Twelfth Anniversary - Class of 2018

Quosh Freeeman    

Harold B. Yudkin

The Derby Hall of Fame now numbers 49 after a former slave who became a Black Governor of Connecticut and the most prolific builder of homes in Derby history were admitted in 2018.  Click here to learn more about the Class of 2018. The first members of Derby Hall of Fame were admitted in 2007.

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 were 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 2018 will be inducted on Derby Day in June
, 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.

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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, here for 2015, here for 2016 or here for 2017.

Derby Hall of Fame

Click on the links to read about their accomplishments.

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

Ann Stephens

Herbert Henry Dow Charles Sterling
WilliamF. Durand Edmund Strang
Quosh Freeman   Dr. Joseph Stygar
 Frank Gates George P. Sullivan
Harry Haugh David Torrance
Josiah Holbrook Donald Waldhaus
Dr. John Ireland Howe Horace Weston
David Humphreys Joseph Wheeler
Commodore Isaac Hull Stephen Whitney
Orson Hyde J. Newton Williams
Clara Louise Kellogg Frank P. Witek
Frances Osborne Kellogg Col. Holton Wood
Pierre Lallement Edward Wooster
Reverend Richard Mansfield William B. Wooster
James McKenzie Harold Yudkin
 Patrick B. O'Sullivan  

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