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Wisconsin Famous

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.


  • Jim Abrahams filmmaker
  • Marc Alaimo actor
  • Don Ameche actor
  • Lino Dante "Alan" Ameche (The Horse) football player
  • Aldrich Ames cia counter-intelligence, russian spy
  • Roy Chapman Andrews explorer, naturalist
  • Les Aspin politician
  • John Bardeen physicist, nobel laureate
  • Tom Barrett politician
  • Eric Benét singer
  • Michael Bennett football player
  • Lamont Bentley actor
  • Rowland Bernard "Bunny" Berigan musician
  • John J. Blaine politician
  • Robert "Rocky" Bleier football player
  • Richard "Dick" Bong usaf "highest-scoring air ace"
  • John Bradley iwo jima flag raiser
  • Caron Butler basketball player
  • Carrie Chapman Catt leader women's suffrage
  • Leroy Chiao astronaut
  • Chordettes quartet
  • Chester Commodore cartoonist
  • Ellen Corby actress
  • Seymour Cray supercomputer architect, engineer
  • John Cudahy ambassador
  • Jeffrey Dahmer serial killer
  • Tyne Daly actress
  • Willem Defoe actor
  • August Derleth author
  • Jeane Dixon psychic, astrologer
  • Bernardine Dohrn activist
  • F. Ryan Duffy politician

E - G

  • Lawrence Eagleburger diplomat, statesman
  • Howard "Howie" Epstein musician
  • Chris Farley actor
  • Suzy Favor-Hamilton runner
  • Russell "Russ" Feingold politician
  • Zona Gale author
  • Hamlin Garland author
  • King Camp Gillette industrialist, inventor
  • Heather Graham actress
  • Harry "Bud" Grant professional football coach
  • Owen Gromme artist
  • James Groppi civil rights activist, catholic priest
  • Tim Gullikson tennis player, coach
  • Deidre Hall actress
  • Devin Harris basketball player
  • Jerry Harrison songwriter, musician
  • Robert Lee "Bobby" Hatfield singer
  • Beth Heiden olympic medalist, athlete
  • Eric Heiden olympic medalist, speed skater
  • Phillip "Phil" Hellmuth, Jr. pro poker player
  • Arnold "Arnie" Herber football player
  • Woodrow "Woody" Herman musician, band leader

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Wisconsin Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Friendship Adams 608
Ashland Ashland 715
Rice Lake Barron 715
Washburn Bayfield 715
Green Bay Brown 920
Mondovi Buffalo 715
Grantsburg Burnett 715
Chilton Calumet 920
Chippewa Falls Chippewa 715
Neillsville Clark 715
Portage Columbia 608
Prairie du Chien Crawford 608
Madison Dane 608
Beaver Dam Dodge 920
Sturgeon Bay Door 920
Superior Douglas 715
Menomonie Dunn 715
Eau Claire Eau Claire 715
Florence Florence 715
Fond du Lac Fond du Lac 920
Crandon Forest 715
Platteville Grant 608
Monroe Green 608
Berlin Green Lake 920
Dodgeville Iowa 608
Hurley Iron 715
Black River Falls Jackson 715
Watertown Jefferson 920
Mauston Juneau 608
Kenosha Kenosha 262
Luxemburg Kewaunee 920
La Crosse La Crosse 608
Darlington Lafayette 608
Antigo Langlade 715
Merrill Lincoln 715
Manitowoc Manitowoc 920
Wausau Marathon 715
Marinette Marinette 715
Montello Marquette 608
Keshena Menominee 715
Milwaukee Milwaukee 414
Sparta Monroe 608
Oconto Oconto 920
Rhinelander Oneida 715
Appleton Outagamie 920
Mequon Ozaukee 262
Durand Pepin 715
River Falls Pierce 715
Amery Polk 715
Stevens Point Portage 715
Phillips Price 715
Racine Racine 262
Richland Center Richland 608
Janesville Rock 608
Ladysmith Rusk 715
Hudson Saint Croix 715
Baraboo Sauk 608
Hayward Sawyer 715
Shawano Shawano 715
Sheboygan Sheboygan 920
Medford Taylor 715
Arcadia Trempealeau 608
Viroqua Vernon 608
Eagle River Vilas 715
Whitewater Walworth 262
Spooner Washburn 715
West Bend Washington 262
Waukesha Waukesha 262
Waupaca Waupaca 715
Wautoma Waushara 920
Oshkosh Winnebago 920
Wisconsin Rapids Wood 715

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This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.