Class of 2014
As a prelude to the annual Derby Day festivities,
Mayor Anita Dugatto is pleased to announce the selection of three new
members to the Derby Hall of Fame. The Class of 2014 in the Derby Hall of Fame
represents a wide range of talents and interests on the local, national
and international level. It includes a beloved local public servant, the
founder of one of this nation's iconic chemical companies and a
respected international writer and war correspondent.
Henry M. Bradley, Jr., Herbert Henry Dow and Graham
Peck are just 3 more of the exceptional men and women who passed through
Derby on their way to fame.
Click on the individual's name or picture to learn
more about this year's inductees.
Brief descriptions of the members of the Class of 2014 (Click on
names to learn more):
|If you studied American History in a Connecticut public high
school, you can probably thank Henry M. Bradley, Jr. for the
requirement. While serving as Derby's State senator, he wrote
the bill that became law in Connecticut in 1935 requiring the
teaching of American History in Connecticut's high school.
However, after reading the senator's biography, it's hard to
imagine when he had the time to study history himself because he
was active in the life of the community.
Henry M. Bradley, Jr.
|Everyone has heard of the Dow Chemical Company, but not many
know that its founder, Herbert Henry Dow spent his formative
years right here in Derby before going on to earn a national and
international name for himself.
Herbert Henry Dow
|There's a long distance between Derby and China, but Graham
Peck became an expert on China through his travels and
authorship of three books on China. He was also an artist and a
war correspondent during an adventuresome life which began in
Derby and is now his final resting place.
For the full listing of Hall of Fame members,
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