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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.

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. {#nodes}
  • George Washington1

    George Washington

    Dec. at 67 (1732-1799)

    BirthplacePopes Creek, Colony of Virginia, British America

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  • Jimmy Carter2

    BirthplacePlains, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Thomas Jefferson3

    Thomas Jefferson

    Dec. at 83 (1743-1826)

    BirthplaceShadwell, Colony of Virginia, British America

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  • Harry S. Truman4

    Harry S. Truman

    Dec. at 88 (1884-1972)

    BirthplaceLamar, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Rick Perry5

    Rick Perry

    Age: 70

    BirthplacePaint Creek, Texas, USA

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  • Andrew Jackson6

    Andrew Jackson

    Dec. at 78 (1767-1845)

    BirthplaceWaxhaw Settlement between North Carolina and South Carolina, British America

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  • Sam Brownback7

    BirthplaceGarnett, Kansas, United States of America

    Samuel Dale Brownback (born September 12, 1956) is an American attorney, politician, diplomat...  more
  • Tom Buchanan8

    BirthplaceRich Valley, Virginia

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  • James Monroe9

    James Monroe

    Dec. at 73 (1758-1831)

    BirthplaceMonroe Hall, Virginia, British America

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

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  • James K. Polk10

    James K. Polk

    Dec. at 54 (1795-1849)

    BirthplacePineville, Mecklenburg County, United States of America, United States, with Territories

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  • Chuck Grassley11

    BirthplaceNew Hartford, Iowa, United States of America

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  • William A. Spinks12

    William A. Spinks

    Dec. at 68 (1865-1933)

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California

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  • Bill Berry13

    Bill Berry

    Age: 62

    BirthplaceDuluth, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Willie Allen14

    BirthplaceRockville, Maryland

    Will Allen (born February 8, 1949) is an American urban farmer based in Milwaukee and a...  more
  • Wendell Berry15


    Wendell Erdman Berry (born August 5, 1934) is an American novelist, poet, essayist,...  more
  • Victor Davis Hanson16

    BirthplaceFowler, California

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  • George A. Waggaman17

    George A. Waggaman

    Dec. at 61 (1782-1843)

    BirthplaceMaryland, United States of America

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  • William H. Crawford18

    William H. Crawford

    Dec. at 62 (1772-1834)

    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

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  • Roscoe Holcomb19

    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
  • Tim Huelskamp20

    BirthplaceFowler, Kansas, United States of America

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  • Francis E. Warren21

    Francis E. Warren

    Dec. at 85 (1844-1929)

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

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  • Abraham B. Venable22

    Abraham B. Venable

    Dec. at 53 (1758-1811)

    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

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  • Alexander Barrow23

    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
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    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
  • Alexander Ralston25

    Alexander Ralston

    Dec. at 56 (1771-1827)


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