John Adler

John Adler DEMDemocrat

American politician and lawyer (1959-2011)

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John AdlerDEMDemocrat American politician and lawyer (1959-2011)
Age at Death1959-2011
Years of Experience
NJResidence (state)

John Herbert Adler (August 23, 1959 – April 4, 2011) was an American lawyer, politician and a member of the Democratic Party who served for one term as the U.S. representative for New Jersey's 3rd congressional district from 2009 until 2011. He lost his 2010 congressional election to former Philadelphia Eagles football player Jon Runyan. Prior to joining Congress, Adler was a member of the New Jersey Senate from 1992 to 2009, where he represented the 6th Legislative District. Only a few months after leaving the House, Adler unexpectedly died after suffering from endocarditis as a result of getting a staph infection. In 2012, his widow Shelley announced her candidacy for the seat, but she ended up losing to Runyan.

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Education6 - 6 of 4
Harvard Law School
Juris Doctor
Harvard College
Bachelor of Arts
Haddonfield Memorial High School
West Deptford High School
Past Positions1 - 8 of 8
United States House of Representatives
2008 - 2010
Democratic Conference, New Jersey State Senate
2002 - 2003
Assistant Minority Leader
New Jersey State Senate
1994 - 2001
Cherry Hill Township Council
1988 - 1989
Earp Cohn Professional Corporation
2000 - Current
John H. Adler, Attorney at Law Limited Liability Corporation
Cozen and O'Connor
1998 - 1999
Adler and Gold
1992 - 1998
Other Experience1 - 10 of 10
Board Member
South Jersey Food Bank
2000 - Current
Board Member
Camden County Chapter, American Red Cross
1999 - Current
Board Member
Virtua Health and Hospital Foundation
1998 - Current
Board Member
American Diabetes Association
1994 - 1997
Board Member
National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League, New Jersey
Cherry Hill Alliance on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
New Jersey Intergovernmental Relations Commission
1994 - 2002
New Jersey Israel Commission
1995 - Current
Camden County Advisory Board on Children
1986 - 1988
Cherry Hill School Age Child Care Committee