Who are some Irish Americans besides Andrew Jackson?
AnswerJohn F Kennedy
Judy Garland's granny was Irish.
Alfred E. Smith
AnswerNellie Bly (1864-1922) Journalist and adventuress
Matthew Brady (1823-1896) Civil War photographer
William J. Brennan, Jr (1906-1997) Supreme Court Justice
Buffalo Bill Cody (1846-1917) Western scout and rodeo showman
George M. Cohan (1872-1942) Composer of musical comedy
Davy Crockett (1786-1836) Frontiersman and congressman
Bing Crosby (1904-1977) Singer and actor
Richard J. Daley (1902-1976) Mayor of Chicago
F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) Novelist
John Ford (1895-1973) Oscar winning film director
Henry Ford (1863-1947) Automobile manufacturer
Jackie Gleason (1916-1987) Actor
Helen Hayes (1900-1993) Actress
William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951) Editor and newspaper publisher
Buster Keaton (1895-1966) Vaudevillian and actor
Gene Kelly (1912-1996) Dancer/actor
Grace Kelly (1928-1982) Actress - Princess Grace of Monaco.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963) 35th President of the United States
Sandra Day O'Connor (1930- ) First female Supreme Court justice
Georgia O'Keefe (1887-1986) Painter
Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953) Nobel Prize winning playwright
Gregory Peck (1916- ) Osar winning actor
Margaret Sanger (1879-1966) Birth-control advocate.
Ed Sullivan (1902-1974) Entertainer and tv producer
John L. Sullivan (1858-1918) World champion boxer
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Not much is known about Andrew Jackson's family history. His mother and father were Scotch-Irish and traveled from Ireland to what later became the US in 1765. They probably landed in Pennsylvania and traveled overland to the Scotch-Irish community in the Waxhaws region. His father was Andrew Jackson, Sr., and was born in Carrickfergus, County Antrim, in Ireland around 1738. His mother was Elizabeth
Americans all love the Irish, because Ireland is the closest foreign country (apart from Canada or Mexico, which aren't really countries anyway), and half the troops in the Revolutionary War were of Irish extraction. Jackson, Kennedy and Reagan are three of the most popular Presidents in historical memory.
Andrew Jackson was born to Presbyterian Scots-Irish immigrants Andrew and Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson, on March 15, 1767, approximately two years after they had emigrated from Carrickfergus, Ireland. Three weeks after his father's death, Andrew was born in the Waxhaws area near the border between North and South Carolina. He was the youngest of the Jacksons' three sons. His exact birth site was the subject of conflicting lore in the area. Jackson claimed to have been…
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Will Ferrell is an American of Irish ancestry. Many Irish have a hard time following when an American says they are Irish, but Americans of Irish descent understand because in a country like America, you are still identified by your heritage in many different situations. For example, I just took a test for the state of New York and I did have to classify myself as Irish during one of the pre-exam questions. Let's also…