Famous Alaskans

Famous People Born in Alaska

See our top list of the most famous people from Alaska. We’ve chosen people like athletes, actors, civil rights activists, scientists and people from other walks of life that have come from the “The Last Frontier” state.

Aleksandr Baranov trader, public official, Russia
Margaret Elizabeth Bell author
Benny Benson designed state flag at age 13, Chignik
Vitus Bering explorer, Denmark
Charles E. Bunnell educator
William A. Egan first state governor
Carl Ben Eielson pioneer pilot
Henry E. Gruennig political leader
B. Frank Heintzleman territorial governor
Walter J. Hickel former governor
Sheldon Jackson educator and missionary, Minaville, NY
Joe Juneau prospector
Austin Lathrop industrialist
Sydney Lawrence painter
John Griffith (Jack) London author, San Francisco, CA
Ray Mala actor
John Muir naturalist, explorer, Scotland
Virgil F. Partch cartoonist
Joe Redington, Sr. sled-dog musher and promoter