Grateful American® Foundation

Historic Men

Educators. Inventors. Scientists. Writers.
Financiers. Activists. Presidents.
Sons. Husbands. Fathers.

C. Everett Koop
(1916-2013)
Pediatric Surgeon. Ronald Reagan’s Surgeon General; 1982-1989.
Lee Iacocca
(1924-2019)
Developed the Mustang and Pinto for Ford in the 1960s.
Rescued Chrysler From Bankruptcy in the 1980s.
Warren Buffet and Charlie Munger
(1930) (1924)
Buffet: Investor.
Munger: Former Real Estate Attorney.
Chairman/CEO/
Vice Chairman, Berkshire Hathaway.
Bill Gates
(b. 1955)
Co-founder, Microsoft Corporation. Philanthropist.
Elvis Presley
(1935-1977)“The King”
Michael Jackson
(1958-2009)
Singer. Songwriter. Dancer. “King Of Pop”.
Tennessee Williams
(1911-1983)
America’s Shakespeare.
Author of “A Streetcar Named Desire,” “Cat on A Hot Tin Roof,”
“The Glass Menagerie.”
John Steinbeck
(1902-1968)
Author of “The Grapes of Wrath,” “East Of Eden,” “Of Mice And Men.”
Winner; 1962 Nobel Prize “For His Realistic and Imaginative Writings…”
J. Robert Oppenheimer
(1904-1967)
“Father of the Atomic Bomb”.
Devised The First Nuclear Weapons.
George Marshall
(1880-1959)
Soldier. Chief-of-Staff to Franklin Roosevelt;
Harry Truman. Secretary of Defense and State
In Truman’s Administration.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
(1890-1969)
Five-Star Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in Europe,
World War ll. Thirty-Fourth President of The United States.
Mark Twain
(1835-1910)
Publisher. Humorist. Lecturer.
Author of “Tom Sawyer” and “Huckleberry Finn.”
Ernest Hemingway
(1899-1961)
Journalist. Sportsman. Writer of Novels And Short Stories.
Winner Of the 1954 Nobel Prize; “The Old Man and The Sea.”
William Faulkner
(1897-1962)
Mississippi Novelist. Short Story Writer. Playwright. Winner of The 1949 Nobel Prize “For His…Unique Contribution To The Modern American Novel.”
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
(1882-1945)
Thirty-Second President. Longest Serving: 1933-1945.
Theodore Roosevelt
(1858-1919)
Conservationist. Historian. Adventurer. Twenty-Sixth–And Youngest–President When He Succeeded William McKinley.
Wilbur and Orville Wright
(1867-1912) (1871-1948)
Invented, Built, Financed and Flew The First Successful Airplane.
Mohammad Ali
(1942-2016)
The Best Boxer in American History.
Frederick Douglass
(c.1818-1895)
Abolitionist. Orator. Newspaper Publisher. Writer. Ally of Abraham Lincoln.
Alex Haley
(1921-1992)
Author, “Roots: The Saga of An American Family.”
Martin Luther King
(1929-1968)
Baptist Minister. Civil Rights Activist. Winner 1964 Nobel Peace Prize.