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Ball point pen on the morning newsprint Thirteen prominent New Jerseyan's were inducted into the 2008 class of the New Jersey Hall of Fame. By category: History: Walt Whitman. Camden native who was among the most influential poets in history. Paul Robeson. Scholar, actor, athlete, singer, political activist; outspoken opponent of racism. One of the first African-American students to study at Rutgers University. Enterprise: Guglielmo Marconi. Italian-born inventor of Wall Township who won Nobel Prize for contributions to the development of wireless technology. Carl Sagan. World-famous astronomer, scientist, author of popular science books, who was from Rahway. Arts & Entertainment: Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, . Famed comedy duo. Abbott was from Asbury Park; Costello from Paterson. Jon Bon Jovi. Sayreville native and Shore resident, this rock musician is also recognized f ...

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