Leadership

Fire Commissioner Lantry Resigns.

Issue 7 and Volume 43.

Fire Commissioner Lantry Resigns. Francis James Lantry, fire commissioner of New York city, has resigned, and the mayor has accepted his resignation. In his letter to Mayor McClellan announcing his intention to resign, Mr. Lantry writes as follows as to his work in the fire department: “I have brought to the performance of the duties of that office all of the same effort and energy and such administrative ability as I possess, if anything even in a greater degree, and have prided myself on the fact that I have brought that department to such a state of efficiency and had succeeded in establishing such an esprit de corps in the uniformed force as would serve as an absolute guarantee that this city possesses, as I conscientiously believe, the best fire department in the world. During the past few weeks, however, through circumstances beyond my, if not beyond all human control,…

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