Leadership

JOHN M. DIVEN DEAD

Issue 1 and Volume 77.

JOHN M. DIVEN DEAD Secretary of the American Water Works Association for Twenty-Three Years Passes Away in Troy—Made Secretary Emeritus Last Year JOHN M. DIVEN is dead. The Grand Old Man of the water works profession passed away suddenly on the evening of Sunday, January 4. While he had been ailing for about three months and was confined to his home under care of a physician his death was entirely unexpected. He was about the house as usual and about 8 o’clock in the evening he complained of feeling unwell and decided to rest. His symptoms becoming alarming, Mrs. Diven summoned a physician, but Mr. Diven failed to respond to mediual treatment and expired before 9 o’clock. The cause was given as arterio sclerosis. Mr. Diven was horn in Elmira, N. Y., on April 24, 1852. His long and honorable career as a water works man began in November, 1873,…

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