List of people from Lowell, Massachusetts

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As one of the largest and oldest cities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Lowell has produced many notable people in various fields:

Academics, Science, and Engineering[edit]

Law[edit]

Military Service[edit]

Politics and Public Service[edit]

Industry, Invention and Business[edit]

Astronautics[edit]

Literature and Entertainment[edit]

Music[edit]

Arts and Design[edit]

Sports[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Harry "Bucky" Lew is best known for becoming the first African-American professional basketball player when he joined the New England League in 1902.[21]

Gridiron football[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Many professional baseball players came out of Lowell in the late 1800s, including

  • Charlie Snow (1874)[25]
  • Denny Driscoll (1880–1884)[25]
  • Frank McLaughlin (1882–1884)[25]
  • John Grady (1884)[25]
  • Jack Corcoran (1884)[25]
  • John Firth (1884)[25]
  • Art Sladen (1884)[25]
  • Bill Conway (1884–1886)[25]
  • Dick Conway (1886–1888)[25]
  • Marty Sullivan (1887–1891)[25]
  • Ed "Sleepy" Flanagan (1887–1889)[25]
  • Frank Bonner (1894–1903)[25]
  • Bill Merritt (1891–1899)[25]
  • Bob Ganley (1905–1909)[25]

Modern Era:

Hockey[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Olympic athletes[edit]

  • Ethan Thomas Brown, 2007 and 2008 U23 Triathlon National Champion[34] 2012 USA Olympic development team roster[35]
  • Shelagh Donohoe, 1992 Barcelona, took silver medal in rowing (Women's Coxless Fours),[36] current URI head coach
  • Ernest N. Harmon, 1924 Paris, finished 31st in Modern Pentathlon (5th in shooting); U.S. Army Major General in World War II; President of Norwich University 1950–1956
  • Nathaniel Jenkins, 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics Berlin 2009; 7th in 2008 USA Olympic Team trials[37]
  • Alfons Mello Travers, 1924 Paris, finished 5th in Men's Welterweight Boxing, turned pro and finished 37/10 with 18 KOs; retired as a restaurant owner in Lowell[38]

Other sports[edit]

Other[edit]

References[edit]

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