Princeton, New Jersey
Nassau Street, Princeton's main street
Census Bureau map of the former Princeton Township (and enclaved Borough in pink), New Jersey
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||January 1, 2013|
|• Mayor||Mark Freda (D, term ends December 31, 2025)|
|• Administrator||Marc D. Dashield|
|• Municipal clerk||Delores Williams|
|• Total||18.41 sq mi (47.69 km2)|
|• Land||17.95 sq mi (46.48 km2)|
|• Water||0.47 sq mi (c 1.21 km2) 2.53%|
|Area rank||154th of 565 in state|
6th of 12 in county
| • Estimate |
|• Density||1,600/sq mi (600/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))|
|Area code(s)||609 |
Princeton is a municipality with a borough form of government in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States, that was established in its current form on January 1, 2013, through the consolidation of the now-defunct Borough of Princeton and Princeton Township. Centrally located within the Raritan Valley region, Princeton is a regional commercial hub for the Central New Jersey region and a commuter town in the New York metropolitan area. As of the 2010 United States Census, the municipality's population was 28,572, reflecting the former township's population of 16,265, along with the 12,307 in the former borough.
Princeton was founded before the American Revolutionary War. It is the home of Princeton University, which bears its name and moved to the community in 1756 from its previous location in Newark. Although its association with the university is primarily what makes Princeton a college town, other important institutions in the area include the Institute for Advanced Study, Westminster Choir College, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton Theological Seminary, Opinion Research Corporation, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Siemens Corporate Research, SRI International, FMC Corporation, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Amrep, Church and Dwight, Berlitz International, and Dow Jones & Company.
Princeton is roughly equidistant from New York City and Philadelphia. It is close to many major highways that serve both cities (e.g., Interstate 95 and U.S. Route 1), and receives major television and radio broadcasts from each. It is also close to Trenton, New Jersey's capital city, New Brunswick and Edison.
The New Jersey governor's official residence has been in Princeton since 1945, when Morven in what was then Princeton Borough became the first Governor's mansion. It was later replaced by the larger Drumthwacket, a colonial mansion located in the former Township. Morven became a museum property of the New Jersey Historical Society.
Princeton was ranked 15th of the top 100 towns in the United States to Live In by Money magazine in 2005. Throughout much of its history, the community was composed of two separate municipalities: a township and a borough. The central borough was completely surrounded by the township. The borough seceded from the township in 1894 in a dispute over school taxes; the two municipalities later formed the Princeton Public Schools, and some other public services were conducted together before they were reunited into a single Princeton in January 2013. Princeton Borough contained Nassau Street, the main commercial street, most of the University campus, and incorporated most of the urban area until the postwar suburbanization. The borough and township had roughly equal populations.
Europeans settled into the area in the late part of the 17th century, arriving from Delaware to settle West Jersey, and from New York to settle East Jersey, with the site destined to become Princeton being amid the wilderness between these two boroughs. The first European to find his home in the boundaries of the future municipality was Henry Greenland. He built his house in 1683 along with a tavern, where representatives of West and East Jersey met to set the boundaries between the two provinces. Greenland's son-in-law Daniel Brimson inhabited the area by 1690, and left property in a will dated 1696.
Then, Princeton was known only as part of nearby Stony Brook,. Nathaniel Fitz Randolph, a native of the town, attested in his private journal on December 28, 1758, that Princeton was named in 1724 upon the making/construction of the first house in the area by James Leonard, who first referred to the community as Princetown when describing the location of his large estate in his diary. The community was later known by a variety of names, including: Princetown, Prince's Town and finally Princeton. The name Princeton was first used in 1724 and became common within the subsequent decade. Although there is no official documentary backing, the municipality is said to be named after King William III, Prince William of Orange of the House of Nassau. Another theory suggests that the name came from a large land-owner named Henry Prince, but no evidence backs this contention. A royal prince seems a more likely eponym for the settlement, as three nearby towns had names for royalty: Kingston, Queenstown (in the vicinity of the intersection of Nassau and Harrison Streets) and Princessville (Lawrence Township).
When Richard Stockton, one of the founders of the township, died in 1709 he left his estate to his sons, who helped to expand property and the population. Based on the 1880 United States Census, the population of Princeton comprised 3,209 persons (not including students). Local population has expanded from the nineteenth century. According to the 2010 Census, Princeton Borough had 12,307 inhabitants, while Princeton Township had 16,265. The numbers have become stagnant; since the arrival of the College of New Jersey, now Princeton University, in 1756, the town's population spikes every year during the fall and winter and drops significantly over the course of the summer.
In the pivotal Battle of Princeton in January 1777, George Washington forced the British to evacuate southern New Jersey. After the victory, Princeton hosted the first Legislature under the State Constitution to decide the State's seal, Governor and organization of its government. In addition, two of the original signers of the Declaration of Independence—Richard Stockton and John Witherspoon lived in Princeton. Princetonians honored their citizens' legacy by naming two streets in the downtown area after them.
On January 10, 1938, Henry Ewing Hale called for a group of citizens to establish a "Historical Society of Princeton." Later the Bainbridge House, constructed in 1766 by Job Stockton, would be dedicated for this purpose. Previously the house was used once for a meeting of Continental Congress in 1783, a general office, and as the Princeton Public Library. The House is owned by Princeton University and is leased to the Princeton Historical Society for one dollar per year. The house has kept its original staircase, flooring and paneled walls. Around 70% of the house has been unaltered. Aside from safety features such as wheelchair access and electrical work, the house was has been restored to its original look.
During the most stirring events in its history, Princeton was a wide spot in the road; the boundary between Somerset County and Middlesex County ran right through Princeton, along the high road between New York and Philadelphia, now Nassau Street. When Mercer County was formed in 1838, part of West Windsor Township was added to the portion of Montgomery Township which was included in the new county, and made into Princeton Township; the area between the southern boundary of the former Borough and the Delaware and Raritan Canal was added to Princeton Township in 1853. Princeton Borough became a separate municipality in 1894.
In the early nineteenth century, New Jersey boroughs had been quasi-independent subdivisions chartered within existing townships that did not have full autonomy. Princeton Borough received such a charter in 1813, as part of Montgomery and West Windsor Townships; it continued to be part of Princeton Township until the Borough Act of 1894, which required that each township to form a single school district; rather than do so, Princeton Borough petitioned to be separated. (The two Princetons combined their public school systems in the decades before municipal consolidation.) Two minor boundary changes united the then site of the Princeton Hospital and of the Princeton Regional High School inside the Borough, in 1928 and 1951 respectively.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Princeton had a total area of 18.41 square miles (47.69 km2), including 17.95 square miles (46.48 km2) of land and 0.47 square miles (1.21 km2) of water (2.53%).
Cedar Grove, Port Mercer, Princeton Basin, and Jugtown are unincorporated communities that have been absorbed into Greater Princeton over the years, but still maintain their own community identity.
Princeton borders the municipalities of Hopewell Township, Lawrence and West Windsor Townships in Mercer County; Plainsboro Township and South Brunswick Township in Middlesex County; and Franklin Township and Montgomery Township in Somerset County.
According to the Köppen climate classification system, Princeton, New Jersey, has a hot-summer, wet all year, humid continental climate (Dfa). Dfa climates are characterized by at least one month having an average mean temperature ≤ 32.0 °F (≤ 0.0 °C), at least four months with an average mean temperature ≥ 50.0 °F (≥ 10.0 °C), at least one month with an average mean temperature ≥ 71.6 °F (≥ 22.0 °C), and no significant precipitation difference between seasons. During the summer months, episodes of extreme heat and humidity can occur with heat index values ≥ 100 °F (≥ 38 °C). On average, the wettest month of the year is July which corresponds with the annual peak in thunderstorm activity. During the winter months, episodes of extreme cold and wind can occur with wind chill values < 0 °F (< -18 °C). The plant hardiness zone at the Princeton Municipal Court is 6b with an average annual extreme minimum air temperature of -0.9 °F (-18.3 °C). The average seasonal (November–April) snowfall total is 24 to 30 inches (610 to 760 mm) and the average snowiest month is February which corresponds with the annual peak in nor'easter activity.
|Climate data for Princeton Municipal Court, Mercer County, NJ (1981-2010 Averages)|
|Average high °F (°C)||39.1
|Daily mean °F (°C)||30.5
|Average low °F (°C)||22.0
|Average precipitation inches (mm)||3.41
|Average relative humidity (%)||66.0||62.3||58.3||58.2||63.0||67.4||67.5||70.0||71.2||70.2||68.4||67.8||65.9|
|Average dew point °F (°C)||20.5
|Source: PRISM Climate Group|
According to the A. W. Kuchler U.S. potential natural vegetation types, Princeton, New Jersey, would have an Appalachian Oak (104) vegetation type with an Eastern Hardwood Forest (25) vegetation form.
|Population sources: 2010|
According to the website Data USA, Princeton has a population of 30,168 people, of which 85% are US citizens. The ethnic composition of the population is 20,393 White residents (67.6%), 4,636 Asian residents (15.4%), 2,533 Hispanic residents (8.4%), 1,819 Black residents (6.03%), and 618 Two+ residents (2.05%). The most common foreign languages are Chinese (1,800 speakers), Spanish (1,429 speakers), and French (618 speakers), but compared to other places, Princeton has a relatively high number of Scandinavian (425 speakers), Italian (465 speakers), and German (1,000 speakers).
Government and politics
Princeton is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government, which is used in 218 municipalities (of the 565) statewide, making it the most common form of government in New Jersey. The governing body is comprised of the Mayor and the Borough Council, with all positions elected at-large on a partisan basis as part of the November general election. The Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council is comprised of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year in a three-year cycle. The Borough form of government used by Princeton is a "weak mayor / strong council" government in which council members act as the legislative body with the mayor presiding at meetings and voting only in the event of a tie. The mayor can veto ordinances subject to an override by a two-thirds majority vote of the council. The mayor makes committee and liaison assignments for council members, and most appointments are made by the mayor with the advice and consent of the council.
The Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office, serves as Princeton's chief executive officer and nominates appointees to various boards and commissions subject to approval of the Council. The Mayor presides at Council meetings and votes in the case of a tie or a few other specific cases. The Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year in a three-year cycle. The Council has administrative powers and is the policy-making body for Princeton. The Council approves appointments made by the Mayor. Council Members serve on various boards and committees and act as liaisons to certain Departments, Committees or Boards.
As of 2020[update], the mayor of Princeton is Democrat Liz Lempert, whose term of office ends December 31, 2020. Members of the Princeton Council are Council President David F. Cohen (D, 2020), Leticia Fraga (D, 2020), Eve Niedergang (D, 2021), Dwaine Williamson (D, 2021), Michelle Pirone Lambros (D, 2023),and Mia Sacks (D, 2023).
In 2018, Princeton had an average property tax bill of $19,388, the highest in the county, compared to an average bill of $8,767 statewide.
Merger of borough and township
After four previous efforts at consolidation had failed, the residents of both the Borough of Princeton and the Township of Princeton voted on November 8, 2011, to merge the two municipalities into one. In Princeton Borough 1,385 voted for and 902 voted against, while in Princeton Township 3,542 voted for and 604 voted against. Proponents of the merger asserted that when the merger is completed the new municipality of Princeton would save $3.2 million as a result of some scaled down services including layoffs of 15 government workers including 9 police officers (however the measure itself does not mandate such layoffs). Opponents of the measure challenged the findings of a report citing a cost savings as unsubstantiated, and noted that voter representation would be reduced in a smaller government structure. The merger was the first in the state since 1997, when Pahaquarry Township voted to consolidate with Hardwick Township The consolidation took effect on January 1, 2013.
Federal, state and county representation
Princeton is located in the 12th Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 16th state legislative district. Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, the former Princeton Borough and Princeton Township had both been in the 15th state legislative district.
For the 117th United States Congress, New Jersey's Twelfth Congressional District is represented by Bonnie Watson Coleman (D, Ewing Township). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2027) and Bob Menendez (Harrison, term ends 2025).
For the 2018–2019 session (Senate, General Assembly), the 16th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Christopher Bateman (R, Branchburg) and in the General Assembly by Andrew Zwicker (D, South Brunswick) and Roy Freiman (D, Hillsborough Township).
Mercer County is governed by a County Executive who oversees the day-to-day operations of the county and by a seven-member Board of Chosen Freeholders that acts in a legislative capacity, setting policy. All officials are chosen at-large in partisan elections, with the executive serving a four-year term of office while the freeholders serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either two or three seats up for election each year. As of 2014[update], the County Executive is Brian M. Hughes (D, term ends December 31, 2015; Princeton). Mercer County's Freeholders are Freeholder Chair Andrew Koontz (D, 2016; Princeton), Freeholder Vice Chair Samuel T. Frisby, Sr. (2015; Trenton), Ann M. Cannon (2015; East Windsor Township), Anthony P. Carabelli (2016; Trenton), John A. Cimino (2014, Hamilton Township), Pasquale "Pat" Colavita, Jr. (2015; Lawrence Township) and Lucylle R. S. Walter (2014; Ewing Township) Mercer County's constitutional officers are County Clerk Paula Sollami-Covello (D, 2015), Sheriff John A. Kemler (D, 2014) and Surrogate Diane Gerofsky (D, 2016).
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 18,049 registered voters in Princeton (a sum of the former borough and township's voters), of which 9,184 (50.9%) were registered as Democrats, 2,140 (11.9%) were registered as Republicans and 6,703 (37.1%) were registered as unaffiliated. There were 22 voters registered to other parties.
|2016||14.1% 1,817||81.8% 10,548||4.1% 527|
|2012||23.0% 2,882||75.4% 9,461||1.6% 205|
In the 2012 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 75.4% of the vote (9,461 cast), ahead of Republican Mitt Romney with 23.0% (2,882 votes), and other candidates with 1.6% (205 votes), among the 14,752 ballots cast by the municipality's 20,328 registered voters (2,204 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 72.6%.
|2017||17.9% 1,491||80.0% 6,648||2.0% 169|
|2013||39.2% 2,780||58.8% 4,172||2.7% 145|
In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Democrat Barbara Buono received 58.8% of the vote (4,172 cast), ahead of Republican Chris Christie with 39.2% (2,780 votes), and other candidates with 2.0% (145 votes), among the 7,279 ballots cast by the municipality's 18,374 registered voters (182 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 39.6%.
Colleges and universities
Princeton University, one of the world's most prominent research universities, is a dominant feature of the community. Established in 1746 as the College of New Jersey and relocated to Princeton ten years later, Princeton University’s main campus has its historic center on Nassau Street and stretches south from there. Its James Forrestal satellite campus is located in Plainsboro Township, and some playing fields lie within adjacent West Windsor Township. Princeton University is often featured at or near the top of various national and global university rankings, topping the 2019 list of U.S. News & World Report.
Westminster Choir College, a school of music presently owned by Rider University, was established in Princeton in 1932. Before relocating to Princeton, the school resided in Dayton, Ohio and then briefly in Ithaca, New York.
Princeton Theological Seminary, the first and oldest seminary in America of the Presbyterian Church (USA), has its main academic campus in Princeton, with residential housing located just outside of Princeton in West Windsor Township.
Primary and secondary schools
The Princeton Public Schools serve students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprising six schools, had an enrollment of 3,809 students and 341.9 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.1:1.
Schools in the district (with 2017-18 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Community Park Elementary School (376 students in; grades K-5), Johnson Park Elementary School (391; PreK-5), Littlebrook Elementary School (358; K-5), Riverside Elementary School (304; PreK-5), John Witherspoon Middle School with 719 students in grades 6-8 and Princeton High School with 1,610 students in grades 9-12.
New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Princeton High School as the 20th best high school in New Jersey in its 2018 rankings of the "Top Public High Schools" in New Jersey. The school was also ranked as the 10th best school in New Jersey by U.S. News & World Report.  Niche ranked Princeton High School as the 47th best public high school in America in its "2021 Best Public High Schools in America" rankings.
In the early 1990s, redistricting occurred between the Community Park and Johnson Park School districts, as the population within both districts had increased due to residential development. Concerns were also raised about the largely white, wealthy student population attending Johnson Park (JP) and the more racially and economically diverse population at Community Park (CP). As a result of the redistricting, portions of the affluent Western Section neighborhood were redistricted to CP, and portions of the racially and economically diverse John Witherspoon neighborhood were redistricted to JP.
The Princeton Charter School (grades K-8) operates under a charter granted by the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Education. The school is a public school that operates independently of the Princeton Regional Schools, and is funded on a per student basis by locally raised tax revenues.
Eighth grade students from all of Mercer County are eligible to apply to attend the high school programs offered by the Mercer County Technical Schools, a county-wide vocational school district that offers full-time career and technical education at its Health Sciences Academy, STEM Academy and Academy of Culinary Arts, with no tuition charged to students for attendance.
Private schools located in Princeton include The Lewis School of Princeton, Princeton Day School, Princeton Friends School, Hun School of Princeton, and Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science (PRISMS).
St. Paul's Catholic School (pre-school to 8th grade) founded in 1878, is the oldest and only coeducational Catholic school, joining Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart (K-8, all male) and Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart (coed for Pre-K, and all-female K-12), which operate under the supervision of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton.
Schools that are outside of Princeton but have Princeton addresses include the Wilberforce School, the Laurel School of Princeton, the French-American School of Princeton, YingHua International School, the now defunct American Boychoir School in Plainsboro Township, Chapin School, Princeton Junior School in Lawrence Township, the Waldorf School of Princeton (New Jersey's only Waldorf school), Princeton Montessori School in Montgomery Township, Eden Institute in West Windsor Township, and Princeton Latin Academy in Hopewell.
The Princeton Public Library's current facility on Witherspoon Street was opened in April 2004 as part of the ongoing downtown redevelopment project and replaced a building dating from 1966. The library itself was founded in 1909.
The Princeton Community Japanese Language School teaches weekend Japanese classes for Japanese citizen children abroad to the standard of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), and it also has classes for people with Japanese as a second language. The main office of the school is in Princeton although the office used on Sundays is in Memorial Hall at Rider University in Lawrence Township in Mercer County. Courses are taught at Memorial Hall at Rider University.
Roads and highways
As of May 2010[update], the borough had a total of 126.95 miles (204.31 km) of roadways, of which 118.36 miles (190.48 km) were maintained by the municipality, 3.93 miles (6.32 km) by Mercer County, and 8.66 miles (13.94 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
Other major roads that are accessible outside the municipality include U.S. Route 1 (in Lawrence, West Windsor & South Brunswick), Interstate 295 (in Lawrence), and the New Jersey Turnpike/Interstate 95 (in South Brunswick). The closest Turnpike exits are Exit 8A in Monroe Township, Exit 8 in East Windsor, and Exit 7A in Robbinsville.
A number of proposed highways around Princeton have been canceled. The Somerset Freeway (Interstate 95) was to pass just outside the municipality before ending in Hopewell (to the south) and Franklin (to the north). This project was canceled in 1980. Route 92 was supposed to remedy the lack of limited-access highways to the greater Princeton area. The road would have started at Route 1 near Ridge Road in South Brunswick and ended at Exit 8A of the Turnpike. However, that project was cancelled in 2006.
Princeton is roughly equidistant from New York City and Philadelphia. Since the 19th century, it has been connected by rail to both of these cities by the Princeton Branch rail line to the nearby Princeton Junction Station on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor. The Princeton train station was moved from under Blair Hall to a more southerly location on University Place in 1918, and was moved further southeast in 2013. Commuting to New York from Princeton became commonplace after the Second World War. While the Amtrak ride time is similar to New York and to Philadelphia, the commuter-train ride to New York — via NJ Transit's Northeast Corridor Line — is generally much faster than the equivalent train ride to Philadelphia, which involves a transfer to SEPTA trains in Trenton. NJ Transit provides shuttle service between the Princeton and Princeton Junction stations; the train is locally called the "Dinky", and has also been known as the "PJ&B" (for "Princeton Junction and Back"). Two train cars, or sometimes just one, are used.
Princeton Airport is a public airport lying 3 miles (5 km) north of Downtown Princeton in Montgomery Township. The private Forrestal Airport was located on Princeton University property, 2 miles (3 km) east of the main campus, from the early 1950s through the early 1990s.
The closest commercial airport is Trenton-Mercer Airport in Ewing Township, about 15 miles (24 km) from the center of Princeton, which is served by Frontier Airlines nonstop to and from 17 cities. Other nearby major airports are Newark Liberty International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport, located 39 miles (63 km) and 52 miles (84 km) away, respectively.
On March 20, 2018, Scott L. Mielentz, a 56 year-old man from Lawrenceville entered the Panera Bread restaurant on Nassau Street to meet a friend. He began talking about suicide and mentioned that he had a gun. A second friend called 911 to warn them that Mielentz was planning to end his life. Half an hour later, Mielentz took out a black pistol and shouted, “I have a gun. Everyone out.” At 10:28, the Princeton Police Department received a call from a man inside the restaurant, alerting them to the situation. Employees and customers fled the building. During the standoff with police, Mielentz called a woman and told her that he was planning to get himself shot by the police.
A Princeton officer was the first police officer to arrive at Panera. She went inside, where she encountered Mielentz, who pointed his gun at her. She retreated without firing. Other Princeton police officers then entered the rear of the restaurant and tried to talk to Mielentz, who responded by saying “Shoot me, just shoot me", and claiming that he was in pain and the government had cut off his OxyContin, as well as that he was a Vietnam War veteran who had killed over 1,000 people, the latter of which was proven to be false. The State Police TEAMS Unit and other officers responded to the scene, and a perimeter was established around the restaurant. During the four-hour standoff, negotiators offered him food and spoke sympathetically about his problems in order to establish a rapport. They asked if they could help him in any way, and he responded “Yes, shoot me.” He would engage in a cycle of erratic behavior involving repeatedly raising his gun, standing up, lowering his gun, and sitting down. He continually repeated: “Just kill me. Do it for me, guys.”
Mielentz was fatally shot around 2:45 p.m. Before the shooting, Mielentz walked out of the dining area he had occupied while holding the gun pointed forward and smoking a cigarette. He began counting down from five, and five rounds were fired at him, killing him. Toxicology tests found Valium in his blood.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Princeton include: Note: this list does not include people whose only time in Princeton was as a student. Only selected faculty are shown, whose notability extends beyond their field into popular culture. See Faculty and Alumni lists above.
- Matthew Abelson, hammered dulcimer player
- Robert Adrain (1775-1843), Irish-born mathematician known for his formulation of the method of least squares.
- George Akerlof (born 1940), economist who shared the 2001 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences
- Archibald Alexander (1772–1851), Presbyterian theologian and first professor at the Princeton Theological Seminary
- James Waddel Alexander (1804–1859), Presbyterian minister and theologian
- Joseph Addison Alexander (1809–1860), biblical scholar
- William Cowper Alexander (1806-1874), lawyer, politician and insurance executive, who served as President of the New Jersey Senate and as President of the Equitable Life Assurance Society.
- Svetlana Alliluyeva (1926–2011), daughter of Joseph Stalin, defected to United States and lived in Princeton
- Lylah M. Alphonse (born 1972), journalist
- Saul Amarel (1928–2002), professor of computer science at Rutgers University, best known for his pioneering work in artificial intelligence
- Trey Anastasio (born 1964), of the band Phish, lived in Princeton with his family and attended Princeton Day School
- William H. Angoff (c. 1920–1993), research scientist who worked for the Educational Testing Service, where he helped improve the SAT.
- James Isbell Armstrong (1919-2013), academic who was President of Middlebury College from 1963 to 1975.
- Milton Babbitt (1916–2011), composer and Princeton University professor
- William Bainbridge (1774-1833), Commodore in the United States Navy.
- Molly Bang (born 1943), children's book illustrator.
- George Barna (born 1954), founder of The Barna Group, a market research firm specializing in studying the religious beliefs and behavior of Americans.
- Chris Barron born 1968), lead singer of the Spin Doctors
- Charles Clinton Beatty (1800-1880), Presbyterian minister, seminary founder and academic philanthropist.
- Saul Bellow (1915–2005), author and Princeton University professor
- Paul Benacerraf (born 1931), philosopher and Princeton University professor
- Peter Benchley (1940–2006), author and screenwriter, Jaws, The Island, lived and died in Princeton
- Wendy Benchley (born 1941), marine and environmental conservation advocate and former Princeton Borough councilwoman who was the wife of author Peter Benchley.
- Ed Berger (1949-2017), librarian, discographer, author, editor, historian, photographer, educator, jazz producer and record label owner.
- Stanley S. Bergen Jr. (1929-2019) physician, university president, and professor, who was President of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey from 1971 to 1998.
- Laurie Berkner (born 1969), musician best known for her work as a children's musical artist.
- Geoffrey Berman (born 1959), lawyer currently serving as the Interim United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
- Garrett Birkhoff (1911–1996), mathematician best known for his work in lattice theory
- Michael Bradley (born 1987), soccer player
- Avery Brooks (born 1948), actor, singer and educator
- George Harold Brown (1908–1987), research engineer at RCA, lived in Princeton
- Aaron Burr (1756–1836), third Vice President of the United States (under Thomas Jefferson); killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel, grew up in Princeton and is buried there
- Aaron Burr Sr. (1715–1757), co-founder of Princeton University and its second president
- Lesley Bush (born 1947), diver who represented the United States at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, where she received a gold medal in the 10 meter platform.
- Sim Cain (born 1963), drummer for Rollins Band, grew up in Princeton
- Melisa Can (born 1984 as Michelle Marie Campbell), professional basketball player at the power forward position who plays for Adana ASKİ.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter (born 1958), country/folk singer, born and grew up in Princeton
- William Ashburner Cattell (1863–1920), civil engineer and railroad company president; born in Princeton
- Damien Chazelle (1985-), film director, producer, and writer. Youngest winner of the Academy Award for Best Director.
- Blair Clark (1917-2000), journalist and political activist who was general manager / vice president of CBS News and Senator Eugene McCarthy's national campaign manager for the 1968 presidential nomination.
- Patrick Clark (1955–1998), chef
- Frances Folsom Cleveland (1864–1947), First Lady, died in and is buried in Princeton
- Grover Cleveland (1837–1908), 22nd and 24th President of the United States, retired to, died in, and buried in Princeton
- Ruth Cleveland (1891–1904), daughter of Grover and Frances Cleveland born between Cleveland's two terms in office, died at age 12 and is buried at Princeton Cemetery
- Chris Conley (born 1980), lead singer of Saves the Day, born and grew up in Princeton
- John Crowley (born 1967), biotechnology executive and entrepreneur and the chairman and CEO of Amicus Therapeutics.
- Whitney Darrow Jr. (1909–1999), New Yorker cartoonist, born in Princeton
- Jon Drezner, architect and designer.
- Howard Duffield (1854—1941), Presbyterian minister.
- Freeman Dyson (born 1923), theoretical physicist and fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study
- Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758), Congregationalist Church theologian, Princeton University's third president.
- Albert Einstein (1879–1955), physicist, fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study
- Maria (Maja) Einstein (1881-1951), German Romanist and the younger sister of Albert Einstein.
- T. S. Eliot (1888–1965), author
- Elmer William Engstrom (1901–1984), President and CEO of RCA
- Bret Ernst (born 1972), comedian and actor.
- Katherine Ettl (c. 1912-1993), sculptor best known for her monumental bronzes.
- Charles Evered (born 1964), playwright, screenwriter and director, resident of Princeton
- Henry B. Eyring (born 1933), Second Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and president of Ricks College, born in Princeton
- Robert Fagles (1933–2008), professor, poet, and academic, best known for his many translations of ancient Greek and Roman classics, especially his translations of the epic poems of Homer
- Mervin Field (1921-2015), public opinion pollster whose career in polling began with a poll of Princeton High School students in a class election.
- Abner S. Flagg (1851–1923), businessman and politicians, served in the Wisconsin State Assembly and as Mayor of Edgerton, Wisconsin
- Richard Ford (born 1944), writer, taught at Princeton University, wrote several books set in a fictionalized Haddam, New Jersey, based in part on Princeton
- Colette Fu, photographer, book artist and paper engineer.
- N. Howell Furman (1892-1965), professor of analytical chemistry who helped develop the electrochemical uranium separation process as part of the Manhattan Project.
- George Gallup (1901–1984), statistician and creator of the Gallup poll, lived and is buried in Princeton
- George Gallup Jr. (1930–2011), pollster and author
- Kurt Gödel (1906–1978), Austrian-American logician, mathematician and philosopher, fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study
- Caroline Gordon (1895-1981), novelist, lived in Princeton from 1956 to 1975
- Michael Graves (1934–2015), architect, lived and worked in Princeton
- Fred Greenstein (1930-2018), political scientist.
- Ariela Gross (born 1965), historian who is the John B. and Alice R. Sharp Professor of Law and History at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law.
- Chris Harford, self-taught singer, songwriter, guitarist and painter.
- Ethan Hawke (born 1970), actor
- Sarah Hay (born 1987), actress and ballet dancer with the Semperoper in Dresden
- Joseph Hewes (1730–1779), signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, born in Princeton
- Charles Hodge (1797–1878), theologian and Principal of Princeton Theological Seminary
- Herbert Huffman (1905–1968), musician and choir director, founder of the American Boychoir School
- Harold L. Humes (1926-1992), novelist who was the originator of The Paris Review literary magazine.
- Guy Hutchinson (born 1974), author, broadcaster, theme park historian and comedian.
- Micky James (born 1993), singer, songwriter and musician.
- Barbara Piasecka Johnson (1937–2013), Polish-born American humanitarian, philanthropist, art connoisseur and collector
- Robert Wood Johnson II (1893–1968), Chairman of Johnson & Johnson, and his wife Margaret, lived in Morven
- George F. Kennan (1904–2005), diplomat, historian, fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study
- Gina Kolata (born 1948), reporter for The New York Times
- Paul Krugman (born 1953), Nobel Prize winner, economist, professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton University
- Matt Lalli (born 1986), professional lacrosse player for the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse
- Chang-Rae Lee (born 1965), writer, Princeton University professor
- Arthur Lithgow (1915–2004), actor, director, educator, and managing director of Princeton's McCarter Theatre
- John Lithgow (1945), actor, lived in Princeton in his late teens
- Emily Mann (born 1952), artistic director of Princeton's McCarter Theatre
- Thomas Mann (1875–1955), author
- Henry Martin (born 1925), cartoonist at The New Yorker, lived and worked in Princeton
- John McPhee (born 1931), writer, lives in Princeton
- Rachel Lambert Mellon (1910–2014), horticulturalist, gardener, philanthropist and art collector
- Steve "Buddy" Miller (born 1952), Nashville session musician, grew up in Princeton and attended Princeton High School
- E. Spencer Miller (1817-1879), Dean of the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
- Jeannette Mirsky (1903-1987), author who was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1947 for her biographical writings on the history of exploration
- Toni Morrison (born 1931), author, Nobel Laureate, Princeton University professor
- Paul Muldoon (born 1951), Irish poet
- Jeanette Mundt (born 1982), painter, best known for her works in the 2019 Whitney Biennial.
- John Forbes Nash Jr. (1928–2015), mathematician, Nobel Prize winner, subject of A Beautiful Mind, Princeton University professor
- Charles Neider (1915-2001) Author, Twain scholar: resided on Southern Way.
- John von Neumann (1903−1957), Hungarian-American mathematician at Princeton University and Institute for Advanced Study
- Bebe Neuwirth (born 1958), actress, grew up in Princeton
- Joyce Carol Oates (born 1938), writer, Princeton University professor
- John O'Hara (1905–1970), author, lived in and is buried in Princeton
- Charles Smith Olden (1799–1876), Governor of New Jersey during the American Civil War
- A. Dayton Oliphant (1887-1963), Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court from 1945 to 1946, and from 1948 to 1957
- Gregory Olsen (born 1945), entrepreneur, engineer and scientist who, in October 2005, became the third private citizen to make a self-funded trip to the International Space Station
- J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904–1967), theoretical physicist, director of the Institute for Advanced Study
- Alicia Ostriker (born 1937), poet and scholar who writes Jewish feminist poetry.
- Jeremiah P. Ostriker (born 1937), astronomer.
- Unity Phelan (born 1994 or 1995), ballet dancer who joined the New York City Ballet in 2013 and was promoted to soloist in 2017.
- John Popper (born 1967), lead singer of the band Blues Traveler
- Andy Potts (born 1976), triathlete who represented the United States in triathlon at the 2004 Summer Olympics.
- Pete Raymond (born 1947), former rower who competed in the 1968 Summer Olympics and in the 1972 Summer Olympics.
- Christopher Reeve (1952–2004), actor, grew up in Princeton, attended Princeton Day School
- Paul Robeson (1898–1976), singer, actor, athlete, civil rights activist, born and raised in Princeton
- Arnold Roth (born 1929), cartoonist, longtime Princeton resident
- William E. Schluter (1927-2018), politician who served in the New Jersey General Assembly and the New Jersey Senate.
- Ralph Schoenstein (1933–2006), writer, lived in Princeton up to his death
- John Schneider (born 1980), professional baseball coach for the Toronto Blue Jays.
- Bill Schroeder (born 1958), Major League Baseball player for the Milwaukee Brewers and California Angels, Brewers commentator for Fox Sports Wisconsin
- Roger Sessions (1896–1985), composer, Princeton University professor.
- Tsutomu Shimomura (born 1964), Japanese-American scientist and computer security expert.
- Andrew Shue (born 1967), actor and professional soccer player, grew up in northern New Jersey with sister, actress Elisabeth Shue, lives in Princeton
- Michael Showalter (born 1970), comedian, actor, writer, and director, born in Princeton, attended Princeton High School
- Barbara Boggs Sigmund (1939–1990), mayor of Princeton
- Peter Singer (born 1946), moral philosopher, bioethicist and Princeton University professor
- Shelley Smith (born 1952), actress
- Tom Snow (born 1947), musician
- Gennady Spirin (born 1948), artist
- Betsey Stockton (c. 1798–1865), educator and missionary, manumitted from slavery and later retired to and died in Princeton
- John P. Stockton (1826–1900), U.S. senator from New Jersey, lived in Princeton
- Richard Stockton (1730–1781), signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, lived in and is buried in Princeton
- Richard Stockton (1764–1828), U.S. senator from New Jersey, lived in Princeton
- Robert F. Stockton (1795–1866), United States Navy commodore, U.S. Military Governor of California, lived in Princeton
- Robert Stone (born 1958, class of 1976), director and documentary filmmaker.
- Jon Tenney (born 1961), actor, born and raised in Princeton
- Paul Tulane (1801–1887), benefactor and namesake of Tulane University
- Immanuel Velikovsky (1895–1979), controversial theorist and acquaintance of Albert Einstein
- Andrew Wiles (born 1953), mathematician who proved Fermat's Last Theorem, Princeton University professor
- Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924), 28th President of the United States, 13th president of Princeton University, Governor of New Jersey
- John Witherspoon (1723–1794), signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, president of Princeton University
- Edward Witten (born 1951), mathematician and physicist, fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study
- Richard L. Wright (born 1943), political leader who held a number of positions at both the state and national level
- Sarah Zelenka (born 1987), rower at the 2012 Summer Olympics
- Vladimir K. Zworykin (1888–1982), Russian-American engineer, inventor and television pioneer
- All of the members of Blues Traveler, as well as Chris Barron (see above) are from Princeton and were high school friends.
- All sitting New Jersey governors since 1945 have had their official residence in Princeton, first at Morven and since 1982 at Drumthwacket, but not all have actually lived in these houses.
Princeton in popular culture
Princeton was the setting of the Academy Award-winning A Beautiful Mind about the schizophrenic mathematician John Nash. It was largely filmed in central New Jersey, including some Princeton locations. However, many scenes of "Princeton" were actually filmed at Fordham University's Rose Hill campus in the Bronx.
The 1994 film I.Q., featuring Meg Ryan, Tim Robbins, and Walter Matthau as Albert Einstein, was also set in Princeton and was filmed in the area. It includes some geographic stretches, including Matthau looking through a telescope from the roof of "Princeton Hospital" to see Ryan and Robbins' characters kissing on the Princeton Battlefield.
Historical films which used Princeton as a setting but were not filmed there include Wilson, a 1944 biographical film about Woodrow Wilson.
In his 1989 independent feature film Stage Fright, independent filmmaker Brad Mays shot a drama class scene in the Princeton High School auditorium, using PHS students as extras. On October 18, 2013, Mays' feature documentary I Grew Up in Princeton had its premiere showing at Princeton High School. The film, described in one Princeton newspaper as a "deeply personal 'coming-of-age story' that yields perspective on the role of perception in a town that was split racially, economically and sociologically", is a portrayal of life in the venerable university town during the tumultuous period of the late sixties through the early seventies.
Scenes from the beginning of Across the Universe (film) (2007) were filmed on the Princeton University campus.
Parts of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen were filmed in Princeton. Megan Fox and Shia LaBeouf were filming on Princeton University campus for two days during the summer of 2008.
Scenes from the 2008 movie The Happening were filmed in Princeton.
TV and radio
The 1938 Orson Welles radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds, is set partly in nearby Grover's Mill, and includes a fictional professor from Princeton University as a main character, but the action never moves directly into Princeton.
The TV show House was set in Princeton, at the fictional Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital, and establishing shots for the hospital display the Frist Campus Center of Princeton University. The actual University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro opened on May 22, 2012, exactly one day after the finale of House aired.
The 1980 television miniseries Oppenheimer is partly set in Princeton.
Princeton University's Creative Writing program includes several nationally and internationally prominent writers, making the community a hub of contemporary literature.
Points of interest
- Nassau Christian Center
- Nassau Presbyterian Church
- Princeton United Methodist Church
- Princeton University Chapel
- St Paul's Roman Catholic Church
- Stone Hill Church of Princeton
- Stony Brook Meeting House and Cemetery
- Trinity Church, Princeton
- Institute for Advanced Study and Institute Woods
- Princeton Theological Seminary
- Princeton University
- Westminster Choir College
- Albert Einstein House, located at 112 Mercer Street, was the home of Albert Einstein from 1936 until his death in 1955.
- Drumthwacket, the official residence of the Governor of New Jersey, is one of only four official governor's residences in the country that is not located within its state capital.
- Jasna Polana
- Jugtown Historic District is a cluster of historic buildings around the intersection of Harrison and Nassau Street that dates to colonial times.
- King's Highway Historic District
- Kingston Mill Historic District
- Maybury Hill is the boyhood home of Joseph Hewes, who later moved to North Carolina and was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence for that state.
- Mountain Avenue Historic District
- Nassau Club
- Nassau Hall
- Nassau Inn
- Princeton Battlefield State Park
- Princeton Battle Monument
- Princeton Cemetery
- Princeton Historic District
- Princeton Ice Company
- Updike Farmstead
- The Washington Oak
- Westland Mansion
- Witherspoon Street School for Colored Children
- The D&R Canal State Park including Turning Basin Park
- Herrontown Woods Arboretum
- Lake Carnegie
- Marquand Park
- Mountain Lakes Preserve
- Palmer Square
- Princeton Battlefield State Park
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- "Stanley Bergen Jr., Founding President of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Dies at 89 Under Bergen's direction, the university became the largest freestanding health sciences university in the country and boosted medical access throughout the state", Rutgers University, May 1, 2019. Accessed September 8, 2019. "Bergen was a believer of health care as a basic human right and an advocate for health access and equity. He was born on May 2, 1929, in Princeton, N.J., and served as president of UMDNJ from 1971 to 1998."
- Coughlin, Kevin. "Laurie Berkner, rock star for preschoolers, is bringing her guitar to Morristown Book Fest and MPAC", Morristown Green, October 13, 2017. Accessed September 8, 2019. "“The flip side of that is, if they do like something, you have the best audience imaginable, because there is no filter to cover up the fact that they’re just totally enjoying themselves,” said Berkner, who grew up in Princeton and lives in New York with her husband and teenaged daughter."
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- via Associated Press. "'Star Trek' actor Brooks charged with DUI in Conn.", The Seattle Times, February 3, 2012. Accessed August 22, 2013. "Avery Brooks is set to be arraigned in state court in Norwalk next week in connection with his arrest last weekend in Wilton, a wealthy suburb about 50 miles northeast of Manhattan.... Local police say they pulled over the 63-year-old Princeton, N.J., resident shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday after receiving a complaint about his driving."
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- Moylan, Kyle. "Princeton Olympian Lesley Bush Dives into History; Bush, a 1964 gold medalist in diving, was honored by Lakewood Blueclaws this week.", Princeton Patch, June 16, 2012. Accessed November 22, 2017. "As a 16-year-old girl growing up and attending Princeton High School in the winter of 1964, Lesley Bush wasn't sure how many people knew her in her own hometown."
- Skelly, Richard. "Kenny 'Stringbean' Sorensen drops new CD", Asbury Park Press, August 1, 2014. Accessed August 29, 2014. "Sorensen and Co. were scheduled to play a record-release party Monday, July 28, in Asbury Park, where he is accompanied Monday nights by drummer Sim Cain, a native of Princeton, bassist Dan Mulvey, raised in Old Bridge, and relative youngster Joe Murphy on guitar, who was raised in the Asbury Park area."
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- Belcher, David. "A Storyteller Back at Her Craft", The New York Times, May 10, 2010. Accessed October 12, 2013. "Ms. Carpenter, who was born in Princeton, N.J., and graduated from Brown, became a Nashville darling in 1989 with her second album, State of the Heart (CBS/Columbia), which spawned the hits 'Never Had It So Good' and 'Quittin' Time,' which became staples of mainstream country radio and two-step dance halls."
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- Grover Cleveland Home, National Park Service. Accessed August 29, 2014. "After leaving the White House for a second time, Cleveland retired to this home in Princeton, New Jersey in 1897. The elegant stone antebellum mansion was perfect for the active role the Clevelands played in Princeton society."
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- Kerwick, Mike. "Archive: Father uses business savvy to fight his kids' rare disease", The Record, February 28, 2017. Accessed January 5, 2018. "Crowley has been up for hours. A few miles down the road, at his Princeton home, the 42-year-old CEO of Amicus Therapeutics was helping his teenage daughter.... Their survival is in many ways a tribute to their father, an Englewood native who has spent the last decade raising money to fund research for lifesaving drugs."
- Gussow, Mel. "Whitney Darrow Jr., 89, Gentle Satirist of Modern Life, Dies", The New York Times, August 12, 1999. Accessed October 12, 2013. "Mr. Darrow was born in Princeton, N.J., where his father was one of the founders of the Princeton University Press."
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- "Dr. H. Duffield, 86; Noted Clergyman; Minister of the 'Old First' Presbyterian Church Here, 1891-1918, Is Dead; Raised $300,000 Fund; He Began Meetings on Steps of Church in 1911 - Was Author of 'Wartime Prayers'", The New York Times, January 6, 1941. Accessed June 29, 2020. "Born at Princeton, N. J., April 9, 1854, he was the son of Dr. John T. Duffield, who was Professor of Mathematics there for fifty years."
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- "Bret Ernst to appear at Bananas Comedy Club", The Record, October 19, 2012, backed up by the Internet Archive as of September 19, 2016. Accessed February 23, 2020. "Ernst, who refers to himself as 'That Guy' who wore cheesy vests to nightclubs in the '90s, is no stranger to this area. He was born in Princeton and spent part of his childhood in Passaic before moving to Florida for high school."
- Via Associated Press. "Katherine R. S. Ettl, A Sculptor, 81, Dies", The New York Times, January 12, 1993. Accessed February 23, 2020. "Mrs. Ettl lived in Princeton, N.J., from 1972 until September, when she returned to Jackson."
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- President Henry B. Eyring, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Accessed October 12, 2013. "Born in Princeton, New Jersey, on May 31, 1933, he has served the Church as a regional representative, a member of the general Sunday School board, and a bishop."
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- Nagourney, Adam. "Mervin Field Dies at 94; Took Pulse of California as Pollster", The New York Times, June 11, 2015. Accessed October 2, 2017. "Mervin Field was a college dropout. He had no formal training in polling or statistics. He bagged groceries while growing up in Princeton, N.J."
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- George Gallup, 1901–1984 Founder Archived June 4, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, The Gallup Organization. Accessed November 2, 2013. "Dr. Gallup founded the American Institute of Public Opinion, the precursor of The Gallup Organization, in Princeton, New Jersey, in 1935."
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- Saxon, Jamie. "Fred Greenstein, ‘world-class scholar’ of the American presidency, dies at 88", Princeton University, December 10, 2018. Accessed December 11, 2018. "Fred Greenstein, professor of politics, emeritus, and one of the nation’s leading experts on the American presidency, died from complications from a form of Parkinson’s disease at home in Princeton, New Jersey, on Dec. 3. He was 88."
- Ben-Itzak, Paul. "'Freeze Girl' Backed On Views", The New York Times, July 17, 1983. Accessed June 10, 2020. "'This is the first time I saw Ariela totally concentrate on one thing she cared a lot about,' said Mrs. Gross, a statistics professor at the City University of New York, during a recent interview at the Gross home in Princeton Township. "
- Sander, Logan. "Princeton People: Musician Chris Harford", Planet Princeton, June 3, 2015. Accessed December 10, 2018. "Chris Harford is a musician who was born and raised in Princeton."
- Dutka, Elaine. The Acting Bug Bites Ethan Hawke", The Los Angeles Times, February 20, 1994. Accessed November 2, 2013. "Acting was a refuge for this self-described 'terrible student,' a way to get out in the world for a kid who couldn't wait for life to start. Hawke's family eventually moved to Princeton, N.J., where, as a 13-year-old, he made his stage debut in the McCarter Theater's production of St. Joan."
- Kanter, Sharon Clott. "Who Is Sarah Hay? Get to Know the Ballerina of Starz's New Drama Flesh & Bone", InStyle, November 7, 2015. Accessed December 12, 2015. "In real life, the 28-year-old Princeton, New Jersey native is much more grounded than her character, though she can sympathize with the craziness that actually goes on in the ballet world."
- Elliott, Khristine. "Historical Ties", Battle Creek Enquirer, July 4, 2003. Accessed November 2, 2013. "Joseph Hewes isn't one of the most well-known signers of the Declaration of Independence, but he's got a built-in fan base in Calhoun, Branch and Barry counties.... Born in Princeton, NJ, in 1730, he went on to graduate from Princeton College."
- Anderson, Robert W. "A Short Biography of Charles Hodge" Archived November 4, 2013, at the Wayback Machine, WRS Journal 4/2 (August 1997) 9–13, Western Reformed Seminary. Accessed November 2, 2013. "His son and biographer, A. A. Hodge, recorded that he 'reached his home, in Princeton, about the 18th of September 1828 Where There Was Joy.' His son, then being five years of age, added that this was 'the first abiding image of his father.'"
- Teicholz, Tom. "Doc on PBS: The life and fictions of Harold Humes", Huffington Post, May 25, 2011. Accessed December 10, 2018. "Harold L. Humes was born in 1926 in Douglas, Arizona. His father was a chemical engineer. The family moved to Princeton New Jersey where Humes attended high school and got the nickname 'Doc', based on the crazy scientist character 'Doc Huer' in the Buck Rogers comics."
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- English, Chris. "New book on Sesame Place coming out Monday", Bucks County Courier Times, July 2, 2015. Accessed January 17, 2020. "It’s written by Guy Hutchinson and Chris Mercaldo, who both used to visit the park as children. Hutchinson, who grew up in Princeton, New Jersey, and now lives in East Windsor, New Jersey, has also been back several times as a parent, he said."
- Olivier, Bobby. "Must-hear N.J.: Princeton rockers The Karma Killers live the Warped Tour dream", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, July 16, 2015, updated January 17, 2019. Accessed December 5, 2020. "Micky James, Karma's flamboyant frontman, says he's happy to be near home, but life on the road has been surreal.... Vocals: Micky James, 22, of Princeton"
- Tagliabue, John. "A U.S. Angel With Millions Helps Walesa", The New York Times, June 11, 1989. Accessed August 22, 2013. "On June 1, the Solidarity leader signed a letter of intent with Czeslaw Tolwinski, the director of the big Lenin Shipyard in Gdansk, and Barbara Piasecka Johnson, a Polish-born American heiress who lives in Princeton, to create a shipbuilding company."
- Gardner, Joel R.; and Harrison, Andrew R. "The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: The Early Years" Archived November 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Accessed November 2, 2013. "They moved into Bellevue, an estate in Highland Park, and their son, Robert Wood Johnson III, was born in 1920. While living in Highland Park, Johnson became involved inlocal politics and served a term as mayor while he was still in his twenties. His marriage broke up in 1930, and his wife and child remained at Bellevue, while he relocated with his new wife, Margaret, to Morven, in Princeton, which later became the governor's mansion."
- Weiner, Tim; and Crossette, Barbara. "George F. Kennan Dies at 101; Leading Strategist of Cold War", The New York Times, March 18, 2005. Accessed November 2, 2013. "George F. Kennan, the American diplomat who did more than any other envoy of his generation to shape United States policy during the cold war, died on Thursday night in Princeton, N.J. He was 101."
- Staff. "Ask a Reporter: Gina Kolata", The New York Times. Accessed August 22, 2013. "Ms. Kolata is married and has two children. She lives in Princeton, N.J."
- Staff. "Paul Krugman's Solution to Getting Fiscal Stimulus? It Involves Aliens", PBS NewsHour, June 18, 2012. Accessed August 22, 2013. "The easy economics, Krugman told us at his home in Princeton, is that government should spend to goose the economy, because the private sector, for various reasons, simply won't."
- Matt Lalli, Colgate Raiders men's lacrosse. Accessed September 21, 2015. "Hometown: Princeton Junction, N.J. High School: West Windsor Plainsboro... Born on March 27, 1986 in Princeton, N.J."
- McGrath, Charles. "Deep In Suburbia", The New York Times, February 29, 2004. Accessed November 2, 2013. "Lee now lives, with his wife and two young daughters, in Princeton, N.J. -- just a stone's throw, not accidentally, from a golf course."
- Staff. "Lessons From John Lithgow's Onstage 'Education'", NPR, December 5, 2011. Accessed November 2, 2013. "You have just made a huge splash on Broadway, just won your first Tony Award, gone on to success that your father could never have dreamed, in fact you never really thought possible, a repertory actor. And at the same time you are living at his home in Princeton, and he has just been fired."
- Ouzounian, Richard . "Shameless lunacy; John Lithgow wild and crazy in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Actor has loosened with time, writes Richard Ouzounian", Toronto Star, April 11, 2005. Accessed November 2, 2013. "Lithgow travelled constantly during the first 16 years of his life thanks to his father's vagabond thespian activities, finally settling down in Princeton, NJ when his dad became head of the university theatre there."
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- Leitch, Alexander. "Mann, Thomas" Archived July 1, 2014, at the Wayback Machine, from A Princeton Companion, Princeton University Press (1978). Accessed November 30, 2013. "During their stay in Princeton Mr. and Mrs. Mann lived in the red brick Georgian house at the corner of Stockton Street and Library Place. Here, working three or four hours every morning, seven days a week, he completed Lotte in Weimar and started the fourth volume of the Joseph tales."
- Staff. "Cartoonist Henry Martin donates art, books", News at Princeton, April 7, 2010. Accessed November 30, 2013. "The cartoonist Henry Martin, a 1948 graduate of Princeton University, has donated nearly 700 original drawings along with some of his humor books to the Princeton University Library.... Martin, a longtime Princeton resident, continues to draw a cartoon for the Office of Development each November."
- Hessler, Peter. "John McPhee, The Art of Nonfiction No. 3", The Paris Review, Spring 2010, No. 192. Accessed November 30, 2013. "John Angus McPhee was born in Princeton, New Jersey, in 1931, attended college in his hometown, and still lives there today."
- McFadden, Robert D. "Rachel Mellon, an Heiress Known for Her Green Thumb, Dies at 103", The New York Times, March 17, 2014. Accessed July 23, 2015. "Rachel Lowe Lambert was born in Princeton on Aug. 9, 1910, one of three children of Gerard Barnes Lambert and the former Rachel Lowe."
- Dougherty, Steve. "In Nashville, the Buddy System", The Wall Street Journal, February 21, 2013. Accessed November 30, 2013. "Mr. Miller, an Air Force brat who was born in Ohio and grew up in Maryland and Princeton, N.J., where he attended high school, sees no contradiction between his Yankee roots and his love for country music."
- "E. Spencer Miller. Death Without a Bit of Warning", The Times (Philadelphia), March 7, 1879. Accessed August 19, 2019. "E. Spencer Miller was born at Princeton, N. J., sixty - two years ago, his father, Rev. Samuel Miller, D. D., being at the time professor of ecclesiastical history in the Theological Seminary at Princeton, a chair which he filled with great ability for many years, besides being a distinguished Presbyterian divine."
- McDowell, Edwin. "Jeannette M. Ginsburg, 83, Author and Editor", The New York Times, March 20, 1987. Accessed November 7, 2016. "Born in Bradley Beach, N.J., and raised in New York City, Mrs. Ginsburg graduated from Barnard College in 1924. After her marriage to Edward B. Ginsburg, an industrial engineer in the clothing industry, she lived in South Carolina, moving to Princeton in 1950."
- Abel, David. "Romney apologizes for use of expression; To some, `tar baby' is racial pejorative", The Boston Globe, July 31, 2006. Accessed November 30, 2013. "In 1981, author Toni Morrison published a novel titled ``Tar Baby," and she has compared the expression to other racial epithets.... Reached at her home near Princeton University, where she teaches, Morrison called the expression 'antiquated' and one that's 'attractive to some people, when they begin to search for hints of racism.'"
- Als, Hilton. "Ghosts in the House", The New Yorker, October 27, 2003. Accessed November 30, 2013. "Morrison owns a home in Princeton, where she founded the Princeton Atelier."
- Pristin, Terry. "New Jersey Daily Briefing; Princeton Poet Wins Prize", The New York Times, October 2, 1997. Accessed August 22, 2013. "Mr. Muldoon, who lives in Princeton Township, has won numerous prizes for his work, including the T. S. Eliot Poetry Prize and the Irish Literature Prize."
- Hockley, Rujeko; Panetta, Jane. Whitney Biennial 2019, p. 86. Yale University Press, 2019. ISBN 9780300242751. Accessed October 29, 2019. "Jeanette Mundt - Born 1982 in Princeton, NJ; lives in Somerset, NJ"
- A Brilliant Madness Transcript, American Experience. Accessed November 30, 2013. "Narrator: John Nash lives in Princeton with Alicia and their son Johnny, who is also a mathematician and suffers from schizophrenia."
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- Scott, Debra. "Bebe Neuwirth: Close-up on Bebe Neuwirth -- Green Card is her first big movie role", Entertainment Weekly, December 21, 1990. Accessed November 30, 2013. "When director Peter Weir's film Green Card opens this week, the Princeton, N.J.-born, bicoastal actress, who is married to actor-director Paul Dorman, may get her wish again."
- Nutt, Amy Ellis. "Joyce Carol Oates: Princeton's 'dark lady of fiction' comes shining", The Star-Ledger, March 15, 2010. Accessed November 30, 2013. "Sitting in her bucolic backyard in Princeton, Joyce Carol Oates shimmers with a kind of delicate intensity."
- Staff. "John O'Hara Buried in Princeton Rites", The New York Times, April 17, 1970. Accessed November 30, 2013. "Princeton, N.J., April 16 John O'Hara, the novelist, was buried here today after a funeral service in the Princeton University Chapel. Mr. O'Hara had lived here since 1953."
- New Jersey Governor Charles Smith Olden, National Governors Association. Accessed June 15, 2014. "Charles S. Olden, the twenty-fourth governor of New Jersey, was born in Princeton, New Jersey on February 19, 1799."
- Staff. "Dayton Oliphant, Ex-Judge, 75, Dies; Headed Court of Errors and Appeals in New Jersey", The New York Times, June 27, 1963. Accessed July 2, 2016.
- George, Jason. "From a C Student to a Celestial Traveler", The New York Times, May 16, 2004. Accessed December 14, 2013. "'I want to share the experience with school groups, especially in the inner cities and more remote areas,' Mr. Olsen, who lives in Princeton, N.J., said recently by telephone and e-mail from Star City, Russia, where he began training last month."
- Staff. "J. Robert Oppenheimer, Atom Bomb Pioneer, Dies", The New York Times, February 19, 1967. Accessed June 15, 2014. "Princeton, N. J., Feb. 18 -- Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, the nuclear physicist, died here tonight at the age of 62. A spokesman for the family said Dr. Oppenheimer died at 8 o'clock in his home on the grounds of the Institute for Advanced Study."
- Alicia Ostriker, Poetry Foundation. Accessed January 26, 2020. "She lives in Princeton, NJ, is professor emerita of English at Rutgers University."
- "Poet Alicia Ostriker to read in Highland Park", Courier News, September 20, 2014. Accessed January 26, 2020. "She still lives in Princeton with her husband of 56 years, astrophysicist Jeremiah Ostriker."
- Amato, Jennifer. "Princeton ballet soloist teaches virtual class for New York City Ballet", CentralJersey.com, May 12, 2020. Accessed March 21, 2021. "The New York City Ballet is offering virtual ballet dance classes weekly as part of its new 'digital season' in the wake of COVID-19. Pictured is Unity Phelan of Princeton, who began her dance training at the age of five at the Princeton Ballet School."
- Vanderbeek, Brian via McClatchy Newspapers. "Blues Traveler is the rare jam band with chart-topping hits", Chicago Tribune, November 14, 2013. Accessed June 15, 2014. "And such peace befits a band that traces its roots to the idyllic New Jersey town of Princeton. It's home to a great Ivy League university and apparently — at least in the 1970s — as a breeding ground for jam band leaders. Phish frontman Trey Anastasio attended preppy Princeton Day School just a couple years before Popper and Spin Doctors founder Chris Barron were classmates at Princeton High."
- Alden, Bill. "PHS Alum Potts Finds Direction In Triathlon; Now Aims to Soar at Athens Summer Games", Town Topics (newspaper), July 21, 2004. Accessed December 10, 2018. "After completing a stellar swimming career at the University of Michigan, Andy Potts found himself drifting.... As a kid growing up in Princeton, Potts focused his efforts on becoming a top swimmer."
- Fremon, Suzanne S. "State Has 13 on Olympic Team", The New York Times, August 13, 1972. Accessed November 22, 2017. "Peter Raymond, 25, of Princeton, a member of the Olympic eight‐oar crew, may be the New Jerseyan who is most likely to come home with a medal, perhaps even a gold medal.... Mr. Raymond has been rowing since his prep school days at South Kent School, and, as he said, 'rowed all through Princeton,' where he was stroke and captain of the varsity crew in his senior year. He was a member of the 1968 Olympic team, in the four without coxswain."
- Hillier, Jordan. "Christopher Reeve" Archived April 15, 2014, at the Wayback Machine, Princeton Magazine. Accessed June 15, 2014. "Born in New York City in 1952 and raised from the age of four in Princeton, Reeve's love of acting was evident from the days when he and his brother Benjamin turned large cardboard boxes into pirate ships for their own action adventures."
- " Jan 23, 1976: Singer, actor, athlete, activist Paul Robeson dies", The History Channel. Accessed November 22, 2014. "Paul LeRoy Bustill Robeson was born in Princeton, New Jersey, on April 9, 1898, the son of a father born into slavery and a mother raised as a vocal abolitionist."
- Dube, Ilene. "Arnold Roth Brings His Gags Back to Princeton" Archived December 20, 2014, at the Wayback Machine, U.S.1 Newspaper, March 21, 2012. Accessed November 22, 2014. "Roth, who lived in Princeton from 1963 to 1984, will present an illustrated lecture and sign copies of his books at the opening reception March 24."
- Shea, Kevin. "Bill Schluter, former state senator who ran for governor, dies at 90", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, August 6, 2018. Accessed August 7, 2018. "Born in Bronxville, New York and raised in Princeton, Schluter graduated from Princeton University in 1950, where he played varsity hockey all four years."
- Lavietes, Stuart. "Ralph Schoenstein, Humorist and Author, Is Dead at 73", The New York Times, August 28, 2006. Accessed November 22, 2014. "Ralph Schoenstein, a humorist who was a commentator on National Public Radio's All Things Considered, a prolific contributor to magazines and newspapers, the author of 18 books, and a ghostwriter whose works included Bill Cosby's Fatherhood, died on Thursday in Philadelphia. He was 73 and lived in Princeton, N.J."
- Johnson, Greg. "Lawrence High grad John Schneider rising in Blue Jays’ system as a manager", The Trentonian, April 10, 2018. Accessed December 5, 2018. "During John Schneider’s sixth season as a prospect in the Toronto Blue Jays organization, his career in professional baseball took a twist. A series of concussions and other injuries piled up, and the Princeton native steadily came to the realization that his playing days were almost over."
- Broadcasters, Milwaukee Brewers. Accessed November 29, 2014. "Born in Baltimore and raised in Princeton, New Jersey, Schroeder graduated from West Windsor Plainsboro High School, where he earned All-State honors his junior and senior years."
- Olmstead, Andrea. Roger Sessions: A Biography, p. 368. Accessed December 11, 2018. Routledge, 2008. ISBN 9780415977135. "After Lisl's death, July 9, 1982, Sessions lived alone at 63 Stanworth Lane in Princeton."
- "Tsutomu Shimomura", Takedown. Accessed December 11, 2018. "A Japanese citizen, Shimomura was raised in Princeton, New Jersey."
- Stetler, Carrie. "Actor Andrew Shue becomes internet mogul with CafeMom", NJ.com, March 24, 2009. Accessed November 29, 2014. "'I'd describe myself now as more of as a social media entrepreneur,' said Shue, 42, who grew up in South Orange and now lives in Princeton."
- Sirucek, Stefan. "An Interview With Michael Showalter", The Huffington Post, December 18, 2012. Accessed November 29, 2014. "[Q] Your parents were both Ivy League professors and you grew up in Princeton, NJ. How nerdy do you consider yourself on a scale of 1 to Spock? [A] 'Tribble.' Is that an acceptable answer?"
- Staff. "Barbara Boggs Sigmund, Mayor Of Princeton and Ex-Teacher, 51", The New York Times, October 11, 1990. Accessed November 29, 2014. "Barbara Boggs Sigmund, the Mayor of Princeton and a member of one of the nation's best-known political families, died of cancer yesterday at her home in Princeton, N.J. She was 51 years old."
- Bailey, Ronald. "The Pursuit of Happiness, Peter Singer interviewed by Ronald Bailey; Controversial philosopher Peter Singer argues for animal rights, utilitarian ethics, and A Darwinian Left.", Reason (magazine), December 2000. Accessed November 29, 2014. "Aside from the Manhattan apartment — he asked me not to give the address or describe it as a condition of granting an interview - he and his wife Renata, to whom he has been married for some three decades, have a house in Princeton."
- "'The Associates' suits Shelley Smith", The Paris News, November 9, 1979. Accessed December 12, 2015. "Born in Princeton, N.J., Smith graduated from Connecticut College with a degree in Art History."
- Biography, Tom Snow Music. Accessed November 22, 2014. "Tom was born in 1947, in Princeton, NJ. In 1965 he entered the Berklee College of Music in Boston with the hope of becoming a jazz pianist."
- Norrie, Helen. "Review of The Little Black Hen.", CM Magazine, May 21, 2004. Accessed August 29, 2014. "Gennady Spirin, the Moscow born artist who has done the artwork, is an accomplished and celebrated illustrator who now lives in Princeton, New Jersey."
- African-American Religion; A Historical Interpretation with Representative Documents - Betsey Stockton's Journal, Amherst University. Accessed August 29, 2014. "In 1860 the son bought her a house in Princeton, close to the church."
- John P. Stockton Attorney General 1877-1897, Office of the Attorney General of New Jersey. Accessed August 29, 2014. "John P. Stockton was born in Princeton, New Jersey on August 2, 1826."
- Stockton, Richard Archived September 15, 2015, at the Wayback Machine, Princeton University. Accessed August 29, 2014. "Stockton, Richard 1748 (1730–1781), a member of the first graduating class, and the first alumnus elected a trustee, was born in Princeton of a Quaker family that was among the community's earliest settlers.... His health shattered, his estate pillaged, his fortune depleted, he continued to live in Princeton, an invalid, until his death from cancer on February 28, 1781, in his fifty-first year."
- Stockton Richard (1764 - 1828), Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 29, 2014. "born in Princeton, N.J., April 17, 1764"
- Captain Robert F. Stockton, USN (1795-1866), Naval Historical Center. Accessed August 29, 2014. "Robert Field Stockton was born in Princeton, New Jersey, on 20 August 1795."
- Mroz, Jacqueline. "Sundance Honor for Film of Early Save-the-Earth Activists", The New York Times, February 13, 2009. Accessed December 10, 2018. "When he was just 11 years old and living in Princeton, Robert Stone borrowed his parents’ Super 8 camera and made his first film, about the pollution he saw around him.... After attending Princeton High School, Mr. Stone studied history in college."
- Cerasaro, Ashley J. "Closing the Deal; Jon Tenney, Princeton-born star of TV's The Closer, has a knack for turning small roles into big breaks.", New Jersey Monthly, November 14, 2011. Accessed August 29, 2014. "It's probably not a good idea to challenge a writer's vision when auditioning for a part on his television series, but that's exactly what Princeton native Jon Tenney did when he read for the role of Sergeant David Gabriel on TNT's hit drama The Closer."
- Hillier, Jordan. "Vintage Princeton: Paul Tulane" Archived July 20, 2014, at the Wayback Machine, Princeton Magazine. Accessed August 29, 2014. "When Tulane retired in 1857, after operating his business for close to 40 years, he bought the Walter Lowrie House at 83 Stockton Street in Princeton, where he then lived for 20 years until his death."
- Stevens, Ruth. "Library acquires papers of scientist and author Velikovsky", News at Princeton, July 29, 2005. Accessed August 29, 2014. "He lived first in New York City and later in Princeton."
- Kolata, Gina. "A Year Later, Snag Persists In Math Proof", The New York Times, June 28, 1994. Accessed August 29, 2014. "Dr. Wiles himself will not talk about his work on the proof. He did not answer telephone messages left at his office or a letter hand-delivered to his home in Princeton."
- Princeton's Historic Sites and People, Historical Society of Princeton. Accessed August 29, 2014. "Prospect House and Garden (1851)... Woodrow Wilson occupied the house when he was president of the University between 1902 and 1910.... In addition to Prospect, Woodrow Wilson occupied three houses during his time in Princeton: 72 Library Place, 82 Library Place, and 25 Cleveland Lane."
- John Witherspoon, Princeton University. Accessed August 29, 2014.
- Chau, Ethan. "The Life, Times, and Work of Edward Witten", Prezi, May 9, 2013. Accessed October 18, 2015. "Witten currently lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with his wife, Chiara Nappi, another physicist at Princeton University."
- Dao, James. "Homecoming; The Bill Bradley Campaign as a Celebration and Affirmation of the Garden State", The New York Times, October 24, 1999. Accessed October 18, 2015. "Richard Wright, 56, the national finance director, met Mr. Bradley at Princeton, where they played together on the basketball team.... A Princeton resident, he is a lawyer who ran an energy company before joining the campaign."
- Sarah Zelenka Archived July 29, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, USRowing. Accessed August 29, 2014. "Current Residence: Princeton, N.J."
- Thomas Jr., Robert McG. "Vladimir Zworykin, Television Pioneer, Dies At 92", The New York Times, August 1, 1982. Accessed July 30, 2013. "Dr. Vladimir Kosma Zworykin, a Russian-born scientist whose achievements were pivotal to the development of television, died Thursday at the Princeton (N.J.) Medical Center. He was 92 years old and lived in Princeton."
- Rein, Richard K. "How John Popper and Blues Traveler blew their way to stardom", Community News, May 31, 2016. Accessed June 25, 2020.
- Janson, Donald. "A Tour of Princeton Landmarks", The New York Times, April 30, 1989. Accessed June 25, 2020. "In 1945 the Stockton family sold Morven to Gov. Walter E. Edge. Six years later, while still in office, the Governor donated the mansion to the state with the requirement that it be used as the gubernatorial mansion or a state museum. From 1953 to 1982 Morven was home to the families of four Governors: Robert B. Meyner, Richard J. Hughes, William T. Cahill and Brendan T. Byrne. The National Park Service designated the house a National Historic Landmark in 1972.... After the Byrne family moved out, work began to transform Morven into a state museum. Drumthwacket became the official address of New Jersey governors."
- Longsdorf, Amy. "Picking Princeton As Setting For I.Q. Was A No-brainer", The Morning Call, December 24, 1994. Accessed August 29, 2014. "You don't have to be a genius to figure out why Princeton was selected to be the setting for "I.Q.," a romantic comedy about the efforts of Albert Einstein (Walter Matthau) to nudge his niece (Meg Ryan) into the arms of a neighborhood mechanic (Tim Robbins)."
- Arntzenius, Linda. "PHS Grad, Filmmaker Back in Town For Premier of Princeton Documentary", Town Topics (newspaper). Accessed November 22, 2014.
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- Altmann, Jennifer Greenstein. "Oates chooses fresh identity but familiar setting for novel", Princeton Weekly Bulletin, October 11, 2004. Accessed August 29, 2014. "Princeton is the setting for the novel Take Me, Take Me With You (Ecco) published under the name Lauren Kelly, who is described on the book jacket as 'the pseudonym of a bestselling and award-winning author.'"
- Superfudge by Judy Blume, Scholastic. Accessed August 29, 2014. "Well, Peter soon finds out that his mom is pregnant and the family is going to move to Princeton, New Jersey."
- Albert Einstein House, Princeton, NJ, National Register of Historic Places. Accessed May 17, 2015. "In 1936 he purchased 112 Mercer Street. The house remained his home until his death in 1955."
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