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  Shusted, Thomas J.
NameThomas J. Shusted
Address2 Heritage Rd.
Haddonfield, New Jersey , United States
Born August 03, 1926
DiedMarch 31, 2004 (77 years)
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Last ModifedMr. Matt
Aug 22, 2012 05:03pm
InfoThomas J. Shusted, 77, Camden County's first full-time prosecutor, died Wednesday (Mar 31, 2004).

He was active in politics and community affairs for much of his life, said his son, Thomas J. Jr., who shared his father's law office for more than 20 years.

Before being named to the prosecutor's spot in 1972, Mr. Shusted was a Camden County freeholder, serving as the freeholder-director from 1966 to 1968, and served in the state Assembly from the 6th District for 14 years.

As an assemblyman he was chairman of the state's Judiciary Committee.

In 1971 and 1972, he was chairman of the N.J. State Commission of Investigation.

Said his son: "We were exposed to public life because of the positions he held. He'd take us to meetings and legislative sessions and often television reporters would come to the house to interview him. He was never holier-than-thou about his jobs, but he encouraged us to try to make the world a little better."

Thomas Shusted Jr. said his father began a long-term commitment to Camden Catholic High School when he graduated in 1944, and family members decided the most appropriate tribute from his friends would be contributions to the high school's scholarship fund.

A 39-year-resident of Haddonfield, Mr. Shusted was survived by his wife Mary L. (nee McCrystle); four sons, Thomas J. Jr., of Cherry Hill; Mark J. of Sacramento, Calif.; John P. of Newtown Square, Pa., and Eric C. of Haddonfield, and one daughter, Anne S. Barker of St. Davids, Pa.


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