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Joseph S. Cortelyou

Joseph S. Cortelyou (1877-1962)  Made headlines across the country when his perfect driving record was praised publicly by the NJ Commissioner of Motor Vehicles--Cortelyou had driven 500,000 miles in 38 years with no tickets and no accidents. Cars were Cortelyou's "thing"--he published an automotive trade magazine and actually made some of his own cars just after the turn of the century (local cops didn't like his self-made cars because Cortelyou added doors, and the police thought that would slow down passengers if they had to exit the car in a hurry). Cortelyou lived on the corner of Haworth and Owatonna Avenues.