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Famous Home Schoolers

Do you ever have doubt about your choice to home school your children? Do your children ever wonder why you chose this route? Well here is a list of famous people who just happen to be home schooled. You can bet that these folks have no qualms about homeschooling. It certainly takes effort to make it work, but it is worth it. From educators, to generals, to inventors, to artists, to presidents, to scientists, to statesmen, to United States supreme court judges, to Writers, to religious leaders, to constitutional convention delegates, and beyond, there is no shortage of those who have succeeded being home schooled. What a great opportunity and responsibility we have to teach our children ourselves, let us take advantage of it, and teach them well!

Educators
Frank Vandiver (President – Texas A&M)
Fred Terman (President – Stanford)
William Samuel Johnson (President Columbia)
John Witherspoon (President of Princeton)

Generals
Stonewall Jackson
Robert E. Lee
Douglas MacArthur
George Patton

Inventors
Alexander Graham Bell
Thomas Edison
Cyrus McCormick
Orville Wright & Wilbur Wright

Artists
Claude Monet
Leonardo da Vinci
Jamie Wyeth
Andrew Wyeth
John Singleton Copley

Presidents
George Washington
Thomas Jefferson
John Quincy Adams
James Madison
William Henry Harrison
John Tyler
Abraham Lincoln
Theodore Roosevelt
Woodrow Wilson
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Scientists
George Washington Carver
Pierre Curie
Albert Einstein
Booker T. Washington
Blaise Pascal

Statesmen
Konrad Adenauer
Winston Churchill
Benjamin Franklin
Patrick Henry
William Penn
Henry Clay

United States Supreme Court Judges
John Jay
John Marshall
John Rutledge

Composers
Irving Berlin
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Anton Bruckner
Felix Mendelssohn
Francis Poulenc

Writers
Hans Christian Anderson
Charles Dickens
Brett Harte
Mark Twain
Sean O’Casey
Phyllis Wheatley
Mercy Warren
Pearl S. Buck
Agatha Christie
C. S. Lewis
George Bernard Shaw

Religious Leaders
Joan of Arc
Brigham Young
John & Charles Wesley
Jonathan Edwards
John Owen
William Cary
Dwight L. Moody
John Newton

Constitutional Convention Delegates

George Washington – First President of the United States
James Madison – Fourth President of the United States
John Witherspoon – President of Princeton University
Benjamin Franklin – Inventor and Statesman
William S. Johnson – President of Columbia College
George Clymer – United States Representative
Charles Pickney III – Governor of South Carolina
John Francis Mercer – United States Representative
George Wythe – Justice of Virginia High Court
William Blount – United States Senator
Richard D. Spaight – Governor of North Carolina
John Rutledge – Chief Justice of United States Supreme Court
William Livingston – Governor of New Jersey
Richard Basset – Governor of Delaware
William Houston – Lawyer
William Few – United States Senator
George Mason

Others

Charles Chaplin – Actor
George Rogers Clark – Explorer
Andrew Carnegie – Industrialist
Noel Coward – Playwright
John Burroughs – Naturalist
Bill Ridell – Newspaperman
Will Rogers – Humorist
Albert Schweitzer – Physician
Tamara McKinney – World Cup Skier
Jim Ryan – World Runner
Ansel Adams – Photographer
Charles Louis Montesquieu – Philosopher
John Stuart Mill – Economist
John Paul Jones – Father of the American Navy
Florence Nightingale – Nurse
Clara Barton – Founder of the American Red Cross
Abigail Adams – Wife of John Adams
Martha Washington – Wife of George Washington

What makes you different than any of them? Nothing! You can do all that they did and more! Remember to always make learning fun, and give God the glory.