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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.

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  • John Shively Knight founder knight newspapers
  • Don Knotts actor
  • John Knowles author
  • John Kruk baseball player, television analyst
L - M
  • Everett Lilly singer, musician
  • Ann Magnuson actress
  • Peter Marshall actor
  • Kathy Mattea singer
  • Leo Mazzone baseball player, coach
  • Charles "Charlie" McCoy musician
  • Marion Meadows musician, composer
  • Morgan Morgan founder first white settlement in west virginia (born in wales)
  • Dwight Morrow politician, diplomat
  • Randy Moss football player
  • Lou Myers actor
N - P
  • John Forbes Nash mathematician, nobel laureate
  • John C. Norman surgeon, pioneer organ transplants
  • Brad Paisley singer, songwriter
  • Jedediah Purdy author, educator
R
  • Mary Lou Retton olympic medalist
  • Walter Reuther labor leader
  • Rich "Rod" Rodriguez football coach
  • Walter E. "Jack" Rollins songwriter
S
  • Nick Saban college football coach
  • Chris Sarandon actor
  • Alex Schoenbaum founder shoney's restaurants
  • Floyd B. "Ben" Schwartzwalder football coach
  • Harry Ford Sinclair founder sinclair oil
  • Michael W. Smith singer, songwriter
  • Red Sovine singer
  • Morgan Spurlock director, tv producer, screenwriter
  • Johnny Staats musician
  • Eleanor Steber opera singer
  • Lewis L. Strauss scientist, naval officer
V - Y
  • Cyrus Vance politician
  • Beverly Hennen Van Hook author
  • Harold T. Webster cartoonist
  • Jerry West basketball player
  • Jason Chandler Williams basketball player
  • Bill Withers singer, songwriter
  • Chuck Yeager test pilot
  • Steve Yeager baseball player
  • Steve Yeager baseball player
  • Fielding Harris Yost football player, coach

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