Durham, Connecticut - Notable People, Past and Present

Notable People, Past and Present

  • The Rev. Nathaniel Chauncey, first graduate of Yale University.
  • Moses Austin, (1761–1821), born in Durham, noted businessman involved in the lead industry
  • Stephen F. Austin, Son of Moses Austin and founder of Texas.
  • Chauncey Goodrich (1759–1815), lawyer and politician who served in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. In the Sixth Congress, he served with his brother, Elizur.
  • Elizur Goodrich (1761–1849), lawyer and politician
  • Phineas Lyman (1716–74) major general in the Connecticut militia during the French and Indian War who later led settlers to a tract of land near Natchez, Mississippi
  • James Wadsworth (1730–1816) lawyer, the second-highest ranked militia officer in the state during the American Revolutionary War and a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1784.
  • Vin Baker (1971-), former professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association.

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