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Amendola, Buddy - (DHQ) UCONN football captain from Derby
Basset, Ebenezer - First African-American Ambassador
Bartelme, Jerrod - Sea captain who fired upon bridge at mouth of Housatonic River (DHQ)
Beardsley, Dr. Ambrose - Physician and co-author of 1880 Derby history (DHQ)
Bourglay, Jules - "The Leatherman" (DHQ)
Bradley, Senator Henry M. - State senator and Derby historian (DHQ)
Bristol, William (OP) - Early Ansonia businessman
Brooker, Charles (OP) - Another Early Ansonia businessman
Chamberlin, Clarence - Aviation pioneer who lived in Shelton
Chromik, Martin - Late Derby High School Principal (DHQ)
Collins, John H. - Derby's first World War I death (DHQ)
Croffut, David K (DHQ) - Derby inventor
DeFilippo, Lou - legendary High School football coach (DHQ)
Derby High School 1937 State Football Champs (DHQ) - "The Iron Men"
Dillon, Rev. John Jordan - Derby native was Providence College President (DHQ)
Dirienzo, Mayor Anthony (DHQ) - Derby's first Mayor of Italian descent
Dow, Herbert H. (DHQ) - Dow Chemical founder spent childhood in Derby
Durand, William F - "Dean of American Engineering" (DHQ)
Egan, James - Major League baseball player born in Derby (DHQ)
Gates, Frank - Philanthropist (DHQ)
Gompers, Samuel - Famous labor leader mediated 1901 strike in Derby
Haugh, Harry A. Jr - (DHQ) - Derby native was a pioneer in the development of the modern traffic light. See his obituary here.
Holbrook, Josiah (DHQ) - Educational pioneer
Horoschak, Adam (DHQ) - World Lightweight Wrestling Champ
Hull, Commodore Isaac - Famed commander of Old Ironsides, the USS Constitution
Hull, Joseph (DHQ)
Hull, Gen. William - Warrior from the American Revolution and the War of 1812
Humphreys, Gen. David - Aide-de-Camp to George Washington, our first Ambassador to a foreign country, poet, author, industrialist - one of the Valley's greatest heroes.
Hyde, Orson - Valley native was important pioneer in the early Mormon Church (DHQ)
Impellitteri, Vincent - NYC Mayor from Ansonia (DHQ)
James, John (DHQ) - Derby's first teacher
Jennings, Dr. Isaac - Visionary or fraud? (DHQ)
Johnny o' the Woods (DHQ) - Famous local wanderer. He still appears quite a bit these days, in the "100 years ago" sections of This Week in History.
Keefe, Jimmy - Champion track star (DHQ)
Kellogg, Clara Louise - Derby's 'prima donna' (DHQ)
Kellogg, Frances, and her father, Wilbur Fisk Osborne - Industrialists and philanthropists, whose left the legacy of Osborndale State Park, the Kellogg Environmental Center, and the Derby Neck Library.
Kosciuszko, Gen. Tadeusz (DHQ) - Polish nobleman who fought in both the American Revolution, as well as the Revolution that liberated his Polish homeland. A hero on two continents who was friends with David Humphreys.
Lallemant, Pierre (DHQ) - Ansonia man invented the bicycle.
Leatherman (The) - The area's famous wanderer (DHQ)
Nettleton, Charles (OP) - Derby businessman, and the Borough of Shelton's first Warden.
Mansfield, Rev. Richard - served his church for an incredible 72 years, during some of the most tumultuous times in American history.
Orchano, Bob (DHQ) - Derby's only State Football MVP
Orcutt, Rev. Samuel - Author of 1880 Derby history (DHQ)
Osborne, William Fisk (see Frances Kellogg)
O'Sullivan, Patrick (DHQ) - Derby attorney and judge
O'Sullivan, Thomas (DHQ) - Derby's first Mayor
Patrick, Brother Adelphus - Derby native was Manhattan College President (DHQ)
Phelps, Anson (DHQ) - Founder and namesake of City of Ansonia
Pettit, Robert (DHQ) - Major League baseball player who lived in Derby
Pine, Charles H. - Ansonia industrialist, namesake of Pine School
Riordan, Mayor William J. (DHQ) - Derby's first Irish born mayor
Ryan, Leo F. - One of Derby High School's greatest coaches (DHQ)
Sanford, Henry Shelton - U.S. Ambassador and founder of Sanford , Florida (DHQ)
Sanford, Henry Shelton - The Sanford Historical Society has a wealth of material on its founder and former Derby resident
Sherman, Lydia (DHQ) - Famous 19th century murderess who struck in Derby and Shelton
Shelton, Edward N. - Derby pioneer industrialist, namesake for City of Shelton
Shelton, Dr. Gould (OP) - Longtime Physician and Health Officer in Shelton
Shelton, Jane DeForest - Noted author (DHQ)
Skoronski, Bob - Derby football player on the championship Green Bay Packers
Strang, Edmund - Boy Scout pioneer (DHQ)
Stephens, Mrs. Ann S. - Dime Novel Author
Storrs, John Whiting (DHQ) - Derby's "Poet Laureate"
Sullivan, Ed (DHQ) - Famous entertainer was in 1956 Seymour auto accident, stayed for a week in Griffin Hospital
Sullivan, George (DHQ) - Derby's Mayor from 1903-1904, 1912-1920, and 1935-1938.
Torrance, David (OP) - Attorney and Civil War hero
Traprock, Walter, E (DHQ) - Fictional early 20th century character who had an estate in Derby.
Waldhaus, Donald - 1924 Olympic Fencer (DHQ)
Wheeler, General Joseph (DHQ) - A Confederate general who lived in Derby
Whitney, William (DHQ) - Derby man who was Deputy U.S. Counsel to Bermuda in the 1870s.
Whitrock, William (DHQ) - Major League baseball player who lived in Derby.
Wooster, Gen. David - Shelton Revolutionary War hero who fell defending Connecticut
Wooster, Edward - Derby (and the Valley's) first permanent settler in 1651
Wooster, Col. William B. (OH) - Ansonia Civil War hero and attorney
Wooster, Col William B. (DHQ)
Wooster, Sen. William Henry Harrison - Seymour Industrialist