Edward Casper Casper Stokes Edit Profile
Brown University, Bachelor of Arts, 1883. Rutgers College, Doctor of Laws. Temple University, Doctor of Laws.
Dickinson College, Doctor of Laws Chairman Board, First Mechanics’ National. Bank of Trenton, New Jersey. Peoples National. Fire Insurance.
Company, Trenton; Chairman, Republic State Committee, 1900.
He was the Governor between 1905 and 1908. Stokes made his first attempt at the United States Senate in 1902 after the death of William Joyce Sewell, but fell short in voting by the Republican caucus, losing out to John F. Dryden. He was the Republican nominee for Governor in 1913, but lost to James F. Fielder.
From 1919 to 1927, he was the Chairman of the New Jersey Republican State Committee. Stokes ran for the U.S. Senate in 1928, but finished third in the GOP primary behind Hamilton F. Kean and Joseph Frelinghuysen. He chaired the state's GOP general election campaign that year.
Stokes was the President of Mechanics National Bank in Trenton and was President of the New Jersey Bankers Association. He lost much of his own money in the stock market crash, and in 1939 the New Jersey Legislature voted to give him a $2,500-a-year pension. Stokes turned the money down and instead took a state job advising New Jersey's public information office.
Stokes died November 4, 1942, aged 81. He is buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Millville, New Jersey.
Member: (First Pres) New Jersey Bankers’ Association. Phi Beta Kappa; University of Pennsylvania Museum. The Symposium (Trenton).
Clubs: Union League (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Trenton Country, Trenton, Carteret.