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Jim Whelan
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Member of the New Jersey Senate
from the 2nd district
In office
January 8, 2008 – August 22, 2017
Preceded byJames J. McCullough
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly
from the 2nd district
In office
January 10, 2006 – January 8, 2008
Preceded byKirk W. Conover
Succeeded byJohn F. Amodeo
Mayor of Atlantic City
In office
January 1, 1990 – December 31, 2001
Preceded byJames L. Usry
Succeeded byLorenzo Langford
Member of the Atlantic City Council
In office
January 1, 1982 – December 31, 1989
Personal details
Born(1948-11-08)November 8, 1948
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DiedAugust 22, 2017(2017-08-22) (aged 68)
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceAtlantic City
Alma materB.A Temple University (English Education)
M.Ed Temple University
WebsiteLegislative web page

Jim Whelan (November 8, 1948 – August 22, 2017) was an American Democratic Party politician. He served in the New Jersey State Senate where he represented the 2nd Legislative District, from January 8, 2008, until his death.

Whelan died at age 68 of a heart attack as complications from kidney surgery on August 22, 2017 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.[1]


  1. Jackson, Vincent; and Huba, Nicholas. "State Sen. Jim Whelan died Tuesday", Press of Atlantic City, August 22, 2017. Accessed August 22, 2017. "Former State Sen. Jim Whelan, D-Atlantic, who spent more than 30 years in public life, died Tuesday. He was 68."