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John Adler

American politician and lawyer

Died when: 51 years 224 days (619 months)
Star Sign: Virgo


John Adler

John Herbert Adler (August 23, 1959 – April 4, 2011) was an American politician and a member of the Democratic Party who served for one term as the U.S.

Representative for New Jersey's 3rd congressional district from 2009 until 2011.He lost his 2010 congressional election to former Philadelphia Eagles football player Jon Runyan.

Prior to joining Congress, Adler was a member of the New Jersey Senate from 1992 to 2009, where he represented the 6th Legislative District.

Only a few months after leaving the House due to losing reelection, Adler unexpectedly died after suffering from endocarditis as a result of getting a staph infection.

In 2012, his widow, Shelley Adler, announced her candidacy for the seat, but she ended up losing to Runyan.

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