Leadership

William E. McGraw Now Chief at Detroit

Issue 16 and Volume 62.

William E. McGraw Now Chief at Detroit William E. McGraw, assistant chief of the Detroit, Mich., fire department for the past three years, was appointed chief of the department at a meeting of the fire commission on September 20. He takes the place left vacant by the retirement, two months ago, of Chief Brokerick. Since that time Assistant Chief McGraw has been acting chief. Chief McGraw joined the city’s fire fighting force in January, 1873, but resigned the following year and did not re-enter the department again until 1878. In 1884 he was made captain of a ladder company, and on July 1, 1904, he was appointed acting chief of the Sixth battalion. He was made assistant chief in May, 1914. His record from the time he entered the department in 1884 to the present date shows Chief McGraw to be an executive of unusual efficiency, and the continuation of…

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