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James J. Bergen, American judge. Member New Jersey House of Representatives, 1876, 77, 91, 92 (speaker 1891, 92).

Background

Bergen, James J. was born on October 1, 1847 in Somerville, New Jersey, United States. Son of John Jay and Mary A. (Park) Bergen.

Education

Public schools and seminary, Somerville. Studied law with Hugh M. Gaston. Admitted to bar, 1868, and practiced at Somerville.

Career

Member New Jersey House of Representatives, 1876, 77, 91, 92 (speaker 1891, 92). Prosecutor of pleas, Somerset Company, New Jersey, 1877-1883. Delegate Democratic National Convention, 1896.

Vice-chancellor of New Jersey, 1904-1907. Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for terms 1907-1914, 1914-1921.

Membership

Member New Jersey House of Representatives, 1876, 77, 91, 92 (speaker 1891, 92).

Connections

Married Helen Arden Huggins, May 3, 1883.

father:
John Jay Bergen

mother:
Mary A. (Park) Bergen

spouse:
Helen Arden Huggins