Celebrity Gallery
Al Capone – A famous gangster, Al Capone was born in Brooklyn in 1899. He became infamous for his alleged crimes during the prohibition era, but the FBI could not find sufficient evidence to convict him until he was caught on tax evasion violations in 1931. He visited the Pinewald hotel in Berkeley Township.

Roger “Doc” Cramer – A famous baseball player in the 1920s, Cramer was born in Beach Haven and was a resident of Manahawkin.  He played for several major league teams – Philadelphia Phillies, Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox, and the Washington Senators.  His major league career batting average was .296. 

 

Al Leiter – A famous baseball player, who pitched for the Toronto Bluejays, Florida Marlins, New York Mets, and New York Yankees. He then became a broadcaster. Al pitched a no hitter for the Marlins in 1996. He is known for his philanthropic work. Leiter was born in Toms River in 1965, grew up in Berkeley Township, and attended to Central Regional High School.
Richard Nixon – Born in 1913, Nixon was the 37th president of the United States.  He became famous for his involvement in the Watergate scandal. He vacationed with his family one summer at the Mantoloking home of the Amos J. Peaslee, former U.S. ambassador to Australia.
John D. Rockefeller – The oil magnate was owner of the Standard Oil Company, which came to hold a monopoly over the American oil industry until federal anti-trust laws made monopolies illegal and forced Standard Oil to break up into smaller companies. He purchased Lakewood’s Ocean Hunt and Country Club in the early 1900s for his winter vacation home.  Following his death in 1937, his heirs gave the estate property and mansion to Ocean County.  It became the first park in the Ocean County Park System.  
Ray Romano – The famous comedian and TV personality, who starred in the hit TV show “Everybody Loves Raymond” vacations summers on Long Beach Island.
Theodore Roosevelt – The 26th president of the United States was also famous for his service in the Spanish-American War and for his philosophy, “Speak softly and carry a big stick” which he applied in his expansionist foreign policy. He visited Manahawkin and stayed at the National Hotel there in 1904 on a gunning vacation when he was president.  In 1912, he campaigned for president on the Progressive Party ticket in Lakewood.   Roosevelt City, a small housing development south of Whiting in Manchester Township, was named for him.
Babe Ruth –  The famous baseball player, who started his career as a left-handed pitcher with the Boston Red Sox, became legendary for his power hitting for the New York Yankees. He hit 714 career home runs, a record that stood until 1974. Ruth visited Barnegat Bay, and stayed at a private home in the Great Sedges where he went duck hunting.

Tom Thumb – Born in 1831 with the name Charles Stratton, he was a famous circus celebrity and dwarf who toured the country with the P.T Barnum’s circus. He married another little person, Lavinia Warren. He visited Lovelandtown and Point Pleasant.    

 

Mark Twain – Born in 1835 with the name Samuel Clemens, Twain was a famous American author and editor whose works include Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He visited Lakewood in 1907.