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Amherst, MA

LOCATION

Official Website:
http://www.amherstma.gov/

Population:
28108

Founding Date:
1739

County:
Hampshire County

Formerly part of Hadley, incorporated 1775.

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Hampshire College
1965
University of Massachusetts Amherst
1863
Amherst College
1821

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Emily Dickinson
Poet
10-Dec-1830 15-May-1886 Perplexing American poet
Helen Hunt Jackson
Poet
15-Oct-1830 12-Aug-1885 Ramona
Michael E. Mann
Physicist
28-Dec-1965   Climate change scientist
J Mascis
Musician
10-Dec-1965   Frontman for Dinosaur Jr.
Paul Nitze
Diplomat
16-Jan-1907 19-Oct-2004 US cold warrior
Stuart Symington
Politician
26-Jun-1901 14-Dec-1988 US Senator from Missouri, 1953-76
Jerauld Wright
Military
4-Jun-1898 27-Apr-1995 US Atlantic Fleet Commander, 1954-60
Silas Wright
Politician
24-May-1795 27-Aug-1847 US Senator from New York, 1833-44

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Herbert Baxter Adams
Historian
16-Apr-1850 30-Jul-1901 Coined term political science
Ray Stannard Baker
Journalist
17-Apr-1870 12-Jul-1946 Biographer of Woodrow Wilson
Henry Steele Commager
Historian
25-Oct-1902 2-Mar-1998 The American Mind
Emily Dickinson
Poet
10-Dec-1830 15-May-1886 Perplexing American poet
Lynn Margulis
Biologist
5-Mar-1935 22-Nov-2011 Origin of eukaryotic organelles



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