History Quiz / Famous Californians (words, not pictures)

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Can you name the Famous Californians by their accomplishments?

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Governor of CA (1943-53), Later Supreme Court Chief Justice (1953-69)
The face of Apple computers, iPhones
Mexican-American United Farm Workers activist
Ca. 1900 Los Angeles landowner and booster, built Pacific Electric and famous Library
Francisan friar who founded nine Spanish missions in California
Film animator, studio exec, theme park creator
Governor of CA (D, 1975-83 and 2011-); Son of Governor of CA
Politician who was U.S. Vice-President (1953-61), and President (1969-74); resigned
Photographer of Yosemite, Taos Pueblo, other western sites
1930s-40s Yankees player with 3 MVPs, record hit streak
Author who wrote about life in the Klondike around 1900
CA Congresswoman, First Female Speaker of the House (D, 2007-2011)
Pioneering female aviator, lost while attempting round-the-world flight
Actor in Toy Story, Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, Philadelphia, and Saving Private Ryan
Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor and CA Governor (R) (first name acceptable)
CA wine grower, founded UC Davis viticultural school (not Gallo!)
Oakland Raiders coach, NFL commentator, video game namesake
CA Politician, Member of the 'Big Four' Railroaders, Endowed university
Actor, SAG President, CA Governor (R, 1967-75), U.S. President (R, 1981-89)
World War II General who commanded U.S. Third Army, slapped a solider
Author known for portrayal of Great Depression, Monterey
Gay rights activist, assassinated while SF Supervisor
CA Governor (1911-17) and Senator (1917-45), called for progressive reforms such as recall
Baseball player who broke the color barrier
Publishing tycoon with political aspirations, inspiration for Citizen Kane
First American woman in space
Explorer, Mexican-American War and Civil War general, first Republican presidential nominee
Actor/comedian known for hosting Oscars, USO shows, golf tournaments
Black/Asian golfer/philander with most majors still currently playing
Naturalist who founded Sierra Club, urged protection of Yosemite

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