List of people from Fredericton

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This is a list of notable people from Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Although not everyone in this list was born in Fredericton, they all live or have lived there, and have had significant connections to the community.

Name Famous for Birth Death Other
Jake Allen sports 1990 ice hockey player for the St. Louis Blues
Benedict Arnold loyalist 1740 1801 resided in Fredericton for a period of time
Rebecca Agatha Armour literature 1845 1891 novelist and schoolteacher who lived almost her whole life in the town
R. E. Balch academics 1894 1994 entomologist
Lord Beaverbrook 1879 1964 Canadian-British business tycoon and politician
J. W. "Bud" Bird 1932 Provincial Cabinet Minister and member of the Canadian House of Commons
Measha Brueggergosman 1977 opera singer
Ambrose Everett Burnside 1824 1881 U.S. Senator, spent time in Fredericton[citation needed]
Bliss Carman poet 1861 1929 poet
Thomas Carleton 1735 1817 first lieutenant-governor of the colony of New Brunswick
Herb Curtis 1946 author
William Davidson shipbuilder 1740 1790
Dave Durepos sports 1968 Paralympic and World Champion wheelchair basketball player; three-time gold medalist (2000, 2004, 2012), silver medalist (2008) in five Paralympic Games; World Championship gold medalist in 2006 and bronze medalist in 1994, 1998 and 2002[1]
Mike Eagles 1963 former NHL player
Peter Fraser politics 1765 1840
Raymond Fraser 1941 novelist, poet, biographer
Stanton T. Friedman academics 1934 ufologist, nuclear physicist
Alexander "Boss" Gibson 1819 1913 industrialist, entrepreneur, mill owner in Marysville
Stephen Gough sports 1972 bronze medal – 5000m relay, 1994 World Short Track Championships; 4th – 5000m relay, 1994 Winter Olympic Games; Coach, 2010 Canadian Olympic short track team; Head Coach, 2014 US Olympic short track team
Danny Grant 1945 Calder Memorial Trophy winner and 50-goal scorer in the NHL
James R. Hartley politics 1833 1868 Carleton MLA and UNB senator
Walter A. Hurley 1937 Roman Catholic bishop
Philip Iverson 1965 2006 painter
Joan Kennedy country music singer
Noël Kinsella 1939 leader of the Conservative Party in the Canadian Senate
Gérard La Forest politics 1926 former Supreme Court judge
Walter Learning 1938 actor, director, and founder of Theatre New Brunswick
Marianne Limpert 1972 1996 summer Olympics silver medalist, swimming, 200 individual medley
George Duncan Ludlow academics, politics 1734 1808 first Chief Justice of New Brunswick
Alistair MacLeod 1936 2014 author of No Great Mischief
Manny McIntyre sports 1918 2011 only professional hockey player to also play in baseball's Negro Leagues
Hugh Havelock McLean politics 1854 1938 lawyer, MP, general, and Lieutenant Governor
Joe Medjuck 1943 Hollywood film producer (Ghostbusters, Twins, Kindergarten Cop)
Hal Merrill sports 1964 three-time bronze medalist at the Paralympic Games, two in the 1992 Summer Paralympics and one in the 1996 Summer Paralympics
Anne Murray 1945 vocalist, graduate of the University of New Brunswick
Alden Nowlan 1933 1983 poet, playwright
Johnathan O'Dell poet, loyalist, arranged Benedict Arnold's negotiations with the English[citation needed]
Willie O'Ree sports 1935 first black NHL player
Catharine Pendrel sports 1980 2011 World Mountain Biking Champion
Nick Piers author 1978 author of The Armadillo Mysteries
Mary Pratt 1935 artist
Charles G. D. Roberts 1860 1943 poet, the "father of Canadian poetry"
John Saunders politics 1754 1834 Chief Justice on N.B. Supreme Court
Andy Scott 1955 2013 former Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development – Fredericton
Anna Silk entertainment 1974 actress best known for work on the television show Lost Girl
Matt Stairs 1968 Major League Baseball player
Isaac Stephenson 1829 1918 U.S. Senator from Wisconsin
Alexander Stewart 1829 1912 U.S. Representative from Wisconsin
Mary Matilda Winslow academics first Black Canadian woman to graduate from UNB
Brad Woodside 1948 longest-serving mayor in the City of Fredericton's history

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