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Some Famous People with the surname of Pearson

Wikipedia Karl Pearson FRS (27 March 1857 ? 27 April 1936) established the disciplineof mathematical statistics.
Wikipedia John Loughborough Pearson was a Gothic Revival architect renowned for his work on churches and cathedrals.
Wikipedia Maryon Elspeth Pearson, n?e Moody (1901 ? December 26, 1989) was the wife of Lester Bowles Pearson, the 14th Prime Minister of Canada.
Wikipedia Andrew Russell Pearson (December 13, 1897?September 1, 1969), known professionally as Drew Pearson, and born in Evanston, Illinois, was one of the most well-known American "yellow-"journalists of his day.
Wikipedia Ridley Pearson, born on March 13, 1953 in Glen Cove, New York, is an American writer.
Wikipedia Bernard Pearson is an artist best known for his sculptures of Discworld characters and buildings.
Wikipedia Duke Pearson (August 17, 1932 ? August 4, 1980) was an American jazz pianist and composer.
Wikipedia Todd Pearson (born November 25, 1977) is an Australian swimming champion, who was born in Geraldton, Western Australia.
Wikipedia James Pearson VC (born Rathdowney, Queens County, Ireland) 2 October 1822 - died India 23 January 1900) was an Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Wikipedia John Pearson VC (19 January 1825 - 18 April 1892) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to members of the British and Commonwealth forces.
Wikipedia John Pearson (February 28, 1612 ? July 16, 1686) was an English theologian and scholar.
Wikipedia Frederick Stark Pearson (July 3, 1861, Lowell, Massachusetts ? May 7, 1915) was an American electrical engineer and entrepreneur.
Wikipedia Gary Pearson is a Canadian comedian, animator, and cartoonist.
Wikipedia Stanley Clare Pearson (11 January 1919 ? 20 February 1997) was an English football player.
Wikipedia George William Pearson (19 March 1875 - 6 February 1973) was a pioneering English film director, producer and screenwriter, especially in the heyday of "silent film".
Wikipedia Egon Sharpe Pearson (Hampstead, 11 August 1895 ? London, 12 June 1980) was the only son of Karl Pearson, and like his father, a leading British statistician.
Wikipedia David Gene Pearson (born December 22, 1934 in Spartanburg, South Carolina) is a former American NASCAR racecar champion.
Wikipedia James Stuart Pearson (born 21 June 1949 in Hull) was an English football player.
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Wikipedia Geoffrey Arthur Holland Pearson OC (December 24, 1927 ? March 18, 2008) was a Canadian diplomat.
Wikipedia Denise Pearson (born Denise Lisa Maria Pearson, 13 June 1968, Romford, Essex) is an English singer-songwriter.
Wikipedia Stephen Paul Pearson (born 2 October 1982) is a Scottish footballer who plays for Derby County.
Wikipedia Johnny Pearson (born 18 June 1925, Plaistow, London) is a British composer and pianist.
Wikipedia Kayleigh Emma Pearson (born 25 June 1985 in Bath, England) is an English model who is most famous for winning FHM's second High Street Honey competition, in 2003.
Wikipedia Stedman Pearson (born Stedman Pearson Jr.
Wikipedia "This article is about James Blackwood Pearson, U.
Wikipedia Noel Pearson (born June 25, 1965, Cooktown) is an influential Aboriginal Australian lawyer, land rights activist and founder of the Cape York Institute for Policy and Leadership, an organisation promoting the economic and social development of Cape York.
Wikipedia Drew Pearson (born January 12, 1951 in South River, New Jersey) is a sportscaster and former American football wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League.
Wikipedia John Andrew Pearson (June 22, 1867 in Chesterfield, England ? June 11, 1940 in Toronto) was an early 20th Century Canadian architect and partner to the Toronto-based firm of Pearson and Darling.
Wikipedia Digby Pearson, also known as "Dig," is a British musician who founded Earache Records, which signed some of the most infamous heavy metal acts worldwide in the 1980s and early 1990s.
Wikipedia Allison Pearson (n?e Judith Allison Lobbett, born 1960, Carmarthen) is a British writer.
Wikipedia Carlton D'Metrius Pearson, DD (born March 19, 1953 in San Diego, California) is an American singer and a minister in the United Church of Christ.
Wikipedia Michael Pearson (born 1936) is an acknowledged expert on Kent clocks and clock-making.
Wikipedia Patricia Pearson is a Canadian journalist.
Wikipedia Preston James Pearson (born January 17, 1945 in Freeport, Illinois) is a former professional American football running back in the National Football League who played for the Baltimore Colts (1967-1969), the Pittsburgh Steelers (1970-1974), and the Dallas Cowboys (1975-1980).
Wikipedia Montgomery Marcellus (Monte) Pearson (September 2, 1908 - January 27, 1978) was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Cleveland Indians (1932-1935), New York Yankees (1936-1940) and Cincinnati Reds (1941).
Wikipedia Michael Wayne "Mike" Pearson (born August 22, 1980 in Tampa, Florida) is a gridiron football player, presently with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.
Wikipedia Adam Pearson (born 8 April 1964) is the current chairman of Hull City, taking over from Paul Duffen on Monday 2 November 2009 for his second spell at the club.
Wikipedia Doris Pearson (born Doris May Pearson, 8 June 1966, Romford, England) is an English singer and ex member of the pop group, Five Star.
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Wikipedia Charles Pearson (4 October 1793 ? 14 September 1862) was Solicitor to the City of London, a reforming campaigner, and ? briefly ? Member of Parliament for Lambeth.
Wikipedia Kathleen Margaret Pearson (born 30 April 1947) is a Canadian writer and winner of numerous literature awards.
Wikipedia Edmund Lester Pearson (1880-1937) was an American librarian and author.
Wikipedia James Anthony Pearson is a British actor who lives in Glasgow.
Wikipedia Virginia Belle Pearson (March 7, 1886 - June 6, 1958) was an American stage and film actress.
Wikipedia Charles William Pearson (1847-1917) was a pioneer Anglican missionary in Uganda, and thus was one of the pioneers of the Church of Uganda.
Wikipedia Joey Pearson (born Joseph A.
Wikipedia Nigel Graham Pearson (born 21 August 1963) is an English former football player, who played as a defender for Shrewsbury Town, Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough before going in to management.
Wikipedia Ewan Pearson is an English electronic music producer/remixer who works under various aliases including Maas, Sulky Pup, Villa America, World of Apples, and Dirtbox.
Wikipedia Kalvin Pearson (born October 22, 1978) is an American football safety for the Detroit Lions in the National Football League.
Wikipedia Glen Douglas Pearson (born December 26, 1950 in Calgary, Alberta) is a politician in Ontario, Canada.
Wikipedia Brigadier Alastair Stevenson Pearson CB, DSO & Three Bars, OBE, MC, TD (1915 ? 1995) was a baker, farmer and one of the most highly-regarded soldiers of the British Army who served in World War II.
Wikipedia Norman Pearson is an American orchestral tuba player who is most known as the tubist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra since 1993.
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Wikipedia Sir Francis Fenwick Pearson, 1st Baronet, MBE, JP (13 June 1911 ? 17 February 1991) was a British colonial administrator, farmer and politician.
Wikipedia John James Pearson (October 25, 1800 ? May 30, 1888) was a member of the U.
Wikipedia Mark Pearson (born 28 October 1939) is an English former footballer who played in the Football League as an inside forward for Manchester United, Sheffield Wednesday, Fulham and Halifax Town.
Wikipedia Ursula Pearson Bellah (1929-2006) was a German-born, American actress, author, and businesswoman, most famous for her role of Hilda in Teenagers From Outer Space and her autobiographical perspective on Nazi Germany "Surviving the Judas Factor: A Childhood Entombed in Nazi Germany".
Wikipedia Lucy Charlotte Pearson (born 19 February 1972 in King's Lynn) is a former English cricketer who played 12 Women's Test matches and 62 Women's One Day Internationals.
Wikipedia Felicia "Snoop" Pearson (born May 18, 1980) is an African-American actress, author, and rapper.
Wikipedia James Larkin Pearson (September 13, 1879 - August 27, 1981) was a poet and newspaper publisher.
Wikipedia Harry Eyre Pearson was a first class cricketer who played 4 matches for Yorkshire County Cricket Club between 1878 and 1880.
Wikipedia John Henry Pearson is a first class cricketer who played 3 matches for Yorkshire County Cricket Club from 1934 to 1936.
Wikipedia Herbert Taylor Pearson was born 5 August, 1910 in Palmerston North and died 15 June, 2006 in Auckland.
Wikipedia Molly Pearson (1876 "-" January 29, 1959) was a Scottish stage actress of the early twentieth century.
Wikipedia William Gaston Pearson (1858-1947) was an African American educator and businessman in North Carolina.
Wikipedia Albert Jackson Pearson (May 20, 1846 ? May 15, 1905) was a soldier, attorney, judge, and two-term U.
Wikipedia Joan Daphne Mary Pearson GC (25 May 1911, Bournemouth ? 25 July 2000, Melbourne) was an English Women's Auxiliary Air Force officer during World War II and one of only thirteen women recipients of the George Cross, the highest medal for gallantry not in the face of an enemy that can be awarded to a citizen of the United Kingdom.
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Wikipedia Amy Elizabeth Pearson (born 19 July 1985 in Birmingham, England) is a musician now living in Australia.
Wikipedia David Pearson is a Canadian scientist, academic and television personality.
Wikipedia Stanley "Stan" Pearson (born 1888 in Sheffield) was a former professional footballer, who played for Huddersfield Town.
Wikipedia Noel Pearson, a native of Dublin, is a film and theatrical producer.
Wikipedia Paul Pearson (born June 15, 1957 in Campbell River, British Columbia) is a former slotback who played ten seasons in the Canadian Football League, mainly for the Toronto Argonauts.
Wikipedia Joseph Kevin Pearson (born October 10, 1959) is a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from District 76.
Wikipedia Emma Maria Pearson (1828-1893), the daughter of Captain Charles Pearson, RN, of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, was a writer and one of the first British women to serve as a nurse for the Red Cross.
Wikipedia Michael Pearson (born 19 January 1988) is a Welsh footballer who is currently playing for Barrow, having signed for the club in July 2008.
Wikipedia George Pearson, MD, FRS (1751-1828), physician, chemist and early advocate of Jenner's cowpox vaccination.
Wikipedia Thomas Pearson (20 May 1866 ? 4 July 1918) was an English footballer who played at inside-left.
Wikipedia Bird Murphy Pearson (or Byrd Murphy Pearson) was a Florida lawyer, planter and a Democratic politician who served on the Florida Supreme Court from 1856 to 1859, one of the first to be popularly elected.
Wikipedia William Pearson (1934 - 18 June 1995) was an American born baritone, who spent most of his career in Europe, especially in Germany.
Wikipedia Kyle Pearson (born October 8, 1984 in Panama City, Florida) is a minor league baseball pitcher who is currently a free agent.
Wikipedia Lieutenant-General Sir Charles Knight Pearson KCMG CB (July 1834 ? 2 October 1909) was a military commander in the British Army during the Anglo-Zulu War (also known as the Zulu War).
Wikipedia Tom Pearson (10 May, 1872-12 September 1957) was a Welsh international who played club rugby for Cardiff and Newport and county rugby with Middlesex.
Wikipedia Madison "Bert" Pearson (March 22, 1905 ? May 1945) was a professional American football player.
Wikipedia Lester Bowles "Mike" Pearson, PC, OM, CC, OBE (April 23, 1897 ? December 27, 1972) was a Canadian professor, historian, civil servant, statesman, diplomat, and politician, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1957 for organizing the United Nations Emergency Force to resolve the Suez Canal Crisis.
Wikipedia Harold Frederick Pearson (7 May 1908 ? 2 November 1994) was an English footballer who played as a goalkeeper.
Wikipedia Richard Pearson (born 1 August 1918, Monmouth, Monmouthshire) is a Welsh actor best known for his role as Mole in Cosgrove Hall's The Wind in the Willows, its subsequent television series, The Wind in the Willows (TV series) which led on from the original film and its spin-off programme Oh, Mr.
Wikipedia The Rt Rev Alfred Pearson was second Bishop of Burnley from 1905 to 1909.
Wikipedia Philip James Pearson (born February 16, 1971) is an assistant basketball coach for the University of Georgia Bulldogs men's basketball team.
Wikipedia Barry Lynn Pearson (born February 4, 1950 in Geneseo, Illinois) is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver for four seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1972-1973) and Kansas City Chiefs (1974-1976).
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Wikipedia John Hargreaves Pearson, also known as "Jackie Pearson" (25 January 1868 ? 22 June 1931) was an English footballer who spent his entire club career with Crewe Alexandra, playing at inside right, and made one appearance for England in 1892.
Wikipedia Albert Victor Pearson (6 September 1892 - 24 January 1975) was an English footballer.
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Wikipedia Ross Pearson (born September 26, 1984 in Sunderland) is an English professional mixed martial arts fighter.
Wikipedia Lawrence (Lawrie) Pearson (born 2 July 1965) is an English former footballer.
Wikipedia Mark Pearson, born Vancouver, BC Canada on 18 June 1987, is a Canadian field hockey player.
Wikipedia John Pearson (22 January, 1892?1937) was a Scottish professional footballer who played for Arbroath, Tottenham Hotspur and Luton Town.
Wikipedia John Cecil Pearson (14 March 1896 ? 1979) was an English professional footballer who played as a full back.
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