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First Constitutional Convention in New Jersey

 
 
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Photographed By David Weintraub
1. First Constitutional Convention in New Jersey Marker
Inscription.  
Here on June 12 1947
The First Constitutional Convention to be held in New Jersey in one hundred three years was convened - Here at Rutgers University – The State University of New Jersey eighty one Delegates, men and women elected by the people of the State, consulted together and fashioned A New Constitution in which responsible Government was strengthened and our ancient liberties secured - - Here on September 10, 1947, the Delegates presented the New Constitution to Alfred E. Driscoll, Governor of the State - - - It was adopted on Nov. 4, 1947, by the overwhelming Vote of the people of the State.
1776   1844   1947.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical date for this entry is June 12, 1947.
 
Location. 40° 30.193′ N, 74° 27.149′ W. Marker is in New Brunswick, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker is on College Avenue south of Senior Street, on the right when traveling south. Located next to the doors of the College Avenue Gym. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 145 College Avenue, New Brunswick NJ 08901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Birthplace of College Football (within shouting distance of this marker); Hardenbergh Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frelinghuysen Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Reformed Dutch Church founded Queens College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Paul Robeson (approx. ¼ mile away); On This High Ground (approx. ¼ mile away); Buccleuch Mansion (approx. 0.3 miles away); New Brunswick and the American Revolution / Crossroads of the American Revolution (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Brunswick.
 
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Photographed By David Weintraub
2. First Constitutional Convention in New Jersey Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 11, 2021, by David Weintraub of Edison, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 100 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 11, 2021, by David Weintraub of Edison, New Jersey. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 22, 2023