List of janitors
A janitor (American English), (Scottish English) janitress (female), custodian "cleaner" or caretaker is a person who cleans and maintains buildings such as hospitals, schools and residential accommodations. A janitor's primary responsibility is that of a cleaner. In some cases, they also carry out maintenance and security duties.
This is a list of notable people who have been janitors.
- Frank Jenner (often misspelled Genor; 1903–1977), evangelist
- Adela Hernández, politician
- Jiřina Šiklová, Czech dissident
- Susianna Kentikian (born 1987), boxer
- Konstantina Kouneva (born 1964), trade unionist and Member of the European Parliament
- Kim Woodburn (born 1942), television presenter and expert cleaner best known for How Clean Is Your House?
- William Edmondson (1874–1951), African-American folk art sculptor
- James Hampton (1909–1964), African-American janitor who secretly built a large assemblage of religious art from scavenged materials, and is considered an outsider artist
- William Harvey Lillard (1856–1925), the first chiropractic patient
- James Nyx Jr., Motown songwriter
- William Quesse (1878–1927), union leader
- William Rodriguez, winner of several awards for heroism for helping in the evacuation of the World Trade Center during the September 11, 2001 attacks
- James M. Spangler (1848–1915), inventor of the first commercially successful portable electric vacuum cleaner
- Seymour Stedman (1871–1948), civil liberties lawyer and politician
- Vivien Thomas (1910–1985), African-American surgical technician, classified and paid as a janitor
- Bill Walker (born 1951), attorney and politician
- Ronnie Woo Woo (born 1941), local celebrity in Chicago
- Category:Fictional janitors
- Category:Works about janitors
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