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This is a list of notable people who were born or lived in the American state of Indiana.

Founders and pioneers


Martha Baker
Jeremy Michael Boorda
Ambrose Burnside
John Howard Cassady
George Rogers Clark
Sammy L. Davis
Jonathan D. George
William Grose
Scott S. Haraburda
Horace Meek Hickam
Jonas Ingram
Opha May Johnson
Henry Maston Mullinnix
John Poindexter
David M. Shoup
Walter Bedell Smith
Raymond Ames Spruance
Lew Wallace
Anthony Wayne
Samuel Woodfill

Politicians and activists

George Washington Buckner
Benjamin Harrison
William Henry Harrison
Abraham Lincoln
Richard Lugar
Mike Pence
Dan Quayle
John G. Roberts
Ted Stevens

Native American leaders


Film and theatre

Anne Baxter
James Dean
Louise Fazenda
Carole Lombard
Karl Malden
Steve McQueen
Dean Norris
Sydney Pollack
Alice Terry
Clifton Webb

Comedians and humorists

Red Skelton


Amanda Overmyer
Axl Rose
Janet Jackson
John Hiatt
Michael Jackson


Nicole Gale Anderson
Kate Bolduan
Joyce DeWitt
Jenna Fischer
Florence Henderson
David Letterman


Karen McDougal



Gil Hodges
Tommy John
Chuck Klein
Scott Rolen


Larry Bird
Skylar Diggins
Katie Douglas
George McGinnis
Blake Miller
Zach Randolph
Oscar Robertson

Basketball coaches

Gregg Popovich
Sharon Versyp
John Wooden


Jay Cutler
Bob Griese
Jaylon Smith
Rod Woodson

Football coaches

Hank Stram


Race car drivers

Jeff Gordon
Tony Stewart


Wrestlers, fighters, boxers

Mick Foley
Chris Lytle
Bill Wallace

Other sports figures

Ray Ewry
Lauren Holiday


Carl G. Fisher
Colonel Sanders


Art, literature and media

James Whitcomb Riley
Kurt Vonnegut

Science and medicine

Jane E. Henney
Julian Schwinger
Vernon L. Smith

Aviation and space

Wilbur Wright

Religious and spiritual figures

Notorious and infamous Hoosiers

John Dillinger


See also


  1. ^ "American Peace Society Photograph Collection, Swarthmore College Peace Collection". Retrieved February 16, 2022.
  2. ^ "Lilly King - Bio". SwimSwam. Retrieved July 23, 2021.
  3. ^ Eason, Brian; Wang, Stephanie; Adams, Michael Anthony (October 3, 2014). "Indianapolis native Peter Kassig named next ISIS target". IndyStar.
  4. ^ Martin, Douglas (October 29, 2007). "Robert Shields, Wordy Diarist, Dies at 89". The New York Times.