Columbia, Mississippi - Notable Residents

Notable Residents

  • Earl W. Bascom (1906–1995) - inventor, actor, rodeo champion, internationally-known artist/sculptor who lived in Columbia 1935-1937
  • Jeff Bates - American country music artist
  • Reverend John Ford - pioneering Methodist minister and early political leader
  • Jim Dunaway NFL Player For the Buffalo Bills and the Miami Dolphins
  • Gerry E. Hinton (1930–2000) - former member of the Louisiana State Senate and the Slidell, Louisiana, City Council
  • Claudis James - NFL player
  • General Benjamin Lee - military leader and early political figure
  • Sylvester Magee - reportedly the last living American slave, died here in 1971
  • Joseph T. "Joe" Owens - NFL player
  • Eddie Payton - NFL player
  • Walter Payton - NFL player
  • Hugh L. White - former Columbia mayor and two term Governor of Mississippi

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