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Famous left-handers – Professions

If you are left-handed then you are in very good company. Throughout history left-handers have excelled as leaders, sportsmen, artists, musicians and in many other fields. This is our list of famous left-handers in various professions.

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The list is based on our research and reports from Club members, but we know we are not perfect. If you spot any errors in our list, can provide any further information or have any famous left-handers we should add to our list, please add your information as comments to these pages.


Professions – Astronauts
Name Nationality Description DOB
Aldrin, Edwin (Buzz) USA Astronaut 20-Jan-1930
Lovell, Jim USA (OH) Astronaut 25-Mar-1928
Schirra, Wally USA (NJ) Astronaut 12-Mar-1923
Professions – Business
Name Nationality Description DOB
Ford Jr., Henry (Decd) USA Businessman 4-Sep-1917
Gates, Bill President of Microsoft 28-Oct-1955
Gerstner, Lou CEO of IBM
Maples, Marla Wife of Donald Trump
Rockefeller, John D. USA (NY) Businessman 08-Jul-1839
Rockefeller, David USA Banker
Staudacker, Jim Engineer
Professions – Doctors
Name Nationality Description DOB
Davis, Alan Mayon UK Contributes to “Health Advice” in the magazine “Woman
Silver, Dr.Mark Surgeon 26-Jan
Professions – Explorers
Name Nationality Description DOB
Ballard, Bob USA (CA) Explorer
Professions – Inventors
Name Nationality Description DOB
Ford, Henry USA Car Manufacturer 30-July-1863
Olds, R.E. Founder of Oldsmoblile
Professions – Lawyers
Name Nationality Description DOB
Bailey, F. Lee USA Lawyer 10-Jun-1933
Belli, Melvin USA (CA) Lawyer 29-Jun-1907
Clark, Marcia USA (CA) Lawyer
Darrow, Clarence USA Lawyer 18-Apl-1857
Harman, Rocky Lawyer
Hennigan, J Michael Lawyer
Kennedy, Jr., John F. USA (WA) Lawyer/Publisher 25-Nov-1960
Professions – Scientists
Name Nationality Description DOB
Curie, Marie Polish Scientist 7-Nov-1867
d’Oresme, Nicole Mathematician
Einstein, Albert German Professor of Physics 14-Mar-1879
Pauling, Linus Scientist
Pawlow, Iwan Scientist
Piccard, August Inventor of Bathosphere & Strasthosphere
Pierce, Keith Solar Scientist
Schweitzer, Dr.Albert French French Physician/Missionary 14-Jan-1875
Tippler, Frank J Physicist
Turing, Alan UK Founder of Computer Science 23-Jun-1912
Vliet, Kent Scientist
von Helmholtz, Hermann Scientist
Weiss, Daniel Professor of Psychology
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