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Richard J. Codey

Richard J. CodeyAKA Richard James Codey

Born: 27-Nov-1946
Birthplace: Orange, NJ

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of New Jersey, 2004-06

Richard Codey grew up in his family's funeral home in Orange, New Jersey. Richard worked in the family business, eventually becoming a licensed funeral director himself. When his father Donald became the county coroner, Richard was drafted to help with death scene pickups. "I was 14, taking bodies out of train wrecks. You grow up quick."

Father: Donald R. Codey, Sr. (d. 18-Dec-2003, Alzheimer's)
Mother: Patricia (d. 2004)
Brother: Donald R. Codey, Jr.
Sister: Patricia
Brother: Robert
Sister: Colleen
Wife: Mary Jo Rolli (m. 28-Nov-1981)
Son: Kevin (b. Oct-1984)
Son: Christopher (b. Jun-1988)

    High School: Oratory Prep School, Summit, NJ
    University: Trenton Junior College
    University: BA Education, Fairleigh Dickinson University (1981)

    Governor of New Jersey (15-Nov-2004 to 17-Jan-2006)
    Governor of New Jersey (12-Jan-2002 to 15-Jan-2002, acting)
    New Jersey State Senate (1982-)
    New Jersey State Assembly (1974-81)
    John Edwards for President
    John Kerry for President
    Irish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Obesity


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