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Some Famous People with the surname of Sampson

Wikipedia Will Sampson (September 27, 1933 - June 3, 1987) was an American actor and artist.
Wikipedia William Sampson, born, is a dual British and Canadian national who was arrested in Saudi Arabia on December 17, 2000 on a variety of charges including terrorism, espionage and murder.
Wikipedia Deborah Sampson (December 17, 1760 - April 29, 1827) was the first known American woman to impersonate a man in order to join the Army.
Wikipedia William Thomas Sampson (9 February 1840 ? 6 May 1902) was a United States Navy rear admiral known for his victory in the Battle of Santiago de Cuba during the Spanish-American War.
Wikipedia Steve Sampson (born January 19, 1957 in Salt Lake City, Utah) is a soccer coach and the former head coach of the United States men's national team and the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer.
Wikipedia Ralph Lee Sampson, Jr.
Wikipedia John Albertson Sampson (August 17, 1873?December 23, 1946) was a gynecologist who studied endometriosis.
Wikipedia Paul Christian Sampson (born 12 July 1977 in Keighley, West Yorkshire) is a rugby union footballer who plays at wing or full-back for London Welsh.
Wikipedia Jamal Wesley Sampson (born May 15, 1983 in Inglewood, California) is an American professional basketball player, who currently is a free agent.
Wikipedia Gordie Sampson (born July 30 1971) is a Grammy, and Juno award winning singer / songwriter / producer from Big Pond, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Wikipedia Kelvin Sampson (born October 5, 1955) is an assistant coach of the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association.
Wikipedia Darren "Daz" Sampson (born 1974 in Stockport, Greater Manchester) is a British dance music producer and vocalist.
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Wikipedia Susan Jill Sampson, MSC of Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, is a semi-retired Canadian veterinarian.
Wikipedia Angus Murray Lincoln Sampson is an Australian actor and voice-over artist based in Los Angeles and Melbourne.
Wikipedia William Sampson (26 January 1764 ? 28 December 1836) was an Irish Protestant lawyer known for his defense of religious liberty in Ireland and America.
Wikipedia Adamantios Sampson is a Greek archaeologist from Rhodes, Greece.
Wikipedia Christopher Keith Sampson (born May 23, 1978 in Channelview, Texas, United States) is a right-handed, Major League pitcher for the Houston Astros.
Wikipedia Edith Spurlock Sampson (13 October 1901? ? 8 October 1979) was an American lawyer and judge, and the first Black U.
Wikipedia Gary Lee Sampson (born 1959) is a convicted murderer in Massachusetts, United States.
Wikipedia Flem Davis Sampson (January 25, 1875 - May 25, 1967) was the forty-second governor of Kentucky, serving from 1927 to 1931.
Wikipedia Ian Sampson (born 14 November 1968 in Wakefield) is an English former footballer.
Wikipedia Mary Ann Sampson is an American artist living and working in Ragland, Alabama.
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Wikipedia Ryan Oliver Sampson (born 28 November 1985) is an English actor best known for playing Alex Venables in the British sitcom "After You've Gone".
Wikipedia Henry Thomas Sampson, Jr.
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Wikipedia Ezekiel Silas Sampson (December 6, 1831 ? October 7, 1892) was a lawyer, prosecutor, Civil War officer, judge, and two-term Republican Congressman from Iowa's 6th congressional district.
Wikipedia Henry Sampson (1841, Lincoln ? 1891, London) was an English newspaper proprietor and editor.
Wikipedia Worteh Sampson (born 25 June 1981 in Monrovia, Liberia) is a Liberian soccer forward who currently plays for the Charlotte Eagles of the USL Second Division.
Wikipedia George William Sampson (born 29 June 1993) is a street dancer from Warrington, England, and was the winner of the second series of "Britain's Got Talent" on 31 May 2008, aged 14.
Wikipedia Charles "Charlie" Sampson (born In Los Angeles, California in July of 1957, raised in Watts) is the 1982 World Champion Bull Rider.
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Wikipedia Fred Sampson is an American professional wrestler, sometimes known by his ringname as "Bonecrusher" Fred Sampson or Frederick of Hollywood.
Wikipedia John Sampson (1862-1931) was an Irish linguist.
Wikipedia Peter Stanley Sampson (9 July 1927 ? 16 May 2009) was a professional footballer, who spent his entire Football League career with Bristol Rovers, and who also went on to play for Trowbridge Town after retiring from the professional game.