WHEREAS, Assemblyman Arthur R. Albohn was a leader in public life, spending the majority of his career dedicated to serving the common good, and New Jersey is a better place today because of that service; and
WHEREAS, Assemblyman Albohn was born in Ridgewood, New York, educated in the New York City public school system, and graduated from Stuyvesant High School; and
WHEREAS, Assemblyman Albohn earned a B.A., B.S., and chemical engineering degrees from Columbia University; and
WHEREAS, Assemblyman Albohn and his wife moved to Akron, Ohio, working for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company during the Second World War; and
WHEREAS, in 1950 Assemblyman Albohn and his wife relocated to Whippany, New Jersey, where they raised three children and where he was employed in research, management, and consulting positions in the chemical and engineering industries; and
WHEREAS, Assemblyman Albohn was interested in helping his community grow and prosper, became involved in municipal government, and was elected to the Hanover Township Committee in 1954, serving for 33 years, including five as mayor; and
WHEREAS, he was a member of the Planning Board, Chairman of the Sewerage Authority, President of the Board of Health, and Director of Finance; and
WHEREAS, he was elected to the New Jersey General Assembly in 1980, where he served for 16 years; and
WHEREAS, during his time in the Assembly he was a staunch fiscal conservative, earning the nickname “Dr. No” for voting against bills that contained unnecessary spending; and
WHEREAS, during his time in the Assembly he was also known for his strong advocacy for the preservation of green space, his devotion, as a man of science, to environmental causes, and his sponsorship of mandatory recycling legislation, leading the State into the era of recycling; and
WHEREAS, upon Assemblyman Albohn’s retirement from the Assembly, he had served his town and State for 43 years and his Assembly colleagues recognized his integrity, intellectual rigor, and dedication; and
WHEREAS, Assemblyman Albohn’s professional associations included the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Chemical Society, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and Theta Tau engineering fraternity; and
WHEREAS, Assemblyman Albohn served as trustee of the Masterwork’s Musical Arts Foundation, Chairman of the Birch Hill Association, president of the Hanover Township Republican Club, and advisory board member for Security National Bank; and
WHEREAS, he was recently inducted into the Elected Officials Hall of Fame of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities for his many years of public service; and
WHEREAS, it is with deep sadness that we mourn the loss of Assemblyman Albohn and extend our sincere sympathy to his wife, his children, his family, and friends; and
WHEREAS, it is fitting and appropriate to honor the memory and the passing of Assemblyman Albohn;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JON S. CORZINE, Governor of the State of New Jersey, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and by the Statutes of this State, do hereby ORDER and DIRECT:
- The flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff at all State departments, offices, agencies, and instrumentalities during appropriate hours on Tuesday, July 8, 2008, in recognition and mourning of the passing of Assemblyman Arthur R. Albohn.
- This Order shall take effect immediately.
GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 3rd day
of July Two Thousand and Eight, and of the
Independence of the United States, the Two
Hundred and Thirty-Second.
/s/ Jon S. Corzine
/s/ Edward J. McBride, Jr.
Chief Counsel to the Governor