JOHN JOSEPH NEVIN.
JOHN JOSEPH NEVIN, Judge of the
Criminal Courts of Jersey City, is the son of Patrick Nevin,
and was born in Summit, N. J., on the 31st of August, 1870. After
attending private schools he entered St. Peter's College of Jersey
City and was graduated from that institution in the class of
1889, receiving in July of that year the degree of Bachelor of
Arts; a year after he received the degree of Master of Arts.
On leaving college he was offered the position of clerk to Mayor
Cleveland, which he accepted, and when Mayor Wanser succeeded
Mr. Cleveland in office Mr. Nevin was retained on account of
his efficiency, industry, and superior qualifications. In these
capacities Judge Nevin gained a wide reputation and displayed
those broad executive abilities which have since distinguished
him in both public and private affairs. He also engaged in journalism,
being the Jersey City correspondence of the New York Morning
Advertiser and also of the New York Star and Daily Continent
during the existence of those papers. He is now Judge of the
Criminal Courts of Jersey City, which office he is filling with
marked ability and universal satisfaction. In 1899 he was appointed
a member for Jersey City of the Hudson County Consolidation Commission,
and he is now Secretary of that body. Judge Nevin was married
April 30, 1895, to Katharine Walsh, of Jersey City, and has two
children, Joseph and Edward.
History of Hudson and Bergen Counties, New Jersey, Editor,
Cornelius Burnham Harvey, The New Jersey Genealogical Publishing
Company, 1900, pages 61-62.