Hon. George Bragg Fielder, lawyer, Civil War veteran, Surrogate Judge of Hudson County and U.S. Congressman, built this house as his home in 1870. He married Eleanor Brinkerhoff a member of one of the oldest Dutch families in New Jersey. The Brinkerhoffs owned much of the farmland in this area from the 17th to 19th centuries. NJ Senator William Brinkerhoff, a prominent lawyer and Mrs. Fielder’s brother, lived across the street at 97 Summit Avenue. George B. Fielder died in 1906. His son, James Fairman Fielder, who was raised in this house, was a lawyer, a member of the NJ House of Representatives and State Senate President. He became the 35th Governor of New Jersey when Woodrow Wilson resigned that position in 1913 after his election as President of the United States. James F .Fielder was governor until 1917 and then served 27 years as a judge of the NJ Chancery Court. He died in 1954.