Religions and Their Famous Members Quakers
A list of famous Quakers including statesmen, athletes, and artists.
RELIGIONS AND THEIR FAMOUS FLOCKS
1. William Penn, U.S. (British-born), 1644-1718.
Founder of the colony, later state, of Pennsylvania. Penn saw this enterprise as a holy experiment, a haven for Quakers and other persons persecuted for their religion.
2. Edward Lloyd, British, 1688-1713.
Founded Lloyd's of London.
3. Nathanael Greene, U.S., 1742-1786.
Revolutionary general and war hero.
4. Betsy Ross, U.S., 1752-1836.
According to legend, she was the designer and maker of the first American flag.
5. John Dalton, British, 1766-1844.
Chemist and physicist.
6. Lucretia Mott, U.S., 1793-1880.
Friends minister, abolitionist, feminist, and temperance advocate, helped found Swarthmore College.
7. Johns Hopkins, U.S., 1795-1873.
Merchant, banker, and philanthropist, founded Johns Hopkins University.
8. Ezra Cornell, U.S., 1807-1874.
Financier and philanthropist, helped develop a nationwide telegraph system and founded Cornell University.
9. John Greenleaf Whittier, U.S., 1807-1892.
Poet, often called "the Quaker Poet."
10. Edwin Stanton, U.S., 1814-1869.
Secretary of war under Lincoln and Johnson.
11. Walt Whitman, U.S., 1819-1892.
12. Joseph Lister, British, 1827-1912.
Surgeon, discovered antiseptic medicine. He was the first medical person named to the House of Lords.
13. Herbert Hoover, U.S., 1874-1964.
President of the U.S., he was succeeded in office by one other Quaker, Richard M. Nixon.
14. Christopher Morley, U.S., 1890-1957.
15. Jorge Luis Borges, Argentinean, 1899-.
Poet, author essayist.
16. Jessamyn West, U.S., 1907-.
Author. Her novel Friendly Persuasion told the story of the struggle of the Quakers during the Civil War.
17. Mary Calderone, U.S., 1904-.
Physician, she pioneered sex education in the public schools and directed the Planned Parenthood organization.
18. James Michener, U.S., 1907-.
19. Julian Bond, U.S., 1940-.
Legislator, civil rights activist.
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