Leadership

Persons in the News

Issue 8 and Volume 107.

Persons in the News Richardson Chief at Stamford Thomas F. Richardson was sworn in as chief of the Stamford, Conn., Fire Department on June 11, 1954. He succeeds Chief Victor Veit who retired earlier this year at the age of 81, after serving 59 years in the department, 34 years as its head. Chief Richardson was appointed regular fireman in April 1923, and filled various posts as administrative clerk, driver, tillerman, etc., becoming acting captain in June, 1929. He was made captain and administrative clerk of department in November, 1944, which posts he filled until 1951. During this period he served numerous times as acting deputy chief. He was appointed provisional deputy chief Dec. 19, 1951, and in March, 1952, assigned as acting deputy. Later that year he was made permanent deputy chief. On May 4, 1954, he was appointed acting chief of department and designated permanent chief on June…

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