Englewood Makes History

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    Walter Taylor was a Reverand at Galilee United Methodist Church and the first ever black elected mayor in Englewood. Taylor went to Clark College and Gammon Theological Seminary. He came north to serve the Trinity Methodist Church in the Bronx from 1945 to 1952. Taylor took leadership at Galilee in 1952. Taylor was the mayor of Englewood from 1972 to 1975. He was also president of the Bergen County branch of the NAACP.

    He married Odella Wynkle. He had three children, Walter Taylor Jr., Mary Overton, and Susie England.
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    Paul Fader was the mayor of Englewood from 1998 to 2003. From 2003 to 2005 Feder was a member of the board of directors of New Jersey Transit Corporation, the New Jersey Schools Construction Corporation, the Capital City Redevelopment Authority, the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission. Fader was a partner at the Florio, Perrucci, Steinhardt and Fader law firm. He founded the Englewood Hospital's Walk for Awareness in 1999. 

    He was married to Jill Morgan. He had four children, Jack, Lucas, Morgan, and Sydney. 
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    John E. Rooney was an American politician with the Republican Party. He served the New Jersey General Assembly from the 39th district. He served from 1983 to 2010. He was also the mayor of Northvale, New Jersey from 1991 to 2006. 
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    Vincente K. Tibbs was a social worker, Englewood Movement leader, and City Council president from the 4th ward. He a Democrat and was elected in 1960. He worked to help race relations between white and black residents.

    Tibbs lived in Harlem and graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School. He graduated from Shaw University with a degree in social science in 1939. He gained a master's degree from the Columbia School of Social Work in 1949.

    Tibbs also served in the Navy in World War II.

    Tibbs was involved with the Bureau of Community Education of the New York City Board of Education, Camp Kilmer Hob Corps., NYU's School of Education, the New Jersey Regional Durg Abuse Agency, the Social Service Federation, and the Englewood Community Center. He was a member of the Congress of Racial Equity, the NAACP, the Urban League, and the Henry Douglas Post 58. 

    He married Primrose Barnwell. He had a daughter, Dana Macon.
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    John Joseph Eagan was an American politician and businessman. 

    He was the founder of Hoboken's Eagan's School for Business and was the first vice-president of the Merchants & Manufacturers Trust Co.

    Eagan was elected as a Democrat to Congress in 1913 and served until 1921. He was elected again in 1923 and served until 1925.
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    Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi was a Libyian politician. He was the leader of Libya until 2011 when he was assassinated.

    He came to power in 1969. The revolutionary group he founded overthrew the Western-back Senussi monarchy. His first position was Revolutionary Chairman of the Libyan Arab Republican from 1969 to 1977. Then he served as the Brotherly Leader of the Great Socialist.

    He believed in Arab nationalism and socialism. He was anti-western capitalism and imperialism. While he claimed to believe that the country should be ruled by the masses, the model of government he created was highly hierarchical which placed his family at the top with unchecked power. He also created numerous social programs and nationalized the oil industry. However, throughout his rule, he was accused of many human rights violations and suppressing dissent. Libya was hostile to the United States and the United Kingdom. He claimed responsibility for bombing Pan AM Flight 103 and UTA Flight 772, resulting in the US and the UK bombing in retaliation in 1986 and economic sanctions from the United Nations.

    During the Arab Springs in 2011, a civil war broke out with NATO supporting the National Transitional Council which opposed Gaddafi. The protests began in February and Gaddafi sent the army to Benghazi, opening fire on protesters. Both sides in the coming war committed human rights violations, and in June the International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants for Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam, and his brother-in-law Abdullah Sensussi.

    Trying to flee NATO bombings, Gaddafi went towards the Jarref Valley to die closer to where he was born. He was eventually captured by the Misrata militia and brutally killed, which was videotaped.  

    He married Fathia Nuri, but was divorced in 1970, a year after they were married. He then married Safia Farkash. He had ten children, eight sons and two daughters
  • Melvin Leslie Denning was the mayor of Englewood from 1948 to 1953. He was the first to use the direct distance dialing system to make a long-distance call.

    He was born in 1895 and died in 1986.
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    John T. Wright was the first African American Councilman in Englewood. He was elected in 1952 running as a Democrat.
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    William Walter Phelps was a United States Congressman and an ambassador to Germany and Austria-Hungary. He was elected to the House of Representatives twice. He served from 1873 to 1875 and from 1883 to 1889. He was the ambassador to Austria-Hungary from 1881 to 1882. He was the ambassador to Germany from 1889 to 1893. Toward the end of his life he served as a judge in Teaneck.

    His father was businessman John Jay Phelps I. He married Eleanor "Ellen" Maria Sheffield on July 26, 1860. He had three children. Lieutenant John Jay II, Colonel Sheffield "Ted", and Marian Phelps Peters. He lived in Teaneck and Englewood.
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    Albert Moskin was the mayor of Englewood from 1954 to 1959. His political career began when he was appointed to the board of the Englewood Board of Police Commissioners. He served for 36 years in municipal and county governments. He was a councilman of the fourth ward from 1933 to 1951. He retired from public service in 1965 and worked as a pharmacist. He owned Moskin's Pharmacy on West Palisade Avenue from 1962 to 1980. He was a member of the Ahavath Torah.

    He was married to a woman named Rose. He had two sons, Donald and Alan. 
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