Native Sons & Daughters
The first “Vermonters” The Native American in Vermont
James Angell Educator, psychologist
Chester A. Arthur US President
Orson Bean Star of stage, screen and television
“Snowflake” Bentley Creativity during those long Vermont winters
Hiram Bingham Missionary to Hawaii, Bible translator
Myra Colby Bradwell First woman attorney
Calvin Coolidge US President
John Deere Inventor of “The Plow That Broke The Plains”
John Dewey Philsopher, author, educator
Stephen A. Douglas US Statesman
Ralph Flanders Businessman, US Senator
Martin Freeman First African-American College President
Henry M. Leland Automotive Innovator, founder of Cadillac and Lincoln
George Perkins Marsh Linguist, legislator, diplomat, seminal environmentalist.
Justin Smith Morrill Friend of higher education
Justin Morgan His name lives on in Vermont’s State Animal
Joseph Smith LDS Church founder
Thaddeus Stevens Abolitionist, US Congressman
Alexander Twilight first African-American to receive a degree from an American College.
Rudy Vallee Singing heartthrob. Stage, screen and radio star
William Griffith Wilson Founder of Alcoholics Anonymous
Caroline Ardelia Yale Educator of the deaf
Brigham Young Early LDS Church Leader
Transplants and Others Closely Associated
Ethan Allen Revolutionary War leader, founding father
Ira Allen Land speculator, surveyor, founding father
Thomas Chittenden Founding Father, First Governor
Edwin L. Drake “Father” of the petroleum industry.
Robert Frost Poet, teacher.
Hetty Green Variously “The Pride and Pain of Bellows Falls” and “The Witch of Wall Street”. Either way, she was the richest woman in America.
Paul P. Harris Founder of Rotary International
Lemuel Haynes First African-American Pastor of a white Congregation in America.
Samuel Herrick Revolutionary War leader
Norman Rockwell Illustrator
John Stark Revolutionary War leader
Molly Stark Who was she, and and why are so many things named after her?
Ann Story “Mother of The Green Mountain Boys”
Theodore Newton Vail First President of AT&T
Royall Tyler Lawyer, jurist, educator, author, playwright.
Seth Warner Revolutionary War leader
Horace Wells Dentist, anesthesia pioneer
Benning Wentworth If it hadn’t been for him . . .
Daphne Zuniga TV and film actress