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Norman Lapidus

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Norman Israel Lapidus (July 20, 1930 – July 15, 1999) is an American Republican Party politician who served as a Councilman in Bedminster, New Jersey.

Biography[edit]

He is a graduate of City College of New York, and served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954. He was a business executive, running several food brokerage companies in the New York metropolitan area. He served as an elected Republican County Committeeman in Maplewood, New Jersey during the 1970s and 1980s. When Thomas Kean gave up his seat in the New Jersey General Assembly to run for Governor in 1977, Lapidus became a candidate for the open seat in New Jersey's 25th legislative district. He ran on a ticket with Wayne Mayor Newton Miller, finishing fourth in a field of seven candidates for two seats. Incumbent Jane Burgio was the top vote-getter, with Essex County Republican Chairman Frederic Remington winning the nomination for Kean's seat. Remington ran 2,905 votes ahead of Lapidus.[1] In 1978, Lapidus won the Republican nomination for Essex County Freeholder, but lost the General Election.[2] He was elected to the Bedminster Township Committee in 1996, and died in office.

References[edit]

  1. "Our Campaigns". www.ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  2. NARVAEZ, ALFONSO A. (8 June 1978). "Shapiro Links Essex County Victory to Hard Work; Absentee Ballots Are Cited Won in Three of Five Wards Won Easily in At-Large Races". New York Times. |access-date= requires |url= (help)


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