Senator Farley speaks Municipal Building Cologne

Frank S. "Hap" Farley, standing, addresses the Atlantic County Businessmen's Association at a meeting in 1954. 


Welcome to Historic Galloway, The Current’s weekly feature that looks back through Galloway Township history. Each week we get a chance to learn or reminisce courtesy of Sarah Snow, librarian for the Galloway Township Historical Society, who shares information and early photos online and in print.


Frank S. "Hap" Farley was a popular assemblyman and senator who served in the New Jersey Legislature for what was then a record 34 years, from 1937-1971.

In this photo, taken on May 19, 1954, he is speaking to the Atlantic County Businessmen's Association about a full interchange at the intersection of the White Horse Pike and the Garden State Parkway. Yes, the same one we still occasionally hear about today.

The Galloway Township Historical Society Museum is seeking old pictures, documents or items from Galloway’s past. The Historical Society will scan and copy them. Other items can be loaned or donated to the museum.

The museum is open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday. It is in front of the Municipal Complex, 300 E. Jimmie Leeds Road.

See and Historic Galloway on Facebook to learn more or call 609-287-2440.

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