New Jersey’s last trifecta

The last time New Jersey voters saw candidates for President, Governor and U.S. Senate on the same ballot was in 1940. Franklin Roosevelt carried New Jersey, defeating Wendell Willkie by 71,528 votes. Democrat Charles Edison, the former U.S. Secretary of the Navy and son of the famous inventor, was elected Governor by a 63,895 vote margin over Robert Hendrickson, a former State Senate President from Gloucester County. In the U.S. Senate race, Republican incumbent William Warren Barbour was easily re-elected, defeating former U.S. Ambassador to Canada James H.R. Cromwell by ten percentage points. Cromwell was best known as the husband of heiress Doris Duke, known as the “Richest Girl in the World.”

New Jersey’s last trifecta