Capital: Trenton

State Nickname: Garden State

State Bird: Eastern Goldflinch

State Flower: Purple Violet

Admitted to the Union: December 18, 1787

Governors

August 27, 1776 to July 25, 1790:

Willaim Livingston*

* Died in office

July 25, 1790 to October 30, 1790:

Elisha Lawrence

October 30, 1790 to March 4, 1793:

William Paterson*

* Resigned from office

March 30, 1793 to June 3, 1793:

Thomas Henderson

June 3, 1793 to October 31, 1801:

Richard Howell

October 31, 1801 to October 28, 1802:

Joseph Bloomfield

November 15, 1802 to October 29, 1803:

John Lambert*

* Acting governor

October 29, 1803 to October 29, 1812:

Joseph Bloomfield

October 29, 1812 to October 29, 1813:

Aaron Ogden

October 29, 1814 to June 19, 1815:

William S. Pennington

* Resigned from office

June 19, 1815 to October 25, 1815:

William Kennedy

October 26, 1815 to February 1, 1817:

Mahlon Dickerson

* Resigned from office

February 6, 1817 to October 30, 1829:

Isaac H. Williamson

November 6, 1829 to October 26, 1832:

Peter D. Vroom

October 26, 1832 to February 27, 1833:

Samuel L. Southward

February 27, 1833 to October 23, 1833:

Elais P. Seeley

October 25, 1833 to October 28, 1836:

Peter D. Vroom

November 3, 1836 to October 27, 1837:

Philemon Dickerson

October 27, 1837 to October 27, 1843:

William Pennington

October 27, 1843 to January 21, 1845:

Daniel Haines

January 21, 1845 to January 18, 1848:

Charles C. Stratton

January 18, 1848 to January 20, 1851:

Daniel Haines

January 21, 1851 to January 17, 1854:

George F. Fort

January 17, 1854 to January 20, 1857:

Rodman M. Price

January 20, 1857 to January 17, 1860:

William A. Newell

January 17, 1860 to January 20, 1863:

Charles S. Olden

January 20, 1863 to January 16, 1866:

Joel Parker

January 16, 1866 to January 19, 1869:

Marcus L. Ward

January 19, 1869 to January 16, 1872:

Theodore F. Randolph

January 16, 1872 to January 19, 1875:

Joel Parker

January 19, 1875 to January 15, 1878:

Joseph D. Bedle

January 15, 1878 to January 18, 1881:

George B. McClellan

January 18, 1881 to January 15, 1884:

George C Ludlow

January 15, 1884 to January 18, 1887:

Leon Abbett

January 18, 1887 to January 21, 1890:

Robert S. Green

January 21, 1890 to January 17, 1893:

Leon Abbett

January 17m 1893 to January 21, 1896:

George T. Werts

January 21, 1896 to January 31, 1898:

John W. Griggs

* Resigned from office

February 1, 1898 to October 18, 1898:

Foster W. Voorhees*

* Acting governor

October 18, 1898 to January 17, 1899:

David O. Watkins*

* Acting governor

January 21, 1899 to January 21, 1902:

Foster M. Voorhees

January 21, 1902 to January 17, 1905:

Franklin Murphy

January 17, 1905 to January 21, 1908:

Edward C. Stokes

January 21, 1908 to January 17, 1911:

John F. Fort

January 17, 1911 to March 1, 1913:

Woodrow Wilson

* Resigned to take the office of the President of the U.S.A.

March 1, 1913 to October 28, 1913:

James F. Fielder*

* Resigned from office

October 28, 1913 to January 20, 1914:

Leon R. Taylor*

* Acting Governor

January 20, 1914 to January 15, 1917:

James F. Fielder

January 15, 1917 to May 6, 1919:

Walter E. Edge*

* Resigned from office

May 6, 1919 to January 13, 1920:

William N. Runyon

January 13, 1920 to January 20, 1920:

Clarence E. Case*

* Acting governor

January 20, 1920 To January 15, 1923:

Edward I, Edwards

January 15, 1923 to January 19, 1926:

George S. Silzer

January 19, 1926 to January 15, 1929:

Arthur Harry Moore

January 15, 1929 to January 19, 1932:

Morgan F. Larson

January 19, 1932 to January 3, 1935:

Arthur Harry Moore*

* Resigned from office

January 3, 1935 to January 8, 1935:

Clifford R. Powell*

* Acting governor

January 8, 1935 to January 15, 1935:

Horace G. Prall

* Acting governor

January 15, 1935 to January 18, 1938:

Harold G. Hoffman

January 18, 1938 to January 21, 1941:

Arthur Henry Moore

January 21, 1941 to January 18, 1944:

Charles Edison

January 18, 1944 to January 21, 1947:

Walter E. Edge

January 21, 1947 to January 18, 1954:

Alfred E. Driscoll

January 19, 1954 to January 16, 1962:

Robert B. Meyner

January 16, 1962 to January 20, 1970:

Richard J. Hughes

January 20, 1970 to January 15, 1974:

William T. Cahill

January 15, 1974 to January 19, 1982:

Brendan T. Byrne

January 19, 1982 to January 16, 1990:

Thomas H. Kean

January 16, 1990 to January 18, 1994:

James J. Florio

January 18, 1994 to January 31, 2001:

Christine Todd Whitman

January 31, 2001 to January 8, 2002:

Donald DiFrancesco

January 8, 2002

John Farmer Jr.

* Acting Governor

January 8, 2002 to January 12, 2002:

Richard Codey

* Acting Governor

January 15, 2002 to November 15, 2004:

James McGreevey

November 15, 2004 to January 17, 2006

Richard Codey

January 17, 2006 –

Jon Corzine

 
Senators - Class I

March 4, 1791 – December 5, 1798

John Rutherfurd * Resigned

December 5, 1798 – March 3, 1799

Franklin Davenport

March 4, 1799 – February 16, 1801

James Schureman * Resigned

February 28, – 1801 March 3, 1803

Aaron Ogden

September 1, 1803 – March 3, 1809

John Condit

March 4, 1809 – March 3, 1815

John Lambert

March 4, 1815 – January 8, 1821

James Jefferson Wilson

January 26, 1821 – March 3, 1823

Samuel Lewis Southard * Resigned

November 12, 1823 – August 19, 1826

Joseph McIlvaine

November 10, 1826 – January 12, 1829

Ephraim Bateman * Resigned

January 30, 1829 – March 3, 1833

Mahlon Dickerson

March 4, 1833 – June 26, 1842

Samuel Lewis Southard

July 2, 1842 – March 3, 1851

William Lewis Dayton

March 4, 1851 – January 10, 1853

Robert Field Stockton * Resigned

March 4, 1853 – September 12, 1862

John Renshaw Thomson * Died in office

January 14, 1863 – March 3, 1863

James Walter Wall

March 4, 1863 – November 1, 1866

William Wright * Died in office

November 12 – 1866 March 3, 1869

Frederick Theodore Frelinghuysen

March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1875

William Joyce Sewell

March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1881

Theodore Fitz Randolph

March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1887

William Joyce Sewell

March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1893

Rufus Blodgett

March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1899

James Smith, Jr.

March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1911

John Kean

March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1917

James Edgar Martine

March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1923

Joseph Sherman Frelinghuysen, Sr.

March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1929

Edward Irving Edwards

March 4, 1929 – January 3, 1935

Hamilton Fish Kean

January 3, 1935 – January 17, 1938

Arthur Harry Moore * Resigned

January 18, 1938 – November 8, 1938

John Gerald Milton

November 8, 1938 – November 22, 1943

William Warren Barbour * Died in office

November 26, 1943 – December 7, 1944

Arthur Walsh

December 7, 1944 – January 3, 1959

Howard Alexander Smith

January 3, 1959 – March 11, 1982

Harrison Arlington Williams, Jr. * Resigned

April 12, 1982 – December 20, 1982

Nicholas Frederick Brady

December 27, 1982 – January 3, 2001

Frank Lautenberg

January 3, 2001 – January 17, 2006

Jon Stevens Corzine

January 18, 2006 –

Robert Menendez

 
Senators - Class II

March 4, 1793 – November 12, 1796

Frederick Frelinghuysen

November 12, 1796 – March 3, 1799

Richard Stockton

March 4, 1799 – March 3, 1805

Jonathan Dayton

March 4, 1805 – March 12, 1809

Aaron Kitchell

March 21, 1809 – March 3, 1817

John Condit

March 4, 1817 – January 30, 1829

Mahlon Dickerson

March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1835

Theodore Frelinghuysen

March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1841

Garret Dorset Wall

March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1853

Jacob Welsh Miller

March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1859

William Wright

March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1865

John Conover Ten Eyck

March 15, 1865 – March 27, 1866

John Potter Stockton * Election disputed

March 27, 1866 – September 19, 1866

Vacant

September 19, 1866 – March 3, 1871

Alexander Gilmore Cattell

March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1877

Frederick Theodore Frelinghuysen

March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1895

John Rhoderic McPherson

March 4, 1895 – December 27, 1901

William Joyce Sewell

January 29, 1902 – March 3, 1907

John Fairfield Dryden

March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1913

Frank Obadiah Briggs

March 4, 1913 – January 30, 1918

William Hughes * Died in office

February 23, 1918 – March 3, 1919

David Baird

March 4, 1919 – November 21, 1929

Walter Evans Edge * Resigned office

November 30, 1929 – December 2, 1930

David Baird, Jr.

December 3, 1930 – October 5, 1931

Dwight Morrow * Died in office

December 1, 1931 – January 3, 1937

William Warren Barbour

January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1943

William Howell Smathers

January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1949

Albert Wahl Hawkes

January 3, 1949 – January 2, 1955

Robert Clymer Hendrickson

January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1979

Clifford Philip Case

January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1997

Bill Bradley

January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2003

Robert Torricelli

January 3, 2003 –

Frank Lautenberg

 
State Song
I'm From New Jersey

Lyrics and Music by Red Mascara

I know of a state that's a perfect
playland with white sandy beaches by the sea;
With fun-filled mountains, lakes and parks,
and folks with hospitality;
With historic towns where battles were fought,
and presidents have made their home;
It's called New Jersey,
and I toast and tout it wherever I may roam. 'Cause . . .

First Chorus

I'M FROM NEW JERSEY and I'm proud about it,
I love the Garden State.
I'M FROM NEW JERSEY and I want to shout it,
I think it's simply great.
All of the other states throughout
the nation may mean a lot to some;
But I wouldn't want another,
Jersey is like no other, I'm glad that's where I'm from.

Second Chorus

If you want glamour, try Atlantic City
or Wildwood by the sea;
Then there is Trenton, Princeton,
and Fort Monmouth, they all made history.
Each little town has got that certain something,
from High Point to Cape May;
And some place like Mantoloking, Phillipsburg,
or Hoboken will steal your heart away.


The song never been offically adopted.

Click Left Triangle to Play Melody
State Population

1790: 184,139

1800: 211,149

1810: 245,562

1820: 277,575

1830: 320,823

1840: 373,306

1850: 489,555

1860: 672,035

1870: 906,096

1880: 1,131,116

1890: 1,444,933

1900: 1,883,669

1910: 2,537,167

1920: 3,155,900

1930: 4,041,334

1940: 4,160,165

1950: 4,835,329

1960: 6,066,782

1970: 7,171,112

1980: 7,364,823

1990: 7,730,188

2000: 8,414,347


State Capitol Building 1907
 








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