South Brunswick man helps to make sense of all the legislative numbers

July 19, 2012

Ernest Reock is a professor emeritus at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and Rutgers University’s Center for Government Services
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Somebody had to make some sense of it all.

Between 1966 and 1973, the state’s legislative districts became a jumbled puzzle of ever-changing lines after the Supreme Court of New Jersey ruled the districts were not representative of the state’s people.

Ernie Reock of South Brunswick was not a young man then. He was a man in his early 40s, a Navy veteran of World War II and Korea who “deviated” from the path of naval engineering to earn multiple degrees in history at Rutgers, only to deviate again and take a teaching assistantship in political science.

“There were no opportunities in history,” said Reock.

Read full article at The Star-Ledger/NJ.com

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