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    Leon Hess

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    March 14, 1914 – May 7, 1999

    Did you know that our home state, the great New Jersey (stop the snickering!) has its own Hall of Fame? Seriously!

    So who is deemed to be the best of the best of our wonderful state? (No, not Tony Soprano.) Bruce Springsteen, of course a first-ballot inductee. Thomas Edison, natch. Buzz Aldrin, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Carl Lewis, Frank Sinatra, Meryl Streep, Walt Whitman, Woodrow Wilson... alright, let's get to the Jews.

    Presenting your New Jersey Jewish Hall of Famers... Albert Einstein! Carl Sagan! Jerry Lewis! (umm... well, they can't all be Einstein...) Judy Blume! Philip Roth! Michael Douglas! And the one inductee not yet profiled, Leon Hess, the one-time oil baron who owned the New York Jets and moved them to New Jersey in the 1970s.

    So, you see, New Jersey is not just a great state, but a great Jewish state. Seriously, stop the snickering.

    Verdict: Jew.

    June 3, 2013

    See Also

    Judy Blume

    Albert Einstein

    Jerry Lewis

    Philip Roth

    Carl Sagan
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