List of Chicano poets

Mexican Americans are Hispanic and Latino Americans who claim "Mexican" as their ethnic ancestry. The list includes, besides Mexican immigrants having American citizenship and their descendants, resident Mexicans who lived in the Mexican Southwest of the current U.S. when this territory was incorporated into the U.S. in 1848 and thereby became U.S. citizens.

This is a list of 'notable Mexican Americans', including original immigrants and settlers of South from United States who obtained American citizenship and their American descendants.

This list is ordered by surname within section.

To be included in this list, the person must have a World Heritage Encyclopedia article showing they are Mexican American or must have references showing they are Mexican American and are notable.


American football



Football (soccer)


Ice hockey

Martial arts


Other sports

Arts and entertainment

Actors and media personalities

Directors and filmmakers


Musicians and music groups

Authors and poets

Visual arts


Political figures

Military figures

Scholars and educators

Ralph C. Guzman - political scientist, professor, author, Deputy Assistant U.S. Secretary of State, Provost Merrill College UC Santa Cruz

Science and technology

Civil rights leaders and community activists

Religious figures

Businesspeople and entrepreneurs


  • Gregorio Cortez (1875–1916) – Mexican-American hero
  • Hidalgo Moya – architect
  • Chachi Gonzales – dancer, choreographer, actress, business owner and fashion designer (of her brand of apparel ChachiMomma)

See also


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