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Buff and Jersey Blue

Buff and Jersey Blue: New Jersey State Colors

Adopted on September 30, 1965.

The New Jersey State flag displays the official State colors. The State seal is presented in Jersey blue on a buff background. The colors were chosen by General George Washington in 1779, after he was headquartered in New Jersey during the Revolutionary war. These were the military colors used by the New Jersey troops. The colors Buff and Jersey Blue were adopted on September 30, 1965.

New Jersey State Colors: Buff and Jersey Blue

These colors, Buff and Jersey Blue, dominate the state flag.

Chapter 170, Laws of New Jersey

Approved September 30, 1965

Introduced February 15, 1965

AN ACT establishing the official colors of the State of New

BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State
of New Jersey:

The official colors of the State of New Jersey for use
on the state flag and for other purposes shall be buff and
Jersey blue.

For the purposes of this act the specifications,
references and designations for the official colors of the
State are as follows:

Jersey Blue (Cable No. 70087, royal blue. The Color
Association of the United States, Inc.)

Buff (Cable No. 65015, US Army buff. The Color
Association of the United States, Inc.)

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