Famous Payetteans

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My father always told me that just being from Payette made someone famous, but here are a few others:

Tom Craven
Special Effects Supervisor
Disney World in Florida

Danny Davis
Morning Radio Show Host

Donald French
Founder of the Horseshu Club in Jackpot, Nevada

Keith Frogley
Utah Bearing

Eban Frank Gove

Robert Graham

Clinton Hill

Michael Hoffman
Movie Director

Charles Indermuehle
Hotel Magnate

Harmon Killebrew
Baseball Hall of Famer

Dee Klenck
Founder of the Idaho Hall of Fame

Larry Lemons
United Air Lines Pilot
International Relief Pilot

Warren McCain
Cheif Executive Officer of Albertsons, May 24, 1984 - January 31, 1991
Chairman of the Board of Albertsons, December 6, 1976 - May 24, 1984

A. B. Maule
Music Arranger
Worked for Tommy Dorsey in Big Band Era

David Maule
Air Force Pilot in Korea and Vietnam
Inducted into the Idaho Hall of Fame in 2002

James Albertus McClure
United States Senator January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1991

A. B. Moss
Founded Payette as a City in 1891 and Became the First Mayor
Co-Founder of Idaho Canning Company in 1903
Founder of Moss Mercantile

Fred Moss
Founder of Intermountain Gas
Director of Payette National Bank (First Security Bank)

Edward Parsons Jr.
Brigadier General
Highly decorated Air Force Pilot
Jet Malfunctioned and He Spent 24hours in Water. Redesigned survival kits after his experience.

General Patch

Fred Richards
Designed first electric fence and switches for overhead light on airplanes
Fred and John Richards are the only brothers in the Idaho State Hall of Fame

John Richards
John and Fred Richards are the only brothers in the Idaho State Hall of Fame

Loren Kelly Schroeder
Movie Director

Michael Schroeder
Movie Producer, Movie Director

Carrol Shanks
President of The Prudential Insurance Company
1915 PHS Graduate

George Shurtleff
Sheet Music Copyist
Worked for Fender in New York

Troy Taylor
British Columbia Horse Racing Hall of Fame Trainer

Leland Thomas
United States Marine Pilot
Decorated World War II Hero
Destroyer Named after Him
Shot Down by Friendly Fire

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