Leadership

POLITICAL BATTLE IN NEW YORK SWAYS SELECTION OF COMMISSIONER

Issue 10 and Volume 79.

POLITICAL BATTLE IN NEW YORK SWAYS SELECTION OF COMMISSIONER New Fire Department Appointee Is Brooklyn Borough Man Office a Plum for Political Boss of That Section NEW YORK CITY has a new fire commissioner. He is John J. Dorman, first lieutenant of political boss John H. McCooey of Brooklyn. Personally popular and of strong physique Mr. Dorman is standard bearer of the John J. Dorman Democratic Club, a director in a bank, an organizer of a home owners’ association in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, an Elk, a Knight of Columbus, a Moose, an organization man and a “Hail Fellow Well Met.” He is 50 years of age. Commissioner Dorman’s selection for the important post of commissioner of the fire department of the City of Yew A’ork was the culmination of one of the most acrimonious internal battles within the Democratic Party in Yew A’ork. For eight years past the…

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