CHERRY HILL, NJ – The Armenian National Committee of New Jersey joins with Armenian Americans in New Jersey’s 3rd congressional district, the state of New Jersey and across the country in mourning the death of former U.S. House Representative John Adler. Adler died April 4th from complications stemming from a bacterial staph endocarditis infection.
While serving his only term for New Jersey’s 3rd district, Congressman Adler cosponsored the Armenian Genocide Resolution which passed the House Foreign Affairs Committee in March 2010. “The Armenian community is saddened to learn of the passing of Rep. John Adler. He was a friend and member of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian issues while in Congress and an advocate for recognition of the Armenian Genocide,” said James Sahagian, ANC of New Jersey Co-Chair.
Adler was born in Philadelphia, PA but grew up in Haddonfield, New Jersey. He started his political career serving on the Cherry Hill Township Council in 1988. In 1991 Adler was elected to the New Jersey State Senate where he served for 17 years before elected into New Jersey’s 3rd congressional district. He earned his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate degrees from Harvard University.
“We are saddened to hear the passing of our former Representative,” said Aram Hovagimian, constituent in New Jersey’s 3rd district and an ANC of NJ activist. “We send our deepest condolences to his family and friends.”