List of people from Dover, New Hampshire
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The following list includes notable people who were born or have lived in Dover, New Hampshire.
Academics and writing
- Kenneth Appel, mathematician; solved the four-color theorem
- Jeremy Belknap, clergyman and historian
- Lisa Crystal Carver, writer and performance artist
- Matt Chandler, children's book author
- Peter K. Hepler, biologist
- Frank M. Rines, landscape artist and professor
Acting and modeling
- Alvah T. Ramsdell (1852–1928), architect practicing in Dover from 1889 on
- Fred Wesley Wentworth (1864–1943), architect known for many buildings in downtown Paterson, New Jersey, and for the Lucius Varney House in Dover
- Joshua James Guppey, Union Army brigadier general during the Civil War
- John Hart, colonial militia officer
- Dan Christie Kingman, U.S. Army brigadier general
- Joseph C. McConnell (1922–1954), top U.S. fighter ace in the Korean War
- Hercules Mooney, officer and teacher during the Revolutionary War
- Richard O'Kane, U.S. Navy rear admiral
- John Underhill, settler and colonial soldier
- George H. Wadleigh, U.S. Navy rear admiral
- Spencer Albee, musician
- Nelson Bragg, musician
- Tommy Makem, Irish folk musician with his sons The Makem Brothers
- Andrea Ross, singer and actress
Politics and law
- Frank Willey Clancy, Attorney General of New Mexico
- Daniel Meserve Durell, U.S. congressman
- John P. Hale, U.S. senator
- William Hale, U.S. congressman
- Joshua G. Hall, U.S. congressman and state senator
- Maurice J. Murphy, Jr., U.S. senator
- Marilla Ricker, suffragist, freethinker, first woman to run for governor of New Hampshire
- Charles H. Sawyer, manufacturer and Governor of New Hampshire
- Richard Waldron, businessman and the second President of New Hampshire
- John Wentworth, judge and colonial leader
- John Wentworth, Jr., lawyer, signatory of the Articles of Confederation
- Tappan Wentworth, U.S. congressman
- Timothy R. Young, U.S. congressman
- Conor Casey, Major League Soccer player for the Philadelphia Union
- Dangerous Danny Davis, former professional wrestling referee and wrestler
- Chip Kelly, head coach for the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL
- Cathy O'Brien, Olympic long-distance runner
- Ray Thomas, catcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers
- Jenny Thompson, Olympic swimmer; won twelve medals including eight gold medals
- Dike Varney, pitcher for the Cleveland Bronchos
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- "The History of New-Hampshire: Jeremy Belknap as Literary Craftsman". Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
- Keefe, Jennifer. "Early Showcase contest winner caught writing bug". Fosters.com. Foster's Daily Democrat. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
- "Alvah T. Ramsdell". Biographical Review: Containing Life Sketches of Leading Citizens of Strafford and Belknap Counties, New Hampshire. Vol. 21. 1897.
- Polton, Richard E. (2012), The Life and Times of Fred Wesley Wentworth: The Architect Who Shaped Paterson, New Jersey and Its People, Pine Hill Architectural Press, LLC, ISBN 9780813560786
- "Rear Admiral Richard H. O'Kane, U.S. Navy". University of New Hampshire. Retrieved 2010-07-06.
- "Wadleigh, George H., U.S. Navy rear admiral". Naval Historical Center. www.history.navy.mil. Retrieved 2010-07-06.
- Fifield, James Clark (1918). The American Bar. J.C. Fifield Company. p. 427.
- "DURELL, Daniel Meserve, (1769-1841)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
- "Hale, John Parker". Biographical Guide to the U.S. Congress. bioguide.congress.gov. Retrieved 2010-07-06.
- "HALE, William, (1765-1848)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
- "HALL, Joshua Gilman, (1828-1898)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
- "Murphy, Maurice J., Jr.". Biographical Guide to the U. S. Congress. bioguide.congress.gov. Retrieved 2010-07-06.
- Marilla Ricker, "A Job Lot of Anti-Suffragists", Dover Tribune, December 7, 1911
- Sons of the American Revolution (1902). A National Register of the Society, Sons of the American Revolution, Volume 1. Press of A. H. Kellogg,. p. 667.
- Dover (N.H.). (1882). Charter and Ordinances, with the Rules and Order of the City Councils, and Related Papers. Morning star steam job printing house,. p. 140.
- "WENTWORTH, John, Jr., (1745 - 1787)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
- "Wentworth, Tappan". Biographical Guide to the U.S. Congress. bioguide.congress.gov. Retrieved 2010-07-06.
- "YOUNG, Timothy Roberts, (1811-1898)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
- "Conor Casey". MLS Soccer.com. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
- "Chip Kelly". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
- "Chicago Marathon Just Part Of O`brien`s Maturing Process". Chicago Tribune Sports. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
- "Ray Thomas". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
- "Jenny Thompson". Swim Outlet. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
- "Dike Varney". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 3, 2013.