List of people from Concord, Massachusetts
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The following list includes notable people who were born or have lived in Concord, Massachusetts.
- Amos Bronson Alcott, teacher and writer
- Louisa May Alcott, novelist
- Seth Abramson, poet
- William Ellery Channing, poet
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, essayist, poet and philosopher
- George Parsons Lathrop, poet and novelist
- Jane G. Austin, writer of historical fiction
- Patricia Cornwell, contemporary American crime writer and author
- George William Curtis, writer and speaker
- Edward Waldo Emerson, physician, writer and lecturer
- Doris Kearns Goodwin, historian and writer
- Nathaniel Hawthorne, novelist and short story writer
- Will Eno, author and playwright
- Allen French, author and historian (including of the history of the town)
- Gregory Maguire, author
- Russell Miller, author and historian
- Robert B. Parker, author
- Margaret Sidney (pseudonym of Harriett Mulford Stone Lothrop), author
- Gordon S. Wood, historian and author
- Alan Lightman, physicist, novelist and essayist
- Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, novelist
- David Allen Sibley, ornithologist and author
- Henry David Thoreau, author, naturalist and philosopher
- Frederic Hudson, journalist
- Joel Kurtzman, economist and journalist
- William Stevens Robinson, journalist
- Franklin Benjamin Sanborn, journalist, author and reformer
- Dean Rosenthal, composer and musician
- Andrew McMahon, musician and lead singer of Something Corporate and Jack's Mannequin
- Paget Brewster, actress
- John Augustus Stone, actor, dramatist and playwright
- Steve Carell, actor, producer, and director
- Casper Asbjornson, Major League Baseball player
- Michael Fucito, Major League Soccer player
- Kevin Garnett, NBA player
- Hal Gill, National Hockey League player
- Tom Glavine, Major League Baseball player
- Dick Kazmaier, Princeton college football player who was the last Ivy League Heisman Trophy winner
- Laurie Baker, USA ice hockey gold medalist
- Kara Mann, strongwoman and chemical engineer
- Uta Pippig, marathon runner
- Sam Presti, NBA executive
- John Tortorella, Columbus Blue Jackets head coach
- Chris Abele, county executive of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
- William Emerson, minister, father of Ralph Waldo Emerson
- Richard Fadden, CSIS Director
- Richard N. Goodwin, advisor and speechwriter to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson
- Ebenezer R. Hoar, U.S. Attorney General
- George Frisbie Hoar, U.S. Congressman and Senator
- Samuel Hoar, U.S. Congressman
- Jonas Wheeler, Maine Senate President
- William Whiting, lawyer, writer and politician
- Samuel Willard, 17th century colonial minister
- Simon Willard, 17th century intellectual and former British major who co-founded Concord.
- Charles Francis Adams Jr., Civil War Colonel, Union Army, Great-Grandson of President John Quincy Adams
- Charles Francis Adams III, 44th Secretary of the Navy
- Oscar C. Badger, U.S. Navy officer
- John Buttrick, Concord militia leader
- Jonathan Hoar, colonial soldier
- Samuel Prescott, American Revolutionary War "The Ride" with Paul Revere and William Dawes
- Thomas Wheeler, soldier in King Philip's War
- Samuel Bartlett, silversmith
- Tim Berners-Lee, British computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web
- Frank Hagar Bigelow, U.S. astronomer and meteorologist
- Daniel Bliss, jurist, proscribed by the Massachusetts Banishment Act
- Peter Bulkley, Puritan preacher and a co-founder of Concord
- Ephraim Bull, inventor of the Concord grape
- Steve Carell, comedian (lived in Acton but attended The Fenn School and also attended The Middlesex School)
- Darby Conley, cartoonist
- Bob Diamond, former chief executive of Barclays
- Harrison Gray Dyar, chemist and inventor
- Daniel Chester French, sculptor
- Har Gobind Khorana, Notable Indian American biochemist who shared the 1968 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine
- William Watson Goodwin, classical scholar
- John Hoar, redeemer of famed captive Mary Rowlandson during King Philip's War
- Dick Hustvedt, software engineer
- Edward Jarvis, physician and statistician
- Lynn Harold Loomis, mathematician and co-discoverer of the Loomis–Whitney inequality
- Alfred W. McCoy, historian and educator
- Jane Mendillo, CEO of Harvard Management Company
- William Munroe, first manufacturer of lead pencils in America
- Abigail May Alcott Nieriker, artist
- Betty (Parris) Barron, Slaveowner and Salem Witch Trials Accuser
- Ezra Ripley, clergyman
- Alice Ruggles Sohier, painter
- Robert Solow, Nobel laureate in economics
- Stephen Wolfram, British-born scientist and developer of Mathematica software
- Chris Wysopal, entrepreneur and cybersecurity pioneer
- "Seth Abramson, MFA Blog Contributor". Archived from the original on November 5, 2010. Retrieved June 15, 2010.
- Memmott, Carol (December 3, 2008). "Crime pays quite well for Patricia Cornwell". USA Today. Archived from the original on February 5, 2012. Retrieved January 28, 2017.
- Lamb, Brian. "Booknotes: No Ordinary Time". CSPAN. Archived from the original on 2012-08-25. Retrieved December 30, 2011.
- "Gregory Maguire". Houghton Mifflin Books. Archived from the original on August 26, 2007. Retrieved August 13, 2007.
- Kifner, John (June 11, 1997). "He Said He Had a Pistol; Then He Flashed a Knife". New York Times. Archived from the original on November 14, 2013. Retrieved April 3, 2007.
- "Providence College: 2007 Honorary Degree Citations". Providence College. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved August 30, 2007.
- "Redirect". www.mit.edu. Archived from the original on 19 September 2017. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
- "Hal Gill". ESPN. Archived from the original on August 21, 2006. Retrieved April 9, 2007.
- "Dick Kazmaier, Heisman winner, dies". ESPN College Football. ESPN Internet Ventures. Archived from the original on 4 November 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
- "United States Olympic Committee – Baker, Laurie". USOC. Archived from the original on July 14, 2007. Retrieved August 13, 2007.
- English, Bella (November 3, 2004). "She's home, for the long run". Boston Globe. Archived from the original on December 6, 2004. Retrieved June 25, 2007.
- "SONICS: Presti Named Sonics General Manager". NBA. Archived from the original on February 19, 2008. Retrieved December 24, 2007.
- Wilson, J. G.; Fiske, J., eds. (1900). . Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton. He is recorded as dying in Concord. Perhaps he retired to Concord, or he was just visiting?
- Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. 1900. .
- Beecher, Norman. "Norman Beecher, 1080 Monument Street". Concord Oral History Program. Concord Free Public Library. Archived from the original on 4 November 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
- "Twilight of American Impressionism". Portsmouth Historical Society. March 5, 2020. Retrieved 2020-05-19.