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NJ Hall of Fame Announces Top 50 Nominees for Class of 2019-2020

The New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) has announced 50 nominees in five categories for its Class of 2019-2020: Arts & Letters, Enterprise, Performing Arts, Public Service, and Sports. Public voting is now underway online at“We have inducted heroes from all walks of life into the New Jersey Hall of Fame,” said Jon F. Hanson, chairman of the NJHOF. “This year’s class of nominees reflect the varied accomplishments and backgrounds that have characterized the hall of fame since its formation.”

The public is encouraged to visit the NJ Hall of Fame website to cast their vote for a nominee in each of the five categories listed below. Full biographies of the nominees, as well as online voting, can be found at

The 12th class of inductees will be announced in July, and the virtual induction ceremony will take place in October.

Arts & Letters

  • Charles Addams
  • Stephen Crane
  • Joyce Kilmer
  • Fran Lebowitz
  • John Forbes Nash
  • Dr. George Theophilus Walker
  • Gay Talese
  • Mort Pye
  • Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • Paula Kassell

Public Service

  • Richard Stockton
  • William Paterson
  • William Livingston
  • Alfred Driscoll
  • Sister Jane Francis Brady
  • Dr. Virginia Apgar
  • Milton Friedman
  • Martin Dempsey
  • Michael Chertoff
  • Margaret Bancroft


  • Borg Family
  • Linda Bowden
  • James Burke
  • Fairleigh Dickinson
  • Denise Morrison
  • Steve Kalafer
  • Henry Rowan
  • Joe Simunovich
  • John Scher
  • Paul Volcker

Performing Arts

  • Danny Aiello
  • John Amos
  • Paul Anka
  • Buddy Hackett
  • Cissy Houston
  • Ernie Kovacs
  • Nelson Family (Ozzie, Harriet & Ricky)
  • Flip Wilson
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter
  • George Benson


  • Eli Manning
  • Craig Biggio
  • Rick Barry
  • Gerry Cooney
  • Tim Howard
  • Vivian Stringer
  • Mike Trout
  • Monte Irvin
  • Bob Mulcahy
  • Sue Wicks

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