Leadership

Chief Priester, Baltimore County, Dead

Issue 9 and Volume 88.

Chief Priester, Baltimore County, Dead Philip G. Priester, Chief of Fire Department, Baltimore County, Md., died August 25, following an operation for an abdominal abscess. He entered the County Fire Department in 1910 and drove the apparatus until 1912, when he was advanced to Superintendent of Machinery. Two lears later he was given the additional title of Assistant Fire Marshal. When Chief James Rittenhou.se, Jr., resigned in 1917, Priester guided the department until January 1, 1918, at which time he was advanced to Chief. He held this post until his death. Chief Priester was operated on at the Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, Md., on July 25. He was later removed to Union Memorial Hospital and on August 21, he was operated on for removal of pus. He was born May 28, 1884, and was educated in the county schools. He held patents on a number of fire equipment designs. Chief Priester…

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