James J. Bergen

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James J. Bergen
Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey
In office
Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly
In office
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly
from the Somerset County district
In office
Personal details
Born(1841-10-01)October 1, 1841
DiedOctober 20, 1924(1924-10-20) (aged 83)
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Helen Arden Huggins

James J. Bergen (October 1, 1847 – October 20, 1924) was Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly and an Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court.[citation needed]

Born in Somerville, New Jersey on October 1, 1847, he was the son of John James Bergen and Mary Ann Park.

He was a Democrat member of the New Jersey General Assembly from Somerset County from 1876–77 and 1891–92, the latter term of which he was Speaker. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention from New Jersey in 1896.

Bergen was Somerset County Prosecutor of the Pleas from 1877 to 1883. HE WAS Vice-chancellor of New Jersey Court of Chancery from 1904 to 1907 and Associate Justice of New Jersey Supreme Court from 1907 to 1915.

He married May 3, 1883 to Helen Arden Huggins, with whom he had three children.

He died October 20, 1924.

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