Gloucester County Personalities
  • Jonas Cattell, famous for run from Haddonfield to Red Bank to warn of the coming of the Redcoats during the American Revolution.
  • Ann Whitall, Red Bank, nursed wounded from both sides at the Battle of Red Bank during the American Revolution, 1776
  • Charles C. Stratton, Swedesboro, NJ Governor 1845-1848, first governor elected by popular vote in NJ.
  • James Lawrence, Woodbury, 1781-1813 Famous for the phrase, “Don’t give up the ship” during the War of 1812
  • Clevenger Brothers, Clayton
  • Thomas, Reno, and Allie started glassworks in 1930
  • Milt Plum, Woodbury, professional football player, 1950’s Cleveland Browns
  • Kevin Ross, Paulsboro, professional football player, Kansas City Chiefs
  • Larry Weil Sharp, Paulsboro, presently professional wrestler, Monster Factory
  • Chris Pallies, Glassboro, Professional wrestler known as “King Kong Bundy”
  • Dave Row, Deptford class of 1964, professional football player, Oakland Raiders
  • Joanie Weber, Paulsboro, well-known 1950’s singer
  • Edwin Simmons, Paulsboro, Brigadier General, Marine Corp.
  • Patti Smith, Deptford, professional singer/poet
  • Harry T. Gamble, Pitman, president of the Philadelphia Eagles, 1986
  • Preston Foster, Pitman, 1900-1970, 1940’s movie actor
  • Tara Lipinski, Washington Township, Olympic Gold Medalist- ice skating
  • Mel Sheppard, Almonesson, winner of Bronze Medal in track, 1908
  • Jack Pierce, Woodbury, winner of Olympic Bronze Medal in 110m hurdles, 1992
  • Harris Browning Ross, Woodbury, winner of the Pan American Games Gold Medal in track, 1951
  • Frances Willoughby, Pitman, US Navy’s first female doctor
  • Charles Camp Cotton, Woodbury, prosecutor at Nuremberg Trials
  • Frank Campano, Westville, internationally famous songwriter and poet, died 1945
  • Oscar Fraley, Woodbury, writer for the popular 1950’s television show “The Untouchables”, died 1994
  • Dr. Roy Plunkett, Paulsboro, helped invent Teflon, died 1988
  • Jack Connelly, 1964 Deptford High School graduate, former PGA president
  • C. Austin Miles, Pitman, hymn composer, famous for “In the Garden” 1868-1946
  • Mathias Schuler, Pitman, helped develop the A-Bomb
  • Rev. David Schock, Pitman, minister and published poet, 1840
  • Roscoe Browne, 1939 Woodbury High School graduate, movie actor
  • Frank Urban, 1953 Woodbury High graduate, professional football player, died 1985
  • Dave Budd, 1956 Woodbury High School graduate, professional basketball player with the New York Nicks
  • Danny Rapp, Almonesson, member of the 1950’s rock group “Danny and the Juniors”
  • Art Vallee, Woodbury, worked with Walt Disney
  • G.G. Green, patent medicine manufacturer, Woodbury’s first millionaire, circa 1900
  • Jon Crispin, Pitman, professional basketball player, Boston Celtics, 2001
  • Dr. J. Harris Underwood, Woodbury, founder of Underwood Hospital, 1915
  • Dr. Bodo Otto, Mickleton, famous surgeon during the American Revolution
  • Maria Ogden, Woodbury, missionary to Hawaii, 1792-1874
  • Edward R. Grosscup, Wenonah, NJ State Treasurer, died 1933
  • Chris Knowles, 1979 Clearview Regional graduate, musician with John Denver
  • Col. Dinshah Ghidiali, Malaga, inventor of Spectra Chrome light therapy, 1873-1924
  • Paul Stankard, Mantua, present, glass paperweight artist
  • Belford G. Royal, Wenonah, vice president of the Victor Talking Machine Co., died 1933
  • Thomas P. Carpenter, Glassboro, State Supreme Court Judge, 1835-1864
  • Jean-Pierre Blanchard, Deptford, first balloon flight, January 9, 1793
  • George Burnell, Mt. Royal, present assistant to Philadelphia Mayor Street
  • Loretta Winter, Williamstown, present State President NAACP
  • Delores Harris, present State and National President of the Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs
  • Flipper Anderson, Paulsboro, professional football player, LA Rams
  • Bud Olsen, Paulsboro, 1955 NASCAR champion
  • Gary Brackett, born 1980, Glassboro resident and GHS graduate, played for NFL (Colts). In 2009 Brackett was the 11th annual recipient of the Arthur S. Arkush Humanitarian Award, presented to an NFL player “whose contributions to the community and charitable organizations are especially outstanding.” He won the award for his work with the IMPACT Foundation, a charity he founded in the spring of 2007.
  • Marv Creamer, Pitman, circumnavigated the world without the use of any instruments
  • Dr. C. Samuel Micklus, Glassboro, founder of Odyssey of the Mind Glassboro
  • Gordon Lockbaum, Glassboro, played football for Boston College and was nominated for the Heismann Trophy.