List of people from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

This is a list of notable people who were born, or who have lived in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.


Andrew J. Feustel, NASA astronaut

William Addams (1777–1858), U.S. representative

David Hayes Agnew (1818–1892), surgeon

Chas Alecxih, NFL defensive lineman

Andy Baldwin, U.S. Navy lieutenant and physician, bachelor of season 10 of The Bachelor

James Buchanan (1791-1868), 15th President of the United States

Thomas Burch (1778–1849), Methodist circuit rider

Simon Cameron (1799–1889), Secretary of War

Diane Cluck, singer-songwriter

Jim Clymer, 2012 vice-presidential nominee of United States Constitution Party, party chairman

Lewis Cohen, playing card manufacturer

Adam Cole, professional wrestler

Michael Deibert, journalist, author

Charles Demuth (1883-1935), painter

Jon Dough (born Chet Anuszak), born in Lancaster

William Duchman (1809-1881), Wisconsin state legislator and sawmill operator

Gretchen Egolf, actress, sister of Tristan Egolf

Tristan Egolf (1971-2005), novelist, author, activist

Andrew Ellicott (1754-1820), surveyor

Michael Erlewine, founder of All Media Guide (AMG)

FFH, Contemporary Christian band

Robert Fulton (1765-1815), engineer, inventor, creator of Clermont steamboat

Jim Furyk, professional golfer

Cam Gallagher, professional baseball player

Gene Garber, Major League Baseball relief pitcher

Jennifer Gareis, actress and 1994 Miss New York

Lewis E. Gettle, Wisconsin State Assemblyman and lawyer

Matt Greiner, drummer of metalcore band August Burns Red

Jonathan Groff, actor and singer who originated role of “Melchior” in the Broadway musical Spring Awakening

Edward Hand (1744-1802), physician, farmer, congressman, general officer in Continental Army during American Revolutionary War

Tom Herr, MLB second baseman

Milton S. Hershey (1857-1945), chocolatier, founder of the Hershey Company

S. Dale High, chairman of High Industries

Rev.Earl Honaman (1904-1982), Suffragan Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania

The Innocence Mission, band from Lancaster (performed the hit song “Bright as Yellow”)

Travis Jankowski, professional baseball player

Taylor Kinney, actor and model

Dan Kreider, NFL fullback

Floyd Landis, professional road bicycle racer

D. Ross Lederman (1894-1972), film director

Frank B. McClain (1864-1925), Mayor of Lancaster(24th), Pennsylvania, Lt Gov State of Pennsylvania (1914)

Alexander McNair, first Governor of Missouri

Thomas Mifflin, merchant, politician, governor of Pennsylvania

Anna Balmer Myers, author of early 20th-century novels centered in Lancaster County

Clarence Charles Newcomer (1923-2005), United States federal judge

Karin Olah (born 1977), contemporary painter, collage, and fiber artist

Amish Outlaws, cover band

Nguyen Chanh Thi (1923-2007), Army of the Republic of Vietnam general, retired to Lancaster

John Parrish, MLB relief pitcher

Barry Pearl (born 1950), actor

Molly Picon (1898-1992), actress, died in Lancaster

John F. Reynolds (1820-1863), U.S. Army major general, American Civil War

Charles Carl Roberts (1973-2006), gunman in the West Nickel Mines School shooting

Keegan Rosenberry, professional soccer player, Philadelphia Union

Brad Rutter, Jeopardy! champion

Theodore Emanuel Schmauk (1860-1920), Lutheran theologian, educator

Frank H. Shaw (1882-1950), civil engineer

Pete Snyder, founder of New Media Strategies

Thaddeus Stevens (1792-1868), U.S. representative, Republican

John Stockton, Michigan territorial legislator

Daniel B. Strickler (1897-1992), U.S. Army lieutenant general, lieutenant governor

Bruce Sutter, Hall of Fame pitcher

William G. Thompson, mayor of Detroit, Michigan 1881-83

Julian Valentin, professional soccer player

Zarek Valentin, professional soccer player

Junior Vasquez, New York City club DJ, remixer, producer

Robert S. Walker, U.S. representative, Republican

James Weaver, California Angels pitcher

Andrew Wenger, professional soccer player

Suzanne Westenhoefer, comedian

William Whipper (1804–1876), African American businessman, activist

Charlotte White (1782–1863), first unmarried American female missionary, arrived in India in 1816

Marianne Wiggins, author

Kristen Wiig, actress and comedian

Michael Willis, character actor

Richard Winters, U.S. Army paratrooper portrayed in Stephen Ambrose’s 1992 book and miniseries Band of Brothers

Cam Gallagher Professional Baseball Player for the Kansas City Royals