Joel R. Jacobson

Joel R. Jacobson of Point Pleasant Beach was appointed to the Commission by Governor Brendan Byrne. He joined the Commission in December 1981.

Previously, Jacobson served as president of the Board of Public Utility Commissioners, now the Board of Public Utilities. He was also New Jersey’s first Commissioner of Energy. Prior to his appointments in State service, he worked as a labor union official.

Jacobson was a graduate of New York University.

Jacobson resigned from the Commission in June 1986 to accept a Federal court-appointed position as trustee of Teamsters Local 560. He died on December 26, 1989 at the age of 71.