Persons in the News

Issue 2 and Volume 107.

Persons in the News Deignan New Elizabeth Chief Deputy Chief Edward F. Deignan was named Chief of the Eliabeth, N. J., Fire Department January 19th by the Board of Fire Commissioners, to succeed Chief Patrick J. Keelan when the latter retires from his $7,000-a-year-post in March. Reading Has Youngest Chief Reading, Pa., elected the youngest fire chief in its history, in December, when Russell C. Bowers, assistant chief won out over Francis G. Drexler, also an assistant fire chief. The election was held by delegates from the 14 Reading fire companies at the Firemen’s Union, for a successor to Edward C. Dell, who died Dec. 2. Bowers has been assistant from the district north of Penn Street since 1947. Drexler represented the district south of Penn. Bowers has been a fireman since 1934 when he joined the Neversink Co. He is the eighth chief of the Reading Fire Department. N.…

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