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New Hampshire Vacation Fun Facts

Famous New Hampshirites

These are just a few of the famous people who were either born in New Hampshire or spent some important time in New Hampshire.

J. Stephens Abbot, inventor of Concord Coach

Ethan Allen, patriot

Ralph Baer, inventor of first interactive video game

Josiah Bartlett, signer of U.S. Declaration of Independence

Ernest Harold Baynes, founder of first bird club in America

Style Bridges, New Hampshire governor and U.S. senator

Roy Campanella, baseball player

Francis and Alice Cleveland, founders of Barnstormers theater group

Austin Corbin II, environmentalist

Lewis Downing, inventor of Concord Coach

Mary Baker Eddy, founder of the First Church of Christ, Scientist

Robert Frost, poet

John H. Gage, built first shop devoted to the manufacture of machinists's tools

Edward Goodnow, co-founder of Barnstormers theater group

Sarah Josepha Hale, editor

William Harrison, inventor of first interactive video game

Pierre Hevey, founder of first credit union

John Paul Jones, naval hero

Dean Kamen, founder of first national robotics competition

John Kemeny, inventor of BASIC computer language

John W. King, New Hampshire governor

Thomas Kurtz, inventor of BASIC computer language

John Langdon, New Hampshire governor, U.S. acting vice president

Edward MacDowell, composer

Marian Nevins MacDowell, founder of the MacDowell Colony

Sylvester Marsh, railway engineer

Christa McAuliffe, astronaut

John McCrillis, maker of first American ski film

George and Parker Morton, designers of the first skimobile

Don Newcombe, baseball player

Salvatore Pagliuca, meteorologist

Edward C. Pickering, founder of Appalachian Mountain Club

Franklin Pierce, U.S. president

Frank West Rollins, New Hampshire governor

William Rusch, inventor of first interactive video game

Otto Schniebs, maker of first American ski film

Alan B. Shepard Jr., astronaut

Sarah Silverman, comedienne

Edith Bond Stearns, founder of the Peterborough Players

Thomas Thompson, patriot

Matthew Thornton, signer of U.S. Declaration of Independence

Amos Tuck, founder of Republican Party

Earl Tupper, inventor of tupperware

Arthur Walden, Antarctica explorer

Daniel Webster, U.S. congressman and senator, U.S. secretary of state

John Wentworth, New Hampshire governor

William Whipple, signer of U.S. Declaration of Independence, general

Henry Wilson, U.S. vice president

John Winant, New Hampshire governor

For the names of famous New Hampshire authors, see

For many other famous New Hampshirites, see

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