Famous People with Name Vance

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Famous People with Name Vance

Vance as First Name

Vance Odell Lovelace     Vance Odell Lovelace        Origin/Culture/Country: American

Vance Odell Lovelace: born August 9, 1963 in Tampa, Florida) was a Major League Baseball pitcher from 1988 to 1990 for the California Angels and Seattle Mariners.

Vance Packard,     Vance Packard,        Origin/Culture/Country: American

Vance Packard,: was an American journalist, social critic, and author.He was born in Granville Summit, Pennsylvania to parents Philip J. Packard and Mabel Case Packard. Between 1920-32 he attended local public schools in State College, Pennsylvania where his father managed a farm owned by Pennsylvania State University (Penn State). In 1932 he entered Penn State, majoring in English. He graduated in 1936, and worked briefly for the local newspaper, the Centre Daily Times. He earned his master's degree at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1937. That year, he joined the Boston Daily Record as a staff reporter and a year later, he married Virginia Matthews.

Vance Edward Johnson     Vance Edward Johnson        Origin/Culture/Country: American

Vance Edward Johnson: is a former professional American football player who was selected by the Denver Broncos in the second round of the 1985 NFL Draft. A 5'11", 174 lbs. wide receiver from the University of Arizona, Johnson played his entire NFL career for the Broncos from 1985-1995.

Vance DeVoe Brand     Vance DeVoe Brand        Origin/Culture/Country: American

Vance DeVoe Brand: is a former NASA astronaut.Employed as a civilian by the Lockheed Corporation from 1960 to 1966, he worked initially as a flight test engineer on the Navy's P3A aircraft. In 1963, Brand graduated from the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School and was assigned to P

Vance Loren McHenry     Vance Loren McHenry        Origin/Culture/Country: American

Vance Loren McHenry: is a former Major League Baseball player for the Seattle Mariners. He played sparingly in two brief major league stints in 1981 and 1982, batting .211 in 18 games.

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Vance as Last Name

Ellis Eugene Gene Vance     Ellis Eugene Gene Vance       Origin/Culture/Country: American

Ellis Eugene Gene Vance: is an American former professional basketball player for the NBA's Chicago Stags and a former collegiate athlete for the University of Illinois Fighting Illini basketball team. He is most famous for leading Illinois as a member of the famed "Whiz Kids" of the 1940s. He was drafted into the NBA in 1948, and played for the Chicago Stags, the Tri-Cities Blackhawks and the Milwaukee Hawks. He and the other Whiz Kids, Andy Phillip, Art Mathisen, Ken Menke, and Jack Smiley, are regarded as some of Illiois's all-time greats, but only he and Phillip are on the team's all-century team. Vance and his Whiz Kids teammates left basketball to serve in World War II in 1943. Vance was elected to the "Illini All Century Team" in 2004.

John Holbrook Vance     John Holbrook Vance       Origin/Culture/Country: American

John Holbrook Vance: is an American fantasy and science fiction author. Most of his work has been published under the name Jack Vance. Vance has published 11 mysteries as John Holbrook Vance and 3 as Ellery Queen. Other pen names include Alan Wade, Peter Held, John van See, and Jay Kavanse.

Clarice Vance     Clarice Vance       Origin/Culture/Country: American

Clarice Vance: The Southern Singer" was an American vaudeville personality from the late 1800s to about 1917.Recent discoveries in the NY Time archive tell us that Clarice Vance later married to Phelps Decker, a screen scenario writer in the NY offices of Universal Pict

David R. Vance     David R. Vance       Origin/Culture/Country: American

David R. Vance: is an American Thoroughbred horse racing trainer who has won more than 3,000 races. One of his best horses was Caressing, winner of the 2000 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies who was voted the Eclipse Award as American Champion Two-Year-Old Filly.

Robert Brank Vance     Robert Brank Vance       Origin/Culture/Country: American

Robert Brank Vance: was a Congressional Representative from North CarolinaHe was born on Reems Creek, near Asheville, North Carolina, in 1793; attended the common schools and Newton Academy, Asheville, N.C.; studied medicine at the medical school of Dr. Charles Harris in Cab

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