American People Famous Farmers from the United States

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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
Dec. at 67 (1732-1799)
George Washington was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He presided over the ...more

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Jimmy Carter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
age 94
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
Dec. 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
Dec. at 88 (1884-1972)
Harry S. Truman was an American statesman who served as the 33rd President of the United States, taking the office upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt. A WWI veteran. He is known for ...more

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Rick Perry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
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
Dec. 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
age 62
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
age 63

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James Monroe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 85
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
Dec. 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
age 60
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
age 70
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
age 84
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
age 65
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 50
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. at 56 (1771-1827)
Alexander Ralston was one of two co-architects for the design of the city of Indianapolis, Indiana.