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Jim McGreevey Edit Profile

also known as James Edward McGreevey

Governor of New Jersey

Jim McGreevey, American former Governor of New Jersey.


McGreevey, Jim was born on August 6, 1957 in Jersey City. Son of Jack and Veronica McGreevey.


Bachelor, Columbia University, 1978. Juris Doctor, Georgetown University, 1981. Master of Education, Harvard University, 1982.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Rider University, 2002.


Member New Jersey State Assembly (19th dist), Middlesex, 1990—1991. Mayor City of Woodbridge, New Jersey, 1992—2001. Member New Jersey State Senate from District 19, 1994—1997.

Governor State of New Jersey, Trenton, 2002—2004. Partner Weiner Lesniak LLP, Parsippany, New Jersey, 2004—2005. Attorney, regional manager Merck & Company, Rahway, New Jersey, 1987-1991.

Executive-in-residence, law & ethics, Kean University, since 2007.


Campaign committee volunteer State Legislation Campaigns, 1983, 85, 87. Campaign volunteer Middlesex County Freeholder reelection campaigns, 1983-1988. Attorney, policy counsel Assembly Democratic Majority Office, 1983-1984.

Campaign volunteer speaker for Congressman Bernard J. Dwyer, 1984, 86, 88, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, 1988, 94. Former chairman Central Jersey chapter American Red Cross. Member National Conference Christians and Jews (former chairman), Middlesex County Cult and Heritage Commission (former chairman), New Jersey League Nursing (former trustee), Diocese of Metuchen Catholic Lawyers Guild (past president).


Married Karen J. Schutz, 1991 (divorced 1997). 1 child Morag Veronica. Married Dina Matos, 2000 (separated 2004).

1 child Jacqueline Matos. Life partner Mark O'Donnell.

Jack McGreevey

Veronica McGreevey

Karen J. Schutz

Dina Matos

Morag Veronica McGreevey

Jacqueline Matos McGreevey