Tenth Anniversary - Class of 2016


The Derby Hall of Fame is now 10 years of age with the induction of the tenth class on Derby Day 2016, the Hall has now grown to 44 members.  Click here to learn more about the Class of 2016.

In 2015 the Derby High School Athletic Hall of Fame was started, and you can learn more about that here. Two members of the City Hall of Fame are also in the inaugural class of the High School Athletic Hall.

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 2016 will be inducted on Derby Day June 25
, 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 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. Click here to learn more about the Class of 2014.

Derby Hall of Fame

Click on the links to read about their accomplishments.

  James B. Atwater Graham Peck
Rev. John Bowes HeadstoneRev. John Bowers Anson Phelps
Henry M. Bradley, Jr. Leo F. "Nuggy" Ryan
Edward J. Cotter Henry Shelton Sanford
Bassett, Ebenezer quiz13.jpg (7254 bytes) Edward N. Shelton
DeFilippo, Lou Jane DeForest Shelton
Rev. John Jordan Dillon Sheldon Smith
Herbert Henry Dow

Ann Stephens

WilliamF. Durand Charles Sterling
 Frank Gates Dr. Joseph Stygar
Harry Haugh Edmund Strang
Josiah Holbrook George P. Sullivan
David Humphreys David Torrance
Dr. John Ireland Howe Donald Waldhaus

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 Edward Wooster
Major Wilbur Fiske Osborne 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):

What was this individual's connection to Derby:


If there are links to web pages that help tell the story of your nominee, please add them here:

If you have electronic pictures of your nominee, please submit them to derbyct@comcast.net.

Person making nomination (In case the committee has additional questions.)




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