List of people from Colorado

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Colorado is located in the western United States, or the "Mountain Region". Colorado in United States.svg
Colorado is located in the western United States, or the "Mountain Region".

This is a list of people from the American state of Colorado . It includes people that lived, were born, were raised, or have significant relations with the state. Coloradans have been prominent in many fields, including literature, entertainment, art, music, politics, and business. This list attempts to maintain biographical notability of significant Coloradans, and to organize historically important men and women hailing from Colorado.



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Tim Allen
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Lon Chaney
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Douglas Fairbanks
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Jake Lloyd (a.k.a. young Anakin Skywalker)
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Hattie McDaniel

Artists, photographers



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Jack Dempsey
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Goose Gossage
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Bobby Unser

Business and community leaders

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Horace Tabor

Literary figures

Military figures


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John Denver


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Byron White

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics

Other notable people

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Justice Neil Gorsuch

United States Penitentiary, Administrative Maximum Facility

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