Robert Lewis Morgan
Robert Lewis Morgan (born January 5, 1952) is an American Democratic Party politician who served in the New Jersey General Assembly for one term from 2004 to 2006, where he represented the 12th legislative district.
Morgan served in the Assembly on the Education and the Health and Human Services Committees.
In results from balloting on Election Day, November 8, 2005, in the 12th district, covering portions of Monmouth and Mercer counties, Republican challenger Jennifer Beck had an edge of over 1,000 votes for one of the two seats in the district. In early results, fewer than three hundred votes had separated Republican challenger Declan O'Scanlon and the one-term incumbent Democrats Robert Lewis Morgan and Michael J. Panter, leaving the race too close to call with O'Scanlon leading by just over 100 votes. The final tally had Panter retaining his seat by a 73-vote margin over O'Scanlon and Morgan in fourth place, falling short in his bid for re-election.
Morgan served on the Little Silver Board of Education as Vice President and on the Red Bank Regional High School Board of Education, also as President, a regional district that serves students in Little Silver, Red Bank and Shrewsbury. He has also served as President of both the Monmouth County Tuberculosis Control Board and the Monmouth County Infectious Disease Control Committee.
Dr. Morgan holds faculty positions at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the School of Public Health at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, as well as the Department of Human Ecology at Rutgers University.
Morgan received an A.B. from Cornell University, an M.A. from the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, an M.P.H. from the Columbia University School of Public Health, was awarded an M.D. from the St. George's University School of Medicine and is a Doctoral Candidate at Columbia University in Epidemiology.
Each of the forty districts in the New Jersey Legislature has one representative in the New Jersey Senate and two members in the New Jersey General Assembly. The other representatives from the 12th Legislative District for the 2004-2005 Legislative Session were:
- Assemblyman Morgan's Legislative Website at the Wayback Machine (archived December 23, 2005), New Jersey Legislature. Accessed August 1, 2007.
- Kinney, David. "Democrats seize control of both legislative houses: GOP LOSSES INCLUDE SENATE CO-PRESIDENT - Karcher ends Bennett's run on a big day for governor's party", The Star-Ledger, November 5, 2003. Accessed August 1, 2007. "Democrats Michael Panter and Robert Morgan defeated Assembly members Michael Arnone and Clare Farragher in Bennett's 12th District."
- Quirk, James A. "O'Scanlon concedes defeat to Panter INCUMBENT SECURES VICTORY BY 73 VOTES", Asbury Park Press, December 7, 2005. Accessed August 1, 2007. "Panter, who beat O'Scanlon by a 73-vote margin, will return to Trenton next year with Republican Jennifer Beck, who received the most votes in the election. Assemblyman Robert Morgan, Panter's running mate, received the least votes."