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Interviews with Fariborz S. Fatemi

Fariborz S. Fatemi was an assistant to New Jersey Governor Brendan Bryne from 1973-1979. Before coming to New Jersey, he was assistant professor of government at Wayne State University and had participated in the presidential campaigns of Robert F. Kennedy, Hubert Humphrey, Ed Muskie and George McGovern. After leaving Governor Byrne’s Office, Fatemi was staff director of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Human Rights and International Organizations, special assistant to Senator Joseph R. Biden, chief of staff to Representative Frank Guarini (NJ) and Marcy Kaptur (OH) and on the professional staff of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He is a graduate of Muhlenberg College with an M.A. and M.A.L.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts and Harvard University and an M.P.A. from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University where he also worked on his doctorate. He is now retired.

Two interviews with Fariborz S. Fatemi are available below.  His written recollections of Brendan Byrne’s 1973 and 1977 campaigns, the signing of the Atlantic City Casino Bill, and First Lady Jean Byrne are also available.


Interview on July 31, 2012Transcript available here (pdf)


Interview on January 30, 2013Transcript available here (pdf)