List of Famous people born in West Virginia, United States of America

West Virginia is a state in the Appalachian region of the Southern United States, though it is also considered part of the Mid-Atlantic Southeast Region. It is bordered by Pennsylvania to the northeast, Maryland to the east and northeast, Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, and Ohio to the northwest. West Virginia is the 41st-largest state by area and ranks 38th in population, with around 1.791 million residents. The capital and largest city is Charleston.

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1. Bobby Joe Long
Robert Joseph Long

Bobby Joe Long
Male. American serial killer and rapist
First Name: Bobby
Last Name: Long
Born on October 14, 1953
Died on May 23, 2019 (aged 65)

2. Joe Manchin

Joe Manchin
Male. United States Senator from West Virginia
First Name: Joe
Last Name: Manchin
Born on August 24, 1947 (age 74)

3. Katherine Johnson

Katherine Johnson
Female. American mathematician
First Name: Katherine
Born on August 26, 1918
Died on February 24, 2020 (aged 101)

4. Nick Saban

Nick Saban
Male. football coach from the United States
First Name: Nick
Last Name: Saban
Born on October 31, 1951 (age 69)

5. Chuck Yeager

Chuck Yeager
Male. American World War II flying ace and test pilot; first pilot to fly faster than sound
First Name: Chuck
Last Name: Yeager
Born on February 13, 1923 (age 98)

6. Steve Harvey
Broderick Stephen Harvey

Steve Harvey
Male. American stand-up comedian and television host
First Name: Steve
Last Name: Harvey
Born on January 17, 1957 (age 64)
Height: 185 cm | 6'1"

7. John Forbes Nash

John Forbes Nash
Male. American mathematician
First Name: John
Last Name: Nash
Born on June 13, 1928
Died on May 23, 2015 (aged 86)

8. Randy Moss

Randy Moss
Male. American football player, wide receiver
First Name: Randy
Born on February 13, 1977 (age 44)
Height: 193 cm | 6'4"
Footballer, Sportsperson, American-football-player

9. Don Knotts

Don Knotts
Male. American actor and stand-up comedian
First Name: Don
Last Name: Knotts
Born on July 21, 1924
Died on February 24, 2006 (aged 81)

10. Conchata Ferrell

Conchata Ferrell
Female. actress
First Name: Conchata
Born on March 28, 1943 (age 78)
Height: 161 cm | 5'3"

11. Bill Withers
William Harrison Withers, Jr.

Bill Withers
Male. American singer-songwriter and musician
First Name: Bill
Last Name: Withers
Born on July 4, 1938
Died on March 30, 2020 (aged 81)

12. Rob Garrison

Rob Garrison
Male. American actor
First Name: Rob
Last Name: Garrison
Born on January 23, 1960
Died on September 27, 2019 (aged 59)

13. Jerry West
Jerry Alan West

Jerry West
Male. American basketball player and executive
First Name: Jerry
Born on May 28, 1938 (age 83)
Height: 188 cm | 6'2"
Basketballer, Sportsperson

14. John Corbett

John Corbett
Male. American actor and country music singer, born in 1961
First Name: John
Last Name: Corbett
Born on May 9, 1961 (age 60)
Height: 194 cm | 6'4"

15. Patsy Ramsey

Patsy Ramsey
Female. American beauty pageant winner and mother of JonBenét Ramsey (1956-2006)
First Name: Patsy
Born on December 29, 1956
Died on June 24, 2006 (aged 49)

16. Harry R. Truman

Harry R. Truman
Male. man killed when Mt. St. Helens erupted
First Name: Harry
Last Name: Truman
Died on May 18, 1980 (aged 10)

17. Jimbo Fisher

Jimbo Fisher
Male. American football player and coach
First Name: Jimbo
Last Name: Fisher
Born on October 9, 1965 (age 56)

18. Mary Lou Retton

Mary Lou Retton
Female. American gymnast
First Name: Mary
Last Name: Retton
Born on January 24, 1968 (age 53)

19. Jeramie Rain

Jeramie Rain
Female. American actress
First Name: Jeramie
Born on August 23, 1948 (age 73)

20. Jason Williams

Jason Williams
Male. American college basketball player, professional basketball player, point guard
First Name: Jason
Last Name: Williams
Born on November 18, 1975 (age 45)
Height: 185 cm | 6'1"
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