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Notable Vermonters

name -- claim to fame -- birthplace/residence
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Ethan Allen -- Revolutionary War hero
Chester Alan Arthur -- 21st President of the United States -- Fairfield
Orson Bean -- entertainer -- Burlington
Hiram Bingham -- missionary to Hawaii, Bible translator
Calvin Coolidge -- 30th President of the United States -- Plymouth
Thomas Davenport -- Williamstown
John Deere -- inventor of agricultural machinery -- Rutland
George Dewey -- admiral -- Montpelier
John Dewey -- philosopher, author, educator -- Burlington
Stephen A. Douglas -- U.S. Senator -- Brandon
Edwin L. Drake -- driller of the first commercially successful oil well
James Fisk -- financial speculator -- Bennington
Wilbur Fisk -- clergyman
Ralph Flanders -- businessman, U.S. Senator -- Barnet
Martin Freeman -- first black college president
Robert Frost -- poet
Hetty Green -- at one time the richest woman in America
Paul P. Harris -- founder of Rotary International
Lemuel Haynes -- first black pastor of a white congregation in America
Samuel Herrick -- Revolutionary War hero
Richard Morris Hunt -- architect -- Brattleboro
William Morris Hunt -- painter -- Brattleboro
George Perkins Marsh -- linguist, diplomat, environmentalist
Justin Smith Morrill -- friend of higher education -- Strafford
Justin Morgan -- developer of the Morgan Horse
Elisha Graves Otis -- inventor -- Halifax
Moses Pendleton -- choreographer
Norman Rockwell -- illustrator
Patty Sheehan -- golfer -- Middlebury
Joseph Smith -- founder of the Church of Latter-Day Saints -- Sharon
John Stark -- Revolutionary War hero
Thaddeus Stevens -- abolitionist, U.S. Congressman
Horace A. Tabor -- silver king -- Holland
Ernest Thompson -- actor, writer
Alexander Twilight -- first black to receive a degree from an American college
Rudy Vallee -- singer -- Island Point
Seth Warner -- Revolutionary War hero
Henry Wells -- pioneer entrepreneur -- Thetford
Horace Wells -- dentist, anesthesia pioneer
William Griffith Wilson -- founder of Alcoholics Anonymous
Caroline Ardelia Yale -- educator of the deaf
Brigham Young -- early Latter-Day Saints leader -- Whitingham

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