Recollections of Governor Richard J. Hughes


Excerpts from interviews conducted for the Eagleton Center on the American Governor:


  • Raymond Bateman (NJ Senate President; 1977 Republican gubernatorial nominee)
  • Richard Leone (Special Assistant to RJH; later Brendan Byrne campaign manager and State Treasurer)
  • Stanley Van Ness (RJH Counsel and Assistant Counsel; later NJ Public Advocate in Byrne Administration)
  • Gordon MacInnes (Special Assistant to Education Commissioner Carl Marburger; Special Assistant to RJH; later Assemblyman; State Senator and Assistant Commissioner of Education)
  • Lewis Thurston III (Executive Director, NJ Senate Republicans; Executive Director, NJ Election Law Enforcement Commission; later chief of staff to Governor Kean; Vice President, NJ Sports & Exposition Authority)
  • Joseph Katz (State House journalist; Special Assistant and Cabinet Secretary to Richard J Hughes; lobbying firm founder)
  • Clifford Goldman (Executive Assistant to Commissioner of Comunity Affairs Paul Ylvislaker and first Executive Director, Hackensack Meadowlands Development Commission; later Deputy State Treasurer and Treasurer in Byrne Administration)
  • Martin Greenberg (former NJ State Senator and Judge of Superior Court)
  • William J. Hamilton (former Senator; Assembly Speaker and Majority Leader)