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Alfred E. Driscoll
American politician

Alfred E. Driscoll

Alfred E. Driscoll
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Intro American politician
Was Politician Lawyer
From United States of America
Field Law Politics
Gender male
Birth 25 October 1902, Pittsburgh
Death 9 March 1975, Haddonfield (aged 72 years)
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Alfred Eastlack Driscoll (October 25, 1902 – March 9, 1975) was an American Republican Party politician, who served in the New Jersey Senate (1939–1941) representing Camden County, who served as the 43rd Governor of New Jersey, and as president of Warner-Lambert (now a part of Pfizer).


He was born on October 25, 1902 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Driscoll graduated from Williams College in 1925, and was awarded an LL.B. degree from Harvard University in 1928.

He served as Governor of New Jersey from 1947 to 1954 where he was a proponent for the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway. From the time of their construction, these two major transportation links would transform the agrarian "Garden State" into the most densely populated state in the union. The Driscoll Bridge on the Garden State Parkway across the Raritan River was named in his honor, and a failed planned extension of the New Jersey Turnpike (similar in nature to the Pennsylvania Turnpike's Northeast Extension) would have also borne his name. Driscoll served as a delegate to the Republican National Convention from New Jersey in 1948 and 1952, and he was considered for the vice presidential nomination at the 1952 convention.

Driscoll, a Republican, gave William J. Brennan a Democrat, his first judicial appointment in 1949. It was a seat on the New Jersey Superior Court. In 1951, Driscoll promoted Brennan to the New Jersey Supreme Court, where he served until appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956.

Driscoll died on March 9, 1975 in Haddonfield, New Jersey. Although he was a Presbyterian, Driscoll was buried at the Haddonfield Baptist Churchyard.

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