Brendan T. Byrne


Brendan T. Byrne, graduated from Princeton University with an A.B. degree in 1949 and received an LL.B. degree from Harvard Law School in 1950.

He served as Prosecutor of Essex County, New Jersey; as President of the New Jersey Public Utility Commission; as Assignment Judge of the New Jersey Superior Court; and then as Governor of New Jersey from 1974-1982.

Mr. Byrne is a former Vice President of the National District Attorney's Association; Chairman of the National Commission of Criminal Justice Standards and Goals; Chairman, National Governors Association on International Trade; and trustee of Princeton University.  He is an Editor of the New Jersey Law Journal and Irish Law Reports; and former Chairman of the Princeton University Council on New Jersey Affairs and United States Marshals Foundation.  He is a former member of the Board of Directors of Mack Cali Realty and Chelsea GCA.

Mr. Byrne was a member of the Board of Directors of Prudential Insurance Company of America, New Jersey Bell Telephone Company, Elizabethtown Water Company, Jamesway Corporation, Ingersoll-Rand and served as a Commissioner of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority.  He was litigation counsel to Carvel Corp. and Witco Corporation and continues to serve as a Director of the Carvel Foundation.

Professional Associations:


  • Governor of New Jersey from 1974-1982
  • Distinguished Flying Cross WW2