Former Senator “Franny McManimon with Senator Linda Greenstein, who now holds McManimon’s former senate seat, Assemblymen Wayn DeAngelo and Dan Benson, Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes, County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello, Freeholders John Cimino and Ann Cannon.
Former Senator Francis “Franny” J. McManimon has died at 93 years of age.
McManimon served as superintendent of the Hamilton Township Department of Parks and Recreation from 1959 to 1989.
He made his first bid for public office in 1967, seeking a State Assembly seat in a newly-drawn Mercer County district and served in the Assembly and Senate for 20 years.
A World War II veteran, McManimon served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Dayton.
Assemblyman Dan Benson (D-Hamilton) passed a bill to rename a portion of I-195 that ran through Mercer County as the “Francis J. McManimon Highway.”
He is survived by three children and seven grandchildren.