Former NJ Governor Richard Codey will speak and sign copies of his book at FDU in Madison

MADISON, NJ (October 17, 2011)New Jersey State Senator Richard J. Codey will present at FDUs College at Florham on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Rothman Building. Bruce Peabody, a political science professor, will interview Codey on his book published earlier this year, Me, Governor? Life in the Rough-and-Tumble of New Jersey Politics, with an opportunity for an audience question-and-answer to follow. Codeys book will be available for purchase, and he will sign copies after his presentation.


An FDU alumnus (BA 81, Education), Codey began his career in state government in 1973 when we has elected to the Assembly at the age of 26, becoming the youngest person to ever be elected to the Legislature. He served four terms before being elected to the New Jersey State Senate in 1981. As State Senator, he represents the 27th legislative district in Essex County.


After serving three decades in the state legislature, Codey was selected Senate President in 2004. When Governor James McGreevey resigned before his term expired, Codey assumed the governorship, serving as governor of New Jersey from November 2004 to January 2006.


Admission to the event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited. Please register early and arrive on time. For more information or to register, contact Madelyn Fine, 201-692-7013, Fairleigh Dickinson University is located at 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ.


For Immediate Release

FDU Office of Public Relations

   (Metropolitan Campus Office)
Dickinson Hall, Room 3365, H-DH3-1, Teaneck, NJ 07666

Dina Schipper,
Director of Public Relations
Fax: 201-692-7019

Helen Grill,
Senior General Clerk
Fax: 201-692-7019

FDU Office of Public Relations

   (College at Florham Office)
East Cottage, Second Floor, M-EC2-01, Madison, NJ 08450

Scott Giglio,
Assistant Director of Public Relations
Fax: 973-443-8671

Daniel Landau,
Public Relations Assistant
Fax: 973-443-8671