McGreevey, James E.

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McGreevey, James E. Gender: M
James Edward McGreevey
born on 6 August 1957
Place Jersey City, New Jersey, 40n44, 74w05
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Taglilatelo
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James E. McGreevey
photo: David Shankbone, license gfdl


American politician, Democratic NJ governor inaugurated on January 15, 2002 until his resignation amid scandal, which he announced in August 2004. His resignation is effective November 15, 2004, just after Presidential elections, timed to preserve the post for Democrats.

A graduate of Columbia University in 1978 with a BA degree, he earned his juris doctor degree from Georgetown University's law school in 1981. The next year, 1982, he picked up a master's degree in education from Harvard.

Entering government service as an assistant prosecutor, he then held a variety of political staff positions and, in 1987-88, became a lobbyist for Merck Pharmaceutical company. In 1989, he ran a successful campaign for New Jersey state assembly but lost in 1991. He then won election as mayor of Woodbridge, NJ, a position he held until he became Governor in 2002. He had made one unsuccessful bid for the Governor's office in 1997.

Inaugurated on January 15, 2002 as governor, he broke his femur two weeks' later when he fell while walking on the beach. He underwent surgery and worked from his hospital room.

A congenial man, he married Kari Schutz in 1991; together they had a daughter Morag Veronica in 1992. They divorced and he re-married, this time to Dina Matos, on October 7, 2000. He and Dina welcomed their daughter Jacqueline Matos on December 7, 2001.

On August 12, 2004, with his wife and parents at his side, the Roman Catholic Governor gave an agonizing speech in which he acknowledged that he was gay and had had an extra-marital affair with a male aide while he was in office. He had reportedly assigned Golan Cipel, an Israeli poet to a $110,000-a-year state job overseeing anti-terrorism. Cipel denies that he himself is gay and sued the Governor for sexual harassment. McGreevey's term as Governor, though short-lived, was fraught with legal and sexual drama. Neither of his wives apparently knew that he was gay until just before his public announcement.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Begin Major Project 1991 (Elected mayor of Woodbridge, NJ)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1991 (First marriage, to Kari Schutz)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1992 (Daughter Morag was born)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1995 (Divorced first wife)
  • Relationship : Marriage 7 October 2000 (married Dina Matos in Washington, DC)
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  • Work : Begin Major Project 6 November 2001 (Elected Governor of New Jersey)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 7 December 2001 (second daughter was born)
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  • Health : Accident (Non-fatal) January 2002 (broke femur in a fall while walking)
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  • Work : Lose social status 12 August 2004 (Announced that he is gay and is resigning as Governor)
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Source Notes

PT quotes NJ governor's website


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Accident/Injury
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery (to repair broken femur)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Bi-Sexual
  • Passions : Sexuality : Homosexual male
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Western (Roman Catholic)
  • Vocation : Politics : Candidate and lost
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office