Missouri Legends

Welcome to the home page for all things about
Famous Missourians!

This web site was designed around the book:

“Missouri Legends: Famous People From the Show Me State.”  

The book has been a great success, but we kept hearing from teachers
who said they wanted me to keep updating my list!

This site not only includes the Famous People From Missouri listed in the book,
but also lists hundreds of others who came from the Show Me State and rose to greatness.




Click on the News Banner on the left to see Missourians in the News Right Now!!


 If you know of a Famous Missourian that you would like to see included on the site, just send me a blog post and we’ll check it out!  We are always looking for new people to add.

Click here for a submission…


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  About John Brown:

John Brown is an Anchor and Reporter for FOX 2 in St. Louis. jb-headshot

He is a nationally recognized media personality, radio talk show host, in-demand public speaker, author and inventor.

John returned to St. Louis after 5 years at Fox 35 in Orlando where he was the host of “Good Day Orlando.”

John was also the host of a radio talk show, “John Brown’s Mindset”, on The Big 550 KTRS.   John was the Host of “The Daily Buzz”, a nationally syndicated morning news-talk show based in Orlando. He began his career in radio in Miami and also hosted a talk show in Pennsylvania.

John is a native Missourian who graduated from Central Methodist University with a degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. He was ready to begin medical school in 1994, but followed his passion for news instead. His undergraduate cancer research was even published, “Cancer and Radiation: Causation and Correlation.” He also worked on his Master’s Degree at St. Louis University and Barry University in Miami.

John does extensive public speaking and is the author of two history books, “Missouri Legends: Famous People From the Show Me State“, “The Ultimate Missouri Trivia Book”.   He has also served as emcee at numerous pageants, including the Miss Missouri Pageant for the last 10 years.

John is married and has two daughters.  He enjoys playing with the kids, all outdoor activities, and studying history and architecture… but hates cold weather!

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Famous People From the Show Me State