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Famous Farmers from the United States

Updated October 13, 2018 6.7k views208 items

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

    Dec. at 67 (1732-1799)

    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    George Washington was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the... more on Wikipedia

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

    BirthplacePlains, Georgia, United States of America

    James Earl Carter Jr. (born October 1, 1924) is an American politician and philanthropist who... more on Wikipedia

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    Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States

    Thomas Jefferson

    Dec. at 83 (1743-1826)

    BirthplaceShadwell, Virginia, United States of America

    Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of... more on Wikipedia

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

    Harry S. Truman

    Dec. at 88 (1884-1972)

    BirthplaceLamar, Missouri, United States of America

    Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was the 33rd president of the United States... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Rick Perry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States

    Rick Perry

    Age: 70

    BirthplacePaint Creek, Texas, USA

    James Richard "Rick" Perry (born March 4, 1950) is an American politician who is the 14th and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Andrew Jackson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States

    Andrew Jackson

    Dec. at 78 (1767-1845)

    BirthplaceWaxhaws

    Andrew Jackson (March 15, 1767 – June 8, 1845) was an American soldier and statesman who... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Sam Brownback is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States

    BirthplaceGarnett, Kansas, United States of America

    Samuel Dale Brownback (born September 12, 1956) is an American attorney, politician, diplomat... more on Wikipedia
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    Tom Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States

    BirthplaceRich Valley, Virginia

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  • 9
    James Monroe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States

    James Monroe

    Dec. at 73 (1758-1831)

    BirthplaceMonroe Hall, Virginia, United States of America

    James Monroe (; April 28, 1758 – July 4, 1831) was an American statesman, lawyer, diplomat and... more on Wikipedia

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    James K. Polk is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States

    James K. Polk

    Dec. at 54 (1795-1849)

    BirthplacePineville, North Carolina, United States of America

    James Knox Polk (November 2, 1795 – June 15, 1849) was the 11th president of the United... more on Wikipedia
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    Chuck Grassley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States

    BirthplaceNew Hartford, Iowa, USA

    Charles Ernest Grassley (born September 17, 1933) is an American politician serving as the... more on Wikipedia

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    William A. Spinks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States

    William A. Spinks

    Dec. at 68 (1865-1933)

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California

    William Alexander Spinks Jr. (1865–1933) was an American professional player of carom... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Bill Berry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States

    Bill Berry

    Age: 62

    BirthplaceDuluth, Minnesota, United States of America

    William Thomas Berry (born July 31, 1958) is a retired American musician who was the drummer... more on Wikipedia

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    Willie Allen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States

    BirthplaceRockville, Maryland

    Will Allen (born February 8, 1949) is an American urban farmer based in Milwaukee and a... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Wendell Berry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States

    BirthplaceKentucky

    Wendell Erdman Berry (born August 5, 1934) is an American novelist, poet, essayist,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 16
    Victor Davis Hanson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States

    BirthplaceFowler, California

    Victor Davis Hanson (born September 5, 1953) is an American classicist, military historian,... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    George A. Waggaman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States

    George A. Waggaman

    Dec. at 61 (1782-1843)

    BirthplaceMaryland, United States of America

    George Augustus Waggaman (1782 – March 31, 1843) was a United States Senator from Louisiana.... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    William H. Crawford is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States

    William H. Crawford

    Dec. at 62 (1772-1834)

    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    William Harris Crawford (February 24, 1772 – September 15, 1834) was an American politician... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Roscoe Holcomb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States

    Roscoe Holcomb

    Dec. at 69 (1912-1981)

    BirthplaceDaisy, Kentucky, Kentucky

    Roscoe Holcomb, (born Roscoe Halcomb September 5, 1912 – died February 1, 1981) was an... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Tim Huelskamp is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States

    BirthplaceFowler, Kansas, United States of America

    Timothy Alan Huelskamp (; born November 11, 1968) was the U.S. Representative for Kansas's 1st... more on Wikipedia
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    Francis E. Warren is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States

    Francis E. Warren

    Dec. at 85 (1844-1929)

    BirthplaceBerkshire County, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Hinsdale

    Francis Emroy Warren (June 20, 1844 – November 24, 1929) was an American politician of the... more on Wikipedia
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    Abraham B. Venable is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States

    Abraham B. Venable

    Dec. at 53 (1758-1811)

    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    Abraham Bedford Venable (November 20, 1758 – December 26, 1811) was a representative and... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Alexander Barrow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States

    Alexander Barrow

    Dec. at 45 (1801-1846)

    BirthplaceTennessee, Nashville, Area code 615, United States of America, United States

    Alexander Barrow I (March 27, 1801 – December 29, 1846) was a lawyer and United States Senator... more on Wikipedia
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    Cecil R. Blair is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States

    Cecil R. Blair

    Dec. at 85 (1916-2001)

    BirthplaceMississippi, United States of America

    Cecil Ray Blair (April 2, 1916 – July 6, 2001) was a Rapides Parish farmer and business who... more on Wikipedia
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    Alexander Ralston is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Farmers from the United States

    Alexander Ralston

    Dec. at 56 (1771-1827)

    BirthplaceScotland

    Alexander Ralston (1771 – January 5, 1827) was a Scottish surveyor who was one of two... more on Wikipedia
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