Coffeyville Celebrities

Wendell Willkie
Wendell Willkie, who was defeated by Franklin Roosevelt in the 1940 presidential election, taught school in Coffeyville.

Walter (Big Train) Johnson
Walter (Big Train) Johnson, former Washington Senators pitcher and one of the first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame, lived in Coffeyville during the off-season.

Reb Russell
Reb Russell, early western movie star, called Coffeyville home.

Johnny Rutherford
Johnny Rutherford, race car driver and winner of the Indianapolis 500, was born in Coffeyville.

Gary Busey & Buster Douglass
Gary Busey, movie and television actor, attended Coffeyville Community College as did Buster Douglass, former heavyweight boxing champion.