The Guthrie Mark

The members of Clan Guthrie come from every walk of life and from virtually anywhere on the face of the earth. Though we share a common Scottish ancestry, today we may be found co-mingled in any ethnic group you can imagine.

The Arts

Sir Tyrone Guthrie. Commonly called the "finest director in the English-speaking world," Sir Tyrone founded The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. (for more info...)

Arlo Guthrie. In the early days of Progressive FM radio, Arlo set the standards for long songs with "Alice's Restaurant." His star continued to shine at Woodstock and with the Top 10 hit "City of New Orleans." (for more info...)

Woody Guthrie. A folk song pioneer, Woody's musical offspring are in a league by themselves: Dylan, Springsteen, etc. Known for "This Land is Your Land," Woody made an incredible impact in the world of the working man through his union organizing activities, singing about the plight of the workers to singing about their banding together to do something about it. (for more info...)

James Guthrie. Rock music producer, James was behind the control board during Pink Floyd's "The Final Cut" and Toto's Grammy-award winning debut album.

Gary Guthrie. Regarded as the radio Program Director who spliced together solo versions of "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" for Barbara Streisand and Neil Diamond giving the duo one of their biggest hits.

Sir James Guthrie - Scottish Impressionist paint - one of the founders of the "Glasgow Boys"

Savannah Clark Guthrie (born December 27, 1971) Savannah is an American journalist and attorney, working for NBC News. (


Janet Guthrie. Sports trivia buffs everywhere know that the first woman to drive in the Indy 500 was one of our own. Janet began when driving in 1961 but entered her first high speed race two years later. She began high-speed racing in 1963. In 1964 Janet entered endurance racing and successfully finished in the top three American races 9 times running. Learn more about our speedy cousin in this video narrated by drivers including Janet herself: "Adventures of Janet Guthrie"

Jim Guthrie. How's this for one year: 13th at Las Vegas; 6th at Orlando; 1st at Phoenix (where ABC-TV analysts called Jim's triumph, "The Cinderella" story); 26th at Indianapolis 500; 12th at Charlotte; 4th at Las Vegas, Rookie of the Year 1997? That's becoming "everyday work" for Jim, one of the hottest drivers on the circuit.

James Guthrie (23 May 1897 – 8 August 1937) was a Scottish motorcycle racer. A motor-cycle garage proprietor and professional motor-cycle racer from Hawick Roxburghshire, Jimmie Guthrie was known as the “Flying Scotsman,” with a hard-charging motor-cycle racing style winning 14 European Continental Grand Prix in a three year period 1934–1937 out of a total of 19 European Grand Prix victories 

Mark Guthrie. "Bats right, throws left"... This major league baseball star began his walk of fame (I guess that should be "strike of fame", huh?) at LSU where he was all-conference. The Minnesota Twins and the L.A. Dodgers have both been lucky to have him save many a game for them.

Politics and Military

James Guthrie. Founded the L&N Railroad, Secretary of the Treasury, first President of the University of Louisville, and U.S. Senator. People in Kentucky still want to know why it's called "Louisville" and not "Guthrieville". (for more info...)

General lord Charles Guthrie. As chief of the United Kingdom's defense staff, General Sir Charles Guthrie, spoke for all three armed services during his tenure. For a look at Charles' fascinating life, click here.

Brett Guthrie. Reston, VA (Nov 9, 2008) Senator Barak Obama's world-shaking election as the first African-American president of the United States was not the ONLY history made in Tuesday's election. It was a historic night for Clan Guthrie as well!


Beck Guthrie. A physician who wrote the formula for Contac, the world's largest-selling cold remedy.

Frederick Guthrie. The idea man behind the "Four Color Theorem" in map-making. (for more info...)

Dr. Robert Guthrie, inventor of screening tests for newborns. (for more info...)

Samuel Guthrie (1728 - 1848), an American physician who invented a percussion powder and a punch lock for exploding it, thus making obsolete the flintlock musket. And, if that wasn't enough, in 1831 he discovered chloroform. (for more info...)

Samuel Guthrie was a 19th-century physician and chemist who discovered the anesthetic chloroform (trichloromethane) in 1831, by distilling chloride of lime with alcohol in a copper barrel, using it as a mild anesthetic in amputation surgeries.


A.B. Guthrie Jr. Pulitzer-prize winning author of "The Way West", nominated for an Academy Award for writing the screenplay for the western "Shane".

William Guthrie is a student of the human condition, wielding the written craft to enrapture the mind much like an artist wields a brush. The pages are a blank canvas on which to draw from a talent heralded by many and matched only by an imagination that rises to the task.

Alfred Bertram Guthrie Jr. (January 13, 1901 – April 26, 1991) was an American novelistscreenwriterhistorian, and literary historian known for writing western stories. His novel The Way West won the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and his screenplay for Shane (1953) was nominated for an Academy Award.


There are "Guthrie" towns everywhere: Guthrie, Oklahoma (used to be the state capital), Kentucky, North Dakota, Illinois, Texas, Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, West Virginia (oh, yeah, and Guthriesville South Carolina, too!). And, let's not forget Guthrie, Ontario, and the Guthrie School at C.F.B Namao (Air Force base) for our Canadian brethren.


Rev Thomas Guthrie  (12 July 1803 – 24 February 1873) was a Scottish divine and philanthropist, born at Brechin (very near Guthrie Castle) in Angus (at that time also called Forfarshire). He was one of the most popular preachers of his day in Scotland, and was associated with many forms of philanthropy—especially temperance and Ragged Schools, of which he was a founder. His statue stands on Princes Street in Edinburgh

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