Posted on March 5, 2021
by Monique B
Be proud of our Ohio heritage! Here are true stories of noteworthy Ohioans from past to present times.
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This title is an inspiring look at some of Ohio’s best and brightest, including the Wright Brothers, Annie Oakley, and Baldemar Velasquez.
Learn about the life and times of one of the most beloved authors of children’s literature in the 20th century, known particularly for her portrayal of the lives of African Americans.
Dorothy May Kamenshek of Norwood went on to become a professional baseball player on the nation’s first women’s league. She played first base for 10 years, becoming a seven-time all-star with two league batting titles.
Ohio is the birthplace of many well-known individuals, including U.S. presidents, astronauts, and inventors.
A fascinating look at the life of the 18th president of the United States who also served as commander of Union forces in the Civil War.
Born in Toledo, Steinem is a writer, political activist, and co-founder of Ms. Magazine.
Simone Biles of Columbus is the world’s top gymnast. Read this book to get a glimpse of her life in and out of the gym.
Explore the life and achievements of the 29th President of the United States.
Explore the achievements of this famous astronaut, the first man to walk on the moon.
Learn all about the life of the 20th U.S president and his tragically short term of office.
A fascinating look at this highly successful novelist from Lorain, Ohio. She was the first African American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Examine the life of this NBA champion, Olympic gold medalist, and philanthropist from Akron.
Enjoy learning about this Cleveland-born, Academy Award winning superstar and how she overcame adversity to achieve stardom.
Maya Lin won a competition to design a memorial for Vietnam War veterans when she was only 21 years old. Read more about the fascinating life of this artist and architect.
Read more about the life of the famous inventor of the lightbulb, phonograph and motion picture camera.
To explore more Ohio biographies:
Library catalog keyword search: Use Ohio biographies
Biography Reference Bank: Limit your results, listing Ohio as Place of Origin.
CultureGrams: Click on States Editions. Click Ohio. Famous People is listed to the left on Ohio’s page.
Gale In Context- Elementary: Type Ohio in the search box. You will find Biographies on the bottom left of the Ohio page.
Ohio History Central Encyclopedia: Browse by topic. You’ll find biographies under many of the categories.
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