Famous or interesting people of Camden, NJ throughout the years.
Edward N. Cohn
Edward Cohn had partnered with Joseph E. Roberts, president of the West Jersey Railroad Company. He would later also partner with George Holl. The Roberts and Cohn real estate firm was located at 105 Market Street.
Lindley M. Garrison
Lindley M. Garrision entered the cabinet of President Woodrow Wilson on March 5, 1913, serving as secretary of war until February 10, 1916. Garrison and Wilson never fit well together. Garrison was much more willing to intervene militarily overseas than was the President.
In September of 1907 he helped launch Woodrow Wilson’s political career by helping Wilson gain the nomination for New Jersey governor. On April 28, 1908 he was named as a Delegate-at-Large to the national Democrat convention.
Morris J. Steelman
Morris Steelman became one of the best sandlot baseball players in South Jersey in the 1890s. He went on to have a long career as a professional baseball player, then became a policeman in Camden, New Jersey.
Isaac Anderson was primarily known as a Camden Firefighter from 1872 to around 1888, suffering an injury. He also worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad and as a stable boss.
Herbert Anderson was a respected Camden police officer who served in the National Guard and U.S. Army after working as a wiper in an engine house.
Stephen Decatur Button
Stephen Button designed many well-known buildings and also the Richard Fetters School, Mickle School, the 1st Presbyterian and 2nd Presbyterian churches in Camden.
V. McClellan Fulton
V. McCLELLAN FULTON was born in Maryland around 1884. He had his first Studebaker dealership in 1909, and married at the age of 27. Known as “Mac” Fulton, he operated a Studebaker automobile agency in Camden for at least 30 years.
Charles T. Humes, Jr.
Charles T. Humes was a police captain for the Camden Police Department, as well as a reporter and columnist for the Courier-Post.
Stephen Parsons owned a number of hotels in Camden and was a prominent member of the city in the mid-1800’s. He was an active member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
Skylar served for ten years under the Camden Police Mounted Unit before he was retired as a Rutgers University Mounted Patrol, which is the only student-run mounted unit in the nation. He was a familiar sight all around Camden and in his second career, in and around the Rutgers campus on Penn Street west of North Fifth.