Professor emeritus, former director of Center for Gov't Services, Ernest Reock Jr., dies at 93

November 14, 2017

Ernest C. Reock Jr., a former Rutgers University professor known for his extensive knowledge of state government, died Sunday morning. He was 93.

Reock, of the Kendall Park neighborhood of South Brunswick, died of complications from pneumonia at University Medical Center of Princeton in Plainsboro, his family said.

Reock served as director of Rutgers University’s Center for Government Services from 1960 until his retirement in 1992. He was known throughout the Garden State for his research in property taxes, legislative redistricting and other state government issues.

In 1976, Reock created the New Jersey Legislative District Data Book, an informational resource on New Jersey’s 565 municipalities, and continued to edit it annually.


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