Webster - People

People

As a surname:

  • Augusta Webster (1837—1894), English poet, dramatist, essayist, and translator.
  • Daniel Webster (1782—1852), American statesman, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, and U.S. Secretary of State
  • Daniel Webster (Florida politician) (born 1949), former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives
  • John Webster (governor) (1590-1661), former governor and lieutenant governor of the Colony of Connecticut and progenitor of Noah Webster
  • Noah Webster (1758-1843), an American known for creating Webster's Dictionary
  • For other individuals with Webster as a last name, see Webster (surname)

As a given name:

  • Webster Anderson, an American soldier and recipient of the Medal of Honor
  • Webster Hubbell, an Arkansas lawyer and politician associated with Bill Clinton
  • Webster Slaughter, a former American football player in the National Football League
  • Webster Tarpley, an author, journalist, lecturer, and critic of US foreign and domestic policy
  • Webster Young, an American jazz musician

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