Celebrities, prominent politicians, writers, musicians and athletes all have ties to the small suburban town of Hingham.
One of the greatest United States Presidents, Abraham Lincoln had ancestors who were believed to have settled in Hingham. Current New York Rangers NHL star Brian Boyle is from Hingham and Marc Brown, author of the children's book series, Arthur lives in Hingham.
With Hollywood celebrity Mark Wahlberg coming to Hingham on Tuesday, it got Patch thinking: who is the most prominent Hingham citizen of all time?
Let us know in the comments. Also let us know if you have ever seen any around town?
Here is a list of notable Hingham residents that either once lived in Hingham or currently live in Hingham. This list was compiled by wikipedia.org:
- Bobby Allen, Providence Bruins AHL player
- Tony Amonte, National Hockey League (NHL) player
- John F. Andrew, 19th century United States Congressman
- Issachar Bates, prominent Shaker composer and church leader, was born in Hingham in 1758.
- Bill Belichick, head coach of the New England Patriots professional football team
- Brian Boyle, New York Rangers NHL player
- Andy Brickley, former NHL player
- Marc Brown, children's author known primarily for the Arthur series of picture books (and related TV show)
- Prescott Bush Jr., brother of 41st President George H.W. Bush and Uncle of 43rd President George W. Bush
- Fox Butterfield, wrote for the New York Times
- Ken Casey, bassist and co-lead vocalist of the Irish punk rock group Dropkick Murphys
- Herbert L. Foss, recipient of the Medal of Honor in the Spanish-American War
- Bob Graham, former U.S. senator from Florida
- Kelly Amonte Hiller, Northwestern University women's lacrosse coach, 5-time NCAA champions
- Capt. Joshua Hobart, Hingham representative to the Massachusetts General Court and Deputy for 25 years, Speaker of the House, member, Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company
- Rev. Peter Hobart, founding minister, Hingham's First Parish Church, later Old Ship Church Two sons of Rev. Peter Hobart moved to Long Island, New York, in the seventeenth century, where both were prominent. Rev. Joshua Hobart, who married the daughter of William Vassall, an early Massachusetts merchant named in the 1629 charter for the Massachusetts Bay Colony, graduated from Harvard College, and after some time in Barbados and London, returned to America. He settled in the ministry at Southold, Long Island, where he served the town for nearly a half-century. Rev. Hobart's brother, Capt. Josiah Hobart, settled at East Hampton, Long Island, where he was named in the town's first deed, known as the Dongan Patent, as one of the town's initial trustees. Capt. Hobart also served as High Sheriff of Suffolk County, and built one of East Hampton's oldest surviving homes.Google Books Search</ref>
- Elisha Leavitt, Tory whose invitation to British forces to use his Grape Island sparked early Revolutionary War skirmish
- John Leavitt, early Hingham settler, deacon, Old Ship Church, namesake of Hingham's Leavitt Street
- Josiah Leavitt, physician and inventor
- General Benjamin Lincoln, Revolutionary War general, Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
- Levi Lincoln, Sr., United States Attorney General and Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
- Samuel Lincoln, weaver's apprentice, ancestor of President Abraham Lincoln
- Mary Hawke Thaxter, descendant of Hingham settlers, born in Hingham and mother of John Hancock
- Sean McDonough, TV sportscaster
- Marty McInnis, NHL player
- Suzanne Parsons, player in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
- Rev. Robert Peck, born at Beccles, Suffolk, England, in 1580. He graduated from Magdalene College, Cambridge, with an A.B. degree in 1599, and received his A. M. in 1603. He was a talented and influential clergyman, and was a founder of the town of Hingham, Massachusetts. He served as teacher and a minister at Hingham's First Parish Church. Although Peck returned to England, his daughter Anne married Major John Mason, a soldier who was a major figure in the Pequot War and served as a Deputy Governor of the Connecticut Colony. Rev. Peck's brother, Joseph Peck, founded the town of Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
- Judson Pratt (1916–2002), actor
- Bob Ryan, Boston Globe sports writer and editor
- David Silk, NHL player
- Frank Spaziani, former head coach of the Boston College Eagles football team
- Isaac Sprague, the best-known American botanical illustrator in the 1800s
- The Unseen, punk rock group
- Tim Wakefield, knuckleballer pitcher for the Boston Red Sox baseball team
- Roger Noble Burnham (1876-1962), born in Hingham, sculptor. He designed and sculpted the Tommy Trojan statue for University of Southern California