John Whitman, husband of former New Jersey governor, dies

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The husband of former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman has died. John Whitman was 71.



A spokeswoman for the former Republican governor says he died Thursday at Morristown Medical Center.



Spokeswoman Heather Grizzle says John Whitman suffered a catastrophic brain injury in mid-June.



John Whitman was an investment banker who served as New Jersey's first-ever first gentleman.



The former governor says he was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, and the family is heartbroken at his loss.



Funeral arrangements are incomplete.


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