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Oct 21 2010
1 President Dwight D. Eisenhower, located his summer White House at Newport 13337
2 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, summer resident and First Lady 9042
3 William James, Harvard professor 3893
4 Henry James, author 3097
5 Mena Suvari, actress, known best for her role as the vampish cheerleader with whom Kevin Spacey's character is obsessed in the 1999 film American Beauty. 2738
6 Edith Wharton, author 2565
7 Admiral Raymond Spruance, the victor of Midway and later President, Naval War College 2081
8 Nadia Bjorlin – soap opera actress (Days of our Lives) 1762
9 Matthew C. Perry, Commodore of the U.S. Navy who forced the opening of Japan to the West with the Convention of Kanagawa in 1854, under the threat of military force. 1697
10 Consuelo Vanderbilt, daughter of W.K. and Alva Vanderbilt; Duchess of Marlborough 1674
11 Van Johnson, actor, known best for "all-American" roles in MGM films during World War II. 1528
12 George Berkeley, philosopher 1459
13 Doris Duke, tobacco heiress and philanthropist 1086
14 Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, Hero of the War of 1812 976
15 Ambrose Burnside, Army officer stationed at Fort Adams, later a Civil War general, governor, and senator 951
16 Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan, naval historian and strategist 885
17 Richard Hatch, first winner of the realty television show Survivor 809
18 Stanford White, architect 786
19 Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, French general 776
20 Harry Anderson, actor and comedian 773
21 Gilbert Stuart, portrait painter 607
22 Joanna Going, Actress 510
23 Kristin Hersh, musician, vocalist for Rhode Island-based band Throwing Muses, 50 Foot Wave and solo artist. 462
24 H.H. Ricardson, architect 421
25 Tanya Donelly, musician, vocalist for Rhode Island-based bands Belly and Throwing Muses, as well as guitarist for the band The Breeders. 413
26 Cornelius Vanderbilt II heir to Vanderbilt fortune, Chairman of New York Central Railroad 402
27 Leon Wilkeson, bass guitarist 336
28 Julia Ward Howe, author and summer resident 326
29 Richard Morris Hunt, architect 310
30 Horace Trumbauer, architect 274
31 William Kissam Vanderbilt heir to Vanderbilt fortune, noted yachtsman 260
32 George Bancroft, historian, Secretary of the Navy, diplomat, and summer resident 250
33 Levi P. Morton, summer resident and donor of Morton Park, later Vice President of the United States 232
34 Claiborne Pell, socialite and U.S. Senator 1961-1997 226
35 Alva Belmont, socialite and leader of women's rights movement 222
36 Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Senator 2007 to present 221
37 Louis Alexandre Berthier, French Army officer, later Marshal of France and Napoleon's chief of staff 210
38 August Belmont, financier 172
39 Benedict Arnold (governor) of Rhode Island 167
40 James Gordon Bennett, Jr. newspaper publisher and yachtsman 166
41 William Ellery Channing, one of the foremost Unitarian preachers of the 19th century. 162
42 Richard Saul Wurman, architect, graphic designer and founder of the TED Conferences 159
43 John LaFarge, artist 146
44 William Ellery, signer of the Declaration of Independence 130
45 William Morris Hunt, artist 129
46 Ezra Stiles, minister, diarist, and President of Yale 127
47 Caroline Webster Schermerhorn Astor, socialite 122
48 David Clarke owner and founder of Red Sox Prospectus 119
49 Ward McAllister, flamboyant raconteur of high society, coined the term 'the 400' for the New York social elite 110
50 Charles McKim, architect 83
51 Peter Harrison, architect 77
52 Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont, socialite, builder of Belcourt Castle 74
53 Aaron Lopez, prominent merchant 71
54 Richard Upjohn, architect 58
55 William Coddington, governor of Rhode Island 52
56 Ida Lewis, lighthouse keeper credited with saving 18 lives in Newport Harbor throughout the nineteenth century; she received national attention and numerous honors. A United States Coast Guard buoy tender bears her name. 40
57 John Smybert, artist 36
58 Charles Theodore Pachelbel, first organist of Newport's Trinity Church and son of Johann Pachelbel 34
59 Paul Gordon – keyboardist and guitarist with Goo Goo Dolls, New Radicals, Lisa Marie Presley and currently The B-52's 34
60 Frank Corridon, who pitched for the Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, and St. Louis Cardinals and is known for inventing the now illegal pitch, the spitball. 32
61 Robert Feke, portrait painter 28
62 Judah Touro, philanthropist 27
63 William Selby, organist (Trinity Church) and composer 24
64 Caleb Gardner, captain and counsul of the French Empire. 21
65 Charlie Fern, White House speechwriter, journalist. 20
66 MacGillivray Milne, 27th Governor of American Samoa, 1936–1938 18
67 William Trost Richards, artist 17
68 Isaac Touro, hazzan at Synagogue 15
69 Charles Barney, socialite, banker, founder of Smith Barney Brokerage 13
70 Nicholas Easton, governor of Rhode Island 11
71 Milton H. Sanford, textile magnate and Thoroughbred racehorse owner 10
72 Laura Jane Barney socialite, philanthropist, Smith Barney Brokerage heiress Champ Soleil Mansion on Belleveue Ave 9
73 Edward Malbone, artist and miniaturist. 8
74 Edith B. Price, writer and illustrator 7
75 Rear Admiral Stephen B. Luce, founder, Naval War College 5
76 Samuel Hopkins (clergyman), Congregational minister, Calvinist theologian and pioneer leader for abolition of the slave trade < 5
77 John Nicholas Brown, socialite, yachtsman and philanthropist < 5
78 John Kensett, artist < 5
79 Ogden Codman, designer < 5
80 Louis-Marie, vicomte de Noailles, French army officer < 5
81 Clement C. Moore, summer resident and author of 'Twas the Night before Christmas < 5
82 Pierre Lorillard, tobacco manufacturer < 5
83 Thomas Harper Ince, actor < 5
84 John Clarke (1609–1676), Baptist minister and drafter of the Royal Charter < 5
85 Paul L. Gaines, first African-American to be elected mayor of a New England city, 1981-1983. < 5
86 Harold Vanderbilt, yachtsman and bridge player (inventor of contract bridge) < 5
87 Alva Vanderbilt Wife of William K. Vanderbilt, early feminist and active in the women's suffrage movement < 5
88 Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, 1942–1945; Chief of Naval Operations < 5
89 Louis Agaziz, scientist and adventurer < 5


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