New Jersey Hall of Fame

njhof-logoWhile I am remembering Millicent Fenwick today, February 25, her birthday, I wanted to share news announced last month; she will be inducted into New Jersey’s Hall of Fame on May 6, 2018.

“Induction into the New Jersey Hall of Fame is the highest civilian honor that our state can bestow on someone,” said Gov. Murphy in a statement. “It’s a celebration of New Jersey that inspires the next generation of New Jersey leaders. Our inductees remind us how so many of our citizens have transformed the world, and how proud we should be of that fact as New Jerseyan.”

Fenwick will be in good company. Other inductees this year include Meryl Streep, The Four Seasons, Gloria Gaynor, Debbie Harry, Stevie Van Zandt, Astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly, Cake Boss Buddy Valastro, Writer Anna Quindlen, and former pitcher Al Leiter. Congrats to all the inductees, a complete list is below:

Arts and letters

Author Harlan Coben (Ridgewood)
Author and journalist Anna Quindlen (South Brunswick)

Enterprise

Real estate developer Jon F. Hanson (Far Hills)
Publisher Steve Forbes (Morristown)
Businessman Joe Buckelew (Manasquan)

Performing arts

Actress Meryl Streep (Summit)
Musician Stevie Van Zandt  (Middletown)
Musician Gloria Gaynor (Newark)
Musicians The Four Seasons, Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, Nick Massi and Joe Long (Newark)
Reality TV star Buddy Valastro (Hoboken)
Musician Debbie Harry (Hawthorne)

Public service

Astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly (West Orange)
Medicine  Clara Maass (East Orange)
Politician Millicent Fenwick (Bernardsville)

Sports

Baseball Al Leiter (Berkeley Township).
Track and field Mary Decker (Bunnvale)

There will also be an “unsung hero” inductee announced in April.

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One response to this post.

  1. That’s exciting, and seems as if she’ll be part of an interesting “class”–love that Debbie Harry’s also in there!

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