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Colleagues, dignitaries keep in mind late New Jersey Gov. Jim Florio – Information 12 Lengthy Island


A memorial service was held on Monday in Camden County for former New Jersey Gov. Jim Florio.

Florio, 85, died simply over per week in the past. He served as governor from 1990 to 1994.

“He was the embodiment of moral public service,” stated Inspira Well being CEO Amy Mansue. “His ethical compass all the time pointed north.”

Florio, a highschool dropout, grew up in New York Metropolis. He started his regulation profession in Camden County and represented the realm in Congress for 16 years earlier than he grew to become governor.

“I all the time thought he wasn’t the best politician – he was the best statesman,” stated Florio’s regulation associate Mike Perucci.

All dwelling former governors attended Florio’s service, together with the 2 Republicans who beat Florio for the state’s high job in tight elections in 1981 and 1993.


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