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Presidents and other Important Americans
John Adams -presidentBorn 1736 Braintree, MA
John Quincy Adams- presidentBorn 1767 Braintree, MA
George H. W. Bush -presidentBorn 1924 in Milton, MA
Michael Stanley Dukakis- Former Mass. GovernorBorn 1933 in Brookline, MA
John F. Kennedy-presidentBorn 1917 Brookline, MA
Samuel Adams-patriotBorn 1722 Boston, MA
Susan B. Anthony -woman suffragistBorn 1820 Adams, MA
Paul Revere-silversmith and Revolutionary War figureBorn 1735 Boston, MA
Benjamin Franklin-statesman and scientistBorn 1706 Boston, MA
John Hancock- statesmanBorn 1737 Braintree, MA
David Souter- juristBorn 1939 Melrose, MA
Lucy Stone woman -suffragistBorn 1818, West Brookfield , MA
Oliver Wendell Holmes- jurist
Born 1841 Boston, MA
Authors, Poets, Artists
Louisa May Alcott - writer1832–1888 Spent Early years in MA
Horatio Alger -novelistBorn 1832 Revere, MA
John Cheever- novelistBorn 1912 Quincy, MA
William Cullen Bryant -poet and editorBorn 1794 Cummington, MA
E.E. Cummings - poet1894 cambridge
Emily Dickinson- poetBorn 1830 Amherst, MA
Ralph Waldo Emerson -philosopher, orator and poet1803 Boston
Nathaniel Hawthorne -novelistBorn 1804 Salem, MA
Amy Lowell- poetBorn 1874 Brookline, MA
James Russell Lowell -poetBorn 1819 Cambridge, MA
Robert Lowell-poetBorn 1917 Boston, MA
Herman Melville -writer1819-1891 1850 moved to Pittsfield, MA
Edgar Allan Poe- writerBorn 1809 Boston, MA
Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel) -author and illustratorBorn 1904 Springfield, MA
Henry David Thoreau -authorBorn 1817 Concord, MA
John Greenleaf Whittier -poetBorn 1817 near Haverhill, MA
Artists and Performers
Leonard Bernstein -conductorBorn 1918 Lawrence, MA
John Singleton Copley- painterBorn 1738 Boston, MA
Bette Davis -actressBorn 1908 Lowell MA
Jacques d'Amboise- ballet dancerBorn1934 Dedham, MA
Cecil B. DeMille -film directorBorn 1881 Ashfield, MA
Geraldine Farrar -soprano, actressBorn1882 Melrose, MA
Winslow Homer -painterBorn 1836 Boston, MA
Samuel F. B. Morse- painter and inventorBorn 1791 Charlestown, MA
Norman Rockwell- artist1894-1978 Lived last 25 years in Stockbridge, MA
Barbara Walters- TV commentator
Born 1929 Boston, MA
James McNeill Whistler -painterBorn 1834 Lowell, MA
Other Important Americans
Bronson Alcott- educator and social reformerBorn 1799 Wolcott, MA
Clara Barton- American Red Cross founderBorn 1821 North Oxford, MA
Luther Burbank- horticulturalistBorn 1847 Lancaster, MA
Buckminster Fuller- architect and educatorBorn 1895 Milton, MA
Robert Goddard -father of modern rocketryBorn 1882 Worcester, MA
Elias Howe- inventorBorn 1819 Spencer, MA
Horace Mann- educatorBorn 1796 Franklin, MA
Eli Whitney- inventorBorn 1765 Westboro, MA

Original Compilation by Anne Kunzen, 2006, for Genealogy Trails


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