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Franklin County

Politicians who were born in Franklin County

  Ashfield: Heman Allen of Milton, 1777 — Thomas W. White, 1805 — Henry C. Payne, 1843 — Cecil B. deMille, 1881
  Bernardston: Samuel C. Allen, 1772 — Marshall Chapin, 1798 — John W. Chapin, 1859 — Bryant Butler Brooks, 1861
  Charlemont: Joseph Fisk, 1810 — Orlando B. Potter, 1823
  Colrain: Benjamin Henry, 1742
  Conway: Austin E. Wing, 1792 — Caleb Rice, 1792 — Nathaniel Boyden, 1796 — Merchant W. Huxford, 1798 — Lincoln Clark, 1800 — Henry M. Whitney, 1839 — William C. Whitney, 1841
  Deerfield: Jabez T. Taylor, 1790 — William W. Rice, 1826
  Gill: Elial T. Foote, 1796 — E. Stevens Henry, 1836
  Greenfield: George Grennell, Jr., 1786 — Henry J. Alvord, c.1810 — Charles Allen, 1827 — William F. Grinnell, 1831 — John E. Russell, 1834 — William A. King, 1855 — Frank Gerrett, 1857
  Heath: William W. Snow, 1812 — Frank E. Howe, 1870
  Leyden: Ralph P. Buckland, 1812
  Montague: Luther Severance, 1797 — Charles L. Frink, 1849 — Arthur L. Maynard, 1873
  New Salem: Elisha H. Allen, 1804 — Shepard Cary, 1805 — Daniel F. Kellogg, 1807 — Albert Gallatin Kellogg, 1809
  Northfield: Jonathan Hunt, 1738 — Joseph Stebbins Lyman, 1785
  Orange: John W. Wheeler, 1832
  Rowe: John Brown II, 1785
  Shelburne: Stephen W. Kellogg, 1822
  Shelburne Falls, Shelburne: Epaphroditus Ransom, 1798
  Shutesbury: Samuel Cony, 1775 — Paul Dillingham, Jr., 1799
  South Deerfield, Deerfield: James S. Whitney, 1811 — Frank J. Lawler, 1863 — Raymond L. Merrigan, 1919
  Sunderland: Charles B. Andrews, 1834
  Turners Falls, Montague: John W. Haigis, 1881 — William N. DeRosier, c.1897 — Philip H. Hoff, 1924
  Warwick: Charles Rich, 1771
   See also Massachusetts birthplaces not assigned to counties.
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