Wayne Bryant's biography

Posted: March 29, 2007

Wayne Bryant

Age: 59

Hometown: Lawnside.

Occupation: State senator and lawyer (retired from Zeller & Bryant on March 1.)

Education: Bachelor's degree in political science, Howard University; law degree, Rutgers University School of Law, Camden.

Public service: Camden County Board of Freeholders (1980-82), State Assembly (1982-95), State Senate (since 1995).

Major leadership roles: Chairman of the Senate Budget and Appropriations and Joint Budget Oversight committees, until stepping down amid the investigation last fall.

Career highlights: Drew national attention in 1992 when he sponsored legislation to cut benefits to women on welfare who have more children, and was chief architect of the 2002 Camden Recovery Act, which poured $175 million into the troubled city.

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