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Hampshire County

Politicians who were born in Hampshire County

  Amherst: Simeon Strong, 1736 — Gideon Lee, 1778 — Solomon Strong, 1780 — Daniel Kellogg, 1791 — Silas Wright, Jr., 1795 — Osmyn Baker, 1800 — Mason Cook Darling, 1801 — Edward Dickinson, 1803 — Henry Williams Blodgett, 1821 — Jerauld Wright, 1898 — Stuart Symington, 1901 — Paul H. Nitze, 1907
  Belchertown: William Howe, 1774 — Addison G. Foster, 1837
  Chesterfield: Elijah H. Mills, 1776 — Elijah Rhoades, 1791 — William L. Higgins, 1867
  Cummington: Luther Bradish, 1783 — Henry L. Dawes, 1816
  Easthampton: Henry M. Lyman, 1828 — Gary D. LeBeau, c.1950
  Enfield (now part of Quabbin Reservoir): George E. Eager, 1859
  Granby: Zenas Ferry Moody, 1832
  Greenwich (now part of Quabbin Reservoir): James Fisk, 1763 — James Church Alvord, 1808 — Joseph P. Root, 1826
  Hadley: Minnie R. Dwight, 1873
  Hatfield: Rodolphus Dickinson, 1797 — Carlisle S. Abbott, 1828 — Edward Coke Billings, 1829 — Robert J. Ryan, 1914
  Leeds, Northampton: Clarence J. Shearn, c.1870
  Northampton: Caleb Strong, 1745 — Pierpont Edwards, 1750 — William Lyman, 1755 — Theodore Dwight, 1764 — Benjamin Tappan, 1773 — Henry W. Lord, 1821 — Richard W. Irwin, 1857 — Theodore F. Dwight, 1863 — William H. Feiker, 1870 — Richard N. Gardner, 1881 — Edwin L. Olander, 1917 — Jack Morse, 1930
  Norwich (now Huntington): Samuel L. Munson, 1844
  Plainfield: Erastus N. Bates, 1828
  South Hadley: Phineas White, 1770 — Samuel F. Vinton, 1792 — George Sylvester Taylor, 1822 — Alfred C. Chapin, 1848 — Ralph W. Ellis, 1856
  South Hadley Falls, South Hadley: Halsey B. Philbrick, c.1844
  Southampton: Beman Brockway, 1815 — Samuel C. Pomeroy, 1816
  Ware: Augustus B. R. Sprague, 1827 — Bertha Knight Landes, 1868 — Ruth Baker Pratt, 1877
  Williamsburg: Hiram Warner, 1802 — Darwin R. James, 1834
  Worthington: Aaron Clark, 1787 — Francis W. Kellogg, 1810 — Alfred Parish Stone, 1813 — Elisha Hume Brewster, 1871
   See also Massachusetts birthplaces not assigned to counties.
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