Choose another Topic

People Introduction

Georgia has been home to many famous people, from founder James Oglethorpe to former President Jimmy Carter; from the first black cadet to graduate from West Point - Henry O. Flipper - to civil rights pioneer Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And not all have been men, Mary Musgrove acted as a translator between Oglethorpe and the Native Americans he met, and Juliette Gordon Low founded the Girl Scouts in Savannah. Famous Georgians have come from all walks of life and many professions. We have gathered an extensive list of famous Georgians, most with a link to more information on them - and in some cases we have published original biographical information. Just click on a category below to begin your search of famous Georgians; note that some people may appear in more than one category. If you cannot find information on a certain person, try the search box in the navigation bar at the top of the page.

For more information on famous Georgians, see the Digital Library of Georgia and the New Georgia Encyclopedia.
View large image

Statue of James Oglethorpe in Savannah
Source: Ed Jackson