Bailey Bartlett (1750-1830)

From his base in Haverhill as a merchant dealing in English goods, Bailey Bartlett moved in government circles to take part in some of the most important moments in the early life of this country. He was a friend of John and Samuel Adams and was with them in Philadelphia when the Declaration of Independence…

Dudley Eaton Fitts (1903-1968)

Dudley Eaton Fitts graduated Haverhill High School in 1921, then went on to attend Harvard College. After Harvard he began a teaching and writing career that earned him distinction as a poet and translator. He taught at the Choate School and Phillips Andover Academy. Mr. Fitts’ first book of poetry was published in 1931. In…

Thomas Sanders (1839-1911)

Mr. Sanders was a successful leather merchant in Haverhill (after making a significant change in processing) when he hired Alexander Graham Bell to tutor his deaf-mute son. Sanders became interested in Bell’s experiments with sound transmission and eventually became the chief financial backer in the development of the telephone. As a result, Mr. Sanders became…

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…

New Inductions!

  The Haverhill Citizens Hall of Fame will add two new members to its illustrious list of the sons and daughters of Haverhill who have achieved fame and whose accomplishments have had a significant impact beyond the borders of their hometown. Committee Chairman Paul Bevilacqua announced that the two new inductees, whose identities will remain confidential until the week…

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…

Welcome to the Haverhill Citizens’ Hall of Fame

One measure o the nature of a community is the caliber of the people it produces or significantly influences. The sons and daughters of Haverhill who have achieved a significant degree of fame range from a world famous poet to a colonial heroine; from a motion picture mogul to a physician whose name remains internationally…