Notable Personalities and Famous People - Living and Dead
in Jefferson County, NY
These are some of Jefferson County's Living Personalities:
Darrel J. Aubertine
New York State Senator, long-time dairy farmer, state agriculture commissioner
Bassist, keyboardist, trumpeter, songwriter, bassist for Blue Öyster Cult
Drummer, guitarist, singer, songwriter and founding member of Blue Öyster Cult
Delos Cosgrove, M.D.
Chief heart surgeon for the Cleveland Clinic
Mayor, radio personality, business owner
Mary Margaret Humes
A runner-up for Miss America and actress
Judge Kim Martusewicz
Well-known local judge and native of Jefferson County.
"Barefoot" Bob McCreadie
Stock car driver
Stock car driver, "Barefoot" Bob's son
John M. McHugh
Local Republican politician, former U.S. Congressman, appointed to the position of United States Secretary of the Army
by President Obama in 2009.
Pioneer in human/computer interaction devices & methods
Actor, cinematographer, directory
Crew Chief of the No. 99 Northern Tool & Equipment Ford F-150
Longtime local radio and TV newscaster-turned-co-founder and longtime executive director of Disabled Persons Action Organization
Internationally-known High Fashion Model, AIDS activist, actress
(Natalie Skeldon Oliveros)
Exotic Dancer, Porn-star, tv and radio personality
Local Internet newsperson, owner of the innovative and popular Newzjunky.com
Manager of the Baltimore Orioles
T. Urling Walker
Two-time mayor of Watertown, community leader
These are some of Jefferson County's Dead Personalities:
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.
Stage actress (born December 25, 1868 in Watertown
, died May 30, 1934 in Los Angeles, California)
Built Boldt Castle
Longtime local TV program host and weatherman.
Early settler, carpenter and joiner on some of Watertown
's earliest structures and at Madison Barracks
Well-known and well-liked local stock car driver, and one of the oldest.
Local well-known personality who sold huckleberries and newspapers.
Local journalist and genealogy writer.
Lance G. "Tex" Corrigan
Inventor of the Dewey Decimal System
Alex "Mr. Watertown" Duffy
Allen W. Dulles
John Foster Dulles
Secretary of State under Dwight D. Eisenhower
Frank A. Empsall
Roswell P. Flower
NY Governor and Wall Street Scion
John Gary (b.Nov 29, 1932 d.Jan 04, 1998)
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]
Famous Shakespearean Actor
Hitchcock Oil Lamp Inventor
Author. Wrote under the sobriquet of Josiah Allen's Wife
, author of the famed "Samantha..." books
Longtime local TV newscaster
Safety Pin Inventor
Pirate Bill Johnston
Railroad Magnate and Financier
Secretary of State under Woodrow Wilson
Anthony (Tony) Malara
Local broadcast personality
Owned a place called Scotty's Eatable Eats
and later left for Hollywood and became an actor.
Jennie M Walker MacMillan
From Glen Park. First elected woman police justice in New York State.
J. Sterling Morton
Founder of Arbor Day
, born in Adams
Longtime local radio announcer
Secretary of State under Theodore Roosevelt
- "Iron Baron"
Longtime local TV newscaster
James B. Wise
Industrialist, Founder of Watertown Red and Black
, Mayor of Watertown
Frank Winfield Woolworth
Inventions, Discoveries and Ideas
Famous Jefferson County Visitors
Jefferson County Pioneers