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List of janitors

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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 accommodation. Janitors' primary responsibility is as a cleaner. In some cases they will 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
  • Cuba

  • Adela Hernández, politician
  • Germany

  • Susianna Kentikian (born 1987), boxer
  • Greece

  • Konstantina Kouneva (born 1964), trade unionist and Member of the European Parliament
  • United Kingdom

  • Kim Woodburn (born 1942), television presenter and expert cleaner best known for How Clean Is Your House?
  • United States

  • 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
  • References

    List of janitors Wikipedia

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