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Six Degrees of Lisa Mandelblatt

How to get from Grover Cleveland to a 2019 State Assembly candidate

By David Wildstein, February 18 2019 3:28 pm

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GROVER CLEVELAND & WOODROW WILSON

After Grover Cleveland left the White House in 1897, he retired to Princeton, New Jersey.  He served as a trustee of Princeton University, where Woodrow Wilson was a professor.  Wilson is second from right in the front row; President Cleveland is directly behind him.

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WOODROW WILSON & FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT

When Woodrow Wilson became president in 1913, he appointed Franklin D. Roosevelt, then a New York state senator, as the assistant U.S. Secretary of the Navy.

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FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT & LYNDON JOHNSON

One of President Franklin Roosevelt’s stanchest supporters in Congress was New Dealer Lyndon B. Johnson, a Texas Democrat.

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LYNDON JOHNSON & PETER RODINO

Lyndon Johnson moved from the House to the U.S. Senate on January 3, 1949, the day Democrat Peter W. Rodino, Jr. was sworn in as the new congressman from Newark, New Jersey.  Rodino flipped a seat Republicans had held for twenty years.  (Photo courtesy of Peter W. Rodino Law Library, Seton Hall University)

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PETER RODINO & PAT SCHROEDER

Peter Rodino became chairman of the House Judiciary Committee in January 1973, when Patricia Schroeder took office as a new Democratic congresswoman from Colorado.  She defeated Republican Rep. Mike McKevitt.

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PAT SCHROEDER & LISA MANDELBLATT

Pat Schroeder spent 24 years in Congress and mulled a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1988.  During the 1980’s, one of her congressional interns was college student Lisa Mandelblatt, now a candidate for the New Jersey State Assembly in the 21st district.

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