Colorado Famous People

Famous People from Colorado State

Colorado Prominent Citizens

  • The state of Colorado is well known for its rich heritage and is one of the most important states in the United States of America both historically and culturally. The state has got this recognition and rich culture through the efforts of its citizens who have strived hard to make the state a better place to live. Some of the most Prominent Citizens ofColorado are as follows:

Gerald Rudolph Ford

38th President of the United States
In office August 9, 1974 – January 20, 1977
Vice President None (August–December 1974)
Nelson Rockefeller
Preceded by Richard M. Nixon
Succeeded by Jimmy Carter
40th Vice President of the United States
In office December 6, 1973 – August 9, 1974
President Richard Nixon
Preceded by Spiro Agnew
Succeeded by Nelson Rockefeller
16th United States House of Representatives Minority Leader
In office January 3, 1965 – December 6, 1973
Deputy Leslie C. Arends
Preceded by Charles A. Halleck
Succeeded by John Jacob Rhodes
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan's 5th congressional district
In office January 3, 1949 – December 6, 1973
Preceded by Bartel J. Jonkman
Succeeded by Richard F. Vander Veen
Born July 14, 1913(1913-07-14)
Omaha, Nebraska
Died December 26, 2006 (aged 93)
Rancho Mirage, California
Resting place Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Birth name Leslie Lynch King, Jr.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Elizabeth "Betty" Bloomer Ford
Children Michael Gerald Ford
John Gardner Ford
Steven Meigs Ford
Susan Elizabeth Ford
Alma mater University of Michigan (B.A.)
Yale Law School (J.D.)
Occupation Lawyer
Religion Episcopalian
Military service
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Lieutenant Commander
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
American Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal
  • Gerald Ford was the former President of United States of America after Richard Nixon resigned from the post of the President. Gerald Ford was born on 14th of July 1913 and he was originally named Leslie Lynch King, Junior. He passed away in the year 2006, 26th December at the age of 93.

  • Gerald Ford served as a representative to the U.S. House of Representatives from the Michigan's 5th congressional district for nearly 25 years. During his tenure as President of the country, he tried to ease the strained relations that were a cause of concern during the Cold War. Thus, he is one of the most prominent citizens ofColorado.

Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice 66th United States Secretary of State
In office January 26, 2005 – January 20, 2009
President George W. Bush
Deputy Richard Armitage (2005)
Robert Zoellick (2005–2006)
John Negroponte (2007–2009)
Preceded by Colin Powell
Succeeded by Hillary Rodham Clinton
20th United States National Security Advisor
In office January 20, 2001 – January 26, 2005
President George W. Bush
Deputy Stephen Hadley
Preceded by Sandy Berger
Succeeded by Stephen Hadley
Provost of Stanford University
In office 1993–1999
Preceded by Gerald J. Lieberman
Succeeded by John L. Hennessy
Born November 14, 1954 (1954-11-14) (age 55)
Birmingham, Alabama
Political party Republican
Alma mater University of Denver (B.A., Ph.D.)
University of Notre Dame (M.A.)
Profession Professor, Provost, Diplomat, Politician
Religion Presbyterian
  • Condoleezza Rice was the 66th United States Secretary of State during the presidential tenure of George W. Bush. She was the 1st and only African American woman to serve at the post of Secretary of State and 2nd African American succeeding Colin Powell to serve at that post which puts her on the list of prominent citizens ofColorado.

  • Condoleezza Rice taught at Stanford University as a professor of Political Science and was the senior academic administrator there. She was the National Security Advisor to George W. Bush before she became the Secretary of State and was also an advisor to the President on matters regarding affairs of Soviet and East Europe.

  • Her role as a Secretary of State has had a great deal of influence on the world politics and for her service to the nation. She is regarded as one of the most prominent citizens ofColorado.

Byron White

Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court
In office April 16, 1962 – June 28, 1993
Byron White Nominated by John F. Kennedy
Byron White Preceded by Charles Evans Whittaker
Byron White Succeeded by Ruth Bader Ginsburg
4th United States Deputy Attorney General
In office 1961–1962
Byron White President John F. Kennedy
Byron White Preceded by Lawrence E. Walsh
Byron White Succeeded by Nicholas Katzenbach
Byron White Born June 8, 1917(1917-06-08)
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Byron White Died April 15, 2002 (aged 84)
Denver, Colorado, United States
Byron White Alma mater University of Colorado
Hertford College, Oxford
Yale Law School
Byron White Religion Episcopalian
  • Byron White was born in the year 1917 on the 8th of June and has served as the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States of America. He was appointed by the former President of United States John F. Kennedy in the year 1962 and he retired in the year 1993.

  • Fort Collins in Colorado is his birth place and he grew up in Wellington with his parents. He graduated from high school in 1930. He passed away in the year 1993, 15th of April in Denver when he was 84 years old due to health issues related to Pneumonia. Due to his service to the Supreme Court and to the nation, he is considered as a prominent citizen ofColorado.

Randolph Severn Parker III

  • Randolph Severn Parker III is better known by the name Trey Parker. He is an award winning director, actor, producer, animator and also a screen writer. He is known for co creating the famous animated sitcom called South Park along with Matt Stone.

  • Denver in Colorado is his birth place and he was born in the year 1969 on the 19th of October. He studied in Berklee College of Music and has majored in Music from University of Colorado.

  • In the year 2000 he was nominated for the Academy awards and in the year 2005 and 2007 he won the Emmy awards. His sitcom South Park has got nominations at the Emmy Awards and at many other awards ceremonies more than 10 times.

  • He is regarded as one of the most prominent citizens of Colorado due to his work in the entertainment industry.

Jessica Claire Biel

Jessica Biel at the Palm Film Festival in 2007
Jessica Claire Biel Born Jessica Claire Biel
March 3, 1982 (1982-03-03) (age 28)
Ely, Minnesota, U.S.
Jessica Claire Biel Occupation Actress, model
Jessica Claire Biel Years Active 1996–present
  • Jessica Claire Biel is a famous Hollywood actress and a model who came into the lime light for her role in a family drama called 7th Heaven in which she played the character of Mary Camden. She was born inMinnesota but she grew up in Boulder, Colorado.

  • She has worked in many Hollywood movies with many famous actors. Her movies include The A-Team, The Illusionist, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.

She received the Young Artist Award, Best Performance and Supporting Young Actress awards in 1998 for her role in Ulee's Gold. In 2007 she got the Rising-Star Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

List of People from Colorado

Actors and Entertainers

Actor Name Actor Name Actor Name
Amy Adams Kristin Cavallari Douglas Fairbanks
Tim Allen Lon Chaney David Fincher
Baby Marie Duane "Dog" Chapman Joel Geist
Roseanne Barr Beth Chapman Pam Grier
Jessica Biel 'Baby' Lyssa Chapman Devon Gummersall
Kelly Bishop Don Cheadle Kelo Henderson
Michael Boatman Ken Curtis Neil Hopkins
Zachery Ty Bryan Big Jack Earle Steve Howey
Matthew Carey Ralph Edwards Jake Lloyd


  • Tomory Dodge
  • Arthur Roy Mitchell


Athlet Name Athlet Name Athlet Name
David Aardsma Mason Crosby Mark Knudson
Louis Amundson Joe DeCamillis Kevin Kouzmanoff
Tom Ashworth Jack Dempsey Buddy Lazier
Josh Bard John Elway Brad Lidge
Earl W. Bascom Alex English Brandon McCarthy
Chauncey Billups Brian Fisher Darnell McDonald
Aaron Smith Richard "Goose" Gossage Mark Melancon
Ronnie Bradford Roy Halladay David Pauley
E.H. "Dutch" Clark Vincent Jackson Gijon Robinson

Business and Community Leaders

Business Man Name Business Man Name Business Man Name
William Bent John Jay Joslin General William Jackson Palmer
Charles Boettcher Lloyd King The Prinster family
Adolph Coors Bob Magness Horace Tabor
Charles Gates, Jr. David May  

Political and Popular Leaders

Politician Name Politician Name Politician Name
Laurie Anderson Golda Meir Byron R. White
Casimo Barela Chief Ouray Mike Rosen
William B. Ebbert Dana Perino Gerald Ford
John Kerry Karl Rove  
Benjamin Lindsey Condoleezza Rice