List of Sussex County, New Jersey people

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Sussex County in northwestern New Jersey has had a place in over three centuries of modern history, beginning with the age of European settlement and exploration during the American colonial period. The county and its people have been involved in all aspects of the American experience. As a large area of New Jersey that was included in Sussex County from its founding to 1753 were ceded to create Warren County in 1824, all persons residing in those areas are not listed here.

The following is a list of notable people from Sussex County, New Jersey:

Public service[edit]

Politicians and civil service[edit]

Military service[edit]

Arts and entertainment[edit]

Fine arts[edit]

Writing[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Acting[edit]

Television personalities[edit]

  • Lou Dobbs — television and radio news commentator (CNN and Fox News).
  • John Gibson — television news host on FoxNews.
  • Andrew Napolitano — current libertarian Fox News Judicial Analyst, former judge (Superior Court of New Jersey).

Science, technology and medicine[edit]

Business[edit]

Athletes and sports figures[edit]

  • Nick Boyle (born 1993), NFL - Baltimore Ravens TE
  • Lou Benfatti (born 1971), NFL and college football player.
  • Mike Budnik — former professional inline skater, and professional mixed martial arts fighter
  • Chris Jent — NBA Player and Coach.
  • Danny Kass — Olympic and champion snowboarder.
  • Dan Miller — UFC Contender, CFFC Middleweight Champion, IFL Middleweight Champion
  • Jim Miller — UFC Contender, CFFC Lightweight Champion, Reality Fighting Featherweight Champion
  • Troy Murphy — NBA and college basketball player.
  • Adam Riggs — Major League Baseball player
  • Russ Van Atta — Major League Baseball player (New York Yankees), county sheriff (1941-1944).
  • Dave Yovanovits (born 1981), former NFL football player.[33]

Miscellaneous[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Samuel Fowler, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed March 12, 2013. "...commenced practice in Hamburg, N.J., in 1800; moved to Franklin, N.J.; member of the State council in 1827"
  2. ^ Samuel Fowler, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed March 12, 2013.
  3. ^ Rep. Scott Garrett (R), National Journal Almanac. Accessed March 12, 2013. "The congressman from the 5th District is Scott Garrett, a Republican elected in 2002. Garrett grew up on a farm in Wantage, where his parents grew tomatoes and Christmas trees."
  4. ^ New Jersey Governor John William Griggs, National Governors Association. Accessed March 12, 2013. "John W. Griggs, the thirty-sixth governor of New Jersey, was born in Newton, New Jersey on July 10, 1849."
  5. ^ New Jersey Governor Daniel Haines, National Governors Association. Accessed March 12, 2013.
  6. ^ Ardolph Loges Kline, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed March 12, 2013. "Representative from New York; born near Newton, Sussex County, N.J., February 21, 1858"
  7. ^ John Linn, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed March 12, 2013. "moved with his father to Sussex County, N.J."
  8. ^ Robert E. Littell's Biography, Project Vote Smart. Accessed March 12, 2013.
  9. ^ Lewis J. Martin, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed March 12, 2013. "born near Deckertown, Sussex County, N.J., on February 22, 1844"
  10. ^ Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose, New Jersey's 24th Legislative District. Accessed March 12, 2013. "Assemblywoman McHose and her husband Morgan were married in 1993. They reside in Franklin with their three children Logan, Grant and Molly."
  11. ^ Nathaniel Pettit, Historical Narratives of Upper Canada. Accessed March 12, 2013. "Nathaniel Pettit was born in Sussex County, New Jersey, in 1724."
  12. ^ Rodman McCamley Price, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed March 12, 2013. "born in Newton, Sussex County, N.J., May 5, 1816"
  13. ^ Andrew Jackson Rogers, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed March 12, 2013. "born in Hamburg, Sussex County, N.J., July 1, 1828"
  14. ^ Snell, James P. (compiled). History of Sussex and Warren Counties, New Jersey, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Prominent Men and Pioneers. (Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1881), 32, 380. Accessed March 12, 2013.
  15. ^ Schaeffer, Casper and Johnson, William M. Memoirs and reminiscences : together with sketches of the early history of Sussex County, New Jersey. (Hackensack, N.J. : Privately printed, 1907), passim.
  16. ^ State Historical Society of Wisconsin (1904). Annual Report and Collections of the State Historical Society, of Wisconsin, for the Year ... (Public domain ed.). The Society. pp. 61–. 
  17. ^ Lee, Bazley Francis. Genealogical and Memorial History of the State of New Jersey, p. 1234, Lewis historical Publishing Company, 1910. Accessed March 12, 2013. "Thomas Oakley Anderson, son of Thomas and Letitia Anderson was born in Newton, Sussex county, New Jersey, in 1793 [sic], and died there in 1844."
  18. ^ Staff. "Funeral of the Late Gen. Edwin F. Cooke", The New York Times, September 18, 1870. Accessed March 12, 2013. "The Remains of Gen. EDWIN F. COOKE, late Secretary of Legation of the United States to Chill, brought to this country by Major-Gen. KILPATRICK, will be taken to his late home in sussex country, N. J., where the funeral will take place on Friday next."
  19. ^ Schaeffer, Casper and Johnson, William M. Memoirs and reminiscences : together with sketches of the early history of Sussex County, New Jersey. (Hackensack, N.J. : Privately printed, 1907), passim.
  20. ^ Hugh J. Kilpatrick, Ohio State University eHistory archive. Accessed March 14, 2013. "Born: 14 Jan 1836 at Deckertown, New Jersey, US"
  21. ^ Gretna Campbell: Biography, gretnacampbell.com. Accessed March 14, 2013. "1978-1979: Acquires house in Stillwater, NJ, where she paints winters and springs through 1986."
  22. ^ Staff. "Louis Finkelstein—Paintings 1971-1999", Haverford College press release dated February 25, 2000. Accessed March 14, 2013. "A New York native currently living in Stillwater, New Jersey, Finkelstein studied painting at Cooper Union, The Art Students' League and Brooklyn Museum Art School."
  23. ^ Smith, Roberta. "Reuben Kadish, 79, a Sculptor Of Works Evoking the Ancient", The New York Times, September 22, 1992. Accessed March 14, 2013. "Reuben Kadish, an American sculptor whose rough-hewn figures and monumental heads often evoked the art of ancient civilizations, died on Sunday at New York Hospital in Manhattan. He was 79 years old and had homes in Manhattan and Vernon, N.J."
  24. ^ Princeton Theological Seminary. (1862) Semi-Centennial Catalogue of the Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey from 1812 to 1862. New York: John F. Trow : 92.
  25. ^ Dupont, Ronald J., Jr. Images of America: Vernon Township, p. 94. (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2002), ISBN 0738511102. Accessed March 14, 2013.
  26. ^ Dupont, Ronald J., Jr. "Meadowburn Farm: A Flower of American Gardening History," in The North Jersey Highlander Vol. 30 No. 84 (1994), pp. 23–33.
  27. ^ Dupont, Ronald J, Jr. (1991). "Baron Nicolas de Gunzburg". The Vernon Stories of Jacobus Van Brug. Accessed March 12, 2013.
  28. ^ Talbot, Francis X. "A Tribute to Aline Kilmer" in America. (October 18, 1941), 46.
  29. ^ "KILMER CHILDREN GET $25,602 EACH; Soldier-Poet's Heirs Share in Estate Left by Their Grandfather in Jersey", The New York Times, January 31, 1937. Accessed January 20, 2013. "At Stillwater, N. J., today Mrs. Aline Kilmer, widow of the poet, said that her son, Kenton, in addition to his duties with the FHA, has been writing verse."
  30. ^ J. Allyn Rosser, Poets & Writers. Accessed March 14, 2013. "Born in: Bethlehem, PA. Raised in: Sparta, NJ"
  31. ^ Bove, Stephen. "Coming in for a Landing", Asbury Park Press, March 30, 2007. Accessed March 14, 2013. "Made up of Andover-born singer/songwriter Rob Freeman (guitarist and singer for Hidden in Plain View) on vocals, guitars, piano and drums..."
  32. ^ Staff. "NEWMAN E. DRAKE DIES AFTER OPERATION; Founder of Bakery Concern Bearing Family Name--Spent Youth on Farm.", The New York Times, March 20, 1930. Accessed March 12, 2013. "Funeral services will be held at 3:15 P. M. on Saturday at his late home, 27 Inwood Avenuem Newton, N. J."
  33. ^ Hofmann, Joe. "Former Hopatcong star Yovanovits used skill, work ethic to become an NFL draft pick", Daily Record (Morristown), May 3, 2003. Accessed March 12, 2013.
  34. ^ Schaeffer, Casper (M.D.) and Johnson, William M. (1907) Memoirs and Reminiscences: Together with Sketches of the Early History of Sussex County, New Jersey. Hackensack, New Jersey: privately printed : 42-43.
  35. ^ Frusciano, Thomas J. Rutgers Leaders, Rutgers History - Ira Condict: Queen’s College President Pro Tem, 1795 to 1810", originally published as "Leadership on the Banks: Rutgers' Presidents, 1766-1991" in The Journal of the Rutgers University Libraries 53:1 (1991). New Brunswick, New Jersey: Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.