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New Hampshire Famous

People listed are almost always native to the state. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within a state for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the state in their personal endeavors.


  • Sherman Adams politician
  • Thomas Bailey Aldrich author, editor "atlantic monthly"
  • Brooke Astor philanthropist
  • Josiah Bartlett statesman, signer declaration of independence
  • Amy Beach composer, pianist
  • Matthew Bonner basketball player
  • Philip Booth poet
  • Henry Styles Bridges teacher, editor, politician
  • Laura Bridgman first deaf-blind child to receive education in English, writer
  • Alice Brown author, poet, playwright
  • Dan Brown author
  • Chris Carpenter baseball player
  • Lewis Cass military officer, politician
  • Benjamin Champney artist
  • Salmon P. Chase politician, jurist
  • Jonas Chickering piano manufacturer
  • Joseph Cilley politician
  • Gordon Clapp actor
  • Ralph Adams Cram architect
  • Moody Currier attorney, banker, patron of the arts
  • Charles Dana author, journalist, politician
  • Jonathan Daniels civil rights activist
  • Henry Dearborn statesman, revolutionary and war of 1812 veteran
  • Ronnie James Dio singer
  • Michael Durant army helicopter pilot
E - F
  • Mary Baker Eddy founder christian science religion
  • William P. Fessenden politician
  • Carlton Fisk baseball player
  • Mike Flanagan baseball player
  • Elizabeth Burley Flynn labor leader, activist, founding member american civil liberties union
  • Sam Walter Foss poet
  • Daniel Chester French sculptor
  • Augustus Saint-Gaudens sculptor
  • Jeff Giuliano hockey player
  • John Goffe colonial soldier
  • Horace Greeley editor, founder "new york tribune"
  • Judd Gregg politician
  • Doris "Granny D" Haddock politician, activist
  • Sara Josepha Hale author
  • Donald Hall poet
  • Randy Harrison actor
  • Isaac Hill publisher, editor, politician
  • Paul Hodes politician
  • Sam Huntington actor
I - L
  • John Irving author, screenwriter
  • Dean Kamen inventor (born new york)
  • Jean Kasem actress
  • Benjamin Franklin Keith vaudeville theater owner
  • John King politician, founder n.h. sweepstakes
  • Ray LaMontagne singer, songwriter
  • John Langdon patriot, politician
  • Lyndon LaRouche economist, activist
  • Paul Michael Levesque (Triple H) professional wrestler
  • William Loeb publisher
  • Thaddeus S. C. Lowe scientist, inventor
  • Joyce Maynard author
  • Christa McAuliffe first teacher in space (challenger)
  • Marice "Mac" McDonald co-founder first mcdonald's restaurant
  • Richard "Dick" McDonald co-founder first mcdonald's restaurant
  • Larkin Goldsmith Mead sculptor
  • Nathanial Meserve shipbuilder
  • Grace Metalious author
  • Josh Meyers actor
  • Seth Meyers actor, comedian
  • Bode Miller olympic medalist
  • Mandy Moore singer, songwriter, actress
  • Jonathan Moulton captain, new hampshire militia
  • Tara Mounsey olympic medalist
N - P
  • Commodore George Washington Nutt p. t. barnum circus midget
  • Chad Paronto baseball player
  • Princeton Jacob Perez singer
  • John Perkins activist, author
  • Franklin Pierce 14th u.s. president
  • John S. Pillsbury politician, philanthropist
  • Penelope "Penny" Pitou olympic medalist
  • Eleanor Porter author
  • Richard Potter first stage magician, hypnotist, ventriloquist
  • Charles Revson creator revlon cosmetics (born in Canada)
  • Marilla Ricker first woman lawyer in n.h.
  • Robert "Red" Rolfe baseball player
  • Kevin Romine baseball player
  • Tom Rush singer
  • Adam Sandler comedian, actor (born in New York)
  • Jeanne Shaheen first woman governor of n.h. (born in Missouri)
  • Shaw Brothers music group
  • John Shea actor
  • Alan Shepard astronaut
  • Cosy Sheridan singer, songwriter
  • Sarah Silverman actress, comedian, writer
  • David Souter jurist
  • Bill Staines singer, songwriter
  • John Stark general revolutionary war, "hero of bennington"
  • Christopher Stone actor
  • Harlan Fiske Stone u. s. attorney general, jurist
  • John Sullivan general revolutionary war
  • John Sununu politician
T - V
  • Bob Tewksbury baseball player
  • Celia Laighton Thaxter poet
  • Jenny Thompson olympic medalist (born in Massachusetts)
  • Earl Tupper inventor tupperware
  • Brian Viglione drummer
  • Meshech Weare first president
  • Daniel Webster orator, statesman
  • Benning Wentworth colonial governor
  • "Long" John Wentworth editor, politician
  • Stan Williams baseball player
  • Henry Wilson u. s. vice president
  • John Gilbert Winant politician
  • Levi Woodbury politician, jurist
  • Joseph Emerson Worcester lexicographer

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New Hampshire Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Laconia Belknap 603
Wolfeboro Carroll 603
Keene Cheshire 603
Berlin Coos 603
Hanover Grafton 603
Manchester Hillsborough 603
Concord Merrimack 603
Derry Rockingham 603
Dover Strafford 603
Claremont Sullivan 603

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