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

The list you're viewing has a variety of people, like Bill Cosby and Booker T. Washington, in it.

This historic educators from the United States list can help answer the questions "Who are some American educators of note?" and "Who are the most famous educators from the United States?" These prominent educators 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 educators.

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Bill Cosby is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Educators from the United States
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William Henry "Bill" Cosby Jr. is an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and activist. Cosby's start in stand-up began at the hungry i in San Francisco which was followed by landing a starring role in the 1960s show I Spy. During its first two seasons, he was a regular on the children's ...more

Age: 79

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Activist, Film Score Composer, Television director, Television producer, Musician, + more

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Booker T. Washington is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Educators from the United States
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Booker Taliaferro Washington was an African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the dominant leader in the African-American community. Washington was of the last generation of black American leaders born into ...more

Age: Died at 59 (1856-1915)

Birthplace: Hale's Ford, Virginia, United States of America

Profession: Educator, Author, Writer

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Bill Nye is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Educators from the United States
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William Sanford "Bill" Nye, popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is an American science educator, comedian, television host, actor, writer, scientist, and former mechanical engineer, best known as the host of the Disney/PBS children's science show Bill Nye the Science Guy and for his many ...more

Age: 61

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Educator, Screenwriter, Scientist, Actor, + more

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Robby Benson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Educators from the United States
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Robby Benson is an American film and television actor, television director, educator and singer. ...more

Age: 59

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Dallas

Profession: Television director, Educator, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting, + more

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