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Interview with Jerry Fitzgerald English

Jerry Fitzgerald English served during Governor Byrne’s first term as Legislative Counsel to the Governor and, in the second term, as Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection. She also was appointed by the Governor as a commissioner on the board of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. Prior to the Governor’s inauguration in January 1974, she served in the New Jersey State Senate and as counsel to the Senate majority. She is currently chair of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission and also serves as a director on various boards, including the Regional Plan Association of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and the Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Chemical Events Panel studying the destruction of chemicals at various U.S. Army Depots. As co-chair of the American Bar Association Environmental Litigation Committee on CERCLA and Hazardous Waste, she is a frequent lecturer and is a life fellow of the American Bar Association Foundation. She is an editor of the New Jersey Law Journal; an adjunct instructor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology; and a Master of the Environmental Inns of Court. She holds a law degree from the Boston College School of Law, and a B.A. degree from Stanford University, and also attended Harvard Law School.


Interview on December 13, 2006Transcript available here (pdf)