alert

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION

white X to close events bar

Information

Prominent people from Massachusetts

Adams Abigail (Weymouth) Wife of President John Adams

Adams Henry (Boston) Author

Adams John Quincy (Braintree) President of the United States 1825-1829

Adams John (Braintree) 2nd President of the United States 1797-1801

Adams Samuel (Boston) Patriot – beer named after him

Adelson Sheldon (Boston) Billionaire owner of the Las Vegas Sands Corp

Affleck Casey (Falmouth) Actor younger brother of Ben Affleck

Albertson Jack (Malden) Actor

Alger Horatio (Chelsea) Author 19th century

Anthony Susan B. (Adams) Women’s rights activist on the one-dollar coin

Appleseed Johnny (Leominster) Apple-planting American pioneer

Bailey F. Lee defense (Waltham) Attorney

Bancroft Edward (Westfield) Double agent of the Revolutionary War

Banks Russell (Newton) Author

Barton Clara (North Oxford) American Red Cross founder

Benchley Robert (Worcester) 1930s theater critic

Adulyadej King (Cambridge) King of Thailand

Bernstein Leonard (Lawrence) Conductor

Bird Forrest M. (Stoughton) Inventor

Bishop Elizabeth (Worcester) Poet

Black Harold Stephen (Leominster) Inventor

Bloomberg Michael (Boston) Billionaire – New York City Mayor (2002-2014)

Borden Lizzie (Fall River) 1892 Suspect in family axe murders

Bradlee Ben (Boston) Editor (1968-91) Washington Post

Brennan Walter (Swampscott) Oscar-winner three times

Brown Fuller Rachel (Springfield) Inventor

Bryant William Cullen Poet & Editor

Bulfinch Thomas (Newton) Author

Bulger James “Whitey” (Boston) Mobster (fugitive 1995-2011)

Burbank Luther (Lancaster) Inventor

Burbank Luther (Lancaster) horticulturalist

Burnham Bo (Hamilton) Comedian

Bush George Herbert Walker (Milton) 41st President (1989-93)

Carell Steve (Concord) Actor

Cena John (West Newbury) WWE champ

Chapman John (Leominster) Johnny Appleseed nurseryman

Chiklis Michael (Lowell) Actor

Coakley Martha (Pittsfield) Attorney General (2007-2015)

Colson Charles “Chuck” (Boston) Watergate accomplice /Evangelical Christian leader

Coolidge William D. (Hudson) Inventor

Copley John Singleton (Boston) Painter

Cuffe Paul (Cuttyhunk Island) early 19th century richest African American

Cummings E. E. (Cambridge) Poet

Damon Matt (Cambridge) Actor

Davis Al (Brockton) 1963-2011 Oakland Raiders Manager/Owner

Davis Bette (Lowell) Actor

Davis Geena (Wareham) Actor

De Mille Cecil B. (Ashfield) Film director

Dickinson Emily (Amherst) Poet

Du Bois W.E.B. (Great Barrington) Author

Dukakis Michael (Brookline) (1988) Democratic nominee for U.S. President

Dushku Eliza (Boston) Actor

Edelstein Lisa (Boston) Actor

Eli Whitney (Westborough) Inventor

Emerson Ralph Waldo (Boston) Philosopher/poet

Evans Chris (Boston) Actor

Evans Brian (Haverhill) singer

Foley Mark (Newton) The Florida email scandal congressman

Foster Ben (Boston) Actor

Francis Arlene (Boston) Panelist on TV’s What’s My Line

Franklin Benjamin (Boston) Wrote Poor Richard’s/Almanac/Scientist

Fuller Buckminster (Milton) Inventor

Fuller Margaret (Cambridge) Author

Fuller Samuel (Worcester) Director

Fuller Buckminster (Milton) Architect/Educator

Garrison William Lloyd (Newburyport) Civil War-era abolitionist/Publisher

Geisel Theodore (Dr. Seuss) (Springfield) Author/Illustrator

Gerry Elbridge (Marblehead) Politician coined the term “gerrymandering”

Goddard Robert Hutchings (Worcester) Rocketry

Greely Adolphus (Newburyport) U.S. Army/Arctic explorer

Hancock John (Braintree) Statesman

Hawthorne Nathaniel (Salem) Author

Hines Connie (Dedham) Actor

Hoffman Abbie (Worcester) Writer

Holmes Jr. Oliver Wendell jurist

Holmes Oliver Wendell Jr. (Boston) (1902-1932) the U.S. Supreme Court’s

Holmes Oliver Wendell Sr. (Cambridge) Author/Poet

Homer Winslow (Boston) Painter

Howe Elias (Spencer) Inventor

Jackson Helen Hunt (Amherst) writer

Janney Allison (Boston) Actor

Johnson Amy Jo (Cape Cod) Actor

JoJo (Foxboro) Singer

Kaling Mindy (Cambridge) Actor

Kennedy Edward (Ted) (Brookline) (1962-2009) U.S. senator

Kennedy John F. (Brookline) (1961-1963) President

Kennedy Joseph Jr. (Hull) older brother of President John Kennedy

Kennedy Joseph Sr. (Boston) Millionaire father of President John F. Kennedy

Kennedy Patrick (Brighton) (1995-2011) U.S Representative

Kennedy Robert F. (Brookline) Brother of President John F. Kennedy

Kerouac Jack (Lowell) Author

Krasinski John (Newton) Actor

Kunitz Stanley (Worcester) Poet

Leary Denis (Worcester) Actor

Lemmon Jack (Newton) Actor

Lobo Rebecca (Southwick) U. of Connecticut’s 1995 championship basketball team

Lowell Robert (Boston) Poet

Lowell Amy (Brookline) Poet

Lowell James Russell (Cambridge) Poet

Lowell Percival (Boston) Astronomer

Lowell Robert (Boston) Poet

Mann Horace (Franklin) Educator

Mather Cotton (Boston) Clergyman

McAuliffe Sharon Christa (Framingham) Teacher/Astronaut

McKeown Erin (Boston) Singer

Messina Jo Dee (Holliston) Country singer

Morse Samuel F. B. (Charlestown) Inventor/Painter

Mott Lucretia (Nantucket Island) Quaker minister

Nemoy Leonard (Boston) Actor

O’Brien Conan (Brookline) TV Host

Orkin Ruth (Boston) Photographer

Perry Matthew (Williamstown) Actor

Pike Albert (Boston) Teacher/Lawyer

Poe Edgar Allan (Boston) Writer Boston

Pixies The (Boston) Band

Plath Sylvia (Jamaica Plain) Poet/Author

Poe Edgar Allan (Boston) Author

Poehler Amy (Burlington) Actor

Pompeo Ellen (Everett) Actor

Quincy Adams (Braintree) 6th U.S. president

Raines Ella (Snoquaimie) Actor

Ray Rachael (Cape Cod) TV Host

Revere Paul (Boston) Silversmith/ Revolutionary War figure

Rines Robert H. (Boston) Inventor

Roth Eli (Boston) Director

Russell Kurt (Springfield) Actor

Schilling Taylor (Boston) Actor

Seuss Dr. (Springfield) Author

Sexton Anne (Newton) Poet

Shaw Robert Gould (Boston) Civil War leader

Short Elizabeth (Hyde Park) murder victim (“Black Dahlia”)

Shriver Eunice Kennedy (Brookline) Founder of the Special Olympics

Slattery John (Boston) Actor

Smith Tracy L. (Falmouth) Poet

Smith Franklin Ann (Boston) Printer/Publisher

Souter David (Melrose) 1990-2009 Supreme Court Justice

Spader James (Boston) Actor

Stone Lucy (West Brookfield) woman suffragist

Sullivan Anne (Feeding Hills) Helen Keller’s tutor

Sullivan Louis Henry (Boston) Architect

Summer Donna (Boston) Singer

Sumner Charles (Boston) Anti-slavery activist

Taylor James (Boston) Folk-pop singer

Taymor Julie (Newton) Director

Thoreau Henry David (Concord) Author

Thurman Uma (Boston) Actor

Tishler Max (Boston) Inventor

Wahlberg Donnie (Boston) Actor

Wahlberg Mark (Boston) Actor

Wakefield Ruth (East Walpole) Inventor

Wallace Mike (Brookline) TV interviewer

Walters Barbara (Boston) TV Host

Whistler James McNeill (Lowell) Painter

Whitney Eli (Westboro) Inventor

Whittier John Greenleaf (Haverhill) Poet

Witt Alicia (Worcester) Actor

Zombie Rob (Haverhill) Rock band White Zombie