Sharpe James

Politician

1936 –

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Who is Sharpe James?

Sharpe James is a Democratic politician from New Jersey, who served as State Senator for the 29th Legislative District and was 35th Mayor of Newark, New Jersey. James was the second African American Mayor of Newark and served five four-year terms before declining to run for re-election. From June 1999 until July 2006, James simultaneously served as Mayor of Newark and New Jersey State Senator. He declined to run for re-election to the State Senate in 2007; his term as Senator expired in January 2008. Prior to politics, James worked as a teacher, athletic director and professor at Essex County College.

On April 16, 2008, James was convicted of five counts of fraud by a federal jury and was subsequently sentenced to 27 months in prison.

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Born
Feb 20, 1936
Jacksonville
Spouses
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Montclair State University
  • Springfield College
Lived in
  • Jacksonville
  • Newark

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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