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Photo courtesy of e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia

John Forbes Nash Jr., Nobel prize mathematician and subject of the book and movie "A Beautiful Mind," was born in Bluefield on June 13, 1928. He won the Nobel Prize for Economics for his work in the advancement of game theory.

Gallery: Famous West Virginians

Jun. 20, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

West Virginia was once considered home for many famous faces. Here are some of the famous people with ties to West Virginia.