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Encyclopedia > Robert B. Meyner

Robert Baumle Meyner (July 3, 1908 - May 27, 1990) of Phillipsburg, New Jersey was the Democratic Governor of New Jersey from 1954 to 1962. Before being elected Governor, Meyner represented Warren County in the New Jersey Senate from 1948 to 1951. July 3 is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 181 days remaining. ... 1908 (MCMVIII) is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... May 27 is the 147th day (148th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 218 days remaining. ... This article is about the year. ... Map of Phillipsburg in Warren County Phillipsburg is a town located in Warren County, New Jersey, in the United States. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Governor of New Jersey is the chief executive of the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Warren County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ... The New Jersey Senate is the upper house of the New Jersey Legislature. ...

Robert Meyner was born in Easton, Pennsylvania to a silk worker of German ancestry. At the age of eight, the family moved across the state border to Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Meyner graduated from Phillipsburg High School there in 1926, and entered Lafayette College, where he majored in government and law. He is a brother of the Alpha Chi Rho fraternity. After his graduation, he moved on to Columbia Law School. He first found employment as a law clerk in Union City. Motto: Nickname: Map Political Statistics Founded Incorporated Northampton County Mayor Philip B. Mitman Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 12. ... Phillipsburg High School is a comprehensive, four-year public high school located in Phillipsburg, in Warren County, New Jersey as part of the Phillipsburg School District. ... Lafayette College, located in Easton, Pennsylvania in Pennsylvanias Lehigh Valley, is an independent, undergraduate, coeducational, residential institution. ... Fraternity Ensign Alpha Chi Rho (ΑΧΡ) is a mens collegiate fraternity founded in 1895 at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut by the Reverend Paul Ziegler, his son Carl Ziegler, and Carls friends William Rouse, Herbert T. Sherriff and William A.D. Eardley. ... Columbia Law School, located in New York City, is one of the professional schools of Columbia University and one of the leading law schools in the United States. ... Union City, New Jersey Spectators viewing the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks from across the Hudson River, in the terrace courtyard of the Union City Boxing Club. ...

Meyner returned to Phillipsburg in 1936, where he quickly became a well known trial lawyer. His prominent involvement in civic and social affairs, as well as the recognition it generated, helped him in 1941 during his first bid for elected office. He lost a campaign for a seat in the New Jersey Senate by only fifty votes.

During World War II, Meyner served as an officer in the Navy, and he was discharged with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. After a failed run for federal office, he was elected to the state senate in 1947. Though he was the Senate Minority Leader in 1950, Meyner lost his seat in the election of 1952. Combatants Allies: • Poland •UK & Commonwealth • France/Free France • Soviet Union • United States • China . ... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for conducting naval operations around the globe. ... In the Royal Navy, United States Navy and United States Coast Guard, a lieutenant commander (lieutenant-commander or Lt Cdr in the RN) is a commissioned officer superior to a lieutenant and inferior to a commander. ... The Senate Minority Leader is a member of the United States Senate who is elected by his or her party conference to serve as the chief Senate spokesmen for his or her party and to manage and schedule the legislative and executive business of the Senate. ...

The ailing New Jersey Democratic Party chose him as its gubernatorial candidate in 1953, and he achieved a surprise victory, boosted by a minor scandal surrounding his opponent, Paul L. Troast. Meyner's first term was marked by strong support for state education and a general restructuring of the government. He defeated Malcolm Forbes handily in 1957 in his bid for re-election. Official language(s) None defined, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 47th 22,608 km² 110 km 240 km 14. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Malcolm Stevenson Forbes (August 19, 1919 – February 24, 1990), known as Malcolm Forbes, was publisher of Forbes magazine, founded by his father B.C. Forbes and today run by his son Steve Forbes. ...

While Governor, Meyner uncovered Employment Security Division Director (and former governor) Harold G. Hoffman's massive corruption scam, and suspended Hoffman on March 18, 1954. Harold Giles Hoffman (February 7, 1896–June 4, 1954) was an American politician who was the Republican Governor of New Jersey from 1935 to 1938. ... March 18 is the 77th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (78th in leap years). ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

New Jersey's constitution prohibited governors from serving more than two consecutive terms, but did not place a limit on the total number of terms. So when his Democratic successor, Richard J. Hughes had served two terms and was unable ro run for a third, the Democratic Party turned back to Meyner as their guberntorial candidate in 1969. But after 16 years of Democratic administrations, the public chose Republican William T. Cahill over Meyner. Richard Joseph Hughes (August 10, 1909–December 7, 1992) was the Democratic Governor of the U.S. state of New Jersey from 1962 to 1970. ... William Thomas Cahill (June 25, 1912–July 1, 1996) was an American politician who was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey from 1959 to 1970 and the Governor of New Jersey from 1970 to 1974. ...

Meyner's wife, Helen Stevenson Meyner served in in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975 through 1978. Helen Day Stevenson Meyner, also known as Helen S. Meyner (March 5, 1929; Queens County, New York – November 2, 1997; Captiva Island, Florida) was a Democratic U.S. Representative from New Jersey from 1975 through 1978. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ...

Meyner was cremated and his ashes are at Phillipsburg Cemetery.

See also

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

External link

  • New Jersey State Library biography for Robert B. Meyner (PDF)
Preceded by:
Alfred E. Driscoll
Governor of New Jersey
Succeeded by:
Richard J. Hughes

Alfred Eastlack Driscoll (October 25, 1902–March 9, 1975) of Haddonfield, New Jersey, was a state senator (1939-1941) representing Camden County, Governor of New Jersey, and president of Warner-Lambert (now a part of Pfizer). ... The Governor of New Jersey is the chief executive of the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Richard Joseph Hughes (August 10, 1909–December 7, 1992) was the Democratic Governor of the U.S. state of New Jersey from 1962 to 1970. ...

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