James U. Crockett (1915-1979)

Millions of television viewers got acquainted with this 1933 graduate of Haverhill High School when National Public Television picked up the program that started at Boston’s Channel 2, WGBH. It was titled “Crockett’s Victory Garden.” He began his career in gardening at the Gray & Cole Nursery in Ward Hill and studied horticulture at the…

Brigadier General James Brickett (1738-1818)

Post written by Hall of Fame committee secretary, Arthur Hale Veasey III onto the Facebook group. You can follow the conversation on Facebook, even if you aren’t a member. While having a Facebook account will allow you to participate, you can still read the posts as a non-member. “Born February 16, 1738 in Newbury, Massachusetts,…

Arthur Harrison Cole (1889-1974)

A 2016 inductee to the Haverhill Citizens Hall of Fame Cole was born Nov. 21, 1889 in Haverhill. He attended Governor Dummer Academy and graduated from Bowdoin College with a bachelor’s degree. He received his master’s and PhD in economics from Harvard University. He tutored and taught economics at Harvard after completing his dissertation and…

William Smith Shaw (1778-1826)

A 2016 inductee to the Haverhill Citizens Hall of Fame. Shaw was born in Haverhill Aug. 12, 1778 to Reverend John Shaw, minister of the First Parish Meetinghouse, and his wife Elizabeth Smith Shaw. Elizabeth was the sister of Abigail Adams and by all all reports just as distinguished as her famous sister in intellectual…

Induction Ceremony Highlights

  On Saturday, October 15th at 2pm, the Haverhill Citizens Hall of Fame inducted two new members, inside the Johnson Auditorium at the Haverhill Public Library. Dr. Paul M. Bevilacqua, chairman of the Haverhill Citizens Hall of Fame committee opened the 9th Induction Ceremony for the Haverhill HoF. Committee member, E. Philip Brown inducted Arthur…

Induction Ceremony – Will you be there?

You are officially invited to the 2016 Induction Ceremony for the Haverhill Citizens’ Hall of Fame! Won’t you join us? What: Induction of two new members to the Hall of Fame When: Oct. 15, 2 p.m. Highlight: Hobson Woodward of the Massachusetts Historical Society discusses the President John Adams Papers. Where: Haverhill Public Library, 99…

John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892)

Born on a Haverhill farm, occupied for five generations by his Quaker family, John Greenleaf Whittier was an early and ardent opponent of slavery, an editor and a poet. His poetry in the post-Civil War era, including the highly regarded “Snowbound,” eclipsed political activity that listed him among the founders of the Republican Party. A timeline…

Gladys Emerson Cook (1895-1975)

One of the world’s foremost painters of animal portraits, Miss Cook was also an author of instructional drawing books. She was famed for her Christmas cards, fashion sketches, and circus posters as well as her prized drawings of cats and dogs. Her work is in the Library of Congress, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and…

William H. Moody (1853-1917)

Born in Newbury, MA and educated at Phillips Academy and Harvard University, William Henry Moody served in all three branches of government during his turn-of-the-20th century career. Timeline of Moody’s illustrious career: 1878 – began his career as a lawyer in Haverhill 1888 – his political career began when he was elected City Solicitor 1890…