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                                  UNITED STATES
                             WASHINGTON, D. C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
                     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
                         Securities Exchange Act of 1934

        Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 21, 2005

                          SOUTH JERSEY INDUSTRIES, INC.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

                            (Commission File Number)

         New Jersey                                    22-1901645
   (State of incorporation)                 (IRS employer identification no.)

                 1 South Jersey Plaza, Folsom, New Jersey 08037
          (Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

                                 (609) 561-9000
              (Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to
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           Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Item 8.01. Other Events.   

         On April 21, 2005, at its reorganization meeting, South Jersey
Industries' board of directors elected Edward J. Graham as board chairman. He
will continue to serve as the company's president and chief executive officer.

         Graham, who joined the company in 1981, has held a variety of senior
executive positions in SJI and its subsidiaries. In 2003, the board named Graham
as president of South Jersey Gas, South Jersey Resources and Marina Energy; and,
president and chief operating officer of SJI. In 2004, he became president and
CEO of South Jersey Gas and SJI and elected to SJI's board of directors in early

         SJI's board also named W. Cary Edwards as its lead independent
director, responsible to chair meetings of the independent directors when the
chairman is not present.

         Sheila Hartnett-Devlin,CFA was named by the board as the chairman of
its audit committee.

         A copy of the press release announcing the board reorganization is 
attached as Exhibit 99 hereto.

Item 9.01.    Exhibits

(c)  Exhibits

Exhibit Number       Description   

    99               Press release issued by South Jersey Industries dated 
                     April 21, 2005.


         Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

                              SOUTH JERSEY INDUSTRIES, INC.

Date: April 21, 2005          By:  /s/ David A. Kindlick                  
                                   David A. Kindlick
                                   Vice President & Chief Financial Officer