Wendell WillkieWendell 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 RussellReb Russell, early western movie star, called Coffeyville home.
Johnny RutherfordJohnny Rutherford, race car driver and winner of the Indianapolis 500, was born in Coffeyville.
Gary Busey & Buster DouglassGary Busey, movie and television actor, attended Coffeyville Community College as did Buster Douglass, former heavyweight boxing champion.
Verna Hall Linzey, starred in the major motion film "Iniquity," sang The Rose for the Soundtrack, and received a Gold Record Award for her album Oh Blessed Jesus. She was born in Coffeyville.
Phillip W. Ehart, drummer in the rock band Kansas, was born in Coffeyville.