List of people from Lowell, Massachusetts

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As one of the largest 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.[30]

Larry Cavanaugh Sr., started the first men's basketball league in Lowell. Long time chief of basketball officials in Lowell. In 1959, he was instrumental in the founding of IAABO Board 95 in Lowell as a charter member, served as the president of the board.

Gridiron football[edit]

Baseball[edit]

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

  • Charlie Snow (1874)[34]
  • Denny Driscoll (1880–1884)[34]
  • Frank McLaughlin (1882–1884)[34]
  • John Grady (1884)[34]
  • Jack Corcoran (1884)[34]
  • John Firth (1884)[34]
  • Art Sladen (1884)[34]
  • Bill Conway (1884–1886)[34]
  • Dick Conway (1886–1888)[34]
  • Marty Sullivan (1887–1891)[34]
  • Ed "Sleepy" Flanagan (1887–1889)[34]
  • Frank Bonner (1894–1903)[34]
  • Bill Merritt (1891–1899)[34]
  • Bob Ganley (1905–1909)[34]

Modern Era:

Hockey[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Olympic athletes[edit]

Other sports[edit]

Other[edit]

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