Leadership

R. S. Baughan New Chief of Norfolk

Issue 1 and Volume 81.

R. S. Baughan New Chief of Norfolk The new chief of the Norfolk. Va., Fire Department is Richard Spencer Baughan, whose portrait is presented herewith. He was appointed to this post last November when Chief Frank C. Petty was demoted to the position of deputy chief, upon his own request, owing to ill health. Chief Baughan was born in James City County, Virginia, on January 24, 1884. He first became identified with the Norfolk Fire Department in 1910, being appointed a hoseman on July 1 of that year He served in this capacity until October 19, 1921, when he was detailed to the chief’s office as secretary to the Fire Division. His first promotion came when he was made captain on June 12, 1922. Four years later, on December 27, 1926, he was again advanced, this time to deputy chief. This post he held until he became chief of the…

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