Class of 2014

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 here to learn more about the Class of 2014.

The Derby Hall of Fame is made up of Derby natives and residents who have helped to shape the course of history through their achievements at the local, state, national or international level. Each of these individuals selected was either born in Derby or lived here at some point in his/her life. Living individuals are not eligible for selection. The Class of 2015 will be inducted on Derby Day
, but you can nominate someone anytime by clicking here to send an e-mail. Please make sure that you provide biographical information about the person that you are nominating and not just a name. Nominations are kept on file for three years. The Class of 2014  brought the total number of honorees to 38.

The Hall of Fame is part of this plaza on the Derby Greenway.

The initial class of eleven individuals was inducted into the Hall of Fame on September 1, 2007. Click here for the story. Click here for the Class of 2008, here for the Class of 2009, here for the Class of 2010, here for the Class of 2011, here for 2012 and here for 2013.

Derby Hall of Fame

Click on the links to read about their accomplishments.

  James B. Atwater Major Wilbur Fiske Osborne
Rev. John Bowes HeadstoneRev. John Bowers Graham Peck
Henry M. Bradley, Jr. Anson Phelps
Edward J. Cotter Leo F. "Nuggy" Ryan
Bassett, Ebenezer Henry Shelton Sanford
DeFilippo, Louquiz13.jpg (7254 bytes) Edward N. Shelton
Rev. John Jordan Dillon Jane DeForest Shelton
Herbert Henry Dow Sheldon Smith
WilliamF. Durand Ann Stephens
 Frank Gates

Dr. Joseph Stygar

David Humphreys Edmund Strang
Dr. John Ireland Howe David Torrance

Commodore Isaac Hull

Horace Weston
Clara Louise Kellogg Joseph Wheeler
Frances Osborne Kellogg Stephen Whitney
Pierre Lallement J. Newton Williams
Reverend Richard Mansfield Frank P. Witek
James McKenzie Col. Holton Wood

 Patrick B. O'Sullivan

William B. Wooster

Nominations may be made at anytime for the Hall of Fame. They will be kept on file until the annual selection process, and the induction of a new class is planned to coincide with Derby Day in June each year. Living individuals may not be nominated.

Derby Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Person being nominated:                                  

In order to help the committee judge the contributions of each nominee, we ask that you submit a brief resume of the individual's accomplishments. The basic criteria are listed above.

This nominee should be selected for the following reason(s):

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