Art Albohn, eight-term Assemblyman, dies at 86

Former Assemblyman Arthur Albohn, a Morris County Republican who spent sixteen years in the Legislature, died on Sunday. He was 86.
Albohn was elected to the State Assembly in 1979, defeating Democratic incumbent Rosemarie Totaro in the general election. He went on to win seven more terms. Albohn began his political career when he won seat on the Hanover Township Committee in 1955. He served as mayor five times during his 26-year career in local government.

"Art Albohn was a model legislator and leading member of the Republican caucus during the 1980s and 1990s who always asked the questions that needed to be asked," said Assemblyman Richard Merkt, his former legislative aide. "He served New Jersey and his constituents with integrity and rigor and was one of the most dedicated public officials I have ever known."

Merkt said that Albohn was best known for casting the most ‘no’ votes in the Legislature. "For that reason he became known as ‘Dr. No.’ But because he was one of the few legislators who read every bill put before him, I knew him as ‘Dr. Know,'" said Merkt.