Before his appointment to the Commission in July 1979, Mr. Reiche served as Chairman of the first New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission for six years. He had previously served in a variety of Republican Party positions, including eight years as a Republican County Committeeman. An attorney specializing in tax law, Mr. Reiche graduated from Columbia University Law School in 1959 and received a Master of Laws Degree in Taxation from New York University in 1966. He also holds an A.B. Degree from Williams College and a Masters Degree in Foreign Affairs from George Washington University. From 1970 to 1972, Mr. Reiche served as a member of New Jersey Governor William T. Cahill's blue ribbon Tax Policy Committee. He was a partner in the Princeton law firm of Smith, Stratton, Wise and Heher from 1964 until his 1979 appointment to the Commission. He served as Commission Chairman in 1982.