George Wilbur Peck, who was born in Henderson in 1840 and moved to Wisconsin at age 3. He wrote a series of humorous sketches called "Peck's Bad Boy" about a prankish youngster. "Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa," a book published in 1883, was his most famous. He later served as Wisconsin's governor, from 1891 to 1895.
Cushman K. Davis, born on Bishop Street, who served as governor of Minnesota from 1874 to 1876.
Emma Flower Taylor, summer resident, philanthropist and Watertown benefactor, who became one of the wealthiest women in America before her death in 1934. She was the daughter of Sarah Woodruff Flower and Roswell P. Flower, a Theresa native who was New York governor from 1892 to 1895.
Mark Hopkins, raised in Henderson in the early 1800s, who went on to become one of the partners who built the Central-Pacific Railroad and the western half of the transcontinental railroad.
Daniel H. Burnham, born in Henderson in 1846, who became one of the chief members of the Chicago School of architecture. He designed many well-known structures, including the Flatiron Building in New York City and Chicago's Navy Pier, as well as urban plans for Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.
Civil War Brig. Gen. John Watson Foster, summer resident, who was minister to Mexico under President Ulysses S. Grant, minister to Spain under President Rutherford B. Hayes, and secretary of state under President Benjamin Harrison in 1892 and 1893.
Robert Lansing, summer resident, who was President Woodrow Wilson's Secretary of State during World War I and was one of the major architects of the Treaty of Versailles ending the war.
John Foster Dulles, summer resident, who was architect of the Japanese peace treaty ending World War II, U.S. senator, member of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations, and, finally, President Dwight D. Eisenhower's secretary of state from 1953 to 1959.
Allen Welsh Dulles, summer resident, who was a diplomat, Central Intelligence Agency director from 1953 to 1961, and member of the Warren commission that investigated the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Eleanor Lansing Dulles, 101, sister of John and Allen, summer resident until her death at 101 in 1996. She was a pioneering woman in international finance and diplomacy and a force in the reconstruction of West Germany after World War II.