Buddhism facts

Buddhism, Aaron Burr, Brendan Byrne and Other New Jersey Facts | Albright

Historically speaking, did you know that:

Brownfields: When New Jersey was in the midst of the Industrial Revolution, hundreds of thousands of people worked in brownfields.

Buddhism: Buddhism is centered on the teachings of a 6th century sage, Siddhartha Gautama, who wandered across India and Asia from North India. There are between 3 and 4 million Buddhists in the United States, about 4,800 in New Jersey.

Aaron Burer: Aaron Burr, February 6, 1756 – September 14, 1846, was a Revolutionary War officer, lawyer, and United States Senator. He was born in Newark but is best known for his duel with Alexander Hamilton at Weehawken. Hamilton was shot.

Bus companies: City center bus lines serve major cities; they serve few cities in New Jersey. The bus line to the Port Authority Bus Terminal opened in 1950 and crossed the George Washington Bridge in 1951.

Butterflies in New Jersey: There are approximately 123 species of butterflies in New Jersey. These include swallowtails, whites, sulfurs, reapers, coppers, locks of hair, bruises, metalmarks, muzzles, emperors, satyrs, and monarchs.

Burlington College: Burlington County County College was founded in 1969 at Lenape High School.

Brendan T. Byrne: Brendan Thomas Byrne, April 1, 1924 – January 4, 2018, was a West Orange-born lawyer, judge, and governor. Byrne attended Seton Hall University until 1943 when he enlisted in the Air Force where he was awarded the distinguished Flying Cross. He graduated from Princeton University in 1949 and received his law degree from Harvard in 1951. In 1970 Governor William T. Cahill appointed Byrne to the Superior Court of Morris County. He served until 1973. As governor, Byrne helped pass state income taxes and defeated state senator Raymond H. Bateman by nearly 300,000 votes. He married and then divorced Jean Featherly. The couple had seven children.

Joseph Albright’s column appears Thursdays in The Jersey Journal.