New Fire Commissioner Appointed at Chicago

Issue 24 and Volume 75.

New Fire Commissioner Appointed at Chicago Joseph F. Connery has been appointed by Mayor Dever of Chicago as fire commissioner of that city to succeed John F. Cullerton. The consideration of Mr. Connery’s name by the Mayor was not known until the day it was announced, June 3. The nomination of Mr. Connery will be sent to the state council for its action June 11, when the fire department re-organization ordinances are to become effective. Mr. Connery was formerly county recorder of Cook County, and is a well known citizen of Chicago. He is a trustee of the cemetery association and in this capacity has been working with several” prominent citizens of the city, including Chauncey Keep, Cyrus Bentley, Edward A. Hamill, Charles L. Hutchinson, Charles H. Wacker, Henry A. Blair, William R. Manierre, Potter Palmer and Martin A. Ryerson. All of these gentlemen, according to Mayor Dever, have testified…

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