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Jim Florio Edit Profile

also known as James Joseph Florio

Governor of New Jersey , Lawyer

Jim Florio, American lawyer, former Governor of New Jersey. Decorated Good Conduct medal; recipient John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage award, 1993, Leadership award Entrepreneur Magazine, New Jersey Bell Telephone award, Memorial award, Trenton State College, Woodrow Wilson fellow, Eagleton fellowship.


Florio, Jim was born on August 29, 1937 in Brooklyn. Son of Vincent Joseph and Lillian Hazel Florio.


Bachelor magna cum laude, Trenton State College, 1962. Postgraduate, Columbia University, 1963. Juris Doctor, Rutgers University, 1967.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Mount St. Mary's College.


Member New Jersey General Assembly, 1969—1974, United States Congress from 1st New Jersey District, 1975-1990. Governor State of New Jersey, 1990-1994. With Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander and Ferdon, 1994—1995.

Partner Florio & Perrucci, Piscataway, New Jersey, 1995—1999, Fischbein, Baddillo, Wagneb & Harding, Newark, 1999—2004. Founding partner Florio & Perrucci, 2004—2005, Florio Peffucci & Steinhardt, 2005—2006, Florio Peffucci Steinhardt & Fader, LLC, since 2006. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Xspand, Morristown, New Jersey, 2000—2006.

Borough solicitor Town of Runnemede, New Jersey, 1969-1974, Town of Woodlynne, New Jersey, 1970-1974, Town of Somerdale, New Jersey, 1972-1974. Solicitor Runnemede Sewage Authority. Attorney Lindenwold & Pennsauken Board Education.

Appointed by President Clinton to National Bi-partisan Task Force Welfare Reform, appointed chair Commission Presidential Scholars, chairman Pinelands Commission, 2002-2005. Senior policy fellow Edward J. Bloustein School Planning & Public Policy, Rutgers University. Board directors Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc., since 2005.

With United States Navy, 1955-1958, lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1958-1975.


Member Camden City Council on Economics Opportunity, 1966-1967, Camden Civil Rights Commission, 1966-1967, Camden County Council on Aging, 1968. Chairman East Camden Heart Fund Drive, 1967. Vice president board advisors Camden County Legal Service Program, 1968, borough solicitor for towns of, Runnemede, New Jersey, 1969-1974, Woodlynne, 1970-1974, Somerdale, 1972-1974.

Member New Jersey General Assembly, 1969-1974, Democratic nominee for government New Jersey, 1981. With United States Navy, 1955-1958. Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1958-1975.


Married Maryanne Spaeth, 1960 (divorced). Married Lucinda Coleman, 1988. Children: Christopher, Gregory, Catherine.

Vincent Joseph

Lillian Hazel Florio

Maryanne Spaeth

Lucinda Coleman

Christopher Florio

Gregory Florio

Catherine Florio