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Charles Edison
Charles Edison.jpg
Edison in 1945
42nd Governor of New Jersey
In office
January 21, 1941 January 18, 1944
Political offices
Preceded by Assistant Secretary of the Navy
1937–1940
Succeeded by
Preceded by United States Secretary of the Navy
1939–1940
Succeeded by
Party political offices
Preceded by Democratic nominee for Governor of New Jersey
1940
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by Governor of New Jersey
1941–1944
Succeeded by
Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by President of the National Municipal League
1946–1950
Succeeded by