This Week in Chester History…

The Civil Defense Director of Chester, John C. Morgan, Jr., with an eye toward nuclear attack, recommended that citizens vote to adopt the N.J. constitutional amendment posed as a question on the 1961 ballot. The question read, “Shall the amendment of Article IV, Section VI of the Constitution, agreed to by the Legislature, vesting power in the Legislature to insure continuity of the State, county and local governmental operations in periods of emergency resulting from disasters caused by enemy attack be adopted?” It was approved, after some tinkering, in December 1961 (http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/lawsconstitution/constitution.asp).¬†Soure: Observer-Tribune.