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Encyclopedia > Lowell, Massachusetts
Lowell, Massachusetts
Lowell in 1838
Official seal of Lowell, Massachusetts
Seal
Nickname: Mill City
Motto: Art is the Handmaid of Human Good
Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts
Coordinates: 42°38′00″N 71°19′00″W / 42.633333, -71.316667
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Middlesex
Settled 1653
Incorporated 1826
A city 1836
Government
 - Type Manager-City council
 - Mayor William F. Martin, Jr.
 - City Manager Bernard F. Lynch
Area
 - City  14.5 sq mi (37.7 km²)
 - Land  13.8 sq mi (35.7 km²)
 - Water  0.8 sq mi (2.0 km²)
Elevation  102 ft (31 m)
Population (2005 (est))
 - City 103,111
 - Density 7,488.0/sq mi (2,888.3/km²)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 01850, 01851, 01852, 01853, 01854
Area code(s) 978 / 351
FIPS code 25-37000
GNIS feature ID 0611832
Website: http://www.ci.lowell.ma.us/

Lowell is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 105,167. It is the fourth largest city in the state. It and Cambridge are the county seats of Middlesex County.GR6 Founded as a planned manufacturing center for textiles along the Merrimack River northwest of Boston, it was a thriving industrial center during the 19th century, attracting many immigrants and migrant workers to its mills. With the decline of its manufacturing in the 20th century, the city fell into deep hard times but has begun to rebound in recent decades. The former mill district along the river is partially restored and is a part of the Lowell National Historical Park. Image File history File links Lowell,_Massachusetts_-_Project_Gutenberg_eText_16960. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... // A nickname is a name of a person or thing other than its proper name. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... 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History

Lowell, Massachusetts is considered the Birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, as it was the first large-scale factory town in America. ...

Geography

Lowell's canal system - today
Lowell's canal system - today

Lowell is located at 42°38′22″N, 71°18′53″W (42.639515, -71.314588).GR1 It can be reached by automobile from Interstate 495, US Route 3, the Lowell Connector, and Massachusetts Routes 3A, 110, 113, and 133. It can be reached by passenger train from Boston's North Station on the MBTA Lowell Commuter Rail Line (stops at the Gallagher Transportation Terminal).[1] Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (6688x4441, 5627 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Lowell, Massachusetts Pawtucket Canal ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (6688x4441, 5627 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Lowell, Massachusetts Pawtucket Canal ... Interstate 495 (abbreviated I-495) is the designation of an Interstate highway beltway in Massachusetts. ... US 3 redirects here. ... The road was originally signed as Interstate 495 Business Spur. ... Massachusetts Route 3A refers to a pair of north-south highways in eastern Massachusetts, running through old sections of MA Route 3 south of Boston and US Route 3 north of Boston. ... Massachusetts Route 110, is a southwest-northeast state highway in Massachusetts. ... Route 113 is an east-west Massachusetts state route that connects Pepperell and Newburyport. ... Route 133 is an east-west Massachusetts state route that runs from Lowell to Gloucester. ... Platforms at North Station North Station, located at Causeway and Nashua Streets, in Boston, Massachusetts is a major transportation hub. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a quasi-governmental organization formed in 1964 that controls the subway, bus, commuter rail, and ferry systems in the Boston, Massachusetts area. ... The Lowell Line is a railroad line of the MBTA Commuter Rail system, running north from Boston to Lowell, Massachusetts. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 37.7 km² (14.5 mi²). 35.7 km² (13.8 mi²) of it is land and 2.0 km² (0.8 mi²) of it (5.23%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Lowell has 5 zip codes, 4 are geographically distinct general zip codes and 1 is for PO-boxes only (01853). A ZIP Code is the postal code used by the United States Postal Service, which always writes it with capital letters. ...


The zip code 01850 is the northeastern section of the city, north of the Merrimack River and east of Beaver Brook. This area is known as Centralville. Christian Hill is located here in the area east of Bridge Street. Lower Centralville refers to the section closest to the Merrimack River. Beaver Brook is a 30. ...


The zip code 01851 is the southwestern section of the city, bordered to the east by the Lowell Connector and to the north by the railroad. This area is commonly referred to as the Lowell Highlands. The Lower Highlands refers to the portion of this area closest to downtown. Middlesex Village, Tyler Park and Drum Hill are in this zip code.


The zip code 01852 is the southeastern section of the city. It is south of the Merrimack River and bordered to the west by the Lowell Connector, towards the south. This zip code includes Lowell's city offices, downtown, Belvidere, Back Central and South Lowell. Belvidere is the mostly residential area south of the Merrimack River, east of the Concord River and north of the Lowell and Lawrence railroad. Belvidere Hill is an Historic District along Fairmount St. Lower Belvidere refers to the section west of Nesmith Street. Back Central is an urban area south of downtown towards the mouth of River Meadow Brook. South Lowell is the area south of the railroad and east of the Concord River. Other neighborhoods in this zip code are Ayers City, Bleachery, Chapel Hill, the Grove, Oaklands, Riverside Park, Swede Village and Wigginsville, but their use is mostly antiquated. Merrimack River watershed The Merrimack River (or Merrimac River, an earlier spelling that is sometimes still used) is a -long river in the Northeastern United States. ...


The zip code 01854 is the northwestern portion of the city and includes Pawtucketville and the Acre.


The surrounding towns (clockwise from north) are Dracut, Tewksbury, Billerica, Chelmsford, and Tyngsborough. The ten communities designated part of the Lowell Metropolitan area by the 2000 US Census are Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Groton, Lowell, Pepperell, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough, and Westford, and Pelham, New Hampshire. See Greater Lowell. Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Middlesex County Settled 1653 Incorporated 1701 Government  - Type Open Town Meeting Area  - Town  21. ... Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Middlesex County Settled 1637 Incorporated 1734 Government  - Type Open town meeting Area  - Town  21. ... Billerica (IPA: [bɪl. ... Chelmsford is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts in the Greater Boston area. ... Location in Massachusetts Country United States State Massachusetts County Middlesex County Settled 1661 Incorporated 1809 Government  - Type Open town meeting Area  - Town  18. ... Dunstable is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. ...   Settled: 1655 â€“ Incorporated: 1655 Zip Code(s): 01450 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Middlesex County Settled 1720 Incorporated 1775 Government  - Type Open town meeting Area  - Town  23. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Middlesex County Settled 1635 Incorporated 1729 Government  - Type Open town meeting Area  - Town  31. ... Location in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Coordinates: Country United States State New Hampshire County Hillsborough County Incorporated 1746 Board of Selectmen Victor Danevich, Chairman Tom Domenico Jean-Guy Bergeron Ed Gleason Harold Lynde Area    - City 69. ... Greater Lowell is the name given to the city of Lowell, Massachusetts and its suburbs, mostly in (and somewhat synonymous with) Northern Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ...


Lowell received an "All-America City" award in 1999, and was a finalist in 1997 and 1998.[1] All-America City Program Logo The All-America City Award is given by the National Civic League annually to ten cities in the United States. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 105,167 people, 37,887 households, and 23,982 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,948.8/km² (7,635.6/mi²). There were 39,468 housing units at an average density of 1,106.7/km² (2,865.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 68.60% White, 16.52% Asian, 4.21% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 6.48% from other races, and 3.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.01% of the population. Lowell is home to the second largest Cambodian population in the United States after Long Beach, California. There are an estimated 25,000 Cambodians living in the city of Lowell, but local community leaders estimate the number to be around 35,000 [2]. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles County Government  - Mayor Bob Foster Area  - City  65. ...


There were 37,887 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.1% were married couples living together, 17.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.35. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 11.9% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 17.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $39,192, and the median income for a family was $45,901. Males had a median income of $33,554 versus $27,399 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,557. About 13.6% of families and 16.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.2% of those under age 18 and 14.0% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government

Lowell has a (Plan E form)Council-manager government. There are nine city councilors and six school committee members, all elected at large in a non-partisan election. The City Council chooses one of its number as mayor, and another as vice-mayor; the mayor serves as chair of the council, serves as the seventh member of the school committee, and performs certain ceremonial duties. The administrative head of the city government is the City Manager, who is responsible for all day-to-day operations, functioning within the guidelines of City Council policy, and is hired by and serves at the pleasure of the City Council as whole. As of September 2006, the City Manager is Bernard F. Lynch and William F. Martin Jr. is the Mayor. The council-manager government is one of two main variations of representative municipal government in the United States. ... A school committee is an elected or appointed body responsible for the administration, maintenance, care, staffing, and supplying of one or more schools. ... A city council is the most common style of legislative government in a city or town. ... The council-manager government is one of 2 main variations of representative municipal government (for contrast, also see Mayor-Council government). ...


As of August 2005, Lowell is part of one Massachusetts Senate district (First Middlesex, represented by Steven C. Panagiotakos (D)) and three Massachusetts Representative Districts (Sixteenth Middlesex, represented by Thomas A. Golden, Jr. (D), Seventeenth Middlesex, represented by David M. Nangle (D), and Eighteenth Middlesex, represented by Kevin J. Murphy (D)). It is part of the Fifth Massachusetts Congressional District, represented by Niki Tsongas (D). Niki Tsongas is the widow of US Senator Paul Tsongas. ...


Points of interest

The Boott Mill complex now converted to a museum.
The Boott Mill complex now converted to a museum.
  • Canal Walk (Lowell) - Walking trails along the 5.6 miles of canals of Lowell
  • Lowell Dracut Tyngsboro State Forest - Hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing trails in an urban state forest
  • Lowell Memorial Auditorium - performance venue
  • Lowell National Historical Park
  • New England Golden Gloves - Boxing
  • Tsongas Arena - concert venue
  • Vandenberg Esplanade - Walking, biking, swimming, and picnicking park along the banks of the Merrimack River

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 1028 KB) Mill Building (now museum), Lowell, Massachusetts. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 1028 KB) Mill Building (now museum), Lowell, Massachusetts. ... The lowell Memorial Auditorium is an indor facility located in Lowell, Massachusetts. ... Section of the former Boott Cotton Mill Lowell National Historical Park is a National Historical Park of the United States located in Lowell, Massachusetts. ... Paul E. Tsongas Arena is a multi-use indoor sport and concert venue in Lowell, Massachusetts. ... Merrimack River watershed The Merrimack River (or Merrimac River, an earlier spelling that is sometimes still used) is a -long river in the Northeastern United States. ...

Culture

Birthplace of painter James McNeill Whistler.
Birthplace of painter James McNeill Whistler.
  • Angkor Dance Troupe - Cambodian classical and folk dance company and youth program
  • Brush With History Artist Gallery
  • Center for Lowell History, University of Massachusetts Lowell - local history library and archive
  • Lowell Rocks - Lowell nightlife and entertainment web site
  • Lowell Telecommunication Corporation (LTC) - a community media and technology center
  • Merrimack Reperatory Theater - professional equity theater
  • OUtlET - a performance magazine and music publisher
  • Play by Player's Theatre Company - critically acclaimed community theater
  • Revolving Museum - Jerry Beck's modern art museum
  • Standing Room Only Players - musical review troupe
  • Western Avenue Studios - a converted mill on Western Avenue which houses over 100 working artists and musicians. These studios are open to the public on the 1st Saturday of each month from 12-5 PM.
  • Whistler House Museum of Art - art museum in birthplace of James MacNeil Whistler
  • WUML - Noncommercial free-format college radio station (A student organization has operated the station since 1952; currently this organization controls the entire broadcast day except the hours from 5:00 to 10:00 am M-F, which are controlled by the University itself).

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 1075 KB) Birthplace of painter and etcher James McNeill Whistler, 243 Worthen Street, Lowell, Massachusetts. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 1075 KB) Birthplace of painter and etcher James McNeill Whistler, 243 Worthen Street, Lowell, Massachusetts. ... Self portrait (1872) James Abbott McNeill Whistler (July 11, 1834 – July 17, 1903) was an American-born, British-based painter and etcher. ...

Sports

On April 1, 2006, Lowell held the 2006 World Curling Championships for the men's teams at the Tsongas Arena. is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2006 World Mens Curling Championship was held April 1-9, 2006 at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell, Massachusetts, United States. ... The Ford World Curling Championship is an annual curling event which showcases the worlds best curlers. ... Paul E. Tsongas Arena is a multi-use indoor sport and concert venue in Lowell, Massachusetts. ...

The Lowell Devils are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The Lowell Lock Monsters are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. ... League New York-Penn League Division Stedler Division Year founded 1996 Major League affiliation Boston Red Sox Home ballpark Edward A. LeLacheur Park Previous home ballparks Alumni Field City Lowell, Massachusetts Current uniform colors red, navy blue Previous uniform colors Logo design A thread-wrapped a baseball bat spinning inside... This article is about the sport. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... The New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) is a 12-team amateur summer baseball league founded in 1993 and sanctioned by the NCAA and Major League Baseball. ... The University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell) is one of five University of Massachusetts campuses. ...

Venues

Edward A. Lelacheur Park is a stadium in Lowell, Massachusetts. ... The lowell Memorial Auditorium is an indor facility located in Lowell, Massachusetts. ... Paul E. Tsongas Arena is a multi-use indoor sport and concert venue in Lowell, Massachusetts. ... Cawley Memorial Stadium is a 6 000 seat multipurpose stadium in Lowell, Massachusetts. ... Lowell High School is an American public high school in the city of Lowell, Massachusetts. ... The Merrimack Valley is the region surrounding the Merrimack River in northeastern Massachusetts. ... The wide plain of FieldTurf used at Torontos Rogers Centre was installed after the 2004 baseball season. ...

Annual events

A man on the waterfront of downtown Lowell, Massachusetts examines the Merrimack River near the final bridge of the Baystate Marathon course. ... Modern day marathon runners The word marathon refers to a long-distance road running event of 42. ... The Lowell Folk Festival claims to be the biggest free folk festival in the USA. It is made up of 3 days of: traditional music, dance, craft demonstrations, street parades, dance parties, and ethnic foods. ... The annual Winterfest in Lowell, Massachusetts, is a festival started in 2001 as a way to celebrate the winter season and encourage people to venture outdoors during those months. ...

Businesses started and/or products invented in Lowell

CVS/pharmacy (also CVS) is a pharmacy and convenience store chain in the United States. ... Moxie, a carbonated beverage, is considered by some to be the USAs first mass produced soft drink, although both Vernors ginger ale and Hires Root Beer predate it by a decade. ... A soft drink is a drink that contains no alcohol. ... Wang logo circa 1976. ... Massachusetts Miracle refers to a period of economic growth in the state of Massachusetts during most of the 1980s. ... A telephone number is a sequence of decimal digits (0-9) that is used for identifying a destination telephone line in a telephone network. ... Francis turbine (courtsey Voith-Siemens). ... DeMoulas Market Basket, more commonly known as Market Basket, is a chain of 58 supermarkets in eastern New England. ... Cash carriers were used in shops and department stores to carry customers payments from the sales assistant to the cashier and to carry the change and receipt back again. ...

Lowell in print

Lowell has been the subject of a number of novels. Some of the better known ones are:

  • Jack Kerouac, who was born in Lowell, set several biographical novels there, including Visions of Gerard and Doctor Sax.
  • Katherine Paterson's novel "Lyddie" tells the fictional story of a Lowell Mill Girl in the nineteenth century who fights for better working conditions in the hot, crowded and dangerous mills. She also discovers true friendship, love, and how to handle the hardballs of life. Lyddie is a brave and intelligent young girl searching for a way to make money in order to save her farm. She and her brother eventually get separated and work for their dream. While they work, their mother and their small family fight to survive.
  • In Avi's "Beyond The Western Sea Book 2: Lord Kirkle's Money" Lowell is the destination of immigrants hoping to reach America and begin new lives.
  • "Call The Darkness Light" written by Nancy Zaroulis. A novel about a young woman left alone in the world following the death of her father. Tells the story of the difficult life of a mid 19th century Lowell Girl and the realities of the textile industry.

Jack Kerouac (pronounced ) (March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969) was an American novelist, writer, poet, and artist. ... Visions of Gerard, a 1963 novel by Jack Kerouac. ... Doctor Sax, a 1959 novel by Jack Kerouac. ... Katherine Paterson Katherine Paterson is an award-winning American author of books for children. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Insert non-formatted text here Edward Irving Wortis (born December 23, 1937), better known by the pen name Avi,[1][2] is a prominent American author of childrens books and a winner of the Newbery Honor and Newbery Medal. ... The Textile industry (also known in the United Kingdom and Australia as the Rag Trade) is a term used for industries primarily concerned with the design or manufacture of clothing as well as the distribution and use of textiles . ...

Notable residents

The Honorable Charles Herbert Allen was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on April 15, 1848 and died at his Rolfe Street home in Lowell on April 20, 1934. ... Benjamin Franklin Butler (November 5, 1818 – January 11, 1893) was an American lawyer and politician who represented Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and later served as its governor. ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Michael Charles Chiklis (born August 30, 1963) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning American actor. ... George Bassett Clark (February 14, 1827 – December 20, 1891) was an American instrument maker & astronomer. ... The Phoenix is an alternative weekly newspaper company based in Boston, Massachusetts that emphasizes arts and entertainment coverage, as well as alternative political viewpoints. ... WFNX is a New England commercial alternative music radio station. ... For the singer, see Betty Davis, for the meteorologist, see Betty Davis (meteorologist). ... Benjamin Dean Benjamin Dean (August 22, 1824 – April 9, 1897) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts. ... Portrait of George Washington Dixon, c. ... Olympia Dukakis (born June 20, 1931 in Lowell, Massachusetts) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Rosalind Elias (born March 13, 1931, in Lowell, Massachusetts) is an American mezzo-soprano who, during a long career with the Metropolitan Opera, created roles in both of Samuel Barber’s full-length operas: Erika in Vanessa (1958) and Charmian in Antony and Cleopatra (1966). ... Gustavus Vasa Fox (13 June 1821 – 29 October 1883) was a U.S. Navy officer who served during the Civil War. ... James Bicheno Francis (May 18, 1815 – September 18, 1892) was a British-American engineer. ... Maurice K. Goddard (1912-1995) was the driving force behind the creation of 45 Pennsylvania state parks during his 24 years as a cabinet officer for six governors of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States. ... Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) This department was established on July 1, 1995. ... This is a list of state parks in Pennsylvania. ... Ray Goulding (March 20, 1922 - March 24, 1990) was half of the comedy duo of Bob & Ray with Bob Elliott. ... Frederic Thomas Greenhalge (born Frederic Thomas Greenhalgh) (July 19, 1842–March 5, 1896) was born in Clitheroe, England and immigrated with his parents to the United States in early childhood. ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... Mary Agnes Hallaren (May 4, 1907–February 13, 2005) was an American soldier, the director of the Womens Army Corps at the time that it became a part of the United States Army. ... Image:WAC Air Controller by Loser V. Smith. ... WCAP operates on 980 AM and is located on Central Street in Lowell, Massachusetts. ... Jack Kerouac (pronounced ) (March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969) was an American novelist, writer, poet, and artist. ... Theodore Ted J. Leonsis is a pioneer of the Internet and new media, a sports team owner, and an active philanthropist. ... For other uses, see AOL (disambiguation). ... Walker Lewis was an early African American abolitionist, Freemason, and Mormon Elder from Massachusetts. ... Richard Michael Linnehan (DVM) is a NASA Astronaut. ... Elinor Lipman is the author of seven novels about contemporary American society, a collection of short stories, and an occasional feature columnist for the Boston Globe. ... The Boston Globe (and Boston Sunday Globe) is the most widely circulated daily newspaper in Boston, Massachusetts and New England. ... , Waltham, Massachusetts Francis Cabot Lowell (April 7, 1775 - April 10, 1817) was the American business man for whom the city of Lowell, Massachusetts, United States is named. ... Brooke Lyons (born August 1992) is an american actress. ... Liza Minnelli and Makos Christopher Makos, (b. ... Edward Ed Peter Leo McMahon, Jr. ... Martin Thomas Marty Meehan (born December 30, 1956) is an American attorney and politician from the state of Massachusetts. ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... Frank Bradford Morse was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... William Henry Cardinal OConnell (December 8, 1859 – April 22, 1944) was a Cardinal Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Church. ... Leonard W. Pollard (born October 27, 1941, Lowell, Massachusetts, died September 12, 2007, Lowell, Massachusetts) During his distinguished career in law enforcement he received the TOP COP award in Washington D.C. and was the most highly decorated police officer for the city of Lowell,Massachusetts. ... ROGERS, John Jacob, (husband of Edith Nourse Rogers), a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Lowell, Middlesex County, Mass. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... Tom Sexton (born 1940) was an Alaskan poet and scholar who became Alaskas Poet Laureate. ... Ezekiel Albert Straw (December 30, 1819–October 23, 1882), was an American engineer, businessman, and politician from Manchester, New Hampshire. ... WBZ (AM) is the callsign for an AM radio station in Boston, Massachusetts which is owned by CBS Radio (formerly Infinity Broadcasting), which itself is owned by the CBS Corporation. ... The Sun is a daily newspaper based in Lowell, Massachusetts, serving towns in Massachusetts and New Hampshire in the Greater Lowell area and beyond. ... 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References

  1. ^ City of Lowell - Location. Retrieved on 2007-10-02.
  2. ^ (1967) Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Marquis Who's Who. 

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