Lucille Davy was the Commissioner of Education in New Jersey. She was named acting commissioner on September 9, 2005, by former Governor of New Jersey Richard Codey.[1] She was named commissioner by Gov. Jon Corzine as of July 11, 2006.[2]

Lucille Davy
Commissioner of Education in New Jersey
In office
September 9, 2005 – March 11, 2010
Preceded byWilliam Librera
Succeeded byBret Schundler

When she was named acting commissioner by Codey, she joined her husband, then Human Services Commissioner James Davy, in the cabinet. They are the first husband and wife to serve together in a state cabinet.

She is a former education policy advisor to Codey and former Gov. James McGreevey. When Corzine took office he announced his intention to retain Davy as acting commissioner while he led a national search for a new commissioner, a search which included Davy. When he appointed Davy to the post, he said her work as acting commissioner convinced him to select her for the permanent post.

Davy is a lifelong New Jersey resident and grew up in Livingston, New Jersey where she was a graduate of Livingston High School. She graduated cum laude from Seton Hall University with a bachelor's degree in mathematics, and she received her law degree from the Notre Dame Law School. She and her husband reside in Pennington, New Jersey.[3]


  1. ^ Codey Names Lucille Davy Department of Education Acting Commissioner Archived 2005-12-08 at the Wayback Machine, press release dated September 9, 2005
  2. ^ Governor Corzine announces he will nominate Acting Commissioners Lucille Davy and George Hayman to serve as Commissioners of the Departments of Education and Corrections Archived 2006-09-29 at the Wayback Machine, press release dated July 11, 2006
  3. ^ Lucille Day, Office of the Governor of New Jersey, backed up by the Internet Archive as of July 2, 2008. Accessed February 24, 2011. "Commissioner Davy is married to James M. Davy. They live in Pennington with their two sons, James and Andrew."

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