Certain U.S. Presidents, Civil War heroes, and authors all have ties to the suburban town of Braintree.
Patch wants to know who is the most prominent Braintree citizen of all time?
Let us know in the comments. Also let us know if you have ever seen any around town?
Here is a list of notable residents that either once lived in Braintree or currently live in Braintree. This list was compiled by wikipedia.org:
- Abigail Adams, wife of President John Adams, mother of John Quincy Adams.
- Henry Adams, original emigrant to the Americas.
- Jeremy Adams, original emigrant to the Americas.
- John Adams, signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, the first Vice President of the United States, served for eight years, and the second President of the United States, served four years.
- John Quincy Adams, American diplomat, sixth President of the United States, served four years, member of the United States House of Representatives.
- John Hancock, signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, fourth President of the Continental Congress, American diplomat and statesman.
- Sylvanus Thayer, superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy, called "the Father of West Point".
- Thomas A. Watson, primary assistant of Alexander Graham Bell, assisted in invention of the telephone; founder of Fore River Shipyard.
- Joe Amorosino, reporter and sports director for WHDH-TV.
- Jim Calhoun, former head coach of University of Connecticut men's basketball team.
- Chris Doherty, musician and recording artist from the band Gang Green.
- Tiffany Kelly, beauty pageant winner, Miss Massachusetts of 2006.
- Peter Kormann, American gymnast and winner of the bronze medal in men's floor competition at the 1976 Olympics
- Don McKenney, hockey center, captain of the Boston Bruins 1954–1963.
- Jose Offerman, baseball player for the Boston Red Sox
- William Rosenberg, creator of the Dunkin' Donuts restaurant chain.
- Butch Stearns, sports anchorman, now Chief Content Officer for The Pulse Network.
- Mo Vaughn, baseball player for the Boston Red Sox