Dick Zimmer (New Jersey politician)

Richard Alan "Dick " Zimmer ( born August 16, 1944 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American politician. Between 1991 and 1997 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Dick rooms visited by 1966 the Yale University. After a subsequent law degree from the same university in 1969 and was admitted to his lawyer, he began to work in New York City in this profession. In 1975 he moved his residence and his law firm to New Brunswick. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. Between 1982 and 1987 he was a deputy in the New Jersey General Assembly; 1987 to 1991 he was in the state Senate.

In the congressional elections of 1990, room was in the twelfth election District of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Jim Courter on January 3, 1991. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1997 three legislative periods. There he was in the meantime in the Committee on Ways and Means, the Science Committee and the Committee on Government Operations.

1996 renounced room to another candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives. Instead, he applied this year and again in 2008, respectively unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he worked until 2001 as an attorney for a law firm in Princeton. Since 2001 he has worked as a consultant for the law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in the capital Washington. Since 11 March 2010 Dick room is Chairman of the Privatization Commission of New Jersey.