Cedar Lawn Cemetery
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This article is about the cemetery in Paterson, New Jersey. For the cemetery in Philadelphia, Mississippi, see Cedarlawn Cemetery.
Cedar Lawn Cemetery is a cemetery located in Paterson, New Jersey. Cedar Lawn was founded in 1867, and is considered one of the finest Victorian cemeteries in the United States. As of 2014, over 83,000 interments have been recorded at the cemetery.
- William Warren Barbour (1888-1943) - U.S. Senator from New Jersey and amateur Heavyweight boxing champion.
- Charles R. Bowers (1889-1946), cartoonist and slapstick comedian during the silent film and early "talkie" era.
- Nicholas M. Butler (April 2, 1862 – December 7, 1947) - co-winner with Jane Addams of the 1931 Nobel Peace Prize. President of Columbia University from 1902 to 1945 and of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace from 1925 to 1945. Republican Party nominee for Vice President of the United States under President William Howard Taft in 1912, when the nominated vice presidential candidate James S. Sherman died in office a few days before the election.
- Cornelius A. Cadmus (1844-1902), represented New Jersey's 5th congressional district from 1891-1895.
- Philemon Dickerson (1788-1862) - United States congressman and 12th Governor of New Jersey, from 1836 to 1837.
- Dow H. Drukker (1872-1963), represented New Jersey's 6th congressional district from 1914-1919.
- John W. Griggs (1849-1927), 29th Governor of New Jersey, from 1896 to 1898. U.S. Attorney General 1898-1901.
- Garret Hobart (1844-1899), 24th Vice President of the United States.
- Jennie Tuttle Hobart (1849-1941), wife of the former U.S. Vice President.
- William Hughes (1872-1918), politician who represented New Jersey in both houses of the United States Congress.
- Eugene W. Leake (1876-1959), represented New Jersey's 9th congressional district from 1907 to 1909.
- Amos H. Radcliffe (1870-1950), Mayor of Paterson, New Jersey from 1916 - 1919, and represented New Jersey's 7th congressional district from 1919 to 1923.
- Julian Rix (1850-1903), noted American landscape artist.
- John Ryle (1817-87), industrialist and prominent silk manufacturer who pioneered the textile and is frequently referred to as the "Father of the U.S. Silk Industry", who also served as Mayor of Paterson, New Jersey from 1869-1870.
- Mary Danforth Ryle (1833-1904), Philanthropist who donated millions to Paterson and other New Jersey historical and cultural institutions.
- William Ryle (1834-1881), Industrialist who was reputed to be the world's largest importer of European silk in the United States in the late 19th century. William Ryle married Mary Danforth, who later donated millions to various Paterson and New Jersey institutions and charities. William Ryle was the nephew of John Ryle, widely regarded as the "Father of the U.S. Silk Industry."
- James F. Stewart (1851-1904), represented New Jersey's 5th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from to 1895 to 1903.
- There is one Commonwealth war grave of a Royal Canadian Air Force airman of World War II.
- Charles R Bowers, Find A Grave. Accessed August 9, 2007.
- Dow Henry Drukker profile, United States Congress. Accessed July 16, 2007.
- Burstyn, Joan N. "Past and Promise: Lives of New Jersey Women", p. 153. Syracuse University Press, 1997. ISBN 0-8156-0418-1. Accessed May 1, 2011. "She maintained a close relationship with her son and inlater years, when her health was failing, lived with his family at Ailsa Farms in Haledon. She died there of bronchial pneumonia, at age 91, on January 8, 1941, and was buried at the Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Paterson."
- Eugene Walter Leake, United States Congress. Accessed August 9, 2007.
- Amos Henry Radcliffe, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed July 23, 2007.
- James Fleming Stewart, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 9, 2007.
-  CWGC casualty record.