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Famous People From Maine

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List of famous people from Maine, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Maine, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Maine you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Maine, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

This list below has everything from William Deering to Henry A. McMasters.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Maine?" or "Which celebrities were born in Maine?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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