Rumson, New Jersey
|Rumson, New Jersey|
|Borough of Rumson|
Map of Rumson in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Rumson, New Jersey
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||June 18, 1907|
|• Body||Borough Council|
|• Mayor||John E. Ekdahl (term ends December 31, 2015)|
|• Administrator / Clerk||Thomas S. Rogers|
|• Total||7.117 sq mi (18.432 km2)|
|• Land||5.058 sq mi (13.101 km2)|
|• Water||2.059 sq mi (5.332 km2) 28.93%|
|Area rank||243rd of 566 in state
16th of 53 in county
|Elevation||36 ft (11 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Estimate (2014)||6,978|
|• Rank||316th of 566 in state
24th of 53 in county
|• Density||1,408.0/sq mi (543.6/km2)|
|• Density rank||344th of 566 in state
41st of 53 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0885381|
Rumson is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States and is part of the New York Metropolitan Area. As of the 2010 census, the borough's population was 7,122, reflecting a decline of 15 (-0.2%) from 7,137 in 2000, which had in turn increased by 436 (+6.5%) from 6,701 in 1990.
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Demographics
- 4 Parks and recreation
- 5 Government
- 6 Education
- 7 Transportation
- 8 Notable people
- 9 Gallery
- 10 References
- 11 External links
Legend has it that the borough's name is derived from early settlers who bought the land from the Native Americans in exchange for some rum. But as far back as 1663, long before the area was officially named Rumson, Native Americans called it "Navarumsunk". Over the years it has been shortened to "Rumson". Other names Rumson has been known by include Black Point, Port Washington, and Oceanic.
Rumson was purchased by English settlers in pieces. The first purchase is dated January 25, 1665, and it included parts of Middletown. The rest of the area was purchased later that year.
Rumson is known for its many sprawling turn-of-the-century estates located along the shores of the Navesink and Shrewsbury rivers and along historic Rumson Road, which serves as one of Rumson's main thoroughfares. Rumson's many old estates were built as summer homes for wealthy New York bankers and industrialists. The oldest of Rumson's homes was the Tredwell House, named after a family that summered here for almost 100 years. The oldest part of the house being from 1670 once occupied 700 acres (2.8 km2); it was the second oldest building in Monmouth County as of June 2006, when it was destroyed by fire.
In the 19th century Rumson's summer residents enjoyed many activities, such as swimming and boating in the adjacent Navesink River and the Atlantic Ocean, or taking a wagon ride. In winter, residents used the river for ice boating.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 7.117 square miles (18.432 km2), including 5.058 square miles (13.101 km2) of land and 2.059 square miles (5.332 km2) of water (28.93%).
|Population sources: 1910-1920
1930-1990 2000 2010
At the 2010 United States Census, there were 7,122 people, 2,344 households, and 1,957 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,408.0 per square mile (543.6/km2). There were 2,585 housing units at an average density of 511.0 per square mile (197.3/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.22% (6,924) White, 0.25% (18) Black or African American, 0.07% (5) Native American, 1.26% (90) Asian, 0.03% (2) Pacific Islander, 0.15% (11) from other races, and 1.01% (72) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 2.43% (173) of the population.
There were 2,344 households, of which 46.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.4% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.5% were non-families. 14.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.03 and the average family size was 3.38.
In the borough, 32.5% of the population were under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 18.0% from 25 to 44, 32.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.6 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $134,281 (with a margin of error of +/- $18,300) and the median family income was $157,188 (+/- $28,308). Males had a median income of $140,885 (+/- $25,278) versus $56,071 (+/- $16,014) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $79,388 (+/- $10,219). About 3.8% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.1% of those under age 18 and 0.0% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 7,137 people, 2,452 households, and 1,988 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,366.0 people per square mile (527.9/km2). There were 2,610 housing units at an average density of 499.5 per square mile (193.1/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.77% White, 0.24% African American, 0.06% Native American, 1.06% Asian, 0.36% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.39% of the population.
There were 2,452 households out of which 44.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.3% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.9% were non-families. 16.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.29.
In the borough the population was spread out with 31.9% under the age of 18, 3.5% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median resident age is 39.2 years old. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $120,865, and the median income for a family was $140,668. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $47,260 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $73,692. About 3.4% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 0.7% of those age 65 or over.
The most common ancestries of Rumson residents were Irish (33.4%), German (17.9%), Italian (16.4%), English (13.8%), Polish (6.2%) and United States (5.3%).
Parks and recreation
Public parks include Meadowridge Park, Piping Rock Park, Riverside Park, Rogers Park, Victory Park and West Park.
Rumson is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The governing body consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at-large on a partisan basis as part of the November general election. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year in a three-year cycle. The Borough form of government used by Rumson, the most common system used in the state, is a "weak mayor / strong council" government in which council members act as the legislative body with the mayor presiding at meetings and voting only in the event of a tie. The mayor can veto ordinances subject to an override by a two-thirds majority vote of the council. The mayor makes committee and liaison assignments for council members, and most appointments are made by the mayor with the advice and consent of the council.
As of 2015[update], the Mayor of Rumson is Republican John E. Ekdahl, whose term of office ends on December 31, 2015. Members of the Borough Council are Council President Joseph K. Hemphill (R, 2016), Laura R. Atwell (R, 2016), Shaun P. Broderick (R, 2017), John J. Conklin, III (R, 2015; appoited to serve an unexpired term of office), Benjamin W. Day, Jr. (R, 2017) and Mark E. Rubin (R, 2015).
Councilmember Frank E. Shanley submitted a letter of resignation that took effect as of December 31, 2014, and was replaced in January 2015 by John J. Conklin, III, who was selected by the Borough Council from a list of three candidates nominated by the Republican municipal committee.
Federal, state and county representation
Rumson is located in the 4th Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 13th state legislative district. Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Rumson had been in the 11th state legislative district. Prior to the 2010 Census, Rumson had been part of the 12th Congressional District, a change made by the New Jersey Redistricting Commission that took effect in January 2013, based on the results of the November 2012 general elections.
New Jersey's Fourth Congressional District is represented by Christopher Smith (R). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Cory Booker (D, Newark, term ends 2021) and Bob Menendez (D, Paramus, 2019).
For the 2014-2015 Session, the 13th District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Joseph M. Kyrillos (R, Middletown Township) and in the General Assembly by Amy Handlin (R, Middletown Township) and Declan O'Scanlon (R, Little Silver). The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township). The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).
Monmouth County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders consisting of five members who are elected at-large to serve three year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either one or two seats up for election each year as part of the November general election. At an annual reorganization meeting held in the beginning of January, the board selects one of its members to serve as Director and another as Deputy Director. As of 2014[update], Monmouth County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry (R, Colts Neck Township; term ends December 31, 2014), Freeholder Deputy Director Gary J. Rich, Sr. (R, Spring Lake; 2014), Thomas A. Arnone (R, Neptune City; 2016), John P. Curley (R, Middletown Township; 2015) and Serena DiMaso (R, Holmdel Township; 2016). Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County Clerk M. Claire French (Wall Township), Sheriff Shaun Golden (Farmingdale) and Surrogate Rosemarie D. Peters (Middletown Township).
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 5,166 registered voters in Rumson, of which 953 (18.4%) were registered as Democrats, 1,827 (35.4%) were registered as Republicans and 2,383 (46.1%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were three voters registered to other parties.
In the 2012 presidential election, Republican Mitt Romney received 68.2% of the vote (2,446 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 31.0% (1,111 votes), and other candidates with 0.8% (29 votes), among the 3,610 ballots cast by the borough's 5,384 registered voters (24 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 67.1%. In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 59.7% of the vote (2,470 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 37.3% (1,543 votes) and other candidates with 1.3% (52 votes), among the 4,136 ballots cast by the borough's 5,303 registered voters, for a turnout of 78.0%. In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 63.8% of the vote (2,590 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry with 34.9% (1,418 votes) and other candidates with 0.8% (40 votes), among the 4,060 ballots cast by the borough's 5,084 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 79.9.
In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 80.2% of the vote (1,925 cast), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 18.1% (435 votes), and other candidates with 1.6% (39 votes), among the 2,438 ballots cast by the borough's 5,330 registered voters (39 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 45.7%. In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 71.6% of the vote (2,019 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 22.8% (644 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 4.9% (138 votes) and other candidates with 0.4% (11 votes), among the 2,819 ballots cast by the borough's 5,139 registered voters, yielding a 54.9% turnout.
The Rumson School District serves public school students in pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade. As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's two schools had an enrollment of 982 students and 75.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.01:1. Schools in the district (with 2010-11 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Deane-Porter Elementary School (PreK-3, 417 students) and Forrestdale Middle School (4-8, 565 students).
Public school students in ninth through twelfth grades attend the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School, a regional, four-year comprehensive public high school, serving students from both Fair Haven and Rumson. As of the 2011-12 school year, the Rumson-based high school had an enrollment of 910 students.
Private schools in Rumson include Holy Cross School for grades K-8, which operates under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton. Founded in 1926 and developed under the principles of its organizer B. Lord Buckley, Rumson Country Day School serves students in preschool through eighth grade and was recognized in 1999 by the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program.
Roads and highways
As of May 2010[update], the borough had a total of 49.56 miles (79.76 km) of roadways, of which 40.15 miles (64.62 km) were maintained by the municipality and 9.41 miles (15.14 km) by Monmouth County.
Many of Rumson's residents work in the financial services industry and commute to Wall Street on the high-speed SeaStreak ferry that leaves from nearby Atlantic Highlands. The ferry ride is 40 minutes to the foot of Wall Street or an hour to Midtown Manhattan.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Rumson include:
- James C. Auchincloss (1885–1976), served eleven terms in the United States House of Representatives from 1943–1965 as a Republican from New Jersey's 3rd congressional district after being a member of the Rumson borough council from 1930–1937 and serving as Mayor of Rumson, New Jersey from 1938 to 1943, when he was elected to Congress.
- Bret Baier (born 1970), host of Special Report with Bret Baier on the Fox News Channel.
- William Warren Barbour (1888–1943), represented New Jersey in the United States Senate from 1931–37 and 1938–48, in addition to serving as a member of the Rumson Borough Council in 1922 and as Mayor of Rumson, New Jersey from 1923 to 1928.
- Alfred N. Beadleston (1912–2000), served as Mayor of Shrewsbury, Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly and President of the New Jersey Senate.
- Robert A. Beck (1925–1997), Chairman & CEO, Prudential Financial, was appointed by Ronald Reagan to the National Commission on Social Security Reform.
- Jon Bon Jovi (born 1962), rock musician, actor and former resident, currently lives along the Navesink River in Middletown (across the river from Rumson).
- Matthew Borden (1842–1912), textile company owner.
- Edward Bowes (1874–1946), creator and host of Major Bowes Amateur Hour.
- Charles Briggs (born 1920), jazz musician, and frontman of Charlie Briggs & the Brigadiers.
- Bill Britton (born 1955), professional golfer.
- John M. Corlies (1868–1926), Mayor of Rumson who served on the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
- Marshall Criser (born 1928), President of the University of Florida from 1984-89.
- Peter Hood Ballantine Cumming (1910–1988), Mayor of Rumson in the 1950s.
- Pete Dawkins (born 1938), former U.S. Army Brigadier General, Heisman Trophy winner, Rhodes Scholar, and businessman who ran in 1988 for the United States Senate seat held by Frank Lautenberg, losing 54%-46%.
- Christian William Feigenspan (1876–1939), brewer.
- Randy Foye (born 1983), NBA point guard for the Utah Jazz.
- Vic Ghezzi (1910–1976), professional golfer.
- James P. Gordon (1928-2013), physicist known for his work in optics and quantum electronics.
- Mason Welch Gross (1911–1977), quiz show personality and academic who served as the sixteenth President of Rutgers University.
- Kevork Hovnanian (1923–2009), businessman and home builder, founder of Hovnanian Enterprises.
- Kristjan Järvi (born 1972), conductor.
- Neeme Järvi (born 1937), Estonian-born conductor who emigrated to the United States and settled in Rumson, with his musician sons Paavo and Kristjan.
- Paavo Järvi (born 1962), conductor.
- Queen Latifah (born 1970), actress
- Catarina Lindqvist (born 1963), former professional tennis player.
- Heather Locklear (born 1961), actress, lived in Rumson while married to Richie Sambora.
- Enrique Marcatili (born 1925), winner of the IEEE's Baker Prize and pioneer in optical fiber research.
- Rob Margolies (born 1983), film director and screenwriter.
- Robert H. McCarter (1859–1941), New Jersey Attorney General from 1903 to 1908.
- Thomas N. McCarter (1867–1955), New Jersey Attorney General from 1902 to 1903.
- Jennifer Milmore (born 1969), actress.
- Jane Milmore (born 1955), playwright.
- John A. Mulheren (1949–2003), philanthropist and Wall Street financier.
- Ryan Murphy (born 1983), former professional ice hockey player who was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.
- Bob Ojeda (born 1957), former pitcher in the major leagues, pitched for the Mets, Yankees, Indians, Red Sox and Dodgers between 1980 and 1994.
- Rob Petitti (born 1982), offensive tackle for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL.
- Charlie Puth (born 1991), singer-songwriter and record producer.
- Sergei Rachmaninoff (1878–1943), Russian-born composer.
- James Randi (born 1928), "The Amazing Randi", stage magician and scientific skeptic. Randi lived in small house in Rumson in the 1960s, whose premises included a sign that read: "Randi — charlatan".
- Leah Ray (1915–1999), big band singer and actress.
- Nelson Riddle (1921–1985), arranger and composer. Riddle spent his summers as a teen in Rumson and attended high school in Rumson during his senior year.
- Bill Robinson (1918–2007), sailor and author about sailing.
- Richie Sambora (born 1959), guitarist for Bon Jovi.
- Patti Scialfa (born 1953), singer-songwriter.
- Henry Selick (born 1952), stop motion director, producer and writer who is best known for directing The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach and Coraline.
- Dr. George A. Sheehan (1918–1993), cardiologist who authored numerous books on running and life, including the New York Times best seller Running & Being.
- Bruce Springsteen (born 1949), rock 'n roll musician.
- Broeck Steadman, science fiction illustrator.
- Lynn Tilton (born 1959), businesswoman.
- Sonny Werblin (1910–1991), sports executive.
- James R. Zazzali (born 1937), former Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court.
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- Koncius, Jura. "For a Fox Newsman and His Family, A Retreat Inspired by Ralph Lauren", The Washington Post, June 25, 2009. Accessed February 14, 2011. "Bret was a Fox News correspondent in Atlanta on Sept. 11, 2001. When the terrorists attacked, he jumped in a car and began driving north, getting as far as Virginia. His live reporting from the Pentagon got him the job of national security correspondent. Bret, who grew up in Rumson, N.J., and Atlanta, never went back to Georgia: Fox packed his stuff and moved it into an Adams Morgan apartment."
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- Waldron, Martin. "Legislature: Familiar Faces Go", The New York Times, June 12, 1977. Accessed February 14, 2011. "WHEN the new Legislature convenes in Trenton next January, the State Senate will be missing at least five of its most interesting members, including the widely respected dean of the Legislature, Alfred N. Beadleston of Rumson."
- Treaster, Joseph B. "Robert A. Beck, 71, Dies; Former Head of Prudential", The New York Times, May 5, 1997. Accessed July 19, 2012. "Robert A. Beck, who rose from door-to-door selling to the top position at the Prudential Insurance Company of America, died yesterday at his home in Vero Beach, Fla. Mr. Beck, who also had a home in Rumson, N.J., was 71."
- Intindola, Brendan. "Rich and famous mourn Wall Street's John Mulheren", Forbes, December 19, 2003. Accessed June 5, 2007. "Mr. Bon Jovi, a fellow resident of Rumson and lead singer of the rock band Bon Jovi, was among the long line of mourners who stood outside waiting to enter the gray, shingled church."
- Sanctuary Sound, accessed September 10, 2006. "Sanctuary Sound was originally built in the basement of Jon Bon Jovi's Rumson ranch home."
- Staff. "M.C.D. BORDEN WILL DIVIDES $5,000,000; All Goes to His Sons Except $250,000, Which Goes to Yale University.", The New York Times, July 12, 1912. Accessed February 14, 2011. "Matthew Chaloner Durfee Borden, the largest cotton manufacturer and printer in the world, who died of pneumonia at his Summer residence at Oceanic, N.J., on May 27, left a fortune which probably amounts to $5,000,000, according to information given out in connection with the filing of his will in the Surrogates' Court yesterday."
- Blackwell, Jon. "Radio king lived in Rumson, commuted by yacht", Asbury Park Press, August 27, 2001. Accessed February 14, 2011.
- Stravelli, Gloria. "Riddle’s sweet sounds still play on heartstrings: Legendary bandleader, arranger, composer got his start in Rumson", Atlanticville, February 13, 2004. Accessed August 12, 2008.
- Edelson, Stephen. "Rumson's Britton wins Senior PGA Pro National", Asbury Park Press, November 1, 2009. Accessed February 14, 2011.
- Gabrielan, Randall. Rumson: Shaping a Superlative Suburb, p. 35. Arcadia Publishing, 2003. ISBN 0-7385-2398-4. Accessed February 14, 2011. "Opponents cried 'political revenge', observing that Shrewsbury Township had just elected its first Democratic majority in about two decades, one which would be destroyed by taking from office Oceanic's John M. Corlies."
- Marshall M. Criser Interview, University of Florida, 2005. Accessed February 14, 2011. "P: And where were you born? C: I was born in Rumson, a small town in New Jersey. It is a bedroom community, about fifty miles south of New York City."
- Staff. "Peter H. B. Cumming, 78, Retired Executive", The New York Times, November 18, 1988. Accessed July 19, 2012. ""
- Staff. "Panel Formed to Back Senate Bid by Dawkins", The New York Times, April 1, 1987. Accessed July 19, 2012. "Mr. Dawkins is 48 years old and has purchased a home in Rumson."
- Staff. "C.W. FEIGENSPAN, NEWARK BREWER; President of Company Dies at His Rumson Home--Fought the Dry Amendment FIRM WAS FOUNDED IN 1868 Father Started Business in a Cellar--Ex-Head of Federal Trust Co. in Newark", The New York Times, February 7, 1939. Accessed February 14, 2011.
- O'Neil, Dana Pennett. "Foye honored to represent Timberwolves at tonight's lottery.", Philadelphia Daily News, May 22, 2007. Accessed November 11, 2008. "Foye, who grew up in nearby Newark and recently bought a home in Rumson, said he was glad the team asked him to make the short drive."
- Staff. "Vic Ghezzi, Golfer, Dead at 65; Won P.G.A. Championship in '4l; Lost Playoff in '46 U.S. Open After 3-Way Tie for Lead Was on Ryder Cup Team", The New York Times, June 1, 1976. Accessed February 14, 2011. "Mr Ghezzi, who was born in Rumson, N.J., was a professional golfer for 25 years before retiring in 1960 to the Bal Harbour section of Miami Beach..."
- Martin, Douglas. "James Gordon Dies at 85; Work Paved Way for Laser", The New York Times, July 27, 2013. Accessed July 29, 2013. "Dr. Gordon, who lived in Rumson, N.J., died of complications of cancer in a Manhattan hospital, said his wife of 53 years, Susanna."
- Devlin, John C. "Mason Welch Gross, Ex-Head of Rutgers; Led the University During a Time of Growth and Sharp Political Controversy Was 66", The New York Times, October 12, 1977. Accessed February 14, 2011. "Dr. Mason Welch Gross, president of Rutgers University from 1959 to 1971, died yesterday in Riverview Hospital, Red Bank, N.J., after a long illness. He was 66 years old and lived at 18 Monmouth Avenue, Rumson, N.J."
- Meier, Barry. "Kevork S. Hovnanian, Construction Company Founder, Dies at 86", The New York Times, September 25, 2009. Accessed February 14, 2011. "Kevork S. Hovnanian, who came to the United States from Iraq and started a construction company that became one of the nation's largest home builders, died on Thursday in Manhattan. He was 86 and lived in Rumson, N.J."
- Wise, Brian. "A Maestro And His Plans For Reshaping An Orchestra", The New York Times, April 18, 2004. Accessed August 29, 2013. "A year after the incident, the Jarvi family -- his wife, Lillia; his sons, Paavo and Kristjan; and his daughter, Maarika -- packed their bags and settled in Rumson."
- "The Robertson Treatment Vol. 6.7; Queen Latifah holding court in Hollywood!", Baltimore Afro-American, March 28, 2003. Accessed December 11, 2007. "'I've always loved musicals,' admits the actress who was born Dana Owens and was raised in the East Orange, NJ area and who presently lives in Rumson, NJ."
- Johnson, Brent. "Nationally ranked tennis pro teaching at East Brunswick club", The Star-Ledger, May 19, 2010. Accessed February 14, 2011. "It's not the Swedish star's first connection to New Jersey. Lindqvist has long lived in Rumson, where her husband Bill Ryan is from. And in the 1990s, she served a stint as an assistant women's tennis coach at Princeton University."
- Rumson's patrols, alarms keep criminals at bay, Asbury Park Press by Dina Maasarani, August 19, 1998. "Police also keep a file on every home with an alarm system and, of course, know exactly where celebrities including Bruce Springsteen, Heather Locklear and Richie Sambora, and Jon Bon Jovi live."
- Kamin, Arthur Z. "State Becomes a Part of Celebrating Marconi's Achievements", The New York Times, October 23, 1994. Accessed July 19, 2012. "Meanwhile, Dr. Enrique Marcatili of Rumson, recently retired from AT&T Bell Laboratories in Holmdel and a pioneer in optical fiber research, delivered a major address Sept. 24 in Cesena, Italy, at a conference sponsored by the Guglielmo Marconi Foundation near the University of Bologna."
- Burton, John. "Rumson Native’s Second Star-Studded Film To Be Shown Locally", The Two River Times, April 27, 2012. Accessed February 19, 2013. "Rob Margolies has been behind the movie camera again. The 29-year-old Rumson native, who is a 2001 graduate of Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School, is in the process of showing and negotiating distribution for his new feature film."
- "R. H. M'CARTER DIES; LAWYER SINCE 1882; Attorney General of Jersey, '03-08, Leading Corporation Counsel. Dies in Rumson HAD HALL-MILLS DEFENSE Former President of State Bar Aided Elections Inquiry in Hudson County in 1938", The New York Times, May 31, 1941. Accessed July 19, 2012. "RUMSON, N. J., MAY 30 - Robert Harris McCarter, Attornet General of New Jersey, 1903-08, who at his retirement two years ago was one of the leading corporation lawyers of the metropolitan area, died this morning of a heart attack at his Rumson Road estate at the age of 82."
- "T.N. M'Carter Sr., Founded Utility". The New York Times, October 24, 1955. Accessed February 14, 2011.
- Gallagher, Pam. "KISS, KISS AND MAKEUP Saving face for the stars", Asbury Park Press, January 24, 1999. Accessed February 14, 2011. "Williamson, head of makeup for the NBC-TV comedy Jesse, starring Christina Applegate in the title role and Rumson native Jennifer Milmore as Carrie, has been the personal makeup artist to actresses Uma Thurman, Bridget Fonda and Jason Leigh."
- About, Van Zandt - Milmore Productions. Accessed October 3, 2014.
- Thomas, Landon Jr. "John A. Mulheren Jr., 54, Leading Trader in 80's, Dies", The New York Times, December 17, 2003. Accessed February 14, 2011. "John A. Mulheren Jr., a charismatic Wall Street trader during the 1980's and chief executive of one of the New York Stock Exchange's largest specialist firms, died on Monday at his home in Rumson, N.J."
- Staff. "Wolf Pack sign Ryan Murphy to PTO", OurSportsCentral.com, November 18, 2007. Accessed February 14, 2011. "Murphy, a third-year pro, had been skating for the Wolf Pack's ECHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers. In 10 games with the Checkers, the 5-11, 185-pound native of Rumson, NJ has scored one goal and added five assists for six points, with four penalty minutes."
- Hoffman, Jan. "Ex-Ballplayer's Comeback From a Near-Death Free Fall", October 19, 1999. Accessed July 28, 2007. "And so to a grand new home, hidden in Rumson, N.J."
- Rob Petitti player profile, National Football League Players Association. Accessed July 23, 2007. "Hometown: Rumson, NJ... Rob Christopher Petitti was a two-time all-division, all-shore, all-county and all-New Jersey Group 1 selection at Rumson-Fairhaven [sic] High School in Rumson, N.J. He was a three-year starter as a two-way lineman that recorded 90 tackles over his final two prep campaigns."
- Jordan, Chris. "Charlie Puth is the Jersey Shore’s newest star", Asbury Park Press, July 19, 2015. "Charlie Puth of Rumson is on the phone from Los Angeles."
- Kandell, Leslie. "MUSIC; Re-encountering a Composer and Pianist Who Never Really Left", The New York Times, January 23, 2000. Accessed July 19, 2012. "Rachmaninoff, whose dazzling pianism is still remembered, was unsympathetic to the Soviet regime. He left his homeland during the Russian Revolution, making tours of Western Europe and the United States, where he rented a summer home in Monmouth County, at Locust Point."
- via United Press International. "'Amazing Randi' To Spend Hour Sealed In Ice", The Hour, August 28, 1974. Accessed February 14, 2011. "Randi says he already holds the world's record for such a feat - having spent 40 minutes inside a similar structure in 1960. 'Its just another job,' he said from his Rumson, N.J., home Monday night."
- Higginbotham, Adam (November 7, 2014). "The Unbelievable Skepticism of the Amazing Randi". The New York Times.
- Staff. "Leah Ray Werblin, Singer, 82", The New York Times, June 4, 1999. Accessed February 14, 2011. "Leah Ray Werblin, a vocalist in the Big Band era and later, with her husband, the owner of the Elberon Farm in thoroughbred racing, died in her sleep May 27 at her home in Rumson, N.J."
- Cotter, Kelly-Jane. "A Daughter's Devotion", Asbury Park Press, June 15, 2008. Accessed July 7, 2008. "Nelson lived with his parents in Ridgewood but the family rented rooms in a house in Rumson during the summer. Riddle enjoyed the teen music scene in Rumson so much that he asked to spend his last year of high school in the borough. He and his mother stayed in the rental, and his father visited on weekends."
- Staff. "Bill Robinson, 88, of Rumson", Asbury Park Press, April 10, 2007. Accessed February 14, 2011. "BILL ROBINSON 88 of RUMSON, editor, author and sailor, died in his sleep, Tuesday, April 3, at Navesink Harbor, Red Bank."
- via Associated Press, "Springsteen scraps Halloween display", Kentucky New Era, October 30, 2008. Accessed February 14, 2011. "The 59-year-old rocker and his wife say too many visitors to their Rumson neighborhood raised concerns for the safety of children and parents."
- Beckerman, Jim. "A Fuzzy Nightmare, Brought to Screen", The Record (Bergen County), April 7, 1996. Accessed February 14, 2011. "We were literally rolling a 20-foot peach, says Selick, a Rumson native..."
- Cummings, Sandra. "A Doctor on the Run", The New York Times, September 16, 1979. Accessed December 6, 2012. "At first, Dr. Sheehan ran on the tenth-of-a-mile track built in the backyad of his Rumson home because, he said, 'my family didn't want me running around in my underwear.'"
- Many celebrities seek respite from Hollywood's hoopla, Gainesville Sun by Amy Reinink. "Bruce Springsteen made a name for himself singing about the downtrodden working man in the swamps of Jersey, and still lives in Rumson, N.J., in the county where he was born."
- Nash, Margo. "Jersey Footlights", The New York Times, March 24, 2002. Accessed July 7, 2008. "The rubbery reptiles powered by compressors roll their eyes, snort and move ever so slightly. After a day of painting near a stegosaurus snorting nneerrr, every minute or so, Mr. Steadman said, he got in the habit of snorting himself, even after returning to his home in Rumson."
- Pressler, Jessica. "What Does It Take for a Female Tycoon to Get Noticed Around Here?", 'New York (magazine), April 18, 2011. Accessed April 2, 2015. "'She loves me so much,' Tilton says with a sigh a few days later, sitting in the kitchen of her large, Italianate mansion in Rumson, New Jersey."
- Thomas, Robert McG. Jr. "Sonny Werblin, an Impresario of New York's Sports Extravaganza, Is Dead at 81", The New York Times, November 23, 1991. Accessed February 14, 2011. "Mr. Werblin, who had homes in New York, Miami and Rumson, N.J., died of a heart attack, his wife said yesterday."
- via Associated Press. "NEW JERSEY / ZAZZALI BECOMES STATE'S TOP JUDGE", The Press of Atlantic City, October 27, 2006. Accessed March 10, 2011. "Zazzali, a Democrat from Rumson, replaces Chief Justice Deborah T. Poritz, who retired Wednesday - the day before her 70th birthday, the mandatory age for retirement from the post."
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- Rumson School District
- Rumson School District's 2012–13 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- School Data for the Rumson School District, National Center for Education Statistics