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Judge Marvin Schlosser dies at 82

Served as counsel to Assembly GOP under Speaker Barry Parker

By David Wildstein, March 08 2019 11:54 am

Marvin Schlosser, a former Superior Court judge and Assembly Republican staffer, died on March 3.  He was 82.

Schlosser won national prominence as the judge in Becker v. Becker, a 1992 ruling which awarded grandparents visitation rights when the mother is herself a minor.

Schlosser served as counsel to the Assembly Republicans in 1971, when Barry Parker (R-Mount Holly) was speaker.   He served as president of the Burlington County Bar Association and had begun his legal career as an attorney for the Internal Revenue Service.

Gov. Jim Florio nominated Schlosser to the bench in 1990 as part of a package that included Burlington County Democratic chairman Ronald Bookbinder and Patricia Le Bon, who became the first woman to serve on the Superior Court from Burlington County.  He was confirmed by the Senate and took office in June.

Two years later, Schlosser’s former law partner, Jan Schlesinger, was also appointed to the bench.  Schlosser swore him in.

Schlosser remained on the bench until he reached the mandatory retirement age of 70 in 2006.

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