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List of notable or famous farmers from the United States, with bios and photos, including the top farmers born in the United States and even some popular farmers who immigrated to the United States. If you're trying to find out the names of famous American farmers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These farmers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known farmer from the United States is included when available.

List contains people like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.

This historic farmers from the United States list can help answer the questions "Who are some American farmers of note?" and "Who are the most famous farmers from the United States?" These prominent farmers of the United States may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected American farmers.

Use this list of renowned American farmers to discover some new farmers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (208 items)
George Washington is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
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George Washington was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He presided over the convention that drafted the United States Constitution, which replaced the ...more

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Age: Died at 67 (1732-1799)

Birthplace: Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Westmoreland County, + more

Profession: Surveyor, Politician, Soldier, Military Officer, Farmer, + more

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#1 on The Most Important Military Leaders In US History

#4 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#3 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

#14 on The Most Important Military Leaders in World History

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Jimmy Carter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
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James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. is an American politician, author, and member of the Democratic Party who served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. He was awarded the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize. Carter, raised in rural Georgia, was a peanut farmer who served two terms as a ...more

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Age: 92

Birthplace: Plains, Georgia, United States of America

Profession: Statesman, Politician, Novelist, Military Officer, Author, + more

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#7 on The Best U.S. Presidents in the Past 50 Years

#5 on The Best One-Term U.S. Presidents

#6 on Guests You Hope to See on Late Show with Stephen Colbert

#29 on The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

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Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
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Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and the third President of the United States. He was a spokesman for democracy, and embraced the principles of republicanism and the rights of the individual with worldwide influence. At the ...more

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Age: Died at 83 (1743-1826)

Birthplace: Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Albemarle County, + more

Profession: Statesman, Inventor, Author, Farmer, Architect, + more

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#40 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

#7 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#2 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

#66 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

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Harry S. Truman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
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Harry S. Truman is an author. ...more

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Age: Died at 88 (1884-1972)

Birthplace: Lamar, Missouri, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Politician, Haberdasher, Farmer, Writer

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#26 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

#18 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

#12 on The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

#6 on The Most Influential People of the Cold War

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