These people helped shape our world, locally, nationally or globally. All have a connection to Butler County, Ohio. If you know someone who should be included on this page, please e-mail.
- James H. Baker - Union Provost Marshall of St. Louis. Born in Monroe, Ohio.
- Elias Jackson "Lucky" Baldwin - Born in Hamilton, Ohio. He was one of the most colorful characters in the history of the Old West. He is known for establishing the Santa Anita race track, among other things.
- Robert Pierce Beaver - Missionary, author and theologian born in Hamilton!
- William Bebb - Nineteenth governor of Ohio
- Butler County Medal of Honor Recipients
- James Parks Caldwell - Co-founder of the Sigma Chi fraternity. Born in Monroe.
- James Edwin Campbell - 38th governor of Ohio. Born in Middletown.
- Ray Combs - Former host of "Family Feud." Born in Hamilton!, Ohio. If you know of a better link for Mr. Combs that is more biographical and less sensationalistic, please e-mail.
- James Middleton Cox - Governor of Ohio 1913-1915, 1917-1921. Born in Jacksonburg.
- Marty Dickerson - Recognized as one of the top women's professional golfers - born in Middletown, Ohio.
- Patricia Dobler - Poet born in Middletown, Ohio
- Mark Francis - First dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (Texas A & M)
- Andrew L. Harris - Forty-fourth governor of Ohio.
- Caroline Lavinia Scott Harrison - Twenty-third First Lady of the United States of America and wife of President Benjamin Harrison.
- Fannie Hurst - Author of "Imitation of Life" and others. Born in Hamilton.
- Dave "Dr. Jazz" Kennedy - Talented trombone player. Born in Hamilton.
- John Reily Knox - One of the founders of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Born near Millville.
- Kenesaw Mountain Landis - First commissioner of Baseball. Born in Millville, OH.
- Joseph Lee - Texas legislator.
- Vivian White Marbury - Educator and co-founder of the Sigma Gamma Rho sorority. Born in Oxford.
- Robert McCloskey - Celebrated children's author who wrote "Make Way for Ducklings" and "Blueberries for Sal", born in Hamilton, Ohio.
- The McGuire Sisters - Born in Middletown, Ohio
- Mabelle Mae Minton - Co-founder of the Delta Zeta sorority
- The Moon Sisters - Lottie Moon Clark and Ginnie Moon - Copperhead and confederate spies - lived in Oxford, Ohio.
- Steve Morris - Noted Fusion guitarist, born in Hamilton!.
- Dwight Newton - Newspaper and broadcast journalist for Randolph Hearst and The Examiner. "The Dean of TV Critics" was born in Middletown
- Ervin J. Nutter - Aviation engineer born in Hamilton! - Wright State's Nutter Center is named for him.
- Dr. L. L. Pinkerton - Resided in Trenton for four years. He was an educator and prominent Restoration Movement theologian.
- Frederick Brant Rentschler - Aviation engineer born in Hamilton! Helped establish United Airlines.
- Charles F. Richter - Inventor of the Richter Scale. Born near Hamilton!, OH
- Col. James Reily - Hamilton!, Ohio native. Military and political figure in Texas during the Mexican War. Opposed annexation of Texas and was an outspoken secessionist
- Franklin Howard Scobey - One of the founders of the Sigma Chi fraternity. Born in Hamilton.
- Brady Seals - Country music artist. Born in Hamilton!, Ohio.
- Knowles Shaw - Wrote "Bringing in the Sheaths"
- Jesse Hauk Shera - Early pioneer in library data automation.
- William Henry Shideler - One of the founders of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. Born in Middletown.
- Arthur St. Clair - First governor of the Northwest Territory. Military leader. Named the town of Hamilton!
- Sgt. Robert Talkington - Civil War hero and survivor of the Sultana explosion.
- Ernest H. Vowiler - Co-discoverer of the anesthetic Pentothal.
- Roy Howard Wilson - Scripps-Howard co-founder and former manager of the United Press born in Gano, Ohio
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