Maine Notables - Fascinating People, Remarkable Accomplishments

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Maine Notables is an informational database of people with Maine connections who have gained fame or notoriety for a variety of reasons. The list includes famous Mainers who were born in Maine or lived here at one time. (includes people in Arts and Literature, Politics, Entertainment, Sports, Health). You may be surprised at some of the people who are from Maine or have a connection to Maine. Share your thoughts.

Listed in each entry is biographical data, connection to Maine, and claim to fame. The listings include ways to find out more about the Notable including resources by or about the Notable and a link to our catalog, URSUS.

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Notable Mainers
Person Birth - Death Category
Alfond, Harold 1914 – 2007 Entrepreneurs
Arnold, Benedict 1741 - 1801 Political Figures
Avery, Myron 1899 - 1952 Other
Ballard, Martha 1734/35 – 1812 Literature
Baxter, James Phinney 1831 - 1921 Entrepreneurs
Baxter, James Phinney III 1893 - 1975 Literature
Baxter, Percival Proctor 1876 - 1969 Political Figures
Bean, Leon Leonwood 1872 – 1967 Entrepreneurs
Blaine, James G. 1830 – 1893 Political Figures
Blair, Dennis C. 1947 - Political Figures
Breau, Lenny 1941 – 1984 Entertainment
Bryan, Ashley 1923 - Arts
Bush, Barbara Pierce (Mrs. George H. W.) 1925 - Other
Bush, George Herbert Walker 1924 - Political Figures
Carroll, Gladys Hasty 1904-1999 Literature
Carson, Rachel 1907 - 1964 Literature
Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence 1828 – 1914 Political Figures
Clukey, Julia 1985 Sports
Cohen, William S. 1940 – Political Figures
Collins, Susan M. 1952 - Political Figures
Craven, Ricky 1966 - Sports
Crocker, Ian 1982 - Sports
Crosby, Cornelia "Fly Rod" 1854 – 1946 Sports
Dempsey, Patrick 1966 - Entertainment
Dix, Dorothea 1802 – 1887 Other
Emmons, Chansonetta Stanley 1858-1937 Arts
Ford, John 1894 – 1973 Entertainment
Gerritsen, Tess 1953 - Literature
Goodale, Anna 1983 - Sports
Gould, John T. 1908 - 2003 Literature
Greenlaw, Linda 1960 - Literature
Greenwood, Chester 1858 - 1937 Entrepreneurs
Hamlin, Hannibal 1809 – 1891 Political Figures
Hartley, Marsden 1877 – 1943 Arts
Hawthorne, Nathaniel 1804 – 1864 Literature
Hill, Joe (Joe Hill King) 1972 - Literature
Homer, Winslow 1836 - 1910 Arts
Hoose, Phillip 1947 - Literature
Howard, Oliver Otis 1830 – 1909 Political Figures
Jewett, Sarah Orne 1849 – 1909 Literature
Kent, Rockwell 1882 - 1971 Arts
Kidder, Tracy 1945 - Literature
King, Stephen 1947 - Literature
King, Tabitha 1949 - Literature
Leavitt, Ralph "Bud" 1917 - 1994 Entertainment
Logan, Eleanor 1987 - Sports
Lombard, Alvin O. 1856-1937 Entrepreneurs
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth 1807 – 1882 Literature
Lown, Bernard 1921 - Other
Mallett, David 1951 - Entertainment
Marley, Bob 1967? Entertainment
Maxim, Sir Hiram Stevens 1840 – 1916 Entrepreneurs
McCloskey, Robert 1914 – 2003 Literature
McKusick, Victor A. 1921- 2008 Other
Millay, Edna St Vincent 1892 – 1950 Literature
Mitchell, George J. 1933 - Political Figures
Mosher, Thomas Bird 1852-1923 Arts
Muskie, Edmund S. 1914 - 1996 Political Figures
Nearing, Helen and Scott 1904-1995; 1883-1983 Other
Northrup, Christiane 1949 - Literature
Ogilvie, Elisabeth 1917 – 2006 Literature
Osher, Bernard 1927(?) - Entrepreneurs
Peary, Robert E. 1856 – 1920 Other
Porter, Fairfield 1907-1975 Arts
Roberts, Kenneth 1885 – 1957 Literature
Robinson, Edwin Arlington 1869 – 1935 Literature
Rowell, Victoria 1960 - Entertainment
Russo, Richard 1949 - Literature
Sample. Tim 1951 - Entertainment
Samuelson, Joan Benoit 1957 - Sports
Sarton, May 1912 – 1995 Literature
Skoglund, Robert (The Humble Farmer) 1936 - Entertainment
Smith, Margaret Chase 1897 – 1995 Political Figures
Smith, Samantha 1972-1985 Political Figures
Snowe, Olympia J. 1947 - Political Figures
Sockalexis, Andrew 1891 - 1919 Sports
Sockalexis, Louis Francis 1871 - 1913 Sports
Spotted Elk, Molly (AKA Molly Nelson Archambaud
or Molly Dellis)
1903 - 1977 Arts
Stanley, Francis Edgar and Stanley, Freelan Oscar 1849 - 1940 Entrepreneurs
Stevens, John Calvin 1855-1940 Arts
Stookey, Noel Paul 1937 - Entertainment
Stowe, Harriet Beecher 1811 – 1896 Literature
Strout, Elizabeth 1956 - Literature
Taylor, Alan 1955 - Literature
Vallee, Rudy 1901 – 1986 Entertainment
Vaughan, Dr. Benjamin 1751-1835 Political Figures
Wescott, Seth 1976 - Sports
White, E.B. 1899 - 1985 Literature
Wiggin, Kate Douglas 1856 – 1923 Literature
Wilson, Dorothy Clark. 1904-2003 Literature
Wyeth, Andrew 1917 - 2009 Arts
Wyeth, Jamie 1946 - Arts