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A who's who of people
who made news in
20th Century Ridgefield

For the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the Ridgefield (Connecticut) Press in the year 2000, the newspaper published a "who's who" of noteworthy people who have been a part of the town during the 20th Century. They include civic, religious, and business leaders, celebrities in the arts and sciences, politicians, soldiers, sports, and unusual and interesting characters -- even a few criminals.

More than 400 Ridgefielders are featured in the biographies. Many photographs are included in the print version. 

Notable Ridgefielders also includes an extensive timeline of the century, running from 1900 to 1999, mentioning many more people and citing more than a thousand noteworthy -- and sometimes unusual -- events.

At left are links to the biographies and the timeline -- we welcome your comments and additions. Since this will be a continuing history, we would also be interested in your recommendations for people who might be added to this biographical collection -- people from not only the 20th, but also the 19th, 18th and 21st Centuries. [Biographies ending "--T.M." were written by Tim Murphy, sports editor.] 

(Please note that these biographies have not been updated since publication; several of the people covered here have since died.)

Notable Ridgefielders was published as a free special section in The Press of Dec. 21, 2000. Extra copies, containing some corrections and additions to the text in the first printing, are available at The Press office, 16 Bailey Avenue (behind town hall) for $5 each. Mail order copies are $5 plus postage (varies with destination; call 203-438-6544 and ask for Circulation Department).