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Some Famous People with the surname of Owen

Wikipedia Wilfred Edward Salter Owen MC (18 March 1893 ? 4 November 1918) was an English and Welsh poet and soldier, regarded by many as one of the leading poets of the First World War.
Wikipedia John Owen (1616 - August 24, 1683) was an English Nonconformist church leader and theologian.
Wikipedia Michael James Owen (born 14 December 1979 in Chester) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Manchester United.
Wikipedia David Anthony Llewellyn Owen, Baron Owen CH PC FKC (born 2 July 1938) is a British politician and Chancellor of the University of Liverpool.
Wikipedia Robert Owen (14 May 1771?17 November 1858), born in Newtown, Montgomeryshire, Wales was a social reformer and one of the founders of socialism and the cooperative movement.
Wikipedia Albert Owen (born 10 August 1959) is a Welsh politician, and member of Parliament for Ynys M?n for the Labour Party.
Wikipedia John Owen (August 1787 9 October 1841) was the Democratic governor of the U.
Wikipedia Lemuel Cambridge Owen (November 1, 1822 ? November 26, 1912) was a Prince Edward Island shipbuilder, banker, merchant and politician.
Wikipedia Mark Anthony Patrick Owen (born 27 January 1972 in Lancashire, England) is an English singer-songwriter from Oldham and a founding member of pop group Take That.
Wikipedia Sir Hugh Owen (14 January 1804 ? 20 November 1881) was a significant Welsh educator.
Wikipedia Stephen Owen, PC (born September 8, 1948) is the Vice-President (VP) External and Legal for the University of British Columbia.
Wikipedia Robert Dale Owen (November 7, 1801?June 24, 1877) was a longtime exponent in his adopted United States of the socialist doctrines of his father, Robert Owen, as well as a politician in the Democratic Party.
Wikipedia Nicholas 'Nick' Owen (born 1 November 1947) is an English television presenter and newsreader, presenting "Midlands Today" since 1997, He is also the current chairman of Luton Town Football Club.
Wikipedia Clive Owen (born 3 October 1964) is an English actor and has been working for nearly two and a half decades.
Wikipedia Nora Owen (born June 1945), is a former senior Irish politician.
Wikipedia Major-General David Lanyon Lloyd Owen CB, DSO, OBE, MC (10 October 1917 ? 5 April 2001) was a British soldier and writer.
Wikipedia Johnny Owen (7 January 1956 ? 4 November 1980) was a professional boxer from Wales.
Wikipedia Thomas Ellis Owen (1805 ? 1862) was an English architect and developer responsible for many of the buildings of Portsmouth and Southsea.
Wikipedia John Owen (c.
Wikipedia Glyn (Griffith) Owen (6 March 1928 ? 10 September 2004) was a British stage and television actor.
Wikipedia Beverley Owen (n?e Ogg, sometimes credited as Beverly Owen) (May 13,1937 in Ottumwa, Iowa) is a classically-trained American actress perhaps most widely known for having played the role of Marilyn Munster during the first season of "The Munsters" (a role she disliked, and only accepted out of contractual obligations to Universal Studios).
Wikipedia Idris Wyn Owen (1912 ? March 2004, Prestbury, Cheshire) was a British Conservative Party politician, and Member of Parliament (MP) for Stockport North 1970-74.
Wikipedia Spike Dee Owen (born April 19, 1961 in Cleburne, Texas) is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball who played for the Seattle Mariners (1983-86), Boston Red Sox (1986-88), Montreal Expos (1989-92), New York Yankees (1993) and California Angels (1994-95).
Wikipedia Michael Owen (born 7 November 1980 in Pontypridd), was educated at Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive school in Beddau and is a Welsh rugby union player.
Wikipedia Priscilla Richman Owen (born October 4, 1954) is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Wikipedia Lloyd Owen (born 14 April 1966) is a British actor of Welsh descent.
Wikipedia John Owen (24 August 1854 - 4 November 1926) was the Professor of Welsh at the St David's College, as well as the Dean of St Asaph.
Wikipedia Arnold Malcolm (Mickey) Owen (April 4, 1916 - July 13, 2005) was a catcher for St.
Wikipedia The Reverend Dr.
Wikipedia Christopher Owen (born September 25, 1980) is an American actor.
Wikipedia Gary Owen (born 7 July 1958 in St Helens, Lancashire) is a retired English football midfielder.
Wikipedia Kevin Owen is a television and radio news-anchor, reporter and presenter who was born in Plymouth.
Wikipedia Jamie Owen (born 1967) is a Welsh radio and television presenterBiography.
Wikipedia Gregory Clive Owen (born 19 February 1972) is an English professional golfer.
Wikipedia Seena Owen (November 14, 1894 - August 15, 1966) was an American silent film actress.
Wikipedia Reginald Owen, or John Reginald Owen, (5 August 1887 ? 5 November 1972) was a British character actor (of Welsh ancestry) known for playing in many film roles in British and American movies and later in television programs.
Wikipedia Saint Nicholas Owen (died 1606) was an English Catholic martyr who built numerous priest holes in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England.
Wikipedia Stephen Joseph Owen (April 21, 1898 ? May 17, 1964) was an American football player and coach who earned a place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame as head coach of the National Football League's New York Giants from 1930 to 1953.
Wikipedia Robert Latham Owen was a United States Senator from Oklahoma.
Wikipedia Jessica Owen is a Canadian singer/songwriter born in Edmonton, Alberta.
Wikipedia Chandler Owen (1889 - 1967) was an African-American writer, editor and early member of the Socialist Party of America.
Wikipedia George Washington Owen (October 20, 1796 ? August 18, 1837) was an American politician from Alabama who served as that state's 3rd District's Representative, and the 10th Mayor of Mobile.
Wikipedia Frank Malcolm Owen (December 23 1879 ? November 24 1942) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played eight seasons with the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox.
Wikipedia Benjamin Gilbert Owen (July 24 1875?February 26 1970) was an American head coach for the University of Oklahoma Sooners football team from 1905-1926.
Wikipedia Lieutenant Colonel William Taylor Owen was born on the 27 May 1905 in Nagambie, Victoria, Australia.
Wikipedia Allison Mary Owen (born 1961 in Portsmouth) is an English film producer.
Wikipedia Joshua Ryan "Jake" Owen (born August 28, 1981 in Vero Beach, Florida) is a Grammy-Award nominated American country music artist.
Wikipedia William Reid Owen (25 November 1864 ? 22 March 1949) was mayor of Vancouver, British Columbia in 1924.
Wikipedia Don Owen (born September 19, 1935 in Toronto) is a Canadian film director, writer and producer.
Wikipedia Don Owen (March 16 1912 ? August 1 2002) was an American professional wrestling promoter.
Wikipedia Evelyn Ernest Owen (15 May 1915 ? 1 April 1949) is the Australian who developed the Owen Submachine Gun which was used in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
Wikipedia Christian Owen is an American gay pornographic actor from New Hampshire, United States, who appears in gay pornographic films and magazines.
Wikipedia Kai Owen (4 September 1975, Llanrwst, Conwy, North Wales) is a Welsh actor.
Wikipedia Owen Wyn Owen is an automobile restorer and mechanic.
Wikipedia Allen Ferdinand Owen (October 9, 1816 ? April 7, 1865) was an American politician and lawyer who served in the United States Congress.
Wikipedia Mary Jane McKeown Owen is a disability rights activist, philosopher, policy expert andwriter who has lived and worked in Washington, D.
Wikipedia Emmett Marshall Owen (October 19, 1877 ? June 21, 1939) was an American politician, educator, farmer and lawyer.
Wikipedia Walter Owen (1844 - 1953) was a Scottish translator transplanted to the Argentine Pampas.
Wikipedia William James Owen (18 February 1901 ? 3 April 1981) was a British miner and politician, whose career as a Member of Parliament was ended by his trial under the Official Secrets Act 1911 for giving secrets to Czechoslovak intelligence.
Wikipedia Randy Owen (born December 13, 1949 in Fort Payne, Alabama) is an American country music artist.
Wikipedia Rhodri Owen (born 1972 in Three Crosses, Gower, Swansea) is a Welsh born and Welsh speaking radio and television presenter.
Wikipedia Willis Thomas Owen (born September 1, 1952 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is a former American football quarterback who played in ten National Football League seasons from 1974-1982 for the San Francisco 49ers, the New England Patriots, the Washington Redskins, and the New York Giants.
Wikipedia William Dale Owen (September 6, 1846 ? 1906) was a U.
Wikipedia Jan Owen (born 18 August 1940) is a contemporary Australian poet.
Wikipedia Edwyn Robert Owen (June 8, 1936 ? October 5, 2007) was an American star hockey player at Harvard and played on the 1960 U.
Wikipedia Llwyd Owen is an award-winning Welsh-language fiction author born in Cardiff in 1977.
Wikipedia Sean Ethan Owen (1981 ? 2004) was a gay American white man who was murdered in Durham, North Carolina in February 2004.
Wikipedia William Criswell Owen (September 29, 1903 - 1975-03-15) was an American football player for the New York Giants who was the brother of Hall of Fame coach Steve Owen.
Wikipedia Ivan Owen (19 August 1927 ? 17 October 2000) was a British voice actor who created the vocal persona of the puppet Basil Brush.
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Wikipedia Catherine Dale Owen (July 28, 1900 - September 7, 1965) was an American stage and film actress.
Wikipedia John Robert Blayney Owen (1849 - 13 June 1921) was the head teacher at Trent College, who earlier in his life was a promising footballer who made one appearance for England in 1874.
Wikipedia Richard Owen born 25 November, 1991 in Pontefract, Yorkshire, England is a rugby league player for the Castleford Tigers in the European Super League, he also played for Oulton Raiders in his youth.
Wikipedia Joanne Owen is an author, born in Neyland, Pembrokeshire, Wales.
Wikipedia Jon Owen (born late 20th century) was an American luger who competed in the late 1980s.
Wikipedia Owen Owen (1850 ? 14 March 1920) was a Welsh teacher who, after being headmaster of a successful private school for boys in Oswestry, Shropshire, became the first Chief Inspector of the Central Welsh Board for Intermediate Education.
Wikipedia Sir Herbert Isambard Owen (1857-1927) was a University academic.
Wikipedia Alun Owen is a Welsh cyclist who represented Wales in the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur.
Wikipedia Goronwy Owen (1 January 1723 - July 1769) was one of the eighteenth century's greatest Welsh poets.
Wikipedia Henry David Owen (born August 26, 1920 in New York City) is a former diplomat, Brookings Institution Director (1969-78) and United States Ambassador at Large for Economic Summit Affairs (1977-81).
Wikipedia Dicky Owen (November 17 1876-February 27 1932) was a Welsh international who played club rugby for Swansea RFC Owen is seen as one of the greatest Welsh scrum-halves and won 35 caps for Wales between 1901 and 1912, a record that was unbeaten until 1955 when Ken Jones surpassed him.
Wikipedia David Owen (1796-1866), known by the pseudonym Brutus, was a Welsh satirical writer, editor and preacher.
Wikipedia Bethan Ellis Owen (born Bangor, Gwynedd) is a Welsh television actress best known for playing the character of Ffion Llewelyn in the Welsh soap "Pobol y Cwm".
Wikipedia Derek Owen (born September 25 1938, Ellesmere Port) is a former English footballer who played as a goalkeeper.
Wikipedia The Very Reverend Charles Mansfield Owen was an eminent Anglican priest in the last decades of the 19th century and the first four of the 20th.
Wikipedia George Alfred Owen (1865 ? 29 January 1922) was a Welsh footballer who played as an inside forward for Newton Heath in the late 1880s.
Wikipedia John "Jack" Owen (1866 ? "deceased") was a Welsh footballer who played as a left half for Newton Heath from 1887 to 1892.
Wikipedia Joshua Thomas Owen (March 29, 1821 ? November 7, 1887) was an educator, politician, and soldier from Pennsylvania who served as a Union brigadier general during the American Civil War.
Wikipedia George Owen (December 2, 1901 ? March 4, 1986) was a professional ice hockey defenceman for the Boston Bruins of the NHL.
Wikipedia Gareth David Owen (born 21 September, 1982 in Cheadle, Staffordshire, England) is a professional footballer who currently plays as a defender for League Two side Port Vale.
Wikipedia Sir Richard Owen KCB (Lancaster, 20 July 1804?18 December 1892) was an English biologist, comparative anatomist and palaeontologist.
Wikipedia Gordon Owen (born 14 June, 1959 in Barnsley) is an English former professional footballer.
Wikipedia James Vaughan Owen (born 14 January 1991, Caernarfon) is a footballer with Chester City.
Wikipedia Alfred Sydney "Syd" Owen (c.
Wikipedia Jimmy Owen (1864 - "unknown") was an English footballer for Port Vale and Stoke during the 1880s.
Wikipedia William Owen (1906 ? after 1930) was an English professional footballer who played in the Football League for Birmingham and Coventry City.
Wikipedia Wilfrid Barry Owen (15 June 1898 ? 9 August 1984) was a New Zealand politician and the first leader (1953-1958) of New Zealand's Social Credit Party.
Wikipedia Gilberto Owen Estrada (b.
Wikipedia The Most Rev Reginald Herbert Owen was an Oxford don, Public School Headmaster, Anglican Bishop and finally Archbishop during the 20th century.
Wikipedia Ethel Owen (March 30, 1893?February 16, 1997) was an American actress with a lengthy career on stage as well in radio and television.
Wikipedia Walter Cecil Owen (September 26, 1868?April 15, 1934) was a Wisconsin jurist and politician.

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