Sheila Oliver, the lieutenant governor of New Jersey, died on Tuesday, one day after being brought to the hospital with an undisclosed illness. She was 71 years old at the time of her death.

“She was not only a distinguished public servant but also our cherished daughter, sister, aunt, friend, and hero,” the Oliver family said in a statement on Tuesday. “Sheila Y. Oliver leaves behind a legacy of dedication, service, and inspiration. We will remember her commitment to the people of New Jersey and her tireless efforts to uplift the community.”

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Who was Sheila Oliver?

Sheila Oliver was an American politician who served as the Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey. She also served in a number of public service capacities during the course of her career and was a member of the Democratic Party.


Sheila Oliver was born on July 14, 1952, and was 71 years old when she died.

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Cause of Death:

Oliver’s family revealed her death on Tuesday, one day after she was hospitalized while acting as governor while Phil Murphy was on vacation. On July 31, she suffered a medical emergency and was rushed to the Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston. Her cause of death was not made public.

Net Worth:

According to CelebsAgeWiki, Sheila Oliver’s income source is mostly from being a successful politician. Currently, her net worth is in the range of $1 Million – $5 Million.


Not a lot of information is available about Sheila Oliver’s personal relationship details.

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From 2018 until her passing in 2023, Sheila Olver served as the second lieutenant governor of New Jersey. She previously represented the 34th legislative district in the New Jersey General Assembly from 2004 until 2018. She was also a member of the Democratic Party and held the position of Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly for two terms, from January 12, 2010, until January 14, 2014.

Oliver was chosen as Phil Murphy’s running mate for lieutenant governor in the Democratic Party’s primary in November 2017 in July. The general election was won by the Murphy/Oliver ticket. On January 16, 2018, Oliver was sworn in as lieutenant governor. In November 2021, the Murphy/Oliver ticket was re-elected.