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Theodore J. Narozanick

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Theodore J. "Ted" Narozanick (October 22, 1920 – September 1, 2017)[1] was an American Republican Party politician, who once served as Mayor of Englishtown, New Jersey, and seven consecutive three-year terms on the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

A native of Englishtown, Theodore Narozanick enlisted in the United States Army on September 16, 1940 and served until December 28, 1945. He rose to the rank of captain, serving with distinction in the European Theater of Operations for two and a half years, earning a Bronze Star for valor.

He served his community on the Englishtown Borough Council for seven years until 1954, when he was elected mayor. He held the mayoralty for 12 years, during which he also served as a member of the Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District Board of Education for nine years.

Narozanick served as chief of the Englishtown Fire Department, commissioner of the New Jersey Boat Regulation Commission, member and vice commander of the County American Legion, member of American Legion Post 54, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4374, the Navy League and Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge.[2]

Narozanick's service to Monmouth County began on January 1, 1957, when, upon recommendation of Freeholder Walton Sherman, he took a job as Budget Director. In 1974 he was appointed as the first County Administrator; he retired from that position in 1984.[3]

In 1985, Narozanick was the Republican Party's nominee for Freeholder, and in the general election that year, he was elected to the first of seven terms, defeating Democratic incumbent Ray Kramer.

On June 27, 2001 Governor Donald DiFrancesco signed legislation designating New Jersey Route 33 from Manalapan Township to Howell Township as the "Theodore J. Narozanick Highway."[4]

In 2006, Narozanick announced that he would not seek an eighth term in office as freeholder. He was succeeded by Democrat Barbara J. McMorrow.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Longtime Monmouth Freeholder Theodore 'Ted' Narozanick Dies At 96". 1 September 2017.
  2. Biography, Monmouth County Directory, 2006/2007, Board of Chosen Freeholders
  3. "Theodore Narozanick". www.visitmonmouth.com.
  4. Unit, NJDOT Web Development. "DiFrancesco Signs Bill Designating the Route 33 Bypass, 'Theodore J. Narozanick Highway'". www.state.nj.us.


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