On Saturday, November 16, 2013, a conference will be held to explore the history and development of the position of Governor in New Jersey and to commemorate the publication of an updated edition of The Governors of New Jersey, 1664-2010. The conference is the product of a collaboration between the New Jersey Historical Commission as well as the Eagleton Institute’s Center on the American Governor. The event, titled The New Jersey Governor: From The Age of The Town Crier to Twitter, will feature a panel on the impact of the media on the position of Governor consisting of former NJ Governors Christine Todd Whitman, James Florio, and Brendan Byrne, who will be moderated by Steve Kornacki, the host of MSNBC’s Up. The keynote address will be provided by Dr. Michael Birkner, Franklin Professor of Liberal Arts and Professor of History at Gettysburg College. An additional panel discussion featuring Barbara Salmore, John Wefing, and Marc Mappen will be held to discuss the evolution of Gubernatorial policy.
The event will be held on in the Douglass Campus Center at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Directions can be found here.
For more information, click here for the New Jersey Historical Commission’s event page and here for a page of research and links relating to the position of NJ Governor provided by Eagleton Institute’s Center on the American Governor