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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.

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George Washington is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
George Washington Died at 67 (1732-1799) 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 ...more

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Jimmy Carter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
Jimmy Carter age 93 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 ...more

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Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
Thomas Jefferson Died at 83 (1743-1826) 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 ...more

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Harry S. Truman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
Harry S. Truman Died at 88 (1884-1972) Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was an American statesman who served as the 33rd President of the United States (1945–1953), taking the office upon the death of Franklin D. ...more

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Rick Perry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
Rick Perry age 68 James Richard "Rick" Perry (born March 4, 1950) is an American politician who is the 14th and current United States Secretary of Energy, serving in the Cabinet of Donald Trump. Prior ...more

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Andrew Jackson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
Andrew Jackson Died at 78 (1767-1845) Andrew Jackson was the seventh President of the United States. He was born near the end of the colonial era, somewhere near the then-unmarked border between North and South Carolina, into a ...more

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Sam Brownback is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
Sam Brownback age 61 Samuel Dale "Sam" Brownback is an American politician currently serving as Governor of Kansas. A member of the Republican Party, Brownback was first elected to the U.S. House of ...more

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Tom Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
Tom Buchanan age 62

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James Monroe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
James Monroe Died at 73 (1758-1831) James Monroe was the fifth President of the United States. Monroe was the last president who was a Founding Father of the United States and the last president from the Virginia dynasty and the ...more

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James K. Polk is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
James K. Polk Died at 54 (1795-1849) James Knox Polk was the 11th President of the United States. Polk was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. He later lived in and represented Tennessee. A Democrat, Polk served as the 17th ...more

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Chuck Grassley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
Chuck Grassley age 84 Charles Ernest "Chuck" Grassley is the senior United States Senator from Iowa, serving since 1981. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served in the United States House of ...more

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William A. Spinks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
William A. Spinks Died at 68 (1865-1933) William Alexander Spinks, Jr. was an American professional player of carom billiards in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was known professionally as William A. Spinks or W. A. Spinks, ...more

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Bill Berry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
Bill Berry age 59 William Thomas "Bill" Berry is a retired American musician and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the drummer for the alternative rock band R.E.M. In addition to his drumming duties, ...more

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Willie Allen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
Willie Allen age 69 Will Allen is an American urban farmer based in Milwaukee and a retired professional basketball player.

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Wendell Berry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
Wendell Berry age 83 Wendell Berry is an American novelist, poet, environmental activist, cultural critic, and farmer. A prolific author, he has written dozens of novels, short stories, poems, and essays. He is an ...more

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Victor Davis Hanson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
Victor Davis Hanson age 64 Victor Davis Hanson is an American military historian, columnist, former classics professor, and scholar of ancient warfare. He has been a commentator on modern warfare and contemporary politics ...more

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George A. Waggaman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
George A. Waggaman Died at 61 (1782-1843) George Augustus Waggaman was a United States Senator from Louisiana. Born in Caroline County, Maryland, he completed preparatory studies under private tutors, studied law, and was admitted to ...more

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William H. Crawford is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
William H. Crawford Died at 62 (1772-1834) William Harris Crawford was an American politician and judge during the early 19th century. He served as United States Secretary of War from 1815 to 1816 and United States Secretary of the ...more

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Roscoe Holcomb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
Roscoe Holcomb Died at 69 (1912-1981) Roscoe Holcomb, was an American singer, banjo player, and guitarist from Daisy, Kentucky. A prominent figure in Appalachian folk music, Holcomb was the inspiration for the term "high, ...more

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Tim Huelskamp is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
Tim Huelskamp age 49 Timothy Alan "Tim" Huelskamp is an American politician and member of the Republican Party who has been the U.S. Representative for Kansas's 1st congressional district since 2011. The ...more

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Francis E. Warren is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
Francis E. Warren Died at 85 (1844-1929) Francis Emroy Warren was an American politician of the Republican Party best known for his years in the United States Senate representing Wyoming. A soldier in the Union Army during the American ...more

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Abraham B. Venable is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
Abraham B. Venable Died at 53 (1758-1811) Abraham Bedford Venable was a representative and senator from Virginia. He was the uncle of congressman Abraham Watkins Venable.

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Alexander Barrow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
Alexander Barrow Died at 45 (1801-1846) Alexander Barrow I was a lawyer and United States Senator from Louisiana. He was a member of the Whig Party. He was the half-brother of Washington Barrow, the son of his father and his second ...more

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Cecil R. Blair is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
Cecil R. Blair Died at 85 (1916-2001) Cecil Ray Blair was a Rapides Parish farmer and businessman who was a Democratic member of both houses of the Louisiana State Legislature during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. He served in the ...more

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Alexander Ralston is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
Alexander Ralston Died at 56 (1771-1827) Alexander Ralston was one of two co-architects for the design of the city of Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Buddy Leach is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
Buddy Leach age 84 Claude Anthony "Buddy" Leach, Jr., is an American politician. Formerly, he was the U.S. Representative for Louisiana's 4th congressional district and a member of the Louisiana House of ...more

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Benjamin Swift is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
Benjamin Swift Died at 66 (1781-1847) Benjamin Swift was an American lawyer, banker and politician from Vermont. He served as a United States Representative and United States Senator, and helped found the Whig Party.

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William S. Taylor is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
William S. Taylor Died at 75 (1853-1928) William Sylvester Taylor was the 33rd Governor of Kentucky. He was initially declared the winner of the disputed gubernatorial election of 1899, but the Kentucky General Assembly, dominated by ...more

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John Eugene Osborne is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
John Eugene Osborne Died at 85 (1858-1943) John Eugene Osborne was an American physician, farmer, banker and Democratic politician. He was the third Governor of Wyoming after the Wyoming Territory attained statehood in 1890.

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Arthur W. Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
Arthur W. Mitchell Died at 85 (1883-1968) Arthur Wergs Mitchell was a U.S. Representative from Illinois. Mitchell was the first African American to be elected to the United States Congress as a Democrat. Mitchell was born near ...more

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Junius Marion Futrell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
Junius Marion Futrell Died at 85 (1870-1955) Junius Marion Futrell was the 30th Governor of Arkansas from 1933 to 1937, and the Acting Governor for a short period in 1913.

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Bob Angelle is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
Bob Angelle Died at 83 (1896-1979) Robert Joseph Angelle, known as Bob Angelle, was a businessman and politician from Breaux Bridge in St. Martin Parish, who was the Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives from ...more

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Catherine Hagel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
Catherine Hagel Died at 114 (1894-2008) Catherine Helen Hagel was an American supercentenarian. She was born in Dayton, Minnesota, and was, at the time of her death, the third-oldest validated person in the world. Hagel was the second ...more

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Harold Hellbaum is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
Harold Hellbaum Died at 81 (1926-2007) Harold Hellbaum was a prominent farmer, rancher, and businessman in Platte County near Wheatland north of Cheyenne who was a Republican member of the Wyoming House of Representatives from 1963 ...more

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Robert Woodward Barnwell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
Robert Woodward Barnwell Died at 81 (1801-1882) Robert Woodward Barnwell was an American planter, lawyer, and educator from South Carolina who served as a Senator in both the United States Senate and that of the Confederate States of

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Blanche Bruce is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
Blanche Bruce Died at 57 (1841-1898) Blanche Kelso Bruce was a U.S. politician who represented Mississippi as a Republican in the U.S. Senate from 1875 to 1881; of mixed race, he was the first elected black senator to serve a full ...more

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Bruce Lynn is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
Bruce Lynn age 93 Bruce Newton Lynn, I, is a retired north Caddo Parish businessman and banker who was a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1976–1988. He is a native and resident of ...more

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Thomas H. Carter is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
Thomas H. Carter Died at 57 (1854-1911) Thomas Henry Carter was a territorial delegate, a United States Representative, and a U.S. Senator from Montana. The child of Irish immigrants, Carter rose from a childhood spent on small farms ...more

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Winthrop Paul Rockefeller is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
Winthrop Paul Rockefeller Died at 58 (1948-2006) Winthrop Paul "Win" Rockefeller was a Republican politician who served as the 13th Lieutenant Governor of the US state of Arkansas from 1996 until his death. He was also a member of ...more

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Charles S. Morehead is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
Charles S. Morehead Died at 66 (1802-1868) Charles Slaughter Morehead was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky, and served as the 20th Governor of Kentucky. Though a member of the Whig Party for most of his political service, he joined ...more

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Charles Scott is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
Charles Scott Died at 74 (1739-1813) Charles Scott was an 18th-century American soldier who was elected the fourth governor of Kentucky in 1808. Orphaned at an early age, Scott enlisted in the Virginia Regiment in October 1755 and ...more

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H. Guy Hunt is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
H. Guy Hunt Died at 76 (1933-2009) Harold Guy Hunt was an American politician who served as the 49th Governor of Alabama from 1987 to 1993. He was the first Republican to serve as governor of the state since Reconstruction.

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Francis Marion is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
Francis Marion Died at 63 (1732-1795) Francis Marion was a military officer who served in the American Revolutionary War. Acting with Continental Army and South Carolina militia commissions, he was a persistent adversary of the ...more

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James Garrard is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
James Garrard Died at 73 (1749-1822) James Garrard was a farmer and Baptist minister who served as the second governor of Kentucky from 1796 to 1804. Because of term limits imposed by the state constitution adopted in 1799, he was ...more

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Joseph Desha is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
Joseph Desha Died at 74 (1768-1842) Joseph Desha was a U.S. Representative and the ninth governor of the U.S. state of Kentucky. After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, Desha's Huguenot ancestors fled from France to ...more

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Asie Payton is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
Asie Payton Died at 60 (1937-1997) Asie Reed Payton was an American blues musician, who lived most of his life in Holly Ridge, Mississippi, in the Mississippi Delta. Born in Washington County, Mississippi, he sang and played the ...more

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Ernest Vandiver is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
Ernest Vandiver Died at 87 (1918-2005) Samuel Ernest Vandiver Jr., was an American politician who was the 73rd Governor of the U.S. state of Georgia from 1959 to 1963.

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John L. Barstow is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
John L. Barstow Died at 81 (1832-1913) John Lester Barstow was a teacher, farmer, politician, and soldier. Barstow was born in Shelburne, Vermont, the son of Heman and Lorain Barstow. After teaching in a local school starting at the ...more

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James Earl Carter, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
James Earl Carter, Sr. Died at 59 (1894-1953) James Earl Carter, Sr. was a Georgia businessman, farmer, and legislator from Plains, Georgia. He was the father of former President of the United States, Jimmy Carter, William Alton ...more

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Allen Quist is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
Allen Quist age 73 Allen J. Quist is a Minnesota politician, a former state representative, and a two-time candidate for governor of the state.