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This is a list of people who were born in/raised in, lived in, or have significant relations with the American state of Massachusetts. It includes both notable people born in the Commonwealth, and other notable people who are from the Commonwealth. People from Massachusetts are called "Massachusettsans" or "Bay Staters" after the Commonwealth's nickname.

Architects

Artists

John Singleton Copley
Winslow Homer

Sculptors

Athletes

John Cena
Candy Cummings
Eli Dershwitz
Mike Eruzione
Patrick Ewing
Doug Flutie
Howie Long
Connie Mack
Rocky Marciano
Aly Raisman
John L. Sullivan
Bert Patenaude (front row, center) scored the first hat-trick in FIFA World Cup history in 1930 for the United States.
G–L
M–R
S–Z

Business

Michael Bloomberg
Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.
Robert Kraft
Kevin Systrom

Civil rights leaders and political activists

W.E.B. Du Bois
Lucy Stone

Crime

Bartolomeo Vanzetti (left) and Nicola Sacco (right)

Entertainment

Ben Affleck
Ray Bolger
Walter Brennan
Steve Carell
Matt Damon
Bette Davis
Ed Herlihy
Jack Lemmon
Jay Leno
Leonard Nimoy
Conan O'Brien
Amy Poehler
Joe Rogan
Mark Wahlberg
Barbara Walters
Mike Wallace

Comedians

Television and film

A–H
I–P
Q–Z

Radio

Hosts, sportscasters, and television personalities

Early settlers/colonists

Literature, journalism, and philosophy

Louisa May Alcott
Emily Dickinson
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Dr. Seuss
Henry David Thoreau

Military

Henry Knox
Joseph Hooker

Music

Aerosmith
Leonard Bernstein
Donna Summer
Rob Zombie

Classical music

Other music

Native Americans

Squanto

People involved in the American Revolution

Paul Revere
Samuel Adams

Politics and Government

John Adams
John Quincy Adams
Calvin Coolidge
John Hancock
John F. Kennedy
Robert F. Kennedy
Ted Kennedy

Presidents

Vice Presidents

Governors

Main article: Governor of Massachusetts § List of governors

United States Senators

Main article: List of United States senators from Massachusetts

United States Representatives

Main article: List of United States representatives from Massachusetts

Other politicians

First Ladies

Lawyers and jurists

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Religion

Louis Farrakhan

Science, engineering, and medicine

Johnny Appleseed
Clara Barton
Jeff Corwin
Benjamin Franklin
Robert Goddard
Eli Whitney

Others

See also

References

  1. ^ "Bermuda, Thin Soiled, Gives Farmers Lessons". Reading Eagle. June 24, 1932. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
  2. ^ Hoag, Effective Voting, 1914
  3. ^ "The Story of My Childhood". World Digital Library. 1907. Retrieved October 9, 2013.