I began to assemble this list of renowned Irish-Americans (including Scots-Irish) to keep me on track when I research and assemble their exploits. When their exploits are posted to my blog, I'll try to strike through their name. For example: Luke Ryan’s name is first on the list because he fought for our country’s independence but never set a foot on our soil. Should viewers desire other names added, please email me their names and exploits.

Revolutionary War

Luke Ryan
Commodore John Barry
General John Sullivan
General Anthony Wayne
Captain Conynham
Edward Mccatter
General Stephen Moylan
Brigadier Richard Montgomery
Paddy Colvin / Liam McConkey
Jeremiah O’Brien

War 1812

Nicholas Gray

American Civil War

Major General Phillip Sheridan
Major Patrick Cleburne
Colonel Dennis O’Kane
Father William Corby C.C. C.
General Thomas Francis Meagher
General Stonewall Jackson
Colonel Patrick O’Rorke
General JEB Stuart
General William Mahone

Spanish American War

World War I

Father Francis Duffy

World War II

Political & US Government
President John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Attorney General- Senator Robert F Kennedy
Senator Edward Kennedy
Wild Bill Donovan

Philanthropists / Charities / Educators

Chuck Feeney

Industrialists /Union Organizers

John B. Kelly
Jim Larkin
Father Comey SJ

Actors, Actresses, Sports Figures & Puglists

Tommy Loughrin (Puglist)
Grace Kelly
Jack Dempsey

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Comment by Gerry Regan on July 2, 2014 at 11:26am

Jim, so many are highlighted in our pages, a nearly overwhelming task you've set out. How about Michael Corcoran for one.

Comment by Melissa Martin-Ellis on July 2, 2014 at 1:16pm

Jim, how about a category for writers and artists?

Comment by William J. Martin Jr. on July 2, 2014 at 9:53pm

Would you accept the nomination of my aunt, Rita Fitzpatrick?  Rita was the first female reporter to be promoted to the City Desk of the Chicago Tribune.  This occurred during the early to middle 1940's.

Comment by Dee Notaro on July 3, 2014 at 3:53am

Wow, I agree with Gerry Regan - monumental task. To me, technically, the Irish built, literally, the great cities of the North, fought in our Independence War and planted their children - you and I.

Comment by frank mcloughlin on July 3, 2014 at 8:28am

i think fr. duffy was born in canada and donovan had little or no interest in his irish roots.  a list like this is impossible to finish

Comment by Mary Collins Dolan on July 4, 2014 at 11:00am

A few to consider although as stated by many, an impossible task!  Best of luck.

Gene Tunney - pugilist (1940s?)

Gentleman Jim Corbett, pugilist (early 1900s?)

Bill O'Dwyer, Mayor of NYC

Paul O'Dwyer,NYC  lawyer and political activist for Irish causes in particular

George M. Cohan (?) Vaudevillian, did a lot for the war effort WWI

Comment by Jim Curley on July 8, 2014 at 2:15pm
Christy Mathewson
Joe "Iron Man" McGinnity
John "Muggsy" McGraw
Hell, any NY Giant of old. I can't understand how anyone with any Irish blood became a damnYankee fan.


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