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District of Columbia Famous

People listed are almost always native to Washington, DC. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived here for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution in their personal endeavors.
  • Hunter Doherty "Patch" Adams physician, social activist, author
  • Pearl Bailey singer
  • Carl Bernstein author, journalist
  • Pat Buchanan political commentator
  • Connie Chung television anchor
  • Adrian Dantley nba basketball all-star
  • Benjamin Oliver Davis first african american general
  • Gene Davis painter
  • John Foster Dulles former secretary of state
  • Billy Eckstine singer
  • Duke Ellington composer, musician
  • Richard Stoddert Ewell american soldier
  • Al Gore politician, nobel peace prize recepient
  • John Edgar Hover first director of the fbi
  • Robert H. McNeil photographer
  • Jelly Roll Morton musician
  • Majorie Kinnan Rawlings author, pulitzer prize winner
  • Petros "Pete" Sampras tennis player
  • John Philip Sousa band leader

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District of Columbia Photographs

Al gorePete SamprasConnie ChungBenjamin DavisDuke Ellington

District of Columbia Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Washington District of Columbia 202

About the Author

John Moen is a cartographer who along with his wife are the orignal founders of worldatlas.com. He and his wife, Chris Woolwine-Moen, produced thousands of award-winning maps that are used all over the world and content that aids students, teachers, travelers and parents with their geography and map questions. Today, it's one of the most popular educational sites on the web.

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This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.