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Famous Mainers Quiz

Based on the clues, name these famous people from the state of Maine.
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Last updated: June 15, 2012
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Clue
Hometown
Mainer
World's most famous horror writer
Durham
Stephen King
President with a summer home in Maine
Kennebunkport
George H.W. Bush
Paul Revere's Ride and The Song of Hiawatha poet
Portland
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
McDreamy
Buckfield
Patrick Dempsey
Fabled "moderate" Republican of the Senate, 1995-2013
Auburn
Olympia Snowe
Charlotte's Web author
Brooklin
E.B. White
Breakfast Club and Suddenly Susan actor
Portland
Judd Nelson
19th century painter known for landscapes and maritime subjects
Scarborough
Winslow Homer
4x Oscar Best Director for films such as The Grapes of Wrath
Portland
John Ford
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Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of The Scarlet Letter. Harriet BeechercStowe wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin in Brunswick while married to famed clergyman and abolitionist Calvin Ellis Stowe. General Joshua Chamberlain's maneuvers marked saved the Battle of Gettysburg and he was chosen by Grant to oversee the surrender of Lee's men at Appomattox. Hannibal Hamlin was Lincoln's Vice President. Senators include George Mitchell, Bill Cohen, Owen Brewster and first female U.S. Senator Margaret Chase Smith who stood up to Joseph McCarthy. Speaker of the House James G. Blaine's run for the Presidency was broken behind closed doors in a deal to end Reconstruction, freeing the South to reinforce racial segregation for 80 more years. Multitudes of other famous politicians, businessmen and authors have moved to Maine from the Rockefellers to Rachel Carson to James Mitchener.