Leadership

Obituaries

Issue 12 and Volume 110.

Obituaries John L. Husman John L. Husman, 79, former vice president of American District Telegraph Company, died of a heart attack on November 11 in Alhambra, Calif. Engaged in the company’s public relations activities for many years, Mr. Husman was a well-known and popular figure in insurance circles. He retired on January 1, 1951, after more than 52 years in which he contributed immeasurably to the widespread use of electric protection services and the phenomenal growth of the ADT organization. A native of Shakopee, Minn., he began his career in 1898 by digging post holes for Western Union in Minneapolis. Later, working with ADT, he advanced rapidly through a number of responsible positions and was elected a vice president in 1928. Former Chief A. R. Berger Albert H. Berger, 58, former chief of the Georgetown, Conn., Volunteer Fire Company for 17 years, took his own life with a 22-calibre revolver…

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