Kenneth N. MacDonald

Kenneth MacDonald was appointed by Gov. Brendan T. Byrne in 1977 as one of the original members of the Casino Control Commission and served as its first Vice Chairman. He lived in Haddonfield.

At the time of his appointment to the Commission, MacDonald was the Mayor of Haddonfield and was also a member of the New Jersey State Law Enforcement Planning Agency. He was president of Chas. S. Winner, Inc. and Winner Company. He also was a director and chairman of the Executive Committee of the Glendale National Bank of New Jersey.

MacDonald was former president of the Esterbrook Pen Company of Camden. He served in community endeavors as Chairman, United Fund of Camden County; Chairman, Eastern United States Kidney Foundation; President, MacDonald Leukemia Society of Southern New Jersey; President, Camden County Chamber of Commerce; President, Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund; and President, Tri-County Unit for Retarded Children.

MacDonald attended the Wharton School of finance at the University of Pennsylvania and served as a captain in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He resigned from the Commission on February 4, 1980, after having been mentioned by the news media as a target of the Abscam investigation. MacDonald died on April 17, 1982 while the resulting case was still pending.