|Famous Bay Staters
name, claim to fame, birthplace
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Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams, Weymouth.
John Adams, 2nd President of the United States, Braintree.
John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the United States, Braintree.
Henry Adams, historian, novelist, Boston.
Samuel Adams, Revolutionary patriot, Boston.
Jack Albertson, actor, Malden.
Tenley Albright, Olympic gold
medal-winning figure skater, Newton Center.
Jane Alexander, Tony Award-winning
Horatio Alger, author, Revere.
Fred Allen, radio personality, Cambridge.
Susan B. Anthony, woman suffragist, Adams.
F. Lee Bailey,
criminal defense attorney, Waltham.
Emily Green Balch, winner of the Nobel
Prize for Peace, Boston.
George Bancroft, historian, Worcester.
Frederick A. Barnard, founder of Barnard
John Bartlett, editor, Plymouth.
Josiah Bartlett, signer of the
Declaration of Independence, Amesbury.
Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, Oxford.
Leonard Bernstein, conductor, Lawrence.
Erastus B. Bigelow, founder of Bigelow
Carpet Mills, West Boylston.
Forrest M. Bird, inventor, Stoughton.
Harold Stephen Black, inventor, Leominster.
Ray Bolger, actor, Boston.
John H. Breck, cosmetics manufacturer, Holyoke.
Walter Brennan, Academy Award-winning
Percy Williams Bridgman, Nobel
Prize-winning physicist, Cambridge.
Rachel Fuller Brown, inventor, Springfield.
William Cullen Bryant, poet, editor, Cummington.
Charles Bulfinch, architect, Boston.
Luther Burbank, horticulturalist, Lancaster.
Daniel Hudson Burnham, architect, Henderson.
George Bush, 41st President of the
United States, Milton.
Vannevar Bush, co-founder of the
National Science Foundation, Everett.
Andrew H. Card, Jr., White House Chief of Staff and Secretary of
John Chapman, aka Johnny Appleseed, Leominster.
John Cheever, novelist, short story
John Ciardi, poet, Boston.
William D. Coolidge, inventor, Hudson.
John Singleton Copley, painter, Boston.
e. e. cummings, poet, Cambridge.
Nathaniel Currier, lithographer, Roxbury.
Richard Henry Dana, adventurer, Cambridge.
Bette Davis, Academy Award-winningactress, Lowell.
Cecil B. DeMille, film director, Ashfield.
Emily Dickinson, poet, Amherst.
W. E. B. DuBois, civil rights leader, Great
Thomas C. Durant, organizer of the Union
Pacific Railroad, Lee.
William C. Durant, automobile
Leo Durocher, baseball player and
Charles W. Eliot,
president of Harvard College, Boston.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, philosopher poet, Boston.
Brian Evans, singer, Haverhill.
Fannie Farmer, author of cookbooks, Boston.
Geraldine Farrar, operatic soprano, Melrose.
Arthur Fiedler, conductor, Boston.
Cyrus Field, primary financier of the first
Transatlantic Cable, Stockbridge.
Marshall Field, department store
Edward A. Filene, department store
Ann Smith Franklin, printer, almanac publisher, Boston.
Benjamin Franklin, statesman, scientist, publisher, Boston.
Buckminster Fuller, architect, educator,
Erle Stanley Gardner,
mystery writer, Malden.
William Lloyd Garrison, journalist, Newburyport.
Theodore Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, Springfield.
Elbridge Gerry, Vice-President of the United States, Marblehead.
A. Bartlett Giamatti, commissioner of
Charles Dana Gibson, artist, illustrator, Roxbury.
Ruth Gordon, playwright, Academy
Award-winning actress, Wollaston.
Granville Stanley Hall,
John Hancock, statesman, Braintree.
Childe Hassam, painter, Boston.
Nathaniel Hawthorne, author, Salem.
George V. Higgins, novelist, Brockton.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, poet, Cambridge.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., jurist, Boston.
Winslow Homer, painter, Boston.
Joseph Hooker, Union general, Hadley.
Mark Hopkins, president of Williams
Elias Howe, inventor, Spencer.
Samuel Howe, founder of the first U.S.
school for the mentally retarded, Boston.
Helen Hunt Jackson,
William Le Baron Jenney, architect, Fairhaven.
Herbert T. Kalmus, co-developer of Technicolor, Chelsea.
Edward M. Kennedy, U.S. Senator, Brookline.
John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, Brookline.
Joseph P. Kennedy, financier, Boston.
Robert F. Kennedy, Attorney General of the United States, Brookline.
Jack Kerouac, novelist, Lowell.
Jack Lemmon, Academy Award-winning
Dorothy Loudon, Tony Award-winning
James S. Love, founder of Burlington
Amy Lowell, poet, Brookline.
Percival Lowell, astronomer, Boston.
James Russell Lowell, poet, Cambridge.
Robert Lowell, poet, Boston.
Mark Lyon, founder of Mount Holyoke
Spanish-American War general, Chicopee Falls.
Connie Mack, baseball manager, East Brookfield.
Donald MacMillan, Arctic explorer, Provincetown.
William Manchester, biographer, Attleboro.
Horace Mann, educator, Franklin.
Rocky Marciano, heavyweight boxing
William L. Marcy, U.S. Secretary of War,
U.S. Secretary of State, Southbridge.
Cotton Mather, clergyman, Boston.
Increase Mather, clergyman, Dorchester.
Sharon Christa McAuliffe, teacher,
Jo Dee Messina, country singer, Holliston.
Nelson Miles, Indian Wars general, Westminster.
Dwight L. Moody, evangelist, East
Robin Moore, novelist, Concord.
Samuel Eliot Morison, naval historian, Boston.
Robert Morse, Tony Award-winning actor, Newton.
Samuel F. B. Morse, painter, inventor, Charlestown.
William T. G. Morton, first to use ether as an anesthetic, Charlton.
Lucretia Coffin Mott, abolitionist and woman's rights advocate, Nantucket.
Barry Newman, Emmy
Award-winning actor, Boston.
Leonard Nimoy, actor, Boston.
George S. Parker,
founder of Parker Brothers, Salem.
Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, founder of the first
U.S. kindergarten, Billerica.
Charles S. Peirce, philosopher, Cambridge.
Frances Perkins, U.S. Secretary of Labor, Boston.
Albert Pike, teacher, lawyer, Boston.
Sylvia Plath, poet, novelist, Boston.
Edgar Allan Poe, writer, Boston.
David Porter, War of 1812 commodore, Boston.
Charles Pratt, oilman, Watertown.
Robert Preston, actor, Newton
Israel Putnam, Revolutionary War general, Salem Village.
Ella Raines, actress, Snoquaimie.
Lee Remick, actress, Boston.
Paul Revere, silversmith, Revolutionary patriot, Boston.
Charles H. Revson, founder of Revlon
Laura Elizabeth Richards, Pulitzer
Prize-winning biographer, Boston.
Elliott Richardson, U.S. Secretary of
Defense, Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare,
Attorney General, Boston.
Robert H. Rines, inventor, Boston.
Albert Pinkham Ryder, painter, New
Anne Sexton, Pulitzer
Prize-winning poet, Newton.
Leslie Stahl, television news correspondent, Lynn.
Lucy Stone, woman suffragist, West Brookfield.
Joseph Story, U.S. Supreme Court
Anne Sullivan, teacher of Helen Keller, Feeding
John L. Sullivan, heavyweight boxing
Louis Henry Sullivan, architect, Boston.
Donna Summer, singer, Boston.
Charles B. Sumner, Nobel Prize-winning
meat" pioneer, Sandwich.
James Taylor, singer, Boston.
Paul Theroux, novelist, essayist, Medford.
J. Walter Thompson, advertising executive, Pittsfield.
Henry David Thoreau, author, Concord.
Max Tishler, inventor, Boston.
television news correspondent, Brookline.
Barbara Walters, television interviewer, Boston.
Joseph Warren, Revolutionary War general, Roxbury.
Whistler, painter, Lowell.
Theodore White, Pulitzer Prize-winning
Whittier, poet, Haverhill.
Eli Whitney, inventor, Westborough.
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