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Interview with Kenneth McPherson

Kenneth McPherson was a key political adviser to Brendan Byrne, including in securing critical support from Hudson County Democratic leaders in the 1973 primary election campaign. He was later appointed by Governor Byrne as Chairman of the Governor’s Hudson River Waterfront Study, Planning and Development Commission (1979-1980), and as Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (1981-1983). An attorney, he founded in 1962 what is now the law firm of Waters McPherson and O’Neill. He also served as an Assistant Prosecutor in Hudson County (1963-1965), and as the Secretary to the New Jersey Division of State Tax Appeals (1965-1969). He is a graduate of St. Peter’s College and the Fordham University Law School.


Interview on September 22, 2006Transcript available here (pdf)