Walter Newton Read

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Walter Newton Read
Born (1918-02-08)February 8, 1918
Camden, New Jersey
Died December 22, 2001(2001-12-22) (aged 83)
Cinnaminson Township, New Jersey
Cause of death Cancer
Residence Cinnaminson Township, New Jersey
Nationality American
Organization New Jersey Casino Control Commission
Title Chairman
Term 1982–1989
Predecessor Joseph P. Lordi
Successor Steven P. Perskie
Political party Republican Party
Parent(s) William T. Read, Jr.
Website http://www.nj.gov/casinos/about/history/read.html

Walter Newton "Bud" Read (February 8, 1918 – December 22, 2001) was the second chairman of the New Jersey Casino Control Commission, from 1982 to 1989.[1]

Biography[edit]

Read, whose nickname was "Bud," was born on February 8, 1918, in Camden, New Jersey.[2] Read graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1939 and from University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1941.[3] He served as a naval officer in World War II and retired from the United States Naval Reserve in 1962 with the rank of lieutenant commander.

Read was a partner in the law firm Archer Greiner & Read. He left the firm in 1982 to accept appointment by Governor Thomas Kean as chairman of the New Jersey Casino Control Commission.[4]

Read died on December 22, 2001, at his home in Cinnaminson Township, New Jersey at the age of 83 from cancer.[1] Read's father, William T. Read, Jr., served as New Jersey State Treasurer and a State Senator.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Walter N. Read. Casino Commission Chairman, 83". The New York Times. January 1, 2002. Retrieved 2009-11-14. Walter N. Read, a lawyer and former chairman of the New Jersey Casino Control Commission, died on Dec. 22 at his home in Cinnaminson, N.J. He was 83. A native of Camden, Mr. Read graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1939 and from Pennsylvania Law School in 1941. He served as a naval officer in World War II and retired from the United States Naval Reserve in 1962 with the rank of lieutenant commander. 
  2. ^ "Senate's treatment of Read nomination was shameful, rude", Donohue, Joseph, The Press of Atlantic City, 1990-01-07. "The most shabby example is their refusal to name outgoing Casino Control Commission Chairman Walter "Bud" Read to the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority."
  3. ^ Catalogue of the University of Pennsylvania. University of Pennsylvania. 1943. Walter Newton Read ... 
  4. ^ Janson, Donald (October 14, 1982). "Kean picks new casino agency chief". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-11-14. Governor Kean today named Walter N. Read, former president of the New Jersey Bar Association, to be chairman of the Casino Control Commission. The commission, which regulates the casino gambling industry in Atlantic City, has not had a chairman since Joseph P. Lordi, first to hold the post, retired ... 
  5. ^ Camden people, The Delaware Valley Rhythm & Blues Society, Inc. website, accessed June 10, 2009.
Government offices
Preceded by
Joseph P. Lordi
Chair of the New Jersey Casino Control Commission
1982–1989
Succeeded by
Steven P. Perskie