• Robert Hunter Elementary School
     
    Robert Hunter was a historical figure who entered the British army and rose to the rank of major-general. He was appointed lieutenant governor of Virginia in 1707 but was captured en route to the colony by the French. After being released in 1709, he was appointed governor of New York and New Jersey. He served with success for almost 10 years, and was one of the few popular Royal Governors in American history. He later served as a governor of Jamaica (1727-1734). Hunterdon County is named after him as well.
     
    A man of wit and humor, he was the author of the famous Letter on Enthusiasm (1708). In 1714, he also authored Androborus, the first play to have been written and printed in British America.
     
    Mr. Hunter died in March of 1734 in Jamaica. He was 70. Robert Hunter School was building in 1961 and was named in his honor.
     
    Hunterdon Life, 2006
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