General | Hackensack (1896 – 1940)
Regarded as one of the greatest American Writers of the 20th Century, Fitzgerald was considered the voice of The Lost Generation of the 1920s and wrote about the Jazz Age, a term he coined himself. He attended Newman Prep School in Hackensack, and Princeton University. After serving in the Army, Fitzgerald launched his writing career, during which he wrote more than 160 magazine articles, numerous short stories, as well as four novels. His most famous work, The Great Gatsby, is often considered the classic example of the American novel. He is still one of the most influential novelists in American literature.