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Last modified: 1/01/08

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District of Columbia Fun Facts

Famous District of Columbians

These are just a few of the famous people who were either born in the District of Columbia or spent some important time in the District of Columbia, not counting politicians.

Ethan Albright, football player

LaVar Arrington, football player

Ladell Betts, football player

Matt Bowen, football player

Mathew Brady, photographer

Ray Brown, football player

Mark Brunell, football player

Francis Cardoza, educator

Phillip Daniels, football player

Maureen Dowd, political commentator

Duke Ellington, musician and band leader

Frederick Douglass, abolitionist

Betty Goldstein Friedan, author of The Feminist Mystique and founder of the National Organization for Women

Joe Gibbs, football coach

John Hall, football player

Walt Harris, football player

Chistopher Hitchens, author

Brad Johnson, football player

Elizabeth Keckly, dress designer

Brian Kozlowski, football player

Sugar Ray Leonard, boxer

Kevin Mann, producer

Santana Moss, football player

Clinton Portis, football player

Cory Raymer, football player

Chris Samuels, football player

Dan Snyder, football team owner

Steve Spurrier, football coach

Sean Taylor, football player

Randy Thomas, football player

James Thrash, football player

Wale, rapper

Marcus Washington, football player

Walt Whitman, poet

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