Sunday, September 13, 2009
Tracing my Hometown Roots
I've just found a list of famous residents (past and present) from my tiny hometown in Boston -- Swampscott (population 14,000). If anyone knows of any others, could you please send them to me?
Elihu Thomson, founder of General Electric
David Lee Roth, lead singer of the rock group Van Halen
Dick Jauron, head coach of NFL's Buffalo Bills
Todd McShay, ESPN NFL draft prospect analyst
Mark Shasha, Artist, author Night of the Moonjellies
Leslie Stahl, CBS 60 Minutes correspondent
Carol Brady (fictional), Brady Bunch mother
Mike Lynch, principal sports anchor at WCVB-TV Channel 5
Barry Goudreau, original guitarist of the rock group Boston, and the Lisa Guyer Band
Fran Sheehan, original bass player of the rock group Boston
Jackson Katz, anti-domestic violence advocate
Johnny Pesky, pro baseball coach, former Red Sox third baseman
Bill Adams, retired player for the Buffalo Bills football team
Ken Linseman, former professional hockey player (Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers)
Gerhard Neumann, (former resident)"Herman the German," German born aviation engineer and innovator. Former Vice President of General Electric.
Walter Brennan, multiple Academy Award winning actor
Harold Alfond, founder of Dexter Shoes
Michael Kelly, (deceased) editor, columnist, and reporter, whose work was featured in 75 newspapers or magazines, and the book Things Worth Fighting For, a collection of his work.