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Governor Thomas H. Kean’s Cabinet

Secretary of Agriculture
Arthur R. Brown Jr. (July 1, 1982-Jan. 15, 2002)

Attorney General
Irwin I. Kimmelman (Jan 19, 1982-Jan 21, 1986)
W. Cary Edwards (Jan 21, 1986-Jan 19, 1989)
Donald R. Besole (Acting) (Jan 19-Feb 14, 1989)
Peter N. Perretti Jr. (Feb 14, 1989-Jan 16, 1990)

Commisioner of Banking
Michael M. Horn (Feb. 8, 1982-March 20, 1984)
Dominick A. Mazzagetti (Acting) (March 20, 1984-July 11, 1984)
Mary L. Parell (July 11, 1984-Jan. 16, 1990)

Civil Service Commission President
(Became the Department of Personnel in 1986)
S. Howard Woodson Jr. (Sept. 23, 1976-Mar. 23, 1982)
Eugene J. McCaffrey (Mar. 23, 1982-Sep 25, 1986)

Commissioner of Commerce and Economic Development
Borden R. Putman (April 1, 1982-Jan. 16, 1990)

Commissioner of Community Affairs
John P. Renna  (Feb. 10, 1982-Nov. 29, 1985)
Gerome R. White Jr. (Acting) (Nov. 30, 1985-February 18, 1986)
Leonard S. Coleman Jr. (Feb. 18, 1986-July 6, 1988)
Anthony M. Villane Jr. (Acting) (July 7-Oct. 26, 1988)
Anthony M. Villane Jr. (Oct. 26, 1988-Jan. 16, 1990)

Commissioner of Corrections
William H. Fauver (June 15, 1978-Dec. 31, 1997)

Defense Chief of Staff
(Title changed to Adjutant general in 1984, and Department renamed the
Department of Military and Veterans Affairs in 1988)
Major General Wilford C. Menard (March 20, 1974-Feb. 9, 1982)
Major General Francis R. Gerard  (Feb. 10, 1982-April 9, 1990)

Commissioner of Education
Gustav H. Rue (Acting) (April 1-July 7, 1982)
Saul Cooperman (July 7, 1982-June 30, 1990)

Commissioner of Environmental Protection
Robert E. Hughey (March 1, 1982-Jan. 30, 1986)
Richard T. Dewling (Feb. 4, 1986-Sep. 8, 1988)
Christopher J. Daggett (Acting) (Sep. 8, 1988-March 14, 1989)
Christopher J. Daggett (March 14-Dec. 31, 1989)
Helen C. Fenske (Acting) (Jan. 1-18, 1990)

Energy Commisioner
Leonard S. Coleman Jr. (Feb. 10, 1982-Feb. 18, 1986)
Charles A. Richman (Acting) (Feb. 18, 1986-April 4, 1988

Commissioner of Health
Shirley A. Mayor (March 5-Oct. 4 1982)
Alan N. Koplin (Acting) (Oct. 4, 1982-Feb. 24, 1983)
J. Richard Goldstein (Feb 24, 1983-Aug 1, 1986)
Molly Joel Coye (Aug. 6, 1986- Dec. 15, 1989)
David L. Knowlton (Acting) (Dec 15, 1989-Jan. 16, 1990)

Chancellor of Higher Education
T. Edward Hollinder (Aug 9, 1977-June 30, 1990)

Commissioner of Human Services
George J. Albanese (March 8, 1982-June 30, 1985)
G. Geofferys Perselay (Acting) (July 1, 1985-July 1, 1986)
Drew E. Altman  (July 1, 1986-August 18, 1989)
Margaret Howard (Acting) (Aug. 19-Sep. 7, 1989)
William Waldman (Acting) (Sep. 8, 1989-March 26, 1990)

Commissioner of Insurance
John G. Foley (Acting) (Jan 25-Feb 10, 1982)
Joseph F. Murphy (Feb 10, 1982-April 16, 1984)
Kenneth D. Merin (Acting) (April 16-Oct. 9, 1984)
Kenneth D. Merin (Oct. 9, 1984-Jan. 10, 1985)
Jasper J. Jackson (Acting) (Jan 10-March 11, 1985)
Hazel Frank Gluck (March 11, 1985-May 10, 1986)
Kenneth D. Merin (May 10, 1986-Jan. 16, 1990)

Commissioner of Labor
Roger Bodman (Acting) (Jan. 25, 1982-Feb. 5, 1982)
Roger Bodman (Feb. 5, 1982-July 1, 1984)
William G. Van Note, Jr. (July 2-Oct 1, 1984)
Charles Serraino (Oct. 1, 1984- Jan 16, 1990)

Personnel Commissioner
Eugene J. McCaffey (Sep. 25, 1986- June 9, 1989)
Charles A. Nanry (Acting) (June 12, 1989-Jan. 18, 1990)

Public Advocate
Joseph H. Rodriguez (Feb. 11, 1982- May 21, 1985)
Amy R. Piro (Acting) (May 22-July 31, 1985)
Alfred A. Slocum (Acting) (Aug. 1, 1985-March 24, 1986)
Alfred A. Slocum (March 24, 1986-Jan. 16, 1990)

Secretary of State
Jane Burgio (Jan. 19, 1982-Jan. 16, 1990)

Commissioner of Transportation
John P. Sheridan (May 19, 1982-May 4, 1985)
Roger A. Bodman (May 10, 1985-May 26, 1986)
Hazel Frank Gluck (May 27, 1986-July 7, 1989)
Robert A. Innocenzi (Acting) (July 7, 1989-March 26, 1990)

State Treasurer
Kenneth R. Biederman (Acting) (Jan. 19-Feb 25, 1982)
Kenneth R. Beiderman (Feb. 25, 1982-March 16, 1984)
Michael M. Horn (March 20, 1984-Jan. 21, 1986)
Feather O’ Conner (March 7, 1986-Jan. 8, 1990)

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