Philip N. Gumbs

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Philip N. Gumbs (April 29, 1923 – October 18, 2005)[1] was an American Democratic Party politician from New Jersey, who served on the Monmouth County, New Jersey Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Biography[edit]

Gumbs, the first, and to date, only African American to serve on the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, served on the Aberdeen Township council from 1972 to 1975; he served as Mayor of Aberdeen, New Jersey from 1974 to 1975. A lawyer, he was elected to the Board of Chosen Freeholders in 1973 and served from January 1974 until April 1976 when he resigned to take a position as a Worker's Compensation Court Judge.

Gumbs was chosen as Director of the Board for the years 1975 and 1976.[2]

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Staff. "Philip N. Gumbs, 82; Groundbreaking Judge", The Record (Bergen County), October 21, 2005. Accessed August 13, 2012. "Philip N. Gumbs, the first black judge and freeholder in Monmouth County and a former mayor of Aberdeen, has died. He was 82."
  2. ^ Minutes, Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Political offices
Preceded by
Joseph C. Irwin
Monmouth County Freeholder Director
1975-1976
Succeeded by
Ray Kramer