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