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Last modified: 11/28/07

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Vermont Vacation Fun Facts

Famous Vermonters

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

Ethan Allen, patriot

Chester A. Arthur, U.S. president

Warren R. Austin, U.S. senator and first U.S. ambassador to the United Nations

Consuelo N. Bailey, first woman elected a state Lieutenant Governor in the U.S.

Pearl Buck, author

Thomas Chittenden, first Vermont governor

Tad Coffin, Olympic equestrian

Ben Cohen, ice cream maker

Calvin Coolidge, U.S. president

Thomas Davenport, inventor

Howard Dean, Vermont governor and presidential candidate

John Dewey, educator

Jim Douglas, Vermont governor

Martin Henry Freeman, first black college president in the U.S.

Robert Frost, poet

John Kenneth Galbraith, economist

Horace Greeley, newspaper editor

Jerry Greenfield, ice cream maker

James Hartness, inventor

Bill Koch, Olympic nordic skier

Patrick Leahy, U.S. senator

George Perkins Marsh, conservationist

Andrea Mead, Olympic skier

Justin Smith Morrill, U.S. senator

Robert Royce, ski tow inventor

William Russell, paper maker. Established the first pulp paper mill in the U.S.

Joseph Smith, Morman Church founder

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Soviet exile and author

Alexander Twilight, first African-American to earn a college degree

Isaac Underhill, quarrier

James Wilson, globe maker

Brigham Young, Morman leader

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