Connecticut Famous Natives

People listed are almost always native to the state. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within a state for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the state in their personal endeavors.

H continued
  • J. J. Henry golfer
  • Katharine Hepburn actress
  • David Humphreys revolutionary war colonel, author
  • Collis Potter Huntington railroad magnate
  • Samuel Huntington jurist, statesman
I - K
  • Laura Ingraham radio host
  • Charles Ives composer
  • Jay Johnstone baseball player
  • Mary Dixon Kies first woman to receive patent
  • Ted Knight actor
  • Charles H. Kraft anthropologist, linguist
  • Edwin H. Land inventor, scientist
  • John Larson politician
  • Eriq LaSalle actor
  • Annie Leibovitz photographer
  • Sol LeWitt artist
  • Joe Lieberman politician
  • Kristine Lilly soccer player
  • Christopher Lloyd actor
  • Joseph "Joey" Logano automobile racer
  • Justin Long actor
  • Seth MacFarlane comedian, screenwriter, producer
  • John Mayer singer, songwriter
  • Dylan McDermott actor
  • Mark McGrath singer
  • Robert Mitchum actor
  • J. P. Morgan financier, banker, philanthropist
  • Calvin Murphy basketball player
  • Jerry Nadeau race car driver
  • Ralph Nader author, political activist, politician
  • David Naughton actor
  • Kevin Nealon actor
  • Emily Cheney Neville author
  • Fred Norris radio personality, comedy writer
O - P
  • Frederick Law Olmsted landscape architect
  • Kenneth Olsen inventor, engineer
  • Ron Palillo actor
  • Willie Pep boxer
  • Liz Phair singer, songwriter
  • Jimmy Piersall baseball player
  • Kenneth Lee Pike linguist, anthropologist
  • Frederick Walker Pitkin politician
  • Gene Pitney singer, songwriter
  • Rosa Ponselle soprano
  • Charles Ethan Porter artist
  • Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. politician
  • E. Annie Proulx author, pulitzer prize winner


  • John Ratzenberger actor
  • Abraham Ribicoff politician
  • Christy Carlson Romano actress, singer
  • Bill Romanowski football player
  • John Rowland politician
  • Rosalind Russell actress
  • Meg Ryan actress
  • Emily Saliers singer, songwriter, musician
  • ChloĆ« Sevigny actress
  • Scott Sharp race car driver
  • Chris Shays politician
  • Jimmy Shea olympic medalist
  • Spec Shea baseball player
  • Joseph Earl Sheffield railroad magnate
  • Jeff Simmons race car driver
  • Christopher Miner Spencer inventor
  • Armstrong Sperry author, illustrator
  • Benjamin Spock pediatrician, author
  • Harriett Beecher Stowe author, abolitionist
  • Larry Sullivan actor
  • Eli Terry clockmaker
  • Alton Tobey artist
  • Kathleen Kennedy Townsend poltician
  • Jim True-Frost actor
  • John Trumbull artist
  • Jonathan Trumbull politician
  • Jonathan Trumbull, Jr. politician
V -W
  • Bobby Valentine baseball player
  • James Van Der Beek actor
  • Mo Vaughn baseball player
  • Noah Webster lexicographer, author, spelling reformer
  • Gideon Welles politician
  • Eleazar Wheelock educator, founder dartmouth college
  • Eli Whitney inventor cotton gin
  • Treat Williams actor
  • Oliver Wolcott politician
  • Oliver Wolcott, Jr. politician

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