TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – From an award-winning singer who died too soon to a former president best known as a rest stop on a toll road, the 51 people nominated to be inducted into New Jersey’s Hall of Fame are a diverse bunch.

The one thing they have in common: They lived in New Jersey at some point.

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The public has until May 3 to make their choices among five categories online at

The nominees include Whitney Houston, Alan Alda, Joe Pesci and Brook Shields representing entertainment.

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Super Bowl winning coach Bill Parcells and figure skating legend Dick Button are in the sports category.

Aaron Burr, who killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel, is in the history category along with President Grover Cleveland, the namesake of a New Jersey Turnpike service area.

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