Persons in the News

Issue 8 and Volume 106.

Persons in the News Chief Wm. Meinheif, of Berkeley, Retires Chief William A. Meinheit, head of the Berkeley, Calif., Fire Department since 1941, retired on August 1, 1953, following a serious illness which struck him last year. One of the most widely known and loved of the nation’s fire chiefs, he combined rare ability with civic enterprise to become one of Berkeley’s best known exponents. He is a past-president of the Pacific Coast Inter-Mountain Association of Fire Chiefs: a director of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, life member of the Berkeley Junior Chamber of Commerce, Native Sons of the Golden West, and innumerable other fire and civic organizations. He joined the fire department March 4, 1914, as a substitute fireman. He was a captain at the time of the disastrous Berkeley fire of 1923, and in 1918 and 1919 he served with the U. S. Army. Throughout World War…

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