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E. Carter Corriston

Carter Corriston, 26-year Englewood Cliffs councilman, dies at 84

By David Wildstein, May 08 2019 9:18 am

E. Carter Corriston, Sr., a prominent Bergen County attorney who spent 26 years as a councilman in Englewood Cliffs, died on May 5.  He was 84.

Corriston was elected in 1966, giving Democrats control of the council for the first time in 71 years.  He and running mate Clarence Frankel won by more than 400 votes.

He served as a councilman until 1993, when he stepped aside to become a trustee of Bergen County Community College.  He was the council president from 1974 to 1993.

A partner at Breslin & Breslin, Corriston served as Englewood Cliffs borough attorney from 1996 to 2009 and again from 2012 to 2015.  He also served as municipal attorney for River Vale and Mahwah and as litigation counsel for Paramus.

Corriston is survived by his wife of 62 years, Barbara, his five children and his grandchildren.

A viewing will be held on Thursday from 3:00 to 5:00 PM and 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the Frank Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home in Fort Lee.  A funeral service will be held at Holy Trinity Church in Fort Lee at 10 AM on Friday.

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  1. I know a lady that had Breslin for a Zoning Bourd hearing she said he was good he stopped a neighbor from putting a built in swimming pool too close to her property it would have flooded her basement her grandfather was a judge in Paterson that was tired of hitching up his horse and buggy everytime a defendendt hit his wife so he said clear out all the furniture from the court room and the judge kicked his ass all over the court room . Her brother was a deck gunner in the US NAVY in WW2 that became a homicide investigator [ soon to be a movie JACK BRENT MIAMI DADE HOMICIDE INVESTIGATIONS ] .My friend had Carter Corriston for a personal injury case he said he was good .

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