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List of people from Lexington, Kentucky

Following are notable people who were either born/raised or have lived for a significant period of time in the Lexington, Kentucky metropolitan area:

Name Description
David Akers National Football League kicker.[1]
Tinashe singer and actress
James L. Alcorn Lexington deputy sheriff, United States Senator from Mississippi.[2]
Henry Bidleman Bascom editor, U.S. Congressional Chaplain, Methodist Bishop, President of Transylvania University 1842-1849
Kent Blazy songwriter[3]
John Breckinridge U.S. Senator[4]
John B. Breckinridge U.S. Representative[5]
John C. Breckinridge U.S. Vice President, U.S. Senator[6]
Belle Brezing brothel madame.[7]
Laura Bell Bundy actress.[8]
LaVerne Butler clergyman and college president.[9]
Elizabeth Pickett Chevalier silent film director, screenwriter, and best-selling author
Thomas D. Clark historian and author.[10]
Henry Clay statesman, US Representative and Senator, Secretary of State.[11]
George Clooney actor, producer, film director.[12]
Joyce Compton actress.
Drew Curtis businessman and founder of Fark.[13]
Chase Daniels radio personality.
Guy Davenport author.[14]
Jefferson Davis politician, President of the Confederate United States of America[15]
Dermontti Dawson NFL player.[16]
Major Carl H. Dodd Medal of Honor recipient for his service during the Korean War
Peter Durrett slave who with his wife formed First African Baptist Church of Lexington by 1790. It was first black congregation west of Allegheny Mountains and third oldest black Baptist church in United States.[17]
Charlotte Dupuy enslaved woman who sued Henry Clay for freedom in 1829.[18]
Farah Fath soap opera actress.[19] Known for roles on Days of Our Lives as Mimi Lockhart and One Life to Live as Gig Morasco Balsom
Henry Faulkner artist.[20]
London Ferrill second preacher of First African Baptist Church, served city during 1833 cholera epidemic. By 1850 he had attracted 1,820 members to the church, the largest in Kentucky. His funeral procession in 1854 was the second largest after that for Henry Clay.[17][21]
Ralph Foody actor.[22]
Steve Gabbard NFL player.[23]
Gatewood Galbraith author, lawyer, hemp advocate, and personal rights defender.[24]
Tyson Gay sprinter, 2007 World Champion at 100 and 200 meters.[25]
Rayna Gellert Bluegrass fiddler
Troy Gentry musician.[26]
Vince Gill musician.
Joe B. Hall Hall of Fame basketball coach.[27]
Tom Hammond NBC sportscaster.[28]
Haydar Hatemi painter.[28]
Thomas E. Hayden mayor of Flower Mound, Texas, reared in and graduate of the Sayre School in Lexington[29]
Han Kuo-Huang ethnomusicologist.
Richard Hell punk-rock Godfather.
Josh Hopkins actor.[30]
B. Wayne Hughes businessman said to be Kentucky's only billionaire.[31]
Martin Huston actor.
Kevin Jarvis Major League Baseball player.[32]
Ashley Judd actress.
Naomi Judd musician.
Gregory Kaidanov chess grandmaster
Austin Kearns Major League Baseball player with Cleveland Indians.
Paul Levy writer.
Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States.
Mary Todd Lincoln First Lady, wife of Abraham Lincoln.
William Lipscomb Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Brian Littrell musician.
Shirley Ardell Mason a.k.a. Sybil
Tucker Max author
Les McCann jazz musician and painter.
Shug McGaughey thoroughbred trainer.
Ralph Eugene Meatyard photographer.
Irene Moon also known as Katja Chantre Seltmann, musician.
Charles Chilton Moore
Jessica Moore journalist.
John Hunt Morgan Civil War General.
Thomas Hunt Morgan geneticist.
Gurney Norman author, University of Kentucky professor.
Natalie Novosel basketball player; 2012 first-round draft pick of WNBA's Washington Mystics.
J. Peterman businessman.
Rick Pitino Hall of Fame basketball coach.
Kevin Richardson musician.
Sarah Rice singer, musician, actress and artist.
Charles P. Roland historian.
Adolph Rupp Hall of Fame basketball coach.
Robert Schneider musician.
Michael Shannon actor
Eric Shelton NFL running back.
Tubby Smith basketball coach.
Harry Dean Stanton actor.
Walter Tevis author of The Hustler and The Color of Money.
John Tuska artist.
Jim Varney actor and comedian.
Adalin Wichman sculptor and artist, designer of the Eclipse Award Trophy.[33][34]
Steve Zahn actor.
Alfred Francis Russell 10th President of Liberia

See also


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  2. ^ Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Marquis Who's Who. 1967. 
  3. ^ Blazy, Kent (2010). "Welcome to". Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  4. ^ the United States Congress, Biographical Directory of. "BRECKINRIDGE, John - Biographical Information". Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  5. ^ the United States Congress, Biographical Directory of. "BRECKINRIDGE, John Bayne - Biographical Information". Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  6. ^ the United States Congress, Biographical Directory of. "BRECKINRIDGE, John Cabell - Biographical Information". Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  7. ^ Thompson, E.I. (2007-09-27). "Belle Brezing". Kentucky, University of. Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  8. ^ (2010). "Laura Bell Bundy on". Inc., CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  9. ^ Michael Foust, Obituary of LaVerne Butler, Baptist Press, December 21, 2010
  10. ^ Libraries and Archives, Kentucky Department for (2007-04-17). "Kentucky's Historian Laureate: Thomas D. Clark - Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives". Kentucky, Commonwealth of. Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
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  12. ^ Inc., (2010). "George Clooney". Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  13. ^ Curtis, Drew (2010). " - Drew Curtis". Inc., Vator. Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  14. ^ Wellner, Anita A. (2009-03-19). "University of Delaware: GUY DAVENPORT LETTERS". Delaware Library, University of. Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  15. ^ the United States Congress, Biographical Directory of. "DAVIS, Jefferson - Biographical Information". Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  16. ^ "Dermontti Dawson NFL & AFL Statistics". 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  17. ^ a b H. E. Nutter, A Brief History of the First Baptist Church (Black) Lexington, Kentucky, 1940, accessed 22 Aug 2010
  18. ^ Isaac Scott Hathaway Museum (2010-02-24). "Aaron and Charlotte Dupuy". Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  19. ^ Inc., (2010). "Farah Fath". Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  20. ^ Cross Gate Gallery (2009). "Henry Lawrence Faulkner". Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  21. ^ "Biography of London Ferrill, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Colored Persons, Lexington, KY.": A.W. Elder, printer, 1854, 12 pgs, online edition, Documenting the American South, University of North Carolina, accessed 6 May 2011
  22. ^ Inc., (2010). "Ralph Foody". Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
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  24. ^ Galbraith, Gatewood (2010-04-05). "Gatewood for Governor - Dea Riley for Lt. Governor - Gatewood Galbraith". Citizens to Elect Gatewood for Governor. Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  25. ^ "The Official Website of Tyson Gay :: Biography". Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  26. ^ MTV Networks (2009). " : Montgomery Gentry : Biography". Inc., MTVN Direct. Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  27. ^ "Joe B. Hall Coaching Record". College Basketball at 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  28. ^ a b Inc., (2010). "Tom Hammond (II)". Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  29. ^ "Thomas Edward Hayden". Retrieved February 3, 2014. 
  30. ^ Inc., (2010). "Josh Hopkins". Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  31. ^ Kroll, Louisa; Miller, Matthew (2010-03-10). "#232 Bradley Hughes -". LLC, Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  32. ^ "Kevin Jarvis Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  33. ^ "Adalin Wichman, designer of the Eclipse Awards statuette, dies at 91". Daily Racing Form. 2013-03-12. Retrieved 2013-04-05. 
  34. ^ Copley, Rich (2013-03-12). "Lexington artist Adalin Wichman, known for her work and wit, dies at 91". Lexington Herald Leader. Retrieved 2013-04-05.