New Jersey Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2019-2020 Nominees

New York Giants Quarterback Eli Manning, actors Danny Aiello and John Amos , concert promoter John Scher, and musical entertainers Cissy Houston, Paul Anka, George Benson, and Mary Chapin Carpenter are among 50 nominees for the New Jersey Hall of Fame Class of 2019-2020, the hall announced today. A virtual ceremony is planned for October.

 There are five categories for its Class of 2019-2020: Arts & Letters, Enterprise, Performing Arts, Public Service, and Sports. Public voting is now underway online at  

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

  The public is encouraged to visit the NJ Hall of Fame website to cast their vote for a nominee in each of the five categories listed below. Full biographies of the nominees, as well as online voting, can be found at   The 12th class of inductees will be announced in July.

Arts & LettersPublic ServiceEnterprise
Charles AddamsRichard StocktonBorg Family
Stephen CraneWilliam PatersonLinda Bowden
Joyce KilmerWilliam LivingstonJames Burke
Fran LebowitzAlfred DriscollFairleigh Dickinson
John Forbes NashSister Jane Francis BradyDenise Morrison
Dr. George Theophilus WalkerDr. Virginia ApgarSteve Kalafer
Gay TaleseMilton FriedmanHenry Rowan
Mort PyeMartin DempseyJoe Simunovich
Anne Morrow LindberghMichael ChertoffJohn Scher
Paula KassellMargaret BancroftPaul Volcker
Performing Arts  
Danny AielloSports 
John AmosEli Manning 
Paul AnkaCraig Biggio 
Buddy HackettRick Barry 
Cissy HoustonGerry Cooney 
Ernie KovacsTim Howard 
Nelson Family (Ozzie, Harriet & Ricky)Vivian Stringer 
Flip WilsonMike Trout 
Mary Chapin CarpenterMonte Irvin 
George BensonBob Mulcahy 
 Sue Wicks 

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