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Who are the former governors of New Jersey?


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December 14, 2007 2:50AM

Arguably the most famous former governor of New Jersey is James McGreevey. He served as the 52nd governor of New Jersey from January 15, 2002 until November 15, 2004 when he left office three months after admitting to having an affair with a male employee. He is the first and only openly gay governor in the history of the United States.

Richard James "Dick" Codey served as the 53rd governor of New Jersey (by virtue of his status of the President of the New Jersey Senate) from the resignation of James McGreevey. He was in office November 15, 2004-January 17,2006.

The current and 54th governor of New Jersey is Jon Stevens Corzine. He was sworn into office on January 17, 2006 for a four-year term ending in 2010.