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Notable Huguenot descendants - United States

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  • Earl Wesley Bascom (1906 - 1995)
    Earl W. Bascom was an American painter, printmaker, rodeo performer and sculptor, raised in Canada, who portrayed his own experiences cowboying and rodeoing across the American and Canadian West.He die...
  • Jessica Chastain
    Her birth date may not be correct as she has never publicly revealed it. Also reported as March 29, 1981 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jessica Chastain is an American theater, film, and tel...
  • Hosea Ballou (c.1771 - 1852)
    Hosea Ballou was born in Richmond, New Hampshire, to a family of Huguenot origin. The family was disputed to be of Anglo-Norman heritage, but this has no foundation, and due to his ancestor being named...
  • Gouverneur Morris, U.S. Senator (c.1751 - 1816)
    Gouverneur Morris (January 31, 1752 – November 6, 1816), was an American statesman, a Founding Father of the United States, and a native of New York City who represented Pennsylvania in the Co...
  • Ralph Izard (1741 - 1804)

Notable Huguenots or people from Huguenot descent United States

Arts & Entertainment


  • Anthony Benezet, American Quaker educator and abolitionist

Entrepreneurs and businesspeople

  • Samuel Courtauld (industrialist), American-born British industrialist
  • Leonard Jerome , American financier and grandfather of Winston Churchill
  • Benjamin Henry Latrobe , American engineer and archtiect
  • Henry Laurens , American merchant and delegate to the Continental Congress
  • Daniel Myron LeFever, American gunmaker
  • John Pintard, American merchant and philanthropist
  • John D. Rockefeller , American capitalist
  • John E. Tourtellotte, American architect


  • Tom Brokaw , American television journalist and author


  • Warder Cresson, American writer, first U. S. consul to Jerusalem, and convert to Judaism


Politics and government

  • James A. Bayard , U. S. Congressman
  • James Bowdoin , Governor of Massachusetts
  • James Bowdoin III , American statesman and philanthropist, benefactor of Bowdoin College
  • Bryant Butler Brooks, Governor of Wyoming
  • William Byrd I , early Virginia settler
  • James DeLancey , Governor of New York
  • Louis Dubois , colonist to New Netherland, co-founded New Paltz, New York
  • Peter Force , American politician and archivist
  • Alonzo Garcelon, Governor of Maine
  • Al Gore , former Vice-President of the United States
  • Alexander Hamilton , American Secretary of the Treasury
  • George Izard, Major General and Governor of Arkansas
  • Ralph Izard , U.S. Senator, President pro tempore of U.S. Senate
  • Gouverneur Morris , American statesman, represented Pennsylvania in the Constitutional Convention
  • Oscar Neebe, American labor movement leader
  • Daniel Perrin, one of the first permanent European inhabitants of Staten Island, New York


  • Hosea Ballou , American preacher, co-founder of Universalist theology in America
  • Henry Bidleman Bascom, U.S. Congressional Chaplain, Methodist Bishop


  • Florence Bascom, American geologist