People from Canandaigua, New York

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  1. Kristen Wiig

    Kristen Wiig


    Kristen Carroll Wiig (/ˈwɪɡ/; born August 22, 1973) is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer, known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live (2005–12), and such films as Knocked Up (2007), Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007), Paul and Bridesmaids (both 2011), Girl Most Likely (2013), The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013), the animated Despicable Me film series and The Skeleton Twins (2014).

  2. Ryan Lochte

    Ryan Lochte


    Ryan Steven Lochte (/ˈlɒkti/, LOCK-tee; born August 3, 1984) is an American competitive swimmer and an 11-time Olympic medalist (five gold, three silver, three bronze). His seven individual Olympic medals rank near the top in men's swimming. As part of the American team, he holds the world record in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay (long course). Individually, he currently holds the world record in the 100-meter individual medley, 200-meter individual medley (long and short course), and the 400-meter individual medley (short course).

  3. Jason Hawes

    Jason Hawes


    Jason Conrad Hawes (born December 27, 1971) is an American plumber and the founder of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS), which is based in Warwick, Rhode Island. He is also one of the stars and co-producers of Syfy's Ghost Hunters, which is in its ninth season.

  4. Oliver Phelps

    Oliver Phelps


    Oliver Phelps was early in life a tavern keeper in Granville, Massachusetts. During the Revolution he was Deputy Commissary of the Continental Army and served until the end of the war. After the war ended, he was appointed a judge, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, and became a land speculator in western New York state. A depressed real estate market forced him to sell most of his holdings.

  5. Michael Park

    Michael Park


    Michael Park (born July 20, 1968) is an American actor, best known for his role of Jack Snyder on As the World Turns (1997- 2010). Park won back to back Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2010 and 2011. On stage, he has originated roles in two off-Broadway musicals: Monty in Violet (1997) and Larry Murphy in Dear Evan Hansen (2016).

  6. Arthur Dove

    Arthur Dove


    Arthur Garfield Dove (August 2, 1880 – November 23, 1946) was an American artist. An early American modernist, he is often considered the first American abstract painter. Arthur Dove used a wide range of media, sometimes in unconventional combinations to produce his abstractions and his abstract landscapes. Me and the Moon from 1937 is a good example of an Arthur Dove abstract landscape and has been referred to as one of the culminating works of his career. Dove did a series of experimental collage works in the 1920s. He also experimented with techniques, combining paints like hand mixed oil or tempera over a wax emulsion as exemplified in Dove's 1938 painting Tanks, in the collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

  7. Crystal Eastman

    Crystal Eastman


    Crystal Catherine Eastman (June 25, 1881 – July 8, 1928) was an American lawyer, antimilitarist, feminist, socialist, and journalist. She is best remembered as a leader in the fight for women's suffrage, as a co-founder and co-editor with her brother Max Eastman of the radical arts and politics magazine The Liberator, co-founder of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and co-founder in 1920 of the American Civil Liberties Union. In 2000 she was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York.

  8. W. W. Phelps (Mormon)

    W. W. Phelps (Mormon)


    William Wines Phelps (February 17, 1792 – March 7, 1872) was an early leader of the Latter Day Saint movement. He was a printer, editor, song-writer, scribe to Joseph Smith, and assistant president of the church in Missouri.

  9. O. R. L. Crosier

    O. R. L. Crosier


    Owen Russell Loomis Crosier (1820–1912) was a Millerite preacher and editor from Canandaigua, New York. Born February 2, 1820, he died September 15, 1912, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and was buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

  10. Douglas T. Ross

    Douglas T. Ross


    Douglas Taylor "Doug" Ross (21 December 1929 – 31 January 2007) was an American computer scientist pioneer, and Chairman of SofTech, Inc. He is most famous for originating the term CAD for computer-aided design, and is considered to be the father of Automatically Programmed Tools (APT) a language to drive numerically controlled manufacturing.

  11. Daniel Myron LeFever

    Daniel Myron LeFever


    Daniel Myron Lefever (August 27, 1835 – October 29, 1906) was an American gun maker, popularly known as "Uncle Dan Lefever". He is best known as the inventor of the hammerless shotgun, first introduced in 1878.

  12. Gideon Granger

    Gideon Granger


    Gideon Granger (July 19, 1767 – December 31, 1822) was an early American politician and lawyer. He was the father of Francis Granger.

  13. Peter Buell Porter

    Peter Buell Porter


    Peter Buell Porter (August 14, 1773 – March 20, 1844) was an American lawyer, soldier and politician who served as United States Secretary of War from 1828 to 1829.

  14. Stanton Davis Kirkham

    Stanton Davis Kirkham


    Stanton Davis Kirkham (December 7, 1868 – January 6, 1944) was a naturalist, philosopher, ornithologist and author. Although widely travelled, he resided primarily in Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York. He was born in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France, the only child of Major Murray S. Davis (Commander, 8th Calvalry, Troop A, Camp Winfield Scott, Nevada, 1867) and Julia Edith Kirkham Davis, daughter of Gen. Ralph Wilson Kirkham, Union Army general, who adopted Kirkham and brought him to the United States. He was named after Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, whom his father had served as an aide. He attended public schools in California and later graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  15. John Willys

    John Willys


    John North Willys (/ˈwɪlɪs/; October 25, 1873 – August 26, 1935) was an American automotive pioneer and statesman.

  16. Elbridge G. Lapham

    Elbridge G. Lapham


    Elbridge Gerry Lapham (October 18, 1814 – January 8, 1890) was a U.S. Senator from New York from 1881–1885.

  17. Myron H. Clark

    Myron H. Clark


    Myron Holley Clark (October 23, 1806 – August 23, 1892) was an American politician from the U.S. state of New York.

  18. John C. Spencer

    John C. Spencer


    John Canfield Spencer (January 8, 1788 – May 17, 1855) was an American lawyer, politician, judge and United States Cabinet secretary in the administration of President John Tyler.

  19. John Mix Stanley

    John Mix Stanley


    John Mix Stanley (January 17, 1814 – April 10, 1872) was an artist-explorer, an American painter of landscapes, and Native American portraits and tribal life. Born in the Finger Lakes region of New York, he started painting signs and portraits as a young man. In 1842 he traveled to the American West to paint Native American life. In 1846 he exhibited a gallery of 85 of his paintings in Cincinnati and Louisville. During the Mexican-American War, he joined Colonel Stephen Watts Kearney's expedition to California and painted accounts of the campaign, as well as aspects of the Oregon Territory.

  20. Jason B. Parish

    Jason B. Parish


    Jason Basford Parrish (September 28, 1878 – October 3, 1906) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Hampden–Sydney College in 1902 and as co-head coach with Ancil D. Brown at Syracuse University in 1903. Parrish died on October 3, 1906. He was buried at Rose Ridge Cemetery.

  21. John Raines

    John Raines


    John Raines (May 6, 1840, Geneva, Ontario County, New York – December 16, 1909, Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York) was an American lawyer and politician from New York. He authored the 1896 Raines Law, which prohibited liquor sales on Sundays, except in hotels, which had the unintended consequence of fostering prostitution.

  22. Albert Lester

    Albert Lester


    Albert Lester (ca. 1803 – March 14, 1867 Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York) was an American lawyer and politician.

  23. David D. Spencer

    David D. Spencer


    David D. Spencer (1799 Bristol, Ontario County, New York - February 18, 1855 Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York) was an American editor and politician from New York.

  24. John Armstrong (model railroader)

    John Armstrong (model railroader)


    John H. Armstrong (November 18, 1920 – July 28, 2004) was a mechanical engineer, inventor, editor, prolific author, and model railroader best known for layout design and operations. He was married for 44 years to Ellen Palmer. They had four children.

  25. Howard C. Samuels

    Howard C. Samuels


    Howard C. Samuels (born Howard Christie Samuels on March 29, 1952) is a licensed therapist who is currently the CEO of The Hills Treatment Center, a substance abuse treatment facility, in Los Angeles. He holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and is a Marriage and Family Therapist, specializing in addiction. He is also a vocal opponent of the legalization of marijuana.

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