- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

RED BANK, N.J. (AP) - Arthur Kamin, a longtime newspaperman in New Jersey who also served on the Rutgers University board of trustees, has died. He was 84.

He died Tuesday in Red Bank, said his son, Blair. His cause of death was Parkinson’s disease and progressive supranuclear palsy, a rare neurological disorder.

Kamin was editor of The Daily and Sunday Register of Shrewsbury in Monmouth County from 1965 to the mid-1980s. He also was a former president of the New Jersey Press Association and a retired member of the American Society of Newspaper Editors.

Kamin served on Rutgers’ board of trustees from the early 1970s until the early 1990s and was chairman from 1982 to 1985, according to university archives.

He was a 1954 graduate of Rutgers and editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, The Daily Targum.

Kamin joined The Register, then known as the Red Bank Register, in 1956 as a reporter and helped shepherd the paper’s transition from a weekly to a daily in 1959, his son said. He was named the paper’s editor in 1965 and its president in 1971.

After the newspaper stopped operating in 1991, Kamin worked as director of the Bayshore Development Office in the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and taught journalism classes at Rutgers and Monmouth universities and Brookdale Community College.

Memorial services will be private. Donations can be made to the Fair Haven First Aid Squad and the Arthur Z. and Virginia P. Kamin Fund for Journalism Innovation at Harvard, care of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.

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