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/raised in, lived in, or spent 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 alphabetical order.

Academics[edit]

  • Andrew Smith Hallidie (1836–1900) promoter of the first cable car line, served as a regent of the University of California from 1868-1900, lived and died in San Francisco[1]
  • Phoebe Hearst (1842–1919) first woman Regent of the University of California, socialite, philanthropist, feminist and suffragist, lived in San Francisco

Artists and designers[edit]

Architects[edit]

Designers[edit]

  • Josh Begley (b. 1984), digital artist and designer that works with data visualization, born in San Francisco
  • Yves Béhar (b. 1967), industrial designer, resides in San Francisco in Cow Hollow.[7]
  • Frank Kozik (b. 1946), music poster artist, toy designer, resides in San Francisco

Fashion[edit]

Illustrators and comic book artists[edit]

Mixed media and installation[edit]

  • Bruce Conner (1933–2008), multimedia artist, lived in San Francisco in the mid-1960s
  • Pam DeLuco (b. 1968), textile and fiber artist, papermaker and book arts, based in San Francisco
  • David Ireland (1930–2009), American sculptor, conceptual artist and Minimalist architect
  • Reminisce (b. 1970), street artist, sculptor, painter, part of the Mission School art movement
  • Jo Hanson (1918–2007), environmental artist and activist

Painters[edit]

Photographers[edit]

Sculptors[edit]

Business[edit]

Chefs[edit]

  • Dominique Crenn, chef and owner of the two Michelin stars rated, Atelier Crenn and Petit Crenn in San Francisco
  • Martin Yan, television chef

Crime[edit]

Entertainment industry[edit]

Actors[edit]

Dancers[edit]

Filmmakers[edit]

Theatre[edit]

Military[edit]

Musicians and bands[edit]

News and commentary[edit]

Political figures, activists and civil servants[edit]

Scientists[edit]

  • Dian Fossey (1932–1985), primatologist, researcher and animal advocate, born and raised in San Francisco.
  • Clifford Geertz (1926–2006), anthropologist, born in San Francisco.
  • Eugene Gu (b. 1986), doctor and CEO of Ganogen Research Institute with work growing human organs on animals in the search for a treatment for congenital heart and kidney diseases.[23] Also a news media writer, born in San Francisco.[23]
  • Stephen Herrero, biologist, bear expert, professor at University of Calgary, born in San Francisco.
  • Daniel Levitin (b.1957) cognitive psychologist, neuroscientist, writer, musician, and record producer, born in San Francisco.
  • Kazue Togasaki (1897–1992) one of the earliest women with Japanese ancestry to earn a medical degree in the United States, served as a medical doctor in Japanese internment camps, born and raised in San Francisco.[24]
  • Robert Wartenberg (1887–1956) neurologist and clinical professor of neurology at the University of California.
  • John W. Young (b. 1930), astronaut, born in San Francisco.

Socialites[edit]

Writers[edit]

Athletes[edit]

Baseball[edit]

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

Basketball[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Football[edit]

  • Ed Berry (b. 1963), NFL defensive back for Green Bay Packers and San Diego Chargers[29]
  • Tom Brady (b. 1977), NFL quarterback for New England Patriots and two-time NFL most valuable player[30]
  • Tedy Bruschi (b. 1973), NFL linebacker for New England Patriots[31]
  • Al Cowlings (b. 1947), USC and NFL defensive lineman
  • Chris Darkins (b. 1974), NFL running back for Green Bay Packers[32]
  • Bob deLauer (1920–2002), NFL center[33]
  • Eddie Forrest (1921–2001), NFL offensive lineman for San Francisco 49ers[34]
  • Jason Hill (b. 1985), NFL wide receiver for Jacksonville Jaguars[35]
  • Mike Holmgren (b. 1948), NFL head coach for Green Bay Packers and president of Cleveland Browns[36]
  • James Hundon (b. 1971), NFL player[37]
  • Zeph Lee (b. 1963), NFL player[38]
  • Joe Montana (b. 1956), NFL quarterback for San Francisco 49ers, inductee into Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • John Nisby (b. 1936), NFL guard with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins; one of the first African American players to play for the Washington Redskins[39]
  • Paul Oglesby (1939–1994), Oakland Raiders tackle[40]
  • Igor Olshansky (b. 1982), NFL defensive end for Dallas Cowboys[41]
  • Jerry Rice (b. 1962), NFL wide receiver for San Francisco 49ers, inductee into Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • George Seifert (b. 1940), Head Coach of the San Francisco 49ers (1989-1996), Carolina Panthers (1999-2001)
  • O. J. Simpson (b. 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[42]
  • Donald Strickland (b. 1980), current NFL cornerback for the New York Jets[43]
  • Eric Wright (b. 1985), NFL cornerback for Detroit Lions[44]
  • Steve Young (b. 1961), NFL quarterback for San Francisco 49ers, inductee into Pro Football Hall of Fame

Golf[edit]

  • Johnny Miller (b. 1947), professional golfer, TV commentator
  • Ken Venturi (1931–2013), professional golfer, TV commentator

Wrestling[edit]

Other sports[edit]

Other[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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