George Theodore Werts
George Theodore Werts
|28th Governor of New Jersey|
January 17, 1893 – January 21, 1896
|Preceded by||Leon Abbett|
|Succeeded by||John W. Griggs|
|President of the New Jersey Senate|
|Preceded by||George H. Large|
|Succeeded by||Henry M. Nevius|
|Member of the New Jersey Senate|
from Morris County
|Preceded by||James C. Youngblood|
|Succeeded by||Elias C. Drake|
|Mayor of Morristown, New Jersey|
|Preceded by||James Sullivan|
|Succeeded by||George T. Cobb|
|Born||March 24, 1846|
Hackettstown, New Jersey
|Died||January 17, 1910 (aged 63)|
Jersey City, New Jersey
George Theodore Werts (March 24, 1846 – January 17, 1910) was an American Democratic Party politician, who served as the 28th governor of New Jersey from 1893 to 1896. Werts created the Palisades Interstate Park Commission which saved the New Jersey Palisades from being quarried for their rock.
He entered politics and in 1886 was elected Mayor of Morristown, New Jersey, serving until 1892. He was also elected to the New Jersey Senate, serving from 1887 to 1892. Werts moved from Morristown to Jersey City, New Jersey and lived in a mansion on Crescent Avenue on the present site of Lincoln High School in Jersey City.
- "New Jersey Governor George Theodore Werts". National Governors Association. Retrieved August 27, 2013.
- "Justice Knapp's Successor. State Senator George T. Werts Spoken Of For The Place". New York Times. February 2, 1892. Retrieved June 18, 2008.
A well-authenticated rumor that prevails around the State House this evening is that neither Lippincott, Garretson, nor Kirkpatrick will be chosen to succeed the late Justice Manning M. Knapp, but that the choice seat on the Supreme Court Bench will be awarded to Senator George T. Werts of Morris County. This announcement will occasion surprise wherever it becomes known.
- "Ex-Gov. G. T. Werts Dead.; Last Democratic Governor Of New Jersey And Old Politician". New York Times. January 18, 1910. Retrieved June 18, 2008.
George T. Werts of New Jersey, one of the best-known Democratic politicians in that State, died yesterday of pneumonia at his home, 275 Union Street, ...
- Biography for George Theodore Werts (PDF), New Jersey State Library
- George T. Werts, The Political Graveyard
- Dead Governors of New Jersey bio for George T. Werts