Swanborough Heads IAFC

Issue 12 and Volume 117.

Swanborough Heads IAFC Chief R. F. Swanborough, Hamilton, Ont., was elected president of the International Association of Fire Chiefs during the recent 91st Annual Conference held at Houston, Tex., October 19-22. He succeeds Chief Raul Gandara. Puerto Rico, and is the second successive president from without the continental United States. Chief Adrian J. Meyers, Grand Rapids, Mich., was named first vice president and Chief Lester R. Schick, Davenport, Iowa, was elected second vice president in a spirited contest. Chief G. A. Mitchell, Opelika, Ala., was reelected treasurer. A surprise was the announcement by General Manager B. Richter Townsend that he was submitting his resignation effective October 30. A complete report of the conference will be carried in the January issue.

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