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George Sebastian Silzer (April 14, 1870 – October 16, 1940) served as the 38th Governor of New Jersey.

George Sebastian Silzer
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38th Governor of New Jersey
In office
January 15, 1923 – January 19, 1926
Preceded byEdward I. Edwards
Succeeded byA. Harry Moore
Member of the New Jersey Senate
In office
Personal details
BornApril 14, 1870
New Brunswick, New Jersey
DiedOctober 16, 1940 (aged 70)
Newark, New Jersey
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Henrietta T. Waite



He was born on April 14, 1870 in New Brunswick, New Jersey.[1] Silzer was a member of the New Brunswick board of aldermen from 1892 to 1896. He was a member of the New Jersey Senate from Middlesex County from 1907 to 1912. He served as Governor of New Jersey from 1923 to 1926. He was appointed chairman of the New York Port Authority, serving in that role from 1926 to 1928.[1] He died on October 16, 1940 of a heart attack as he was on his way to Pennsylvania Station in Newark from his law offices in that city.[2]

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  1. ^ a b New Jersey Governor George Sebastian Silzer Archived September 30, 2007, at the Wayback Machine, National Governors Association. Accessed August 5, 2007.
  2. ^ "Ex-Gov. G.S. Silzer Of Jersey Is Dead". New York Times. October 17, 1940. Retrieved July 21, 2007. Former Chairman Of Port Of New York Authority Is Stricken In Street Was Appointed By Wilson Named Prosecutor Of Pleas. Leader In Planning For The George Washington Bridge Ex-Governor On Way Home Alderman At Age Of 21 Opposed By Governor Moore. Newark, New Jersey; October 16, 1940; Former Governor George S. Silzer Of New Jersey Died Of A Heart Attack Today While On His Way To The Pennsylvania Railroad Station From His Law Offices In The National Newark ...

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Political offices
Preceded by
Edward I. Edwards
Governor of New Jersey
January 15, 1923 – January 19, 1926
Succeeded by
A. Harry Moore
Party political offices
Preceded by
Edward I. Edwards
Democratic Nominee for Governor of New Jersey
Succeeded by
A. Harry Moore