Patti Smith, Lesley Gore, Jonas Brothers among NJ Hall of Fame nominees

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Nominees have been announced for the New Jersey Hall of Fame’s class of 2021.

The New Jersey Hall of Fame has announced the 50 nominees for the next class, and invited the public to vote via its web site. Among the nominees are Patti Smith, Lesley Gore and the Jonas Brothers in Performing Arts as well as Junot Díaz and Gay Talese in Arts & Letters; Alexander Hamilton — how is it possible that he’s not in already! — and Antonin Scalia in Public Service; and a trio of Giants (Lawrence Taylor, Phil Simms and Bill Parcells) in Sports.

The induction ceremony will be in October. According to the hall, public votes will be accepted through May 31, and those receiving the most votes in each category will be automatically inducted. Honorees will be formally inducted in a red carpet ceremony in October.

Here is the complete list of nominees:


George Walker
Gay Talese
Alfred Stieglitz
Dorothy Porter
John Forbes Nash Jr.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Dorothea Lange
Thomas Fleming
Junot Díaz
Margaret Bourke-White


Paul A. Volcker Jr.
Sara Spencer Washington
Louise Scott-Rountree
Henry Rowan
Denise M. Morrison
The Mars family
Madeline McWhinney Dale
Clive Cummis
Elizabeth Coleman White
James E. Burke


Patti Smith & Lenny Kaye
Bebe Neuwirth
Marilyn McCoo
Buddy Hackett
Lesley Gore
Brian De Palma
Sarah Dash
David Copperfield
The Jonas Brothers
George Benson


Loretta Weinberg
Richard Stockton
George P. Shultz
Antonin Scalia
Gustave F. Perna
William Paterson
David Mixner
Richard J. Hughes
Alexander Hamilton
Margaret Bancroft


Lawrence Taylor
Phil Simms
Bill Parcells
Heather O’Reilly
John McMullen
Ron Jaworski
Monte Irvin
Craig Biggio
Al Attles
Val Ackerman

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