Nicholas Brady was the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
Brady, a longtime Republican State Committeeman from Somerset County, was appointed to the U.S. Senate in 1982 following the criminal conviction of Harrison Williams. He was not a candidate for election to a full term and was replaced by Frank Lautenberg.
He is the last Republican to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate.