Amiri Baraka, poet and activist, dies

NEWARK, N.J., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Amiri Baraka, the controversial New Jersey poet turned political activist, died Thursday, Newark officials said. He was 79.
Dharun Ravi sentenced to 30 days in jail

Dharun Ravi sentenced to 30 days in jail

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., May 21 (UPI) -- Dharun Ravi was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail by a New Jersey judge who said he "acted out of colossal insensitivity" toward ex-roommate Tyler Clementi.
Gay ex-N.J. governor denied priesthood bid

Gay ex-N.J. governor denied priesthood bid

NEWARK, N.J., April 25 (UPI) -- Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey, who resigned after announcing he was gay, was denied his request to become an Episcopal priest, a church official said.
McGreevey to Sanford: Stay humble, honest

McGreevey to Sanford: Stay humble, honest

NEW YORK, June 25 (UPI) -- South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford should press ahead but stay humble after admitting to an extramarital affair, ex-New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey said Thursday.

Settlement unlikely in McGreevey divorce

ELIZABETH, N.J., May 14 (UPI) -- Disgraced former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey said Wednesday his bitter, high-profile divorce from his estranged wife is likely to proceed to trial.

Judge allows marital fraud claim to stand

ELIZABETH, N.J., March 20 (UPI) -- A New Jersey judge refused Thursday to throw out a claim that former Gov. Jim McGreevey defrauded his wife by marrying her when he knew he was gay.

Ex-gov of N.J. now teaching ethics

UNION, N.J., April 19 (UPI) -- Former New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey, who resigned under a cloud, has a job teaching law, ethics and leadership at a state college.

Gay former N.J. gov files for divorce

ELIZABETH, N.J., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey, who came out as a "gay American" two years ago, has filed for divorce from his second wife.

Ex-N.J. gov.'s book may tell too much

TRENTON, N.J., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey's tell-all book about his administration may have revealed too much and could possibly get him prosecuted.

Former Gov. McGreevey details gay affairs

, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey says he had his first gay affair while his wife, Dina, was in the hospital after giving birth to their child.

Ex-governor admits gay sex on highway

NEW YORK, May 22 (UPI) -- Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey in an upcoming memoir details his efforts to overcome his homosexuality and tells of anonymous sex at highway rest stops.

McGreevey draws fire over small donations

TRENTON, N.J., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Based on his contributions to his own party, outgoing New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey is not exactly straining to gain the favor of national Democrats.

Judge: No special election in New Jersey

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A lawsuit filed by two New Jersey lawyers asking a federal judge to order a Nov. 2 special gubernatorial election was dismissed Wednesday, Fox News reported.

N.J. Gov. Jim McGreevey may not quit

TRENTON, N.J., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- New Jersey Democrat Gov. Jim McGreevey, the nation's only openly gay governor, may be reconsidering his decision to resign from office.

Sen. Jon Corzine eyeing N.J. governorship

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Jon Corzine, D-N.J., has given his first public hint he might be willing to leave the Senate to govern New Jersey.
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Jim McGreevey
Former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey signs copies of his new book "The Confession" at Barnes & Noble in New York on September 22, 2006. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)

James Edward "Jim" McGreevey (born August 6, 1957) is an American Democratic politician. He served as the 52nd Governor of New Jersey from January 15, 2002, until he resigned from office at 11:59 p.m. on November 15, 2004. His term was set to expire on January 17, 2006. On the afternoon of August 12, 2004, McGreevey coupled the announcement of his decision to resign with a public declaration of his homosexuality and an admission to having had an extramarital affair with a man, Golan Cipel, an Israeli citizen and veteran of the Israeli Defense Forces, whom McGreevey appointed New Jersey homeland security adviser. Cipel, who had joined the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1994 as Chief Information Officer at the Consulate General of Israel in New York, subsequently left the United States and returned to Israel after their affair was revealed. McGreevey was the first and, to date, the only openly gay state governor in United States history.

Since leaving the governorship, McGreevey has attended the General Theological Seminary in New York City to obtain his Master of Divinity degree, a requirement to becoming an Episcopal priest. He volunteers service through Exodus Transitional Community to former prisoners seeking rehabilitation at the Church of Living Hope in Harlem, New York.

James McGreevey was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, to Irish Catholic parents and grew up in nearby Carteret. There he attended St. Joseph Elementary School, and St. Joseph High School in Metuchen. He attended The Catholic University of America before graduating from Columbia University in 1978. He earned a law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1981 and a master's degree in education from Harvard University in 1982. He also attended a diploma program in law at the London School of Economics.

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