At the Congressional Dinner on March 1 at its annual Walk to Washington, the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce will honor the memory of Gov. Brendan Byrne, who died on Jan. 4. Governor Byrne was a great champion of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce. He attended 51 Walks to Washington dating back to the 1950s.
Former Gov. Tom H. Kean Sr., who succeeded Byrne in the governor’s office, will be among those on hand to honor Byrne’s memory. Byrne’s wife, Ruthi Byrne, and his son, Tom, also will be at the dinner.
State Sen. Tom Kean Jr. , and U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez will be there too.
“Gov. Byrne was an exemplary public servant who put the welfare of New Jersey ahead of partisan politics,” said Tom Bracken, president and CEO of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce. “It was his character and integrity that made him so many friends on both sides of the political aisle. We are all much richer for having known him.””
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