites-fondly-remembered/

 

Even Williams- co-founder and former CEO of Twitter

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evan_Williams_(Internet_entrepreneur)


Mari Sandoz- author

https://www.marisandoz.org/about_mari_sandoz/about_mari_sandoz.html

 

Alex Kava Author

https://alexkava.com/biography-alex-kava/

 

Alfonza W. Davis- Tuskegee Airman

http://tuskegeeairmennebraska.com/history/

 

Ahman Green NFL player

http://redzonecamp.com/about-ahman-green.html

 

Andy Roddick professional tennis player

http://www.arfoundation.org/andy

 

JoJo Siwa- Dancer, Singer, Actress, YouTube personality

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm7035582/bio

 

Sandra Organ- Houston Ballet Soloist

http://speedoflight-lonestarlibrarian.blogspot.com/2011/03/dance-interview-with-sandra-organ.html