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Archibald Alexander (theologian):

Sheldon Whitehouse

Eleazer Block (first Jewish lawyer in St. Louis):

Jay Nixon

Daniel Boone (pioneer, explorer):

Bret Boone

Nathaniel Bowditch (mathematician and navigator):

James Spader

Anne (Dudley) Bradstreet (poet):

Mark Dayton

Frederick Stephen Upton

Daniel Carroll (signer of Articles of Confederation and U. S. Constitution):

Michael Castle

Laurent Clerc (pioneer of Deaf education in America)

James Spader

Alexander James Dallas (U.S. Secretary of the Treasury 1814-1816):

Chris Dudley

Anne Willis (Dallas) Dudley (women's suffrage leader):

Chris Dudley

Guilford Dudley (ambassador to Denmark):

Chris Dudley

John Forsyth (U.S. Secretary of State, ambassador to Spain, and Representative and Senator from Georgia):

Robert Hurt

Mrs. Ann Foster (victim of the Salem witch trials):

Craig Campbell

Benjamin Franklin (American "Founding Father"):

Michael Castle

Rev. Theodorus Jacobus Frelinghuysen (minister of the Great Awakening):

Rodney Frelinghuysen

Moses Grant (participant in the Boston Tea Party):

Brian Baird

David Bruce Haight (LDS apostle):

Jon Huntsman

John Hart (signer of the Declaration of Independence):

Steny Hoyer

John Haynes (governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and Connecticut):

Jaime Herrera

Anne (Marbury) Hutchinson (religious activist):

George W. Bush

Ted Danson

Mark Dayton

Jeff Flake

Jon Huntsman

Mitt Romney

Chris Van Hollen

John Inskeep (mayor of Philadelphia 1800-1801, 1805-1806):

Jay Nixon

Abraham Jonas (first permanent Jewish resident of Quincy, IL; friend of Abraham Lincoln):

Jay Nixon

Henry Lahee (composer):

Thomas Allen

George Linen (artist):

Rodney Frelinghuysen

John Marshall (Chief Justice):

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Jean Paul Mascarene (lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia):

James Spader

George Mason IV (American "Founding Father"):

Paris Hilton

Robert Hurt

Gen. George Gordon Meade (Union general):

Matthew Fox

Josiah Meigs (first president of the University of Georgia):

Robert Hurt

Robert Morris (American "Founding Father" - signer of Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, and U.S. Constitution):

Robert Hurt

Charles Willson Peale (artist):

Robert Andrews

Dennis Blair

Parley Parker Pratt (original LDS apostle):

Jon Huntsman

Mitt Romney

Dan Quayle (Vice President of the United States):

Ben Quayle

Edmund Jenings Randolph (U.S. Secretary of State, U.S. Attorney General, and governor of Virginia):

Robert Hurt

John Siney (early labor leader):

Tim Holden

Charity Southgate (successfully sued for freedom as daughter of a slave and a free woman)

Russell Wilson

John Calvin Stevens (architect and artist):

Thomas Allen

Edward Taylor (colonial American poet):

Jaime Herrera

Betty Washington (only full sibling of George Washington):

Chris Dudley

Henry John Whitehouse (Episcopal bishop of Illinois):

Sheldon Whitehouse

Roger Williams (founder of Rhode Island):

David Angell

Sarah Palin

Scott Walker

William Price Williamson
(Engineer-in-Chief of Confederate Navy):

Dennis Blair

William Wirt (U.S. Attorney-General, Anti-Masonic Presidential candidate):

Dennis Blair

Oliver Wolcott (signer of Declaration of Independence):

Aaron Peirsol

Frank Lloyd Wright
(architect):

Anne Baxter

George Wyllys (colonial governor of Connecticut):

Jaime Herrera