Folger is both a surname and given name. Notable people with the name include:


  • Abigail Folger (1943-1969), American civil rights activist
  • Alonzo Dillard Folger (1888-1941), Member of the United States House of Representatives from North Carolina
  • Charles J. Folger (1818-1884), American politician
  • Dan Folger (1943-2006), American singer and songwriter
  • Emily Jordan Folger (1858-1936), Shakespeare scholar
  • Henry Clay Folger (1857-1930), founder of the Folger Shakespeare Library
  • J. A. Folger (1835-1889), founder of the Folgers Coffee Company
  • John Clifford Folger (1893-1981), U.S. Ambassador to Belgium (1957-59)
  • John Hamlin Folger (1880-1963), American lawyer
  • Joseph P. Folger (21st century), American academic
  • Mayhew Folger (1774-1828), American whaler and grandfather of William M. Folger
  • Peter Folger (1905-1980), American businessperson
  • Peter Folger (1617-1690), Baptist missionary, teacher, and surveyor
  • Walter Folger, Jr. (1765-1849), Member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts
  • William M. Folger (1844-1928), United States Navy rear admiral and grandson of Mayhew Folger

Given name:

  • Walter Folger Brown (1869-1961), American politician
  • William Folger Nickle (1869-1957), Canadian politician

Other articles related to "folger":

Abigail Folger - Charity Work
... work with the Haight-Ashbury Free Medical Clinic in San Francisco, Folger continued to be involved with volunteer work ... Back in Los Angeles, Folger spent long days in the ghettos doing her job as a volunteer with children, waking up at dawn each day ... Folger's work as a volunteer soon began to take a toll on her and she became depressed ...
Sebring International
... One of the investors was Folger's coffee heiress Abigail Folger, who invested in December 1968 ... Less than a year later Jay Sebring, Abigail Folger, and 3 others including pregnant actress Sharon Tate were murdered by followers of Charles Manson ...
Tim Folger
... Tim Folger is an American science and nature writer ... Folger has been the "series editor" of The Best American Science and Nature Writing yearly anthology since 2002 ...
Emily Jordan Folger
... Emily Jordan Folger, born Emily Clara Jordan (May 15, 1858 – February 21, 1936), was the wife of Henry Clay Folger and the co-founder of the Folger Shakespeare ... After his death in 1930, she funded the completion of the Folger Shakespeare Library to house the collection, remaining involved with its administration until her death in 1936 ...