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Salem, MA

CITY

Population:
40407 (2000 census)

County:
Essex County

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Salem State College
1854

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Nathaniel Bowditch
Astronomer
26-Mar-1773 17-Mar-1838 American Practical Navigator
Joseph Choate
Attorney
24-Jan-1832 14-May-1917 Attorney, ambassador
Peter R. Dolan
Business
6-Jan-1956   CEO of Bristol-Myers Squibb, 2001-06
Paul H. Douglas
Politician
26-Mar-1892 24-Sep-1976 US Senator from Illinois, 1949-67
A. Stone Freedberg
Doctor
30-May-1908 25-Aug-2009 Found H. Pylori near stomach ulcers
Walter S. Gifford
Business
10-Jan-1885 7-May-1966 President of AT&T, 1925-48
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Author
4-Jul-1804 19-May-1864 The House of the Seven Gables
Peter H. Irons
Activist
11-Aug-1940   A People's History of the Supreme Court
John Larch
Actor
4-Oct-1914 16-Oct-2005 Character actor
Mary Lou Lord
Musician
1-Mar-1965   Indie folk singer and sometime busker
Benjamin Peirce
Mathematician
4-Apr-1809 10-Jun-1880 Idempotent and nilpotent
Timothy Pickering
Politician
17-Jul-1745 29-Jan-1829 US Secretary of State, 1795-1800
William H. Prescott
Historian
4-May-1796 28-Jan-1859 The Conquest of Mexico
William Wetmore Story
Sculptor
12-Feb-1819 7-Oct-1895 Cleopatra
Cass Sunstein
Scholar
21-Sep-1954   Why Societies Need Dissent
John Tierney
Politician
18-Sep-1951   Congressman, Massachusetts 6th
Jones Very
Poet
28-Aug-1813 8-May-1880 Religious mystic
Thomas A. Watson
Engineer
18-Jan-1854 13-Dec-1934 Assistant to Alexander Graham Bell
Jack Welch
Business
19-Nov-1935   CEO of GE, 1981-2001

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Tony Conigliaro
Baseball
7-Jan-1945 24-Feb-1990 Boston Red Sox
Nicholas Mavroules
Politician
1-Nov-1929 25-Dec-2003 Congressman from Massachusetts, 1979-93
Timothy Pickering
Politician
17-Jul-1745 29-Jan-1829 US Secretary of State, 1795-1800
Jones Very
Poet
28-Aug-1813 8-May-1880 Religious mystic



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