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List of people from Columbia, Missouri facts for kids

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This is a list of the people born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with the American city of Columbia, Missouri, and its surrounding metropolitan area.


Attending college in Columbia

Many people have lived in Columbia temporarily, while attending one of the city's institutions of higher education; such people are not included in this list. For lists of people who attended college in Columbia see:

  • List of Columbia College alumni
  • List of Stephens College alumni
  • List of University of Missouri alumni

A–D

  • James William Abert – soldier and explorer
  • Thomas M. Allen – clergyman
  • Benjamin Anderson – economist
  • Gary Anderson – football player
  • Judy Baker – politician
  • Matt Bartle – politician
  • Rob Benedict – actor
  • William Duane Benton – judge
  • Rebecca Blank – educator; U.S. Secretary of Commerce
  • Philemon Bliss – judge
  • John William Boone – musician
  • Stratton D. Brooks – college president
  • Fleda Brown – poet
  • Jessica Capshaw – actress
  • Russ Carnahan – politician
  • Jack D. Crouch – hotelier; father of Jack Dyer Crouch, II
  • Derek "Deke" Dickerson – musician

E–L

  • William Jewell – educator
  • Leon W. Johnson – second mayor of Columbia
  • Tyler Johnson – baseball pitcher
  • Daniel Webster Jones – Mormon pioneer
  • Kraig Kann – golf commentator
  • E. Stanley Kroenke – sports mogul
  • Ken Lay – chief executive, Enron
  • Grace Lee – radio and television personality
  • Guy Sumner Lowman, Jr. – linguist

M–S

  • Jeff Maggert – professional golfer
  • William Rainey Marshall – fifth Governor of Minnesota
  • Tom McVea – politician
  • William L. Nelson – politician
  • John Neihardt – poet
  • Don Nardo – author
  • Michael Paul Oman-Reagan – artist
  • Carlos Pena Jr. – singer
  • James S. Rollins – 19th-century politician
  • Jesse M. Roper – 19th-century naval officer
  • Charles Griffith Ross – press secretary for U.S. President Harry S. Truman
  • Felix Sabates – philanthropist
  • Therese Sander – farmer; politician
  • Max Schwabe – politician
  • Jon Scott – television journalist
  • John F. Shafroth – Colorado politician
  • Clay Shirky – writer
  • Apollo M. O. Smith – aviation executive
  • William Smith – actor
  • William J. Stone – 28th Governor of Missouri

T–Z

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Malcolm Thomas
  • Blake Tekotte – baseball player
  • Malcolm Thomas – professional basketball player
  • Nischelle Turner – television personality
  • Zbylut Twardowski – nephrologist
  • Charlie Van Dyke – radio personality
  • Andrew VanWyngarden – musician
  • James "Bud" Walton – co-founder, Wal-Mart
  • Sam Walton – co-founder, Wal-Mart
  • Edwin Moss Watson – editor; publisher
  • David Wax – member, rock band David Wax Museum
  • Norbert Wiener – mathematician
  • Lisa Wilcox – actress
  • Roger B. Wilson – 52nd Governor of Missouri

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