Famous People From Chester

List of famous people from Chester, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Chester, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Chester you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Chester, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

This list has everything from Jonathan Salt to Marcus Belgrave.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Chester?" or "Which celebrities were born in Chester?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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  • Samuel Barber
    Dec. at 70 (1910-1981)
    • Birthplace: West Chester, Pennsylvania
    Samuel Osmond Barber II (March 9, 1910 – January 23, 1981) was an American composer of orchestral, opera, choral, and piano music. He is one of the most celebrated composers of the 20th century; ...more
  • John Ernst Worrell Keely
    Dec. at 61 (1837-1898)
    • Birthplace: Chester, Pennsylvania
    John Ernst Worrell Keely (September 3, 1837 – November 18, 1898) was an American inventor from Philadelphia who claimed to have discovered a new motive power which was originally described as ...more
  • Donald Olding Hebb
    Dec. at 81 (1904-1985)
    • Birthplace: Chester, Chester Municipal District, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Donald Olding Hebb FRS (July 22, 1904 – August 20, 1985) was a Canadian psychologist who was influential in the area of neuropsychology, where he sought to understand how the function of neurons ...more
  • E. C. Segar
    Dec. at 43 (1894-1938)
    • Birthplace: Chester, Illinois
    Elzie Crisler Segar (December 8, 1894 – October 13, 1938) was an American cartoonist, best known as the creator of Popeye, a pop culture character who first appeared in 1929 in Segar's comic strip ...more
  • Lenora Fulani

    Lenora Fulani

    Age: 72
    • Birthplace: Chester, Pennsylvania
    Lenora Branch Fulani (born April 25, 1950) is an American psychologist, psychotherapist, and political activist. She may be best known for her presidential campaigns and development of youth programs ...more
  • Sylvanus Morley
    Dec. at 65 (1883-1948)
    • Birthplace: Chester, Pennsylvania
    Sylvanus Griswold Morley (June 7, 1883 – September 2, 1948) was an American archaeologist, epigrapher, and Mayanist scholar who made significant contributions toward the study of the pre-Columbian ...more