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Links to histories and biographies of the famous people of Washington, DC. Many famous people of Washington, DC have made significant contributions to the history of our nation and the state of Washington, DC. These famous Americans, famous entertainers, famous players, famous scientist, famous singers, famous statesmen, famous women, heroes, great explorers, and others Washington, DC famous Americans have all made Washington, DC their home. This list includes Washington, DC historical figures, celebrities and those individuals of Washington, DC who have influenced the lives of others.

Famous People from Washington, DC

  • Carl Bernstein (1944- ) Reporter for The Washington Post that helped to uncover the Watergate scandal (1974).
  • Connie Chung (1946- ) Television news anchor who has worker for CBS and NBC.
  • Benjamin Oliver Davis (1877-1970) Army officer who became the first African American general in the US Army (1940).
  • John Foster Dulles (1888- 1959) Helped to found the United Nations.
  • J. Edgar Hoover (1895-1972) First director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
  • Sharon Pratt Kelly (1944- ) First female mayor of Washington D.C. (1991-1995).
  • Sugar Ray Leonard (1956- ) Boxer that won six world championship titles and an Olympic gold medal.

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