New Jersey Hall of Fame names Top 50 nominees for 2019-20 class

By Emily Bader
New Jersey | Jun 9, 2020 at 1:19 pm

The New Jersey Hall of Fame announced on Tuesday the 50 nominees for its Class of 2019-2020.

The 12th class of NJHOF inductees will be announced in July. An induction ceremony will be held in October.

“We have inducted heroes from all walks of life into the New Jersey Hall of Fame,” Jon F. Hanson, chairman of the NJHOF, said. “This year’s class of nominees reflect the varied accomplishments and backgrounds that have characterized the hall of fame since its formation.”

The nominees span five separate categories: Arts & Letters, Enterprise, Performing Arts, Public Service, and Sports.

Nominees in the Arts & Letters category:

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

In the Public Service category:

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

In the Enterprise category:

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

In the Performing Arts category:

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

In the Sports category:

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

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Emily Bader | ebader@roi-nj.com | @emilybader