Persons in the News

Issue 12 and Volume 101.

Persons in the News Chief Brophy Will Retire Chief Fire Marshal Thomas P. Brophy, who since 1907 has been in the Fire Marshal’s office of the New York Fire Department, and who has headed the Bureau since 1915, has indicated his intention to retire from active service. Said to have investigated more than 100,000 fires in the course of his tenure, Tom, as he is known to a wide circle of friends in the police and fire services, played an active part in hundreds of spectacular disasters and unusual fires. Among the disasters he was called upon to probe were the Black Tom explosion, the French liner “Normandie” and the Cocoanut Grove fires. Tom Brophy, who celebrated his 68th birthday in 1948, has had enough. He says he has no plans for the future other than to “take it easy.” Fire – Commissioner Frank J. Quayle has appointed Acting Deputy…

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