History Quiz / Famous Californians (words, not pictures)

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Can you name the Famous Californians by their accomplishments?

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

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