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]

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)[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]

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