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New Hampshire Famous People

Famous Americans: History and Biographies

New Hampshire Famous People: Greeting from New HampshireLinks to histories and biographies of the famous people of New Hampshire. Many famous people of New Hampshire have made significant contributions to the history of our nation and the state of New Hampshire. These famous Americans, famous entertainers, famous players, famous scientist, famous singers, famous statesmen, famous women, heroes, great explorers, and others New Hampshire famous Americans have all made New Hampshire their home. This list includes New Hampshire historical figures, celebrities and those individuals of New Hampshire who have influenced the lives of others.

Famous People from New Hampshire

  • Robert Frost (1874 - 1963) Robert Frost was born in San Francisco in 1874. One of America's most popular and beloved poets, Frost wrote of the people and landscape of New England. He won a Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1924, 1931, 1937, and 1943. Frost died in 1963.; lived in Derry and Franconia.
  • Sarah Josepha Hale (1788 - 1879) Sarah Josepha Hale was an author and journalist who wrote the nursery rhyme "Mary Had a Little Lamb." She also edited "Godey's Ladies Book" the first periodical for American women, and was a leader in suggesting that there be a national Thanksgiving day. President Lincoln adopted her suggestion in 1863.
  • John Irving (1942 - ) Famous author; born in Exeter.
  • Christa McAuliffe (1948 - 1986) Teacher that died in the space shuttle Challenger explosion on January 28, 1986; taught in Concord.
  • Samuel Bode MillerSamuel Bode Miller born October 12, 1977) is a World Cup alpine ski racer from the United States.Born in Easton, New Hampshire, to Jo Kenney and Woody Miller, Miller grew up in Franconia, a small community in the heart of New Hampshire's ski region that borders the Cannon Mountain ski area.

    He is an Olympic and World Championship gold medalist, a two-time overall World Cup champion in 2005 and 2008, and the most successful male American alpine ski racer of all time. He is also considered one of the greatest World Cup racers of all time with 33 victories - one of five men to win World Cup events in all five disciplines. In November 2004, Miller became the 5th and last man to win World Cup races in the slalom, giant slalom, Super-G, downhill, and combined − and today he is the only skiier with five or more victories in each discipline. In 2008, Miller and Lindsey Vonn won the overall World Cup titles for the first U.S. sweep in 25 years.

    He has won six medals in the Winter Olympics, the most of any U.S. skier − two silvers (giant slalom and combined) in Salt Lake City 2002, a gold (super combined), a silver (Super-G) and a bronze (downhill) in Vancouver 2010 and a bronze (Super-G) in Sochi 2014 . Miller is one of 5 skiers who have won Olympic medals in 4 different disciplines, matching the feats of Kjetil André Aamodt and female racers Anja Pärson, Janica Kostelić, and Katja Seizinger.
  • Bob Montana (1920 - 1975) Creator of the comic strip Archie in 1942; lived in Manchester.
  • Franklin Pierce (1804 - 1869) The 14th President of the United States (1853-1857); born in Hillsborough.
  • Eleanor Porter (1868 - 1920) Children's author that wrote Pollyanna; born in Littleton.
  • Alan B. Shepard Jr. (1923 - 1998) Became the first American in space when he orbited the earth in the rocket Freedom 7 in May 1961; born in East Derry.
  • Earl Silas Tupper (1907 - 1983) Founder of Tupperware; born in Berlin.
  • Eleazar Wheelock (1711 - 1779) Founded Dartmouth College in 1769 in the city of Hanover, he also served as the first president.
  • Henry Wilson (born Jeremiah Jones Colbath) (1812 - 1875) Vice President of the United States under President Ulysses Grant, was born in Farmington.

More Famous People of New Hampshire

  • Dan Brown who is the author of The Da Vinci Code.
  • Salmon Portland Chase jurist, Cornish
  • Goody Cole was the only Witch ever convicted in NH
  • Ralph Addams Cram architect, Hampton Falls
  • Charles Anderson Dana editor, Hinsdale
  • Mary Morse Baker Eddy founder, religious leader, Bow
  • William Pitt Fessenden politician, Boscawer
  • Sam Walter Foss journalist, poet
  • Daniel Chester French sculptor, Exeter
  • Horace Greeley journalist, politician, Amherst
  • The author of Mary Had A Little Lamb, Sarah Joseph Hale, was born in 1830 in Newport NH.
  • Benjamin F. Keith theater entrepreneur, Hillsboro
  • John Langdon political leader, Portsmouth
  • J.D. Salinger is the author of Catcher in the Rye NH
  • Adam Sandler Attended High School in Manchester, NH
  • Sarah Silverman is a comedienne.
  • Harlan F. Stone jurist, Chesterfield
  • Triple H is a professional wrestler from Nashua and graduated from Nashua High School.
  • Daniel Webster statesman, Salisbury
  • Joseph Worcester Lexicographer, Bedford
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