An annotated list of notable U.S. immigrants.
* (1937- ). Czechoslovakian-born scholar of international relations who became the first female U.S. secretary of state.
* (1881-1949). Russian-born author and political activist.
* (1763-1848). German-born American businessman.
* (1892-1972). Italian American physical fitness expert.
* (1847-1922). Scottish inventor of the telephone and educator.
* (1888-1989). Russian-born songwriter.
* (1973- ). Russian-born cofounder of Google.
* (1929-2007). Belgian-born fashion designer and entrepreneur.
* (1969- ). Haitian-born author.
* (1873-1947). Welsh-born politician who served as U.S. secretary of labor under three presidents.
* (1879-1955). German-born physicist.
* (1886-1948). Irish-born social activist and humanitarian who founded Boys Town in Nebraska.
* (1882-1965). Austrian-born law professor and political activist who became a U.S. Supreme Court justice.
* (1887-1940). Jamaican immigrant, social activist, and journalist who founded a worldwide organization for peoples of African descent.
* (1869-1940). Lithuanian-born anarchist and feminist.
* (1850-1924). English-born labor leader.
* (1936- ). Hungarian-born chief executive officer of Intel.
* (1828-1905). Swiss-born industrialist.
* (1906-1992). Japanese Canadian immigrant who became a college president and one of California’s U.S. senators.
* (1950- ). Greek-born author and journalist.
* (1938-2005). Canadian-born television journalist.
* (1923- ). German-born scholar who became U.S. secretary of state.
* (1967- ). British-born author of Asian Indian descent.
* (1940-1980). English musician and political activist most famous as a member of the Beatles rock band.
* (1944- ). Malaysian author and academic.
* (1838-1914). Scottish-born writer, naturalist, and conservationist.
* (1940- ). Indian-born teacher and author.
* (1917- ). Chinese-born architect.
* (1819-1884). Scottish-born founder of a detective agency.
* (1882-1949). Italian-born swindler who gave his name to fraudulent “Ponzi schemes.”
* (1847-1911). Hungarian-born newspaper publisher.
* (1757-1847). German-born founder of the Rappite religious community.
* (1900-1986). Polish-born U.S. Navy admiral.
* (1888-1931). Norwegian-born football coach at the University of Notre Dame.
* (1829-1906). German-born journalist, lawyer, social activist, Civil War general, and statesman.
* (1947- ). Austrian American bodybuilder and film star who became governor of California.
* (1938- ). Pakistani-born author.
* (1829-1902). German-born clothing manufacturer and philanthropist.
* (1856-1943). Serbian-born engineer and inventor.
* (1968- ). Taiwanese-born entrepreneur who cofounded Yahoo!
* (c. 1880-1970). Polish-born novelist.
Astor, John Jacob
Bell, Alexander Graham
Davis, James John
Flanagan, Edward J.
Hayakawa, S. I.
Lim, Shirley Geok-lin
Pei, I. M.
Powderly, Terence V.
Rickover, Hyman G.
Simon, Julian Lincoln
Tocqueville, Alexis de