Famous Mainers

Famous People Born in Maine

See our top list of the most famous people from Maine. We’ve chosen people like athletes, actors, civil rights activists, scientists and people from other walks of life that have come from the “The Pine Tree State”.

Walter Van Tilburg Clark writer, East Oreland
Cyrus Curtis publisher, Portland
Dorothea Dix civil rights reformer, Hampden
Dustin Farnum actor, Hampton Beach
John Ford film director, Cape Elizabeth
Melville Fuller jurist, Augusta
Marsden Hartley painter, Lewiston
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poet, Portland
Sarah Orne Jewett author, South Berwick
Stephen King writer, Portland
Linda Lavin actress, Portland
Hiram Stevens Maxim inventor, Sangerville
Edna St. Vincent Millay poet, Rockland
Marston Morse mathematician, Waterville
Frank Munsey publisher, Mercer
Walter Piston composer, Rockland
George Palmer Putnam publisher, Brunswick
Kenneth Roberts historical author, Kennebunk
Edwin Arlington Robinson poet, Head Tide
Margaret Chase Smith politician, Skowhegan
Percy Lebaron Spencer inventor, Howland
Francis & Freelan Stanley inventors, Kingfield
John Hay Whitney publisher, Ellsworth