The City of Rome is on the upswing and is returning to its days of when the activity going on at the base. Rome has a great history and that includes a number of famous and important people that were born there.

Here is a list of 10 People You Will Definitely Know from Rome, NY.

  1. Francis Bellamy - Author of Our Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Joseph Boardman - Former CEO of Amtrak
  3. Jerry Cook - NASCAR Driver
  4. Robert Manfred - Commissioner of Major League Baseball
  5. Pat Riley - NBA Player, Coach and Miami Heat President
  6. Tom and Tim Sestito - NHL Player and Former Utica Comet
  7. Tim Russ - Actor (Star-Trek: Voyager)
  8. Alex Haley - Author of Roots: The Saga of an American Family (Stayed in Rome)
  9. Mark Hapka - Actor (Days Of Our Lives)
  10. Bonnie Thunders - Roller Derby Skater

You may still see, SOME, of these people return home at some point. Obviously, not Francis Bellamy.