The following petition to induct Marvin Creamer into the
New Jersey Hall of Fame was signed by hundreds of
individuals and presented to the NJHOF committee.



into the

Marvin C. Creamer was born in Vineland, NJ and lived in Southern New Jersey nearly all his life. Few citizens of this state have contributed and accomplished more in their lifetime than Marvin Creamer.

In addition to the many honors and achievements listed below, Professor Creamer accomplished something that no other person in the history of the world has done. On May 17th, 1984, he completed a circumnavigation of the globe without any navigational aids whatsoever. That feat placed America and New Jersey on the front page of newspapers around the world and earned the respect of navigators everywhere. Creamer is numbered among the greatest navigators of all time.

1916 Born on a farm near Vineland, NJ
1924 Moved next to Parvin State Park in Salem County
1932 High School graduation
1936 Learned the carpenter trade
1940-45 College
1944-45 18 months in the military
1946 Married Blanche Layton of Vineland
1948 Earned Masters degree
1948 Professor G.S.C. (now Rowan U.) where he taught until his retirement
1949-55 G.S.C. Director of Public Relations
1950 Built a house and moved to Glassboro, NJ
1955-57 President NJ Council for Geographic Education
1956-57 President G.S.C. Faculty Association
1961 Named "Outstanding Professor"
1962-64 Chairman Glassboro Tercentenary
1964 "Man of the Year," Glassboro Chamber of Commerce
1964-68 Chairman G.S.C. Social Studies Department
1976 Glassboro Bicentennial Committee
1976 "Special Envoy" to Portsmouth, England
1980 Honorary doctorate
1980 "Distinguished Alumnus" by the G.S.C. Alumni Association
1980 "Citizen of the Year," Glassboro Chamber of Commerce
1980 The Medal of Achievement for Performance Cruising, Yacht Racing/Cruising Magazine
1984 Good Citizenship Medal, National Committee of the Sons of the American Revolution
1984 Honorary member Slocum Society
1984 Honorary member Circumnavigators Club
1985 "Award for Excellence," NJ Education Association
1985 The Navigation Medal, Foundation for the Promotion of the Art of Navigation
1986 The coveted Blue Water Medal, sailing’s highest honor, Cruising Club of America
1989 Inducted into Cruising World's Hall of Fame
1995 Creativity Award, Odyssey of the Mind
1995 Annual award, Destination Imagination