James Fairman Fielder

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James Fairman Fielder
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Acting Governor of New Jersey
In office
March 1, 1913 – October 28, 1913
Preceded by Woodrow Wilson
as Governor
Succeeded by Leon R. Taylor
as Acting Governor
35th Governor of New Jersey
In office
January 20, 1914 – January 15, 1917
Preceded by Leon R. Taylor
as Acting Governor
Succeeded by Walter Evans Edge
as Governor
Personal details
Born February 26, 1867
Jersey City, New Jersey1
Died December 2, 1954 (aged 87)
Newark, New Jersey
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Mabel Crowell Miller (1874-1953)
Religion Episcopalian

James Fairman Fielder (February 26, 1867 – December 2, 1954) was an American politician of the Democratic party, who served as the 35th Governor of New Jersey, from 1913 to 1917, with a break of several months when he stepped down from office to avoid constitutional limits on serving successive terms.

Biography

He was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on February 26, 1867 to United States Congressman George Bragg Fielder.

After law school he became a member of the New Jersey General Assembly representing Hudson County, New Jersey from 1903 to 1904. He was then a member of the New Jersey Senate from Hudson County from 1908 to 1913.

The New Jersey Senate convened in January 1913 after Woodrow Wilson had won the 1912 Presidential Election and Fielder was selected to serve as President of the New Jersey Senate. This set him up to become acting Governor of New Jersey starting on March 1, 1913.

Fielder resigned from his Senate office on October 28, 1913, so as to "create a vacancy in the governorship and avoid constitutional limits on succeeding himself". After winning "re-election," he took office on January 20, 1914, and served a full term in office, from January 20, 1914 to January 15, 1917.

Fiedler died on December 2, 1954 of a heart attack at Mountainside Hospital.2 He was buried in the mausoleum in Fairmount Cemetery, Newark.

See also

References

  1. ^ "New Jersey Governor James Fairman Fielder". National Governors Association. Retrieved Aug 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Ex-gov, J. Fielder Of Jersey Is Dead. Successor to Wilson Served Until 1917. Was Court Vice Chancellor for 40 Years". New York Times. December 3, 1954. Retrieved 2010-03-27. "James Fairman Fielder, Governor of New Jersey, died to-day at the Mountainside Hospital. His age was 87. ..." 

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Dyneley Prince
President of the New Jersey Senate
1913
Succeeded by
James A. C. Johnson
Preceded by
Woodrow Wilson
Governor
Acting Governor of New Jersey
March 1, 1913 – October 28, 1913
Succeeded by
Leon R. Taylor
Acting Governor
Preceded by
Leon R. Taylor
Acting Governor
Governor of New Jersey
January 20, 1914 – January 15, 1917
Succeeded by
Walter Evans Edge
Party political offices
Preceded by
Woodrow Wilson
Democratic Nominee for Governor of New Jersey
1913
Succeeded by
H. Otto Wittpenn







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