Category:People from Laconia, New Hampshire
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1. Laconia, New Hampshire – Laconia is a city in Belknap County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 15,951 at the 2010 census and it is the county seat of Belknap County. Laconia, situated between Lake Winnipesaukee and Winnisquam Lake, includes the villages of Lakeport and Weirs Beach. The city is also the site of the states annual Pumpkin Festival since 2015, the city also includes one of the colleges of the Community College System of New Hampshire. Early explorers had hoped to follow the Piscataqua River north to Lake Champlain in search of the great lakes, about 1652, the Endicott surveying party visited the area, an event commemorated by Endicott Rock, a local landmark. A fort would be built at Laconia in 1746, beginning in 1765, lumber and grist mills were established on Mill Street, with taverns built soon thereafter on Parade Street. About 1822, the courthouse was built, which would become county seat at the creation of Belknap County in 1840, local industry produced lumber, textiles, shoes, hosiery, knitting machinery and needles. But the citys largest employer would be the Laconia Car Company, builder of rail, trolley, started in 1848, it lasted until the 1930s. The railroad entered town in 1849, carrying freight and an increasing number of summer tourists to popular Weirs Beach. In 1855, Laconia was incorporated as a town from land in Meredith Bridge, Lakeport, Weirs, the name was probably derived from the old Laconia Company, formed by Captain John Mason and the Masonian Proprietors to sell parcels of land during the colonial era. Laconia was incorporated as a city in 1893, Laconia is located northwest of the geographic center of Belknap County. The city lies at the center of New Hampshires Lakes Region, laconias downtown is located along the Winnipesaukee River between Opechee Bay to the north and Winnisquam Lake to the southwest. Other villages within the city limits include Lakeport, at the end of Opechee Bay. U. S. Route 3 passes through parts of the city, bypassing downtown, New Hampshire Route 11 bypasses the city in a concurrency with US3. The two highways lead southwest from Laconia to Tilton and Franklin, New Hampshire Route 11A represents the old routes 11 and 3 through downtown as Court Street and Union Avenue, turning east on Gilford Avenue to lead to Gilford and West Alton. New Hampshire Route 106 runs north-south through downtown, leading south to Concord, New Hampshire Route 107 leads southeast from downtown towards Gilmanton and Pittsfield. Route 107 turns north in downtown and follows Union Avenue to a junction with US3 near the end of the Laconia Bypass. US3 continues north along the east shore of Paugus Bay, through Weirs Beach, Route 11 leads east from the Laconia Bypass past Glendale and into Alton
2. Belknap County, New Hampshire – Belknap County is one of ten counties in the U. S. state of New Hampshire. As of the 2010 census, the population was 60,088 and it is located in New Hampshires Lakes Region, slightly southeast of the states geographic center. Belknap County comprises the Laconia, NH Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Boston-Worcester-Providence. Belknap County was organized in 1840 by removing parts of northeastern Merrimack County and it is named for Dr. Jeremy Belknap, a renowned preacher, historian, and author of The History of New Hampshire. The first County Court was held within the town of Meredith, in 1855, the town of Laconia was separated from Meredith. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 469 square miles. It is the second-smallest county in New Hampshire by area, most of the countys water area is part of Lake Winnipesaukee. Carroll County Strafford County Merrimack County Grafton County As of the census of 2000, there were 56,325 people,22,459 households, the population density was 140 people per square mile. There were 32,121 housing units at a density of 80 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 97. 61% White,0. 29% Black or African American,0. 30% Native American,0. 55% Asian,0. 02% Pacific Islander,0. 16% from other races, and 1. 06% from two or more races. 0. 74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 17. 2% were of English,13. 6% Irish,13. 3% French,12. 2% French Canadian,8. 5% American,6. 9% Italian and 5. 7% German ancestry according to Census 2000. 95. 0% spoke English,2. 7% French and 1. 2% Spanish as their first language,24. 40% of all households were made up of individuals and 9. 70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the family size was 2.91. In the county, the population was out with 23. 60% under the age of 18,6. 70% from 18 to 24,28. 10% from 25 to 44,26. 40% from 45 to 64. The median age was 40 years, for every 100 females there were 97.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.10 males, the median income for a household in the county was $43,605, and the median income for a family was $50,510. Males had an income of $34,741 versus $25,445 for females
3. Charles A. Busiel – Charles Albert Busiel was an American manufacturer, politician, and the forty-fifth Governor of New Hampshire. Born at Meredith Village, New Hampshire, Busiel was educated at the public schools and he worked in the family hosiery mill training in all departments of the mill to learn the business. In 1863, he purchased the Pitman Manufactory, which he ran for a few years then sold and he and two brothers continued in hosiery, and he also invested in railroads, then expanded into the banking and publishing industries. Elected as a Democrat in 1878, Busiel was a representative in the New Hampshire House of Representatives and he became a Republican over the issue of tariffs and served several years as mayor of Laconia. In 1894, Busiel was elected Governor of New Hampshire and served from January 3,1895 to January 7,1897, during his tenure, financial programs were initiated to boost the states economy, electric trolley and railroad services were promoted. He was President of the Laconia National Bank and the City Savings Bank and he was President of Lake Shore Railroad and Director of the Concord & Montreal Railroad. He was a delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire,1880, Busiel died August 29,1901, of coronary heart disease in Laconia. His death was less than two weeks after the death by drowning of his grandson and namesake, Charles Busiel Smith and he is interred in a mausoleum at the Union Cemetery in Laconia, New Hampshire. The son of John W. and Julia Busiel, Busiel married, on November 21,1864, Eunice Elizabeth Preston, daughter of Worcester and Nancy Preston and they had one child, Frances Evelyn Busiel, who later married Wilson Longstreth Smith of Germantown, Pennsylvania
4. Doris Haddock – Doris Granny D Haddock was an American political activist from New Hampshire. In 2004, she ran unsuccessfully as a Democratic challenger to incumbent Republican Judd Gregg for the U. S. Senate, Haddock requested a name change of her middle name to Granny D, the name by which she had long been known. On August 19,2004, Haddocks request was granted by Judge John Maher during a hearing at the Cheshire County probate court. Ethel Doris Rollins was born in Laconia, New Hampshire and she attended Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, for three years before marrying James Haddock. Emerson students were not allowed to marry at that time, so she was expelled and she was awarded an honorary degree in 2000 instead. After marrying, she started a family, she had son, James Jr. and she worked during the Great Depression and was employed for twenty years as an executive secretary in the offices of the BeeBee Shoe factory in Manchester, New Hampshire. Granny D and her husband retired to Dublin, New Hampshire and her husband later developed Alzheimers disease, dying after a ten-year struggle with the illness. Her best friend Elizabeth died about that time, and that was whose hat she wore when photographed in public, and in which she walked across the nation in 1999 for Campaign Finance Reform. Haddock celebrated her 100th birthday on January 24,2010, and died six weeks later on March 9,2010, at her sons home in Dublin, New Hampshire, following a bout with respiratory illness. In 1960, Granny D began her political activism when she and her husband successfully campaigned against planned hydrogen bomb testing in Alaska. Granny D and her husband retired to Dublin, New Hampshire, in 1972 and she was particularly fond of playing Scrabble with other residents. The trek attracted a deal of attention in the mass media. When Granny D arrived in Washington, D. C. she was 90 years old, had traveled more than 3200 miles, several dozen members of Congress walked the final miles with her during the final days walk from Arlington National Cemetery to the Capitol on the National Mall. In the 2000 presidential election, Haddock endorsed Green Party candidate Ralph Nader and it was said to be a peaceable assembly, but the demonstrators were arrested by Capitol Police. She entered a plea of guilty, then made a statement to the court reiterating campaign finance reform as the purpose of their demonstration and your Honor, the old woman who stands before you was arrested for reading the Declaration of Independence in Americas Capitol Building. I did not raise my voice to do so and I blocked no hall, I was reading from the Declaration of Independence to make the point that we must declare our independence from the corrupting bonds of big money in our election campaigns. In my 90 years, this is the first time I have been arrested, I risk my good name --for I do indeed care what my neighbors think about me. But, Your Honor, some of us do not have power, except to put our bodies in the way of an injustice--to picket, to walk
5. Joseph Oliva Huot – Joseph Oliva Huot was a U. S. Born in Laconia, Huot was educated at Sacred Heart Parochial School, from 1935 until 1956, he was a supervisor in the tabulating department of a manufacturer of knitting machines. He was an advertising manager from 1956 until 1964 and general manager of a weekly newspaper from 1959 until 1964. Huot was a member of the Laconia Board of Education, 1953–1959 and he was a Democratic candidate for Congress in 1962, and he served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1964. Huot was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth Congress and he was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1966 to the Ninetieth Congress. He was a resident of Laconia, until his death there on August 5,1983 and he was interred in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Laconia. The Technical Center of Laconia High School is now named after him, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http, //bioguide. congress. gov
6. Stephen S. Jewett – Stephen Shannon Jewett was an American lawyer and Republican Party politician who served as the Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. Jewett was born to John G. and Carrie E. Jewett in that part of Gilford, New Hampshire, Jewett was admitted to the New Hampshire bar in March 1880. Jewett married Annie L. Bray of Bradford, England, on June 30,1880 and they had one child, a son, Theo S. Jewett. Jewett was a 32nd degree Mason, Jewett was elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in the 1894 election and chosen as the Speaker when the legislature was organized in 1895. Jewett died at his home in Laconia in October 1932
7. Thomas J. McIntyre – Thomas James McIntyre was an American lawyer and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a United States Senator from New Hampshire from 1962 to 1979, Thomas McIntyre was born in Laconia, New Hampshire, to Thomas James and Helen Grey McIntyre. He received his education at parochial and public schools in Laconia. Shortly after his mothers death in 1927, he entered Manlius Military School in Onondaga County and he graduated from Manlius in 1933 and, returning to New Hampshire, enrolled at Dartmouth College in Hanover. During college, he was a member of the Green Key Society and he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and political science from Dartmouth in 1937. McIntyre then studied at the Boston University School of Law in Massachusetts, in May 1941, he married Myrtle Ann Clement, to whom he remained married until his death, the couple had one daughter, Martha. In 1940, McIntyre was admitted to the bar and joined the law office of former Senator Robert W. Upton in Concord and he returned to Laconia following his fathers death in 1941, and there opened his own practice. During World War II, he served in the United States Army from 1942 to 1946 and he was first commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army Reserve, training at Camp Croft in South Carolina and at Fort Benning in Georgia. He was then assigned to the 94th Infantry Division and later served in the Third Army under General George S. Patton, at the end of the war, he was made a military government judge of the Amtsgericht in Düsseldorf, Germany. He was discharged as a major, and earned four stars, the Combat Infantryman Badge. Following his military service, McIntyre returned to Laconia and joined the law office of Harold E. Westcott in 1946 and he opened his own office after Wescott was made a judge of the New Hampshire Superior Court. A Democrat, McIntyre served as mayor of Laconia from 1949 to 1951, during his administration, he oversaw the construction of a sewage disposal plant and a municipal bathing beach. He declined a run for Governor of New Hampshire in 1950, in 1954, McIntyre won the Democratic nomination for the United States House of Representatives from New Hampshires 1st congressional district. In the general election, he faced seven-term Republican incumbent Chester Earl Merrow and he was narrowly defeated by Merrow in November, losing by only 468 votes. A recount was held, but McIntyre still trailed Merrow by 397 votes. He later served as chairman of the Laconia Democratic Committee and the Belknap County Democratic Committee and he was also director of the Laconia-Weirs Beach Chamber of Commerce and of the Laconia Development Corporation. Following the death of Senator Styles Bridges in November 1961, McIntyre ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination to fill Bridgess unexpired term in the United States Senate, Bass ultimately won the nomination, and faced McIntyre in the general election. During the campaign, McIntyre ran on a platform supporting President John F. Kennedys proposal for federal aid to education, in the special election on November 6,1962, he defeated Bass by a vote of 117,612 to 107,199
8. William Odlin – William Odlin was an American lawyer and college football coach. He served as the coach at Brown in 1893. Odlin was born on April 5,1865 in Laconia, New Hampshire and he attended boarding school at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. He continued his education at Dartmouth College, from which he graduated in 1890, Odlin is credited with reviving interest in football at the college. Odlin played on the team as a fullback, and served as its captain for four years. Upon graduation, he continued on to law, which he practiced in Boston with the firm Odlin & Ruggles. In 1893, he took over as the coach of the Brown University football team. He served in that position for one season and amassed a 6–3 record
9. Henry B. Quinby – Henry Brewer Quinby was an American physician, businessman, and Republican politician in the U. S. state of New Hampshire. He was the 52nd Governor of New Hampshire and served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, Quinby was born in Biddeford, Maine to Thomas and Jane E. Quinby. He earned a degree from Bowdoin College in 1869 and a A. M. degree from Bowdoin in 1872. In 1880, he graduated from the National Medical College in Washington and he served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1887-1888 and in the New Hampshire Senate from 1889-1890. He was on the New Hampshire Executive Council in 1891 and 1892, in 1893, he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention. Quinby was chairman of the 1896 State Republican Convention and he was elected as a Republican candidate to the office of governor in 1908. After leaving office, he retired from politics and he died in 1924 in New York City. On June 22,1870, Quinby married Octavia M. Cole, Quinby at New Hampshires Division of Historic Resources New Hampshire Governor Henry Brewer Quinby University of New Hampshire Library National Governors Association
10. Daniel E. Somes – Daniel E. Somes was a United States Representative from Maine. He was born in Meredith, New Hampshire on May 20,1815 and he received an academic education, then moved to Biddeford, Maine, in 1846. He established the Eastern Journal, later known as the Union and he engaged in the manufacture of loom harnesses, reed twine, and varnishes. Somes was elected the first Mayor of Biddeford 1855–1857, Somes was president of the City Bank of Biddeford 1856–1858, and elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth Congress. He was a member of the Peace Convention of 1861 held in Washington, Somes and his wife are mentioned in connection with the seances conducted and the home of Cranston Laurie, a leader of the Spiritualist movement in Washington during the war. According to others, he and his wife were present when both President and Mrs. Lincoln attended the seances, Somes engaged in the practice of patent law until his death in that city on February 13,1888. His interment was in Rock Creek Cemetery, biographical Directory of the United States Congress
11. Harrison Thyng – Brigadier General Harrison Reed Thyng was a fighter pilot and a general in the United States Air Force. He is notable as one of only six USAF fighter pilots to be recognized as an ace in two wars, on retiring from the military, Thyng became a New Hampshire candidate to the United States Senate. Born in Laconia, New Hampshire, the second of two sons of Herbert and Elizabeth Thyng, Harry Thyng was raised in Barnstead and he was educated in a rural school system, attending a one-room school through the 8th Grade, then attending Pittsfield High School. He was an athlete, participating in football, baseball and track, in all of which he lettered. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts pre-law degree from the University of New Hampshire in 1939, an ROTC graduate, he was given a reserve commission as a second lieutenant, Infantry, at graduation but enlisted in the U. S. Army Air Corps as a flying cadet. His first assignment was as a pilot with the 94th Pursuit Squadron, 1st Pursuit Group, at Selfridge Field. The personnel of the 1st Pursuit Group provided cadre and instructors for new groups being mobilized by the U. S. Army Air Forces in preparation for World War II. One of these new groups was the 31st Pursuit Group, the first to be equipped with the Bell P-39 Airacobra, on October 10 he was transferred to the 41st Pursuit Squadron of the newly activated 31st Pursuit Group, then promoted to 1st lieutenant on November 1,1941. Initially equipped with Curtiss P-40B Warhawk fighters, the 309th FS relocated to New Orleans to transition to the P-39, Thyng was promoted to captain on April 4. In May, it staged to Grenier Field, New Hampshire, to train for long-distance over-water flights using drop tanks, the headquarters and ground echelon of the 309th FS shipped out to England on June 4,1942, aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth as part of Operation Bolero. Arriving at its new base at High Ercall without aircraft on June 11 and its RAF instructors declared the 31st FG ready for operations in late July, the first U. S. combat group to be so rated. His personal aircraft was a Spitfire V he nicknamed Mary & James after his wife and son, on August 19,1942, the 31st Fighter Group flew eleven missions and 123 sorties in support of Operation Jubilee, the Allied raid on Dieppe, France. There it encountered its first opposition from Luftwaffe fighters and recorded its first kills, Thyng was granted a probable kill of an Fw 190 and was awarded the Silver Star for flying top cover for a rescue mission of a downed 31st FG pilot. On August 20 the 309th FS conducted the first American escort mission for U. S. B-17 Flying Fortress bombers, the 31st flew several days of escort missions for U. S. On October 26,1942, the 31st shipped its Spitfires by sea to Gibraltar, the advanced command post of the Twelfth Air Force ordered two squadrons of the 31st Fighter Group to fly into Tafaraoui Airfield near Oran, newly captured by the U. S. 24 Spitfires of the 308th and 309th FS, including Major Thyng and they arrived in Algeria at 17,00 and observed four aircraft circling overhead, mistakenly identified as RAF Hawker Hurricanes. The 12 Spitfires of the 308th FS landed without incident but as the 309th began landing, it was attacked by the four aircraft, a 309th Spitfire was shot down and its pilot killed. Major Thyng and two other 31st FG pilots counter-attacked and shot three of the four D. 520s
12. Dawn Zimmer – Dawn Zimmer is the 38th mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey. As president of the Hoboken City Council, she became acting mayor after incumbent Peter Cammaranos resignation on July 31,2009 following his arrest on corruption charges, Zimmer is the first female mayor of Hoboken. She was first elected mayor in an election for the balance of Cammaranos term on November 6,2009 and was re-elected mayor for another 4-year term in November 2013. In 2012,2013 and 2014, she was ranked #3, #4 and #5, respectively, Dawn Zimmer was born in Towson, Maryland, and raised in Laconia, New Hampshire. She is of German and Irish descent and she attended public schools and graduated cum laude in 1990 from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in history. Zimmer taught English at a language school in Japan from 1990 to 1993. She has also worked as a portrait photographer and as marketing director for her husbands jewelry business. She and her family moved to Hoboken from New York City in September 2002, Zimmer became involved in civic life in Hoboken in 2006 when she joined the Southwest Parks Coalition Steering Committee to advocate for more park space in southwest Hobokens 4th Ward. She also served as a member of the Kaplan Cooperative Preschool. In 2007, she ran for Hoboken City Council in the 4th Ward against incumbent Christopher Campos, in the first election in May, neither candidate reached 50 percent, necessitating a runoff election. Zimmer outpolled Campos in the June runoff by eight votes, but Campos challenged the results, Zimmer in turn charged that Campos had received votes from non-residents. A second runoff was called in November, with Zimmer defeating Campos by a margin of 1,070 votes to 956, in October 2007, Zimmer, as Hobokens 4th Ward Councilwoman, supported a voter referendum to create an Open Space Trust Fund. Zimmer ran for Mayor of Hoboken in 2009 and she lost to Peter Cammarano in the June runoff by 161 votes. On July 1, when Cammarano was sworn in as mayor, on July 23,2009, Cammarano was arrested by the FBI as part of a major corruption and international money laundering conspiracy probe known as Operation Bid Rig. Cammarano was charged with accepting $25,000 in cash bribes from a cooperating witness. The same witness approached Zimmers campaign staff and was unsuccessful in setting up a meeting and she joined other local officials in calling for Cammaranos resignation. On July 31,2009, Cammarano resigned from office, on November 3,2009, she won a special election to fill the rest of Cammaranos mayoral term. Wilson, and former corrections officer Patricia Waiters and she finished with 43% of the vote, with Mason in second place with 23% and Raia in third place with 18%