Reading, Massachusetts - Notable Residents

Notable Residents

  • Jess Brallier, award-winning publisher, best-selling author, and web publisher
  • John Doherty, Major League Baseball player
  • Joshua Eaton, farmer who died in the Revolutionary War at the Battle of Saratoga; lived his entire civilian life in Reading
  • Mark Erelli, folk musician
  • William M. Fowler, U.S. naval historian, professor at Northeastern University and former director of the Massachusetts Historical Society
  • Fred Foy, radio and television announcer for the Lone Ranger, Green Hornet, Sgt. Preston of the Yukon, and Dick Cavett shows
  • John Hart (doctor), originally from Ipswich (born October 13, 1751); served as a Regimental Surgeon during the American Revolution
  • Lennie Merullo, professional baseball player who played for the Chicago Cubs starting in 1941 and later moved on to be a professional baseball scout
  • Moses Nichols, officer during the Revolutionary War
  • Thomas Parker (deacon), founder of Reading
  • Eddie Peabody, banjo player
  • Chris Pizzotti, football quarterback at Reading Memorial High School and Harvard University, currently an undrafted free agent with the New York Jets
  • Bill Russell, professional basketball player and coach
  • Tom Silva, general contractor for This Old House on PBS
  • Charles Stuart, murderer
  • Jonathan Temple (1796–1866), Los Angeles, California, landowner, cattle rancher and politician, born in Reading
  • Charles Austin Tweed, politician
  • Brad Whitford, guitarist for Aerosmith, a member of the RMHS class of '70
  • Walter F. MacConaway, biographer of explorer James Michael Prescott lived in Reading in the early 1970s.
  • David Kruh, playwright and author of two books on Boston's Scollay Square

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