Richard J. “Dick” Coffee, a former Democratic State Party chairman and former state senator from Mercer County, has died, InsiderNJ learned today.
He was 90.
Born in 1925, Mr. Coffee of Lawrence Twp. was first elected to the state senate in 1967. He served as chairman of the Mercer County Democratic Party from 1969 to 1981 and as state chairman from 1977 to 1981.