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Sharpe James' Biography
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Wife: Mary Lou James; 3 Children: John, Elliott, Kevin
BS, Education, Montclair State University
MS, Education, Springfield College
Washington State University
Senator, New Jersey State Senate, 1999-2007
Mayor, City of Newark, NJ, 1986-2006
Assistant Majority Leader, New Jersey State Senate, 2004-2005
Assistant Democratic Leader, New Jersey State Senate, 2002-2003
Councilman at large, 1982-1986
Newark City Council, 1970-1986
South Ward Councilman, 1970-1982
Delegate Whip, Democratic National Convention, 1980
Commissioner, New Jersey State Redevelopment Authority, 1995-present
Professor of Health Sciences, Essex County College
Teacher, Newark School District.
United States Army, 1958-1960
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
New Jersey Conference of Mayors, 1991-present
Trustee, United States Conference of Mayors, 1987-present
President, National League of Cities, 1994
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