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Sharpe James' Biography

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Full Name:

Sharpe James




Wife: Mary Lou James; 3 Children: John, Elliott, Kevin

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Home City:

Newark, NJ



BS, Education, Montclair State University

Columbia University

MS, Education, Springfield College

Rutgers University

Washington State University

Senator, New Jersey State Senate, 1999-2007

Mayor, City of Newark, NJ, 1986-2006

Assistant Majority Leader, New Jersey State Senate, 2004-2005

Assistant Democratic Leader, New Jersey State Senate, 2002-2003

Councilman at large, 1982-1986

Newark City Council, 1970-1986

South Ward Councilman, 1970-1982

Delegate Whip, Democratic National Convention, 1980

Commissioner, New Jersey State Redevelopment Authority, 1995-present

Professor of Health Sciences, Essex County College

Teacher, Newark School District.

United States Army, 1958-1960

New Jersey Conference of Mayors, 1991-present

Trustee, United States Conference of Mayors, 1987-present

President, National League of Cities, 1994