Pictures and biographical information related to historic persons from Framingham, Massachusetts (MA, USA).

  • Attucks, Crispus (died March 5, 1770)

  • Ames, Ezra (May 5, 1768 - February 23, 1836), portrait painter.

  • Burton, Ronald E. "Ron", (July 25, 1936- September 13, 2003), former record setting N.E. Patriot, All America, and College Football Hall of Famer. Burton is as well known for post-football days when he became a motivational speaker and founded and donated land for the Ron Burton Training Center, a summer camp for disadvantaged youth. Ron was well known locally and living in Framingham at the time of his death in 2003.

  • Esty, Alexander Rice (1826 - 1881), architect.

  • Fuller, Meta Vaux Warrick (June 9, 1877 - March 18, 1968), artist, (wife of Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller).

  • Fuller, Dr. Solomon Carter (1872 - 1953), psychiatrist in study of Alzheimer's disease, (husband of Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller).

  • Garrison, William Lloyd (1805 - 1879)

  • Maynard, Jonathan (1752-1835)

  • McAuliffe, Christa (1948-1986)

  • Lou Merloni (born. 1971)

  • Harold "Pie" Traynor (1899-1972)

  • Nutting, Wallace (1861-1941)

  • Long, Richard H. - founder early R.H. Long Shoe, then several automobile businesses.

  • Parkhurst, Charles Henry (1842-1933)

  • Taglianetti, Peter (b. August 15, 1963) - hockey player. Taglianetti played for the Framingham South High Flyers Hockey team, (class of 1981), then went on to Providence College where he played in the Eastern College Athletic Conference, (ECAC). Peter was then drafted by the NHL Winnipeg Jets. Taglianetti played for three other NHL teams in his pro career, (the Minnesota North Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning). Although his career was plagued by injuries and he did not play in any championship games, Taglianetti was a member of, and played in 44 regular season games with the 1991-1992 Stanley Cup Champion Penguins and his name appears on the Stanley Cup, ("#32 Peter Taglianetti").

  • Thoreau, Henry David (1817-1862)

  • Travis, Nancy (b. September 21, 1961), actress, born in NY, attended Framingham North High School. Roles include female lead in "So I Married an Axe Murderer", a supporting role in "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants", starred as "Kim Cooper" in t.v.'s "Almost Perfect", appeared in 39 episodes of "Becker", (the Ted Danson sit-com), and many, many other tv shows, tv movies, Broadway shows, and other acting roles.

  • Wilson, Kenneth Robert (b. September 28, 1966), Marilyn Manson band drummer known as "Ginger Fish", born in Framingham, MA.

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