Leaders From New Jersey

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New Jersey has produced a number of Leaders who have made it big. These include Grover Cleveland, Aaron Burr, Samuel Alito, Chris Christie, Wilbur Ross and others.
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 1 
William Halsey Jr.
(Military officer)
William Halsey Jr.
5
Birthdate: October 30, 1882
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: August 16, 1959
 2 
Grover Cleveland
(The 22nd and 24th President of the United States)
Grover Cleveland
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Birthdate: March 18, 1837
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 24, 1908

Grover Cleveland, a Democratic Party member, was the President of the United States from 1885 to 1889 and then again from 1893 to 1897. He is known for his campaign for political reform and fiscal conservatism. However, he was unable to deal with the economic depression in his second term as President, which led to massive decline in his popularity.

 3 
Mark Kelly
(United States Senator from Arizona)
Mark Kelly
6
Birthdate: February 21, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces

Mark Kelly is a businessman, politician, retired U.S. Navy captain, and former astronaut. He is the current junior US Senator from Arizona. As a naval aviator, he played a major role during the Gulf War where he flew combat missions after which he was chosen as a NASA Space Shuttle pilot. In 2008, he commanded the Space Shuttle mission STS-124.

 4 
Samuel Alito
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)
Samuel Alito
6
Birthdate: April 1, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries

The current associate justice of the Supreme Court of the US, Samuel Alito is only the second Italian American to serve on the court. Samuel Alito's journey from being an adjunct professor to one of the most powerful men in the American justice system is quite inspirational.

 5 
Norman Schwarzkopf Jr.
(United States Army General)
Norman Schwarzkopf Jr.
6
Birthdate: August 22, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: December 27, 2012
 6 
Wilbur Ross
(Investor)
Wilbur Ross
7
Birthdate: November 28, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 7 
Aaron Burr
(3rd Vice President of United States)
Aaron Burr
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Birthdate: February 6, 1756
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: September 14, 1836

A soldier, lawyer and one of the founding Fathers of America, Aaron Burr rose to become the third Vice president of the United States. His turbulent political career, which included bitter rivalry with Alexander Hamilton, concluded when he mortally wounded Hamilton in a duel and was later charged with treason.

 8 
Reince Priebus
8
Birthdate: March 18, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
 9 
Chris Christie
(55th Governor of New Jersey (2010 - 2018))
Chris Christie
19
Birthdate: September 6, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo

Chris Christie, who served as the 55th governor of New Jersey, is an American politician, lobbyist, and political commentator. Although he is regarded as one of the least popular governors in the US, Chris had a considerable impact during his tenure; he granted clemency to 55 persons, including 26 during his last few days as governor.

 10 
Martin Dempsey
(Military personnel)
Martin Dempsey
3
Birthdate: March 14, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
 11 
David Dinkins
(politician)
David Dinkins
5
Birthdate: July 10, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
 12 
Andrew Napolitano
(Judge, lawyer)
Andrew Napolitano
4
Birthdate: June 6, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
 13 
Barney Frank
(Politician)
Barney Frank
6
Birthdate: March 31, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
 14 
Daniel Morgan
(Politician)
Daniel Morgan
4
Birthdate: July 6, 1736
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: July 6, 1802
 15 
James McGreevey
(Politician)
James McGreevey
3
Birthdate: August 6, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo
 16 
Kasim Reed
(59th Mayor of Atlanta)
Kasim Reed
0
Birthdate: June 10, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
 17 
Garret Hobart
(Vice President of the United States (1897-99))
Garret Hobart
3
Birthdate: June 3, 1844
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: November 21, 1899
 18 
Phil Bredesen
(Politician)
Phil Bredesen
3
Birthdate: November 21, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 19 
Anthony Comstock
(Political writer)
Anthony Comstock
3
Birthdate: March 7, 1844
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: September 21, 1915
 20 
Henry Steel Olcott
(Military Officer)
Henry Steel Olcott
2
Birthdate: August 2, 1832
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: February 17, 1907
Helen Mary Gahagan Douglas
0
Birthdate: November 25, 1900
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: June 28, 1980
 22 
James Van Fleet
(Military Officer)
James Van Fleet
2
Birthdate: March 19, 1892
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: September 23, 1992
 23 
Nucky Johnson
(Politician)
Nucky Johnson
4
Birthdate: January 20, 1883
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: December 9, 1968
 24 
Mary Hays
(Woman Who Fought in the American War of Independence at the Battle of Monmouth)
Mary Hays
2
Birthdate: October 13, 1754
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 22, 1832

Mary Ludwig Hays, an American brave heart who is considered to have fought at the Battle of Monmouth in June 1778 during the American War of Independence, is mostly identified as the woman behind the legend of Molly Pitcher. She reportedly took her husband's place working a gun after he was wounded and brought water to troops at the battle  

 25 
William E. Simon
(63rd United States Secretary of the Treasury (1974-77))
William E. Simon
2
Birthdate: November 27, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: June 3, 2000
 26 
David G. Burnet
(Early politician within the Republic of Texas, serving as interim President of Texas (1836 and again in 1841))
David G. Burnet
0
Birthdate: April 14, 1788
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: December 5, 1870
 27 
John McLean
(Jurist and politician)
John McLean
2
Birthdate: March 11, 1785
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: April 4, 1861
 28 
Robert F. Stockton
2
Birthdate: August 20, 1795
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: October 7, 1866
 29 
William Bainbridge
(Naval Commander)
William Bainbridge
2
Birthdate: May 7, 1774
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: July 27, 1833
 30 
Mahlon Pitney
(Former Associate Justice of U.S Supreme Court)
Mahlon Pitney
2
Birthdate: February 5, 1858
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: December 9, 1924
 31 
Harrison A. Williams
2
Birthdate: December 10, 1919
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: November 17, 2001
 32 
Allard K. Lowenstein
2
Birthdate: January 16, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: March 14, 1980
 33 
George Smathers
(Politician, Basketball player)
George Smathers
0
Birthdate: November 14, 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: January 20, 2007
 34 
Luther Martin
(Politician)
Luther Martin
2
Birthdate: February 20, 1748
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: July 10, 1826
 35 
Jonathan Dayton
(Politician)
Jonathan Dayton
2
Birthdate: October 16, 1760
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: October 9, 1824
 36 
Peter W. Rodino
(Politician)
Peter W. Rodino
2
Birthdate: June 7, 1909
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: May 7, 2005
 37 
Abraham Clark
(Politician, Lawyer)
Abraham Clark
2
Birthdate: February 15, 1726
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: September 15, 1794

American politician and slaveholder Abraham Clark, a Revolutionary War figure who earned the reputation as "the poor man's councilor," signed the United States Declaration of Independence as a delegate for New Jersey to the Continental Congress. He later served as Member of the United States House of Representatives from New Jersey's At-large district in both the Second and Third United States Congress.

 38 
Jane McCrea
(North American colonist)
Jane McCrea
2
Birthdate: 1752 AD
Died: July 27, 1777
 39 
Henry Kent Hewitt
(Naval officer)
Henry Kent Hewitt
1
Birthdate: February 11, 1887
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: September 15, 1972
 40 
William Sulzer
(Politician)
William Sulzer
1
Birthdate: March 18, 1863
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: November 6, 1941
 41 
Sir George Prevost, 1st Baronet
1
Birthdate: May 19, 1767
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: January 5, 1816
Frederick Theodore Frelinghuysen
1
Birthdate: August 4, 1817
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: May 20, 1885
 43 
Joseph Hewes
(Politician)
Joseph Hewes
1
Birthdate: January 23, 1730
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: November 10, 1779
 44 
Augustus Washington
(Photographer, Politician)
Augustus Washington
0
Birthdate: 1820 AD
Died: June 7, 1875
 45 
Richard Stockton
(Politician)
Richard Stockton
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Birthdate: April 17, 1764
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: March 7, 1828
 46 
Uriah Smith Stephens
(American Labor Leader)
Uriah Smith Stephens
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Birthdate: August 3, 1821
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: February 13, 1882

Uriah Smith Stephens was instrumental in the formation of the labor organization Knights of Labor, often considered the first American national labor union. Though he wished to be a Baptist minister initially, financial constraints pushed him to be a tailor. He eventually devoted his life to his version of utopian socialism.

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Joy Bright Hancock
(Naval officer)
Joy Bright Hancock
0
Birthdate: May 4, 1898
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: August 20, 1986
 48 
John K. Herr
(Soldier)
John K. Herr
0
Birthdate: October 1, 1878
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: March 12, 1955
 49 
Ely Moore
(Politician)
Ely Moore
0
Birthdate: July 4, 1798
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 27, 1860