List of people from the Pittsburgh metropolitan area

This is a list of famous people who were born or who lived a significant amount of time in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area.

Actors, artists, broadcasters and musicians

*Chuck Aber — actor, best known as "Neighbor Aber" on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
*Betty Aberlin — actress, best known as "Lady Aberlin" on Mister Rogers Neighborhood
*F. Murray Abraham — actor
*Christina Aguilera — singer and songwriter
*Marty Allen — comedian and actor
*Jodi Applegate — broadcaster, co-hosted NBC's "Later Today" and is now on air at New York City's Fox affiliate
*Tim Artz — actor
*Thea Austin — singer/songwriter, best known for work with the German dance music act Snap! and the British house music project Soulsearcher
*Carla Baron — Carnegie Mellon University alumna and actress
*Jimmy Beaumont — lead singer of the Skyliners.
*Carl Betz — actor best known as the father on "The Donna Reed Show"
*George Benson — jazz guitarist
*Julie Benz — actress
*Art Blakey — jazz musician, bandleader
*Steven Bochco — television producer, attended Carnegie Institute of Technology (Carnegie Mellon University)
*Christian Borle — actor
*Barbara Bosson — actress
*Amber Brkich — reality show contestant on ' and winner of '
*Don Brockett — actor, best known as "Chef Brockett" on Mister Rogers Neighborhood
*Charles Bronson — actor
*Ray Brown — pioneering jazz double bassist
*John Buccigross — host, "Sportscenter" on ESPN
*Bill Cardille — broadcaster known as Chilly Billy, host of "Chiller Theatre" and "Studio Wrestling".
*Lori Cardille — actress
*Theodore Crawford "Ted" Cassidy — actor, best known as Lurch on "The Addams Family"
*Lou Christie — musician and songwriter
*Kenny Clarke — jazz drummer
*Perry Como — pop music singer
*D. C. Cooper — heavy metal singer
*Rege Cordic — actor and broadcaster
*Dan Cortese — actor
*Dolores Costello — actress of the silent film era
*Maurice Costello — actor of stage and film
*Bill Cullen — game show host
*Frank Cunimondo — pianist
*Ted Danson — actor attended CMU
*Stephen Dau — writer
*John Davidson — actor and singer
*Johnny Daye — soul singer
*Nicole DeHuff — actress
*Patti Deutsch — comedienne, regular on "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In"
*Jack Dodson — actor
*Dusty Drake — country and western singer
*Billy Eckstine — popular and jazz singer and musician
*Roy Eldridge — jazz trumpeter
*Barbara Feldon — actress
*Scott Ferrall — sports talk radio host
*Jerry Fielding — composer
*Stephen Foster — 19th-century songwriter
*Phil Frank — cartoonist
*chris Frantz — Drummer, The Talking Heads
*Chip Ganassi — NASCAR and Indycar Team Owner
*Erroll Garner — jazz pianist
*Chris Garver — tattoo artist featured on the TLC Network's series "Miami Ink".
*Paul Gilbert — rock guitarist from the bands Racer X and Mr. Big.
*Scott Glenn — actor
*Jeff Goldblum — actor
*Frank Gorshin — actor
*Marita Grabiak — television director
*Martha Graham — dancer and choreographer
*Charles Grodin — actor
*Charles Haid — actor and director best known as "Renko" on "Hill Street Blues"
*Charles "Teenie" Harris — photographer
*Jerry Harris — sculptor
*Billy Hartung — Broadway actor, dancer and singer
*Earl Hines — jazz musician
*John Hodiak — actor
*Gaby Hoffmann — actress
*Michael Holley — sportscaster
*Holly Hunter — actress
*Phyllis Hyman — singer
*Donnie Iris — musician
*Ahmad Jamal — jazz pianist
*Cherie Johnson — actress
*Shirley Jones — actress, singer
*Jesse Joyce — comedian seen on Comedy Central
*Rafe Judkins — reality show contestant on ""
*Melina Kanakaredes — actress
*Michael Keaton — actor, first "Batman" in the movie franchise (1989), behind-the-scenes worker on "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" before making it big in Hollywood
*Gene Kelly — dancer, actor, singer, director, and choreographer
*Wiz Khalifa — musician
*Lady Miss Kier — singer, Deee-Lite
*Jack Knight — musician
*Sarah Kozer — reality TV star from Joe Millionaire
*Gina LaMarca — model and actress
*Amanda Latona - musician, singer, former member of the now disbanded group innosense
*Henrietta Leaver — Miss America 1935
*Oscar Levant — pianist, talk show host
*Rush Limbaugh — Disk jockey at KQV, on-air name "Jeff Christie"
*Lorenzo Malfatti — Italian opera coach
*Henry Mancini — musician and composer
*The Marcels — 60's doo-wop group best known for their #1 hit "Blue Moon"
*Rob Marshall — director of "Memoirs of a Geisha" and "Chicago"
*Dean Martin — actor, pop music singer
*Mel-Man — hip hop producer
*Mitzi McCall — actress
*Adolphe Menjou — actor
*Mary Lou Metzger — singer
*Dennis Miller — Comedian
*Demi Moore — actress
*Jeanne Moos — CNN reporter
*Jenna Morasca — reality show contestant and winner of ' and contestant on '
*Burton Morris — artist
*Thaddeus Mosley — sculptor
*Joe Negri — musician, professor, best known as "Handyman Negri" on "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood"
*David Newell — actor, best known as "Mr. McFeely" on "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood"
*Bill Nunn — actor actor in all of the Spiderman movies as Joseph "Robbie" Robertson and many of Spike Lee's movies. He is best known for his roles as Radio Raheem in Lee's Do the Right Thing and as Nino Brown's verbally challenged bodyguard Duh Duh Duh Man in New Jack City.
*Beth Ostrosky — model, TV Personality, Howard Stern's fiancee
*Art Pallan — broadcaster
*William Powell — actor, noted for his sophisticated, cynical roles
*Jim Quinn — radio talk show host
*Zachary Quinto — actor Heroes (TV series)
*Natalie Raitano — actress
*Eric Red — screenwriter and director
*Trent Reznor — musician
*Fred Rogers — "Mister Rogers"; famous American children's entertainer
*George Romero — director, best known for "Night of the Living Dead"
*Ian Rosenberger — reality show contestant on ""
*Richard Rossi — director
*Zelda Rubenstein — actress
*Lillian Russell — actress and author
*Justin Sane — lead guitarist and co-singer/songwriter of the political punk rock band Anti-Flag
*David O. Selznick — film producer, "Gone With The Wind" (among other films)
*Shanice — singer
*Paul Shannon — host of WTAE children's show Adventure Time
*James Sites — writer
*Spike Slawson — singer for Me First and the Gimme Gimmes (has a Pittsburgh tattoo reading 'Iron City')
*Sam Sneed — musician
*Rena Sofer — actress
*Gertrude Stein — writer, poet, playwright, and feminist
*Jimmy Stewart — actor and Air Force officer
*Billy Strayhorn — jazz musician
*Maxine Sullivan — jazz singer
*B.E. Taylor — musician
*Olive Thomas — actress
*Regis Toomey — actor
*Bob Trow — actor, best known as "Bob Dog" and "Robert Troll" on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
*Tamara Tunie — Actress best known as "Dr. Melinda Warner" on
*Stanley Turrentine — jazz musician
*Bobby Vinton — pop music singer
*The Vogues — pop vocal group
*Andy Warhol — artist
*Bruce Weitz — actor best known as "Belker" on "Hill Street Blues"
*Ming-Na (also known as Ming-Na Wen) — actor
*Fritz Weaver — actor
*Jenn Wertz — musician
*Ricki Wertz — host of WTAE children's show "Ricki & Copper" and 1970's quiz show "Junior High Quiz"
*August Wilson — playwright
*Brandon Wilson — author
*Bunny Yeager — photographer
*Brian Young — drummer and percussionist, Fountains of Wayne
*Donna Jean Young — comedienne, regular on "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In"

Athletics

Baseball

*Adam Bostick — NY Mets pitcher
*George Brett — Baseball Hall of Famer
*John Burkett — a pitcher on various MLB teams
*Sean Casey — 1st baseman for the Boston Red Sox(Upper St. Clair High School)
*Matt Clement — Pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals
*Jack Damaska — player for St. Louis, Minor League manager
*Bill Doak — pitcher with St. Louis Cardinals and Brooklyn Dodgers, inventor of the modern baseball glove
*Terry Francona — Manager, World Series
*Ryan Garko — first baseman for the Cleveland Indians
*Josh Gibson — Negro League player, Pittsburgh Crawfords and Homestead Grays
*Khalil Greene — Current shortstop on the San Diego Padres
*Ken Griffey, Jr. — Outfielder 1989-present
*Ken Griffey, Sr. — Outfielder 1973-1991, World Series
*Dick Groat — National League Most Valuable Player, 1960
*Howdy Groskloss — Shortstop 1930-1932, entering 2006, at age 100, the oldest living MLB player.
*Art Howe — manager for the Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball
*Bobby Lowe — first major league baseball player to hit four home runs in one gamecite book |editor=Reichler, Joseph L.| title=The Baseball Encyclopedia |origyear=1969 |edition= 4th edition |year= 1979|publisher= Macmillan Publishing |location= New York|language= |id= ISBN 0-02-578970-8 ]
*Ken Macha — manager of the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball
*Bill Mazeroski — Only player ever to decide a World Series by a 7th game Home Run
*George "Doc" Medich — Pitcher, Pittsburgh Pirates
*Michael Robert "Mickey" Morandini
*Stan Musial — Outfielder 1941-1963, World Series, Hall of Fame
*Curt Roberts — Second Base, Pittsburgh Pirates, First African American fielded for the Pirate Organization, 1954 - 1957
*Josh Sharpless — Pirates pitcher
*Heinie Smith — major league baseball player
*John Stuper — major league baseball player and coach at Yale University
*Chuck Tanner — Manager, Pittsburgh Pirates
*Harold Joseph "Pie" Traynor — Pirates Hall of Fame member
*Honus Wagner — Hall of Fame member
*Bobby Wallace — born in Pittsburgh, Baseball Hall of Fame inductee

Basketball

*John Abramovic — NBA forward 1946-1948
*Dick Bennett — head basketball coach for University of Wisconsin-Madison and Washington State University.
*Eddie Cameron — Legendary Duke head coach and namesake of the Cameron Indoor Stadium.
*Swin Cash — WNBA forward 2002-present
*Mark Cuban — owner of Dallas Mavericks
*Chuck Cooper — NBA forward 1950-1956, first African-American in the NBA draft.
*Chuck Daly — head coach 1981-1999, twice NBA Champions, coach of the original "Dream Team"
*Dave Feitl — Center 1986-1992
*Danny Fortson — forward for the NBA Seattle SuperSonics and Milwaukee Bucks.
*Calvin Fowler — guard 1969-1970
*Jack George — guard 1953-1961
*Armon Gilliam — forward/center 1987-2000
*George Glamack — 1948-1949
*Paul Grant — 1997-2004
*Dick Groat — 1952-1953, also played Major League Baseball
*Greg Howard — forward-Center 1970-1972
*Mike Iuzzolino — guard 1991-1993
*Buddy Jeannette — guard/Coach 1948-1970, NBA Hall Of Fame
*Stew Johnson — forward/Center 1966-1976
*George Karl — guard 1973-1978, head coach 1984-present, NBA Finals
*Billy Knight — forward 1975-1985
*Stu Lantz — guard 1968-1976
*Freddie Lewis — ABA guard 1960's-1970's, Co-Owner Pittsburgh Xplosion
*Maurice Lucas — forward 1975-1988
*Pete Maravich — guard 1971-1980, NBA Hall of Fame, All-Time Collegiate points leader.
*Jack Marin — forward/guard 1966-1977
*Suzie McConnell Serio — WNBA player 1998-2000, head coach 2004-2006.
*Red Mihalik — guard 1947-1948
*Sean Miller — Xavier University head basketball coach 2003-present
*Walt Miller — forward 1946-1947
*Johnny Moore — guard 1979-1990
*Barry Nelson — Center 1971-1972
*Geoff Petrie — guard 1970-1976
*Skip Prosser — college head coach 1993-present
*Ron Rowan — guard 1986-1987
*Herb Sendek — College head coach 1996-present
*Willie Somerset — guard in the NBA 1966-1969
*Maurice Stokes — forward/Center 1955-1958, NBA Hall Of Fame
*Jack Twyman — forward/guard 1955-1966, NBA Hall Of Fame
*Bill Zopf — guard 1970-1971, NBA Champions

Boxing

*Billy Conn
*Andy DePaul
*Michael Moorer — Heavyweight Champion of the World 1992-1993, 1994, 1996-1997
*Paul Spadafora
*Fritzie Zivic

Figure Skating

*Taylor Toth

Football

*Barry Alvarez — college football coach 1990-2005
*LaVar Arrington — Linebacker 2000-2006
*Kevan Barlow — NFL Running Back
*Charlie Batch — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback
*George Blanda — quarterback 1949-1975, Super Bowl, Hall of Fame
*Jim Braxton — NFL Fullback 1971-1978, Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins, member of the Bills' "Electric Company"
*Steve Breaston — returner for the Arizona Cardinals since the 2007 season
*Larry Brown — running back for Washington Redskins, 1972 NFL MVP
*Joe Bugel — NFL Assistant and head coach 1975-present, founder of the infamous "Hogs" of the 1980s.
*Marc Bulger — quarterback 2002-present, Super Bowl
*Jeff Christy — 3-time Pro Bowl center for Vikings and Buccaneers; Super Bowl ring
*Bruce Clark — defensive lineman in CFL and NFL during 80s; Pro Bowl in 1984 for New Orleans Saints
*Jim Covert — offensive tackle for the Chicago Bears in the 80s, Super Bowl and 80s All-Decade Team
*Bill Cowher — head coach 1992-2007, two Super Bowls
*Bob Davie — College football coach, broadcaster
*Ernie Davis — Running Back Heisman Trophy winner (1961)
*Mike Ditka — tight end (1961-1972) and coach (1982-1999), three Super Bowls
*Tony Dorsett — Heisman Trophy winner (1976) and running back 1977-1988, two Super Bowls
*Kirk Ferentz — head coach, University of Iowa
*Bill Fralic — offensive lineman for the Atlanta Falcons, 80s All-Decade Team
*Gus Frerotte — quarterback 1994-present
*Bill George — Linebacker 1952-1966, Hall of Fame
*Sean Gilbert — defensive end 1992-2005
*Bruce Gradkowski — quarterback for Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2006-present
*Russ Grimm — Offensive Lineman 1981-1991, three Super Bowls
*Jack Ham — Linebacker 1970-1982, Hall of Fame, four Super Bowls
*Terry Hanratty — NFL quarterback 1969-1976, 2 Super Bowls.
*Major Harris — record-setting quarterback in college (for WVU) and the CFL.
*Leon Hart — Heisman Trophy winner, College Hall of Fame
*Jim Haslett — head coach of New Orleans Saints (2000-2005), St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator (2006-present)
*Ken Herock — NFL Tight End 1963-1969, Super Bowl.
*Dick Hoak — NFL Running back (1961-1970)
*Lou Holtz — college football head coach 1969-2004
*Jeff Hostetler — quarterback 1985-1997, two Super Bowls
*Sam Huff — Linebacker 1956-1969, Hall of Fame
*Stan Jones — Defensive Lineman 1954-1966, Hall of Fame
*Jim Kelly — quarterback 1986-1996, Hall of Fame, four Super Bowls
*Chuck Knox — head coach of the Los Angeles Rams, Buffalo Bills and Seattle Seahawks during the 70s, 80s and 90s
*Ted Kwalick — 3x Pro Bowl tight end for 49ers and Raiders; College Football Hall of Fame
*Ty Law — Defensive Back 1995-2005, four Super Bowls
*Marvin Lewis — head coach 2003-present
*Mike Logan — NFL Safety 1996-present, Super Bowl.
*Johnny Lujack — quarterback Heisman Trophy winner (1947)
*Dan Marino — quarterback 1983-1999, Hall of Fame, Super Bowl
*Ted Marchibroda — quarterback 1953-1957, head coach 1975-1998
*Joe Marconi — NFL Runningback 1956-1966 for the Los Angeles Rams and Chicago Bears
*Brandon Marshall — NFL Wide Receiver 2006-present for the Denver Broncos
*Rasheed Marshall — NFL Wide-Receiver 2005-present.
*Curtis Martin — running back 1995-present, Super Bowl
*Mike McCarthy — Green Bay Packers head coach 2005-present
*Kevin "Boo" McLee — standout linebacker in college football will be drafted in the NFL in 2007.
*Mike McMahon — quarterback 2001-present
*Joe Montana — quarterback 1979-1994, Hall of Fame, four Super Bowls, three Super Bowl MVPs
*Eugene "Mercury" Morris — running back for 70s Miami Dolphins; two Super Bowls
*Dan Mozes — standout center in college football, expected to be drafted in 2007.
*Chuck Muncie — running back for New Orleans Saints (1976-1980) and San Diego Chargers (1981-1984), 3 Pro Bowls
*Joe Namath — quarterback 1965-1977, Hall of Fame, Super Bowl MVP.
*Mike Nixon — NFL and college football headcoach and longtime NFL scout throughout the 1960s, 70's and 80's.
*Chuck Noll — Steelers head coach 1969-1991
*Paul Posluszny — Dick Butkus Award winner from Penn State, linebacker for Buffalo Bills
*Darrelle Revis — cornerback, New York Jets
*Rod Rutherford — quarterback 2003-present
*Nick Saban — college football coach 1990-2005, NFL coach 2005-present (born in Fairmont, West Virginia)
*Matt Schaub — quarterback 2004-present
*Joe Schmidt — Linebacker 1953-1965, Hall of Fame
*Marty Schottenheimer — head coach, 1984-present
*Sandy Stephens — quarterback, first African American QB to lead his team to a Bowl Game
*Joe Stydahar — Tackle 1936-1946 Hall of Fame
*Lynn Swann — Wide Receiver 1974-1982, Hall of Fame, four Super Bowls, Super Bowl MVP
*Jason Taylor — Defensive End, 5 Time Pro Bowler for the Miami Dolphins
*Willie Thrower — quarterback (First African American quarterback in an NFL game)
*Johnny Unitas — quarterback 1956-1973, Hall of Fame, two Super Bowls, Played for Baltimore.
*Alex Van Pelt — quarterback 1995-2003, Buffalo Bills starter in 2001
*Joe Walton — head coach of the New York Jets 1981-1989 and Robert Morris Universiy 1994-present; OC for Washington Redskins and Pittsburgh Steelers
*Dave Wannstedt — head coach NFL 1993-2004, College Football coach 2005-present
*Randy White — Defensive Lineman 1975-1988, three Super Bowls, Hall of Fame
*Eric Wicks — college football standout safety and finalist for the Bronko Nagruski award in 2007.
*Quincy Wilson — NFL Runningback 2004-present.
*Ray Zellars — played for New Orleans Saints, graduated and coached at Oliver High School

Golf

*Jim Furyk
*Rocco Mediate
*Arnold Palmer
*Jim Simons — as an amateur nearly won 1971 U.S. Open, was the world's first winner of a tournament while using a metal driver
*Stephanie Sparks

Hockey

*Bob Beers — Boston Bruins, Tampa Bay Lightning, Edmonton Oilers, New York Islanders Defenseman 1989-1997
*Ryan Malone —Pittsburgh Penguins, Tampa Bay Lightning Winger 2003-present
*Gerry O'Flaherty — Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, Atlanta Flames Winger 1971-1979
*George Parros — Anaheim Ducks Winger 2004-present
*Bill Thomas —Phoenix Coyotes, Pittsburgh Penguins Winger 2005-present
*R.J. Umberger —Philadelphia Flyers, Columbus Blue Jackets Center 2005-present
*Mike Weber — Buffalo Sabers Defenseman 2007-present

Olympics

*Kurt Angle — 1996 Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling and current professional wrestler for "Total Nonstop Action Wrestling"
*Swintayla Cash — Gold Medal Basketball 2004 [http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04209/352349.stm]
*Herb Douglas — athlete, Herbert Paul "Herb" Douglas, Jr. (born 9 March 1922) represented the U.S. in the long jump at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, where he won the bronze medal. Inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 1992.
*Roger Kingdom — Hurdles gold medalist at both the 1984 and 1988 games.
*Rick Krivda — Baseball 2000
*Suzie McConnell Serio — Basketball 1988 and 1992
*Eric Namesnik — Swimming
*Richard Rydze — Diving Silver Medalist 1972
*Johnny Weismuller— Swimming
*Rod White — Archery 2000
*Lauryn Williams — Track 2004
*John Woodruff — Track

occer

*John Stollmeyer — defender formerly with the US National Soccer Team and US Olympic Team
*Marvell Wynne II — defender for MLS side Red Bull New York

Wrestling

*Kurt Angle — 1996 Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling and current professional wrestler for "Total Nonstop Action Wrestling", sports broadcaster
*Ty Moore — 4 time PIAA state champion with a high school record of 146-1
*Rob Conway — former WWE wrestler on the RAW brand
*Johnny De Fazio — Known to fans as "Jumping" Johnny De Fazio
*Dominic DeNucci
*Shane Douglas
*Mike Jones — best known as Virgil in the WWE, worked as Vincent, Shane and Curly Bill in WCW
*Sterling James Keenan — Current BaseBrawl Natural Heavyweight Champion, international Indy superstar
*John William Minton — famous as Big John Studd
*Bruno Sammartino — 2-time World Wide Wrestling Federation champion
*Mike Scicluna — known as "Baron Mikel Scicluna"
*John Sullivan — known as Johnny Valiant
*Newton Tattrie — Known to fans as Geeto Mongol
*Sylvester Terkay — Former wrestler with WWE and mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter
*Larry Zbyszko (real name Larry Whistler) — Director of Authority on Total Nonstop Action Wrestling

Military heroes

*George C. Axtell — General*** United States Marine Corps
*Charles Bishop — Medal of Honor Mexican Campaign of 1914
*Adrian Cronauer — the basis of "Good Morning, Vietnam"
*Ralph Ellis Dias — Medal of Honor Vietnam
*Michael Estocin — Medal of Honor Vietnam
*Edward M. Fincke — Astronaut, Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force
*John Gertsch — Medal of Honor Vietnam
*James A. Graham — Medal of Honor Vietnam
*Terry Hart — Astronaut, Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force
*Alexander Hays — Brigadier General*, repulsed Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg
*George Marshall — General of the Army *****
*Ross A. McGinnis [http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/ramcginnis.htm] — Specialist Medal of Honor Iraq War - Baghdad 2006
*William D. Morgan — Medal of Honor Vietnam
*James Scott Negley — Major General Civil War
*John Neville — General, suppressed the Whiskey Rebellion
*Melvin E. Newlin — Medal of Honor Vietnam
*Michael Novosel — Medal of Honor Vietnam
*Admiral Robert Peary — the first person to reach the North Pole
*William Port — Medal of Honor Vietnam
*William Prom — Medal of Honor Vietnam
*Judith Resnik — astronaut
*Matthew Ridgway — General ***
*Thomas A. Rowley (1808-92) Brigadier-general; Gettysburg; Civil War; buried in Allegheny Cemetery
*Robert Semple — Medal of Honor Mexican Campaign of 1914
*Randall Shughart — Medal of Honor for Somalia service
*David Winder — Medal of Honor Vietnam
*Patrick Hickey — Last Man Standing operation Iraqi Freedom

Business and industry

*Eric F. Buell — founder and chairman Buell Motorcycle Company
*Andrew Carnegie — Steel tycoon and philanthropist, founded what became U.S. Steel
*Henry Clay Frick — Steel tycoon, Chief operation officer of what became U.S. Steel
*Ed Grier — President of Disneyland
*Charles Martin Hall — Aluminum producer and founder of Alcoa
*Henry J. Heinz — Founder of H J Heinz Company
*Vernon Irvin — CMO of XM Satellite Radio and created "Friends & Families" plan while at MCI
*Samuel Martin Kier — father of the American Oil Industry
*E. W. Marland — Oilman founded what would become Conoco Oil and also became the governor of Oklahoma
*Andrew Mellon — served as chairman of Mellon Financial helped to found Westinghouse, Alcoa, Gulf Oil and General Motors, became the longest serving United States Secretary of the Treasury in both years and administrations.
*Thomas Mellon — founded Mellon Financial
*Paul O'Neill — Alcoa CEO and United States Secretary of the Treasury
*Robert Pitcairn — Pennsylvania Railroad executive
*John Augustus Roebling — civil engineer, one of the pioneers in the construction of suspension bridges [ [http://www.germanheritage.com/biographies/mtoz/roebling.html German American Corner: ROEBLING, John Augustus (1806-69) ] ]
*Washington Augustus Roebling — civil engineer best known for his work on the Brooklyn Bridge
*Richard Mellon Scaife — runs descendants of Mellon fortune, has published the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review since 1969.
*James Sinegal — founder and co-CEO of Costco
*Bob Stupak — long time manager and owner of Las Vegas casinos (1970's to present) created the Vegas Stratosphere
*David Tepper — one of the leading hedge-fund managers in the world
*George Westinghouse — Engineer and inventor

Culture

*Derrick Bell — law professor
*William D. Boyce — Founder, Boy Scouts of America
*Rachel Carson — author and ecologist
*Stephen Chbosky — author
*John Clayton — sportswriter and expert for the NFL; Hall of Fame
*Annie Dillard — author
*Jerry Harris— sculptor
*Yvonne Jacquette — artist (painter and printmaker)
*Jay Mariotti — sportswriter
*David McCullough — historian and author
*Burton Morris — painter
*Madalyn Murray O'Hair — founder of American Atheists
*Mary Roberts Rinehart — author
*Charles Taze Russell — Founder of Jehovah's Witnesses
*Lawrence Saint — stained glass artist
*Jim Shooter — comic book writer, editor and publisher
*R. C. Sproul — theologian
*Gerald Stern — author
*Joseph Wambaugh — author
*John Edgar Wideman — author
*August Wilson — playwright
*Brandon Wilson — author
*Donald Wuerl — eleventh Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh
*David Allen Zubik — twelfth and current Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh

Educators, scientists, and researchers

*William Jacob Holland — entomologist and chancellor of the Western University of Pennsylvania
*Randy Pausch, founder of Alice (software), and man behind the "Last Lecture"
*Jonas Salk — physician and inventor of first polio vaccine
*Alex Shigo — arboriculturist and horticulturist
*Herbert Simon — Carnegie Mellon University professor and winner of Nobel Prize for Economics
*Thomas Starzl — pioneering transplantsurgeon in liver and multiorgan transplantation.
*Jesse Steinfeld — United States Surgeon General under President Richard Nixon
*Otto Stern — German-American physicist and Nobel laureate, known for his studies of molecular beams. (Carnegie Institute of Technology professor (now Carnegie Mellon University)).
*Vladimir Zworykin — engineer and inventor, developed an early form of television. The IEEE presents a Vladimir Zworykin Award for outstanding contributions to development of television technology.

Politicians and governmental leaders

*Eugene Atkinson — United States Congressman
*Michael Bilirakis — United States Congressman serving Florida
*Robert Bork — United States Supreme Court nominee, and acting United States Attorney General in the 1970s.
*Victoria "Torie" Clarke — Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs under George W. Bush
*Geoff Davis — United States Congressman serving Kentucky
*James J. Davis — Secretary of Labor under Presidents Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover
*Harmar Denny — United States Congressman from Pennsylvania from 1825 to 1837.
*Mike Doyle — United States Congressman serving Pennsylvania
*Tom Feeney — United States Congressman serving Florida went to law school at the University of Pittsburgh
*John F. Forward, Sr. — mayor of San Diego, California from 1907 to 1909.
*Walter Forward — United States Secretary of the Treasury under John Tyler, 1841-1843
*Orrin Hatch — United States senator for Utah from 1977 to present.
*John Heinz — United States senator for Pennsylvania and United States Representative 1971-1977.
*Philander C. Knox — United States senator for Pennsylvania 1901-1904 and 1917-1921, United States Attorney General 1901-1904, and United States Secretary of State 1909-1913
*E. W. Marland — governor of Oklahoma from 1935 to 1939.
*Andrew Mellon — longest serving United States Treasury Secretary in United States history
*Janet Napolitano — Arizona Governor
*Ron Paul — United States Congressman serving Texas, and 2008 presidential election candidate.
*Tom Ridge — governor of Pennsylvania 1995-2001 and the first Secretary of Homeland Security under George W. Bush
*Rick Santorum — United States senator for Pennsylvania from 1995-2007
*Dick Thornburgh — governor of Pennsylvania 1979-1987 and United States Attorney General for Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
*Tom Vilsack — governor of Iowa from 1999 to 2007.
*Joseph Yablonski — long time leader of the United Mine Workers, murdered in a mob hit in 1969.
*Bill Young — United States Congressman serving Florida

References

*reflist

External links

* [http://www.nndb.com/geo/661/000069454/ Famous people from Pittsburgh at the Notable Names Database] .


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