Leadership

Reilly Fire Commissioner of Boston

Issue 2 and Volume 91.

Reilly Fire Commissioner of Boston William Arthur Reilly took office as Fire Commissioner of the city of Boston on January 4, 1938. He was born in Boston on March 6, 1903, and attended the Lewis Grammar School in Roxbury, the High School of Commerce, and Boston College High School. He graduated from Boston College in the class of 1925. In 1930 he was elected to the Boston School Committee and served as Chairman in 1933 and 1934. He served on the Finance Commission in 1936. He is a member of Jamaica Council, Knights of Columbus, and of the Boston College Alumni Association. He is married and has two children. There were a number of handsome floral tributes in the commissioner’s office at headquarters, 60 Bristol Street, on the day the new head arrived to assume his duties. A host of friends called to pay their respects and to wish him…

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