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Notable Politicians

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The Elmwood Cemetery is also the final resting place for the following politicians:

  • George Craig Ludlow (1830-1900) – also known as George C. Ludlow – of Middlesex County, N.J. Born April 6, 1830. Member of New Jersey State Senate from Middlesex County, 1877-79; Governor of New Jersey, 1881-84; Associate Justice of New Jersey State Supreme Court, 1895-1900; appointed 1895. Died December 18, 1900.
  • Miles Ross (1827-1903) – of New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in Raritan Township, Middlesex County, N.J., April 30, 1827. Democrat. Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Middlesex County, 1863-64; Mayor of New Brunswick, N.J., 1867-69; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 3rd District, 1875-83; defeated, 1882; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1876, 1884, 1888, 1892. Died in New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J., February 22, 1903.
  • James Bishop (1816-1895) – of Middlesex County, N.J. Born in New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J., May 11, 1816. Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Middlesex County, 1849-50; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 3rd District, 1855-57. Died near Morristown, Morris County, N.J., May 10, 1895.
  • Edwin Winfield Eden (1887-1953) – also known as Edwin W. Eden – of Highland Park, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J., 1887. Mayor of Highland Park, N.J., 1928-30. Christian Reformed. Member, Freemasons. Died in Highland Park, Middlesex County, N.J., September 1, 1953.
  • Cornelius McCrelis (1883-1964) – of Highland Park, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J., 1883. Mayor of Highland Park, N.J., 1922-24. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Highland Park, Middlesex County, N.J., May 10, 1964.
  • Robert Wood Johnson, Jr. (1893-1968) – also known as “The General” – of Highland Park, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J., 1893. Mayor of Highland Park, N.J., 1920-22. Member, American Legion; Freemasons. President and Chairman of the Board, Johnson & Johnson, 1932-63. Died, in Roosevelt Hospital, New York, New York County, N.Y., January 30, 1968.
  • Alvah H. Cole (1884-1970) – of Highland Park, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in Pleasant Run, Hunterdon County, N.J., 1884. Merchant; Mayor of Highland Park, N.J., 1948-51. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Elks; Odd Fellows. Died in Edison Lodge Nursing Home, Edison, Middlesex County, N.J., May 11, 1970.
  • Chester W. Paulus – (1905-1994) – of New Brunswick 1943-1951, 1955-1967. Born in New Brunswick. Held various offices in Paulus Dairy. City Commissioner 1939;Planning Board; President, League of Municipalities; President, New Brunswick Chamber of Commerce; Director,  The New Brunswick Trust Company; Member, Masonic Lodge Tall Cedars Organization; Goodwill Counsel #32 Junior O.U.A.M. of Highland Park; Rutgers Touchdown Club; BPO Elks, Served as Exalted Ruler 1933-34. Died in New Brunswick, May 6, 1994.

In addition to the above politicians, the following New Brunswick past Mayors are also interred here:

  • William Luepp 1845-1846
  • Martin Howell 1847-1848
  • Augustus Taylor 1848–1849
  • Peter Wyckoff 1851-1852
  • Abraham Schenck 1855-1856
  • Lyle Van Nuis 1856-1857,1861-1863, 1877-1879
  • John Bayard Kirkpatrick 1857-1858
  • Tunis V.D. Hoagland 1858-1859
  • Peter Onderdonk 1859-1860
  • Ezekiel M. Paterson 1860-1861
  • Augustus T. Stout 1865
  • Miles Ross 1867-1869
  • George Janeway 1869-1871
  • Garrett Conover 1871-1873
  • Isiah Rolfe 1875-1877
  • T. DeWitt Reiley 1879-1881
  • William S. Strong 1881-1889
  • George A. Viehmann 1895-1902
  • W. Edwin Florance 1908-1910
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