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There are some folks whose achievements and notoriety are not easy to categorize. I don't mean to belittle them in any way, but you can't have a separate page for every category of achievement.

Felix the Cat
Felix the Cat
- b.1919
New Jersey
Conceived and first drawn by New Jersey-born
Otto Messmer at night and weekends in his New Jersey home, Felix the Cat started out as a silent cartoon called "Feline Follies" and branched into print, TVand now the internet.

John P. Holland - b. 1814 d. 1914
Paterson, NJ
Born in Liscannor, County Clare, Ireland, Holland emigrated to the US in 1873. Known as the Father of the Modern Submarine, Holland tested several of his designs in the Passaic River near where he taught school in Paterson, New Jersey.

Alfred Kinsey
Alfred Kinsey - b. 1894 d. 1956
Hoboken, NJ

Alfred Kinsey was a zoologist at Indiana University who gained fame for his pioneering research on human sexual behavior. Educated at Bowdoin College and Harvard University.

Guglielmo Marconi - b. 1874 d. 1937
New Brunswick, NJ
Born in Italy, Marconi has been called the Father of Radio. Winner of a Nobel Prize in Physics, he did much of his work in New Jersey.

Patrick McDonnell
Patrick McDonnell - b. 1956
Elizabeth, NJ

Patrick McDonnell is the cartoonist who does the syndicated strip "Mutts". My favorite comic strip - some days I read it first, when I need a smile, some days I read it last, when I want to savor it. Earl and Mooch never disappoint.

Mr Magoo
Mr. Quincy Magoo - 1949
Rutgers, NJ

This wikipedia article has about as much about Mr. Magoo as you could want to know, and that he is a Rutgers alumnus, Class of '03. The Fighting Magoos!

Thanks to Paulie F for this catch.

Otto Messmer
Otto Messmer - b. 1892 d. 1983
Union City, NJ
Creator of the popular cartoon Felix the Cat.

Frank Mundus
Frank Mundus - b. 1925 d. 2008
Long Branch, NJ

Famed shark fisherman, and, depending on who you talk to (Mundus or Benchley), either the inspiration or one part of a composite for the character Quint in the movie "Jaws".

Thomas Nast
Thomas Nast - b. 1840 d. 1902
Morristown, NJ
Born in Germany, Nast is known as the father of American political cartooning. He came up with the Democratic donkey and the Republican elephant. Perhaps his best known work is what we consider to be the "true picture" of Santa Claus.
Thomas Nast Society

Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart - b. 1941
Jersey City, NJ
Born Martha Kostyra in Jersey City and raised in Nutley, the home-living guru has an almost ubiquitous presence.

Dave Thomas
Dave Thomas - b. 1932 d. 2002
Atlantic City, NJ
Dave Thomas, the founder of the Wendy's restaurant chain, was born in New Jersey, but adopted by a couple from Michigan at age 6 weeks.

Zip the Pinhead
Zip the Pinhead - b. 1857 - d. 1926
Liberty Corners, NJ

Born William Henry Johnson, famous as a "freak show" performer. Obviously not PC, but a part of NJ history without question.

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