George C. Ludlow

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George Craig Ludlow
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25th Governor of New Jersey
In office
January 18, 1881 – January 15, 1884
Preceded byGeorge B. McClellan
Succeeded byLeon Abbett
Personal details
Born(1830-04-06)April 6, 1830
Milford, New Jersey
DiedDecember 18, 1900(1900-12-18) (aged 70)
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Political partyDemocratic
EducationRutgers University

George Craig Ludlow (April 6, 1830 – December 18, 1900) was an American Democratic Party politician, who served as the 25th Governor of New Jersey from 1881 to 1884.


Born in Milford, New Jersey, Ludlow moved to New Brunswick as a child, where he would remain for the rest of his life. Ludlow graduated from Rutgers University in 1850. As a lawyer for the Pennsylvania Railroad, he soon entered politics in New Jersey and was elected as a Democrat to the New Jersey Senate in 1876. In 1878, he was chosen as Senate President. Ludlow won the Democratic Party nomination and was elected Governor of New Jersey in 1880, defeating Republican candidate Frederic A. Potts by a mere 651 votes of some 250,000 ballots cast. He served a single three-year term in office. In 1895, Governor George T. Werts appointed Ludlow to serve on the New Jersey Supreme Court. He died in New Brunswick from heart disease and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery in North Brunswick, New Jersey.[1]

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  1. ^ "Justice G.C. Ludlow Dead. Ex-Governor of New Jersey Succumbs to Heart Disease". New York Times. December 19, 1900. Retrieved October 9, 2008. Justice George C. Ludlow of the Supreme Court died of a Heart disease at his home in New Brunswick this afternoon. He had been ill for several months from a ...

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Political offices
Preceded by
Leon Abbett
President of the New Jersey Senate
Succeeded by
William J. Sewell
Preceded by
George B. McClellan
Governor of New Jersey
Succeeded by
Leon Abbett
Party political offices
Preceded by
George B. McClellan
Democratic Nominee for Governor of New Jersey
Succeeded by
Leon Abbett