Famous Welsh-Americans

Welsh-Americans who shaped history.

John Adams
Served as vice president under George Washington and one term as US president.

Thomas Jefferson
Drafted the Declaration of Independence and served two terms as US president.

Robert E. Lee
West Point graduate and Confederate General who surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Court House, ending the Civil War.

Abraham Lincoln
Served two terms as US president during the Civil War. He issued the Emancipation Proclamation and was assassinated five days after the war ended.

James Madison
The fourth US president, Madison served two terms and helped develop the US Constitution.

Richard Nixon
The only US president to resign, Nixon served as vice president under Eisenhower and for two terms as president.

Daniel Webster
Lawyer, orator, statesman, and secretary of state under Millard Fillmore.

Frank Lloyd Wright
World-renowned architect who designed and built 400 buildings over his lifetime. Known for his "prairie style" designs.

Elihu Yale
Earned his fortune working for the East India Company and shared some of it with Connecticut College, which was renamed Yale University in his honor.

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