Notable Personalities Living and Dead
in Jefferson County, NY
These are some of Jefferson County's Living Personalities:[edit | edit source]
Darrel J. Aubertine New York State Senator, long-time dairy farmer, state agriculture commissioner
Joe Bouchard Bassist, keyboardist, trumpeter, songwriter, bassist for Blue Öyster Cult
Albert Bouchard Drummer, guitarist, singer, songwriter and founding member of Blue Öyster Cult
Benjamin Buck First free black settler in Jefferson County.
Delos Cosgrove, M.D. Chief heart surgeon for the Cleveland Clinic
Jeff Graham Mayor, radio personality, business owner
Richard Grieco Actor
Judge Kim Martusewicz Well-known local judge and native of Jefferson County.
"Barefoot" Bob McCreadie Stock car driver
Tim McCreadie Stock car driver, "Barefoot" Bob's son
Gary Miles Well-known and sometimes high-profile local attorney.
Viggo Mortenson Actor
Eugene Mosher Pioneer in human/computer interaction devices & methods
Mark Neveldine Actor, cinematographer, directory
Matt Puccia Crew Chief of the No. 99 Northern Tool & Equipment Ford F-150
Joe Rich Longtime local radio and TV newscaster-turned-co-founder and longtime executive director of Disabled Persons Action Organization
Maggie Rizer Internationally-known High Fashion Model, AIDS activist, actress
Savanna Samson (Natalie Skeldon Oliveros) Exotic Dancer, Porn-star, tv and radio personality
Dave Trembley Manager of the Baltimore Orioles
Johnny Keegan Tunstall The Famous North Country Radio DJ Johnny Keegan
T. Urling Walker Two-time mayor of Watertown, community leader
These are some of Jefferson County's Dead Personalities:[edit | edit source]
Henry H. Babcock His company built cars. Also last president of the village of Watertown, lawyer, banker, entrepreneur and owner of the Babcock Body Company and the Babcock Carriage Company.
George Boldt Built Boldt Castle
Danny Burgess Longtime local TV program host and weatherman.
Clifford Carr Well-known and well-liked local stock car driver, and one of the oldest.
Huckleberry Charlie Local well-known personality who sold huckleberries and newspapers.
Ernest G. Cook Local journalist and genealogy writer.
Lance G. "Tex" Corrigan Watertown's Cowboy
Melvil Dewey Inventor of the Dewey Decimal System
John Foster Dulles Secretary of State under Dwight D. Eisenhower
Frederick Exley Author
Roswell P. Flower NY Governor and Wall Street Scion
John Gary (b.Nov 29, 1932 d.Jan 04, 1998) Entertainer
Samuel Guthrie, MD Inventor of Chloroform, of "the process by which potato starch could be rapidly converted into molasses", and of the Forerunner Of The Percussion Cap [1782-1848]
James Hackett Famous Shakespearean Actor
Robert Hitchcock Hitchcock Oil Lamp Inventor
Marietta Holley (1836-1926) Author. Wrote under the sobriquet of Josiah Allen's Wife, author of the famed "Samantha..." books
Don Hopkins Longtime local TV newscaster
Walter Hunt Safety Pin Inventor
Henry Keep Railroad Magnate and Financier
Robert Lansing Secretary of State under Woodrow Wilson
Anthony (Tony) Malara Local broadcast personality
Jennie M Walker MacMillan From Glen Park. First elected woman police justice in New York State.
George Neher (Nair) Longtime local radio announcer
Elihu Root Secretary of State under Theodore Roosevelt
James Sterling - "Iron Baron"
Bob Tompkins Longtime local TV newscaster