List of people from New Hampshire facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts

The following are people who were born, raised, or who gained significant prominence for living in U.S. state of New Hampshire:


Aeronautics and aviation

  • Jay C. Buckey – astronaut
  • Richard M. Linnehan – astronaut
  • Thaddeus Lowe – 19th-century balloonist – native
  • Lee Morin – astronaut – native
  • Richard A. Searfoss – astronaut
  • Alan Shepard – astronaut; first American in space – native

Arts and literature

A–M
  • Eric Aho – painter
  • Thomas Bailey Aldrich – poet, novelist, travel writer
  • Russell Banks – novelist
  • Amy Beach – composer – native
  • Philip Booth, poet
  • Jon Brooks – songwriter – native
  • Dan Brown – novelist – native
  • Bill Bryson – author – resident, 1995–2003
  • Lisa Carver – writer
  • Willa Cather – novelist
  • Charles Carleton Coffin – American Civil War correspondent
  • E. E. Cummings – poet
  • Joseph Dennie – 18th-century writer
  • Tomie dePaola – children's book author
  • Richard Eberhart – poet
  • James Thomas Fields – publisher, editor, poet
  • Ron Fortier – comic book writer
  • Daniel Chester French – sculptor – native
  • Robert Frost – poet
  • Horace Greeley – journalist – native
  • Donald Hall – poet
  • Dan Hurlin – poet, literary critic – native
  • John Irving – novelist – native
  • Elizabeth Orton Jones – illustrator
  • Jane Kenyon – poet
  • Heather King – blogger
  • Maxine Kumin – poet
  • Dudley Leavitt – publisher
  • Alan Lelchuk – novelist, editor
  • Edward MacDowell – pianist, composer
  • Joyce Maynard – novelist
  • Jim McDermott – illustrator
  • Larkin Goldsmith Mead – sculptor – native
  • Grace Metalious – novelist
N–Z
  • P.J. O'Rourke – novelist
  • Jules Olitski – painter
  • Maxfield Parrish – painter
  • John Perkins – author – native
  • Jodi Picoult – author
  • Augustus Saint-Gaudens – sculptor
  • J. D. Salinger – novelist – lived in Cornish, New Hampshire for several decades
  • Charles Simic – poet
  • Armstrong Sperry – children's book author – resident 1941–1976
  • Mark Steyn – political commentator
  • Adam Warren – comic book writer/artist
  • Harriet E. Wilson – 19th-century novelist

Athletes

Sam Fuld on September 4, 2009
Sam Fuld
Leanne Smith Altenmarkt-Zauchensee 2009
Leanne Smith

Criminals

See also: List of individuals executed in New Hampshire
H.H.Holmes
H.H. Holmes
  • Edward and Elaine Brown – tax evaders
  • Linda Kasabian – member of Manson Family
  • Adam Lanza – involved in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting

Educators

  • Samuel Colcord Bartlett – Dartmouth president
  • Richard Lederer – former St. Paul's School English teacher; author of Anguished English
  • Christa McAuliffe – first teacher in space

Entertainment

Sarah Silverman 2012
Sarah Silverman

Actors and actresses

  • Bradford Anderson – native
  • Sam Ayers – native
  • Richard Backus – native
  • Jane Badler – native
  • Wilson Bethel - native
  • Peter Bonerz
  • Gordon Clapp – native
  • Andy Comeau – native
  • Eliza Coupe – native
  • Ashley Fires
  • Michael Graziadei
  • Randy Harrison – native
  • Sam Huntington – native
  • Jean Kasem – native
  • Thomas Kopache – native
  • Mike O'Malley
  • Keri Lynn Pratt – native
  • Perrey Reeves – native
  • Chris Romano – native
  • Adam Sandler
  • John Shea – native
  • Christopher Stone – native

Comedians and humorists

  • Ant – native
  • Jamie Kaler – native
  • Josh Meyers – brother of Seth Meyers
  • Seth Meyers – native; brother of Josh Meyers
  • Sarah Silverman – native

Models

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Erica Campbell
  • Jillian Beyor
  • Erica Campbell – native
  • Jennifer Lavoie

Musicians

  • Gaston Allaire – native
  • GG Allin – native
  • Dale Bozzio – member, Missing Persons
  • Mark Brunswick
  • Brad Delp – member, Boston
  • Ronnie James Dio – native
  • Julie Dubela
  • Sully Erna – member, Godsmack
  • JoJo
  • Ray LaMontagne – native
  • Tommy Makem
  • Mandy Moore – native
  • Bill Morrissey
  • Our Last Night
  • Matt Pond – member, Matt Pond PA
  • Joe Queer – native
  • Tom Rush – native
  • Will Sheff – member, Okkervil River and Shearwater – native
  • Cosy Sheridan
  • Jon Spencer – native
  • Bill Staines
  • Steven Tyler – member, Aerosmith
  • Brian Viglione – member, The Dresden Dolls
  • Dot, Betty and Helen Wiggin – members, The Shaggs – natives

Television personalities

  • Dana Bash – CNN journalist
  • Tom Bergeron – host of Dancing with the Stars
  • Samantha Brown – travel journalist
  • Ken Burns – documentary filmmaker
  • Don Orsillo – baseball broadcaster

Native Americans

  • Passaconaway
  • Plausawa
  • Wonalancet

Political and military figures

See also: List of mayors of Manchester, New Hampshire, List of Governors of New Hampshire, List of Justices of the New Hampshire Supreme Court, List of members of the Executive Council of New Hampshire, List of Presidents of the New Hampshire Senate, List of United States Representatives from New Hampshire, and List of United States Senators from New Hampshire
A–M
  • Sherman Adams
  • Kelly Ayotte – native
  • William J. Baroody, Jr. – native
  • Josiah Bartlett
  • Timothy Bedel – native
  • Jason Bedrick
  • Joseph Blanchard – native
  • Edward H. Brooks – native
  • Lewis Cass
  • Jonathan Chase
  • Salmon P. Chase – native
  • Wentworth Cheswell – native
  • Jonathan Cilley – native
  • Joseph Cilley (senator) – native
  • Joseph Cilley (state senator) – native
  • Robert W. Cone
  • John Cutt
  • Henry Dearborn – native
  • Abraham Drake – native
  • Michael Durant – native
  • Nathaniel Folsom
  • Rene Gagnon – native
  • John Taylor Gilman
  • John Goffe
  • Judd Gregg – native
  • Ethel "Granny D" Haddock – native
  • Enoch Hale
  • Nathan Hale
  • Paul Hodes
  • John Langdon – native
  • Lyndon LaRouche
  • John Lynch
  • Thomas J. McIntyre
  • Nathaniel Meserve – native
  • Jonathan Moulton – native
N–Z
  • Moses Nichols
  • Richard O'Kane – native
  • Frank Nesmith Parsons – native
  • Nathaniel Peabody
  • David Petraeus – summer resident
  • Benjamin Pierce
  • Franklin Pierce – native
  • Enoch Poor
  • Carol Shea-Porter – native
  • James Reed
  • George Reid – native
  • Warren Rudman
  • Alexander Scammel
  • Jeanne Shaheen
  • Sumner Shapiro
  • Max Silber
  • David Souter
  • John Stark – native
  • Thomas Stickney – native
  • Harlan F. Stone – native
  • John Sullivan – native
  • John H. Sununu
  • John E. Sununu
  • Katrina Swett
  • Dick Swett
  • Meldrim Thomson, Jr.
  • Matthew Thornton
  • George H. Wadleigh – native
  • John Wentworth (governor)
    • see also John Wentworth (disambiguation)
  • Daniel Webster – native
  • William Whipple
  • Leonard Wood – native
  • Isaac Wyman
  • Louis C. Wyman – native
  • Dawn Zimmer

Religious figures

Mary Baker Eddy
Mary Baker Eddy

Scientists and engineers

  • Stuart Chase – economist and engineer
  • Jim Collins – MacArthur genius, bioengineer and inventor
  • William E. Corbin – inventor of paper towels
  • Sidney Darlington – electrical engineer and inventor of the Darlington transistor
  • Dean Kamen – inventor of the Segway and founder of the FIRST Robotics Competition
  • Erasmus Darwin Leavitt, Jr. – mechanical engineer, known for his steam engine designs
  • Edward William Nelson – naturalist and ethnologist
  • Ambrose Swasey – mechanical engineer, inventor, and entrepreneur
  • Earl Silas Tupper – chemist, inventor of Tupperware
  • George H. Whipple physician, pathologist and biomedical researcher; recipient, 1932 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (Ashland)

Other

  • Brooke Astor – philanthropist; recipient, Presidential Medal of Freedom (native)
  • Cam Brensinger – founder and chief executive officer, NEMO Equipment
  • William Robinson Brown – founder and owner, Maynesboro Stud
  • Ben Cherington – professional baseball executive, general manager of the Boston Red Sox
  • Kitty DeGree – real estate developer and philanthropist in Monroe, Louisiana, born in South Sutton in Merrimack County
  • Tom Dey – film director
  • Annie Duke – professional poker player
  • Michael Durant – pilot and author
  • Darby Field – first European to climb Mount Washington
  • Phineas Gage – railroad construction foreman whose survival of an accident influenced discussion about the brain
  • George Hawkins – victim of a bad skin graft that led to the celebrated "Hairy Hand" case of 'Hawkins v. McGee
  • Betty Hill – notable alien abduction captive
  • Gary Hirshberg – chief executive officer, Stonyfield Farm
  • A.G. Lafley – chief executive officer, Procter & Gamble
  • Howard Lederer – professional poker player
  • William Loeb III – publisher, Union Leader (1946–1981); conservative political figure
  • Mary Josephine Ray – world's second-oldest person at the time of her death in 2010
  • Charles Revson – businessman

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