Artists, Writers and Musicians

Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836-1907) Author and editor of the Atlantic Monthly.

Amy Beach (1867-1944) Composer and pianist. The most prominent American woman composer of her time.

Jeremy Belknap (1744-1798) Minister and historian. Author of the first U.S. biographical dictionary.

Benjamin Champney (1817-1907) Artist and one of the founders of the Boston Art Club.

Charles Dana (1819-1897) Journalist and editor.

Daniel Chester French (1850-1931) Sculptor whose famous pieces include "Minute Man" in Concord, MA and "Lincoln" in Washington DC.

Robert Frost (b. California 1874-1963) Poet who wrote on rural New England; winner of four Pulitzer Prizes

Horace Greeley (1811-1872) Journalist, publisher and found of the New York Tribune

Sarah Josepha Hale (1788-1879) Author and journalist who wrote "Mary Had a Little Lamb".

Donald Hall (1928- ) Contemporary American poet. New Hampshire Poet Laureate.

Grace Metalious (1924-1964) Author of Peyton Place

Edward McDowell (1860-1908) Composer, pianist and teacher. The best-known American composer before the 20th century.

Augustus Saint Gaudens (b. Ireland 1848-1907) Sculptor of the late 19th century.

J.D. Salinger (b. New York 1919- ) Recluse author of Catcher in the Rye.

Celia Laighton Thaxter (1835-1894) One of the better known woman poets of her day.

Explorers and Astronauts

S. Christa McAuliffe (b. Massachusetts 1948-1986) First teacher in space who died in the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger.

Alan B. Shepard Jr. (1923- ) First American to travel in space, 1961.

Politicians, Judges and Patriots

Sherman Adams (1899-1986) Governor of New Hampshire; White House Chief of Staff.

Josiah Bartlett (b. Massachusetts 1729-1795) Revolutionary war patriot; first to sign the Declaration of Independence after the President; Chief Justice of the Supreme Court; first Governor of New Hampshire.

Henry Styles Bridges (b. Maine 1898-1981) Governor of New Hampshire; President Pro Tempore of the US Senate.

Salmon Portland Chase (1808-1873) Supreme Court Justice; co-founded the Republican Party.

Isaac Hill (1789-1851) Journalist; US Senator; member of Andrew Jackson's "Kitchen Cabinet".

John Langdon (1741-1819) Patriot and politician; first President Pro Tempore of the US Senate; Governor of New Hampshire.

Franklin Pierce (1804-1869) 14th President of the United States.

David Souter (1939- ) New Hampshire Supreme court Justice; US Supreme Court Justice.

John Stark (1728-1822) Revolutionary War general; author of NH motto "Live Free or Die".

Harlan Fiske Stone (1872-1946) Attorney General of the United States; Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

John Sullivan (1740-1795) Revolutionary War general; Statesman; President of New Hampshire 1786-1789.

John Sununu (1939- ) Governor of New Hampshire; White House Chief of Staff.

Matthew Thornton (c.1714-1803) Revolutionary War patriot; Signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Daniel Webster (1782-1852) Orator and statesman; Secretary of State.

Meschech Weare (1713-1786) Revolutionary War patriot; President of New Hampshire.

Benning Wentworth (1696-1770) Royal Governor.

Henry Wilson (born Jeremiah Jones Colbath 1812-1875) Vice President of the United States under President Grant.

John Gilbert Winant (1889-1947) Four term Governor of New Hampshire; ambassador to Great Britain.

Levi Woodbury (1789-1851) Governor of New Hampshire; US Senator; US Supreme Court Justice.

"Old New Hampshire"