People from Clarksburg, West Virginia

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  1. Cindy Taylor

    Cindy Taylor


    Cindy Taylor (born April 18, 1977) is a fashion model, actress and television host.

  2. Stonewall Jackson

    Stonewall Jackson


    Stonewall Jackson (born November 6, 1932) is an American country singer and musician who achieved his greatest fame during country's "golden" honky tonk era in the 1950s and early 1960s.

  3. Sherilyn Wolter

    Sherilyn Wolter


    Sherilyn Marjorie Wolter (born November 30, 1951 in Clarksburg, West Virginia) is an American actress.

  4. Patty Weaver

    Patty Weaver


    Patty Weaver (born September 23, 1949) and 1967 Alumni of Fairborn High School is an American actress who played the role of Gina Roma on The Young and the Restless on a contract basis from 1982 until August 2005, when she was dropped to recurring status, and she last appeared in early 2009.

  5. Stonewall Jackson

    Stonewall Jackson


    Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson (January 21, 1824 – May 10, 1863) was a Confederate general during the American Civil War, and the best-known Confederate commander after General Robert E. Lee. His military career includes the Valley Campaign of 1862 and his service as a corps commander in the Army of Northern Virginia under Robert E. Lee. Confederate pickets accidentally shot him at the Battle of Chancellorsville on May 2, 1863. The general survived with the loss of an arm to amputation, but died of complications from pneumonia eight days later. His death was a severe setback for the Confederacy, affecting not only its military prospects, but also the morale of its army and of the general public. Jackson in death became an icon of Southern heroism and commitment, becoming a mainstay in the pantheon of the "Lost Cause".

  6. Hugh Aynesworth

    Hugh Aynesworth


    Hugh Grant Aynesworth (born August 2, 1931) is an American journalist, investigative reporter, author, and teacher. Aynesworth has been reported to have witnessed the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dealey Plaza, the capture and arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald at the Texas Theater, and the shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald by Jack Ruby in the basement of the Dallas Police Headquarters. In a 1976 Texas Monthly article, William Broyles, Jr. described Aynesworth as "one of the most respected authorities on the assassination of John F. Kennedy".

  7. Cyrus Vance

    Cyrus Vance


    Cyrus Roberts Vance (March 27, 1917 – January 12, 2002) was an American lawyer and United States Secretary of State under President Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1980. Prior to that position he was the Secretary of the Army and the Deputy Secretary of Defense.

  8. Babe Barna

    Babe Barna


    Herbert Paul "Babe" Barna (March 2, 1915 – May 18, 1972) was a left fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Philadelphia Athletics (1937–1938), New York Giants (1941–1943) and Boston Red Sox (1943). Barna batted left-handed and threw right-handed. He was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia and attended West Virginia University, where he played college baseball for the Mountaineers from 1935–1937.

  9. Bert Hamric

    Bert Hamric


    Odbert Herman Hamric (March 1, 1928 – August 8, 1984) was an American professional baseball player from 1949 to 1961. An outfielder in minor league baseball, the native of Clarksburg, West Virginia, appeared in ten Major League games as a pinch hitter: two games for the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers and eight for the 1958 Baltimore Orioles.

  10. Jay Randolph

    Jay Randolph


    Jennings "Jay" Randolph, Jr. (born September 19, 1934) is an American sportscaster whose career has spanned more than fifty years.

  11. Dave Jamerson

    Dave Jamerson


    John David "Dave" Jamerson (born August 13, 1967) is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Miami Heat in the 1st round (15th overall) of the 1990 NBA Draft. Jamerson played for the Houston Rockets, Utah Jazz and New Jersey Nets in 3 NBA seasons. His best year as a pro came during the 1991-92 NBA season as a member of the Rockets, when he appeared in 48 games and averaged 4.0 ppg. He played collegiately at Ohio University, averaging 31.2 points per game a senior, finishing 2nd in the nation in scoring. In 1989, against the University of Charleston, he set a single game record by draining 14 3-pointers and scoring 60 points in the Ohio victory. His #33 jersey at OU was retired during a halftime ceremony during a January 2007 game. Jamerson graduated from Stow High School He is now an Outreach Pastor at Traders Point Christian Church in Indianapolis, IN.

  12. Virginia Lacy Jones

    Virginia Lacy Jones


    Virginia Lacy Jones (June 25, 1912 - December 3, 1984) was an African-American librarian who throughout her 50-year career in the field pushed for the integration of public and academic libraries. A trailblazer of her time, she would go on to become one of the first African-Americans to earn their PhD in Library Science as well as becoming dean of Atlanta University's School of Library Sciences. And while her name might not be the first on people's minds when thinking of the landmark librarians of the past century, her history and work in the field of library science will prove that she deserves to be among the examples to follow for up and coming librarians.

  13. Pare Lorentz

    Pare Lorentz


    Pare Lorentz (December 11, 1905 – March 4, 1992) was an American filmmaker known for his movies about the New Deal. Born Leonard MacTaggart Lorentz in Clarksburg, West Virginia, he was educated at West Virginia Wesleyan College and West Virginia University. As a young film critic in New York and Hollywood, Lorentz spoke out against censorship in the film industry.

  14. Jimbo Fisher

    Jimbo Fisher


    Jimbo Fisher, Jr. (born October 9, 1965) is an American college football coach and former player. He is currently head coach at Florida State University.

  15. Tony Anthony

    Tony Anthony


    Tony Anthony (born Roger Pettito; October 16, 1937) is an American actor, producer, director, and screenwriter, best known for his starring roles in spaghetti westerns. In the early 1980s, Anthony wrote, produced and starred in Comin' at Ya! (1981) and Treasure of the Four Crowns (1983), the first film being largely credited with the short-lived revival of Hollywood 3-D action films.

  16. Harry Powers

    Harry Powers


    Harry F. Powers (born Herman Drenth; 1892 – March 18, 1932) — also known as Cornelius O. Pierson and A. R. Weaver — was a convicted serial killer who was hanged in Moundsville, West Virginia, USA.

  17. Mabel Grouitch

    Mabel Grouitch


    Mabel Grouitch née Dunlop (born 1888, date of death unknown) was an American surgical nurse who worked with the Red Cross during World War I.

  18. Mike Patrick

    Mike Patrick


    Charles Michael Patrick (September 6, 1952 – April 27, 2008) was an American punter in the National Football League who played for the New England Patriots from 1975 to 1978. He was born in Austin, Texas, and graduated from Biloxi High School in Biloxi, Mississippi before playing college football at Mississippi State University. He died at age 55 in Biloxi.

  19. John W. Davis

    John W. Davis


    John William Davis (April 13, 1873 – March 24, 1955) was an American politician, diplomat and lawyer. He served as a United States Representative from West Virginia from 1911 to 1913, then as Solicitor General of the United States and US Ambassador to the UK under President Woodrow Wilson. Over a 60-year legal career, he argued 140 cases before the US Supreme Court.

  20. Nathan Goff, Jr.

    Nathan Goff, Jr.


    Nathan Goff, Jr. (February 9, 1843 – April 24, 1920) was a member of the United States Congress from West Virginia, who also served briefly as United States Secretary of the Navy during the Rutherford B. Hayes administration.

  21. Joseph S. Farland

    Joseph S. Farland


    Joseph Simpson Farland (August 11, 1914 – January 28, 2007) served as United States Ambassador to four different countries.

  22. Elliott Northcott

    Elliott Northcott


    Elliott Northcott (April 26, 1869 – January 3, 1946) was a United States federal judge.

  23. Rex Bumgardner

    Rex Bumgardner


    Rex Keith Bumgardner (September 6, 1923 – June 1, 1998) was a halfback in the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) and National Football League (NFL) for the Buffalo Bills and the Cleveland Browns in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

  24. Tuffy Knight

    Tuffy Knight


    David "Tuffy" Knight (born May 17, 1936 in Clarksburg, West Virginia, North View section) is a former coach of Canadian university football and a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

  25. Robert Graetz

    Robert Graetz


    Robert S. Graetz (May 16, 1928 - ) is a Lutheran clergyman who, as the white pastor of a black congregation in Montgomery, Alabama, openly supported the Montgomery Bus Boycott, a landmark event of the U.S. civil rights movement.

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