William T. Cahill

William Thomas Cahill ( born June 25, 1912 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, † July 1, 1996 in Haddonfield, New Jersey ) was an American politician and 1970-1974 Governor of the State of New Jersey. From 1959 to 1970 he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States.

Early years and political rise

William Cahill came in 1919 with his parents to New Jersey. He attended Catholic High School in Camden and thereafter until 1933, the St. Joseph's College until 1929. Cahill completed his education with a law degree from Rutgers Law School. There, he graduated in 1937. In 1937 and 1938 he worked as a special agent for the FBI in Camden. In this city he subsequently worked as a lawyer.

Cahill was a member of the Republican Party. Between 1944 and 1945 he was a lawyer for the city of Camden and from 1948 to 1951 he was deputy district attorney in Camden County. Between 1951 and 1953 he sat as an MP in the New Jersey General Assembly. Between January 1959 and January 19, 1970 3 he represented his state as a deputy in the U.S. House of Representatives. After he was elected in November 1969 for governor of his state, he laid on January 19, 1970 from his position in Congress.

Governor of New Jersey

Willam Cahill took up his new post on January 20, 1970. In his four-year tenure, a tax reform was initiated. The governor campaigned for environmental protection and founded a corresponding ministry. The coastal region of the state was given particular consideration. At that time, a daily national lottery was introduced in New Jersey. William Cahill was a member of several associations governor. In 1973, his attempt to re-election but failed already in the primaries of his party.

After the end of his governorship Cahill was on the board of the Woodrow Wilson School and Princeton University. This he held both positions 1974 until 1978. Thereafter, he was back working as a lawyer. William Cahill died in July 1996., With his wife Elizabeth he had eight children.