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List of people from San Francisco

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This is a list of notable people from San Francisco, California. It includes people who were born or raised in, lived in, or spent significant portions of their lives in San Francisco, or for whom San Francisco is a significant part of their identity, as well as music groups founded in San Francisco. This list is in order by primary field of notability and then in alphabetical order by last name.

Academics

  • Andrew Smith Hallidie (1836–1900) promoter of the first cable car line, regent of the University of California from 1868-1900 [1]
  • Phoebe Hearst (1842–1919) first woman Regent of the University of California, socialite, philanthropist, feminist and suffragist
  • Terry Karl (born 1947), professor of Latin American Studies at Stanford University [2]

Artists and designers

Architects

Designers

  • Gilbert Baker (1951–2017), artist, gay rights activist, and designer of the rainbow flag, lived in San Francisco from the 1970s until 1994.
  • Josh Begley (born 1984), digital artist and designer that works with data visualization, born in San Francisco
  • Yves Béhar (born 1967), industrial designer, resides in San Francisco in Cow Hollow. [8]
  • Gary Grimshaw (1946–2014), music poster artist
  • Frank Kozik (born 1946), music poster artist, toy designer, resides in San Francisco

Fashion

Illustrators and comic book artists

Mixed media and installation

  • Craig Baldwin (born 1952), experimental filmmaker
  • Jim Campbell (born 1956), artist known for his LED light works
  • Bruce Conner (1933–2008), multimedia artist, lived in San Francisco in the mid-1960s
  • Pam DeLuco (born 1968), textile and fiber artist, papermaker and book arts, based in San Francisco
  • Jo Hanson (1918–2007), environmental artist and activist
  • David Ireland (1930–2009), American sculptor, conceptual artist and Minimalist architect
  • Aaron Kraten (born 1974), mixed media artist [13]
  • Gay Outlaw (born 1959), sculptor, photographer & printmaker based in San Francisco. [14]
  • Rex Ray (1956–2015), graphic designer and collage artist, lived and worked in the Mission District.
  • Reminisce (born 1970), street artist, sculptor, painter, part of the Mission School art movement

Painters

Photographers

Sculptors

Business

Chefs

Crime

Entertainment industry

Actors

Dancers

Filmmakers

Promoters & Managers

Theatre

Military

Musicians and bands

News and commentary

Political figures, activists and civil servants

Scientists

Socialites

Writers

Athletes

Baseball

See San Francisco Giants#Baseball Hall of Famers for San Francisco Giants players in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Basketball

Boxing

  • Abe Attell (1883–1970), world featherweight champion
  • James J. Corbett (1866–1933), World Heavyweight Champion
  • Andre Ward (born 1984), 2004 Olympics light heavyweight gold medal winner

Football

  • Andre Alexander (born 1967), CFL wide receiver [48]
  • Gary Beban (born 1946), NFL quarterback and 1967 Heisman Trophy winner
  • Ed Berry (born 1963), NFL defensive back for Green Bay Packers and San Diego Chargers [49]
  • Tom Brady (born 1977), NFL quarterback for New England Patriots and two-time NFL most valuable player [50]
  • Tedy Bruschi (born 1973), NFL linebacker for New England Patriots [51]
  • Al Cowlings (born 1947), USC and NFL defensive lineman
  • Chris Darkins (born 1974), NFL running back for Green Bay Packers [52]
  • Bob deLauer (1920–2002), NFL center [53]
  • Eddie Forrest (1921–2001), NFL offensive lineman for San Francisco 49ers [54]
  • Jason Hill (born 1985), NFL wide receiver for Jacksonville Jaguars [55]
  • Mike Holmgren (born 1948), NFL head coach for Green Bay Packers and president of Cleveland Browns [56]
  • James Hundon (born 1971), NFL player [57]
  • Zeph Lee (born 1963), NFL player [58]
  • Joe Montana (born 1956), NFL quarterback for San Francisco 49ers, inductee into Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • John Nisby (1936–2011), NFL guard with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins; one of the first African American players to play for the Washington Redskins [59]
  • Paul Oglesby (1939–1994), Oakland Raiders tackle [60]
  • Igor Olshansky (born 1982), NFL defensive end for Dallas Cowboys [61]
  • Jerry Rice (born 1962), NFL wide receiver for San Francisco 49ers, inductee into Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • George Seifert (born 1940), Head Coach of the San Francisco 49ers (1989-1996), Carolina Panthers (1999-2001)
  • O. J. Simpson (born 1947), NFL running back with Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers (1985); inductee into Pro Football Hall of Fame; previously, City College of San Francisco and USC running back [62]
  • Donald Strickland (born 1980), current NFL cornerback for the New York Jets [63]
  • Eric Wright (born 1985), NFL cornerback for Detroit Lions [64]
  • Steve Young (born 1961), NFL quarterback for San Francisco 49ers, inductee into Pro Football Hall of Fame

Golf

Other sports

Other

See also

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