Bay Staters



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Famous Bay Staters

Please choose one Bay Stater from each category. You will have 5 names. 

Politicians/Activists


John Adams
2nd U.S. president, Braintree

John Quincy Adams
6th U.S. president, Braintree

Samuel Adams
patriot, Boston

Susan B. Anthony
woman suffragist, Adams

George H. Bush
41st U.S. president, Milton

Benjamin Franklin
statesman, scientist, Boston

John Hancock
statesman, Braintree

John F. Kennedy
U.S. President, Brookline

Paul Revere
silversmith, Revolutionary War Patriot, Boston

William Bradford 
Governor of Plymouth Colony, Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony

William Monroe Trotter
African American civil rights leader, Boston

Edward Brooke  
first African American senator, Boston

Lucy Stone
woman suffragist, West Brookfield

W.E.B.DuBois
African American civil rights activist, Great Barrington


Authors



Edgar Allan Poe
author, Boston

Theodore Geisel
(Dr. Seuss) author, illustrator, Springfield

Henry DavidThoreau
author, Concord

Nathaniel Hawthorne
author, Salem

Oliver Wendell Holmes
poet, Cambridge

Louisa May Alcott
author, Concord

E. E. Cummings
poet, Cambridge

Emily Dickinson
poet, Amherst

Ralph WaldoEmerson
philosopher, poet, Boston

Phillis Wheatley
African American poet, Boston

Mo Williems

Rachel Carson

Tomie de Paola



Scientists/Inventors



Use either Encarta or Grolier on the library webpage to find information about one of the following people:


Benjamin Franklin
statesman, scientist, Boston

Robert Hutchings Goddard
rocketry, Worcester

Maria Mitchell

Eli Whitney

inventor, Westboro

Alexander Graham Bell
inventor, Boston

Samuel F. B. Morse
painter, inventor, Charlestown

R.Buckminster Fuller
inventor, mathematician, philosopher, architect, engineer, Milton

An Wang
Asian immigrant, founder of Wang Laboratories, Boston

Jan Matzeliger
African American inventor, Lynn

Artists



Use either Encarta or Grolier on the library webpage to find information about one of the following people:


John Singleton Copley
painter, Boston

Winslow Homer
painter, Boston

James McNeill Whistler
painter, Lowell

Norman Rockwell
painter, Stockbridge

Childe Hassam
painter, Boston

Leonard Bernstein
composer, Lawrence

Dr. Seuss

Other


Use either Encarta or Grolier on the library webpage to find information about one of the following people:

Clara Barton
American Red Cross founder, Oxford

John Chapman
Johnny Appleseed
nurseryman, Leominister

Cotton Mather
clergyman, Boston

Sharon Christa McAuliffe
teacher, astronaut, Framingham

Frederick Law Olmstead
landscape architect, Brookline

Massasoit
Wampanoag Chief, Plymouth