A skinner is a person who makes a living by working with animal skins or driving mules. Skinner may also refer to:


A common surname for numerous notable individuals:


*Charles Montgomery Skinner (1852–1907) — American writer
*Clarence Skinner (minister) (1881–1949) — Universalist minister
*Ernest M. Skinner (1866–1960) — pipe organ craftsman
*Eugene Skinner (1809–1864) — founder of the town of Eugene, Oregon
*Francis Skinner (1912–1941) — Ludwig Wittgenstein's lover.
*Harrie Skinner (1854–1936) — founder of the Royal Automobile Club of Australia (RACA)
*James Skinner (1778–1841) — British military adventurer in India
*James S. Skinner Sr. (1834–1909) — Englishman Turned American Settler Sold as an indentured servent to a wealthy New York family where he worked as a servant for 14 years. Went on to become a carpenter, built the Skinner School House in Miller County Missouri.
*John Kendrick Skinner (1883–1918) — a Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross
*John Skinner (1721–1807) — Scottish historian and song-writer
*Richard Skinner (1778–1833) — American politician, attorney, and jurist from Vermont
*Thomas Skinner (1759–1818) — British military engineer
*Thomas Skinner (Ceylon) (1804–1877) — Ceylon civil servant


*Alonzo A. Skinner (1814–1877) — United States judge
*Clarence Skinner (politician) — New Zealand MP
*Dennis Skinner (1932– ) — British MP for Bolsover
*Harry Skinner (1855–1929) — US Representative from North Carolina
*Peter Skinner (1959– ) — MEP for South East England
*Samuel K. Skinner (1938– ) — White House Chief of Staff during the presidency of George H. W. Bush.
*Thomas Gregory Skinner (1842–1907) — US Representative from North Carolina
*Thomson J. Skinner — US Representative from Massachusetts
*Tom Skinner — New Zealand trade unionist


*Steve Keirn (1951– ) — professional wrestler who performed under the name "Skinner"
*Claire Skinner (1965– ) — English actress
*Cornelia Otis Skinner (1899–1979) — American author and actress
*Frank Skinner (1957– ) — English comedian
*Frank Skinner (composer) (1897–1968) - an American composer
*James Scott Skinner (1843–1947) — Scottish fiddler
*Jane Skinner - Fox News daytime news anchor
*Mike Skinner (1978– ) — British rapper who performs under the alias of "The Streets"
*Richard Skinner (broadcaster) (1951– ) — British radio broadcaster


*Steve Keirn (1951–) — a retired professional wrestler best known as "Skinner"
*Bob Skinner (1931 – ) — retired American professional baseball player
*Brian Skinner (1976 – ) — American professional basketball player currently playing for the Phoenix Suns of the NBA
*Jimmy Skinner (1917–2007) — former head coach of the Detroit Red Wings
*Joel Skinner (1961– ) — former baseball player
*Jonty Skinner — South African Olympian and American swimming coach
*Michael Skinner (1958–) — rugby union player for Harlequins and England, also known as Mick or Mickey
*Mike Skinner (NASCAR) (1957– ) — NASCAR driver
*Todd Skinner (1958 – 2006) — rock climber


*B. F. Skinner (1904–1990) — American behaviorist psychologist and author
*Quentin Skinner (1940– ) — Regius Professor of Modern History at Cambridge University


*Rodney Skinner — the Invisible Man in the film "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen"
*Seymour Skinner (Principal Skinner) — Springfield elementary school principal in "The Simpsons"
*Walter Skinner — character from the "The X-Files"


*The Skinner — a 2002 science fiction novel by Neal Asher
* "The Colour Identification Guide to Moths of the British Isles", by Bernard Skinner, is referred to as 'Skinner'

ee also

*Skinner Butte — a prominent hill beside the Willamette River in Oregon, USA

Disambiguation pages

*Charles Skinner
*Clarence Skinner
*David Skinner
*Frank Skinner (disambiguation)
*Michael Skinner
*Thomas Skinner (disambiguation)
*Will Skinner

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