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One man, one vote by David Friedland

by By David Friedland My father told me that in all the years he served as an Assemblyman he was not able , not once, to get any of the Bills he sponsored released from committee , much less voted … Continue reading

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David Friedland’s client “arrested (the second time) for robbing a Federal Bank of $2500.”

by By David Friedland In 1965, a young man (Tommy D) asked for my help as a lawyer. He was a teamster driver and had just been arrested (the second time) for robbing a Federal Bank of $2500. In the … Continue reading

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Dave Friedland and Tony Pro’s Retainer

by Teamsters Local 560 Boss Anthony Provenzano (Tony Pro) is believed to have been responsible for the disappearance and presumed murder of Jimmy Hoffa. In the 60s (I simply can not remember when.), I received a call from Tony Pro. … Continue reading

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David Friedland: I remember the period leading up to the election in the summer of 1949 when John V. Kenny first came to power.

by I remember the period leading up to the election in the summer of 1949 when John V. Kenny first came to power. My father was an Assemblyman. I was 12 years old, less than a year before when, according … Continue reading

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Dave Friedland as John DiGilio’s lawyer

by When Loan Sharks Bite From Voice Printing, How the law can read the voice of crime by Eugene Block The meeting was a routine monthly gathering of a journalism society in New Jersey. The invited guest was a young, … Continue reading

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Everyone has a mom

by “His mother is so worried!” – Dave Friedland’s aunt by

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Dave Friedland, Legislator

by In the 1960’s and 70’s, Dave Friedland was the quintessential New Jersey politician. As Hudson County’s version of the Renaissance man, he was a poet, lawyer to the Teamsters, legislator, scuba diver, fugitive, and, finally, inmate. Dave Friedland also … Continue reading

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Frmr. Governor Kean talks about Dave Friedland

by Here’s what Frmr. Governor Kean had to say about Hudson County’s own Dave Friedland: “He was one of the most brilliant people I ever worked with. He just was a bit crooked.” by

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Tom Kean and David Friedland

by In the 1971 election, the Democrats garnered a one seat majority in the State Assembly. Despite this setback, Tom Kean, the outgoing majority leader, still managed to arrange a deal with David Friedland (then minority leader) for Kean to … Continue reading

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Dave Friedland wants to reach young voters.

by In a strange confluence of Hudson County politics and the dazed and confused zeitgeist of the ’70s (Was the geist, zeit or polter?), as a campaign promotion, Dave Friedland proposed printing his name on packs of rolling papers! In … Continue reading

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