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Encyclopedia > James Fairman Fielder

James Fairman Fielder (February 26, 1867 in Jersey City, New JerseyDecember 2, 1954 in Newark, New Jersey) was a Democrat who was the Governor of New Jersey from 1913 to 1917, with a break of several months when he stepped down from office. February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1867 (MDCCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Official website: http://www. ... December 2 is the 336th day (337th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Skyline of downtown Newark as seen from the Newark Bay Bridge. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States, the other one being the Republican Party. ... The Governor of New Jersey is the chief executive of the U.S. state of New Jersey. ...


He was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on February 26, 1867 to George Bragg Fielder. He was the grandson of James F. Fielder. He was the nephew of William Brinkerhoff. James trained as a lawyer and became a member of the New Jersey General Assembly from Hudson County, New Jersey from 1903 to 1904. He was a member of New Jersey Senate from Hudson County from 1908 to 1913. James was an Episcopalian of Dutch and English ancestry. Official website: http://www. ... February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1867 (MDCCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The New Jersey General Assembly is the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature. ... The skyline of Jersey City, as seen from Lower New York Bay. ... The New Jersey Senate is the upper house of the New Jersey Legislature. ... The skyline of Jersey City, as seen from Lower New York Bay. ... The word Episcopal is derived from the Greek επισκοπος epískopos, which literally means overseer; the word however is used in religious terms to mean bishop. ...


When the New Jersey Senate convened in January 1913 after Woodrow Wilson had won the 1912 Presidential Election, the Democratic caucus selected Fieldler to serve as Senate President, knowing that he would assume the position of Acting Governor after Wilson stepped down. Fielder became Acting Governor on March 1, 1913, when Woodrow Wilson stepped down to become President of the United States. Fielder resigned from his Senate office on October 28, 1913, so as to create a vacancy in the governorship and avoid constitutional limits on succeeding himself. After winning "re-election," he took office on January 20, 1914, and served a full term in office. Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924) was the 28th President of the United States (1913–1921). ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924) was the 28th President of the United States (1913–1921). ... The presidential seal was used by president Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... October 28 is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 64 days remaining. ... 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday. ...


Fiedler died of a heart attack and is buried in the mausoleum in Fairmount Cemetery, Newark. The Pierson Monument Fairmount Cemetery is a 150 acre Victorian cemetery in the West Ward of Newark, New Jersey in the neighborhood of Fairmount. ...


See also

This is a list of governors of New Jersey. ...

External links

  • New Jersey State Library biography of James Fairman Fielder (PDF)
  • Dead Governors of New Jersey - James F. Fielder
Preceded by:
Woodrow Wilson
Governor of New Jersey
1913 as Acting Governor
Succeeded by:
Acting Governor Leon R. Taylor
Preceded by:
Acting Governor Leon R. Taylor
Governor of New Jersey
1914–1917
Succeeded by:
Walter E. Edge
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