Leadership

JOHN KENLON, CHIEF NEW YORK FIRE DEPARTMENT

Issue 6 and Volume 50.

JOHN KENLON, CHIEF NEW YORK FIRE DEPARTMENT John Kenlon has been appointed chief of the New York fire department, in succession to Edward F. Croker, who resigned some months ago. In the recent civil service examination, Kenlon headed the list of ten candidates for promotion, with a percentage of 85.08, and in presenting him to the department at the ceremonies in Fire Hall, Mayor Gaynor told the new chief that he had been promoted entirely ou his merits. The three men who followed Kenlon in close order were Joseph B. Martin, 84.70; William Guerin, 81.20; Thomas R. Langford, 82.12. There was a hig crowd in the trial room at headquarters to witness the exercises. Flags had heen draped here and there and hunting covered the chairs reserved for Mayor Gaynor, Joseph Johnson, Jr., lire commissioner; James Creelman, president of the civil service commission, which conducted the examination: ex-chief Croker. and…

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