Hudson County & Bergen County Biographies





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.

Source: Genealogical History of Hudson and Bergen Counties, New Jersey, Editor, Cornelius Burnham Harvey, The New Jersey Genealogical Publishing Company, 1900, pages 61-62.

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