Famous Vermonters

Famous People Born in Vermont

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

Sherman Adams governor, East Dover
Chester Alan Arthur U.S. president, Fairfield
Orson Bean actor, Burlington
Calvin Coolidge U.S. president, Plymouth
Thomas Davenport inventor, Williamstown
John Deere inventor, Rutland
George Dewey admiral, Montpelier
John Dewey philosopher, educator, Burlington
Stephen A. Douglas politician, Brandon
James Fisk financial speculator, Bennington
Wilbur Fisk clergyman, educator,
Ralph E. Flanders senator, Barnet
Horace A. Tabor silver king, Holland
Justin Morrill politician, Strafford
Richard Morris Hunt architect, Brattleboro
William Morris Hunt painter, Bratleboro
Elisha Graves Otis inventor, Halifax
Moses Pendleton choreographer
Patty Sheehan golfer, Middlebury
Joseph Smith religious leader, Sharon
Ernest Thompson actor, writer
Rudy Vallee singer, band leader, Island Pond
Henry Wells pioneer entrepreneur, Thetford
Brigham Young religious leader, Whitingham