Brendan Byrne

 

 

Age: 93

 

Summary: former two-term governor of New Jersey from 1973 to 1981 who mobsters said was too ethical to be bribed and who authorized the law permitting gambling in Atlantic City, who built his reputation as a crusading prosecutor and held numerous governmental positions during more than 30 years of public service, who also signed New Jersey's first income tax into law.

 

 

Cause of Death: Lung cancer

 

Born: April 1, 1924

 

Died: January 4, 2018

 

Location: Livingston, New Jersey