List of people from Lexington, Kentucky
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Following are notable people who were either born/raised or have lived for a significant period of time in the Lexington, Kentucky metropolitan area:
|David Akers||National Football League kicker.|
|Tinashe||singer and actress|
|James L. Alcorn||Lexington deputy sheriff, United States Senator from Mississippi.|
|Henry Bidleman Bascom||editor, U.S. Congressional Chaplain, Methodist Bishop, President of Transylvania University 1842-1849|
|John Breckinridge||U.S. Senator|
|John B. Breckinridge||U.S. Representative|
|John C. Breckinridge||U.S. Vice President, U.S. Senator|
|Belle Brezing||brothel madame.|
|Laura Bell Bundy||actress.|
|LaVerne Butler||clergyman and college president.|
|Elizabeth Pickett Chevalier||silent film director, screenwriter, and best-selling author|
|Thomas D. Clark||historian and author.|
|Henry Clay||statesman, US Representative and Senator, Secretary of State.|
|George Clooney||actor, producer, film director.|
|Drew Curtis||businessman and founder of Fark.|
|Chase Daniels||radio personality.|
|Jefferson Davis||politician, President of the Confederate United States of America|
|Dermontti Dawson||NFL player.|
|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.|
|Charlotte Dupuy||enslaved woman who sued Henry Clay for freedom in 1829.|
|Farah Fath||soap opera actress. Known for roles on Days of Our Lives as Mimi Lockhart and One Life to Live as Gig Morasco Balsom|
|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.|
|Steve Gabbard||NFL player.|
|Gatewood Galbraith||author, lawyer, hemp advocate, and personal rights defender.|
|Tyson Gay||sprinter, 2007 World Champion at 100 and 200 meters.|
|Rayna Gellert||Bluegrass fiddler|
|Joe B. Hall||Hall of Fame basketball coach.|
|Tom Hammond||NBC sportscaster.|
|Thomas E. Hayden||mayor of Flower Mound, Texas, reared in and graduate of the Sayre School in Lexington|
|Richard Hell||punk-rock Godfather.|
|B. Wayne Hughes||businessman said to be Kentucky's only billionaire.|
|Kevin Jarvis||Major League Baseball player.|
|Gregory Kaidanov||chess grandmaster|
|Austin Kearns||Major League Baseball player with Cleveland Indians.|
|Abraham Lincoln||16th President of the United States.|
|Mary Todd Lincoln||First Lady, wife of Abraham Lincoln.|
|William Lipscomb||Nobel Prize in Chemistry|
|Shirley Ardell Mason||a.k.a. Sybil|
|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|
|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.|
|Rick Pitino||Hall of Fame basketball coach.|
|Sarah Rice||singer, musician, actress and artist.|
|Charles P. Roland||historian.|
|Adolph Rupp||Hall of Fame basketball coach.|
|Eric Shelton||NFL running back.|
|Tubby Smith||basketball coach.|
|Harry Dean Stanton||actor.|
|Walter Tevis||author of The Hustler and The Color of Money.|
|Jim Varney||actor and comedian.|
|Adalin Wichman||sculptor and artist, designer of the Eclipse Award Trophy.|
|Alfred Francis Russell||10th President of Liberia|
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- "Adalin Wichman, designer of the Eclipse Awards statuette, dies at 91". Daily Racing Form. 2013-03-12. Retrieved 2013-04-05.
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